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10 Books on Self-Improvement Every Arab Should Read Before Turning 30

10 Books on Self-Improvement Every Arab Should Read Before Turning 30

By Yostina Yacob

Adulting is hard, and growing up is even harder. Here are ten titles that aim to make the journey easier:     10. How to Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs by Paul Rega   With the colossal unemployment crisis the Arab world has been facing these past few years, the job market has […]

This New Egyptian Organic Beauty Brand Is Exactly What Your Skin Needs

This New Egyptian Organic Beauty Brand Is Exactly What Your Skin Needs

by Marwa Aziz

A new Egyptian beauty brand -inspired by nature, and not tested on animals- has just entered the world of organic and natural beauty products, with the aim of transforming every woman’s daily beauty routine into a 100% all natural and nourishing one.   The brand’s name is Urban Ducks. The word urban is used to […]

Hotel in Bahrain Encourages Parents to Bond with Their Little Ones in the Cutest Way Possible

Hotel in Bahrain Encourages Parents to Bond with Their Little Ones in the Cutest Way Possible

by Rasha Marzouk

Bonding with your little ones may not necessarily be the easiest thing in the world. Sometimes they want to play and all you want to do is watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta — your schedules sometimes seem to never align.   Well, if you happen to be in Bahrain, you might want to postpone […]

This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

by Marwa Khalifa

The short movie titled ‘Al – Sanyora’ (a term which in Egyptian dialectic connotes a young woman) begins with a shot of a woman, speaking directly to the camera, and saying “I am still very young, or I am still relatively young. I was very shocked, however, when I saw the first white hair appear, […]

This International Artist’s Latest Album Is an Ode to War-Torn Syria

This International Artist’s Latest Album Is an Ode to War-Torn Syria

by Marwa Aziz

With a striking figure, oversized sunglasses and mustache, jalabiya and keffiyeh, prolific Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman has been taking the west by storm. A famous Syrian expat who started his impressive career trajectory as a wedding singer in 1994 in Syria, Souleyman, was introduced to the west four years ago, before civil war broke out in Syria.   […]

Here Is What I’ve Come to Learn About Love

Here Is What I’ve Come to Learn About Love

By Nadia Aly

It goes without saying that people change as they get older. What I have come to notice regarding this change is the fact that people who go through it, often find themselves mocking their previous understandings of ideas like love, friendship, knowledge, education, etc. Out of all of these, however, I find that my definition […]

Secrets Egyptian Gym Trainers Will Never Ever Tell You

Secrets Egyptian Gym Trainers Will Never Ever Tell You

by Nesrine El-Shehy

  If you’re expecting fitness tips and tricks, this is the wrong article for you. This article is about me getting my Nancy Drew outfit on and asking gym trainers all over Cairo to share their secrets that they’ve always wanted to take off of their chests but never did.     I hate it […]

The Fitness Beast: Everything You Need to Know About Heba Ali

The Fitness Beast: Everything You Need to Know About Heba Ali

by Noha Khalifa

Meet Heba Ali, the Arab-American She-Hulk with a passion for fitness that is transforming lives and propelling her into entrepreneurship.   The New Jersey resident isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill personal trainer. Why, you say? Well, Ali does things differently. In this article, we’ll give you some reasons as to why we believe she is an […]

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

by Ali Khalifa

My name is Ali Khalifa, I am 17-years old. According to the BMI system, I am obese. I have been overweight for over 10 years now. This means that I have hands on experience with the bullying that anyone in my shoes will have likely experienced. I have made the conscious decision, however, to not allow […]

You’ll Never Guess the Country with the Fastest Internet in the Arab World

You’ll Never Guess the Country with the Fastest Internet in the Arab World

by Karima Gahsh

I don’t know about you, but the Internet is pretty cool. Like, so cool that I cannot live without it. In fact, it’s possibly the most important thing in my life — and other people’s lives. Which is why my heart was struck with terror when I stumbled upon this new study from English cable […]