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Amir Karara Squatting with Aly Mazhar on His Back Is the Only Eye Candy You Need in 2017

Amir Karara Squatting with Aly Mazhar on His Back Is the Only Eye Candy You Need in 2017

by Karine El-Tantawy

  There comes a few times in life when we lose the ability to speak and actually become speechless. Today is one of those rare occasions. During the ’80s and ’90s, Egypt has failed to present us with any real male or female eye candy (#SorryNotSorry).   For the past few years, we’ve been witnessing […]

An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

by Mona El-Haddad

Dear Rapist,   It has been quite some time since we talked. I remember a time in my life when you were more than just a rapist to me. You were someone I knew, someone I loved, and someone I deeply cherished. You had a name once. It is really hard to believe that only […]

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

by Marwa Khalifa

A mother, a passionate runner, a marathoner, and a Muslim Syrian born/American woman, Rahaf Khatib, was one of the first hijabis to appear on the cover of an international magazine “Women’s Running”. She is one of the strongest influencers on Instagram, when it comes to issues of health.   Khatib is a true role model […]

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

by Raghda Elsayed

  If you’re engaged, dating, or even single, you’ve probably been given “marriage advice” from all the tantat (aunts) in your life. You’d think a married veteran like tant Madee7a would give you advice that would save your marriage, but it’s just a tad bit hard to believe that “alb el ragel me3deto” (A man’s […]

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 […]