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Nina Awad


Nina is an aspiring Egyptian writer and journalist. She's a caffeine junkie who lends her voice to animal rights and welfare and is also a proud feminist and child advocate. She dreams big and is committed to prove the cynics wrong.

Standout Speakers from TEDxBUE 2014

Standout Speakers from TEDxBUE 2014

Last week was the British University of Egypt’s edition of TEDx. It was a long, long drive there in the blistering heat and, to be honest, if I were a student there, I wouldn’t bother going. My favorite – and I cracked up every time it happened – was when the speakers would exceed the […]

Guide to Spas in Cairo

Guide to Spas in Cairo

Whether it’s because of the heat or the highly stressful life you lead, you deserve to relax, wind down and get pampered. Nothing will soothe your mind and soul like a relaxing massage, leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed. To help with the stress, you have got to visit some of these spas. Take the day off and […]

Skype Weddings Are a Thing Now

Skype Weddings Are a Thing Now

You can now say your marriage “I dos” via Skype. All you need is high speed internet and voila, you’re married. A Saudi Arabian man living in the U.S. married a young woman in the KSA via the voice-over-IP service earlier this month. The ceremony was conducted by Sheikh Fawaz Al Nafeei after he made […]

4 Arab Celebrities Who Have Been Arrested

4 Arab Celebrities Who Have Been Arrested

A few days ago, James Kottak, drummer for the Scorprions, was arrested for slandering Islam and apparently mooning a group of people in Dubai’s airport in a drunken tantrum. Kottak pleaded guilty to drinking alcohol without a license but denied the other two charges and stated that they did not, at all, happen. This made […]

6 Reasons to Appreciate Belly Dancing

6 Reasons to Appreciate Belly Dancing

Originating from the Middle East, belly dancing is not just about shaking one’s booty and pillows – it’s an art. Practitioners are everywhere, from Asia to the UK to Australia. Belly dancing has taken over the world of dance with a bang. Belly dancing or ”Ra2s Sha3bi” is part of our culture. It’s part of […]

9 Reasons Why Egyptian Girls Need Punching Bags

9 Reasons Why Egyptian Girls Need Punching Bags

All girls need a punching bag, especially us Egyptian ladies. We go through things on a daily basis that make us just want to beat the living crap out of people, literally. Instead of smashing someone’s face however, we usually just keep all our anger bottled up inside and go ballistic later in one way […]

9 Most Annoying Things Arab Hipsters Say

9 Most Annoying Things Arab Hipsters Say

Arab hipsters are everywhere nowadays and all of them pretty much get on my nerves. I mean, they pretend to dislike certain things only to look hip, follow cool but not too cool fashion trends and music, and they try way too hard to be different just so they can pretend they’re not in the ”in […]

George Clooney Gets Engaged to British Lebanese Lawyer

George Clooney Gets Engaged to British Lebanese Lawyer

Heads up ladies – George Clooney is officially off the market. The Oscar-winning heartthrob is said to have proposed to Amal Alamuddin, a British Lebanese lawyer. Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, 36, have been dating since October of last year. Alamuddin specializes in humanitarian law with a focus on international issues – a great match for […]

Sheikh Issues Fatwa Allowing Men to Abandon Raped Wife

Sheikh Issues Fatwa Allowing Men to Abandon Raped Wife

“You can leave your wives to be raped if your life is in danger” This is the newly released fatwa by Sheikh Yasser Borhami, a Salafist preacher and Vice President of Al-Daawa Movement, the Salafist Islamic movement that helped create the Nour Party in 2011. Yes, you read correctly –  this man publicly compared getting […]

Guinness World Record for Skydiving Broken in Dubai

Guinness World Record for Skydiving Broken in Dubai

Last Monday, French duo Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen jumped off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, breaking the Guinness World Record for skydiving with a 828 meter jump. Burg Khalida is the tallest building in the world, earning Reffet and Fugen the Guinness title of “highest base jump from the tallest building in the world”. […]

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