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Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

by Nadia Ali

“Enty rofaya3a awi, me7taga takli shwaya‘’ is a sentence that I have heard over and over again through out my life, whether at the gym, with my friends, or at a family gathering; as if suddenly people advising me to “akol shwaya” will make me ‘’me2alwaza w merabraba’’ because being skinny is just too ugly […]

Kourtney Kardashian Is in Sahel, and Western Media Won’t Let Egypt Have Its Moment in the Lime Light

Kourtney Kardashian Is in Sahel, and Western Media Won’t Let Egypt Have Its Moment in the Lime Light

Kourtney Kardashian has officially been spotted in Egypt’s North Coast with her Algerian boyfriend Younes Bendjima. Rumor has it that Bendjima and Kourtney came with business mogul Yasine Mansour for his birthday party.     The oldest of the Kardashian siblings, has been spotted at an Egyptian compound – Hacienda Bay – located in Egypt’s […]

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

  Our ultra conservative culture sometimes forces us to listen to very messed up conversations about marriage/pre-marriage experiences. Some of us, including myself, have been forced to listen to them for so long that I genuinely don’t believe I can’t listen anymore. This is a listicle about the things we should not associate ourselves with, […]

13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

by Abdelrahman Omar

When was the last time you read a novel? Novels open our minds’ doors. They allow us to live a lifetime and travel the world, without having to leave the comfort of our own bedrooms. A good novel can tease your imagination, can place you within its characters’ shoes, and can push you to visit […]

Is Miley Cyrus Low-Key Dating an Arab?

Is Miley Cyrus Low-Key Dating an Arab?

by Nadia Aly

The 90s born generation will surely remember growing up and jamming to the tunes of Miley Cyrus. I mean she was just endearing on her infamous TV show Hannah Montana. We can all relate to how nervous we felt for her as she was revealing her double-identity to her best friend Lily. Not to mention […]

5 Wedding Planners Tell Us Why Fayoum Is Their Top Wedding Destination

5 Wedding Planners Tell Us Why Fayoum Is Their Top Wedding Destination

A post shared by Byoum Al Fayoum (@byoumfayoum) on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:19am PDT   Getting engaged and planning a wedding is supposed to be the highlight of your life, right? Often times, though, the stress of planning your wedding can really spoil the excitement.   More and more couples – especially young ones […]

The 7 Most Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Keep You Awake at Night

The 7 Most Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Keep You Awake at Night

Most of the creepiest and haunted stories come from the West, I mean they do have horror movies that dominate the box office every year; movies such as ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘Annabelle’, ‘The Amityville of Horror’ and series such as ‘American Horror Story’ which are based off of true events. And of course, […]

We Asked 15 ‘Other Women’ How They Felt, and Here Is What They Said

We Asked 15 ‘Other Women’ How They Felt, and Here Is What They Said

When someone says ‘Other Woman’ people often have a stereotypical image in mind; an obscene seductress that has no respect for herself nor for other. The truth is, however, not so simple.   While we wish that evil and good people were as easy to tell apart as the colors black and white, this is […]

26 Dance Moves That Were Basically Taught to Every Arab Kid Growing Up

26 Dance Moves That Were Basically Taught to Every Arab Kid Growing Up

Before the Nae Nae and twerking happened, two angels called Hamid ElShaeri and Vanilla Ice landed on earth and showed 80s kids what “cool” and “swag” meant. I will forever say the 80s and 90s were the golden eras of music and embarrassing choreography. Being an Arab kid used to be nothing but practicing dances for birthdays, […]

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

I was recently exposed to a situation, where I found myself having to explain to a several number of older-aged acquaintances that telling their daughters “wait till you are married, and then do X” is a faulty logic. I am not a parent myself, and some may think that this already makes me unqualified when it […]

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