Thoughts & Insights

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Why Having a Bucket List Is Actually Really Good for You

Why Having a Bucket List Is Actually Really Good for You

By Shereen Ashraf

  People usually talk about how bucket lists are inspiring because they push you to do things you never thought you could do, but have you ever thought about how more inspiring a reverse bucket list could be? What’s that? Well, instead of writing the things you want to do, you write down the things […]

6 Millennial Jobs Your Arab Parents Will Never Ever Get

6 Millennial Jobs Your Arab Parents Will Never Ever Get

by Nadine Arab

The generation of our parents grew up to become victims of a very common tradition of ours. The tradition entails being not good enough if you don’t get high grades and end up in med school. However, generation Y, known as the millennials, were rebellious enough to defy society’s set of unwritten rules. They refused […]

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

Why It’s So Important for Every Arab to Watch This TV Show

Why It’s So Important for Every Arab to Watch This TV Show

There is a TV series that I have become addicted to lately, and I am here to tell you why watching this show is a pursuit that is worth every Arab’s time . The show -called the Handmaid’s Tale- is based on a novel under the same title by author Margret Atwood. The show’s plot […]

Egyptian Urban Legends That Are Scarier Than Halloween

Egyptian Urban Legends That Are Scarier Than Halloween

By Sara Abdelazim

Egyptians, with their love for drama and good stories, have a bucket-full of urban legends about genies, ghouls, ghosts and all sorts of creatures that’ll keep you up at night. These folkloric tales are deeply rooted in our culture and are passed down through generations upon generations of wide-eyed earnest listeners. Here are a few of […]

Why Do Women Stay With Cheating Men?

Why Do Women Stay With Cheating Men?

by Rasha Mansour

I remember when I was in my early twenties and I would hear of this man, or that man, you know, the ones who cheat on their wives — and my response would be quite simple: why doesn’t she just leave? Why does she put up with this? The feedback I would always get would […]

7 Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Give You the Creeps

7 Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Give You the Creeps

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 (especially during Halloween season); 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 […]

Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Living in Dubai is considered a dream for a huge portion of Earth’s population. Although many people claim that the city is overly futuristic and artificial, it remains the closest thing we have to a Utopia — at least in the region.   One of the main concerns parents think of when living in Dubai […]

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

by Nadine Arab

A group of black British Muslims just launched a series of videos exploring stories and dialogue around being black and Muslim in Britain. The global launch of the web series was on the 4th, celebrating Black History month.     Even though the African Muslim community in the UK represents about 10% of its Muslim […]

6 Reasons That Prove Egyptians and Italians Are Literally the Same

6 Reasons That Prove Egyptians and Italians Are Literally the Same

by Nadine Arab

You probably heard about how Mediterranean countries have so much in common. Well, that is true, but if there’s one country in particular that shares so much with Egypt, it’s Italy. Yes, it’s true that Italy is Europe’s Egypt, and we’re pretty much similar to Italians — they just wear better shoes.   Below are […]

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