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Truths I’ve Learned About Motherhood in My Baby’s First Year

Truths I’ve Learned About Motherhood in My Baby’s First Year

by Dana Moussa

Hey mothers-to-be, I’ve decided to share my experience on how it was to transition from my I’m-not-a-mom to I’m-actually-a-mom-omg phase. Here’s everything you will know to be true in your first year of motherhood.     You can’t wait until your baby eats solids, but now you want it to stop. You can’t wait until […]

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

  Muslims around the world are welcoming a new sister to their religion — Lindsay Lohan — whom they believe has converted to Islam. Nothing has been confirmed, but what we know is that the Mean Girl actress moved to Dubai and wiped her Instagram account clean and wrote “Alaikum salam” in her bio (meaning […]

How Divorce Can Be the Ultimate Way of Showing Love

How Divorce Can Be the Ultimate Way of Showing Love

by Menna Abu-Zahra

Whenever I think of divorce, I think of a green eyed monster that enters a couple’s life and completely destroys it. I think of broken promises, misery and every single connotation that comes with failing at something that’s too important to just pass by. Yet, I’ve stumbled across a story lately that changed my mind […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

by Menna Abu-Zahra

  As you probably already know, Ryan Gosling just snatched the Best Actor in a Comedy Award at the 2017 Golden Globes. While this came as no surprise to anyone, because, hello have you watched La La Land. What was surprising though, and more importantly very touching was his speech.     After addressing his […]

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

  Turkey hasn’t caught a break in the last month, much like the Middle East. Every time one country begins to breathe a sigh of relief, a bomb or some kind of atrocity happens in a neighboring country. Making this one of the most tumultuous regions in the world.   That being said with all […]

7 Facts About That Blonde Guy You All Are Making Fun Of

7 Facts About That Blonde Guy You All Are Making Fun Of

  I will never understand why it’s still okay to cyberbully people with the whole country backing up thinking that it’s funny or acceptable. It’s one thing to make fun of a weird statement, a live show moment, a music video or a tweet, and a whole other thing when you criticize and humiliate someone for […]

Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Burj Khalifa

Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Burj Khalifa

  On the Burj Khalifa’s seventh birthday, we decided to compile a list of fun facts you probably did not know about the Dubai building.     It’s tallest building in the entire world, obviously     The building stands at 828 meters tall, ruling the city from up above. It’s three times as tall […]

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

  “When a good university friend of mine told me she had suffered from depression in high school, I reacted with skepticism and little understanding: ‘What do you mean, you couldn’t get out of bed in the morning?’” This is a meaningful quote from a text published by Sara Bøgh. A quote, that perfectly summons […]

Things Egyptians Probably Want to Smuggle Inside Ducks

Things Egyptians Probably Want to Smuggle Inside Ducks

  We’re going through a wonderland phase in Egypt where nothing sounds strange anymore, so when we read about a guy smuggling EGP 1,360,000 million inside ducks on his way to Kuwait, we were like meh! Can you please be a bit more creative?   This is a country where we can’t even afford grocery shopping […]

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