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Dear Arab Husbands, Here Are 5 Things Women Really Want For Mother’s Day

Dear Arab Husbands, Here Are 5 Things Women Really Want For Mother’s Day

Via Katrina Elgahsh

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and every child and husband is suffering from the annual dilemma. What do I get her? What does she really want? Another perfume or bag, maybe? No honey, we don’t want expensive designer handbags, perfumes, a rice cooker or an airfryer.   We all love our husbands and […]

8 Amazing Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Get Her in Cairo

8 Amazing Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Get Her in Cairo

Mother’s Day gifts can be hard to get right. You want to get her a gift that’ll express your most sincere love and appreciation for your favorite superhero, but finding something that breaks the clichés can be pretty freakin’ difficult.   If you’re like me, you’ve probably burnt out through all the classics, aka taking her out for […]

Why We All Need to Be More Like Non-Profit Organization ‘Acts of Kindness’

Why We All Need to Be More Like Non-Profit Organization ‘Acts of Kindness’

by Omar ElMezeny

  No feeling can ever compare to making someone else feel happy. Which is why it brings us so much joy to find out that Acts of Kindness exists.   👧❤ #actsofkindness #volunteer #happy #love A post shared by ACTS OF KINDNESS (@acts.of.kindness.movement) on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:15pm PST   Acts of Kindness is […]

How to Save Your Marriage, According to the Ma2zon (Marriage Officiant)

How to Save Your Marriage, According to the Ma2zon (Marriage Officiant)

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 […]

Situations Where Newly Weds Feel #3ady_Khales

Situations Where Newly Weds Feel #3ady_Khales

Okay so, marriage is a big commitment. A very big one. You basically sign a few papers that say for as long as you live, you’re committed to that someone. With those big commitments, come bigger responsibilities. We understand that this might be hard for newly weds, but we’re here to let you know that […]

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

I had a compelling desire to write this review after seeing the movies just mentioned in the title. Not just because both of them are critically acclaimed, but because they’re making movie lovers brave the cold and head towards the multiplexes. I am happy to see people expressing interest and enthusiasm for serious movies after […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

by Mirna Soliman

May god have mercy on your soul & lessen the pain & grief of your family & fiancée. We demand KEIF to be permanently closed down & have all their staff & owners brought to question immediately. A photo posted by Cairo Spots (@cairospots) on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:55am PST   Tragedy struck last […]

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

by Botros ElShehy

بجد شرفتونا و عملتوا اللي عليكوا لاعيبه و جهاز فني و اداري.. احنا معاكوا و وراكوا علي طول ان شاء الله #منتخب_مصر #hamaki #hamakian #egypt A photo posted by Mohamed Hamaki (@hamaki) on Feb 5, 2017 at 2:51pm PST   Last night, the biggest game in Africa took place between Egypt and Cameroon, where twenty […]

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

by Caroline Gergis

  We live in a world that is obsessed and infatuated with weight loss. Stepping on the scale in the morning becomes more than just a habit; it somehow alarmingly sets our mood for the day. Our self-worth is now entirely dependent on our measurements, our waistlines and our pants size. Whether we choose to […]