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We Asked Egyptians What Their Weirdest Habits Are, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Egyptians What Their Weirdest Habits Are, and Here’s What They Said

by Abdulhameed Afifi

Most of us, if not all, think we’re unique, but let’s be honest: we aren’t. Even the actual idea of thinking you’re unique is inherently not unique. While a lot of us have a few weird quirks here and there — and maybe a few really are exclusive to you (please do share with me) […]

We Asked Egyptian Men Why They Cheated on Their Wives and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Egyptian Men Why They Cheated on Their Wives and Here’s What They Said

Before we embark on this journey together, let us first define what cheating is; because apparently to some, cheating is a relative term. Our definition of cheating in this article is when a person breaks the limits that were established with their partner. Now that we’re over the definition, let’s talk about the experts at […]

How Does One Deal with Being Betrayed by a Parent?

How Does One Deal with Being Betrayed by a Parent?

by Andrew Rafik

  That was the day I grew up. The day I stopped being a 16-year-old teenager and became a 16-year-old man. The revelation took my breath away. I tried so hard not to smash the bathroom mirror as I stood there by myself, looking at my reflection, feeling betrayed, with a voice in my head […]

Please Stop Showering Everyone’s Timeline with Unwanted Judgement

Please Stop Showering Everyone’s Timeline with Unwanted Judgement

by Mohamed Rashed & Rana Elhawary

Responsible citizens are taking it upon themselves to end the so-called indecencies plaguing Egyptian society. Indeed, our Facebook timelines have become flooded with posts that criticize “the alarming state of immorality” that our society has reached.   Such citizens have taken as evidence of this immorality everything pertaining to Sahel. From criticizing revealing swimsuits, to […]

A Girl’s Guide to Discussing the Future with Her Man

A Girl’s Guide to Discussing the Future with Her Man

By: Rana Awadalla

When you’ve been dating your boyfriend for a while, and you feel like it’s time to take the big step, a serious conversation is often due and necessary. You have to be prepared, however, that  – once you have this conversation – you may very well realize that the two of you are looking to […]

Egyptian Man Shares His Two Cents on Avoiding Being Cheated On By Your Husband

Egyptian Man Shares His Two Cents on Avoiding Being Cheated On By Your Husband

Infidelity is every girlfriend, fiancee and wife’s nightmare. You can be married to the most loyal and decent man, and still get the shock of your life by finding out about a mistress or another wife years later. No one is safe, women or even men.     Let’s not forget how husbands reacted last […]

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

Thanaweya Amma – Egypt’s public and national high school system – is expected to release final GPAs on the 20th of July. The process of Thanaweya Amma’s final exams, alongside the results of the students who participated are annual phenomenons, intensely followed by everyone in Egypt.     Indeed, ‘El Tansee2’ – the process used […]

Why Moms Shouldn’t Give Flying Effs About What Others Think of Their Summer Body

Why Moms Shouldn’t Give Flying Effs About What Others Think of Their Summer Body

  Summer can be a pain when moms realize that they have to flaunt it all on the beach. While some choose to cover it all up, others choose to enjoy their beach experience, wear swimsuits and go for a swim or simply build sand castles with their kids.   I can tell you, it […]

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

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Selecting the career path that you will pursue is a more challenging prospect nowadays, then it was say 15 years ago. This is largely because our generation is one that has access to more information and knowledge than all previous generations. This consequently means that we are a generation that is much more likely going […]

10 Signs Your Coffee Addiction Is Completely out of Hand

10 Signs Your Coffee Addiction Is Completely out of Hand

by Madonna Victor

Coffee is glorious, but sometimes our obsession with it gets out of control.     1. You always want more     “Fengan wa7ed la yakfy”       2. You try to reduce your intake but you just CAN’T     “El edman yadoq el abwab fe ay wa2t”       3. You […]