#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

by Rana Elhawary

Earlier this week, we reported which Middle Eastern locations were lighting up blue to commemorate autism awareness, and because we believe in the importance of using our platform to effectuate change; today, we are here in an effort to change perceptions and minds regarding autism.     Autism is a disorder resulting from of a […]

Thousands of Commuters Leave Cars Behind for #DubaiCarFreeDay

Thousands of Commuters Leave Cars Behind for #DubaiCarFreeDay

Living in the Middle East, you sadly kind of get used to all the pollution that comes out of cars. Dubai, on the other hand, refuses to accept that fact and is bringing its 8th annual Car Free Day back on February 5th.     More than 1,500 organisations are expected to ditch their cars for a […]

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

By Hady El Hady

  Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. And while the disorder is estimated to affect around 21.7 million people worldwide, there’s A LOT of people who don’t even know about it, especially in Egypt. […]

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

In a country where discrimination, ignorance and stereotyping seem to dominate, people on the autism spectrum often end up being excluded from society. Due to misconceptions regarding autism, people automatically assume that an autistic person is incapable of communicating or thriving in any field of work. The condition has an extremely wide range, where every affected […]

One Fact about Breast Cancer that Could Save Your Life

One Fact about Breast Cancer that Could Save Your Life

If detected early, breast cancer has a 98% curable rate. An impressive and worrying statistic at the same time. Worrying because, according to a study released last year in The Lancet, in the Middle East and North Africa, breast cancer appears at a more advanced stage and with larger tumors compared to the rest of the […]

6 Celebrities Who Survived Breast Cancer

6 Celebrities Who Survived Breast Cancer

Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are trying to do everything we can to inspire women all around the world. We are sharing with you a number of celebrities who have gone thorough the battle against breast cancer and survived. Each and every one of their stories stands for something, showing us that […]

The Rubble Bucket Challenge: Gaza’s Response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Rubble Bucket Challenge: Gaza’s Response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  Gaza-based journalist Ayman Aloul has offered the world an alternative to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge making the social media rounds: The Rubble Bucket Challenge. “This challenge is not for specific people but for all people who sympathize with the Palestinian people,” he says in the short video. “The use of water is more […]

Understanding Depression in Kuwait

Understanding Depression in Kuwait

(Via) Here’s a story about a 16-year-old Kuwaiti girl who was found dead in her home. How did she die? She hung herself in the bathroom after being expelled from school. Although the details of her story is still unknown, investigators working on this case have officially concluded that the girl suffered from depression. Although […]

Breast Awareness and Self Exam

Whatever your age, size or shape it’s important to take care of your breasts. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, so it’s important to look after your breasts by being breast aware and performing a breast self exam. A woman can notice changes by being aware of how her breasts normally look […]