Someone Found a Solution to Getting Gum for Change in Egypt and It’s Brilliant

Someone Found a Solution to Getting Gum for Change in Egypt and It’s Brilliant

   You know when you’re at a kiosk or a convenient store in Egypt and you’re buying snacks and the cashier gives you gum for change? Yup, that epidemic might end soon enough with this brilliant new tactic.   A Facebook account has shared a hilarious video of a person who had the aforementioned […]

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

by Fadila El Karrany

Time magazine recently released pictures from their yet to come issue and people were in for a shock – the good kind – because a Muslim woman made it on their cover for the very first time. Women generally – Muslim women specifically – are rejoicing for this major step forwards in the world of […]

Why Do Egypt’s H&M Employees Think It’s Okay to Not Give Us Our Change?

Why Do Egypt’s H&M Employees Think It’s Okay to Not Give Us Our Change?

  We’ve been suffering from an economic crisis in Egypt this past year. Not a single store or product hasn’t increased their prices by at least the double. Even everyone’s favorite retail store, H&M, that once used to be affordable is now ridiculously expensive. Add to that, the fact that employees simply assume you don’t want your […]

3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

It has taken me time to accept the mere fact that the three things contained in this article have happened to me; to people around me, and will probably continue to happen.   Additionally, it has really taken me a while to be able to articulate them, without feeling that doing so would some how […]

Being an Expat: A Curse or a Blessing?

Being an Expat: A Curse or a Blessing?

Nihad Y. Awad

When you get your visa, people start to tell you how fortunate you are, and with green monstrous eyes, they talk about how luck has struck you. Instead, you feel like lightning has struck you instead of luck. A mixture of opposing and confusing feelings starts to roam through your heart and mind. You pack and leave, […]

Is Western Union in Egypt Stealing from Us?

Is Western Union in Egypt Stealing from Us?

  A couple of months ago, I was so angry when Egyptian stores declined to give back change and after writing a viral status about it on Facebook, it turned out that the stores were completely unaware with the problem at hand. It made it just a tiny bit better that the brains behind this […]

Aftermath: Are we Human Enough?

Aftermath: Are we Human Enough?

By M. Baibers It’s funny, loud, and unbearably inconsiderate of one’s self, it doesn’t stop at you, but go with, and it’s called a life. You think you’ve got it all figured out, and the challenges you go through are only part of the fight you were supposed to fight to find the lights shining up above, when […]

8 Tips to Help You Quit a Bad Habit

8 Tips to Help You Quit a Bad Habit

By Laila Gamaleldin

  With the new year just around the corner, it’s time for the whole ‘New Year, new me‘ mentality. But this time, we’re taking it seriously! One common resolution that many people have is wanting to overcome some sort of negative habit. That’s why we’re giving a few friendly tips on how to overcome them. […]

How Social Media Fueled Social Action In 2014

How Social Media Fueled Social Action In 2014

AddThis has released its annual year-end infographic, which sums up the year in social action via social media. They make a bold claim by linking the act of social sharing with empowerment, arguing that social media was used a tool to bring about change in certain key events. Viral hashtags certainly helped to raise awareness […]

How to Cut Your Cursing and Save Money

How to Cut Your Cursing and Save Money

The coin jar. Now I know that it’s more of a joke than a trick – every time you curse, put a coin in the swear jar, etc. But, believe it or not, if you develop such an easy habit of having a coin jar in your room, you can round up the sum by […]