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 […]

10 Egyptian Concepts that Need to Change

10 Egyptian Concepts that Need to Change

People live to marry If you ask Egyptians about the purpose of life, the answer will likely be to work, marry and raise children. Although these things are “means” not an “end”, if someone wants to accomplish different things, or even accomplish them differently, he’d seem odder than any of his family or friends.   […]

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As easy as the word may sound, “TO CHANGE” can be really challenging for most of us. “Changing” means to get out of your comfort zone, to break that illusion of a fence that is always keeping you in the same place and under the same state. What most of us do not know is […]