Find out Why We Just Fell in Love with Omar Samra All over Again

Find out Why We Just Fell in Love with Omar Samra All over Again

Embrace the new year! Wishing you all a super end to the year. Ad Astra 🙂 A photo posted by Omar Samra 🚀 عمر سمره (@omarsamra) on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:14am PST   The world felt like a better place after everyone heard Ryan Gosling’s acceptance speech. The handsome La La Land actor thanked […]

Leading US Home and Lifestyle Channel HGTV Launches in MENA

Leading US Home and Lifestyle Channel HGTV Launches in MENA

by Charley Parker

  Leading US home and lifestyle channel HGTV launched yesterday across the Middle East and North Africa on the BeIN network (channel 118). The company also published a brand new website with design tips and property advice tailored specifically to viewers in the new region.   The website, HGTVarabia.com, showcases a wide array of home inspiration […]

A US Fitness Magazine Featured a Hijabi Woman on the Cover for the First Time

A US Fitness Magazine Featured a Hijabi Woman on the Cover for the First Time

You might have noticed something different about the October issue of Women’s Running magazine. Well, for the first time in the history of fitness and health magazines in the US, the cover star is wearing a hijab. Who is, you say? She’s Rahaf Khatib, a 32-year-old Syrian-American who is a hijabi marathoner that lives in Michigan with […]

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

  As a public, we’ve followed Omar Samra’s journey since he first captured our imaginations and made our hearts burst with pride, standing atop the world’s tallest peak hoisting the Egyptian flag. Since then, we’ve celebrated with him, mourned with him, and followed along as he conquered the globe’s most arduous destinations and life’s most challenging lessons. This April, […]

32 Inspiring Things Arabs Can Learn from Muhammad Ali

32 Inspiring Things Arabs Can Learn from Muhammad Ali

  Muhammad Ali has left this world. A poet, a civil rights champion, a proud Muslim and, oh yes, “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all time, Ali was also revered for his quick wit and outspokenness, which made him an oft-quoted public figure. “I would like to be remembered as a man who won the […]

Viral Visual: It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Purpose

Viral Visual: It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Purpose

By Alia Atef

Deciding to quit something that you love and you’re good at is very hard; deciding to quit while you’re on top and actually successful could be the hardest thing you ever decide to do. That being said, it’s almost unheard of because people tend to stick with something until they’re pushed out — it’s like […]

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

With good news coming out Palestine becoming unfortunately rare, one Palestinian’s story offers a glimmer of hope for anyone with a dream. Despite coming from a country constantly being pulled apart, Sani Sakakini has not only made a name for himself on the court, he’s managed to put Palestinian sports on the radar. The 6’9” […]

Why Do We Have to Have All the Answers?

Why Do We Have to Have All the Answers?

  We live our lives constantly thinking of the future, expecting to have all the answers. We’re expected to decide at a young age what we want to spend our entire lives doing and decide what to study accordingly, when all we really care about at that age is what the latest movies are in […]

#RelationshipGoals: Lovely Old Couples of ‘Humans of New York’

#RelationshipGoals: Lovely Old Couples of ‘Humans of New York’

By Merna Aboul-Ezz

Nowadays, people perceive relationships as a mentally-exhausting experience. With all the jealousy, arguments, lame fights and break-ups, love is now considered an attempt to lose one’s independence and freedom. While this might be true to some extent, since you consent to sharing your life with someone else, it does not have to be tiring. Actually, […]

Eargasm: 8 Florence + The Machine Songs To Power Your Run

Eargasm: 8 Florence + The Machine Songs To Power Your Run

By Merna Aboul-Ezz

There’s nothing like good music to power your workout. I personally listen to these songs while running and they work great, especially with their encouraging lyrics.     1. “Drumming Song”   I ran to a tower where the church bells chime I hoped that they would clear my mind They left a ringing in […]

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