Here’s Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding Summer Jobs in Egypt

Here’s Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding Summer Jobs in Egypt

By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  The summer season is getting hotter, more fun, and more expensive. If you’re an undergraduate this summer, you will find yourself in a pricey pickle. A lot of undergrads are now trying to have the summer of their lives.   Fortunately, there are a lot of part time jobs that can offer you the flexible hours […]

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 […]

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

We’re Giving Away 10 Passes to Abu Dhabi’s The District, Here’s How You Can Win

We’re Giving Away 10 Passes to Abu Dhabi’s The District, Here’s How You Can Win

  As the beach season comes to an end, The District, a flagship event in this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, is taking place from 18th of August to 17th of September at du Forum, Yas Island.   It’s an event for young people (14 to 23-year-olds) to socialize, play, create, explore, find inspiration, […]

19 Egyptian Teens Share with Us Their Worst Body-Shaming Experiences

19 Egyptian Teens Share with Us Their Worst Body-Shaming Experiences

By Dina Hashish and Laila Gamaleldin

  A week ago, we published an article about people asking parents straight up why their kids are uglier than them. We discussed how these kinds of comments affect children and what they do to their self-esteem. Yet, the reactions we received were unexpected. Some wrote to us saying that Egyptian parents themselves verbally abuse […]

Absolutely Insane Yet True Stories of Five Egyptian Teenagers

Absolutely Insane Yet True Stories of Five Egyptian Teenagers

By Laurine Heidar

Being a teenager is one of the most exciting things ever. Everyone wants to be us! Our generation is by far the weirdest, most creative and loving generation. We live life to the fullest, but sometimes, we eff up BIG TIME! Here are five anonymous, secret stories about five teenagers in Cairo.       […]

20 Things to Do Before Turning 20

20 Things to Do Before Turning 20

By Laila Gamaleldin

When you’re in school, it’s very easy to settle into a mundane routine since you have a very fixed schedule. It’s important to remember to do adventurous things from time to time and achieve your goals while you’re still young and healthy. Here are a few things we think everyone should do before they turn […]

13 Trends Every Egyptian Teenager Was Obsessed With at One Point

13 Trends Every Egyptian Teenager Was Obsessed With at One Point

Trends come and go every day. What’s in one day is out the next and every Egyptian teenager knows this by experience. Growing up, there was a ton of trends that came and went. A few were quite iconic, though. Looking back, most of these seem silly, but at the time they were the coolest […]

15 Struggles Egyptian Teenagers Will Understand

15 Struggles Egyptian Teenagers Will Understand

By Laila Gamaleldin

Adults often look back at their teenage years through nostalgia-filled glasses. They remembers the fun parts — the adventure, the youth, the novelty of everything. What they don’t remember, however, is the lack of freedom and the crazy rules. Here are a few struggles all teenagers living in Egypt can relate to.     Privacy? […]