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Are youth more vulnerable to mental health problems?

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

20% of the world’s population of youth between 14 and 24 suffer from mental health conditions, according to a UN report

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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‘7 Billion Moments’ recorded

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

An amateur photographer starts photography project encouraging people around the world to document their daily routine at a given moment

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Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival. “The Visit” tells the story of read the rest…

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AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately 80% of collected trash

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One year after Rabaa dispersal, Egyptians wrangle psychological trauma

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

In the aftermath of violence, people are more prone to isolation, depression, sleep disorders or even substance abuse, experts say

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In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

  /  August 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

  The number of Egyptians who cannot afford “enough nutritious food” is increasing, one in five Egyptians suffers from food insecurity, according to a new report from international research institute Future Directions.  Another study by read the rest…

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Taking the plunge: Egyptian to dive for world record

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  4 Comments

Diver Ahmed Gabr is preparing for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September – 31.5 metres deeper than any diver on record

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In Egypt, rich and poor equally likely to be overweight

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

As opposed to most low-income countries, there is no link between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of obesity in Egypt, according to a new study

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Egypt beyond the headlines

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Everyday Egypt” shows daily life in the country using instagram photos

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Advertisers appeal to ‘egocentric’ youth culture

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Coca-Cola’s campaign, which was originally launched in Australia, has dramatically changed Coca-Cola’s sales around the globe, especially among teenagers and young adults, according to Ogilvy, the advertising company which designed the original campaign.

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Nailed it

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Salah, an architect, started constructing artwork with nails after quitting her job three years ago to take care of her newborn boy.

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Are arranged marriages less happy?

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A new study suggests women who choose their own husbands experience higher levels of marital satisfaction and are less likely to experience partner violence – but not all experts agree

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Security forces block ‘Art is a Square’ street festival

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The shut down comes two weeks after festival organisers of Al-Fan Midan (Art is a Square) struck a deal with the Ministry of Culture to provide funding and facilitate government clearance

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In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Cairo-based nonprofit Al-Athar Lina converts abandoned historical buildings in into community venues that house art, drama, storytelling and English classes for children in poor neighborhoods

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Kids search for alternatives to omitted children shows

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

After the government pulled programming, children are watching adult series that may expose them to “complex scenes they cannot process”, says AUC professor

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Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Traditional handmade lanterns, the Mesaharaty, TV shows and charades have become the stuff of memories

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Made in Prison

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

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The art of fighting sexual harassment

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Shout Art Loud,” an interactive web documentary produced by the international non profit “Index on Censorship”, explores how art tackles the topic of sexual harassment in Egypt

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A survivor of ‘restriction attempts’, Al-Fan Midan receives monthly culture ministry grant

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Just three months after festival organisers were arrested, accused of violating the Protest Law, Al-Fan Midan has secured funding from the Ministry of Culture

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‘As if I brought it on myself’

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Egyptian women share stories of gender discrimination, harassment, and abuse on BuSSy’s new blog

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Post-Revolution, blasphemy convictions increase – and get more personal

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  13 Comments

Once reserved for public figures, blasphemy charges now levied between friends and neighbours out of “revenge” against “anyone who has different beliefs than that of the majority”, legal experts say

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Putting a face on the ‘Humans of Cairo’

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The photography project is one of hundreds inspired by “Humans of New York”, a Facebook page that features portraits of New Yorkers and personal stories from their lives

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Anti-FGM activists compromise in the face of cultural obstacles

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

72% of FGM procedures in Egypt are conducted by medical professionals, despite World Health Organization opposition

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Photojournalist captures life in Upper Egypt’s quarries

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

More than 20,000 unregistered workers risk life and limb to mine the mountain, often starting work as young as 9 years old

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Mixed media exhibit leaves history open for interpretation

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Artist Taha Belal detaches text and images from their original contexts in newspapers, magazines and books, proposing different narratives

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Landslide leads to Sohag archaeological find

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  17 Comments

Well-preserved underground compartment features relief carvings about the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom, Mentuhotep II

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Young political cartoonists use symbols to fight ‘red lines’

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, cartoonist say it has become more taboo to draw the country’s leaders in an unflattering light

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Dinner at Lulu’s

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Cairo cook teaches culinary arts from home kitchen

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Cook like the Thai

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Cooking tips from the Royal Thai Embassy

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