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150 days around Egypt

  /  September 15, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

University student to spend five months travelling over 8,000 kilometres by bicycle and film his journey

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“The Ice Bucket Challenge” inspires a solidarity campaign with Gaza

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Instead of ice water, a stand-up comedian used sand and dust to raise awareness about the Gaza situation

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A wise man’s advice on love through theatre in medieval Cairo

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of love

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Rolling with Cairo’s first roller derby team

  /  September 4, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Interview with Angie Marie, co-founder of CaiRollers

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Cosmetic surgery: Between medical ethics and ‘posthumanism’

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Surgeons are part of system promoting “a culture that pathologises the body”, experts say

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‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

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The food explorer

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Cairene sets out to find and review Egypt’s best eats on new website “MostakshFood”

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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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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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Making a living on the street

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

92% of Egypt’s 5 million street vendors operate without a license

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AIDS-related deaths double in Egypt

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

Less than 20% of infected Egyptians have access to treatment, according to a new report from UNAIDS

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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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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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Are arranged marriages less happy?

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 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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Ramadan desserts go global

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Egyptian pastry chefs, have started putting this twist on traditional Ramadan desserts such as Konafa and Atayef, a trend driven, in part, by creative marketing, and reflecting changes in the Egyptian diet.

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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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Gallup ranks Egypt ‘third most negative country’, but silver linings remain

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty, what makes Egyptians feel optimistic?

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New app fights black market pharmaceuticals

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

A group of young Egyptian programmers, who call themselves GENU, has developed a smartphone application that can differentiate between genuine and fake drugs

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Ramadan beneath the surface: Fish at Farag since Farouk times

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Ramadan provides an annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best meals for the hungry, fasting crowd. The food business thrives as customers line up to find a seat in dinner halls, fast food outlets and “shaaby chic” kitchens. But there are other establishments to choose from once you’re done with lengthy family dinners at home: local places only known by name and neglected by reviewers. We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Deaths from cancer and heart disease climb

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Because of political uncertainty, Egypt is struggling to address the issue on nearly every level, from “commitment to action to implementation”, WHO officials say

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Ramadan beneath the surface: Cinnamon baasto and gingered coffee

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Ramadan provides an annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best meals for the hungry fasting crowd. The food business thrives as customers line up to find a seat in dinner halls, fast food outlets and ‘shaaby chic’ kitchens.

But there are other establishments to choose from once you’re done with lengthy family dinners at home, local places only known by name and neglected by reviewers. We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Ramadan beneath the surface: Tuk-tuk race in Dar El-Salam

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Syrians come to Egypt seeking refuge, bring shawerma

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Civil war in Syria has led to an increase in Syrian restaurants in Egypt

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Ramadan beneath the surface: El Shabka and the five brothers

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Bites Fel Beit: Balsamic chicken bake with coloured bell peppers

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

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Bites Fel Beit: Summery Lemon Mehalabeya

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

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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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Bites Fel Beit: Gluai Buat Chi

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

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