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New clothing brand mixes bohemian culture with Egyptian heritage

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”

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Reviving royal chocolate beverages

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo

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Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

  /  October 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

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University students creating and launching android apps

  /  October 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

TREE student programme training undergraduates to produce mobile applications

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Reshaping body image

  /  October 18, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

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Struggling for Vegetarianism

  /  October 2, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Vegetarians subject to social pressure in Egypt

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Egypt’s alternative therapists

  /  September 29, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Energy therapy techniques are used to treat most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others

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Students propose recycled building material as solution to slum housing problem

  /  September 25, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Development project aims to build a community centre out of cheap, durable material

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British embassy gives vulnerable children a sheep as a gift

  /  September 25, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Ambassador hosts 50 children from Cairo-based NGO in his official residence

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Giving eyeglasses a ‘second life’

  /  September 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses

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Egyptian diver breaks world record for deepest scuba dive

  /  September 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Ahmed Gabr reaches depth of 332.35 metres in 14 hours

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In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

  /  September 18, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Syrian refugees in 6th of October City create a market of Syrian goods and food

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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  /  5 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  /  22 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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