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October 2015

Understanding Different Types of Design

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You know when you walk into a room and fall in love with its style? You don’t know what it is or what it’s called, but you like what you see. Interior design is a world filled with colors, materials, textures, and lighting that merge together to make one space. There are many different types…

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How Bad is Counting Calories?

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For years, counting calories has been demonized as one of the worst nutrition habits. But at TDC we think otherwise for a number of reasons. We totally agree that counting calories is not the be all and end all, and that calories are NOT created equal. 400 calories in a large bowl of salad will…

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Healthy Alternatives to Dairy

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Most of us grew up drinking traditional cow’s milk, and there’s nothing wrong with that, so to speak, especially if you choose low fat or skimmed varieties. However, if you choose to make the switch from cow’s milk to non-dairy milk for ethical or health reasons, we are here to make your choice easier. With…

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Your Foolproof Guide To Healthy Dining Out

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Choose the Brightest Item on the Menu Different naturally colored foods have different benefits to our body. The anthocyanins that turn blueberries blue can also keep your mind sharp, the lycopene that turns tomatoes red may also help protect against prostate and breast cancers, and the beta carotene that makes carrots and sweet potatoes orange…

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Why Zumba is Replacing the Treadmill

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Cardio is important and good for the heart, but we all know how boring endless walking and jogging on the treadmill or elliptical can get. This is exactly why we love Zumba, a fun form of cardio that will get your heart rate up in minutes while providing endless fun. The average Zumba goer will…

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Excellent Educational Apps for Children

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In an ideal world we would limit our children’s access to technology and have their source of entertainment be nature and physical activities outside 24/7. But that is only possible in an ideal world; and it’s particularly difficult to implement in Cairo’s crazy streets. Sometimes the only way to entertain your kids is indoors. This…

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How to Keep the Spark Alive

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Living in Egypt is not easy. With all the uncertainty, social obligations, stress factors and instability the country provides, it’s easy for a marriage to be drained of the spark it once had. Or so Tarek and Sarah felt, as can be the case for any random couple. The couple had been married for seven…

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MEET Nancy Morrison

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“Out of pure love for yoga,” Nancy Morrison founded Mandala Yoga Retreats in 2013 as a place for organizing sweet yoga retreats in beautiful and unique locations around Egypt. Being the first of their kind in Egypt, Mandala Yoga makes each “retreat special and different from the ones before by choosing a new teacher and…

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Recipes: Healthy Pizza Makeover

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If you ask anyone about his or her guilty pleasures, pizza will likely be on top of the list. We’ll be honest, we love a good traditional pizza every now and then, but during our healthy eating days we have some healthified pizza crust options to satisfy our cravings without leaving us feeling guilty. These…

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#AskTheExperts: Head Lice

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Every parent panics, feels lost and helpless and doesn’t know where to start or where to go with their first lice experience. Whether we like to admit it or not, lice outbreaks happen almost every single year at nurseries and schools. A few will get infested with it then spread it to a few others…

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Tips: Enhance Your Running Performance

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Starting running can seem pretty tough, but once you get into the routine you will find how satisfying and mentally therapeutic it really is. Going for a short run at the start of the day can help you face the day with a more positive attitude, or after a long day it can help you…

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TDC Review: 3ash App

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With all the new and exciting health and wellness related venues and events popping up in the city, it can be really hard to stay on top of things. That is why we love using the new 3ash App as our guide for where to train, what to eat, and how to stay in shape.…

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