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December 2015

Constipation: The One Mineral You Need to Get Things Moving

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If you have been dealing with terrible constipation for longer than you can remember, chances are you have already heard the same old tips of drinking more water, eating more fiber, eating prunes (on an empty stomach), and exercising regularly. While these are all great solutions to help with constipation, sometimes they just don’t do…

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10 (Realistic) Healthy Habits to Welcome Wellness into the New Year

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The new year usually comes with a burst of motivation and positivity to become a better you, and taking advantage of this feel-good feeling could really be the key to a happier and healthier you, if you follow through with it. Choose one, two, or all ten and make a promise to yourself to make…

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5 Kettlebell Exercises For A Full-BodyWorkout

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When you first look at this ball-shaped iron ball, you might be slightly intimidated to try it out and choose to stick to your usual dumbbell weights instead. However, the cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility benefits that can be achieved with the help of the kettlebell should encourage you to pick one up and try something…

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How to Raise a Good Listener

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Listening is a learned skill, just like any other skill we build. You aren’t simply born with it, you have to learn and practice to be able to do it. Many of us parents and caregivers complain about our kids not being able to listen properly and respectfully to us. But first, let’s ask ourselves…

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Juicing vs Smoothies: Who Wins The Battle?

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It can be tempting to assume that all liquefied fruits and veggies will nourish your body in the same ways, but the truth is there are unique major differences between the two that you need to know before you decide on which route to take. Juicing – The water, vitamins, and minerals in the fruit…

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Explore: Top Picks to Break Your Weekend Routine

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It seems like there is nothing to do in Cairo except eat. We’re not complaining. We love the variety and our taste buds are ecstatic, but sometimes we want more. Who doesn’t want to go somewhere new, spice things up and break the endless routine of dinner, movies or coffee? Luckily, our prayers have been…

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Recipes: Guilt Free Warm Winter Drinks

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Warm, spiced, and comforting; that is exactly how we like our drinks at this time of year. To spare you unnecessary additions and artificial syrups from café’s, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite homemade warm winter drinks that are perfect for a cozy night in with friends, or solo with your favorite movie or…

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Pregnancy: Tips for Back Pain Relief

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Carrying extra weight during your pregnancy will inevitably put extra strain on your back. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to help your body withstand the extra stress and also relieve the pain. Control Your Weight Gain It’s extremely important to pay attention to how much weight you are gaining on your…

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Get the Look: New Year’s Eve

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If you’d like to get this look created by makeup artist Sally Rashid, we’ve got the whole list of products here for you! Try something sultry and glamorous for your New Year’s event, and bring in 2016 in these perfectly placed shades. Face: MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC15 MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC15 Benefit…

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Pickling: Why It’s Good and How to Do It

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As Egyptians, we are known for our strong preference for salty foods. Olives, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, turnips and so many more are traditionally pickled items that we are used to enjoying alongside foods, to please our tangy taste sensors. Depending on the type and quality of pickled food you choose, you could be providing your…

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Re-Starting Healthy Eating After Indulging

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It has been a few weeks (OK, maybe months) since you last hit the gym, and burgers and fries have somehow become a staple in your diet, along with indulgent dinner parties and outings. Don’t worry, this can happen to the best of us, but the important thing is to get back on track as…

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Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): 9 Healthy Habits That Science Later Proved

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In honor of Mawlid Al-Nabi, the prophet’s birthday, we decided to share with you some of Muhammad’s (PBUH) healthy habits, which happen to be backed scientifically today! Early Riser: Prophet Muhammad slept early and woke up with the Adhan of Fajr each day. Being an early riser has scientifically been correlated with better productivity, as…

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