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Install Solar Panels at Your Home and Sell The Extra Power to The Egyptian Government for Money

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Install Solar Panels at Your Home and Sell The Extra Power to The Egyptian Government for Money

Egypt has an energy problem-that much we all know-especially as we now seem to be getting ten months of summer and sun. So why not invest in the technology to harness the ever present sun for energy? While the infrastructure might not be completely established, we have the ability to change things bit by bit.…

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The October Event Every Woman Should Be Attending

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The October Event Every Woman Should Be Attending

As women, it continually seems we have a lot bigger load placed on our shoulders as we age, especially if our vision for our future involves any form of work and raising a family. In the midst of family planning and raising kids, it can be hard not to let our personal goals and dreams…

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Egypt’s New Food Services Simplifying Life in the Kitchen

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Egypt’s New Food Services Simplifying Life in the Kitchen

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family can be time consuming, which is why we are ever so thankful to see a rise in food services making our duty to feed our families well much easier. While these services are not only great for saving you time, they’re also budget friendly. Check out our…

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Resources for Confronting Violence against Women

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Resources for Confronting Violence against Women

Violence against women is a prevalent and serious issue. It might not seem urgent or particularly relevant to you, but that’s just another aspect of how dangerous and pressing an issue it. Violence against women most often happens behind closed doors and gentle, decent-looking masks. It also happens in different ways: verbal, psychological/emotional, physical and…

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Ahmed El Aawar’s 10 Tips on Mental Health and Personal Growth

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Ahmed El Aawar's 10 Tips on Mental Health and Personal Growth

With a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, an MBA in management and several accreditations in life coaching from all over the world, Ahmed El Aawar is one of the best people to guide us with our lives. He is also founder and lead instructor at Life Coaching Egypt – LCE, which gives workshops and training…

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MEET Omar Khalifa of Shaghalni

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MEET Omar Khalifa of Shaghalni

An AUC Political Science graduate, with a specialization in International Relations, Omar Khalifa clearly saw the inequalities rampant in Egypt. “It was always easy for us. We had a bi-annual employment fair that brought huge companies to us,” he says, “but I always wondered how people who weren’t as privileged found out about or got…

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Local Alternatives for Quinoa, Greek Yogurt, and Nut Butters

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Local Alternatives for Quinoa, Greek Yogurt, and Nut Butters

Thankfully, it’s become a lot easier to live and eat healthy in Cairo, with even more local chain markets offering a growing variety of local and imported healthful goods. It wasn’t so long ago you couldn’t find kale anywhere, no restaurant in Egypt served quinoa, and chia seeds were just some weight loss seeds everyone saw…

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Celebrating Arabic on International Mother Language Day

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Celebrating Arabic on International Mother Language Day

February 21st is International Mother Language Day! Celebrated since 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  in an effort to preserve all languages in the world, it’s a great day to recognize the beauty and power of Arabic language here in Egypt. February 21st was particularly chosen to commemorate Pakistani students…

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Cairo Family Businesses: Keeping the Bond Amidst the Drama

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Cairo Family Businesses: Keeping the Bond Amidst the Drama

Running a business requires patience, hard work and the ability to work under stress. It also usually requires partnering or working with other people. Because of all the pressures that mount, and differing visions and strategies that emerge, these relationships are often very rocky and met by bumps in the road along the way. Some relationships…

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Shik, Shak, Shok Your Way to Happiness

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Shik, Shak, Shok Your Way to Happiness

How many times have you wished that life came with a manual? You know, a manual that tells you what to do at the times you most need advice and no one seems to be able to help you. I know I have wished for it at least 20 times in the past few months.…

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Rowayat: Egypt’s Hybrid Literary Journal

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Rowayat: Egypt’s Hybrid Literary Journal

We are increasingly becoming a multilingual society. Meanwhile, the publishing world offers very little for aspiring writers in languages other than Arabic. They find it incredibly hard to get published or known to the local audience. It also becomes frustrating that everything available in these other languages has nothing to do with our own culture.…

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#Jan25: Told Through Its Art

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#Jan25: Told Through Its Art

Five years ago, Egyptian streets erupted, giving way to a large popular movement that has continued to impact our lives ever since. Regardless of one’s position on the ideological and political spectrums, there is no doubt that January 25th , 2011 brought forth many changes, political and otherwise. For one thing, it has made virtually…

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