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The 5 Worst Moms In History

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Before we get down to it, we need to admit to ourselves that some women are just not exactly “Mom-material”. They have no idea what the word “Mother” means, nor “Humanity” in this case because oh, do we have some truly hideous, monstrous, and sadistic mothers on this list. This one’s not for the faint hearted:

1. Mary Ann Cotton

This 19th century nurse poisoned and killed 11 of her 13 children using Arsenic. She also got rid of all of her 4 husbands, 2 boyfriends and 2 other random people. Apparently, Mrs. Cotton was obsessed with life insurance! She was able to get away with her crimes for 20 years until she mistakingly slipped, how? Her step-son was found dead a week later, after she’d been complaining about him.  The London Times reported, “After conviction the wretched woman exhibited strong emotion but this gave place in a few hours to her habitual cold, reserved demeanor…she harbors a strong conviction that royal clemency will be extended towards her.” I mean, whoa.

2. Casey Marie Anthony

When your child goes missing, you report it to the police. You immediately do that. But no, this mother waited a WHOLE MONTH to do it. You know what? she wasn’t even the one to report it, it was the little girl’s grandmother who did. The child’s death was pronounced a homicide and Anthony was the prime suspect. After a long round of public trials, Anthony eventually went free in 2011 because there weren’t enough evidence to convict her. The public went ballistic after the verdict because almost everyone felt and knew that Anthony was directly responsible for her child’s murder.

3. Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mom
 

So, hear this: George Washington’s mom was apparently a true pain in the ass! She despised the American cause to the extent that she badmouthed it and belittled it to almost anyone she spoke to. All that, while George was out there with the revolutionists, trying to keep the revolution alive. Mary didn’t just complain about her loathe for the American cause, she also consistently complained about being poor, although George bought her a nice house in Fredericksburg, Virginia and the women supposedly enjoyed a pleasant lifestyle. People who knew her also claimed that she was a loyalist supporter of King George III of England.

4. Gertrude Baniszewski

In 1965, Children Jenny and Sylvia were left by their parents in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski. The parents worked with a traveling carnival and they’d promised to pay Baniszewski $20 a week for looking after their daughters. In the course of the 3 months the girls were in her care, they were physically and emotionally abused by Gertrude, her children, their boyfriends  and neighborhood youths. Sylvia, specifically was tortured to the extent that she died eventually of all her traumas. They beat her, starved her, extinguished lit cigarettes on her body for over a 100 times, burned her, forced her to strip naked and inserted a Coca-Cola bottle into her vagina, forced her to eat feces and drink urine, kicked her in vagina and injured her in it, whipped her…among other things. Sylvia was only 16 when she passed away. The official cause of death was brain swelling, internal hemorrhaging of the brain, and shock from severe and prolonged damage to her skin. Believe it or not, Gertrude was neither hanged nor sent to life in prison, the woman went free in 1985.

5. Ka Yang

In 2011, this so-called mother of four, placed her own 2-month-old daughter, Mirabelle,  in the microwave for 5 minutes. The infant died after she suffered severe burns and complete damage of her internal organs. Yang, an epileptic, variously tried to detach herself from the murder, claiming not remembering the sequence of events that took place. The murder finally admitted to killing the baby after the police found a pacifier in the microwave and radiation in Mirabelle’s stomach.

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To All the People Who Left, I Forgive you

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To the people who promised never to leave, but did anyway, I forgive you. I can say so now, because I have finally reached the conclusion that it wasn’t my fault but merely your choice. And who am I to stand against this, yes, I might be the daughter, the best friend, the girlfriend, but I still have no say when it comes to this, when your choice is leaving, mine must be to let go.

I didn’t fully recover, I simply coped with your absence. I kept on coping, till I no longer think of you when I’m upset and in need for someone to talk to. I learned to shift my needs towards my own self, I soothe my own soul and I tell myself to not give up to the pain.

I miss hearing it from you though, I miss the security that girls often feel from their fathers, the care they get from their partners and the joy that a best friend gives, but I taught myself that I can live without feeling those emotions.

I would also like to thank you, because even though your absence should have toughened my heart, it actually made it softer. I now have a soft spot for those who suffer alone and in silence. I have learned from your own mistakes and now I know how to deal with a scarred heart.

Your absence surely left a void, one that can hardly be contained by the presence of anyone else. But I’m learning that when someone tries to fill your shoes, I should let them. It won’t be the same, but it is worth the try.

So to the father who left, I know you must be hurting too, but don’t. Because you eventually raised a strong kid.

To the best friend who left, no one can possibly replace you, but one who would never leave, is a worthier one.

And to the partner who left, it’s hard to walk this journey of life alone, but it surely ain’t impossible.

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7 Egyptians Young Achievers Make it to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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The Middle East is witnessing a rise in young achievers who are making noticeable advancements in different fields such as science, sports, arts, and more. And Egyptians are no exception, with our regional youth giving us utter pride with their achievements that are recognized both regionally and globally.

Forbes list of 30 under 30 is shedding the light on those pushing boundaries to reach their dreams; by ranking some of those young achievers and capturing their essence.

The Middle East’s 30 under 30 were all under the age of 30 as of February 1, 2019 and some may not be current residents in their home countries, but their achievements surely are speaking for their Arab Heritage. From world champions to CEOs leading high-growth businesses, here are the 7 Egyptians who made it to the list and are honoring the legacy of Egypt.

1- Okhtein 

In the Art&Style category, the two sisters Aya & Mounaz Abdel Raouf, founders of Okhtein, made it to the top of the list, for their globally known brand that offers exceptional pieces for statement bags.

2- Mohamed Salah 

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Does this even need a caption? The name speaks of achievements and it just makes absolute sense for him to be featured.

3- Nour El Sherbini 

In the sports category is the Champion Nour El Sherbini who also made it to this category, the young athlete has already been making us proud with her being the current world champion in women’s squash, who took the World Squash Championship title for the third time this year. She was already making headlines after being crowned champion of the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, that was held in New York City last January.

4- Mohamed El-Shorbagy

It looks like Egyptians are dominating the category for sports, with Current World Champion and Current World number 1 for squash Mohamed El Shorbagy also making it to the list.

5- Michael Farid 

In the food&drink category, co-founder of Spyce restaurant, the first of its kind to have a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals to order. Just last month, the restaurant has also made it to Boston’s 50 startups for the year 2019.

The restaurant is however, located in Washington and isn’t based on Egypt.

6- Omar Gabr and Moataz Soliman

Omar Gabr and Moataz Soliman, founders of Instabug, make it to the category of technology. Their company is based in Egypt, and it helps mobile developers build better apps.

7- Naguib Sawiris 

Last but not least, in the Education category, Naguib Sawiris made it to the list with his game-changer website Yup. A 24/7 service that provides math tutors right to the users’ smartphones. And now Stanford-grad Sawiris has brought Yup’s service to 730,000 students and still counting.

We would like to congratulate each and every individual who has made it to this prestigious list, and to each Egyptian who is giving us pride in belonging to a country with such diversity in talents.

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The Kissing Booth 2 is happening!

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Netflix just dropped the nicest valentine’s gift that everyone has been waiting for since forever; as they have finally confirmed that The kissing Booth 2 is happening!

The news follows the announcement that Netflix’s other teen loved movie, ‘To All The Boys I’ve ever Loved Before’, is ALSO getting a sequel, and fans are going nuts.

According to some recent press release, the movie is currently under production phase, and filming will start up soon.

Co-star, Joel Courtney, made the announcement yesterday, through his twitter account.

King also tweeted out the promo video, with the caption: “YUP!!! WE’RE GETTING A SEQUEL!”

If you’re not on your tip toes by now, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? The movie is a Netflix hit, and basically the new ’10 things I hate about you’ of this generation.

The movie was also the most re-watched on the streaming site of 2018.

Release date is expected to be in 2020.

 

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