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11 Ways to De-stress From the Ongoing Coronavirus Scare



2020 isn’t even half way through and it has already taken its toll on all of us, with all the breaking news we keep reading and hearing about, we truly had our fair share of stress and anxiety.

And then came the coronavirus scare to top it all off, so how to find peace among all of this? Well, it really is a hard thing to achieve but you might as well start with the following and hopefully, you would find some peace.

Dance it out

Whether you’re still working in the office or from home, dance it off with the nearest person! Play that Shaabi song and sing along with it! After all, dancing really kicks off all of the negative energy.

Have a spa day at home

Since most of us are stuck at home for a while, why not get back on track with your skin/ hair routine! Give yourself a manicure or pedicure, or pamper yourself with an at-home facial, and don’t forget to try out new hair styles since you have got nothing to lose.


Gyms are closed but you can still achieve that summer shape if you work out from home, download fitness apps or just follow some of the online instructors. Remember that exercising is always a good idea for relieving stress.

Break something!

As crazy as this sounds, why not! Find an empty spot and just break something or even scream! What matters is that you let go of all the anger you have stored inside.

Cook or bake

You can be your own chef for the day, google a recipe of your favorite plate and give it a shot! Cooking can help get your mind off of things and is a delicious activity.


Move things around! Find a spot in your place and clear out the clutter. Maybe even create a whole new space or corner for you, could be a reading or coffee corner.

Start a new hobby

Could be writing, reading, drawing or learning a new language!


Go old school and play board games, or twister or card games!

Have your neighbors over

Invite your neighbors for a movie night or game night, gatherings can help loosen you up a bit and cheer you up.

Plant something

Flowers lift everybody’s mood so why don’t you start planting your very own favorite flower, this will certainly give meaning to your time and will help you relax.

Have a karaoke night

It’s a fun way to reduce stress and show off some hidden talents!

We know everything seems scary at the moment, but let us all pray that with positive thoughts and prayers, we will get through all of this.


Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month




Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.

The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.

The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.

As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.

For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.

The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.

As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.

We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.




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The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually




According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.

“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.

The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.

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Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival




Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.

The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.

The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.

Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.

The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.

The following are the screening times for the movie:

Arab premiere
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House

Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown

Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!


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