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11 Ways to De-stress From the Ongoing Coronavirus Scare

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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.

Exercise

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.

Declutter

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!

Play!

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.

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Samira Said Drops Latest Hit With International Music Marvik El Nabulsi!

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Arab music’s Diva Samira Said just released her long-awaited hit ‘Ott W Far’ with international music producer El Nabulsi and it’s taking the music scene by storm!

The first child of over 18 months of work, and it is the mutual appreciation and respect between the superstar and El Nabulsi that allowed them to take innovative steps with the latest hit.

Drawing inspiration from K-Pop, Reggaeton and RnB with Rock undertones, El Nabulsi has been able to explore and experiment with this track bringing together an entirely unique sound. The subtle and unorthodox approach taken in all aspects, from lyrics, production and even styling intends to make a statement, which is nothing strange for the superstar.

In line with Samira’s style of powerful, independent and charismatically sassy energy, a highly anticipated product that is under her perfectionist eye, ‘Ott W Far’ is a fiery tale of the confrontation of infidelity, Samira’s energy manifests in a powerful and resonant statement in a spirit of defiance in the face of such an act.

In spite of the difficulties faced in the wake of the Corona epidemic and the challenges it presents to artists and fans, a collaboration with TikTok allowed fans to enjoy an exclusive online concert for the superstar celebrating the release.

This song being the first collaboration with potentially more exploring both Egyptian and Moroccan styles and vocals, El Nabulsi has large plans for the future, with collaborations with more stars in the Middle East in the works, from Syrian superstar Asaala to Kuwaiti giant Bader Al Shoeibi and more!

Since he entered the scene in Egypt in 2016, El Nabulsi intends to spark new life in a region’s artistry that has always had his appreciation. Step by step, his influence has been felt. From being chosen for the honor of working on the songs for the World Youth Forum three years back to back to working on high level projects with key names in the industry, El Nabulsi stands to be a notably unique influence on the music scene in the region for years to come.

From the mere age of 11, London born and raised El Nabulsi began experimenting with a Sony Acid music production software app that came with his cereal box, El Nabulsi has continued to develop his talents. Always Striving to cross pollinate talent from different genres with the Arab world. Potential future collaborations with artists such as Sherine and Hossam Habib to add to his list, with names such as P. Diddy, Mario Winans, The Sugababes, Tinie Tempah, Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd), Hossam Habib, Sherine, Hamaki, Amal Maher, Tamer Ashour and Esseily. His favored project being “Mosh Hansah” by Amal Maher, featuring Pink Floyd’s Guy Pratt, with his work with Hossam Habib’s album “Faraa’ Keteer” and Sherine’s album “Nassay” being important steps in his career.

Click on the link now to watch the video and tell us what you think!

 

 

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Memory of the City: New Initiative to Document Egypt’s Architectural Heritage

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‘Memory of the City’ is the newest initiative launched by the Egypt’s Ministry of Culture with the aim of documenting the architectural identity of ancient areas in Egypt.

Minister Inas Abdel Dayem said that Egypt’s architectural heritage represent the history of civilizations and the formation of urban life and its development. 

Abdel Dayem further explained that Egypt’s rich architectural treasures are a product of various historic influences that all came together to form the country’s unique heritage.

Abdel Dayem further pointed out that the “Memory of the City” Initiative is a humanitarian and historical message with the aim of preserving the nation’s unique features.

Also worth mentioning is that the “Memory of the City” initiative includes launching a series of books that highlights areas with a great historical value, in addition to setting boundaries and foundations to preserve this rich history.

The series tells multiple stories of buildings, their residents, the community and environment. All of this comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts in preserving the identity of these Egyptian areas and shed the light on their significant part of the Egyptian cultural heritage.

 

 

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New Swine Flu With Pandemic Potential Found in China

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A new type of swine flu has been discovered by Chinese researchers with the possibility of infecting humans and causing yet another pandemic! The study was released on Monday.

Scientists warn about the virus but for the time-being, they say that it doesn’t impose an immediate global threat.

The disease, knows as the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a pandemic in 2009. G4 nowshows “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus,” said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

We know how scary this sounds but Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University’s public health school, asked the public not to “freak out.”

“Our understanding of what is a potential pandemic influenza strain is limited,” she posted on Twitter. “Sure, this virus meets a lot of the basic criteria but it’s not for sure going to cause a hypothetical 2020 flu pandemic, or even be a dominant strain in humans.”

No evidence has shown yet that G4 could be transmitted from one person to another, perhaps the most promising sign so far, said Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington.

“This is not a *new* new virus; it’s been very common in pigs since 2016,” he tweeted. “There’s no evidence that G4 is circulating in humans, despite five years of extensive exposure. That’s the key context to keep in mind.”

However, researchers are warning the public that the virus is rising among large populations and could and could “pose a serious threat to human health” if not carefully monitored.
Transmission of the virus from pig to human could “lead to severe infection and even death,” said the study.
So should you be worried? For the time-being no but no one knows what this could mean for us in the future.

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