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Home Design: Let the Interior of Your House Help You De-Stress



Home Design: Let the Interior of Your House Help You De-Stress

Since we’re stuck in home for god only knows how long and if you’re the outgoing type who can’t stand the lock down, then you have got to make sure that your home interior helps improve your mental health.

Several studies proved that factors such as natural lighting and even noisy traffic can truly impact your mental well-being, after all no one really wants to be surrounded with bad vibes. So, if you’re feeling a bit trapped and in a desperate need for some change, here are simple hacks and tips on how to make your home even more homey.

Remove Clutter

The most important step of all is to de-clutter and this is the perfect timing to start doing so! Studies have shown that clearing away the clutter helps improve your focus abilities and significantly increase productivity. You just have to separate between your needs and wants and what has to go straight to the trash.

Ramadan is also upon us, so it would be great to have a box for charity and donations.

Include Plants

Flowers are incredibly soothing both visually and aromatically so they would be a perfect addition, there are also specific plants that can help de-stress your home and provide sanctuary of peace and tranquility.

These plants include the following:

  • Aloe Vera.
  • English Ivy.
  • Rubber Tree.
  • Peace Lily.
  • The Snake Plant.
  • Bamboo Palm.
  • Philodendron.
  • Spider Plant.

Allow more natural light in

Lack of outdoor light might be stressful at times and can affect your well-being, so make sure to always light it up as much as you can. Make it a habit to always wake up and pull the curtains and blinders away.

Remember! Natural sunlight does wonders to one’s spirit.

Create your own little corner

Find a small corner in your house and turn it to your very own space, it could be your reading spot or coffee corner or just a small place to practice yoga in. What matters is to include in that space everything that makes you relaxed, from colorful cushions to cheerful rugs and of course make sure that it’s well lit up.

Furniture Placement 

Most of us set everything against the wall which can create a dead space that doesn’t allow energy to flow, so try to balance everything and you certainly don’t have to make everything symmetrical. Don’t be afraid to mix and match between the furniture and to add a variety of colors and vintage pieces.

Include candles

Candles are very relaxing but go for the white ones that add an air of calmness and relaxation, avoid having too much scented ones as they can sometimes be overwhelmingly strong.

Add Paintings

Paintings and creating art in general is a good way to distance your thoughts from whatever it is that is causing you stress or anxiety, so make sure to pick out colorful paintings. It can often enable a person to achieve a positive state of mind known as “Flow.”


Ministry of Culture Considers Throwing Events At Cairo Opera House




Cairo Opera House

For those of you longing for some outdoor activities and for events to take place once again, the Ministry of Culture is working hard on grating your wishes very soon.

The Ministry of Culture is currently preparing a study on the possibility of holding events in the open spaces of the Cairo Opera House, to be able to carry on with the cultural program while still maintaining the necessary precautionary guidelines.

According to Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem, it’s quite important to throw artistic and cultural events as they benefit the public taste and spread awareness regarding community issues.

But then of course, all precautionary measures and safety guidelines will be maintained to ensure the safety of artists, employees and the general public.

Abdel Dayem recently held a meeting with President of the Opera House Magdy Saber, followed by another meeting with head of the Cultural Production Sector Khaled Galal, head of the Artistic House Ismail Mokhtar and others to go over several projects that will take place once this horrific pandemic is over and life goes back to normal.

Abdel Dayem also added that new theater productions will showcase the stories of the armed forces, the police, and medical professionals and their efforts to combat coronavirus, in a sincere way of expressing gratitude.

We really can’t wait for life and activities to go back to the way they were and we have faith in the Ministry’s efforts in keeping us positive during this tough time.

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Number of Coronavirus Cases Expected to Hit A Peak in 2 Weeks




According to a presidential advisor, Egypt will hit a peak of coronavirus infections in two weeks while another hypothetical model reviewed by the Minister of Scientific Research is suggesting that Egypt may start to record lower number of cases starting June 7th.

During the International Virtual Conference of Tanta University on Wednesday, Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Tag El-Din urged all institutions to join their forces against the novel COVID-19 virus.

The conference “Scientific Research Confronting COVID-19 and Future of the World after this Pandemic” ended on Thursday and discussed several stages of the virus.

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stated earlier this month that cases might reach an estimate of 20K by May 28th and then gradually record lower numbers starting June 7th.

Just yesterday, Egypt recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases ever reaching more than 1,000 cases in just one day and 29 deaths.

Starting tomorrow, curfew regulations will be eased but we urge all citizens that with the expected peak to remain at home. Safe and sound.


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The Online Entertainment Calendar Brought to You By The Ministry of Culture




We know Eid this year isn’t the same as every year but thanks to the Ministry of Culture, they will keep as much entertained as they possibly can with the following program.

  • The Virtual tours of museums and exhibitions will carry on.
  • The Ministry of Culture’s publications, translations of international prints, and rare national historical documents will all be available for downloading and reading.


Eid al-Fitr celebrations will being at 2 p.m. on the first day of Eid al-Fitr and will continue throughout the entire Eid holiday, the program includes the following:

A number of shows of the National Circus for Children at 2 p.m.

“Start Your Dream to be the International Actor” project at 8:30 p.m.

Concerts for the stars Assi el-Hallani – Wael Jassar and Kazem el-Saher at 9 p.m.

The play “Lolli”, directed by Murad Munir, and starring Mohammed el-Helw, Faiza Kamal, Ahmed Maher, Sami al-Adl and Aisha al-Kilani.

The play “Seret Hob”, directed by Adel Abdo and starring Ehab Fahmy, Magdy Sobhi and Marwa Nagy.

The play “El Khalta El Sehreya Lel Sa’ada” [The Magic Mixture of Happiness], directed by Shadi el-Dali and starring Fatma Mohammed Ali – Mohammed Hefzy and Fahd Ibrahim at 10:30 p.m.

Selected episodes of “Fawazeer Cinema Egypt” [Cinema Masr Riddles] at 6 p.m.

The Eid program is part of the ministry’s Stay At Home. Culture Is Between Your Hands” initiative that started long ago with the crisis of coronavirus, the initiative has kept us both entertained and informed these past months.

Visit the Ministry’s official YouTube channel for all the entertainment programs that await you this Eid or check out their free cultural services provided by the official website of the ministry.

Happy Eid everyone! Remember stay safe and stay home.

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