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What’s up Cairo Guide to Survive The Holidays 

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It’s a long weekend and people are either traveling or stuck in Cairo. Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Sham Elneseem or neither, here is your true guide for a peaceful pleasant holiday:

Note for self when traveling: Admit the Truth and don’t complain

Unless you’re staying at a private property, don’t expect good service. It’s crowded everywhere in hotels, restaurants, at the beach: deal with it. Prepare your escape kit i.e. headphones, beverages, and light snacks.

Play it  smart

Bear in mind that you’re likely to get stuck in traffic jams on high ways. Make sure to have some good music and enough snacks on board. A smart solution is to travel very early in the morning. Always be cautious on high ways.

Or, enjoy Empty Cairo

Some make smart decisions to stay and enjoy empty Cairo during holidays. Don’t be fooled by this platonic idea. Cairo is partially empty. If you ever think of going to public parks on Sham ELneseem day, then you’ll probably join another  couple of millions there. Do some search; other destinations on the outskirts of the city might be ok.

Look at things from a different perspective

Think smart. Your balcony or the roof your building can be quite a good escape in Sham ELneseem. Put some effort on decorations to get the festive atmosphere. Invite family and friends to get the party starting.

Make it real fun. 

Google ideas and plan some fun activities for your gathering. A lot of eating will take place these days, why not add more fun to it? Arrange a cooking/ food styling competition. Ask men to compete and women get to set and cheer. Make it more challenging and ask children (if there any) to be the judges.

Surviving Feseekh

Rememeber the symbolic idea behind feseekh; whatever that is, it doesn’t mean you have to eat it all. You’re not going to starve after this day, so take it easy with salted fish.

If you don’t like Feseekh don’t judge others who do. Your ancestors have been eating this thing for the last 7000 years. Show some appreciation please. To survive the smell, you can always use a mask or the traditional Laundry Clamp.

Lemons and onions 

Lemons, lemons, lots of lemons. Lemons and limes kill germs, bacteria, and add a good taste to your meal. You definitely need a lot of it. It also help defeating strong odor.

Fresh green onions play a leading role in Sham ELnessm. It alters the taste and good for your whole immune system. But not necessarily to your love life. Especially if you’re at the beginning of a thing don’t get too intimate when onion is around.

Final advice

With Feseekh, renga, meloha, eggs, onions all around these colorful days, always stay in open areas. Open windows and doors; it’s probably contaminated inside.

Happy Holidays everyone

 

 

 

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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star

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Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.

 

On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List

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BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!

 

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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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