Living

Saudi gamers get together at kingdom's first-ever Comic Con

Saudi gamers get together at kingdom's first-ever Comic Con. Spectators attend Comic Con expo in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia February 18, 2017 (Ali al-Qarni / Reuters).
20 Feb 2017
In a country where the use of magic is a crime punishable by beheading, it's not every day that young Saudis wander down the street dressed as the Hulk or Doctor Doom. But for three days over the weekend, some 20,000 Saudis decked out...
Yes

Violence against women costs LE2.5 billion annually: Minister

20 Feb 2017
Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali has indicated several obstacles facing the empowerment of women, saying that Arab women represent 25 percent of the total workforce in the Arab world and that 40 percent of the unemployed are women....
Yes

Around the world in pancakes

France's classic Crepe Suzette (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ Wiktory / Istock)
 
18 Feb 2017
With Mardi Gras, Pancake Day and Candlemass just around the corner, pancakes will be on the menu this February in various parts of the world. From France’s crêpe Suzette to Britain’s crumpets, countries across the globe have...
Yes

You lick your fingers, so here’s a spoon shaped like one

No, we're not talking about this kind of finger spoon
 
 
18 Feb 2017
An experience that mimics the sensation of licking your fingers can enhance the taste of creamy foods. This is the concept behind the new spoon created by a British design studio, which specialises in the invention of eating implements of...
Yes

Getting to bed on time requires self-control with the remote control

Effects of TV on children
18 Feb 2017
Setting a time to switch off the TV before bed can help viewers get to bed at an earlier time, possibly improving sleep patterns and quality, according to new research.   Although many previous studies have looked at the effect of...
Yes

Daily stress can negatively affect sleep, causing more stress the next day

snoring / sleeping
18 Feb 2017
New research has found that daily stressors may be a reason why you might not be sleeping well, and that the poor sleep they cause will also cause worse sleep the next day, creating a vicious cycle that can affect both individuals and...
Yes

Paris to build protective glass walls at the Eiffel Tower

16 Feb 2017
Paris is planning to erect two glass walls near the base of the Eiffel Tower in an effort to keep the monument secure and looking good in photographs. The city has relied on protective metal fences positioned around the base of the tower...
Yes

Villagers glorify their children in China festival

'Hakka' children are arrayed in colourful ancient Chinese dress, with exaggerated make-up and elaborate head-dresses to honour the end of child sacrifice (Johannes Eisele / AFP).
16 Feb 2017
Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It's an annual event in the...
Yes

Coffee shops in Heliopolis wrecked, randomly demolished

14 Feb 2017
The facades of several shops and cafes at the intersection of Nozha and Horeya streets in Heliopolis remain in a state of ruin since the African Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon, which the latter won on February 5.  One...
Yes

Egyptian restaurant involves singles to celebrate Valentine's Day

14 Feb 2017
Valentine's Day is a suitable occasion for couples to express their feelings for each other using different ways, but Mina and Yostina had another opinion, as they decided to celebrate the day with single people.     Mina and...
Yes