Society

Zamalek Market promotes local products with natural, healthy twist

Zamalek Market's entrance space decorated with flower pots by night.
28 Feb 2015
Tucked away in a corner on a quiet street, Zamalek Market is the latest arrival to the cozy neighborhood bringing on a healthy lifestyle tweak with plenty to offer. The initial impression you gain when visiting the farmers’ and...
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Astronomers find giant black hole in early universe

Giant black hole in early universe.
26 Feb 2015
A black hole 12 billion times as massive as the sun has been found in a glowing quasar that existed when the universe was just a fraction of its current age, scientists said on Wednesday. The discovery challenges currently held theories...
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As cigarette prices increase, smokers resort to hand-rolled ones

26 Feb 2015
Many Egyptians used to smoke hand-rolled cigarettes at the beginning of the previous century, before switching to factory-made packages. Since then, hand-rolled cigarettes could only be seen in villages, or perhaps among young people...
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Chinese prison teaches technology to prisoners

© AFP/File | Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media report
 
 
 
25 Feb 2015
After serving many years behind bars, inmates often have trouble coping with the technological advancement of the outside world when they finally leave prison. Some are even unable to do basic things like buy goods from malls, pay...
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Modern Etiquette: Proper protocol when leaving a job

Job interview
25 Feb 2015
According to a fall 2014 report from the US Department of Labor, more American workers are on the move than ever before. The report states that 2.8 million people quit their jobs last September -- the highest number since April of 2008. In...
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Alaska allows recreational marijuana as legalization campaign spreads

A participant practices rolling a joint at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in Seattle, Washington April 20, 2014.
 
25 Feb 2015
Smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana became legal in Alaska on Tuesday as a growing decriminalization movement reached the United States' northwest frontier. Alaska, which narrowly passed the measure in November,...
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Eco-friendly bench keeps your tech fully charged

eco-friendly bench 
24 Feb 2015
Boston is installing solar powered "smart" benches in its public spaces. The design behing the "Soofa" say it's the bench of the future, giving park goers a comfortable seating area that doubles as a mobile phone...
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Typewriters still in use in the public sector

24 Feb 2015
Defeated by technology, the typewriter could not hold out with its loud sound, cumbersome keys and its inability to save and delete like the computer. Yet, the state institutions have brought typewriters once again into the life of...
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Disneyland has raised ticket prices

Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
24 Feb 2015
A one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando jumped on Sunday to $105 from $99, an increase that likely makes the Florida family attraction the first in the industry to breach the $100 psychological barrier. All...
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Google to announce child-friendly YouTube app on 23 February

© AFP/File / by Tupac Pointu | If you thought today's young YouTube celebrities have only virtual contact with their fans, think again. They have taken on something new: real life
 
 
 
20 Feb 2015
YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google Inc's online video service will be available for...
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