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Nutrition in disguise: Nibblies hides the yucky foods in snacks

Habiba Omar’s son is “a horrible eater,” she says. At a year and a half, he would only eat biscuits...

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Vital Voices walk connects women leaders

In an effort to highlight the importance of female leadership across the nation, Egyptians joined women around the world in...

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Cairo by wheelchair: Navigating the city is almost impossible for people with disabilities

Hussein Helal is a popular 27-year-old man. As his building elevator lands on the ground floor, five men rush to...

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Egypt’s school system: Taking a look at schools, their curricula, and accreditation

According to UNICEF, 95.4 percent of the population in Egypt aged between six and 18 years old is enrolled in...

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University rankings: How significant are they?

While some students protested an annual tuition increase and what they describe as poor quality of education at the American...

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Monday's papers: Conflicting news reports abound

Depending on which newspaper one reads, Monday’s papers take the reader from a country on its way toward development with...

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Cold turkey: For food addicts, overeating is impossible to quit

Caught in a vicious cycle, Lamia sits in the bedroom she grew up in at her parent’s home with a...

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It’s a dog’s life: An innovative new kennel seeks to remedy the lack of quality digs for dogs

For many, a vacation away entails many complicated arrangements, from closing up the house to finding a friend to water...

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Wednesday's papers: Fear-mongering, conspiracies and gas prices

Internal politics are the focus of Wednesday’s newspapers, with the gas crisis, teachers on strike, public transportation and other issues...

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Clearing hurdles: Egyptian Paralympians overcome popular disregard for their talents

Broken sidewalks, buildings with high stairs, a lack of ramps or elevators and poor transportation services are not the only...

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Communities: The quiet world of Japanese women in Egypt

When Keiko’s fiancée was convincing her to move to Egypt after they married and his training contract in Japan would...

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Making travel halal: Amid tourism troubles, some in industry see opportunity for a niche market

Many Egyptians are worried about how the rise of Islamists will affect tourism, but others in the field hope that...

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A season of giving: For some children, Eid festivities might be more material than spiritual

Once the crescent moon is sighted and the new month of the Islamic calendar brings the first day of Eid,...

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Tuesday's papers: Takes on the Sinai attack

Sunday’s attack in Sinai near Rafah is the focus of Tuesday’s news. Speculation over who carried out the attacks range...

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