Noha Badawi

Face-Aging App? No, Thank You Very Much!

Months ago, we all woke up to social media feeds taken over by old, wrinkled and familiar-looking faces. It was like we went to sleep and suddenly every single person you knew grew old overnight. I remember spending hours upon hours scrolling. Friends looked like a back-from-the-future rein­carnation. It hit very hard that oh, dear…

لأ…مش عايزة أشوف نفسي كبيرة!

ترجمة: نوران العشري من كام شهر، صحينا وفتحنا الإنترنت لقينا كل المواقع والأبليكيشنز مليانة صور ناس عجوزة وتجاعيد لوشوش احنا عارفينها. محدش كان فاهم إيه اللي بيحصل أو العالم جراله إيه. كأننا دخلنا ننام عادي وصحينا لقينا الناس كلها كبرت وعجزت فجأة في يوم وليلة. الموضوع كان مرعب!   فاكرة إني فضلت ساعات بقلب وبشوف…

Are Newspapers Getting Extinct?

Back in the day, newspapers were a hit. People woke up early to get their daily editions and be up to date on whatever is going on in their country or around the world. Those were the good old days, when things were slow, peaceful and relaxing. Nowadays, our lives are going by a ridiculously…

10 characteristics of people who like to read Mickey!

We hear the name Mickey Mouse and suddenly, a goofy-like smile shows up on our faces. You think age makes a difference? Oh no, trust me! I’d like to think that even men in their fifties and older still enjoy reading Mickey from time to time. This magical magazine is a perfect pastime for all…

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Indeed!

If you’re an 80s or 90s kid, then you’ve definitely spent a big chunk of your time binge watching the worldwide loved sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. When we – friends’ fans – look back at it, we find that we have learned a lot from the six friends’ lives; friendship, loyalty, relationships, marriage, dating and so much…

My Trip to a Real Central Perk in Port-Fouad!

Are you a huge F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan?! Pack your bag and hit the road to Port-Fouad! It’s about time you get to live the real Central Perk experience. Walking to the coffee shop, my brain went on full F.R.I.E.N.D.S mode; singing along the lines: So no one told you life was gonna be this way,  Your…

Self Help Books; Just How Helpful Are They?

If you ask Mr. Google about them, he’ll tell you they are books written to “instruct” people on how to manage life, solve problems and get through difficulties. Does that seem helpful at all? I think not. As humans, we don’t enjoy being lectured, questioned and tested; it steps on our ego. Most of the…

5 Books that will Have you Reaching for the Tissues!

When it comes to crying while reading, I can teach lessons on the matter. I know many of you consider themselves “not the crying type”. Believe me, I’ve been there. And oh boy, how wrong was I! Movies, shows and books; three things that have the power to make a person made out of ice, melt…

Mickey and Tintin, Classics that were Summer Must Haves for Every 90’s Kid!

When I say classics, I don’t mean Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens or even Shakespeare’s classics. I’m talking about Egyptian childhood classics, comedies, magazines. Yep, stuff like Mickey magazine, El-Moghamerun el Khamsa, and the marvelous collection of teen literature and comic books. Those are the classics most of us grew up reading for fun. Back…

10 Amusing Books for People who Hate Reading

“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince.   Books are a magical portal to an entirely different universe. One where everything is possible; one where you can be whoever you want to be,…