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Nayera El-Sherif is an Egyptian journalist and writer.

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Why Do Arabs Fear Retirement?

Why Do Arabs Fear Retirement?

When Afaf Gamal, a 60-year-old Egyptian woman living in Cairo, was offered an early retirement package at the age of 45, she didn’t pause for…

Down and Out? Rent a Bridal Set for $30 in Cairo

Down and Out? Rent a Bridal Set for $30 in Cairo

Have you ever considered renting a gift for your loved one to show it off on social occasions, then returning it the next morning? Necessity…

Bargaining With Illness: Patients Call the Shots at Egypt's Teaching Hospitals

Bargaining With Illness: Patients Call the Shots at Egypt's Teaching Hospitals

If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then Omar Badr* wants nothing to do with apples. For him, his illness…

Dancers on the Nile: Cairo's Destitute Entertainers

Dancers on the Nile: Cairo's Destitute Entertainers

At dusk in Cairo, flocks of friends gather for 15 minutes on a Nile boat, their ages ranging between 20 and 30 years old; an array of…

Are Egypt’s Street Artists Being Squeezed Out of the Public Sphere?

Are Egypt’s Street Artists Being Squeezed Out of the Public Sphere?

Five years ago, Tareq Mohamed Abdel Aal, 25, decided to use his God-given talent for drawing to earn a living. Having loved art since he…