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My Five-Year-Old Crush

Love. You never know when it will come. It sneaks up on you with the utmost surprise, but when it does, it hits you with all its power. You have no control over who you love and you cannot fight your feelings...
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My Metro Ride With A Feminist

In every Egyptian gentleman's life, there comes a time when this gentleman has no choice but to take the subway. The Egyptian metro, for those of you who don't know, is like the arena in The Hunger Games, the...
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On My Preschool Struggles

So, life… You are brought into this world and you are anticipated to fully function immediately and to meet the ludicrous expectations of your society. Believe me, I would love to meet those ridiculous...
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My Fourth Grade Stitches

I think every Egyptian kid would agree that the fourth grade is the worst year in every Egyptian's childhood. I don't know whether it is the eventual realization that you're never getting out of that black...
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The Day I Lost My Swimsuit

When I was a little boy, my parents wanted to make sure that they did whatever they could to get me into any kind of sport. I was incredibly fragile inside and out. Water was the only thing I was not afraid...
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20 Ways To Miss Your Flight

Man: NOOO! Wait, ma'am… Don't close the gate! Flight attendant: I'm sorry, sir, but the plane is already taking off. It's out of my hand. Man: Please, you don't understand. The love of my life is on this...
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Bravo Ya Hamada!

As human beings, our bodies are like vessels – containers that carry all the organs that keep us going. But, some of those organs that once used to be indispensable to their owners, over time and through...