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45 minutes of artistic activity is enough to reduce stress

The benefits of art therapy have been proven scientifically once again. American researchers have shown that regardless of age or experience, creative pursuits can significantly lower stress levels. Can colouring, drawing, modeling with clay or collage, reduce the symptoms of anxiety? Researchers at Drexel University, based in the US city …

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Messi retires from international football after Argentina lose Copa America final to Chile

Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football on Sunday after Argentina crashed to defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final. A crestfallen Messi confirmed his decision to quit after yet another agonising near-miss with Argentina, who has now lost three major tournament finals in a row since 2014. “It’s a hard …

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The Bald Soprano: Moldova’s theater visits Alexandria with Ionesco’s heart and soul

Organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Center, the second edition of the Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theater took place 5-10 April, offering an assortment of plays from Egyptian and international troupes. Though the festival’s program enumerated 11 performances worth attending, one of them instantly grabbed my attention: The Bald …

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