Business and MoneyJuly 20, 2017

Agenda-Setting – But I Want to Catch ’em All

What is agenda setting, and how does it relate to advertising. The information portrayed in a way that

FamilyJuly 18, 2017

A Wedding Without Drama

Weddings should not have to be about pomp and glory, but rather an intimate celebration of a couple’s union and their transition into married life. Weddings are seen as a major milestone, despite all other achievements that people may have accomplished in their lives. Marriage is also seen in the context of the Islamic faith

Business and MoneyJuly 13, 2017

Holi-STAY – The Rise of Staycations!

Exploring the concept of a “vacation” beyond the traveling on a boat/plane to a land beyond your comfort zone and discovering those lands and what it has to offer in a relaxing mode. Perhaps to discover something you might not need to travel so far away, sometimes the “unknown” is behind our backyard. Summer holidays can

EmployeeJuly 11, 2017

3 Main Reasons Employee Disengagement Is a Pandemic

What are the main reasons employee disengagement has become so common in our workplaces? Employee disengagement manifests itself in many ways; in the slow tempo and zoned-out looks of people as they perform their tasks, in taking far too many sick leaves for the tiniest of sniffles, and complete nonchalance in anything work-related that goes

ArtJune 21, 2017

Long and Lost in the Abstract Abyss of Helen Teede’s Art

Examining loss in Helen Teede’s “Unhomed” exhibition in which she reflects on the loss of her home in Zimbabwe. A large, strikingly painted canvas by Zimbabwean artist Helen Teede was one of the few paintings that struck a chord with me during Alserkal Avenue’s opening night last March. The artwork at hand, titled “Shifting Grounds”,

Marketing and AdvertisingJune 19, 2017

What is Native Advertising?

What is native advertising, and why should you change your advertising ways? Advertisements can be annoying. According to

PsychologyJune 14, 2017

Is Emotional Intelligence An Option?

What does the term “Emotional Intelligence” mean? Why do we hear about it frequently? And do we really

IdentityJune 12, 2017

The Wondrous World of Bilingual Brains

How does knowing more than one language affect our brains? Does it make our minds disoriented or sharper?

SocietyJune 9, 2017

Changing the Way We Look at Food during Ramadan

The excessive eating habits of people during Ramadan are looked at with thoughts on how to curb this. Ramadan is the time of the year when people’s habits change to adapt to the fasting period, which can be quite difficult especially in the hot summer months of the UAE. And so, it is understandable to

Student LifeJune 8, 2017

10 Ways You Can Manage Your Summer Course Studies During Ramadan

Students may choose to enroll in summer courses to move ahead in their studies, here are simple tips that may help you ace your summer course during the holy month of Ramadan. At the end of a spring semester, students may choose to continue taking courses during their summer holidays. The duration of these courses

IdentityMay 31, 2017

Would You Change Your Name?

The author considers why a friend of hers has changed her name drastically for social acceptance. A few

FamilyMay 29, 2017

Does Grief Need to Look the Same for Everyone?

Funeral traditions and the consoling days and their one size fit all approach may not work for everyone.

Business and MoneyMay 24, 2017

Organizational Structures Going Flat

What is the flat organizational hierarchy and how is it used in management. Every successful organization functions on

HistoryMay 22, 2017

The History of Messages

Exploring the previous eras and ways of telecommunication untill they progressed to the current state. In these fast-paced days where people send billions of messages every day whizzing across the globe, we tend to omit from our heads the early beginnings of telecommunication that was used by our ancestors. What did people do when they

Book SummaryMay 18, 2017

#BookSummary David Ogilvy’s Confessions of an Advertising Man

In this guide, the once considered father of modern advertisement uncovers his secrets to a successful advertisement. David Ogilvy,

EntertainmentMay 16, 2017

Batman, Superman, and Logan Walked Into A Coffee Shop- The Beauty of @MEFCC

Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) started only a few years ago at the Dubai International Marine Club. Back then it was a small event, with a spark that has now become Comic Con’s distinctive atmosphere. There are and always will be detractors and critics of MEFCC, myself included, finding fault with some of