Here We StartNovember 1, 2014

Here We Start – Issue #56

November is finally starting with all its galore. It’s the month of two main events in UAE: Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) and AbuDhabi Art Fair. This is the 33rd year the SIBF is running. I still remember when I was a kid and my father used to take us there to get our books

InterviewNovember 1, 2014

Interview with Saleh AlBraik, The Man Behind ThinkUp – Part 2

As Thinkup GCC celebrates its 3rd anniversary, our editor in chief interviews her old friend Saleh AlBraik (@SalehAlBraik), the man behind it all. The interview is divided to two parts; the first part was published in October’s issue and covered Thinkup’s different phases since its launch. This month we publish the second part, and it is more about

FeatureNovember 1, 2014

Mubadala’s Youth Forum

Article in brief: A review on this year’s Mubadala’s Annual Youth Forum. Another year has arrived and the

Beyond InspirationNovember 1, 2014

Going Undercover As Fashionista

Article in brief: How the author’s experience as an undercover ‘fashionista’ changed her appreciation for fashion and the realization that

Brining Out The Rumi In YouNovember 1, 2014

Choose What You Love

Article in brief: the author talks about the shift in the society towards self-owned businesses rather than safety

Emirati ReflectionsNovember 1, 2014

A Glimpse Of The Past

Article in brief: The author takes us on a walk down memory lane with his visit to one

Habillez-MoiNovember 1, 2014

Technological Innovation in Fashion

Article in brief: The writer studies how technology improved prospects in fashion. During the 90’s, fashion was a very tight-knit industry. Not everyone had the chance to attend a show and view the collections during a fashion week. It was one of the few known facts indeed; you’d have to personally know the designer, or

Mental PonderingNovember 1, 2014

Bang Bang! Emotional Triggers

Article in brief: Ever wonder why a sound or a smell triggers emotions or revives memories? Weather good or bad, emotional triggers have a large effect on how people live their lives. An ‘Emotional Trigger’ is something that sets off an emotion and a memory, flashback or feeling related to a specific event in that person’s

Pocket Full of BooksNovember 1, 2014

Book Review: The Samurai’s Garden

Article in brief: A review of “The Samurai’s Garden” by Gail Tsukiyama. “When I first arrived at Tarumi,

The Heart of MakingNovember 1, 2014

The Heart of Making: The Jeweler

Article in brief: This article recounts the learning process of how to produce jewelry pieces by hand. In the

The Words WithinNovember 1, 2014

More Choices, More Problems

Article in brief: Many believe they are fortunate to have a wealth of options available at their fingertips, but can this abundance actually be a burden for some. The author explores this topic and offers tips on overcoming the challenges of having too many options. We live in a world where we have an abundance of

Here We StartOctober 1, 2014

Here We Start – Issue #55

Those who know me personally know that last month I was honored to be chosen as a delegate to the 51st International Achievement Summit. And like all the other delegates and myself before we started the program, it would be safe to say, no one really knew what was this all about, because it’s not

FeatureOctober 1, 2014

Timez5: The Life Changing Praying Mat

Article in brief: The author takes us on an old woman’s journey who had joint and back problems and through her first five days of using the Timez5 prayer mat, and how it changed the way she prayed thereafter. The previous two articles related to the Timez5 mat, “Timez5: The Medical Praying Mat” and “Timez5: The Scientific Praying

FeatureOctober 1, 2014

Let Us Hear It Through Your Voice

Written by Maitha AlShamsi (CEO of Human Rights Sector in CDA) Article in Brief: A film competition to

InterviewOctober 1, 2014

Interview with Saleh AlBraik, The Man Behind ThinkUp – Part 1

As Thinkup GCC celebrates its 3rd anniversary, our editor in chief interviews her old friend Saleh AlBraik, the man behind it all. The interview is divided to two parts; the first part is published in October’s issue and will cover Thinkup’s different phases since its launch, while the second part will be published in November’s issue