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Here We StartMay 1, 2015

Here We Start – Issue # 62: May 2015

This month, many students will be undergoing their final examinations, whether in schools or universities. Those exams can get hard, challenging, frustrating, and pushes many to give up and just aim to pass rather than excel. I believe this applies not only to exams but also to everything in life. If life had taught me anything, it’s

InterviewMay 1, 2015

Interview with Khayarat Founder: Najla AlMidfa

Najla AlMidfa, recently was listed as one of the most powerful Arabs under 40, and that barely speaks to all her achievements in life, from being a Stanford MBA graduate, long experience in international consultancy companies, long involvement in entrepreneurship whether directly or through her work in Khalifa fund few years back, and now with

FeatureMay 1, 2015

Middle East Film and Comic Con – MEFCC 2015

Article in brief: the author gives us his review of exploring MEFCC for this year. Last month, I attended

Guest ArticleMay 1, 2015

Reflections On a Social Media Suicide

Written by Alia AlShamsi (on instagram as @sand_in_her_hair) Article in brief: the author reflects on the phase she disconnected from social media platforms and how it changed her perspectives. Remember that article I wrote a while back on social media suicide? Well, I don’t remember it either. The truth is, I’ve postponed writing this article for

Ebb & FlowMay 1, 2015

Is Your Child Obese?

Article in brief: An insight on childhood obesity, its impact and ways to prevent it. Obesity and being overweight

Emirati ReflectionsMay 1, 2015

East or West, UAE is the Best

Article in brief: The author calls for making the UAE a summer holiday destination instead of traveling abroad given all the tourist attractions it has.   I must admit that I am always late in arranging my summer holiday plans. However, this year I decided to change my usual habit of being tardy and properly plan

Bringing Out The Rumi In YouMay 1, 2015

Kilimanjaro; My Introverting Journey

Article in brief: A reflection of the author’s mountaineering journey. Having our personalities dissected and neatly compartmentalized by the MBTI personalities have done wonders in figuring out each of our personal uniqueness, all 16 types with variances on the degree of each component. Focusing on the first category, Myers-Briggs classifies you as either an Extrovert

Habillez-MoiMay 1, 2015

The Dazed Scene That Is Fashion Forward

Article in brief: the author discusses Dubai’s own fashion week through Fashion Forward. One aspect of Fashion Forward

Hidden PromisesMay 1, 2015

A Hall Too Big

Article in brief: The author discusses the disadvantages of students attending lecture halls. Last year, I made the transition from being a high school student to a university student. The change wasn’t that hard, but the most difficult part was the extra workload. Now, even though my freshman year has been pleasant so far, I

Just a NassasaryMay 1, 2015

Societies & “Bushido”

Article in brief: Unity comes in various shapes and forms, and a united Middle East does not come

Mental PonderingMay 1, 2015

Disagreements Without Casualties

Article in brief: many get upset when someone tells them they are wrong; some even get offended and get into a heated argument, they may even eventually win the argument. However, did they lose the person they were speaking to? When two people have a conversation and one disagrees with another, depending on the situation,

Musings of an “Entrepreneur”May 1, 2015

Insights about Workplace Morale

Article in brief: A couple of ways you can be a good boss and improve everyone’s performance abilities.

Of Ships And KingsMay 1, 2015

I Pity the Blind in Granada

Article in brief: What does it take to be a thriving cultural, economic and manufacturing hub? Money? Land? People? Yes, to a certain extent. In this article, Omar Al Owais explores an additional factor. I pity the blind in Granada; says Francesco Alarcon De La Casa. I visited Spain twice, and I couldn’t agree more with

Pocket Full of BooksMay 1, 2015

The Alchemist Book Review

Article in brief: the author writes her review and reflection on rereading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. “The Soul

The Words WithinMay 1, 2015

Without Roots, You Cannot Grow – Part II

Article in Brief: The author looks at how the current school systems are not conducive to learning Arabic while also receiving a good education. In my last article, I wrote about how the Arabic language and culture are issues that need to be addressed separately, and my emphasis was on culture. This month, I’m shifting

Uno Momento: A Moment of ContemplationMay 1, 2015

Redefining Volunteerism

Article in brief: Volunteerism is a lot more than simply carrying heavy boxes in poor countries. The moment