HistoryApril 19, 2017

Social Media – The New Colosseum

Today we circulate graphic images and inhumane videos in hopes of awakening a part of the human mind that has yet to be desensitized. Between 70-80 A.D., ancient Rome has built an open-air venue famously known as the Colosseum for entertainment. You can hardly imagine the Colosseum without the association of brutal, vicious, and masculine

Women EmpowermentApril 17, 2017

Unpaid Domestic Work: A Tale of Disproportionate Gender Representation

How come women’s unpaid work is considered unimportant to the development of society and isn’t counted within its GNP. Despite common belief, there has never been a time in history where women did not work. The work done by women that usually gets disregarded is that of unpaid domestic nature. Unpaid work is usually defined

CultureApril 12, 2017

To The Ones Who Got Killed In The Name Of Honor

Countless women are killed every year in the name of honor; our societies harbor such injustice and we are all passive participants. Almost every evening, when the inhabitants of the oldest apartment building in the outskirts of the youngest and most urbanized city in the country were supposedly in a deep sleep, a certain man

HealthApril 9, 2017

Connecting the Dots between Mind, Body, and Soul

Exploring the narrow-minded approach of many doctors when it comes to treating their patients. Have you ever been

HealthApril 6, 2017

Moving In A Sedentary World

Modern life has left us accustomed to sitting for the majority of our time, and moving very little otherwise. This might very well be the reason for the majority of bodily aches and pains in people of all ages. The solution is simply to embrace more active lifestyles. The human body has natural asymmetries. If

LanguageApril 4, 2017

Interesting Facts about the Japanese Language

Some think of learning the Japanese language hard, and that’s it, but how much do we really know

SocietyApril 2, 2017

Making a Habit to Give (@YearOfGiving)

The author lauds the initiative of the government in launching the “Year of Giving” and looks at ways that we can all give back to our community. 2016 was declared as the “Year of Reading” in the UAE, and this resulted in many noteworthy initiatives, as well as a platform for the bookworms of the

Book ReviewsMarch 30, 2017

A Book Review on Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge

A Book Review on The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, published in 1886. The Mayor of Casterbridge was written by the British author Thomas Hardy, who is described as “the greatest tragic writer among English novelists”[i]. In fact, he is believed to be the source of the term “cliffhanger”. In one serialized novel, Hardy

CreativityMarch 28, 2017

In The Name Of All The Rebellious Writers

A rant by a writer who wants to be accepted with her mainstream writing style in the elitist

HistoryMarch 26, 2017

Serving It Soft. Soft Powers Vs Hard Power In Influencing Countries

Explaining the importance of ‘soft power’ in adherence to ‘hard-power’ and their role in facing global challenges in

Book ReviewsMarch 23, 2017

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A story of two children in the midst of war, family losses, and how the radio affected lives.

ParentingMarch 21, 2017

The First Night Alone With My Baby

As a first-time mom, the writer shares her daunting experience the first time she was completely alone with her baby overnight and how she struggled. Last December, I was about to spend my first night alone with my 10-day old son. As a first-time mom, everything about the baby made me nervous. I kept questioning

HealthMarch 19, 2017

The Role Of 3D Printing In Medicine

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing approach that includes layering of substances to create an object, that has been recently used in the healthcare sector due to several factors such as its low cost and facilitation of different processes. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing process of layering substances such as metals, ceramics, and living

SocietyFebruary 23, 2017

The Joys And Woes Of The Desert

Encouraging readers to explore the nature of the UAE, but also with caution to those who are negligent and cause harm to the environment. While the UAE may be famed for its glitz and glamor, and iconic structures such as the Burj Khalifa and Etihad Towers, one must not forget some of the real beauties

Marketing and AdvertisingFebruary 21, 2017

That Advertisement Is For Them, The Third Persons

What is the Third Person Effect and how does it relate to advertising? Third Person Effect is a theory developed by Sociologist W. Phillips Davison in 1983. The Third Person Effect occurs when an individual is exposed to a certain mass media message. The Third Person Effect is when a person assumes there is a

Self ReflectionFebruary 19, 2017

What Is Failure?

We try so hard to make something out of our lives, and for many, the fear of failure