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SocietyJanuary 15, 2018

Take a Power Stance against Corruption

Maryam Almheiri (@inkofhers)

Maryam holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. From forests to forensics, her upbringing as a reader developed various interests and a passion for learning.

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  The world needs to take a step back and stand against a major hurdle to its development: Corruption. Consider this: 1 trillion dollars and another 2.6 dollars trillion are stealthily put into the wrong pockets every year, the first paid in bribery and the latter stolen through other corruptive means. These figures give corruption

SocietyJanuary 10, 2018

When Certain Comments Cross The Fine Line Of Privacy #thisisabuse (@DFWAC)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Column: A Moment of Contemplation
Shurooq, an Emarati from Dubai, has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since she shifted career from Science to humanitarian where she found joy. Her interests include traveling and foreign films. Shurooq’s column is influenced by those distinctive moments that give a deeper perspective on life.
Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesReflecting on the latest awareness campaign #thisisabuse by DFWAC, some of its causes and how to cope. “So, you finally got pregnant after so many years of marriage!”, he said in a demeaning tone. And I was mortified. I had only met him twice before, yet this man had the audacity to openly comment on

PsychologyJanuary 3, 2018

Emotional Abuse Is Not Acceptable – #ThisIsAbuse (@dfwac)

Hessa AlEassa (@Hessa_AlEassa)

Hessa Al Eassa writes to inspire, shift perspectives and make individuals aware of themselves and their potentials. With her creative pieces, she aims to reach the hearts and minds of her readers for them to have a better life. She is highly interested in topics such as psychology, self-help, and wellbeing. She is a dreamer, an optimist and she finds beauty in the little details of life.

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Many families can be abused without knowing that they are. This article talks specifically about emotional abuse

Self ReflectionDecember 31, 2017

Countdown to New Year’s Eve

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Reading Time: 3 minutes  An overview of how New Year’s Eve celebrations have evolved over time and the extravagance associated with it in modern times. The start of the New Year has been celebrated for centuries in many different ways and on many different dates. January 1st was declared as the first day of the year in 46

LiteratureDecember 24, 2017

5 Tips for Every Bookworm Visiting A Middle Eastern Book Fair

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

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Reading Time: 3 minutes  Here are five tips to make sure your experience of a book fair was worth the wait

ReligionsDecember 7, 2017

Friday Prayers Should Cultivate Peace, Not Traffic

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Mosques are a place of peace and respect, but why is it that some people abandon these

Work LifeDecember 4, 2017

Are We Planning For Our Post-Retirement Life?

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Column: A Moment of Contemplation
Shurooq, an Emarati from Dubai, has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since she shifted career from Science to humanitarian where she found joy. Her interests include traveling and foreign films. Shurooq’s column is influenced by those distinctive moments that give a deeper perspective on life.
Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  What activities should your retirement plan include and how can you ensure you can finance it. I

SocietyNovember 30, 2017

The Year of Zayed: a Timeline of Previous Achievements and a New Year’s Resolution

Maitha AlSuwaidi (@maithaAHS)

Maitha AlSuwaidi (@maithaAHS)

Maitha is a 17-year-old student at New York University Abu Dhabi, majoring in political sciences. She is also an athlete in Sharjah Women Sports Foundation and the UAE’s Archery National Team. She holds an undeniable love for reading, whether it is reading poetry, novels or an endless stream of articles. In her journey of finding herself and her voice, she hopes to inspire several people and spread some good along the way.
Maitha AlSuwaidi (@maithaAHS)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHow do we express our love and gratitude towards the father of this nation during the Year of

InspirationalNovember 20, 2017

I Exist Because I Want To

Lulwa A.M. (@A_Lulwaal)

Lulwa is a growing writer and artist from Kuwait. She holds a BBA in International Management. She is an aspiring philanthropist, an avid reader, an enthusiast for knowledge, a feminist and a cosmopolitan. Her major topics of interest, which are reflected in her articles, include cultural diversity, tolerance, women empowerment, literature, and education. Lulwa also reviews books on her Instagram account.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes  Rarely do people think about the reason for their existence and the meaning of their lives. As a result, many do not reach their utmost potential. This article discusses the different reasons for our existence, and how our perception of our lives changes the way we live our lives and affects the world in

InspirationalNovember 1, 2017

4 Lessons From Steve Jobs

Alia Nasser (Instagram: @alyafekri)

Alia is an avid reader, a passionate dreamer, a travel enthusiast, and kind of a lazy writer; this is basically her life in one sentence. She loves writing and it all started with her and a pink journal at 6 years old. Alia has been a constant reader from a very young age as well. She loves telling stories, mostly through writing, but also through pictures as well. Through her writing, she wants to inspire people to be more, to do more. Alia wants to give hope and motivation to people. Everyone deserves to know that their dreams can come true.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesFour great lessons from one of the most inspiring people of our time: Steve Jobs! May these inspirational