PsychologyJune 14, 2017

Is Emotional Intelligence An Option?

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

FamilyMay 29, 2017

Does Grief Need to Look the Same for Everyone?

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

HistoryApril 19, 2017

Social Media – The New Colosseum

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama is a media and communication graduate from the King Abdulaziz Univerity in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and anthropology with a slight interest in economics and photography.
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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

PsychologyJanuary 8, 2017

But An Elephant Never forgets

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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Looking into the human inability to forget painful memories and suggesting two coping methods from the author’s personal

PsychologyOctober 13, 2016

How Much Do You Know About Yourself?

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

An inquisitive soul, Mariam has always been fascinated by human beings. With a Bachelor degree in International studies with a specialization in International Affairs, she learned that for there to be order in the world humans need to be reminded of their humanity. In her column “Back to Humanity” Mariam sheds a light on topics she believes we all need to reflect on every once in a while.
Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

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Personality tests have become very popular and are taken by millions of people around the world but what

EntertainmentJuly 19, 2016

What’s My Name? #MuhammadAli

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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The legend Muhammed Ali and how vital his name change was for him and for others after him. Embed from Getty Images “I am the greatest” he roared to the skeptic reporters ahead of his 1964 world title match with Sonny Liston. No one believed his claim, as he was the heavy underdog in this

HealthMay 23, 2016

Life. Rebooted.

Sarah Al Marashi (@Sarah888)

Sarah Al Marashi (@Sarah888)

Column: LOL – Living Out Loud
Sarah is an award-winning entrepreneur, business development specialist, life coach, writer, banking and investments professional with over 15 years of experience. She is the co-founder of the award-winning firm Infin8Ventures. Through her column, she hopes to re-ignite the dreamer in all of us and inspire us to make those dreams a reality.
Sarah Al Marashi (@Sarah888)

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The writer discusses starting over and picking up the pieces after a challenging time or a major change such as being made redundant, losing a loved one or going through health issues. What happens to an individual at this time and what are the physical, mental and emotional changes that might occur. Oprah Winfrey once

CommunityMay 22, 2016

But First, Let’s Tackle Mental Health

Yara Younis (@yaraayounis)

Yara, a 20 years old university graduate, aims to face the world's most pressing issues with the power of words, books, education (and a lot of persuasion). Using all that she's learned as a media student, she hopes to use her skills to produce a positive impact in society. With a passion for literature, politics, and physics, she knows that every great change started out as an idea written on paper.

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What is mental health wellbeing, and is it for certain ages and not for others? and how can

HealthMay 11, 2016

Be Honest, Don’t Be An April Fool

Salma Bin Faqqas (@SalmaOA_)

Salma Bin Faqqas, an aspiring 17 years old chemical engineering student that took a leap of faith into the unknown where she found out what she is truly capable of becoming. She believes that people too weak to pursue their own dreams will always find a way to discourage hers. An official addict to positivity and spreading joy. Through her column: "To a better tomorrow" she focuses on common problems found in our society and psychologically analyses them. It also gives simple solutions to the raised issues in order to make the community a better place to live in.

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As we have just passed April Fools’ Day, people had been trying to come up with the most

HealthApril 14, 2016

Mental Health Stigma in the UAE

Omar Al Owais (@OMSAlowais)

Omar Al Owais (@OMSAlowais)

Omar is an International Relations Student at the American University of Sharjah, with a passion towards politics and a devotion towards the rhythmic arts of poetry and prose.
Omar Al Owais (@OMSAlowais)

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Are mental health issues prevalent in the UAE? How are they combatted? Omar Al Owais discovers. Fatima has excelled academically all her life. She graduated from high school and undergraduate school with honors, got married at 21, and is currently pursuing postgraduate studies while balancing raising her daughter with her husband, and attending to the