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SocietyOctober 12, 2017

Rebirth of a Vision: Sustainability under Sheikh Zayed’s Legacy

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: 5 minutesThe alignment of the Founding Father’s vision with a global sustainability initiative presents a great opportunity for the progress of sustainable development. The year 2018 has recently been declared in the UAE as “The Year of Zayed” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UAE’s Founding Father’s birth. As an environmentalist, this decision not

RelationshipsSeptember 29, 2017

That Bitter Woman

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: 3 minutesRecounting an incident of someone’s bitterness and showing the other side of the story and why some people

Social MediaSeptember 26, 2017

How New Media Is Influencing Our Social Norms

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: 2 minutesThe influence of social media has led to the encouragement of action and challenging of the status quo.

EntertainmentSeptember 24, 2017

Back to School in Pink and Blue

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 minutesThe media continues to push the blue and pink agenda towards children who are easily influenced into following stereotypes. It’s the annual back to school season, and this year my children are starting kindergarten, which means we are now joining other parents in shopping for school bags and accessories. I took my children along so

Work LifeAugust 2, 2017

The Millennial’s Path To Success

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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Reading Time: 4 minutesHow does the millennial generation define success different from the generations before and how are we achieving it? For many generations success has been a clear path; a good education, a good job, marriage, a house and a good retirement plan. This path still works for a lot of people but most of us millennials

FamilyJuly 18, 2017

A Wedding Without Drama

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 minutesWeddings should not have to be about pomp and glory, but rather an intimate celebration of a couple’s union and their transition into married life. Weddings are seen as a major milestone, despite all other achievements that people may have accomplished in their lives. Marriage is also seen in the context of the Islamic faith

SocietyJune 9, 2017

Changing the Way We Look at Food during Ramadan

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 minutesThe excessive eating habits of people during Ramadan are looked at with thoughts on how to curb this. Ramadan is the time of the year when people’s habits change to adapt to the fasting period, which can be quite difficult especially in the hot summer months of the UAE. And so, it is understandable to

Student LifeJune 8, 2017

10 Ways You Can Manage Your Summer Course Studies During Ramadan

Hamda Yaser Al Awadhi

Hamda is a nineteen years old Emirati and a third-year international affairs student at Zayed University. Hamda’s interest in writing articles began when she lived and studied in France. The four years in France taught her to respect the diverse opinions surrounding her, yet to always acquire her own personal opinion. Hamda enjoys discovering different topics surrounding culture, history and world issues.
In her column “The Oblivion” she covers topics in world issues, theories and philosophical topics.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesStudents may choose to enroll in summer courses to move ahead in their studies, here are simple tips that may help you ace your summer course during the holy month of Ramadan. At the end of a spring semester, students may choose to continue taking courses during their summer holidays. The duration of these courses

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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Reading Time: 4 minutesFuneral traditions and the consoling days and their one size fit all approach may not work for everyone.

FamilyMay 14, 2017

Lesson Learned– Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

Column: Emirati Reflections
Abdulla holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. His abstract passion for history and literature with a hint of photography adds to his noble enduring quality. Abdulla enjoys visiting museums, art exhibitions and likes to spend his spare time in the outdoors. His column “Emirati Reflections” is a mixture of stories from the past and insights of the present, which blend together and formulate his understanding of the UAE’s culture.
Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat are the lessons we learn after the sudden loss of a family member? I published my last article in the summer of 2016, and since then I have been suffering from writer’s block. I don’t know the reasons behind that block, but one thing I am sure about, is the fact that not being