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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

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)

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

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

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)

Reading Time: 3 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