EducationApril 22, 2019

Personal Development Plans for All Ages

  Looking at how Personal Development Plans can be incorporated into an individual’s learning journey from an early age. A Personal Development Plan (PDP) is “a combination of approaches, ideas, and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth” (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development). Every individual comes with their own set of

PhilosophyApril 21, 2019

The Consumption Identity

  There is nothing more real than the intangible aspects of mankind; pain, identity, consciousnesses, awareness, and our relationships with people rather than objects. The fact that we dwell on the material byproducts of life as indicators of being could be one of the main reasons why we face so many issues with our identity

Social MediaApril 16, 2019

Locked Up Inside the Social Media News Bubble

Social Media has effectively transformed our world. News circulated on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram can cross borders in split seconds. But is it helping us become any more knowledgeable? “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion” – George Orwell, 1984. Today, we tend to think of ourselves as well-informed individuals because the

EducationApril 14, 2019

Changing the Conversation: Straight A’s vs Learning

  Can you imagine how our schools will look like if more teachers started praising students for their effort in learning rather an A+? I clearly remember my first A+. I was in first grade, after studying very hard for my English test through taking special tutoring classes during the summer vacation to aim for

ScienceApril 11, 2019

Celebrating Fierceness: Arab Women in STEM

  In 2019, the International Women’s Day saw the start of an Emirati-based platform initiated to celebrate Arab

Climate ChangeApril 9, 2019

Climate Change – We Are Sinking, Queue the Music

  Are we living in a movie scene? Climate change might be our sad ending movie. When Titanic was sinking and everything was falling apart, those who were playing music at the back of the ship always made me think— they were in trouble, a catastrophe, yet they didn’t try to survive – instead, they

YouthApril 4, 2019

When The Thought of Future Induces Anxiety

  Exploring the youth’s mental health as a result of all the stress their community and environment puts on them. I’m approaching the end of my time in high school, which means the pressure has started actively to work on the whole process of university applications. From pulling all-nighters to studying for endless tests and

BusinessApril 3, 2019

Will We Barter Again?

  Are your humble savings limiting your growth? Do you find it difficult to grow your business while managing expenditures? Then, online bartering could be a solution. Are you a professional videographer? Accounting perhaps? Yet you don’t have enough savings to paint your house? How about you shoot a video for a painter who is

HistoryMarch 19, 2019

Lawrence of Arabia, Hero or Villain?

  What is the historical understanding of Lawrence of Arabia’s role in the Middle East, and is he perceived as a hero or a villain? A while ago I posted a poll question on my Instagram story regarding Thomas Edward Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia). The post had two clickable options underneath his image,

Self ReflectionMarch 17, 2019

What It Means to be Beautiful

  Being beautiful has nothing to do with your physical appearance. At 17-years-old, this is something I still struggle to believe in wholeheartedly. I’ll be the first person to tell you that I couldn’t care less about what other people think of me, and then cry myself to sleep after that because I would think