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

EducationFebruary 27, 2019

Are You Equipped With The Right Skills For The Future?

  As robotics and artificial intelligence change the landscape of the job market, what do we need to keep succeeding in our careers and businesses in the future? I attended a session on advanced skills learning in this year’s World Government Summit, and it was one of the most interesting sessions to me, as it

CultureFebruary 18, 2019

The Youth Leveraging the Power of Vulnerability in Open Mic Nights (@BSpace4)

  What is the open mic night culture all about? And how is it empowering the youth in today’s world? I was recently invited to attend an open mic night in Dubai by the Blank Space and I was blown away by the diverse talents that performed that night and their engaged audience, both were

EducationDecember 6, 2018

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A …

  High school students are still trying to shape who they are as individuals and yet need to

Mental HealthSeptember 12, 2018

Childhood Bully and the Long-Lasting Damage it Causes

Though main forms of bully start and end at a young age in school, the damage it causes

EducationJuly 18, 2018

Studying Abroad: The Challenges of a Traveling Student

  What most people do not tell you about studying abroad is that it is not always all

Work LifeJuly 2, 2018

When Fresh Graduates Feel Inadequate at Work

  We don’t need to be perfect to succeed in our jobs, but we need to persist. We have watched multiple videos on how to excel as a student and we have read enough books on self-help to know, at the back of our heads, how to approach any situations in the workplace. But, once

SocietyMay 31, 2018

Looking Past The Uniforms

Let’s look past uniforms/unified clothing and see the individuality of the individual wearing it. Around eight months ago, I moved to live in NYUAD, a community known to be one of the most diverse in the world. Throughout the past six months, I slowly developed a feeling of being unrecognized in this community due to

Mental HealthMay 3, 2018

5 Measures Universities Can Take to Better Manage their Students’ Mental Health

  What are the policy changes or new programs universities can launch to improve the status of their students’ mental health? With all the awareness on mental health issues specifically for the youth, universities often ask what can they do to improve the mental health of their students. Different countries around the world have acted independently

Mental HealthApril 19, 2018

Don’t Feel Guilty for Your Education

  How can guilt elevate one’s level of academic anxiety and what are some of the solutions to combat it. A thought which I have pondered on recently is that for most of us in the UAE, our parents have provided for our needs at great expense for most of our lives. Growing up, it was probably