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From Social Media, With Love

  By Lina Al-Khoury, Social Activist   Since the new “Big Bang” installed itself in our daily lives, people tend to be obsessed with “stalking” everyone and posting their personal issues on social media. It became a transactional process of giving and taking personal information about everyone, creating a way to killing doubt and proving facts. The credibility given to …

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As You Like It

By Chris Penlington    I was recently leading a mindfulness session on the beach in my local town of Whitley Bay. As we walked and moved mindfully we were surrounded by the sounds of the crashing waves, wind, dogs barking and a sports coach shouting instructions and encouragement. One lady, who had never been to a mindfulness class before, made …

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Dubai Women Establishment to host ‘shifting perceptions’ TEDx Talk event in collaboration with TEDxDubai

In support of UAE Innovation Week   Third TEDxDubai Salon to provide an evening of TEDx Talks, attendee participation and live interaction—showcasing thought-provoking speakers and talks from the TED platform. Shamsa Saleh: The TEDxDubai Salon event will highlight and showcase Emirati and local talents, and provide an opportunity to encourage the youth to instil a spirit of innovation and creativity …

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Authors and the Role of Critics

Authors and the Role of Critics Discussed at Sharjah International Book Fair Friendship, friction and flexing muscles   A panel at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) told the audience that critics can either add to the creative process or misuse their status for their own gains. Speaking at the session were Syrian novelist Dr. Shahla Ujayli, Dr. Rasoul Mohammad …

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What Shapes a Writer’s Voice?

  Sister Souljah, Maryam Al-Ghafly and Salih Abo Usboa speak at SIBF 2016 about why they committed to the messages conveyed in their writings   In a discussion organised at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2016, renowned writers and critics spoke about personal and external triggers that shaped them as writers, what has made them run its course relentlessly …

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3 Top Secrets Wealthy Women Use to Overcome Barriers to Creating Financial Freedom

By Karen Keller, Ph.D    When women reach a certain age, they begin to ask the important questions: “What will my retirement look like? Will I be able to maintain a specific lifestyle? How will money affect my sense of security?” Women typically are so immersed in the present day-to-day activities that they are too exhausted to think beyond that. …

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Is Truth Stranger than Fiction? Authors Reveal their Sources

How writers research and interpret history at Sharjah International Book Fair     Two eminent Arabic authors and one of Serbia’s most respected writers told the audience at the Sharjah International Book Fair, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah, that history can dictate their work but not stifle their imagination. Award winning poet, author and publisher Vladislav Bajac, whose books …

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