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The Dance of Dreamers

By Alexa Keating     Do you believe in magic? Dreamers do. They are a special breed of people, human transformers if one looks closely. Dreamers never have to think outside the box; they don’t understand that concept. They exist in a world they are free to dance through, unrestrained. How do you know they exist? Just look around you; every …

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Does Courtesy Costs Anything?

By Mohammed Abdul Jawad   Courtesy is a duty and a pivotal trait that molds one’s personality; thus, we call someone ‘humble’, ‘mild’, or‘gentle’. And it must be said that a courteous person is always a keen observer and thoughtful performer, because the change and reaction of personality derives from the spirited conscience, tempered heart and responding mind. Very often, …

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Top 10 Mummy Blogs

This week we list the Top 10 Mummy Bloggers in the Middle East – a diverse set of women offering us a glimpse into the touching, humorous and often hectic aspects of motherhood. Our blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content, reader engagement and post frequency. 1. Mum of Boys British expat Louise Emma Clarke started Mum of Boys in 2014, going on …

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Health & Safety Tips to Survive the Sandstorm Season

By Mohamed Samir, Regional Medical Director, Mundipharma, Middle East & Africa Region   Asthma awareness is crucial when living in the GCC, especially when we live in a climate which has significant environmental triggers such as sandstorms. Several studies conducted in the Arabian Peninsula countries with a high rate of sandstorms, confirmed the increased prevalence of asthma in those countries.[1] …

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Shopping Frenzy During Ramadan

By Mohammed Abdul Jawad With the Holy month here, there is a lot of excitement, preparation, calm reflections, and needless to say, an abundance of Ramadan shopping.  Everywhere – at shopping malls, department stores and supermarkets – one can find special offers and attractive promos for Ramadan. Special commodities are publicized with discounted prices, and colorful signboards and flashing lights …

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Sustainability Made Easy

  How you can improve your sustainability efforts? Sustainability self assessment tool launched on World Environment Day to encourage entities to assess and identify opportunities for improving sustainability efforts Get the most out of your sustainability efforts. World Environment Day was marked by the introduction of an online sustainability self-assessment tool. Do you know how your day to day business …

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Top Digital Influencers Identified

SERMO, a global network of communications agencies specialising in lifestyle and luxury, has published its Digital Influencer Index for 2016 which ranks bloggers, vloggers, Instagrammers and other social media stars from around the world. The report relies on intelligence from SERMO’s 15 PR agency partners worldwide to produce a Top 10 list for each of the 16 markets the network’s partners operate in, as well as …

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UN WOMEN DEBUTS ‘WE ARE HERE’ DOCUMENTARY SERIES

UN WOMEN DEBUTS ‘WE ARE HERE’ DOCUMENTARY SERIES HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN’S ROLE IN CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT ARAB STATES UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced today the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living in challenging environments across the Arab States Region. …

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