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Parents share their need-to-know school hacks

Parents share their need-to-know school hacks

Who best to tell us how to survive the school year than those who experience it first hand? We ask parents in Abu Dhabi for their school hacks to keep children’s brains ticking over and maintain strong relationships with their …

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Let us introduce you to the most inspirational ten-year-old in town

Let us introduce you to the most inspirational ten-year-old in town

At just ten years old, Sainath Manikandan has made it his mission to protect our planet, making sure his peers follow in his eco-friendly footsteps. Having recently won a prestigious Diana Award – an accolade only given to the brightest …

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Cycling challenge to inspire and empower women

Cycling challenge to inspire and empower women

An Abu Dhabi athlete has set the wheels in motion for female empowerment and gender inclusivity in sport with a plea for women everywhere to become more active. Following a mammoth ride from Sweden to Germany in July this year …

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This impressive research will change the way you think

This impressive research will change the way you think

Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have revealed that our brains have an ‘auto-correct’ function that makes sense of ambiguous sounds. The work, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, claims that our brains re-evaluate sounds to modify our …

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Why inspiring a generation of women is just the start

Why inspiring a generation of women is just the start

An international sports tournament being held in the UAE is looking to inspire women in the community to consider a career in sport.  The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 has launched a nationwide campaign that aims to help women fulfil …

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How can we fight to stop rising illiteracy?

How can we fight to stop rising illiteracy?

According to data from the United Nations Institute of Statistics, there are approximately 750 million adults globally that remain illiterate. Of that number, 13 percent are youth between 15 and 24 years old. In this context and as International Literacy …

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Find out what you’ll pay at the pumps next month

Find out what you’ll pay at the pumps next month

The cost of fuel has increased for the second month in a row.  The Ministry of Energy has announced the new price of fuel effective from 1st September, with prices increasing across the board from August. Here are the latest …

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How to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day in style

How to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day in style

This week the fourth annual Emirati Women’s Day will be celebrated across the UAE. Marked on 28th August, the day was inaugurated in 2015 by HH Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak who sought to recognise the contributions, both current and in the …

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Everything you need to know to conquer stress

Everything you need to know to conquer stress

Feeling stressed? Us too. We ask the experts about the health impacts of stress and what to do when it all gets too much. We’ve all been there: There’s a huge project at work, you’re preparing for a big life …

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You need to seek out this new restaurant

You need to seek out this new restaurant

Part of the fun of travelling is discovering little eateries off the beaten track. Shacks and stalls selling street food, little tavernas and bistros up winding streets – there’s a thrill to finding a hidden gem. But I’m not on …

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