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She’s just 13, but in June, while everyone else was preoccupied with Covid-19, Imogen Robinson was finishing her last round of chemotherapy after a seven-month battle with ovarian cancer. But cancer didn’t stop her from learning how to apply makeup, or starting a social media platform to showcase her looks. Or from taking up the piano – and all this while keeping up with her checkups and other doctor’s appointments, along with the monthly bloodwork,...

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While distance can make us feel helpless, the reality is every one of us can contribute to re-building Lebanon after the explosions in the capital of Beirut on August 4. Here are the ways in which UAE residents and businesses are making a difference: Gates Hospitality In partnership with renowned local chefs Rita Soueidan, Bethan Kehdy, Ruby Chaer, Mohammad Orfali and Greg Malouf, Gates Hospitality has launched the initiative, Cook for Beirut. The chefs will...

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More and more women are putting off having children, so there comes a time when many of them ask a gynecologist for help. In her practice at Primavera Medical Centre in Dubai, Dr Rosalie Sant, a member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, deals with this issue all the time. We asked her what is going on with our fertility these days – and what we can do to help it along.  Are we leaving it too...

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As we slowly re-enter daily life, parents face many challenges compounded by the complications of COVID-19. As a mother of two young children, I fully understand that we are in an extraordinary moment in time that offers reasons to be concerned, cautious and optimistic, all in equal measure. I have experienced first-hand how young people struggle socially, academically or emotionally when confronted with sudden and unexpected change. So how can we support our children and...

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Being Black in the yoga and wellness space is like being Black in many places: you often find that you’re the only one in the room and you regularly come up against discrimination. My experience as a student, both in the United States and in the UAE, has been that it is difficult to find truly inclusive wellness studios and spaces. It’s even more difficult to find Black representation among teachers. The cultural appropriation of...

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The mind is a powerful thing. It conjures up unwanted thoughts that are so tenacious that, try as we might, we cannot shift them. It defines our perception of ourselves and our surroundings, even if that perception is harmful. But you can banish those thoughts and change the way you view the world, using that same power of the mind. All it takes is a few tweaks, says clinical hypnotherapist Laila Saif.  A simple exercise...