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This story by Tim Hornyak was originally published on Eos as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration of more than 400 news outlets committed to better coverage of the climate crisis.  Indonesians say being prepared for climate-related disasters helped blunt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – and that lessons in resilience may mitigate the effects of climate crises in the future. The coronavirus pandemic presents different challenges in different countries, but...

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Looking for a new fitness challenge? Thank the Spartan Race trend for the new range of obstacle courses that can really push your limits, test your stamina and boost your confidence. From slippery pipes and dark tunnels to clambering up walls and swinging from ropes, obstacles are becoming the next big skill to master. X Park at Bounce Bounce has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is primarily known as a trampoline park, but...

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Stress and boredom as the coronavirus pandemic continues are leading to a surge in gaming addiction among young people, and parents and teachers need to be on the lookout for the warning signs, say psychiatrists at Paracelsus Recovery. Referrals for young people who have taken to gaming to cope with being cooped up at home or worrying about exams after missing months of school have doubled, with up to 10 percent of young gamers estimated...

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Whether the loss is fresh or in the past, this time of year can sharpen the pain of grief and intensify feelings of loneliness and isolation. That much was true before the pandemic, before we needed to factor in enforced distance.  “At this time, a loved one’s absence is seen and felt more starkly than ever,” says Dr Haseeb Khan Rohilla, a specialist psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai. “As a result, many can feel...

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Ayurveda was developed in India more than 3,000 years ago and is one of the world’s oldest forms of alternative medicines. Its advocates believe wellness is dependent on a delicate balance of mind, body and spirit.   In recognition of the power of Ayurvedic medicine, VPS Burjeel Day Surgery Center on Al Reem Island  has just opened a center devoted to this kind of personalised care.  The Vaidyashala Clinic (vaidya means physician, while shala means place)...

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When we talk about loneliness as a state of mind, it’s more than just feeling socially or physically isolated from others. It involves feeling distressed and concerned about a perceived deficiency in the quantity, as well as the quality of our social relationships or social connections. Humans are social beings. We need intimacy. Physical and psychological effects  The psychological impact of prolonged loneliness has been linked to mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, low...

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With the holiday season approaching, the Covid-19 pandemic has again forced us to revise our traditional holiday plans. Here are some tips on how to manage this holiday season: Focus on what really matters to you. Although it is important to recognize that we are all sad about the changes we have had to make this holiday season, it helps to take the time to reflect on what you value about the holidays.  Live those...

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A few years ago, the Hudayriyat bridge in Abu Dhabi famously lead to nothing but a big pile of sand. Now this island has grown into a fitness and adventure haven for lovers of the great outdoors, with activities for the whole family. It all started back in 2018, when 15km of cycling and running track was added to the island. A Yas Cycles bike shop and food trucks quickly followed, but the big changes...