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The world we live in today is not conducive to mental health or wellbeing. We are constantly bombarded with images and information through our numerous devices and the divide between work and life seems to be a thing of the past. Just when we thought we could not take any more stress or cope with any more demands, we found ourselves in a global pandemic. We were expected to change how we worked, how we...

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In the Livehealthy series called “My work”, we delve into how people in the UAE deal with their job stress. We do this anonymously so people can be totally honest about their experiences without fear of reprisal. For this piece, we spoke to a 30-year-old barista who works at a coffee shop in Dubai. You need a lot of self-control in order to not lose your cool in pressure-cooker situations, because they happen all the...

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Normally, the onset of Ramadan excites me. I look forward to a slower, calmer pace that allows us to reconnect with our spirituality, spend more quality time with our friends and families and create memories in our children that will sustain them through a lifetime of Ramadans. These are the days when I am usually busy decorating our home, planning meals, stocking the pantry and preparing Ramadan treat bags for the children in our neighborhood who...

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Every year since 1970, Earth Day brings together the world’s countries and communities in a bid to highlight how important it is to assist mother nature when it comes to restoring equilibrium among our precious planetary ecosystems. But this year, the need has never been more critical, says Sébastien Chauvin, chief executive of Veolia Middle East. “It is our duty to do whatever we can to reduce water consumption, electricity wastage as well as actively recycle whenever...

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Abu Dhabi residents now have their choice of two Covid-19 vaccines, with news this week that the emirate has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech version. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is free, just like the jab produced by the Chinese company Sinopharm, and is also delivered in two doses. The head of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, told CNBC in the US this month that people will probably need a third dose within six to 12 months of being vaccinated. Doses...

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  This story by Isobel Whitcomb originally appeared in Earther and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.     Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t...