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Numerous health problems have not held Youseff Al Fardan back from transforming his life – or earning the title of Strongest Emirati. In addition to breaking records, he has joined forces with Britain’s former and the UAE’s current strongest man, 27-year-old Mark Boyd. In January the pair opened their new Strong Gym in Dubai. It is one of the region’s only facilities focusing on strongman workouts. “I met Mark through mutual friends, to get personal training...

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The civil rights movement is one of the most significant periods in American History. The end of this extremely long battle by Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law began with the Civil War, which officially abolished slavery a century earlier. However,  some rebel states with a low presence of Union troops,  continued practicing slavery. Texas was one of them. But on June 19, 1865,  General Gordon Granger issued General Order No 3...

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We have all experienced heartbreak at some point in our life. Betrayal, rejection and abandonment might have been among the reasons behind it and at those times, it’s tempting to question our commitment and promise ourselves that we will never allow ourselves to get hurt again. When we do that, we hold on to the anger, unconsciously wanting those who hurt us to feel the same pain. A the same time, we use that anger...

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Self-care is vital to well-being and spas are a great help. We are all worn down after the last year and anxiety is ramping up as people are being summoned back to the workplace.  The good news is, you don’t have to travel to find new treatments and places to wind down. Help is right here.  You want – Recovery Sensasia Spa This independent spa group is doubling down on helping us all get some...

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The research is stacked up: owning pets is a clearly a very healthy thing to do. From reducing stress, lowering depression, loneliness, anxiety and cholesterol; boosting serotonin and, in the case of dogs, increasing activity levels — even a longer life span — the benefits are many and well-documented. We know this at Livehealthy, where the entire editorial team are pet-lovers. Meet our menagerie. A black desert cat Ann Marie McQueen, editor I was adamant that...

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Dogs first became domesticated more than 10,000 years ago but until relatively recently – two or three centuries ago – most had to earn their keep by working as hunters or guardians of livestock and property or clearing vermin. Cultural differences also mean that keeping an animal merely as a pet, for pleasure and companionship rather than for work, is a less common practice in the Middle East. All that said, it is possible for pets...