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Thanks to the nation’s huge dining scene and plentiful takeaway options, it can be all too easy to let home cooking fall by the wayside. However, being your own chef has multiple benefits. Spending time in the kitchen can be highly enjoyable and therapeutic, and it gives you total control over everything you put in your body. Not to mention it’s also a considerably cheaper lifestyle than constantly buying expensive meal plans, dinners out and...

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Angela Bishara started suffering agonizing joint pain and inflammation in her knee shortly after turning 30. Unable to drive, walk properly or stand up for longer than 10 minutes, she turned to the spice turmeric –and its primary bioactive substance curcumin – to tackle the symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as Hashimoto’s disease and reactive arthritis.  “I can’t describe the pain, the heaviness, the frustration, the fear of not knowing if I would...

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Brimming with majestic desert landscapes, pristine white beaches and precious mangrove forests, thousands of different species of wildlife make their home in the UAE. However, littering continues to be a problem, and many people still need to be better educated about the importance of protecting the environment. For example, according to a 2022 study published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, 75 percent of all dead green turtles and 57 percent of all dead loggerhead turtles...

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Fed-up of going to the same vegan spots? Unsure where to go for delicious plant-based goodness? Here are 10 very tasty recommendations across Dubai, from the chefs who painstakingly crafted them. Power Food Acai, DRIFT Beach Club Chef Sylvian Noel: “The Power Food Acai is our delicious, homemade acai puree dish, complimented with almond milk and banana, served with blueberries, granola, and chia pudding. It is also considered a superfood as it boasts an amazing combination...

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Bullying can happen almost anywhere – even among adults in workplaces. But when it comes to children, some of the worst offenses happen in school and online. In a recent study by Cartoon Network Middle East in partnership with YouGov, more than half of parents across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt said they had seen an increase in “cyberbullying”. Physical appearance, social skills and nationality were the top reasons cited for bullying. The survey...

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Smashing your fitness goals in the new year is one thing, but have you thought about how to give your overall wellness a boost as well?  Then make sure you head to the Livehealthy Festival 2023 for a well-rounded day of workshops, expert panels, and activities that will help you feel the best you can in both body and mind.  It all happens on Saturday, January 21 at THE BRIDGE | Lifestyle Hub in Abu Dhabi’s...

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While many people head to the French Alps or Dolomites to train and soak in the sensational views, some of the best cycling in the world actually happens to be right on our doorstep. Here are eight of the best spots close to the UAE. Salalah (Oman) The city of Salalah is home to some of the most striking scenery and cycling in the region. It’s green and lush — banana trees and coconuts line...

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Bus schedule flapping, sweat dripping and panic rising. My first scenes in the Italian capital are not even close to the glamorous montage I had envisioned when planning “Rome Alone”. My first solo travel venture is, strictly speaking, a work trip, but I don’t let that small detail get in the way of my quest for soul-searching and general worldliness. I have visions of gliding down the Spanish Steps in a floaty dress and floppy hat,...

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Although half the world’s population is female, “femtech” – products and services catering to women’s health and wellness – has long been considered by tech giants as too niche. But with the market projected to grow by more than 13 percent annually, reaching $75 billion by 2027, it appears that femtech’s moment has finally arrived. The question now is whether the industry will capitalize on the opportunity. The term femtech was coined in 2016 by Ida Tin, cofounder and CEO of the menstrual...

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The UAE is abundant with luxury spas home to Instagrammable interiors and fancy facilities.   However, we all know that what really matters is not how shiny the gold finishings are or how soft the lounge beds feel, but how effective the treatments themselves are, and what results they produce.     Found just off the main lobby of the opulent new Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi, Naturelife Spa Marina Abu Dhabi is the brand’s third branch (two more...

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Truly authentic Greek food isn’t that easy to find in the UAE, but ZOE Modern Greek Kouzina has arrived in the capital to change that. Bringing something fresh, exciting and refreshingly different to Abu Dhabi’s dining scene, every inch of the exterior and interior is chic, minimalist and immensely photogenic. Scattered with bright pink flowers and Santorini-esque blue and white decorations, the terrace is situated just meters from the moored yachts of the trendy area...