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Parents are being urged to be aware of the warning signs in new school starters, aka “Covid babies”, who may experience bed-wetting, clinginess and crying spells as they navigate their emotions and new environment, according to Anthony Nhlapo, clinical psychologist at Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai. Many children and teens have or will experience social and separation anxiety as they head back to school, but for those children who have never been to school, one UAE psychologist...

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Unless you fly away for the entire summer, chances are you are looking for compelling indoor activities to beat the UAE heat. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family day outing, fancy getting artsy with some friends or seeking an alternative to getting those steps in, we’ve got you covered.  Teible culinary workshops (Dubai) What’s cooking? This farm-to-table restaurant is hosting a series of culinary workshops during the summer for budding chefs and eager home cooks...

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Monkeypox, a virus transmitted to humans mostly through small rodents (and less commonly monkeys) was first identified in 1970, and infections have typically been confined to the parts of western and central Africa where it is endemic. The disease is usually mild, with symptoms including fever and rashes clearing within a few weeks. This makes the latest outbreak, four-fifths of which is occurring in Europe, surprising and unusual. Since May, cases have climbed significantly, tripling in...

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Old airplane seat covers, cabin crew uniforms and life vests will join coffee capsules, orange peels and plastic bags now that Etihad Airways has partnered with Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for youth.  As part of the deal, Etihad Arena will host the first-ever World Final of Junk Couture on January 11, 2023. The airline will provide flights to teams traveling from New York, London, Milan, Paris and Dublin for the event, in which...

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We all need to find ways to save money these days, and your electricity bill – in a UAE summer – is a great place to start. Every single person can play a huge part in creating a sustainable environment just by making a few lifestyle changes. With the constant need for air conditioning, we all know how your monthly electricity bill can spike from May to September. Here are some top tips for keeping...

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You know the drill: Your New Year’s plans gave way to, well it’s summer now and you are still figuring out how to embark on a sustainable and reasonable health and exercise plan. Even though you may feel you are in a rut, motivation is actually only a few workouts away.  Take these tips from Ali Syed, regional fitness manager at Fitness First, for getting back to a healthy exercise routine any time that you happen...

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It was a concern for parents before the pandemic and it’s only gotten more paramount: what are the dangers of children and young people being brought up on a diet ever-increasing screen-use and passive, digital content consumption? The reality is that the rapid increase in screen use during the pandemic continues, and runs the risk of causing a surge in mental health conditions in young people, according to Dr Ateeq Qureshi, a psychiatrist from the...

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Did your relationship suffer during the pandemic? Still struggling to recover? You are not alone.  Priory Wellbeing Center in Dubai reports an 11 percent increase in patients seeking help with relationship issues in the last year. And according to a UK poll conducted by The Priory, which now has a location in Abu Dhabi too, one in four people (26 percent) think their relationship with their partner worsened over the period.  Mandeep Jassal, a behavioral therapist...

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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has passed away at the age of 73. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced that the UAE will suspend work at all ministries, departments and federal, local and private entities for three days from Saturday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 17. That period will be followed by 40 days of official mourning, with the flag flown at half-mast.  forty-day national mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting today,...

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For as long as we can remember, our parents have always told us to finish off our plates before leaving the table. Every crumb, every dollop of sauce, and the last piece of pasta must be chowed down. Yet not everyone in the Kingdom has lived this way, clearly. As of 2021, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has estimated that food waste costs the Kingdom US$10.6 billion annually. A nationwide field study...

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Ramadan is known to be a month full of kindness and gratitude, as well as to detox and reflect. From my experience with Muslim clients, many continue to work out throughout the Holy Month, even while they are fasting.  However, everyone reacts to fasting differently, particularly the first few days or workouts. That is why it is important to take it easy, see how you feel, and not be too hard on yourself. If working out while you are...