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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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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...

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Your primary care doctor is ultimately the person you trust with your health and wellbeing, the professional you can turn to when you or a family member are in physical pain and is likely to be your first port of call if you’re suffering with mental health issues. So, why is it that some of us take longer to choose our dinner than we do to pick the right doctor?  It might be easier to...