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As the pandemic took hold and couples were able to spend more time together at home, the assumption was that one thing would lead to another and the result would be a baby boom around now. But the statistics don’t really bear that out. Birth rates have actually fallen for the past year since Covid-19 changed our lives.  According to microtrends.net, the birth rate for the UAE in 2020 actually dropped by 0.88 percent from...

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Let’s be honest, sex isn’t something we discuss that openly in the UAE, despite the fact that quite a few of us are doing it. But how have our patterns of intimacy and desire changed during the pandemic? And what, if anything, will be the long-term effects? When Livehealthy conducted a survey of our readers across our social media channels – and spoke to some readers to get personal stories – what we came away...

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With restrictions lifting across the UAE and the reintroduction of live music and events, what does summer have in store for those staying in the country? Over the past year the country has seen limits imposed on gatherings, dining parties and activities because of Covid-19 but with more than 70 percent of the population vaccinated, the country is opening up in the hope of getting back to some sort of normality. So, whether it’s basking...

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The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues its drive to vaccinate residents across the seven emirates, with more than 14.5 million doses administered as of June 21. Among those who are exempt from getting the vaccines are pregnant women, who are advised to apply for an official exemption by visiting an authorized medical center, according to the Abu Dhabi Media Office. One of those who is going to apply for an exemption is...

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If you believe everything you see on social media, it might look like everyone in the UAE is on holiday abroad. Whether it’s Greece, Mauritius, or the Maldives, everyone seems to be escaping the desert and making sure we know about it. But is this a true reflection of how we feel about travel, post-pandemic? Are we all footloose and fancy free and ready to jump back on a plane and explore? “I’ve not left...

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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...