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If, at the start of 2022, you’d been asked to predict the author who would dominate worldwide bestseller lists, it’s unlikely you’d have immediately directed people towards a 42-year-old Texan with a string of well-thumbed, if unremarkable, romantic thrillers, comedies, ghost stories and the odd excursion into YA. And yet. At the time of writing Colleen Hoover has, amid the usual John Grishams, Stephen Kings and Lee Childs, four of the top 10 New York...

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The term codependency gets thrown around when clients come to me with their concerns around relationships. I believe the term is overused and overrated and find it an unscientific term that has the effect of further dividing people who are already lonely and disconnected. Let me explain. The concept of codependency emerged within the addiction field in the 1970’s to describe family dynamics that occurred as a result of substance misuse. However, a major flaw...

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Kori Lindsay and Manny Djorner are co-founders of MEN-tality, which they formed after personal challenges and some deep conversations to help support men in Dubai. They do their work through the twice a month MEN-tality podcast, which you can also find on YouTube, through MEN-tality events, Brotherhood DXB Meetups – for men only – and also through personal training, coaching and community events.  Kori is a trainer who worked in commercial gyms and launched his...

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Ula means sea jewel, so it’s no surprise that this beach club’s majestic energy derives from what Ras Al Khaimah is known for: peace and tranquility, the sea, desert, and mountains. This oasis of calm is located on the grounds of the newly opened Movenpick Hotel & Resort, Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah. Short of a 50-minute drive from the center of Dubai, ULA is the perfect spot for a self-care Saturday or Sunday; whether you’re having...

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Chakra is a Sanskrit word that can be traced back to the Vedas, the oldest text in ancient India produced between 1500 and 500 BC. However, some scholars think they were mentioned even earlier. Part of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, chakras are believed to be spinning disks of energy. There are said to be seven chakras running along the spine to the top of the head, and that these are linked to our nerve centers,...

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Mohammad Al Shehhi remembers it as though it were yesterday, the moment he stepped into a wrestling ring and felt as though he finally belonged.  Honing his skills, perfecting his performance and losing himself to a roaring crowd inspired the 28-year-old to turn his hobby into something bigger — facing his mental health demons in the process. “Behind every Superman is a Clark Kent and behind every cape is vulnerability,” says Al Shehhi, who was...

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I have a knack for social experiments. And so when I announced to a group of my male friends from the UAE and broader Arab region that I was seeking a therapist for my mental health, I was conducting one. The response? An awkward silence that filled the room. Another Movember is upon us, a month that has gone far beyond growing a mustache for prostate cancer to raise awareness for men’s whole health. Still, many of...

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Most of us are familiar with the story of the young lion cub who faces love, loss, betrayal and tragedy in his rise to become king of the Pride Lands. But there’s way more to this tale than the big five rampaging around the plains of wildest Africa. On its release in 1994, the Walt Disney animation broke huge records, selling 55 million copies worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time....

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It’s easy to criticize TikTok as dumb if you don’t use it, and it’s also easy to criticize it as a mind-numbing time-suck if you use it all the time. But it’s an informed criticism, with an understanding of the value the app provides in return, and that’s the difference. It’s a forum for all of humanity, and it turns out humanity is pretty awesome. I wouldn’t trade my time watching Andrew Murnane managing to...

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Fiona Rennie — Menopause Doc Dubai on Instagram — is a family medicine doctor at Dubai’s Genesis Healthcare Center in Dubai Science Park. She spoke to The Livehealthy Podcast about how women in the UAE are struggling with this transition, in part because the medical profession is so ill-equipped to deal with it, and why research is showing that menopause hormone therapy, aka HRT, is safer and more beneficial than ever. Her goal is to...

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We all struggle with self-doubt from time to time, but some people live with a constant fear that their professional success is a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment. They believe that their success is just a series of lucky draws because they are not inherently able or competent, and if and when people find out what they are really capable of — they will be exposed as a fraud....