Playground politics 101: Should moms be making school friends too?

Monday, 11 December 2017

Skidding into the soft play center car park, I sigh with relief that I’m only five minutes late.Grabbing my daughter’s hand we dash in and she heads off with her friends. I notice they’re all wearing pretty, crease-free dresses with bows in their hair. My girl has comfy track suit bottoms and a T-shirt. Despite her complaints that she wanted to wear a dress that morning I’d insisted that comfort prevailed for a session of slides and ball pools thinking I was, for once, ...

Want to quit your job? 10 question to ask yourself before you do

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

If you’re feeling stressed, demotivated or depressed at work, you might be tempted to just quit.However, quitting your job with no other job to go to, might not be the best solution. And it might add even more stress to your life further down the line.Here are 10 things you need to consider before you quit your job:1) Do you have savings?If you don’t have another job to go to, my advice is to never quit your job unless you can afford to be unemployed for at least 6 to 12 months. ...

The ‘crocodile’ that bit Mugabe: Is this Zimbabwe’s happy ever after?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

“Only God who appointed me will remove me,” Robert Mugabe once said in 2008, implying that only death can remove him from power. And yet, today is the first day of a new Zimbabwe, ending the 93-year-old’s 37-year stint in power. So how did this happen; who dared to challenge one of the world’s oldest tyrants? Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former vice president and right hand, was fired by the president earlier this month in a step seen by many as a shoulder charge, ...

Movember 2017: Ten of the best – and worst – celeb mustaches

Monday, 20 November 2017

We're well into November, now’s the time to perfect the style you’re going to go for with the ‘tache this Movember. For those not in the know, Movember is a global annual event that involves the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various male health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. So, wear your mustache loud and proud… but maybe avoid some of the facial hair faux pas below. BEST: Joe ...

REVIEW: Justice League will make you forget why you like superhero movies

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

You know something is off in Justice League from the opening scene. It’s a flashback, and Superman is talking to a child. What does he say? I couldn’t tell you. I can’t even remember the child. All I could look at is Superman’s mouth as he talked. Computer-generated lips move on top of Henry Cavill’s face. What is this sloppy mess? Surely it won’t continue to be like this? At least they have an excuse. Director Zack Snyder, who helmed both the Superman reboot ...

WATCH: 5 foam roller moves you aren’t doing, but should

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

If you’re seeking relief after a tough gym session or after your regular sports match, then, foam rolling can help ease your discomfort and even speed up recovery. Applying pressure to the muscles with a dense foam roller or ball is a type of self-myofascial release, or self-massage. The goal is to boost circulation of blood to the muscle. You will improve tissue mobility and in turn improve performance in whatever event you’re doing and help you prepare for the next round. 1. Quad ...

A new Saudi era and a visionary Crown Prince

Friday, 27 October 2017

As the world watched the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference unfold in Riyadh on Tuesday and the investment opportunities it offered, political observers in both Saudi Arabia and the international community knew that they were witnessing the commencement of a new Saudi era led by an impressive young prince. Reverting to Moderation During the course of a panel discussion at the conference, trhe Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud declared quite ...

Being a mom is equivalent to 2.5 jobs: How to work hard, relax hard!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The amount of times I’ve looked at my nails and thought: “I’ll paint those in bed tonight” and not found the time is ridiculous.It seems silly but it’s become symbolic about the person I’ve become recently.There were days when I’d spend hours doing things for myself whether it was exercising, socialising or pampering and while these days I manage to find hours to iron clothes, go on nature walks and cook, I can’t find 15 minutes to paint my ...

Saudi ‘My Mother’

Friday, 22 September 2017

You ask me what’s Saudi? Saudi is the mother that embraced me since I first opened my eyes to this world.. The Mother that raised me with kindness and humbleness.. The Mother that made me feel safe in her arms, provided stability in my house, and left me always speechless.. The Mother that was awake all night making sure I would have a better tomorrow, a better future, and better mornings.. The Mother that taught me how to help, assist, and be faithful to my friends and soulmates.. The ...

Does the religion of your neighbor matter to you?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

There are plenty of things that can annoy us about our neighbors.From the ones who steal our parking spaces to those who hold parties until the early hours, I was certain most of us would share the same view on what makes a good neighbor.That’s why the results of a recent German survey about neighbors baffled me so much.The research, by Bertelsmann Stiftung –an independent foundation under private law - as part of the Religious Monitor 2017 project, revealed that around a fifth of ...

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