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What It’s Like Being in Public Relations in UAE

Making career decisions is never easy – especially with incomplete information at hand. Public Relations sounds like a hoot.. and it is, but it requires long hours, incredible patience and being quick on your feet. Patience, commitment, organization, curiosity and tenacity. Do you have what it takes…

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You’re Not the Only One: 5 Real Struggles of a Writer

Although it is one of the most fantasized professions in the world, being a writer means voluntarily signing up for an immensely nerve-wrecking job. Not unlike celebrities, writers too have to put up with a lot of behind-the-scenes struggles. Here are some accurate difficulties that every writer has…

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How to Pretend Being Interested

It’s because I’ve gotten so good at pretending, at playing to the gallery in a way that makes them feel like I’m not playing at all, is why I’m scared of getting drunk. Because, it all starts with one double tonic. With three cubes of ice and two lime wedges. This is a complete set-up. …

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Here’s Why an Extremely Busy Life Isn’t Good for You

Right now, you’re reading this article but you may have hundreds of other things going on in your mind—unread emails, to-do lists, household chores and such. You have mentally planned to read this for 5 minutes and then get back to work. You’re busy. That’s supposed to be a good thing, right? Not al…

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How Far Does Learning Arabic Really Affect Employability in UAE?

It’s a dreaded criterion for non-Arabic speakers looking for lucrative job opportunities in the Middle East. In a competitive market, where one candidate edges the other out by a hair, native speakers are seemingly at an advantage. The question is: How much of an advantage? Can learning Arabic boost…

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Mrs. GYST 2: Friends and Alienation

Q – I don’t get along with my girlfriend’s friends. She goes out on weekends with them and she isn’t free otherwise. What do I do? Mrs. GYST: Guilt trip! Things you will need: A tear-inducing puppy dog face and polished argumentative skills. Pull the old “I just want some ‘us’ time” or “It’s b…

Living Away From Parents
What Living Away From Parents Can Teach You

Whether it’s for college or a new job, moving away from your family is a dilemma that every young adult faces. Even though it might seem scary and overwhelming at first, living on your own will equip you with so many skills and advantages. Here’s how: 1. You don’t have to fight for your right.…

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Are Recent Graduates in Dubai Expecting Too Much?

In a survey titled “Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa” that was conducted by bayt.com in 2015, the findings showed that “Salary expectations for fresh graduates living in the UAE are high; 52% are also looking to receive/have received personal medical insurance and 41% anticipate b…

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Mrs. GYST 1: Boyfriends & Clingy Girls

Mrs. GYST is her to give you bad advice, break up your relationships and ruin your self-esteem. This week, she addresses the problems between clingy girls/boys and your boyfriend/girlfriend.…

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Here Is What’s Wrong With Feminism

Emmeline Pankhurst, 1913. Close to a century later, Catharine MacKinnon, 1993. If that second statement is not a generalized demonization of men, I don’t know what is. For those who don’t know, Pankhurst and MacKinnon are radical feminists. So, why such stereotypes of men after a few cases of inhuma…

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Why You Should Consider Volunteering at Dubai Jazz Fest

Sponsored Content With only a handful of opportunities available to students under 18 years of age in the UAE, many school and university folks remain unexperienced when it comes to real-life work situations [especially dealing with people]. These prove to be roadblocks at internships and first jobs…

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5 Ways to Talk Money Like a Pro

There’s an awkward silence, a lot of hesitation, pauses and a looming atmosphere of dread about the whole thing. I’ve seen this plague students, friends, and relatives – even managers. Many people have feel strange when it comes to this exchange; they deliberately side-step uncomfortable conversatio…

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Marriage Pressure: No ‘Groom’ Magazines?

In the movies, we see grand proposals where the man asks the woman for her hand and they’re both ready. The reality, in a lot of traditional societies, is quite different. Marriage is a negotiation between the family and the girl. The argument? Her time is ‘running out’. Bridal mag…

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Valentine’s Day Do’s & Don’ts | A Guide

With Valentine’s Day being right around the corner, the air seems to be filled with excitement and happiness to celebrate this day with a special someone. Nonetheless, there’s also a lingering pressure to ensure that this day truly proves to be something to cherish in the future. “What should I get …

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5 Critical Things We Overlook About Homemakers

Homemakers are the amongst the most underrated, overlooked people on the planet. Despite their selfless contribution to our lives, we often forget to appreciate their presence and effort. Although the reasons may seem obvious, here’s exactly why the world needs to be eternally grateful for homemaker…