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The other day I was sitting down with the other board members of a local personal finance group, SimplyFI.   Health and body weight had been weighing heavily on my mind, and when I looked around at the other financially astute members, I noticed one striking commonality: They were all thin. Several of them have already accrued enough wealth that they never have to work again — they’re what we call “financially independent” — but you...

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Most of us hate being a beginner. We dislike not being the ‘expert’ let alone not knowing anything about a subject or practice. And yet all of us start as a beginner in any new endeavor. Yoga, for many of us, can feel particularly intimidating, especially if we follow any of the famous yogis on social media and see lots of pretzel poses done flawlessly, in full makeup and expensive clothing (By the way, this...

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One of my all-time favorite comments is, “Our traditional homes were so organic, so healthy, one could pull out a twig from the roof and use it as a toothpick.” It was made by an elder of a tribe in Abu Dhabi, who remembers living as a child inside an arish – a traditional home made of palm fronds. Take a moment to think about this: Is there anything inside your home now that you...

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The Life Happens Outdoors group of adventurers has just taken off from Bhutan to Nepal when founder Rami Rasamny shuffles excitedly between the airplane seats, pointing out the different Himalayan peaks. To the untrained eye, every peak looks stunning, but also homogenous. For the Rasamny, however, every mountain has a personality. Spending most of his year at high altitudes, he has dedicated his life to exploring and sharing those distinctions with others. He wasn’t always...

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Want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or hike up a mighty volcano in Indonesia? How about surfing the tides in Zanzibar or canyoning in Oman? Here are five UAE-based adventure companies to satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie. Life Happens Outdoors  Founded in 2015 by Dubai-based outdoor enthusiasts Rami Rasamny and Ghida Arnaout, Life Happens Outdoors curates adventures and expeditions for first timers, experienced climbers and solo travelers. The adventure tour operator has taken more than 150...

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No more telling yourself that pasta you ordered was probably prepared in a healthy way: under new regulations by Dubai Municipality (DM), all eateries are going to be required to list the calorie counts of their dishes, right there on the menu. Maria Abi Hanna and Nadine Tayara are dietitians who founded KeepEATReal to provide the local food and beverage industry with guidance on health and nutrition claims and menu development. We asked them to...

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Living in the UAE can feel like one glorious, endless summer. But spend too much time bronzing outdoors — and skipping the SPF — and you might notice a whole host of sun spots popping up. So how does this hyper-pigmentation happen, and just what can you do to fix it? “There are different factors that can lead to the development of pigmentation, including stress, pregnancy, birth control pills and certain medications that mess up...

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Zach Holz counts photography and percussion among his side hustles, adores his job teaching English at Dubai’s Universal American School and has recently made some big improvements to his lifestyle, too. But the 35-year-old American also has a much bigger mission: spreading the word about how when it comes to having a fulfilled, happy life, financial freedom beats anything you can buy. As he writes in the bio for his popular blog The Happiest Teacher: “I...