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In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, UAE law requires everyone to wear a face mask for the foreseeable future. And businesses have responded to that demand quickly and robustly, producing a range of options if the N95 or blue surgical variety don’t quite suit. Polaroid STAY SAFE  If you want to go all in on your protection, Polaroid’s Face Shield has a fashionable option. As part of its STAY SAFE Collection, they have introduced...

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People of all ages and at all life stages increasingly need to improve their resilience. As change accelerates in our modern world, people need the mental skills to thrive through adversity. Research suggests that resilient people make resilient cultures. It makes sense, therefore, for each member of an organization to learn how to protect themselves from the potential damaging effects of stress. Learning the right psychological techniques will determine how quickly a company can recover...

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Educators are reassuring parents that rigorous plans are in place to safely welcome back students and help them them feel emotionally protected as they embark on the start of a new school year that will be like no other.  Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), the emirate’s private schools regulator, has announced that most pupils aged between four and 11 will return to in-person lessons on Sunday, August 30. Classes will resume for...

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For many students the new school term will mean a return to distance learning. In a statement, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) have introduced full-time distance learning for the upcoming term as an option for all children in response to “a strong call from parents who prefer continuing distance learning for their children.” Schools across the emirate said they are ready to ensure that pupils who continue to do schoolwork from afar will...

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Excitement about getting back in the classroom, worries about what it will be like with everyone wearing masks, lots of confusion over procedures and policies – no wonder parents have mixed feelings about their children going back to school.  Educators, on the other hand, are looking forward to it after months spent trying to teach students from a distance.  Iona Lane, head of science at Jumeira Baccalaureate School, said she was “thrilled” that JBS is...

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Courtney Brandt is a food blogger (A to Za’atar) and writer, so naturally when she went to pitch a podcast idea to Amaeya Media founder and CEO Chirag Desai back in 2018, the topic was food. It was on a whim that she mentioned CSR of One, and now the podcast about individuals who launch their own social and charitable initiatives is in its third season. Each episode features people making strides outside their chosen...

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The UAE is catching up with the rest of the world when it comes to podcasts and there are a growing number of offerings that will help you nurture your body and soul. Check out our list of the top 13 here, curated according to the following criteria: each podcast is current and produced regularly, with relevant interviews, experts and commentary.  The livehealthy.ae Podcast We’re a bit partial to our own podcast, which the team...

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For millions of people around the world, the lockdown period has been about learning or mastering a new skill from painting, cooking, baking to designing; everyone has found some activity to keep themselves engaged.  Gardening is one such therapeutic hobby. Jeff Smith, vice president of Sustainability at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, shares tips for all those interested in growing their own fresh vegetables and fruits in the comfort of their home.   Celery: Take the...