My Photo Gallery & Some Photography Tips – By Shatha Akeel


Photos can be taken all the time and at any place.  It’s become easy with the cameras of our mobile phones.

Here are some tips that may help you to take nice pictures:

1. Keep your photos simple

2. Get in close – zoom in

3. Shoot pictures every day

4. Use gridlines to balance your shot

To switch the grid on…

* iPhone: Go to “Settings,” choose “Photos & Camera,” and switch “Grid” on.

* Samsung: Launch the camera app, go to “Settings,” scroll down and switch the “grid lines” option to “on.”

5. Focus on one subject

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Art from the Heart – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran


Eclectic Yemeni is a young female artist who shares her talent through social media. She combines her contemporary style with traditional themes to create moving, thought provoking pieces that appeal to people of all backgrounds. We speak to her about her work, inspiration and future plans.

Zatasha Kiran: Tell us a bit about your childhood.

Eclectic Yemeni: Growing up I always wanted to be the person I am today, I wanted to be content with whatever I had at hand. Growing up in Yemen didn’t really allow me to be exposed to art or artists, it wasn’t that important, at least to my environment it wasn’t. Continue reading “Art from the Heart – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran”

5 Practical Tips for Committing to Your 2017 Goals – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


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Photography Credits: Tumisu

 

Again, it’s that time of year when everyone’s a new person, every relationship is going to take a new road to happiness, and there are new goals and dreams everywhere. But how many of them do actually happen? I’m sure all of us agree that only a few of the goals are actually met. So, here are some tips to get the most out of your new year’s resolution.

1- Write them down. Sometimes it isn’t enough to wish for something to happen, or even work for it for a few days, you will probably end up forgetting your goal by the end of January (if not before!). Writing them down somewhere where you’ll most probably have a look at throughout your day might be a good idea; your smart phone wall paper for example.

Continue reading “5 Practical Tips for Committing to Your 2017 Goals – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi”

Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers – By Shatha Akeel


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Having jobs is a vital piece of our lives. We, as a whole, need to ensure that our vocations take the correct sort of turns with the goals that we set for ourselves so that we can build up our professional careers quickly.

Nowadays, everyone searches for the job vacancies on the Web.

The Web has turned out to be a standout among the most favored sources to hunt down promising job opportunities.

There are sure tips which can be useful for the employment seekers.

1. The basic thing you have to do is inquire as often as possible. On the off chance that you are searching for the occupations on the web then you should be cautious on the grounds that the data on the Web change every now and again. One of the advantages of the Web is that employment applications can be posted in a few moments. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers – By Shatha Akeel”

“I am Depressed!” But Really, Are You? – By Shatha Akeel


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Photography credits: Geralt

“I am depressed!”

A very common habit among youngsters is to use the line, “I am depressed!”, when they are simply sad or upset. People don’t realize the enormity of the word depression and tend to use it as a substitute to sadness.

What is depression?

Depression is a complex of psychological and physical symptoms. Low mood level or sadness is often the most prominent symptom. The common property of these symptoms is a decreased activity level in some parts of the brain.

Here are some symptoms of depression: Continue reading ““I am Depressed!” But Really, Are You? – By Shatha Akeel”

Is it Coffee or Caffeine? – By Dr. Hilana Omar


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Photograph Credits: Christoph

Coffee lovers are people who appreciate coffee in every way. Their mornings can’t start without it. Their moods swing along with its aroma into rainbows and butterflies. On the other side, normal people can’t seem to understand a love like that, and the first comment we hear is how unhealthy it is and how one will soon die with a heart attack because one has had 2-3 cups of coffee a day.

Debates and arguments over this topic are endless. Articles are being posted here and there with different information that lack evidence, and still not convincing enough. As a doctor and a coffee lover myself, I couldn’t stop myself from going through researches and studies published for the past 11 years and honestly what i found was astonishingly interesting. These articles are a result of 38 hours of reading and researching, I hope it will be beneficial to everyone.

How could you love something and not know its history ? Continue reading “Is it Coffee or Caffeine? – By Dr. Hilana Omar”

Sabeel: A Woman of Many Talents – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran


25 year old Sabeel Butt studied BTEC Business and A-Level financial studies at college and then went on to university to study politics and law before deciding university just wasn’t for her. After completing her first year she decided not to return, she felt that she is more of a practical person and would like to spend her time and effort on something she really enjoyed. Whilst Sabeel now works in retail at a large retail outlet, she is also involved in other businesses. In her spare time she loved to bake so, decided to take a short course on cake decorating at her local college where she also completed a food hygiene course. A few years ago she decided to turn her hobby into a business and started work as a part time cake decorator. She has also recently launched her own makeup line which is quickly becoming quite a hit with local and international beauty bloggers. We talk to Sabeel about how she got started.

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Zatasha: What was the deciding factor for you to leave university and pursue entrepreneurship?

Sabeel: After completing one year at university I decided it just wasn’t for me, I had no idea what I was going to do but all I knew was that I didn’t want to go to university.

 

Z: Was your family supportive of your decision?

S: They weren’t happy with my decision to begin with, but they all eventually came to the realisation that I was serious about not continuing with university.

 

Z: What would you say are the three biggest obstacles in starting a new company?

S: I’d say the biggest obstacles would be balancing growth and quality, and money management.

 

Z: How did you overcome these challenges?

S: The best way to overcome any challenge is by trial and error.

 

Z: Who inspires you? 

S: My biggest inspiration is my parents who are both very hard working people and that have patience to overcome any difficult situation.

 

Z: How long did it take you to get your companies up and running?

S: My cake business started as a hobby and then gradually grew by word of mouth. With my cosmetics line, anyone who knows me knows I absolutely love makeup, I first made a few products for myself and posted them on my Instagram account. I received so many compliments and decided to start a business. It took me almost a year to gather and create my products and I’m still growing as a company. I appreciate all the support I have received from all around the world.

 

Z: Where do you see yourself and your businesses in the next five years?

S:  I hope to have a successful, stable cosmetics line which is internationally recognised.

 

Z: What are your interests beyond your businesses?  

S: I have many interests such as cooking, playing with animals and admiring nature.

 

Z: What personal strengths helped you in following your path of success?

S: My biggest personal strength has got to be patience, which I think I got from my parents. You have good days and bad days, but you have to learn to keep it together.

 

Z: How do you market your products (cakes and makeup line)?

S: I use Instagram and Facebook as a platform to advertise my business and it’s quite successful.

Z: What tips would you give to people looking to become independent entrepreneurs in today’s market? 

S: Build something you are passionate about and never give up!