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


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

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.

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7 Tips for Learning a New Language – By Zatasha Kiran

Photography credits: Kaboompics

Learning a new language can be difficult, there are a lot of rules, ideas and new words to take in and it can get overwhelming.

Here are a few easy tips to help improve yourself every day:

1. Record yourself – you don’t always have to talk to someone else to speak your new language, record yourself speaking on a daily basis and listen back.

2. Write a diary – write a few sentences about your day, what you did, where you went, who you saw. Make a habit of it by doing it at the same time every day.

3. Use new words – practice the new words you learn by writing sentences and using them in conversation. Keep track of new words by putting them where you can see them (on the walls in your room etc).

4. Movies and music – listen to music you like in your new language and try to learn the lyrics. Watch movies too, you can use the subtitles option to read and look up any new words you don’t know.

5. Read, read, read – whether you like fashion magazines or local newspapers, try to read as much as you can. Be sure to choose things that actually interest you so you don’t get bored.

6. Vocabulary book – have a special book where you can write down new words you learn and their meanings.

7. Set goals – give yourself a target to achieve and work towards that. It could be learning how to spell a new word or learning to use a new phrase.

4 Benefits of Traveling – By Shatha Akeel


1. There are many types of people you can meet. By getting to spending time with them, you can make new friends, and who knows, you might even meet the love of your life 😉

2. While you’re there, you can explore yourself and your independence by learning how to be responsible for yourself and for your money.

3. You can also spend your time in a beneficial way by learning a new language from a native speaker or by finding new hobbies.

4. There are many activities: You can try new things like for example, skydiving, parasailing, canoeing, paragliding, and even taking cooking classes. Make sure you visit lots of different places so you don’t miss out on what our spectacular planet has to offer.

Remember: By traveling to unique destinations, you can enjoy yourself and gain many new experiences at the same time.

Genie in the Bottle – By Natalia Oparka-Kharma

Do you know a lot of people who drink at least 2 litres of water a day? Yeah… Me neither. We are all aware of the benefits of hydration, yet there are so many difficulties it introduces into our lives.

First, you carry water everywhere with you. Library, office, train, tennis court… It’s quite a lot of lifting and moving around if you really think about it.

Second, the “peeing”! I know we rarely like to admit that, but we are human beings and we have to go to the bathroom every now and then, but with 2 litres of water a day? Better take your pillow and just move to the toilet for the night. Continue reading “Genie in the Bottle – By Natalia Oparka-Kharma”

How to Apply Concealer: 12 Tips – By Didi Vita


Before applying your concealer or make up, make sure it matches your skin. Test it in bright light or sunlight to see how it looks. It should blend so well that it seems transparent on your skin, yet it conceals the areas that you desire. A more natural look is what you should be aiming for. The following tips should ensure best results out of your concealer:

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Beauty on a Budget – By T. Baker


It’s no secret that women everywhere want to look and feel beautiful. Whilst there are plenty of salons and spas out there, not everyone can make the time to get a regular manicure and sometimes that frequent facial can be too pricey. The key to beauty is keeping it natural and whilst a day at the spa is a lovely way to treat yourself every so often, these few tips will help maintain your beauty without burning a hole in your pocket!

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