Winners All

The fifth edition of Al Mar'a Excellence Awards, held at InterContinental Muscat Gardens last night, was a resounding success. The awards, instituted to honour Omani women achievers in all fields, saw a phenomenal number of nominations from women across...

The fitness mantra

Sometimes, you don't have to listen to that inner voice. Especially the one that says, "Let me do it tomorrow!" or "I'll start next week!" or worse still, "Let me wait for the New Year!" Calling it procrastination is...

Living it Green

It was a turbulent and weary four-hour flight. Bumpier for the number of children on it; the poor things were crying their heads off, probably afraid of being in an enclosed space or because of pains they knew nothing...

Take life by surprise

We spend a lot of time and energy making our lives comfortable. We try out several jobs before we settle into a work environment that we find pleasant; we live in homes that meet the requirements of our families;...

Blog out loud

Andrew Sullivan, a British author, editor and blogger describes blogging thus, "Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud." For generations,...

Gift yourself a sabbatical

The minute we graduate from university, the job hunt begins. As the years pass, we settle into a monotony – working 45 hours a week, if not more, getting barely any rest and being constantly weighed down by stress....

Do your thing

We have all succumbed to peer pressure at some point. The need to 'fit in' among our friends and peers has forced us to change our attitude and behaviour many times; sometimes it has even compelled us to be...

Make you over

It's amazing what a makeover can do to your personality. A dab of lipstick, a stylish haircut, a new dress will certainly transcend outward looks to create an inner transformation. Yes, looking good contributes a lot towards feeling good. We've...

Give and you shall receive

There are different ways to happiness. Helping others is one of them. We often think that volunteering is not for us, and is for a certain kind of people. But the truth is, we fail to realise that people...

Turn pain to joy

We all have our down days. Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against us and things just don't seem to look up. While bad times can be demoralising, it helps to identify people and things that we...
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