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Numbers prove Bella Hadid is world’s most beautiful
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Numbers prove Bella Hadid is world’s most beautiful

Here are some highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art/Middle East sale, which takes place October 22 in London.  ‘After The Rain’ Mahmoud Said The famous auction house is billing this 1936 painting as “the most impressive example of Said’s landscapes ever to appear at auction” and predict it will fetch between $375,000 and $500,000. Said…

Highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art sale in London
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Highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art sale in London

Here are some highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art/Middle East sale, which takes place October 22 in London.  ‘After The Rain’ Mahmoud Said The famous auction house is billing this 1936 painting as “the most impressive example of Said’s landscapes ever to appear at auction” and predict it will fetch between $375,000 and $500,000. Said…

World’s first female spacewalking team makes history
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World’s first female spacewalking team makes history

MOSCOW: Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn’t make it back into his space capsule — has died in Moscow at 85.The Russian space agency Roscosmos made the announcement on its website Friday but gave no cause for his…

Jennifer Aniston makes Instagram debut with ‘Friends’ reunion selfie
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Jennifer Aniston makes Instagram debut with ‘Friends’ reunion selfie

Unresolved physical, spiritual, mental and emotional stress, tension, and structural distortion rob people of their ability to do what they truly love. The majority of the available tools designed to help you manage your complex stressors are a distraction from the underlying road blocks that keep your body from healing itself. There is a much…

What We Are Reading Today: Free for Life by Christopher Lee Maher
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What We Are Reading Today: Free for Life by Christopher Lee Maher

Book Review: ‘A Sky So Close to Us’ transports readers to the Syria of yesteryear CHICAGO: Shahla Ujayli’s moving novel “A Sky So Close to Us” follows a humanitarian worker, Joumane Badran, living in Amman, Jordan. Her memories of home keep Syria alive and thriving in her mind, but her reality is much harsher as she…

‘Noura’s Dream’ becomes nightmare dilemma in this raw tale
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‘Noura’s Dream’ becomes nightmare dilemma in this raw tale

ABU DHABI: Cancer of the breas remains the most common form of the disease among women despite major advances in treatment coupled with improved screening and awareness campaigns.  Rates of the disease are increasing in nearly every region globally as aging populations and factors such as obesity take their toll. In 2018, more than 2…

Lebanon’s style set gets serious over forest fires
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Lebanon’s style set gets serious over forest fires

ABU DHABI: Cancer of the breas remains the most common form of the disease among women despite major advances in treatment coupled with improved screening and awareness campaigns.  Rates of the disease are increasing in nearly every region globally as aging populations and factors such as obesity take their toll. In 2018, more than 2…

‘Papicha’: Rebelling through fashion in Algeria’s black decade
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‘Papicha’: Rebelling through fashion in Algeria’s black decade

ABU DHABI: Breast cancer remains the most common form of the disease among women despite major advances in treatment coupled with improved screening and awareness campaigns.  Rates of the disease are increasing in nearly every region globally as aging populations and factors such as obesity take their toll. In 2018, more than 2 million new…

What We Are Reading Today: The Slow Moon Climbs by Susan Mattern
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What We Are Reading Today: The Slow Moon Climbs by Susan Mattern

Saving America’s Cities is a thoroughly researched biography/history of Ed Logue, a prominent leader in urban renewal and redevelopment. In Saving America’s Cities, the prizewinning historian Lizabeth Cohen follows the career of Logue, whose shifting approach to the urban crisis tracked the changing balance between government-funded public programs and private interests that would culminate in…

Chiara Ferragni soaks up the sun in Oman
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Chiara Ferragni soaks up the sun in Oman

Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from…

Kate Middleton steps out in traditional Pakistani outfit
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Kate Middleton steps out in traditional Pakistani outfit

Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from…

What We Are Reading Today: Saving America’s Cities by Lizabeth Cohen
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What We Are Reading Today: Saving America’s Cities by Lizabeth Cohen

DUBAI: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Riyadh on Monday in his first visit since 2007, and was welcomed to Al-Yamamah Palace by Saudi King Salman as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Russian president sat down to a sumptuous lunch banquet after being welcomed off his plane at King Khalid International Airport…

Get the scoop on President Putin’s delicious lunch menu in Saudi Arabia
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Get the scoop on President Putin’s delicious lunch menu in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Twitter users poked fun at US reality television star Kourtney Kardashian’s “Armenian playlist,” which she shared on her website Poosh.com earlier this week, over its mostly Arab music. Kourtney visited the country with her sister Kim Kardashian, who baptized her children during a visit to their ancestral homeland, Armenia. After the visit, the reality…

Fans tease Kourtney Kardashian over Arabic playlist
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Fans tease Kourtney Kardashian over Arabic playlist

DUBAI: Twitter users poked fun at US reality television star Kourtney Kardashian’s “Armenian playlist,” which she shared on her website Poosh.com earlier this week, over its mostly Arab music. Kourtney visited the country with her sister Kim Kardashian, who baptized her children during a visit to their ancestral homeland, Armenia. After the visit, the reality…

What We Are Reading Today: Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair
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What We Are Reading Today: Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

CHENNAI: Director Shonali Bose may well be termed the “mistress of misery.” Her characters, invariably women, have been suffering souls. Whether it be in “Amu,” set in the aftermath of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, or “Margarita with a Straw” and its story of a teenager with cerebral palsy, Bose’s protagonists have been largely unhappy. Her…

‘The Sky is Pink’: Priyanka Chopra disappoints, Zaira Wasim shines
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‘The Sky is Pink’: Priyanka Chopra disappoints, Zaira Wasim shines

CHENNAI: Director Shonali Bose may well be termed the “mistress of misery.” Her characters, invariably women, have been suffering souls. Whether it be in “Amu,” set in the aftermath of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, or “Margarita with a Straw” and its story of a teenager with cerebral palsy, Bose’s protagonists have been largely unhappy. Her…

Iraqi and Vietnamese directors scoop top prize at Busan film festival
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Iraqi and Vietnamese directors scoop top prize at Busan film festival

CHENNAI: Director Shonali Bose may well be termed the “mistress of misery.” Her characters, invariably women, have been suffering souls. Whether it be in “Amu,” set in the aftermath of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, or “Margarita with a Straw” and its story of a teenager with cerebral palsy, Bose’s protagonists have been largely unhappy. Her…

What We Are Reading Today: Widen the Window
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What We Are Reading Today: Widen the Window

Author: Kate Pickert This book from Kate Pickert is a thorough review of large breakthroughs in breast cancer research.“Breast cancer is emotional,” Pickert writes. “And then she reveals how physicians, pharmaceutical companies and even patient advocacy groups have tapped into those emotions to prevent patients from making informed decisions about screening and treatment,” said Pauline…

Arab Fashion Week spotlights Lebanese, Saudi designers in Dubai
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Arab Fashion Week spotlights Lebanese, Saudi designers in Dubai

Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum.  Dr. Elizabeth Stanley explains the significance of this…

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