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By Natila Chambers As the days of what we are calling the “current situation” unfold before us, I am noticing some interesting things about the concept of time.  Like many of us, I am working a full-time job from home, parenting, and trying to take care of business. Still, there are moments where I’m forgetting what day of the week it is. Sleeping and waking at odd hours has become some sort...
By Stacey Chammaa Last month I briefly wrote about the importance of upskilling and, rather than building on your existing skillset, the importance of taking the initiative to help address any skill gaps you may have. With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting a digital revolution, upskilling couldn’t be more of a priority to achieve professional success.  Companies in every industry across the board are being forced to...
By Rashi Rohatgi ‘The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life’ -Billy Graham This quote really struck a chord in me… This pandemic has really made us realize the value of things which we, humans, nonchalantly took for granted. There is no doubt that life is short and by the time this hits home, it is often too late. If we look at life through the lens of a college student, it may seem endless. The whole...
By Tamiko Guilaume Without warning or preparation, many individuals have found themselves involved in the education sector during COVID-19. This manifested in the forms of curious minds, practising self-preservation strategies against boredom or depression, or just the unexpected gift of time that eludes the average working adult. If you are a parent or teacher of school-age students: the stakes became higher overnight.  Daily...
The strong preventive measures taken by Saudi Arabia’s government for pandemic COVID-19 have changed the buying behavior of consumers in the country. Now, the increasing pace of consumer’s online shopping has given a 400% jump in the online business. Saudi Arabia’s government allowed delivery apps to give their service to the consumers during curfew hours that attracted more and more new customers to the services. People...
Setting a website has become fun as well as a pain-free experience today.  The only thing which you need to keep in mind is the use of the right tools and resources. You can easily set-up your own website without knowing anything related to coding, design and web development. Pandemic COVID-19 has forced everyone to remain at home. Every country is on lockdown today to stop the spread of infection. In this situation, it is very easy...
5 Reasons to use Nearpod in your  Online Classes By Inas Adel Some people falsely believe that a teacher’s job is now easier than ever! All she/has to do is sit down, open his/her laptop, sign in to MS Teams or Zoom, and start the lesson from the comfort of his/her own home. This might be, to some extent, true, but what non-teachers don’t understand is how hard it is to engage your students online and keep the...
By Zeina Bachir The new way of “living” is unprecedented for many of us. Things are scary and uncertain and for most of us it is the first of a kind experience and hopefully will be the last.  Mind-body interaction has been shown to be important and impressive in achieving the way the body can get itself back to normal function. I am going to share a habit I started few weeks ago to help bring some structure, control...
By Stacey Chammaa Initially, when I was asked to be a columnist for gulfy.com, COVID-19 was just starting to be at the forefront of our minds on a global scale. It had yet to become the pandemic it is today, quarantine wasn’t a way of life and job loss and global economic downturn didn’t yet seem as inevitable or as long-lasting as we might now fear.  Needless to say, when I jotted down ideas for the editorial team it...
مع ختام كل سنة ميلادية تطل علينا القنوات الفضائية بالمنجمين ممن يتوقعون أو يقرأون العام التالي، والعام الفائت لم يكن استثناءً، ولكنّ الإستثناء كان بالفشل الذريع في قراءة ما ستؤول اليه الاحداث في ربع العام الأول فقط لن أدخل في تأويلات هذا الفيروس هل هو جزء من الصراع الإقتصادي السياسي بين الصين والولايات المتحدة، أو أساس ظهور الفيروس سواءً من مختبرات علمية على أيادٍ بشرية أم غير ذلك المتابع لتداعيات هذا الكورونا يرى بوضوح كيف أثّر هذا...
 The first day of the holiest month of Islam ‘Ramadan’ will start on Friday, 24 th April 2020. Normally, family and relatives come together to celebrate this month. The month is an indicator of unity and happiness among the people as well. Though this year, the governments of every country have prohibited social gatherings of any type and maintain social distancing to defeat pandemic COVID-19. It will not be possible...
Saudi Arabia announced that the prayer held during Ramadan will be performed at home only. The decision is taken after the suspension of mosque prayer to end the pandemic COVID-19. According to the newspaper Al Riyadh, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdul Latif Al Sheikh has said that the suspension of daily five prayers at the mosques is more important than the suspension of Taraweeh prayers. God will accept the prayers...