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Why you should Play Sudoku

So, Sudoku day falls on September 9th. If they chose a day for it, then it must be something special, right? I recently found out it was not considered a game, but a puzzle and this was a mind bender. I first played Soduko back in 2004 and immediately loved it. They say you either love it or you hate it, but i argue you can form a liking to it just like coffee. I will be giving you in this article 7 reasons why you should give it a try and avoid quitting immediately if you don't develop a feel for it: It strengthens your…

What a Sizeable Library Can Do

As a student of sociology, I find research very engaging. I remember while doing my bachelor degree and completing my course on classes in society, we had come across a study that evaluated class based on the existence of a library in the home. Apparently, homes with libraries were correlated with children who grew up to be a part of the higher class in society. The reasoning was this: if a home had a library, then you would most likely find the parents to be educated and already belonging to a higher class in society which…

Overcomer| Rising Above the Blues

This article first appeared in http://community.pathwaysjeddah.com/overcomer-rising-above-the-blues/ It has been a year since my husband and I recovered from COVID-19. Recovery after being positive with the virus came in many stages and areas; from physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, intellectual, and so on. If you have emotional anxiety, I suggest you skip this article. If you need encouragement and inspiration, you may proceed. The Blues When I found out last year that my husband tested positive, I had to pull…

That Day

Amid the scorching summer heat, Confused, at my decision, with you I meet Breathing heavily as I knocked at your door There was nothing that I desired more As I had questioned, If I was really sure. Sternly it whispered, hold on as before. There was no memory that I ever lost The day brought the moments most. 'What is yours can not be taken What was taken was never yours.' I have held on to your every will, never gave up, in me you remain instil.

Keep in Touch

= This day the sun shone so bright This day I overcame my restless nights. This day I rested after my soul's fight. This day I reached there with all my might. That night my whole life I saw in contrast That night was like no other from the past That night my tears gushed like the broken tide, That night I again felt the agony that I always hide. For better or for worst For the emotions that I never lost For my heart that found peace. For the touch that is to keep... Hold on, just keep in touch.

Al Baha- A hidden Gem to explore this season

Visiting Taif has been mundane for most of the jeddawis to get themselves cooled and it is a summer retreat for most of us.This summer we planned to explore AlBaha.A two-day trip to Al Baha was exhilarating, something different I experienced comparing to the mundane Taif trips. AL-Baha is a 4 Hour journey from Jeddah. And on the way you have the option to stopover in Taif as well. Starting our journey from Jeddah, we hit the road early in the morning to get a head start on the day.Saudi Arabia…

Health and the mass media

For those of you, who are unaware, medical journalism is a way to share the many medical research projects conducted around the world. It started as a way to share the ‘researcher’s’ experiences. Medical journalism makes sure research is not repeated many times and also makes sure, it is conducted in an efficient way. Furthermore, it is a very important platform to increase the awareness of research in the medical community. The mass media (like the television, newspapers, magazines, radio etc.), have an enormous reach in…

Welcome Back to (In-Person) Schooling

The long-awaited Aug 28th 2021 is here and students are going back to school after a long summer vacation. Until the time of writing this article, only vaccinated students grade 7-12 are allowed to go back to in-person learning. Elementary students continue to receive their education virtually in hopes that they will be able to receive in-person education in 3 months. A quick background: The Saudi educational system is divided into three: grades 1-6 is elementary, grades 7-9 is Middle School, and grades 10-12 is High School.…

Falling In Love Is Natural But Staying In Love Is A Choice

Falling in love is usually referred to those feelings of having butterflies in the stomach when you feel charged and euphoric in the presence of your beloved and feel a sudden rush of emotions. Those feelings are special and create a high. Falling in love is usually the autonomous process that happens quite naturally when you meet a person who clicks you. This phase is often referred to as the attraction phase or the honeymoon period. This is the most exciting stage of falling in love. But with time, the excitement…

Design Thinking – A framework For Innovation

Innovation is crucial for business growth. A business can not survive without innovating continuously. It has been observed time and again that no matter how good branding is done, no matter how immaculate the supply chain is maintained. If a company fails to innovate, likely, it is not sustainable in the long run.Several businesses have witnessed a downfall, which stopped innovating. For instance, Kodak – once a market leader, dominated the photographic film market in the 90s. Their resistance to adopting…