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Hijab Day!

On Feb 1, several hashtags spread around the world on what has been called the International Day of the Headscarf to raise awareness about the hijab and promote tolerance and…

It’s not the US. It’s us.

America has been a scapegoat for eons. Whenever anything happens, we blame it on Americans: The government, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the arms industry. Everything originates in…

Children and smartphone addiction

If you are a parent of a teenager, then you better read this story. It seems that the attachment of children and teenagers to their smartphones has become an addiction,…

Please rain!

Everybody I meet lately is depressed. This is not a once-in-a-blue-moon emotion (like the one we witnessed yesterday). There are no smiles anymore on the faces of people. I go…

Freedom of speech in Kuwait

A social media activist is facing up to 20 years in jail on what may seem is his social media use and political view, but it is more complicated than…

The evil eye moneymaker

Islam, the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s (PBUH) sayings have taught us about the evil eye and how to protect ourselves from it, by way of charity and prayers that…

Not a color!

The color of our skin is an expression of our genes we have inherited but mostly affected by various environmental factors – UV, pollution and pigmentation. But why do we…

Differentiation in the school system

All schools with the IGCSE system have different categories. In the school that I am in, for example, there are three different types of sets. The first is for English,…

Expats’ valued services

I woke up in the morning to the loudest alarm our house has ever known – the Indian domestic helper who has the mission of waking me up with military…

The Philippines’ labor ban

I was very saddened when I heard the news that Filipinos may be banned from entering Kuwait in the future because of the rise of torture cases against them in…

Feeling Filipino

Yesterday, I was told by a fellow Kuwaiti that the president of the Philippines has issued a ban on Filipino workers traveling to Kuwait. I sensed a tone of surprise…

Philippines bans workers

Filipino domestic workers are very popular in Kuwait. Therefore, any official statement regarding preventing these workers from coming to Kuwait is important news for the local community. It should force…