Cooking fish for 10 minutes per inch of thickness is an old rule of thumb that works perfectly when roasting fillets or steaks. It’s just enough time to cook the flesh through so that it’s opaque, but not so much that it flakes. The only hitch comes with fillets that are uneven. Use yo
According to scientists, the blue light that emits from our phone, laptop and other devices can have a negative impact on sleep, skin, and mood. From high-tech glasses to innovative serums, arm yourself with some of the below
If you’re reading this, it’s too late.
With the Covid-19 continuing to spread in Australia, the concept of "deep cleaning" has become more commonplace. We often hear about businesses closing for deep cleaning after an infection has been identified. But what does it mean to deep clean your house? And how does it differ to everyday clean
Celebrated Egyptian actress, writer and filmmaker Bahiga Hafez has been immortalised by a regional artist to celebrate what would have been the cinema legend's 112th birthday.
Google dedicated its Tuesday, August 4, doodle to the pioneering screen star.
The portrait was captured by Cairo illustrat
With the plethora of make-up brands introduced onto the market over the past few years and a growing public awareness regarding the controversial testing of products on animals, young startup brands are increasingly incorporating a cruelty-free approach into their ethos.Jawa 7alawa, a Saudi cruelty-
Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani was recently appointed Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache to the UK. Education Minister Hamad Al-Asheikh issued a decision to appoint the Kingdom’s first women cultural attaches on Sunday. Other appointments include Fahda bint Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh as cultural at
Iraqi midwife Umm Mariam used to help bring three babies into the world per day. But with mothers-to-be avoiding pandemic-hit hospitals, she now delivers twice that number in her makeshift home clinic.
Across the country recovering from decades of war, health centers face shortages of oxygen
Idon’t really approve of underwear as outerwear. I don’t mean this in a puritanical way. I’m certainly not slut-shaming anyone here. I just have a low opinion of it as a genre, in the same way that I have a low opinion of sleeveless knitwear (comfortable in absolutely no weather si
The longlisted writers for a new prize for female playwrights have created “satisfyingly puzzling” characters and “ambitious, politically charged” plays, say the award’s producers.
The Women’s prize for playwriting, open to writers in the UK and Ireland who ident
Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.
A former resident of Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, the 38-year-old Uyghur woman said she was fined 18,400 yuan ($2,600) in 2018 for having three children, o
The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) has drawn together experts from the Middle East and internationally to examine some of the key challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic. In her introduction to the virtual event, held in cooperation with global partner Pfizer, AIWF founder and C
For years, women in the Middle East have struggled to speak up on issues that have only been whispered about in the region, said co-founder of The Goodness Podcast Noor Tehini.
To give women a chance to openly discuss these taboo topics, Tehini, who is Lebanese and who grew up in the UAE, dec
A British-Australian woman serving a 10-year jail term in Iran has been transferred to a notorious desert prison used to punish political prisoners, officials say.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer in Middle East politics at Melbourne University, was jailed in September 2018 for espionage. She was tr
In early April, fearing his hard-won shoulders would shrink into nothing over lockdown, my husband attempted to buy some weights. He spent hours searching, online and in stores, and found no heavy things to lift. Even on Gumtree, where you’d expect an enterprising soul or two to be selling hom
During the Han dynasty, more than 2,000 years ago, there was a great division: what had been a singular fermented condiment made of fish and soy, used to stretch out that precious commodity salt, became two.
One emerged as fish sauce and the other, soy sauce. From there they diverged dramatically a
Most people mistakenly think that love is a feeling. Here’s the thing, they have it all wrong.
“You mean it’s not?” Gasp! “But when I see him, I feel butterflies, my heart flutters, and my knees buckle. If that’s not love, then what is it?” Those may be p
Learning to cook is a constant process. Some parts are big blocks of information you use once in a while, such as learning how to fillet a fish or debone a chicken, but others are just tiny little bits of knowledge that sit in your brain, and that you use just about every single time you step into
Any athlete knows a strong core is the foundation of so many exercises and movements. But if you're limiting ab day to crunches and planks, you might be itching to switch it up.
Boat pose, or navasana, is one of those yoga asanas that can be a bit challenging if you're just starting to strengthen y