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An easy recipe to make delicious baked fish

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


How blue light from your phone is ageing your skin and disrupting your sleep

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. Unless you’re


How to deep clean your home like a professional

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


Who was Bahiga Hafez? Google Doodle pays tribute to pioneering Egyptian actress and filmmaker

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


Startup of the Week: Jawa 7alawa, a cruelty-free makeup brand

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, Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache to the UK

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


For Iraqi mothers-to-be, hospitals are pandemic no-go zones

 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


How to wear a glamisole

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


Women's prize for playwriting longlist is 'politically charged', say producers

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


Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

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


Arab International Women’s Forum highlights pandemic challenges, race for vaccine

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


The Goodness Podcast: A window on women’s struggles

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


British-Australian lecturer jailed in Iran moved to remote prison

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


Hard to find: what the shortages in household items say about how we live now

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


Pour thing: what different soy sauces are used for, and which to buy

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


14 Ways to Be a More Loving Partner

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


Six tiny little tips to improve your cooking

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


The One Yoga Pose You Should Do Daily To Strengthen Your Core

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



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