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Cultural Sensitivity: Things You Shouldn’t Do In An Arab Country

Arab countries are often some of the most interesting places to visit from die-hard travelers. That is because the culture is so different that it can feel like you’re on another planet. However, local people are often kind and inviting if you don’t cause offense. With that in mind, it’s sensible for anyone visiting Saudi Arabia or the UAE to think ahead. While you won’t upset anyone on purpose, your lack of understanding could cause issues. Read the tips on this page to ensure you educate yourself about the situation. That way, you should have an amazing and eye-opening experience. Don’t talk to someone without greeting them properly In most Arab countries, talking to someone without offering a standard greeting is considered rude. Many travel experts like those at myconcierge will tell you that. As most nations in that part of the world are Muslim, you should say “assalamu alaykum.”…

What A Disaster! 5 Things That Could Damage Your Business

Take a look at some of the most common disasters that can affect a business so you can work out how you would respond to each one. Cash Flow Problems Businesses need to have a steady stream of capital coming in. If this gets interrupted for some reason, such as suddenly losing a major client, you need to work out how you will keep your business afloat. Think about which areas of your business are absolutely essential, the cutbacks you could make to keep going and how you could run the company more efficiently. Keeping careful track of your ingoings and outgoings, as well as setting some funds aside, will put you in a stronger position if the worst should happen.It’s the nightmare scenario for business owners all around the world. Just when everything seems to be running nicely, suddenly a disaster strikes and shakes the foundations of the company…

Plan Today For The Future

We all like to live for today. After all, we don’t know what’s around the corner. But while it’s good to live for the moment, we do need to ensure our future is planned out. After all, we don’t want to get to elderly age with no plans in place. Not only just for us but for the sake of our kids too. After all, we don’t want to be a burden in later life. Therefore, here are some easy ways you can plan today for the future. Set up a retirement fund It might feel like your work life will go on forever. But there will be a time when you will need to retire. And then you need to ensure you have a fund which you can use to have a comfortable retirement. You don’t want to be struggling for money and worrying about bills in your 70’s…

We need to talk about Norway

Norway is a fascinating place that does not get as much attention as it deserves. It is frequently cited as some sort of Western utopia, one to which the rest of the world should aspire. Whether or not that is true obviously depends on many factors, the final determination being a subjective one in any case. However, it is hard to argue with the fact that at the UN the 2017 World Happiness Report was recently released. Who came first? You guessed it: Norway. The must be a reason why the Norwegians feel so happy. Here are a few guesses as to why: They have a rich literary tradition: without naming any of Norway’s great medieval poets, it is enough to acknowledge Norway’s great contribution to 19th-century European letters in the form of Henrik Ibsen, a man who is credited with restoring the theatre to the grandeur that it enjoyed…

Controlling Your Panic Button

It’s not something we’d like to think we’d ever be involved in, but if it ever happens, you need to be calm and under control. An emergency situation is something that requires us to act and think quickly under pressure. And if you’ve been in a stressful situation, you know that panicking doesn’t help at all. But it’s nothing to do with you, it’s actually part of our biology that we are meant to be reactive in these situations, because our bodies were built to escape dangerous situations, like a bear attack. The stress hormone, cortisol, is pumped through your body and you feel the surge of adrenaline. The problem with this is that when faced with a challenge that needs us to think critically, we react emotionally, and the fight or flight syndrome that we are feeling overwhelms us to the point where we can’t act in that situation…

What I would and wouldn’t miss if I lived off the grid

As a millennial, I’ve been continually connected since I got my first phone when I was 14. When it comes to living off the grid, I think I would be completely miserable for the majority of the time- I’m just not meant to be disconnected. Sure, the idea of ‘escaping it all’ sounds great in theory. You quit the rat race, buy a cottage somewhere gorgeous, grow your own food, and then…what? I truly don’t know what comes next. All I know is I would go crazy without wifi, and since I work online I would also be broke. Sadly, I can’t go more than 5 minutes without checking my phone. Unless I’m already working online, and then I have Facebook up on my screen as well. I personally don’t know how people survive without Netflix, and I carry my laptop and kindle with me everywhere, so I can quickly…

Parisian Cool

Few seasoned travelers would argue that Paris is one of the coolest cities on the planet. The home of Parisian chic, French New Wave Cinema and some of the most laid back people you’ll ever meet, there is much more to Paris than fine dining and the Eiffel Tower. If you want to have a really cool time in Paris, check out this list of fun things to do in the City of Love: Rummage Through Roman Ruins Paris may be a thoroughly modern European city in many ways, but it is also a place filled with history. If you’ve exhausted all of the great museums in the city, why not switch things up a bit by taking the time to explore the city’s Roman history? There are various Roman ruins dotted about Paris, from Cluny’s Roman Baths to carved stones and pillars scattered about the place. Make a game…

Painful Time Of The Month: Possible Causes

Sometimes, you have to talk about the less pleasant things in life. Taxes – we have to talk about those, even though it is literally the most boring subject on the face of the earth. Drainage systems – ignore these at your peril. The human body and the plethora of ways in which it can go wrong – yep, no stone can be left unturned here. The last one is what we’re going to focus on. So if you were in the process of bailing at the idea of talking about drainage systems, don’t worry. No, this is far more pleasant: the uterus. In so many ways, the uterus is a wonderful organ. It’s the source of life itself, after all. With that said, it can also be the source of much pain and misery in your life. If you find yourself at the sharp end of this, then every…

Appy And Healthy Living

Our health is so important.  Right from the moment we are conceived through to old age, we need to have access to a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and lots of great healthcare.   With the development of modern technology there are now loads of ways we can improve our lifestyle and monitor our health so here are our top favourite apps to help you towards an appier life. (Sorry.  Too much pun?) Firstly, let’s talk about our hearts.  This is a pretty vital organ which you want to respect.  Without it, you are going to be, well, dead.  Being dead is no fun at all so pack your diet full of Omega 3 fatty acids and get out there for 174 minutes of cardio exercise every week.  What happens though if you are worried about your heart?  Even those of us who keep fit and eat well can have…

Top Tips For Protecting Your Pocket

Money. We all worry about it, and we all frequently find ourselves in positions whereby we have no idea whether we’re using our finances wisely or not. There are so many conflicting pieces of advice in terms of how you should be investing or not investing money. It can seem impossible to know whether you should be spending money now to protect your money tomorrow or simply keeping the whole lot under lock and key to avoid being conned out our hard-earned income. The key to protecting your pocket is to carefully research every opportunity for an expenditure which comes your way. You can’t simply assume that you need every type of protection there is. The most reliable protector of your finances is you, as you are the one with the highest stake in it. If you’re wondering how you could better save money and avoid wasting your finances away,…

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