How to… Avoid being fired at work

Some said it wouldn’t affect the UAE, but the global financial problems are seeing companies here cut their costs. Here’s how to improve your chances of avoiding the swinging axe Don’t give them a clear reason – Often, when a recession hits, management use it as an excuse to get rid of the staff they…

14 things you should never say to a woman

Women claim communication is the key, but there are some things that are best left never said… “Calm down” Oh they hate this one. Boy do they get angry when you rationally ask them to stop over-reacting. But what they hear when you say this is that the way they are feeling is not important…

How to… deal with the beach

As one soldier at Normandy was heard to remark, ‘the beach is something of a minefield’ — here’s some advice to help you HANDLE A JELLYFISH STING – Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a good idea to urinate on the affected area. Especially if there are children and families present and the person who’s…

How to… camp in the desert

It’s not all toasted marshmallows, Kumbya and delightful misunderstandings as to who is sleeping in which tent — there’s danger out there too. Here are some key pieces of advice. Pick the right spot If you’re going to pitch your tent out on the dunes then aim for one of the higher points. While it…

How to… Survive a dinner date

If you get a hot date with someone who looks like Jessica Simpson, you don’t want to blow it by acting like Homer Simpson. So here’s a simple guide to appearing as the suave gent you need to be Etiquette – You’re not out with your mates, so you really need to behave accordingly. Pulling…