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…

How much money do you need to be in the one percent?

We’ve heard a lot about the one percent recently, largely because of people protesting against them. The protesters — the self-titled ninety-nine percent — are angry about the increasing inequality of wealth distribution and it’s a just cause. But there’s a good chance that many of those taking to the streets are in the one…

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…

MTV Arabia

MTV Arabia launches this week and the 60th MTV channel could be the most influential since the original launched 26 years ago. Time Out spoke to those in charge about beginnings, censorship, and cleaning up hip hop. Words Matt Pomroy MTV is now older than most of the people who currently watch it. It was…

Make Me A Genius

Is a genius born or are they made? Make Me A Genius looks at the incredible life of Susan Polgar – the living test subject for her psychologist father who believed he could make his baby daughter a chess genius. With a grandmaster title to her name it’s hard to disagree with him. Words Matt…

The garden of eating

Jamie At Home sees the return of Jamie Oliver, the TV chef who annoys as many people as he entertains. After all the media attention surrounding his healthy school meals campiagn, he’s now taking cooking back to the very basics. Words Matt Pomroy There used to be a website called ‘1,000 People More Annoying Than…