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A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

Not literally, but DW&PS claims that to produce a cup of coffee for you, the world has to use 140 litres of water!   Now, doesn’t that make you really thirsty? We meant, thirsty for more information. So, basically, the amount of water that is used or needed to produce […]

 
 

Infographic – Countries with the Most Public Holidays

Infographic – Countries with the Most Public Holidays

In the pursuit of a more successful life/work balance (and more time to travel!), Wego, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reveals which countries around the world have the most public holidays. “There’s no better remedy for the post-holiday blues and start of a […]

 
 

The World’s Most Expensive Food [INFOGRAPHIC]

Bloomsbury unveils the most expensive 'edible cup cake' named The Golden Phoenix. Photo provided.

Ever wondered if you decided to eat only the most expensive dishes all day long? If you thought it will run into millions, you’re wrong. The guys at FinanceOnline.com did a fun experiment and compared the prices for various most expensive dishes in the world. And guess what, the bill […]

 
 

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup Salary [Infographic]

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup Salary [Infographic]

The World Cup is in full flow and it is no secret that the world’s best footballers who are showing off their skills in Brazil, are earning a substantial sum of money for participating in the month long tournament. Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the second highest paid athlete, according […]

 
 

MENA Professionals Keen to Work for Non-Profit Organizations [Infographic]

MENA Professionals Keen to Work for Non-Profit Organizations [Infographic]

Middle East and Africa (MENA) professionals would ‘love’ to work for a non-profit organization (NPO), despite less pay and demand for more personal sacrifices. The Bayt.com ‘Working for Non-profit Organizations in the MENA” poll has revealed that 47.5% are ready to work for NPOs. But, 75% of them find it […]

 
 

The Psychology of Sharing

The Psychology of Sharing

The 6 types of social media sharers When it comes to social media, what you share, how frequently you share, and the networks you use to share can indicate more about your personality than you might think.  According to a recent study by Statpro, there are six types of social […]

 
 

Streamlining Global Aviation Paradigm: SITA ‘Smart Thinking’ Survey

A cargo plane in Dubai World Central

At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a link of never-ending cables dropping down from the plane to the […]

 
 

The African Economic Safari: Booming Onwards

The African Economic Safari: Booming Onwards

African economy is gearing up for unprecedented boosts thanks to boosts in the form of vital FDI, PEs and SWFs. The National Bureau of Statistics quite recently published the report on the Nigerian economic rebasing endeavour which put the West African country’s GDP ahead of South Africa, making it the […]

 
 

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

EIU’s report on Business Environment in GCC Countries indicates quite a revelation even as the region continues to display positive economic trends As country after country across the globe found itself plummeting from the pedestal of business and economic security, it looked as if the Middle Eastern countries – most […]

 
 

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Dictionary defines a logo as an emblem or a device of an organisation. These few words however cannot actually denote the significance of the logo in its entirety even though they describe the concept quite aptly. When we think about a brand, the first thing that pops into mind is […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900’s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

Gold Demand Soars in Asia: WGC Expects Positive Trends to Continue

Extraction and production of the precious yellow metal gold by Turkey has increased by 43% to 24.4 tonnes in 2011 compared from a year ago. Photo - Reuters

Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to its ever-increasing prices. And the ones who do are quite careful […]

 
 

Recent Trends: Women to Capitalise on Careers through Enriched ‘Career Capital’

Recent Trends: Women to Capitalise on Careers through Enriched ‘Career Capital’

In today’s times, women play a significant role in the global corporate world matching toe-to-toe with men. They don’t consider themselves to be the weaker sex as far as their presence in the corporate sector is concerned and expect to be given the same level of respect and recognition as […]

 
 

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there are many other ways in which a part of our dreams […]

 
 

Festive Cities of the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

London Christmas winter-wonderland

What are the most fabulously festive cities in the world? Perhaps fitting with our collective Hollywood conception of Christmas, they’re all places that are cold, snowy, and full of Christmas lore. London offers six photogenic ice skating locales, some spectacular holiday-themed settings and events, as well as the fun fact that Britons […]

 
 

REVEALED: Factors Distracting MENA Workers [Infographic]

social media. Photo-Gavin Llewllyne

Distractions, distractions… there seems to be more and more each day to drag us away from what it is that we are meant to be doing. I’m certainly finding myself to be a victim of this modern day phenomenon. With a laptop, iPhone and iPad at hand, all with a […]

 
 

Web and Technology – The Next Wave

google glass

The future of the web and technology is in constant revision around the world. Several innovations have recently hit the street and it is worthwhile to stay ahead of the changing landscape, or at the very least, learn the latest terminology. While Google Glass, touch screens and Cloud Computing have […]

 
 

Social media – How well do your Tweeps know YOU?

Social media – How well do your Tweeps know YOU?

The risks and rewards of posting your life on Social Media Networks. One of the greatest inventions in modern times, social media plays an active role in the lives of millions of people around the world. It is a convenient way to stay in touch with friends near, and far. […]

 
 

Airline Passengers Top 5 Frustrations [Infographic]

Airline Passengers Top 5 Frustrations [Infographic]

Global independent suggests more customer-focused approach in managing delays, cancellations and missed connections. Report recommends offering standard service approach to disruption, delivering ‘intelligent re-accommodation’ and better quality and more transparent communication with airline passengers. A major independent global study calls on airlines to take a fresh look at handling flight […]

 
 

15 LinkedIn Tips for compelling company updates

15 LinkedIn Tips for compelling company updates

15 LinkedIn Tips to engage professionals to drive better results LinkedIn has taken social networking and conveniently transformed it into business networking for professionals seeking to capitalize upon the widest possible reach, through the platform. As of June 2013, LinkedIn has 225 million+ users in more than 200 countries. Less than […]