Sherif I. AbdelKhalik

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What it's like to be a 'hijabi travel blogger' in a climate of Islamophobia

“When you wear a scarf you are a visual representation of Islam,” says Saudi travel blogger Esra Alhamal, who wears the Islamic headscarf, the hijab, …

Science Says These Foods Are Healthy, But People Just Don't Buy It | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The lovely thing about experts is that they think everyone should believe them.<p>The idea is that they know more, so those who know less should listen, learn, and follow.<p>But social media tells us …

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The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

Where to get a tattoo: The prettiest body parts to get inked

Getting a tattoo is a big decision. From picking the design to finding the perfect tattoo artist, there are plenty of decisions to make when it comes …

Inked

It takes a lot of work to be ready to retire. Don’t forget these things.

We get busy in life. Between raising a family, starting a career, buying a home and then eventually sending the kids to college, it’s not a big surprise that retirement planning takes a back seat.<p>Some people don’t even start thinking about retirement until they are in their 50s. That’s late. But …

Retirement

How To Spot A Common Mental Error That Leads To Misguided Thinking

Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves. In the 1700s, it was common to believe that a full moon could cause epilepsy or feverish temperatures. We even changed …

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Do insects sleep?

Have you ever laid awake at night wondering if the crickets chirping outside ever sleep? You’re not the only one.<p>According to a <i>National Geographic</i> …