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9 â€” C U L T U R A L
Issue # 9 Spring Issue April. 1, 2014
N E W S L E T T E R
D A T E
D I V E R S I T Y
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Cover Designed by: Jawaher Zahran
te o N s ’ r o Edit It’s a Diverse World...
We are living in a world that is full of diversity. One of the important things about diversity is culture! That is why I decided to make the issue of this spring season about Cultural Diversity.
My physics class has taught me an important thing in life that opposite magnets attract each other. And it’s true. We tend to be attracted to the people and cultures different from us because we want to be exposed to things beyond what we are used to.
Issue INSIDE THIS ISSUE: EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Jeddah Art Week Ithra Knowledge Health Campaign Jeddah Economic Forum
How to treat Acne?
Enjoy this season’s issue of the theme Cultural Diversity and reading many topics in beauty, health, art and technology.
Spread the Word. Make a Change!
Phosphine Gas Hazards
Art of Different Form Jawaher Zahran
Do you read water labels ?
With Peace & Love,
TECHNOLOGY Honda’s Smart Innovation
THEME TOPIC by Tee Baker
Events Highlights in Jeddah
Jeddah Art Week Jeddah art week events entitled 21, 39 took place in the month of February by launching the events for one week from Feb 1 to Feb 6. The idea of this week is to spread art knowledge among all segments of the Saudi Society from school pupils to much older citizens. The art week featured many important events such as Poetic Ballad, Park Hayat AlFurusiya Grand opening, Open air museum, Ayyam Gallery, contemporary group of Saudi artists among others. The events continued afterwards for the whole month of February. See YOU! Newsletter Coverage featuring two exhibitions at: http://youtu.be/83auDmXDYBg
Ithra Knowledge Ithra Knowledge event is an initiative from the famous Saudi oil company, Aramco. The idea behind this event is to spread knowledge with a touch of entertainment both for kids and adults at the same time educating them about science and safety. In the event, there were many booths such as the 1001 Inventions, Energy Efficiency, Traffic and Safety, Art CafĂŠ, Live Performances and the Creative Studio. See YOU! Newsletter Coverage at:
Events Highlights in Jeddah
Health Campaign At A Mall Also in February, there was a little health campaign in Red Sea Mall. It was an initiative organized by King Abdul Aziz University Medical students. The idea behind the campaign, as the name suggests, to simply spread health awareness and the best practices in health for the community. The campaign revolves around three best practices which are good nutrition, exercise and quitting smoking. See YOU! Newsletter Coverage featuring the campaign at: http://youtu.be/vVVBAm0srw8
Jeddah Economic Forum 2014 Jeddah Economic Forum JEF is an annual crucial event to discuss the development of the country’s economy. The forum took place in 18th through the 20th of March. The theme of this year’s event was mainly discussing about the Growth Through Youth since exploiting the youth will grow the economy in return. The forum speakers that spoke in the event are Chairman Saleh Kamel, Lama AlSuleiman and a Professor of Columbia university, Xavier Sala-iMartin, among many others.
Events Highlights in Jeddah
Parachute of Fun
Red Sea Mall always surprises us with their wonderful events. The mall has witnessed an
indoor huge parachute that was called “The Parachute of Fun” to entertain kids.
Thumbs up for the creative ways of entertainment especially for the kids in this country since there are not many entertainment channels both for kids and adults.
BEAUTY for YOU
How to Treat YOUR Acne Using TESTED Home Remedies ? No
need for expensive facial creams anymore! You can remedy and soften your lovely skin using items you can find at anyoneâ€™s household. These are some chosen beautifying home masks for YOU!
Beautifying Mask #1: Use honey, yogurt , oat and rose water. Optional: pour a bit of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Next, apply the mixture on your face. Keep it until it dries for 15 to 30 mins. Then wash your face with cool water.
Beautifying Mask #2: Use yogurt , cucumber and rose water. Optional: pour a bit of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Next, apply the mixture on your face. Keep it until it dries for 15 to 30 mins. Then wash your face with cool water.
Beautifying Mask #3: Use starch and rose water. Mix them thoroughly. Next, apply the mixture on your face. Keep it until it dries for 15 to 30 mins. Then wash your face with cool water. Starch is good for skin youthfulness and purity.
CONSUMER HEALTH for YOU
Do You Take Water Labels Seriously? A
lot of people are too thirsty to
read water labels, let alone taking them seriously. You may not know this, but bottled water actually contains many added chemicals that may affect your health adversely if they were increased than the acceptable level.
To take an example of an added chemical, Sulfate is a chemical that is added to enhance taste and odor of water. This substance is usually not more than 250 mg per liter. However, if this amount increased for whatever reason, this can risk having diarrhea and dehydration.
Another chemicals that were found are such as chlorine, fluoride, Dioxin and Mercury among others. Consuming such chemicals can cause respiratory problems and even increase the chances of cancer on the long run.
This is not to scare you, but to let you know what you are really drinking and why reading water labels is important at times.
SOURCES: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ water/chemicals-in-water http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/unregulated/ sulfate.cfm
HEALTH for YOU
P hosphine Gas Hazards A
recent documentary film about
Phosphine has gone popular on the Saudi You Tube page. The director of the film showed a saddening story about a father who lost two of his kids because of it. Then the film went on explaining the risks of such gas from a medical perspective.
Phosphine is known to act as a pesticide to kill mice and some bugs. It commercially comes as grey-colored and circle-shaped.
The only concern with this substance is that it reacts with humidity to create what is known as the phosphine gas that has an odor of a rotten egg. This gas is considered a deadly poison.
If oneâ€™s inhaled the gas, they would experience symptoms such as Headache, nausea, light-headedness and shortness of breath.
ART for YOU
A Unique Form of Art A Unique Artist An artist, Hajir Yamani, does not solely rely on paints
to make her artistic
posters. She uses items that you would never expect someone to use in normal circumstances.
She creatively uses colored papers, recycled papers and newspapers. By only these elements, she can use her wide imagination to create a stunningly beautiful work of art.
On the bottom are some of her unique works that will just make one stop and stare!
TECHNOLOGY BOOTH for YOU
Honda Walking Assist Device Honda,
the Japanese auto company, has
made a smart innovation to help people carry their own weight after a long hectic day.
People nowadays have suffered posture and back problems while walking. This smart device acts as a walking assistant that help these individuals regain their posture and ease their back pain.
The device actually looks like a small plastic chair that is inserted on oneâ€™s butt and attached to the foot.
OUTSTANDING PICTURE for YOU Believe it or not, there are fishes that are transparent where their entire skeleton is visible.
Sociology for YOU THEME TOPIC
WHY Diversity ? By Tee Baker
development. Many countries would not be
If German and British soldiers could play a
doesn’t have to look far from home. It’s no
game of football together on the
secret that in Saudi Arabia, large numbers of
battlefield, why can’t two neighbors be
Asians, Filipinos and
more accepting of one another?
employed for manual labor. Laws that have
only very recently been put into effect mean
what they are today without it. We see cultural
that a lot of these very same people are
diversity reflected everywhere, from food and
being deported. Rather than being seen as
art to music and fashion. Diversity breaks down
opportunities to individuals worldwide.
a part of society that contributes greatly,
barriers and opens doors. It should be looked
Many families leave their home countries
such expats are often treated as lowly
at as a harmonious relationship, one in which
immigrants. Without them however, the
people are always learning from one another.
country would undoubtedly fall into a
“When individuals embrace
further state of despair. Who would build
To see the importance and benefits of multiculturalism, it is best to imagine a world without it, a world our grandparents and even parents experienced not so long ago. Racism is
better education for their
others rather than trying to project their own onto others that the learning begins.
a huge problem which stems from different races not intermingling. When a nation isn’t educated about something, they more often than not become fearful of it, at the very least, questioning. Refusing to explore further, we as humans tend to make up these answers for ourselves and this is how stereotypes come about. Misconceptions born of our own ignorance and judgments based on what little knowledge we have. Thousands of cultures and traditions have been co-existing for years and it is when individuals embrace others rather than trying to project their own onto others that the learning begins. Two individuals may speak two different languages, eat different
foods and have different color skin, but
the bridges, work as waiters in restaurants or work as a full-time nanny?
overlook dislikes and differences but it Similarly, many people move to countries
shouldn’t focus on them either. It is not
for better job offers. On both counts,
losing one’s identity but simply embracing
these people add a new dimension to
and understanding others. If cultures didn’t
society. In the case of students who come
mix, algebra wouldn’t exist in many parts of
from countries which are not so well
the world, pizza wouldn’t be such a popular
feast and Pitt and Jolie would never have
adopted. It is in what we eat, what we wear
therefore their countries, at the very
and how we think; cultural diversity is a
least going against misconceptions that
constant reminder that despite being spread
people may have formulated about them
across seven vast continents and even
and so-called third-world or developing
vaster seas, the human race is one.
opportunity to better
countries. As for people who travel for work, they bring more skills into the work force which is what drives a country’s economy. There is a gain not only on a
finding a likeness goes beyond such fickle
personal level, but on a much wider
factors as these.
prove a fact in point, one
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