Last day at work

by Saleh Al Shaibany
It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.
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Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Natural oils in everyday foods can keep your joints moving smoothly when rheumatoid arthritis starts to slow down

Crime: Where is Kate Prout?
On a cold November afternoon in 2007, Kate Prout disappeared as suddenly and completely as if she had walked off the planet

Book Review: The 16th Century’s Line of Fire
Bertrand Russell once wrote that mathematics had a “beauty cold and austere.” In this new book, the historian Amir Alexander shows that mathematics can also become entangled in ugliness hot and messy

Fear of failure
Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop”. This proverb is very meaningful. And one of the most familiar circumstance one fears to face is failure

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Romance: The ‘other woman’ a wife didn’t mind...
Robert De Niro divorced her over 30 years ago — but their friendship was as strong as ever
Stranger than fiction: Strange tragedy of the carbon-copy wives...
I wished I had the courage to take my own life and be with Elaine again, but I just couldn’t do it. I could see no point in living without her
A Visit to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Though it’s just a four-hour flight from Muscat, Sri Lanka seems like another world. Fondly referred to as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”
Love-child secret of Hollywood’s gypsy queen
For 18 years a Hollywood love affair remained a deadly secret. Not even the son of Gypsy Rose Lee was allowed to know the identity of his father...
Mystery of death in the cards...
“As soon as Johnny spread out the cards he looked disturbed and said to a pilot named Bill Parsons who was sitting next to him: ‘I don’t think we should go on with this.’
Sharp truths only fiction can tell
Book review: ‘Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry About Family Caregiving’
Murder Hunt: Sharon Malone last seen November 1999
A man who made an emotional TV appeal for the return of his missing wife actually had something else in mind..
Never mind the tears
Onions might make you cry, but they certainly don’t give you any reason to be sad. On the contrary, they offer a bounty of health benefits along with the tears
Reading contempt
To him, the world was a conspiracy against ordinary working people
Stressing out for priorities
It is all about yourself and how you want people to respond to you. There is also a degree of vagueness.
Iron needs for teenage girls
Iron is an essential mineral. Even though it is needed only in minute amounts it plays a major role in transporting oxygen around the body and is also involved in release of energy
Book review: A Man Called Destruction
‘The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man’
Who killed “Curious George”?
A friend called at the mobile home parked behind shrubbery in a Boynton Beach trailer park, to make sure “the old guy was all right.” He wasn’t. The caravan had been ransacked
Strange mystery of the healing tree
A boy whose hands were paralysed suddenly found that he could move them. The Healing Tree of Vicente had performed inexplicable miracles...
The love that never was
As gossip and rumour mounted, the couple decided that drastic action was necessary. It was Richard Gere’s idea to pay for space in Europe’s prestigious newspaper and declare his undying love for Cindy

Sony tops console sales in the US, beats Microsoft for third month
Sony fended off the hot-selling new release for the Xbox One, the ‘Titanfall’ shooter game, and more competitive pricing for Microsoft’s product, such as a $450 package at some stores
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Facebook adds new feature for finding ‘Nearby Friends’
Consumers can customise the tool, called Nearby Friends, to see a certain group of people for a set period of time, or turn it off completely, the Menlo Park, California-based company said
Baying Blues - Muscat government hospitals grappling with lack of parking areas
A major problem afflicting the very busy government hospitals in Muscat is the sheer lack of parking areas. Visitors and patients get trapped hopelessly in clogged parking lanes, sometimes for hours
Movie Review: 2 States
Directed by debutante Abhishek Varman, 2 States is an all out entertainer and keeps you smiling throughout its duration.
A banal, life-threatening crash - F1 winning legend Michael Schumacher lost in coma
Schumacher was reportedly talking to the rescue team that put him into the helicopter, but doctors put him into an induced coma to combat swelling around the brain
Soul on Strings - Oman's latest music talent Amal Ghulam Waqar
Teen Oud player, Amal Ghulam Waqar, enthralled an elite audience at the Oud Hobbyist Association with her maiden concert last week
Watch your trash - Calls to turn Muscat waste to energy
Entrusted by his company to find solutions for treating waste, Mohammed Al Tawqi stumbled upon a brilliant solution
Samsung-Globalfoundries alliance a threat to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Globalfoundries will licence Samsung’s most advanced new chipmaking technology, called 14-nanometer FinFET, giving customers access to production at plants in Texas, New York state and South Korea
IPL updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders hope to keep the momentum going
While RCB want to extend their winning streak when they take on an embattled Mumbai Indians, KKR don’t want to slip up against Daredevils
Family of five to be laid to rest in Oman
An Indian family of five who were killed in a tragic road accident, which also claimed the lives of four nationals, will be laid to rest in Oman
Omani arrested in India returns home
Indian airport police had arrested Al Hadrami for allegedly carrying a 7.62mm rifle bullet inside his razor container. The court agreed to hand over his passport, which led to his return to home
Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
Asian arrested at Muscat International Airport for trafficking drugs
A man was arrested at the Muscat International Airport after he was found carrying 104 drug capsules inside his intestines, after the police conducted an X-ray test on him
Raids on Oman expat homes to help catch illegal workers
Authorities plan a slew of measures including tighter controls on work permits and tenancy contracts as part of the new regulations
Yanni casts his musical spell in Chennai
For the music aficionados in Chennai, Yanni’s concert was an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest instrumental hits performed by Yanni’s troupe of world-class musicians and vocalists
Facebook versus Jerusalem? An account of Palestinians' everyday life struggle
Every day is a struggle for the Palestinians but they are fearless, determined to keep on living.
Yanni is Yanni, say his fans after Chennai concert
From a fan to a music lover, from a professional musician to the celebrity, Yanni’s live concert in Chennai was an uplifting, inspirational and dream come true evening
Malaysia confirms participation in Oman medical tourism exhibition
The conference, organised by the Ministry of Health, Oman, will provide an opportunity for MHTC to focus on the healthcare travel advantages
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance