My mom's beautiful haft-sin

My haft-sin brings no boys to the yard

March 20 is the first day of spring. For me and millions of Iranians around the world, it’s also Nowruz (a.k.a. Norooz, Norouz, Persian New Year, Iranian New Year, and the list goes on). Growing up, Nowruz meant that in addition to getting cash gifts, eating five different rice dishes and spending time with family, my more »

linda

That time Lynsay decided to fly the coop

Lynsay and I first met in the ninth grade. I was tall, dark and lanky with frizzy hair. She was short, pale and blonde with an affinity towards contact sports. On paper, we were not a likely match. In reality, we became the best of friends. Fast forward through four years of high school, Lynsay more »

jensincero

Thankful Thursday: Self-Help Books

I’m bringing sexy “Thankful Thursday” back. I was originally introduced to the concept of expressing gratitude in a book called The How to Happiness. The idea is to make a daily/weekly/monthly habit out of expressing gratitude (in whatever form you wish) so that you become increasingly aware of all the good things that are present more »

Uganda Be Kidding Me

“Uganda Be Kidding Me” with the typos

Back in 2013 when I was fresh out of university and desperately trying to pay off my student debt, I decided to read Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book “Debt-Free Forever.” Three hundred pages into my fiscal journey, I noticed a typo and immediately turned to Twitter to share my findings. As you can see in the exchange more »

Bell Let's Talk

What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »

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Slightly obsessed with food documentaries

It’s the start of a new year and, naturally, I’ve got health and fitness on the mind. My roommate and I went grocery shopping this week and stocked up on greens, greens and more greens. Together, we watched Hungry for Change. Then I proceeded to watch Food Matters and now I’m writing this blog post, more »

Sweatpants and (no) chill

Today I wore sweatpants to work. To my friend who works at the adidas headquarters, this is not a big deal. To everyone else who works for a company that is in no way affiliated with sports or athletics – it is a very big deal. All I had to do in order to leverage more »

Sit stand desks

Are sit-stand desks the new Pilates?

I recently moved to a new office that’s equipped with sit-stand desks. For those of you who don’t know what a sit-stand desk is, it’s an adjustable workstation that lets you choose between sitting or standing while you work. Hence the name.  All you have to do is press a little button at the side of the more »

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Premonitions of the professional variety

A little over six months ago, in an email to my friends, I wrote about wanting to develop some kind of 5-year plan for my life. Subject: 5-Year Plan Snippet from the email: “Right now, I’m in ‘me’ mode. It’s statistically proven that people with established goals end up more successful and have a higher net more »

Staycation

Seriously, you need a staycation

It’s Monday afternoon and I’m currently sprawled out on my couch wearing mismatched pyjamas and listening to a 90s R&B playlist on Spotify. Am I funemployed? Nope, just on a staycation. Staycation: “a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.” Now more »

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  • My mom's beautiful haft-sin

    My haft-sin brings no boys to the yard

    March 20 is the first day of spring. For me and millions of Iranians around the world, it’s also Nowruz (a.k.a. Norooz, Norouz, Persian New Year, Iranian New Year, and the list goes on). Growing up, Nowruz meant that in addition to getting cash gifts, eating five different rice dishes and spending time with family, my more »

  • linda

    That time Lynsay decided to fly the coop

    Lynsay and I first met in the ninth grade. I was tall, dark and lanky with frizzy hair. She was short, pale and blonde with an affinity towards contact sports. On paper, we were not a likely match. In reality, we became the best of friends. Fast forward through four years of high school, Lynsay more »

  • jensincero

    Thankful Thursday: Self-Help Books

    I’m bringing sexy “Thankful Thursday” back. I was originally introduced to the concept of expressing gratitude in a book called The How to Happiness. The idea is to make a daily/weekly/monthly habit out of expressing gratitude (in whatever form you wish) so that you become increasingly aware of all the good things that are present more »

  • Uganda Be Kidding Me

    “Uganda Be Kidding Me” with the typos

    Back in 2013 when I was fresh out of university and desperately trying to pay off my student debt, I decided to read Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book “Debt-Free Forever.” Three hundred pages into my fiscal journey, I noticed a typo and immediately turned to Twitter to share my findings. As you can see in the exchange more »

  • Bell Let's Talk

    What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

    I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »

  • apple

    Slightly obsessed with food documentaries

    It’s the start of a new year and, naturally, I’ve got health and fitness on the mind. My roommate and I went grocery shopping this week and stocked up on greens, greens and more greens. Together, we watched Hungry for Change. Then I proceeded to watch Food Matters and now I’m writing this blog post, more »

  • Sweatpants and (no) chill

    Today I wore sweatpants to work. To my friend who works at the adidas headquarters, this is not a big deal. To everyone else who works for a company that is in no way affiliated with sports or athletics – it is a very big deal. All I had to do in order to leverage more »

  • Sit stand desks

    Are sit-stand desks the new Pilates?

    I recently moved to a new office that’s equipped with sit-stand desks. For those of you who don’t know what a sit-stand desk is, it’s an adjustable workstation that lets you choose between sitting or standing while you work. Hence the name.  All you have to do is press a little button at the side of the more »

  • image

    Premonitions of the professional variety

    A little over six months ago, in an email to my friends, I wrote about wanting to develop some kind of 5-year plan for my life. Subject: 5-Year Plan Snippet from the email: “Right now, I’m in ‘me’ mode. It’s statistically proven that people with established goals end up more successful and have a higher net more »