Leila Samiy

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Spring Shoes to Wear Now, Even If It Still Feels Like Winter

It's that time of the year again when spring is supposedly here, but you're still stuck in your cold-weather coats and boots. Since the temps are …

Dust components may promote obesity

Dust bunnies that breed under furniture may be bad news for waistlines, a new study suggests. But it’s far too early to add dusting to a weight loss …

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100 Years of Hair and Makeup in Iran

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>Though we've seen similar videos about Western makeup and hairstyles in the last century, the study of such in Iran is not a simple …

Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo | The Takeaway | WNYC

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain …

Immigration

Obama: 'The Law Is On Our Side' On Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he remains confident he acted within his legal authority with executive actions on immigration that have been halted by a federal judge.<p>"I think the law is on our side and history is on our side, and we are going to appeal it," Obama told …

Teen 'Pharming' Is a Rising Concern

A new review suggests new initiatives are needed to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among …

Could Tehran (Yes, Tehran) Be the Next Aspen?

Iran is known for its historical cities and gorgeous Islamic art, but much less for its other great source of pride: mountains. In all four corners of Tehran, they rise in endless clusters, green and brown ridges that turn white in winter and, unbeknownst to many Westerners, conceal stunning ski …

Iran: My Journey to Isfahan, The City That Is 'Half of the World'

The wheels of the Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul touched down around 4 a.m. at the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. The car ride from the airport to Isfahan, the ancient capital of the great Safavid dynasty and in its time one of the largest cities in the world, took about four …

Spaces of Freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran

<b>Spaces</b><p>I was sat on a large wicker chair in the rooftop café at my hotel in Shiraz where, in keeping with the Shirazi tradition, a group of guys next to me were reciting poetry. The scented smoke of a bubbling qaylan pipe twisted and turned on the blue tarpaulin above. Downstairs, in the courtyard …

Iran’s Booming Consumer Culture - Photographs and text by Thomas Cristofoletti | LensCulture

During his visit to Cuba in 2012, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, “Thankfully we are already witnessing that the capitalist system is in decay, on various stages it has come to a dead end — politically, economically and culturally.”<p>But the changes that have been taking place in …

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Man’s best friend is seen as anything but in Iran, where city workers gun down strays and conservatives view pet dogs as a corrupting Western influence.<p>Islamic tradition holds cats in high esteem, and in much of the Muslim world people leave food out for feral felines. Stray dogs, on the other …

Hassan Rouhani

Will Congress kill an Iran nuclear deal?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans poised to take control of Congress are already threatening to kill what could turn out to be President Barack Obama's most significant second-term achievement: a nuclear deal with Iran.<p>U.S. and Iranian negotiators are quickly approaching a November 24 deadline to …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …