crates of fresh blueberries; antioxidant-rich

Antioxidants: Eat To Slow Down Aging

A few days ago, I celebrated my birthday and the prospect of reaching 40 in a few years has awakened my interest in eating healthier. One of the ways to stay healthy is by taking foods that contain antioxidants, (besides staying active and embracing the benefits of essential oils) How do antioxidants work? Antioxidants can protect…

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin

3 Books |Flâneuse | Mina Loy | Anjelica Huston |

It's wintertime, what better season to stay in and cuddle a book? If you are a nerd like me, I'd say, every season. But, honestly, I do more reading in the winter. Here is a list of books I recommend, they are of and by women who embraced freedom with their radical sense of aesthetics.…

Essential oils that help your immune system

One of the natural remedies I have started using since having been practicing yoga for more than a decade is essential oils. Like some who mostly rely on synthetic pharmaceutical for ailments, I was a little suspicious of their effectiveness. What I learned from my yoga teachers (the ones that I have been doing yoga…

Let’s get dressed for winter

What to wear in bitter-cold winter days? Should we wear layers because it is known to prevent from freezing to death, but we don't want to walk around looking like the kid in A Christmas Story, or do we? Before I start, please rest assured, I am not sponsored by the brands mentioned here. These are my…

In her childhood, Rubin’s father helped her make her first telescope and supported her habit of watching meteor showers. Using a cardboard tube, she made her own kaleidoscope. Out of her bedroom window, Vera would be fascinated by what she saw in the sky.

Vera Rubin: the astronomer who discovered dark matter

In the 60s, women were not meant to be scientists but homemakers. Vera Rubin got married at age 19 to a physicist, Robert Rubin. They moved  from upstate New York to Philadelphia. Rubin had given up a place in Harvard to start a family as a wife and mother to eventually four children. In her…

Here are the top 5 movies that defined fashion and remain as the sources of many young designers' inspirations.

5 Movies that defined fashion

Fashion recycles old looks from decades ago, but continues to update them in new ways. It always turns out looking like the most contemporary things you'd ever seen. Here are the top 5 movies that have defined fashion (my picks) and remained as the sources of many contemporary designers' inspirations. #5- How to Steal A…

Intangible Assets

Today, from my latest issue of Economist I read about "intangible assets." According to the article, the term is applied to designs, softwares, patents and even branding. You see, it basically points to all "idea-based things," not physical products. What I mean is the ideas that give birth to their physical items. As the non-material innovation…