The Simple Trick to Loving the Stuff You Already Have

I’m one of those avid online review readers. I don’t buy books without reading the sample. I don’t buy products without reading dozens of online reviews. This is especially true of cosmetics, hair care, and any self-care products. You can try to get me with good marketing but what you’ll really get me with is thousands of positive reviews. Sephora…

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What We Learned from NOT Buying a House

We almost bought a house last month. We put an offer in. Our offer was accepted. We were under contract. We had an inspection. We had our mortgage all lined up. And then we didn’t. We withdrew our offer. We took a step back. And we resigned our lease on our current rental. I feel confident that we made the…

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Recently Read v.8

All of the books I’ve read recently are based on Amazon’s recommendations of books based on Station Eleven. I loved Station Eleven (review here) and while it was a little slow at times, it is exactly my ideal genre – post-apocalyptic dystopian future sci-fi. If you told 16-year-old Nadine that she’d be super in to sci-fi someday, she’d never believe…

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The Son of Two Iranian Immigrants

  This is Naveed. He is the love of my life and the proud son of two Iranian immigrants. His parents both got off planes at JFK and later met and married in New York. Their story is not mine to tell but by any definition, they achieved the American dream in less than a generation. They are some of…

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Recently Read v. 7

While I wasn’t blogging for quite some time (this is my 5th post of 2017 so I’ve already blogged more in 2017 than I did in 2016!), I was still reading! I read some great books in 2016. Here’s what I’ve read most recently. Station Eleven Oh my gosh, I loved this book. I have an affinity for post-apocalypse/sci-fi/dystopian future…

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