• spiritual
    Health

    3 Healthy Things to Adopt in your Home

    Having been playing with new decor elements in my living space, I’ve been mainly focusing on my physical and spiritual health. I’ve also been suffering from Hay Fever for the past few weeks so it pushed me to look after my surroundings and what triggers it. Below are the three things I have incorporated into my living space to keep me happy, healthy, and hydrated. 01. Essential Oil Diffuser To combat the Hay Fever, I bought an essential oil diffuser, which also serves as a humidifier, and it really helped with the allergic reactions. A diffuser or humidifier can improve allergies and colds. It can even help shift your moods.…

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    Fashion/Beauty

    How to Cleanse Your Beauty Routine

    Every now and then we get tired of our usual beauty routine and want to revamp it. How about just cleansing it out? By cleansing your beauty routine, you’re getting rid of toxic habits that could lead to skin damage. Let’s look at a few tips to start cleansing. 01. Out with the old, in with the new Had that blush for a year now? We suggest tossing it. It’s probably filled with bacteria by now and this will only harm your skin. As a rule of thumb, any liquids and creams should be tossed after six months. Powders can last longer but you want to make sure you’re cleaning…

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    Drinks,  Food,  Health

    10 Benefits of Rooibos

    Rooibos tea, also known as red tea but not to be confused with hibiscus tea, comes from the Asphalathus linearis plant in South Africa. It aids many conditions including allergies, insomnia, as well as weight loss. This is due to all of the minerals the plant has which includes iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and copper. Unlike other herbs, rooibos has a pleasant and mild taste. The taste is reminiscent to cinnamon which makes the tea great to drink without sugar or any other additives. And it’s caffeine-free unlike other teas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the conditions Rooibos tea is good for. After check out the cool Rooibos…

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    Travel,  United States,  Washington D.C.

    10 Things to Do in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C. is such a beautiful place to visit. I had been wanting to visit it again ever since I visited at 13 years old. I remembered the weather and the clean streets. If I can say anything about D.C., it’s that it’s filled with history waiting to be shared. Whether it’s through the interactive museums or the landmarks, D.C. knows how to tell a story. Check out the things we did and what you may want to add to your bucket list. 01. Rent a boat at Tidal Basin It’s perfect to do in April when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. But it’s still a beautiful activity to…

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    Drinks,  Food

    Energizing Breakfast Smoothie

    May is the peak month for Hay Fever. I don’t know where along the line I became susceptible to this annoying reaction but I did. Along with endless cups of chamomile and honey tisanes, I also like to keep things fresh and energizing with fruits and greens. This energizing breakfast smoothie manages to do just that. I like to use almond milk more than cow’s milk for the simple fact that almond milk is not really milk, it’s just almonds and water. During Hay Fever season, I prefer to stay away from any dairy products as dairy causes more mucus to be produced. If I must use any dairy for…

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    Fashion/Beauty

    5 Natural Beauty Products to Try Now

    I’m a firm believer of chemical-free, natural beauty products. They aren’t just free from chemicals but they actually work. Just like herbs and plants have their own little magic, so do these products. 01. Nubian Heritage Coconut and Papaya Hand Cream Made with various rich butters, including shea and cocoa butter, this coconut and papaya cream leaves the skin feeling replenished and moist. It makes a wonderful hand cream especially cause I wash dishes and suffer from dry hands. I don’t only use it for my hands but for my face as well. It’s one of my favorite creams cause it’s also made of coconut oil, aloe leaf, and hibiscus.…

  • Suhur
    Lifestyle

    Eating Suhur in A Non-Muslim Household

    Ramadan Mubarak! As you may or may not know, we are in the month of Ramadan. And being Muslim in a non-Muslim household can be a tricky thing… especially during Suhur*, the meal before sunrise. Suhur requires some planning and advanced preparation. Below are some tips to follow so you can make Suhur as easy, delightful, and peaceful for yourself as well as for others. 01. Prepare your Suhur the night before Not the whole meal, but try to make it less nosy. If you’re planning to make eggs, separate the eggs in the fridge. Planning to eat strawberries? Take them out of that noisy plastic and put them in a bowl. This…

  • salad bowl
    Dinner,  Food,  Lunch

    Spinach and Chickpea Salad Bowl

    This Spinach and Chickpea salad bowl is a mixture of my favorite ingredients and my mom’s. She loves adding chickpeas, celery, and carrots to her salads. Most of the time she makes it with Romaine lettuce but I prefer to use spinach since it’s a less bitter and filled with nutrition. This salad was different since we mixed in the Moroccan Beet Salad recipe. We basically just prepared and added beets to the salad, nothing big. But to learn how to prepare the beets before using, refer to that recipe. This salad goes perfect with dinner or lunch. I even eat it for breakfast with avocado. A lot of people…

  • Empire State
    City Travel Guides,  New York,  Travel,  United States

    An Insider’s Travel Guide to New York City

    New York City, the place many dream of living in and the place many locals have a love-hate relationship with. This New York City travel guide is filled with places to visit that will make you feel like a local. When to go to NYC: I would say all year long is great to visit New York City. I say this because there’s a lot to do each season. During the summer, there are a lot of festivals and street markets available. In the winter, there are plenty of musicals and lights everywhere including the tree at Rockefeller Center. Now, if you don’t want to freeze or sweat on your…

  • cocoa fudge cake
    Food,  Sweets

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

    I would have preferred to make this chocolate fudge cake in the winter. To me, it’s a comfort food and perfect for making cozy nights feel, well, cozy. But I couldn’t resist trying this recipe to pair it with vanilla ice cream. Let me tell you, fudge and ice cream will always be a perfect combo.

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