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Sven Hedin in Silk Road

An Edwardian Evening on Silk Road for 150 years birthday of Sven Hedin on the Silk Road who had several journeys  to countries along the silk road. He wrote books about countries and people in which he pictured Iran and a few cities like Baku, Tabriz, Tehran, and Isfahan as …

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Groundhog

Phil which is the name of a groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter. Based on a tradition that was celebrated 129th aniversary in Punxsutawney of Pensilvania, the second of February is named groundhog’s day. It comes out of its den on this day. If groundhog is scared from its shadow and …

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Coconut Oil Better Than Toothpaste

Did you know that coconut is very powerful plant which can kill bacteria responsible for teeth damaging?   Recent studies have been done by Irish scientists comparing coconut oil to toothpaste. The bacteria were placed into a dish, and the coconut oil was used on the Streptococcus mutants. The conclusion …

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Yalda

Shab e Yalda is an historical celebration of triumph of light over darkness. This is like most of Persian feasts, related to astronomy and nature. The last day of  Azar (December 20th or 21st) in Persian calendar is the longest night of the year which is a symbol of evil which has …

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Ice Skating in Reston

Winter season has other fun in Reston town center: ice skating. There are full services from renting the shoes, locker, and other amenities. It’s open from the end of November to the begging of March.

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Tips For Safety of Exterior Decoration

It’s that time of year where homeowners are busy decorating their exteriors with holiday lights and making them for festival for the holidays. Many landscape and lawn care companies’ support their clients year-round by providing snow removal and holiday lighting in the winter. There are many safety concerns that homeowners should take …

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Thanksgiving

The day when people find a reason to express their gratitudes to those who help them in life and businesses. Thanksgiving is on every last Thursday of November which is an official holiday in US.

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Street Harassment

Winks and whistles are not included in what New Yorkers did with a young girl during a 10 hours walk in the city. A team with a hidden camera could record a variety of harassments in NY  within a 10 hours walk. It shows more than 100 instances verbal harassment at …

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Veterans Day

To honor live solders who served World War I, the government called the day when the war was ended in 11th of November 1918, as Veterans Day. This day a federal holiday and is celebrated by local and federal governments in US. Sometime there is a confusion between Memorial and Veterans Day. …

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More Trips to Iran

Recently Masoud Soltanifar, as Iran’s top tourist official says, Iran has more attractive to toursits after new government. Associate Press and some other american agencies like NPR report about desire of american tourists to visit Iran.

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Mehregan Feast

  Mehregan feast was the second great celebration after Nowruz in old Persian era. As Nowruz shows the first day of a year at Persian calendar, Mehregan was the beginning of fall as Persian Festival of Autumn. This feast has been symbol of love, friendship, God, and joy.

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More Iranians Came to US

400,000 Iranians who live in US talk Farsi at home Based on recent report of The Census Bureau, the rate of Iranians’ immigration to US has been increased to %4.62. This report shows a comparison between year 2010 until 2013. It also says, Farsi speakers who talk just mother language …

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Khayyam in Manhattan

Refer an agreement with New York City’s mayor last year, the status of the famous Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Khayyam  which was made by professor Hossein Fakhimi,  is settled in Manhattan. for more details, click here

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iCloud Toughens

Apple offers the second step to sign in iCloud. The recent security weakness caused leaking some personal photo of Hollywood stars, pushed Apple to find a remedy.  For more details click here

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Chessie’s Big Backyard

If you like running through the sprinkler, you’ll love Our Special Harbor Sprayground at Lee District Park. The fully accessible complex features Chesapeake Bay-themed attractions including a spraying osprey nest, Chessie the sea serpent, misting sunflowers and a lighthouse.

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