Lifestyle

Iranian Festival of Forgotten Foods

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elderly, the Hope Academy put on the festival of Forgotten Foods of Iran.  Persian seniors, cooked and brought the cuisine to the festival venue. Below you can see the photo pictorial of the event from Tasnim News Agency. Read More »

Curry powder boosts brain’s self-healing

German scientists have suggested that a compound in the yellow curry spice turmeric could cause a proliferation of nerve cells in brain. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, identified the effectiveness of the aromatic-turmerone on the neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs have the ability to transform into any type of brain cell and researchers believe ... Read More »

Single women will constitute majority of senior Iranians

Iran will face the rising number of aged women in the future, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Ali Rabiee announced here on Sunday. Rabiee also said the number of illiterate aged women is more than men and they live mainly in less developed provinces.  The minister added lifestyle is changing in Iran and problems of elderly people should be ... Read More »

Photos: Norouz Sayyad Festival Qeshm Island

Qeshm Island is located a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran, opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas. Following photos are from the annual Norouz Sayyad Festival held in the village. Norouz in Persian means new day, and typically refers to the Persian New Year festival. Sayyad means fisherman.     Read More »

Cooked tomatoes are better for you

Harvard University researchers have suggested that cooked tomatoes are more beneficial than fresh ones. While most raw vegetables are superior to cooked ones, tomatoes are a notable exception, the researchers say. New research has indicated that the antioxidant power in tomatoes can be boosted through cooking the vegetable. Study reveals that cooked tomatoes have greater available lycopene which has powerful ... Read More »

Pictorial: Last days of summer trips

Well officially the summer is over, it was not too hot just about right. The photographer of Mehr-news does a fantastic job of catching some great moments of vacationers enjoying the end of summer, soon the heat will be replaced by cooler Autumn weather.   Read More »

Sanaz Nezami husband found guilty of her murder

A jury has convicted Nima Nassiri of second-degree murder in the death of his wife Sanaz Nezami who moved from Iran to pursue an advanced degree at Michigan Technological University. 911: What location is your emergency?” “Hi, it’s an emergency call because my husband got so crazy,” Sanaz Nezami said. Those were some of the final words of Sanaz Nezami.  ... Read More »

Pictorial: Tehran Zanjan Female Railway Attendants

Below is a photo pictorial showing Iranian female railway attendants hard at work. Tending to travelers comforts, serving them with drinks, snacks and reading material. These trains are assembled locally by “WagonPars“, this partcular trip was between Tehran and Zanjan. Read More »

FABULOUS ANTIQUE JEWELRY BY CARTIER

Louis-François Cartier founded Cartier in Paris in 1847 when he took over the workshop of his master. Twenty-seven years later his son Alfred Cartier took over the company, but it was Louis’ grandsons who were responsible for establishing the brand name worldwide. Cartier is well known for its elegant jewelry and wrist watches. Cartier has a long history of sales ... Read More »

Iran in the 1960s – in pictures

The march toward modernity coincided with Ayatollah Khomeini’s exile to Najaf in 1964, and the assassination of the secular prime minister Hassan Ali Mansour just a few months later. Meanwhile foreign firms, especially American ones, poured into the country. And for a period until the beginning of the revolution in 1978, the old and new coexisted in seeming harmon. [See ... Read More »