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 »

Creative painter beautifies city streets

Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo transforms the sides of city buildings with his mind-bending murals. CNN’s Reza Sayah reports. Mehdi Ghadyanloo, is a street artist who has brought over 100 whimsical murals to the walls of  the capital. He began began decorating Tehran’s high-rises and office buildings about eight years ago. Read More »

Most Expensive Home in U.S.

This home is located in Hillsboro Beach, Fla. The property is currently the most expensive home for sale in the United States priced at $139 million. This mansion is called Le Palais Royal, a “Beaux Arts masterpiece” covering more than 60,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and an IMAX Theatre. It has a 4,500-square-foot infinity-edge pool with an LED-lit ... Read More »

NBA Player Captures Policeman’s Generosity Toward Homeless Man

RTV6 – A tweet from Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert put an Indianapolis officer in the spotlight Monday. Hibbert posted a picture of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who got out of his car to give a homeless man a pair of boots near the 30th Street exit ramp off of Interstate 65. Once the image hit Facebook and ... Read More »

Hookah a hit with the youth

The exact date of the first use of ghalyan in Persia is not known. Although the Safavid Shah Abbas I strongly condemned tobacco use, towards the end of his reign smoking ghalyan and copoq had become common on every level of the society, women included. Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran, but its recent resurgence in ... Read More »

Celine Dion drops home price by $10 million

The Canadian singer has cancelled her upcoming appearances at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas so that she can spend more time with her ailing husband – who is suffering from throat cancer. The celebrity recording artist also slashed ten million dollars from the asking price of her Jupiter Island estate in Florida (pictures below) previously listed for $72 million USD. ... Read More »

Iran in the 80s a glimpse of a forbidden place

The Guardian – German photographer Casey Hugelfink had access to the Islamic republic in the dark decade after the 1979 revolution, throughout the Iran-Iraq war, when the country was sealed off to reporters and most of the world. She captured these scenes of everyday life with a 35mm Olympus OM and processed them more recently with the Camera+ app on ... Read More »

Who is China’s Richest Man?

Jack Ma is China’s richest person. The 49-year-old founder and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has a net worth of $21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His assets include a 7.3 percent economic interest in China’s largest e-commerce business, which is preparing for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history, and almost half ... Read More »

Botox injections may halt cancer growth

Botox injections used for wrinkle removing could cut the growth of cancer tumors and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy, new research suggests. Animal tests indicated that the toxin used in Botox disrupts nerve activities which play significant role in helping fuel cancer growth. A team of international scientists of Columbia University Medical Centre, in New York, and the Norwegian University ... Read More »