A couple of my friends and I got together a few weeks ago and recorded the 1st episode of “Halal Eats Unplugged” which is a new podcast about Halal Food in the S.F. Bay Area. The podcast is hosted by Nizar Ahmed and our first episode features myself, April King and Shavana Soraya talking about some of our favorite Halal Burger Joints in the Bay Area (specifically the East and South Bay) which includes Falafel Corner (Fremont), Mirchi Cafe (Fremont),… Read more

When we’re choosing a home to buy or rent, there are lots of factors that influence our decision. The cost and location, of course. But our personal likes and dislikes, whether we feel a sense of attachment, also come into it. The same goes for inside your property. How it looks and feels says a lot about you and the kind of character you are. First impressions They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But the exterior… Read more

Finding purpose is one of our primary drives. We want to know if we matter in the world, what our purpose is, what the meaning of it all is. Your purpose is more than your creation, it is what you do in the world and how you make your time count. Do more, dream bigger, and make time for what matters. To help you get started, follow these steps: Slow Down Modern life is full of conveniences, and yet with… Read more

No one knows better the impact addiction has on families than those with one or more people in a household suffering from alcoholism or substance abuse. Sometimes both parents are addicts and other times it’s a parent and a teen or adolescent still living in the home. Regardless of which family member has the addiction, the effects are felt by everyone involved and the issue can take quite an emotional and mental toll because of the stress caused by ongoing… Read more

Water is often considered to be the element that gives birth to life on earth. Since ancient times, humans have always lived near water and have absorbed a lot of benefits from the element. Even today, many who are seeking balance and calm are drawn towards the ocean and other big bodies of water. Even our attraction to the color blue stems from the same root. Whether you see it from a spiritual point of view or you look at… Read more

There’s nothing more fascinating than researching your family tree, as it gives you a glimpse into another time, as well as into the people and events that shaped who you are. There are many resources that should be an essential port of call for an amateur genealogist, foremost among them census returns and records of births, marriages, and deaths. But that shouldn’t be where your search ends. A vast array of information can be found in obituaries, so no thorough… Read more

For many, family members are people who make life worth living. If you have good relationships with them especially, you may find that they play vital roles in your life. For one, many of them always seem to be there especially when you’re going through difficult times. You may also share many things such as DNA, childhood memories, family values, and similar cultures. Sometimes, family members struggle with different challenges and need your support. It can, however, be difficult to… Read more

The number of Americans aged 65 or over is set to double in the next thirty years. Studies show that for most of this aging population, their preference is to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Read on for a few tips on how you can help your parents or grandparents to continue living independently for as long as possible. Safety at home Conduct a detailed examination of the home the parent is living in to… Read more

In order for your business to flourish, you will need to make sure you’re at the top of your game, and this is a big ask and responsibility. Being successful in business is about making money, of course, but getting to the point whereby your company is lucrative takes time, effort, and care. Getting to the top is going to be far easier if you’re enjoying how you get there and often the simplest of details can make the largest… Read more

Helping a troubled family member through a crisis is an extremely difficult process. Not only do you have to handle their emotions, but you also have to deal with your own. Seeing someone you love struggle with life is never easy, so there is no shame in becoming overwhelmed. Although it is important to take things one day at a time, it is also vital that you have a clear plan in place. This will help you to stay strong,… Read more




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