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Yes, I am in a book club…or two.

When I first started a book group with my good friend, some people mocked it. They said it was something “old people do.”  I thought maybe it was not the trendiest or coolest activity but I sure did love it. So I carried on with it. Now 3 years in, its one of the things…

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I Need a Hero (Like Me)

Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outsmart Sherlock Holmes was the first fictional character to ever grab my attention.  Her daring and cunning to take on the most clever of men was inspirational, and aspirational, for a fifth grader.  Middle school introduced me to the driven, though deeply flawed, heroine Scarlett O’Hara, and the…

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I’d Like to Thank…

Last night, along with 43 million other people, I watched the Oscars, an annual event for me.  I revel in the celebration of film and great performances, homages to Hollywood icons, and of course, the emotional acceptance speeches.  I’m a sucker for those even if I have no idea who the person is or what…

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Chai Break

And it’s finally time for this week’s Chai Break… Nadia ventured out on Tuesday night to the East Village after much too long (hibernating in the UWS these past several months). Had dinner at a really cool spot with a true New York downtown scene: ACME at 9 Great Jones. Sometimes a change of scenery…

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Chai Break

Everybody needs a nice Chai Break on Monday. Friday was the nation-wide release of the Oscar nominated Omar, the first Best Foreign Film nominee for Palestine.  (Paradise Now was a nominee from the Palestinian Territory.)  It’s been an exciting road for the filmmaker to create the first ever fully funded Palestinian film.  Also, one of the…

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Chai Break

It’s time to for this week’s Chai Break! Juveria’s annual trek home has come to an end and she is not ready to leave.  What a great trip spent with wonderful family and friends.  Back to the cold… Beautiful images designers share and one word that describes their upcoming collections for New York Fashion Week Feb.…

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Chai Break

It’s time for this week’s Chai Break… It’s the Olympics!  As Juveria prepares to cry about whichever athlete NBC decides to exploit the struggles of and finally learn the rules of curling, there’s also the more entertaining roundup of @SochiProblems detailing the polluted water, stray dogs, and other planning mishaps that welcomed the Olympians to…

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Chai Break

It’s time to share what’s on our mind, what we’re loving, and what we’re not.  It’s this week’s Chai Break! This piece on portraits of Afghani children in Pakistan. So heartbreakingly beautiful. Bringing light to a population that often gets ignored. Hilarious! The Reality Behind Instagram Feeds. “…[INSERT PERSON] IS THE HAPPIEST…PERSON ON THE PLANET BECAUSE SHE…

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I am Cersei

I, like many people on social media in the last two weeks, have kept myself entertained by taking personality quizzes on Zimbio and Buzzfeed.  Answering questions like, “What do you do on a Saturday night?” and “What is your ideal quality in a mate?”  I’ve discovered I am similar to Severus Snape, Adele, and Princess…

Chai Break

We’ve decided to start a weekly series, Chai Break.  Every week we’ll be sharing what’s on our mind, what we’re loving, and what we’re not.  It’s everything we’d talk about over a hot delicious cup of chai.  It’s time for this week’s Chai Break! Best: Thanks to her good friend, who happens to be a psychiatrist,…