• meqdad baqerzadeh 2017-06-21 14:44

    Setareh Behroozi

    Devoted teacher earns love in remote schools

    TEHRAN – The 27-year-old Iranian teacher, Meqdad Baqerzadeh, is renowned for his active role in providing deprived children in remote schools with aids through photos he shared on Instagram.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/20

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    How to recognize one's temperament

    The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which has been based on individual differences, a determinant basic concept named as Mizaj (temperament).

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/18

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan part 8

    All Muslims take part in the month-long dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Eating and drinking (including water) is prohibited during daylight hours, and the day’s abstinence is offset by a nightly meal known as Iftar.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/14

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Traditional medicine clarifies: warmness, coldness, dryness, wetness

    From the Iranian traditional medicine point of view, Mizaj (temperament) represents the excess or lack of warmness and humidity in one's body and is classified based on four qualities of warmness, coldness, dryness and wetness.

  • gilehboom 2017-06-14 10:17

    BY Setareh Behroozi

    Live a green life far from the madding crowd!

    The couple Mahin Shamsikhani and Khosro Mahin-Roosta with their friend Shiva Shamshiri live a different kind of life. Although they are both engineering graduates from Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, they are now running an eco-lodge in a village in northern Iran.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/10

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan

    Part 5

    Ramadan is the month in which God opens the doors of mercy, forgiveness and blessings upon Muslims. 

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/09

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Temperament lays basis for Iranian traditional medicine

    Part 5

    As mentioned in previous articles, recognizing one's distinguishing temperament is the most fundamental concept of Iranian traditional medicine.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/01

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan

    Part 3

    Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan requires dogged determination and as hard as it seems, considering the long hot days, it would greatly help to create balance in the body.

  • ramadan 2017-05-31 09:44

    By Setareh Behroozi

    How Iranians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan

    People in Iran is mesmerized by the spirit of Ramadan every year. Different tribes and ethnic groups in the country have special rituals to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan has been a great event for Iranians since the advent of Islam and some customs are still alive in different parts of the country to celebrate the fasting month.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/05/27

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan

    Part 1

    Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of blessing marked by prayer, fasting, and charity. It is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/05/24

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Iranian traditional medicine prioritizes health maintenance over treatment

    Overlooking Iranian traditional medicine, the most ancient medicine in the world, both nationwide and worldwide is what has deprived the country not only from introducing its primeval medical advances but its rich culture to the world.

  • pejman azadi 2017-05-24 09:02

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Don’t neglect the power of flowers: academic

    TEHRAN – Keeping flowers and plants in home has psychological benefits, Pejman Azadi, president of the Iranian Society for Ornamental Plants said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017-05-17 08:31

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Temperaments determine your lifestyle

    The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine emphatically gives prominence to each individual’s temperament - or to use the Persian equivalent ‘Mizaj’- as a determining and key factor in deciding one’s lifestyle.

  • stone hunting 2017-05-17 08:30

    Colorful Iran: Stone hunting in Gilan

    Stone hunting is a ritual in the northern province of Gilan to make the water flow in shallow rivers.

  • left to say 2017-05-17 08:29

    LEFT TO SAY: To the man with harmonica at subway station exit

    Dear Sir, Just imagine a day when you are on the subway’s escalator to reach the street to go to your office and suddenly you hear an ear-catching sound of harmonica. Great! The sound lightens your mood for a working day!

  • cooking 2017-05-16 19:10

    By Setareh Behroozi

    From Garlic to Onion: All about Iranian-style cooking

    Undoubtedly, the Iranian-style cooking and Persian cuisine is one of the attractions for those who visit Iran.

  • left to say 2017-05-10 09:03

    LEFT TO SAY: You are not a tree!

    You just pass days looking forward to upcoming semester, to get marry, to become parent or to retire! The bad news is that these days are counted as your life! And the days you eye are full of such moments that you cannot avoid.

  • Tandorostoun 2017-05-10 08:59

    Colorful Iran: Tandorostoon celebration in Kerman

    TEHRAN – Tandorostoon is the name of a celebration, which is traditionally held by people in Kerman, southeast of Iran, 40 days after the beginning of the Iranian New Year, Noruz, on April 30.

  • mostafa rahmandoost 2017-05-09 18:04

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘You invited your child to your home, so be a perfect host!’

    Parents invite their children to their home so they should spend time with them and be patient toward them, the Iranian renowned children author Mostafa Rahmandoost said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • colorful iran 2017-05-03 09:27

    Colorful Iran: Celebrating nature’s beauty in Persian style!

    The arrival of spring is an important event and is always exciting. Over the past centuries, Iranians celebrated the renewal of life after winter.

  • mental health 2017-05-03 09:26

    Build good mental habits to enjoy your life!

    TEHRAN – As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Although it is not as easy as it seems but it worth trying and repeating. Good habits can change your lifestyle to a happier successful person.

  • impatient driver 2017-05-03 09:20

    LEFT TO SAY: That's life dear driver!

    Dear driver: We completely understand that you don’t like keep your foot on the brake, that you had a hard day, that you are in a hurry! But the point is that other drivers also share many of these things with you.

  • Nasser Fakouhi 2017-05-02 17:26

    By Setareh Behroozi

    From local to global: The way social networks change our lifestyle

    All kinds of applications and social networks including Facebook, Telegram and Instagram change our lives in a way that we must pass from a local point of view to a global one, said Nasser Fakouhi, professor of anthropology at the University of Tehran, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Saman Golriz 2017-04-26 09:04

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Cooking is a daily work of art: Chef Saman Golriz

    “One should do cooking with love since it is a daily work of art. Maybe one out of a thousand is a professional painter but most of people do cooking,” Chef Saman Golriz said during an interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Colorful Iran: Baluchi lifestyle 2017-04-19 09:14

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Colorful Iran: Baluchi lifestyle

    Various tribes and ethnic groups who live in different parts of Iran are just like colors, which make a great painting. Iran is home to about 20 ethnic groups who live in different regions of the country.

  • Love paves the way, Instagram shows the way 2017-04-19 08:55

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Love paves the way, Instagram shows the way

    Welcome to the world of nice frames and happy life! Instagram mesmerizes visitors with colors and shots. As the most favorite social network in Iran, surfing Instagram is one of the funs Iranians spend their free time with.

  • ‘Gaz Furshon’, Iranian tradition celebrating baby’s first tooth 2017-04-19 08:38

    ‘Gaz Furshon’, Iranian tradition celebrating baby’s first tooth

    Baby’s first year of life is full of memorable experiences; first word, first step, first grasp. Each of them seems to be a miracle to parents. However, the emergence of baby’s first tooth is still a cause for celebration in Iran and some other parts of the world.

  • traditional medicine 2017-04-18 19:05

    Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine a route to healthier life

    TEHRAN — While today medical approaches applied in hospitals and used by doctors are conventionally acceptable for the treatment of diseases alternative therapies are getting more popular among the public regarding the side effects of drugs and invasive surgeries.

  • ‘Lifestyle’ conference being held in Tehran 2016-12-06 13:47

    "Lifestyle" conference being held in Tehran

    TEHRAN - National conference of lifestyle kicked off on Sunday with Culture Minister Reza Salehi-Amiri in attendance in Laleh Hotel, central Tehran. Additionally parliament speaker Ali Larijani, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar attended the 2-day event on Monday.