• Experts are seen at an excavation site at Tappeh Sofalin, northcentral Iran. Yesterday 20:24

    Traces of Elamite urban life detected in northcentral Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of urban life attributed to Elamite-era (c. 2700 – 539 BC) have been found at Tappeh Sofalin, a prehistoric archaeological site located near Pishva, Tehran province, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/10/04

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament: psychiatric conditions

    Part 4

    TEHRAN —Similar to human beings who have distinguishing temperaments, everything including body organs, seasons, colors, day and night, flavors and climates has a temperament too.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/09/06

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament

    Part 1

    Everything in this world including animals, plants and inanimate objects, seasons, climatic conditions, age, or gender have a temperament (Mizaj). It means that everything can be described regarding its warmness or humidity.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/26

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Melancholic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    part 1

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

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/19

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Sanguine temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    Part 2

    TEHRAN — Different diseases are nowadays spreading at an increasing rate throughout the world. So, traditional medicine is advised by the World Health Organization as a complementary method or an alternative to classic medicine.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/05

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle Part 2

    Temperament (Mizaj) of a person is a distinguishing factor identifying the most appropriate lifestyle suiting for each person’s optimum health.

  • Mohammad Tajeran 2017-06-28 19:15

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘Light and simple life opens windows to beautiful places every morning’

    Mohammad Tajeran, 41, packed his life in a 60-liter rucksack 11 years ago and began cycling around the world aiming to promote the protection of environment.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/28

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle

    Part 1

    Temperament or Mizaj is referred to four different conditions differentiating individuals physically and mentally and as a result, proposing different preventive measures for their diseases or wellbeing.

  • 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.