What a difference 10 years makes

A decade ago, I was a videographer/journalist. It’s so cringe to watch now. What a different time…

Taqasim- Simon Shaheen

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful

Conversion to Islam

 Don’t judge me. I’d like to think my skills have come a long way since then.
Peace and Pistachios,

It’s in my DNA

Hello Folks!

As a Palestinian, I always imagined that my ancestral history was coloured with the many territorial conquests of what is often defined as the Middle East. I’ve always wanted to do one of those DNA tests that tell you where you’re “really from.” But those things can be quite pricey and anyone who knows me knows that I’m living on a pinch these days. Now, somehow, don’t ask me how because I don’t remember, I found out about this free study called Genes for Good that is being done through the University of Michigan. I filled out a couple of surveys and questionnaires about myself and they sent me a spit kit. It was kind of icky, but I got through the spit kit experience and mailed my sample in. Being a free test and all, they did warn me that it would take months to get my results back. There are tons of participants, so it only makes sense. You can’t argue with free, am I right? This week, I finally got my results. The results are a tad general and I’d be interested to get some more specific results, but I’m satisfied and intrigued to learn more about my history.

Here I am. This is me:


I did have the option to request the raw data, which I did. I received it, and while they did give me some instructions on how to read it, I can’t seem to make sense of it. Maybe I can learn more about myself through this raw data, but I could use some help trying to break it down. Any suggestion? Drop me a line at heba@dartmouth.edu if you have any grand ideas or some user-friendly data software suggestions.

Or just get in touch because now that you know a little about me, it’d be cool to learn a little about you too.

Peace and Pistachios,



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You care about the future, Save The Children- 2014 Annual Report


In 2014, Save the Children worked in 120 countries, including the United States, and helped more than 166 million children — including more than 55 million children directly. Together with the tremendous support of our donors and partners, we transformed children’s lives and the future we share. Thank you!

A Celebration of Childhood

Together; we invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. It’s by far the most important investment we can make. One that changes the course of children’s lives, as well as the future we all share.

Now, we invite you to celebrate the results for children made possible by your investment. These results are reflected in the numbers — the millions of children we’ve reached — as well as in children’s eyes, their smile and their stories of success.

Please enjoy our celebration of childhood, a special expression of gratitude for your life-changing investment. Join us in our dedication to transforming even more lives and futures in 2016.

Save the Children President & CEO
Carolyn Miles

A Healthy Start

In the United States and around the world, Save the Children is dedicated to ensuring every child has a healthy start. We improve the health and nutrition of newborn babies, children and their mothers by targeting the major causes of death and providing access to high-impact, low-cost care that save lives. We help train and equip frontline health workers to deliver care in some of the world’s most challenging places.

The Opportunity to Learn

In the United States and around the world, Save the Children is dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to learn.

We support quality education and learning for all children, in the classroom and at home. We help children prepare to start and succeed in school. We train teachers in more effective practices. And we offer ways to get kids learning outside of school hours.

We also help school-age kids stay healthy, so they don’t fall behind our drop out of school. And we make sure children don’t stop learning during a crisis.

In addition, we provide youth with skills to succeed — like learning a trade or building a business.

Readiness. Relief. Recovery

No one knows when or where the next crisis will hit. But we do know that children are disproportionally affected in times of crisis — and often suffer the most. That’s why Save the Children is dedicated to providing child-focused emergency readiness, relief and recovery in the United States and around the world.

Policy. Advocacy. Action.

In the United States and around the world, Save the Children is dedicated to ensuring children’s voices are heard and their needs addressed — giving them the best chance for a healthy, productive life. Through the power of policy analysis and advocacy.

A Charity You Can Trust

We are grateful for the support of our individual donors, foundation, corporate and venture partners — who know that an investment in childhood is an investment worth making. Download the Annual Report

Through the power of policy analysis and advocacy, we leverage the success of our programs to achieve lasting, large-scale results for children.

Thanks to your continued support, we are able to speak on behalf of children to some of the world’s most powerful entities – from the U.S. government to the United Nations Security Council. We advance policy change and secure financial investments that benefit millions of children around the world.

View our 2014 Annual Report to read how we work to ensure that our policy and advocacy expertise, combined with decades of on-the-ground experience, translates into lasting change for generations of children to come.





Save the Children’s innovative global strategy aims to ensure countries invest effectively to fulfill all children’s rights. We do this by campaigning with children and other organizations, working with governments at the federal, state and local levels, and elevating the voices of children themselves.

Children are born ready to grow, learn and succeed. But without our help, those in need don’t have a chance. That’s why we invest in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future.

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