Aliyah is a scientist, writer, and advocate for inclusion in STEM. She currently works in the Boston biotech scene. A fan of traveling, board games, college sports, and reality TV, you can engage more with Aliyah on Twitter @YourTurnAliyah.
Can’t make it to France this summer? Don’t worry! There are many French-inspired restaurants across the Boston metro area where you can find your favorite traditional dish, the perfect glass of French wine, and those enviable cafe vibes. Here are some of my favorites: MA-France, Lexington, MA: A cafe and grocery story that recently expanded […]
One thing I have embraced lately while traveling is finding places to do the things I like to do normally, but on the road. This means board games! As a solo traveler, I enjoy bonding with locals over shared interests when I travel. Board games create an easy environment to interact with others, whether it’s […]
A little effort goes a long way towards having a positive experience as a tourist in Paris. Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world, attracting over 30 million visitors each year. To a city of just over 2 million residents, the influx of tourists can be overwhelming. Parisians have a reputation of […]
Paris is one of the best foodie cities in the world! Anyone who travels to Paris is likely going to spend a lot of time popping in to different cafes, restaurants, and bars throughout their vacation. From grabbing a croissant and espresso from a patisserie for breakfast, to sitting down for a croque monsieur or […]
For years, I’ve groaned at the ending to every made-for-TV Christmas movie. This year, I’ve realized that sometimes a dramatic change is actually the right move to get your life going in the direction that you want.
Last quarter, I posted about my goal to diversify my reading list in 2021. It’s hard to believe that another quarter has flown by — it’s time to post what I read in Q2 (plus the July 4th holiday weekend). As a reminder, I’m classifying these books and authors based on information that’s disclosed by […]
Towards the end of 2019, I finally did something about the clutter in my apartment. I was overwhelmed long before that, but I had no idea how to tackle the problem. Luckily, 2019 was the start of the minimalist craze. Reading Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order, Inner Calm and watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo were […]
When demographic questions are not written thoughtfully, the impact can actually cause respondents – your employees, customers, or other stakeholders whose opinions you care about, or you wouldn’t be surveying – to feel excluded by your words.
I am reading more books this year by authors representing demographics typically missing on my reading list and in publishing in general. On my Read and Reading lists this quarter, there’s three authors of color and one aroace author, representing three different countries.
Last week, I tweeted this: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, normal is according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle. Based on this definition, nothing about our current state of affairs can be normal. It’s not normal for there to be a pandemic… that’s impacting the entire world… and preventing anyone […]