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UN Calls Pakistan Floods “Worst Crisis Of The Decade”

That’s right: the floods in Pakistan are worse than the Haitian earthquake, the American storm Katrina, and the Indonesian tsunami. The flood has caused 1700 deaths, and more than 14,000,000 people are displaced and homeless. 6,000,000 are at dire risk of dysentery, and with scarce resources and limited manpower, and very little access to the […]

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The Not Really News Report with Andy and the Hoomster

Things happened today, you guys.

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This is how things work in our culture.

In case any of you were ever curious about WHY I’m so high-strung all the time (and also strung-out), this cultural norm should explain a lot. If I wrote it all out, this post would be heavy on the expletives, so I went with a cartoon.

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Business Casual Superstar #205: 5 Ways To Dress 10lbs Slimmer: Lengthening Pieces: Modern Muslimah

It feels like it’s been a while since we talked about my 5 ways to dress 10lbs slimmer. My guest posting always splits up the week nicely, I think. Anyway, we’re back today with our last look in the lengthening series and this time I picked out a pair of wide leg pants and put […]

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Business Casual Superstar #204: TOMS: Ugly Shoes, Pretty Great Cause

So one of my friends, Bashirah, Mama Hoomster’s BFF’s daughter, has started a pretty great fashion/eco-friendly blog called Muffins for Tuppence: Your Guide to Sustainable and Socially Conscious Living. One of her first posts was about TOMS. I’d heard of TOMS before, but I’ve never bought a pair, and then forgot about the charity. Miss […]

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Business Casual Superstar #198: 5 Ways to Dress 10lbs Slimmer: Boot Cut Jeans: Modern Muslimah

That’s right, I’m still doing my 5 Ways To Dress Slimmer series, and we’re still on boot cut jeans. Only today, we’re helping the sisters out. The Muslim sisters! I’m putting together a great ensemble with boot cut jeans for you gals to wear to work. And as always, Modern Muslimah posts are NOT exclusive […]

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Business Casual Superstar #140: The one where I’m cold inside and out

This post comes at you live from lawyer college, where I am camped out on my favorite couch in the 5th floor lounge area, eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Hugh1Laurie, the Hugh Laurie Look Alike 1L. I have no idea if he’s even going to show; I don’t know his schedule or his life. […]

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Business Casual Superstar #139: Modern Muslimah: Reader Request: Queen Rania

I got an email from M asking me to put up some looks that imitated the polished, refined style of Jordan’s Queen Rania, and I’m more than happy to do so. (Interestingly, rani means ‘queen’ in Hindi/Urdu; I know because my Gma, Papa Hoomster’s Mama, used to call me Huma Rani, which, frankly, needs to […]

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Attorneys know everything, duh.

Overheard after Fajr prayer at Casa de Parentals de Hoomster… Hoomster [to Mama Hoomster]: Frankly, I think you should just hire [name redacted]. Then, anything that comes up, anything they throw at you, be like, I’ve retained counsel and he/she will be handling this for me. Papa Hoomster: Forget that. But you can ask [other […]

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Eustace is famous, y’all!

And he couldn’t have done it without you! Or my stomach lining! Eustace, for non-devotees, is what I have named my ulcer. And this ulcer has gotten a mention in Laura’s post about law school and law school exams and bluffing your way through legal conversation and the criminal complaint against Umar Farouk Abdamutallab. Sidebar: […]

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