Welcome to The PhDream

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to find a career path that I truly enjoy and will allow me to make my mark in the world. Currently, I am in my second year of my PhD program at Wayne State University where I am studying health and social psychology with a […]

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Find out how to share your story here!

Hi there! Welcome to the Feature Friday page: a platform for people in the community to share their personal experiences and thoughts on topics. The purpose of this movement is to encourage people to step outside your comfort zone. If you are interested, please fill out this form! How it all began: I started a […]

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Potato Soup for the Soul

Someone please tell me why its April but it feels like January? This weather has really got me bummed and I needed a warm pick me up. I remember one time my Chachi (aunt) and her family were over and she made the most amazing potato soup. It was my first time ever trying it […]

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March Ipsy Bag

Hi everyone! Trying a new format with Ipsy posts where I show you the information I have on the products and provide you with my own 2 cents. If you are interested in an Ipsy GlamBag subscription, click here its only $10 a month and you get 5 beauty products plus a cute little makeup bag! […]

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March Sephora Box

Beauty is my spirit animal ☺️ here’s the March Sephora box 🙂 SEPHORA COLLECTION Matte Perfection Powder Foundation COLOR: 26 Neutral Sand What it is: A hybrid powder foundation with a creamy texture and natural, matte finish. What it does: This unique powder foundation has a creamy texture that creates a flawless, matte finish. Featuring FlexMatte […]

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February Ipsy Bag

NAKED COSMETICS Vanilla Creme Lip Scrub Why You’ll Love It The hydrating blend of vitamin E and moisturizing oils leaves your lips crazy moisturized and super soft. Love wearing lipstick? This sugary sweet exfoliator also smoothes and preps your lips for all your fave colors. This sweet stuff smells *just* like vanilla cake batter. (But […]

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Feature Story: New Beginnings – Hajrah Farooqi

“You’re going to Pakistan.” My dad had declared it. 2016 was definitely the most difficult year of my life. It was the year I transitioned from a kid into an adult. My entire life, all I had ever known, was life in America. It had never once occurred to me that I would ever be […]

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SPSP Conference Reflection

Yeah… so I know its not Friday — but let me explain. As I write this, I’m heading back to Detroit from the large conference I was attending in Atlanta, GA. What had happened was, I left this conference on Thursday morning thinking I would have time to write a reflection on this past semester […]

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Basic af Brownies

Anyone who knows me understands why this recipe and video mean so much to me. I’ve always been known as the brown girl who makes brownies. I’m excited to say that over the past 10 years or so of baking brownies, that I have found a recipe that is easy and that I love. Stay […]

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February Sephora Box

This month’s box was a home run! I fell in love with all the products. Excited to share my thoughts on them with you 🙂 BELIF Moisturizing Eye Bomb Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Normal ✔ Oily ✔ Combination ✔ Dry ✔ Sensitive What it is: A lightweight, refreshing eye cream that […]

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Feature Story: Positivity Starts Here – Afeefeh

Pain sucks. It’s true. While emotions are mild, beautiful, heartbreaking, they are often accompanied by anger, sadness, saltiness, and many other thoughts and feelings. We tend to feel pain acutely and for a variety of reasons. Too regularly, those reasons center around another person or group of people. Recently, I experienced a variation of pain […]

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Feature Story: I’m a survivor – Ammar Arshad

Growing up, my grandpa would tell me about his stories of helping people with his medicine. I wanted to follow in footsteps of my Grandpa and become a Pharmacist. At 18 years old, and just graduating high school, I was ready to take on those dreams…until I was diagnosed with colon cancer. My entire life […]

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