Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 : A Source Of Inspiration For Our Youth

Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 : A Source Of Inspiration For Our Youth

The Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2017 was released yesterday, and what an inspiring list of 600 young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers it was! I stumbled across the Forbes list release whilst browsing trending key words on Google. The list represents individuals across a wide spectrum of industries including science, music, sports, education and finance. Being a strong advocator of education, STEM in particular, I was exhilarated at the prospect of learning about ventures undertaken by others of my generation. Scrolling through the list (particularly education and science), I was amazed by the sheer talent, drive and innovation the individuals demonstrated through their work. I truly believe that this list SHOULD be showed to students in Secondary School to inspire them and demonstrate the creative aspect of education/STEM. Speaking from experience, I have sometimes felt blocked from being creative in my field. Especially in STEM, there are such high walls when it comes to jumping out of textbook knowledge and into a...
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NYC in 4 days – Part 1

NYC in 4 days – Part 1

I visited New York in October but I'm JUST getting round to publishing this post as the PhD study life just took over! I had such an amazing time in the concrete jungle of NYC and it was extremely eye-opening and an enjoyable trip - would definitely recommend to anyone! Check out my previous blog post for more details on location and opening times. Here's what I got up to during a couple of days... 1/ Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2/ NY Water Taxi A MUST-DO! This fairly inexpensive (all-day access) taxi was quite exciting and one of my NYC highlights. I especially enjoyed the skyline views of Manhattan in the unexpected October sunshine. The taxi stops at each monumental icon allowing us to take pictures from all angles. It really was a perfect experience (weather-permitting of course)! 3/ Central Park 4/ NY Public Library For all those, like me, interested in building architecture and books (and the like), NY Public Library was another highlight of my trip. The...
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Guide to creating an impressive blog name!

Guide to creating an impressive blog name!

Thinking of a name for my blog caused me so much pain, and led to weeks of procrastination, delaying the birth of I Am In A Place. So what's the story behind my blog name? My name is Amina. My blog name is I Am In A Place. As you can see, my blog name has incorporated my name in a subtle way. It also epitomises the purpose of this blog - to share my location, be it a different city, mindset or place. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some very intelligent and creative people, who suggested a few names for my blog before coming up with this one. Here are some questions that I asked myself and considered when thinking of a name. 1. What do you want you blog to be about? It's very important that you have an idea of what you want to talk about. Be it fashion, travel, lifestyle, cooking etc. Once you know what you wish to...
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