Iman Hariri-Kia
Iman is a New York City based writer, musician, and Bustle Lifestyle fellow. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. You can often find her writing and performing sad songs about those who wronged her in Middle School. @Imanharirikia
Latest Articles

This Job Pays You To Literally Predict The Future & It's Even Cooler Than It Sounds

When you hear the word futurist, what comes to mind? You might think about those fortune teller stands at the fair — for $50, you can learn at what age you'll die, if you will ever find true love, and address any other deep-seated insecurities. But w…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Signs Your Partner Is Making People Uncomfortable

They say love is blind, and you know what? Whoever "they" are might be on to something. Sometimes we fall so deeply in love with our partner that we begin to miss telltale signs that they are behaving badly, and making someone uncomfortable. Their co…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

Learning To Talk About My Sister's Mental Health Is Bringing My Family Closer Together

One day, when I was 18 years old, my little sister excused herself to her room, and didn't come out for a week. I listened at her door, but didn't hear tears, or screams, or sighs; just silence. She spent all day and night locked inside, bound to her…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

4 Zodiac Signs That Are More Likely To Get Divorced

Getting divorced from your spouse is way more common than you might think. If you are wondering how many people get divorced, according to a statement from the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United Stat…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

Three Planets Will Be In Retrograde During The Royal Wedding & Here's Why That's A BFD

It's finally the middle of May, and you know what that means: the Royal Wedding is right around the corner. On May 19, 2017, actress and activist Meghan Markle will wed Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, confirming romantics' widely held suspicion that …
By Iman Hariri-Kia

9 Challenges You're More Likely To Encounter Growing Up, Based On Your Birth Order

All siblings are created equal: no one child is objectively better than another, no older sister superior to their younger brother. There are, however, notable studied differences in how birth order affects personality or the difficulties you faced g…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

9 Unexpected Things Anxiety Can Look Like

As someone who has severe gastrointestinal issues, when I experience severe anxiety, it first pops up in my digestive tract: I'll encounter acid reflux, heartburn, and unexpected vomiting. It will feel like my body is fighting against me, but in many…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

Why This Former 'Bachelor' Producer Started A Support Group For The Heartbroken

Naz Perez has always been a sucker for love. In fact, she loved the fantasy behind fairytale romance so much that she decided to become a producer for The Bachelor, and its many spinoffs, to help make other people's dreams come true. But the truth wa…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

19 Things To Do Right Now If You're Feeling Stuck In Your Career

When I was a college student, I was a pro at making plans. I picked my major, extracurricular activities, and career path all before I was even done with high school — I truly thought I had it all figured out. Upon graduating, I believed advancing in…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Expert Tips For Talking To Your Partner About Your Mental Health

I've always identified as a "worrywart", but never considered myself to be someone who struggled with anxiety. Then a few months ago, I experienced my first panic attack. Unable to breathe or control my physical reaction, my partner's guidance and su…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 People Share The Metaphors That Helped Them Understand Their Mental Health Issues

Mental health is an incredibly complex subject to grapple with on your own, and even more difficult topic to fully explain to someone else. I remember that the first time I started to understand how how mental health issues work, it was through a fri…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

This Toxic Type Of Friendship Made Me Feel Awful For Years — But I'm Finally Giving It Up

From a very early age, I knew that I had a deep-seated desire to be liked. There were so many ways in which I stood out from my peers that my one recourse to being a desirable friend option was to mold my personality in order to fit in with the peopl…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

This Feminist Font Advocates Gender Equality With Each Letter & You Can Download It For Free

Organizations and campaigns like #TimesUp and #MeToo aren't only raising money and awareness, but they're inspiring women everywhere to take action, too. But Leslie Sims, Chief Creative Officer of global advertising agency Young & Rubicam (Y&R), came…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

The Type Of Trip You Should Take Next, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

There are many different kinds of travelers — some people are such nervous flyers that they literally applaud the second that the plane hits the ground. Others could wander endlessly, with only a single backpack and zero plan. Whether you're a fearle…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

15 Free Ways To Make Your Morning Routine More Eco-Friendly

One of the most popular misconceptions about going green is that it is less cost-effective and will result in a huge net loss of money. But that is simply not true: today there are many little things you can do, both around the house and in your ever…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

9 Personality Traits That Men Notice In Women Right Away

What do you first notice when meeting someone new? The answer is different for everyone. While some may be great body language readers, others may find more importance in the conversation they have when first meeting someone. But when it comes down t…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

17 Funny Tax Day Instagram Captions That Will Make Everything Feel Less Scary

Let's face it: Tax Day is a scary concept. Just the mere mention of it can raise the hair on your arms. Tax Day commonly refers to the day that your individual income taxes are due to the federal government. Although it is typically held on April 15,…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Harmful Myths About Asking For A Raise That Just Aren't True

If there's an internal debate going on inside your head over whether you should ask for a raise or not, you're not alone. With the gender pay gap, society's expectations of women, and fact that women are less likely to get raises, it can be incredibl…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Surprising Things People Have Done When Trying To Get Pregnant, According To OB/GYNs

You know that magical movie myth? The one where a couple stumbles home from a dinner date and has graceful, weightless sex against a wall, and then wakes up to discover that they're suddenly pregnant? When you grow up watching a lot of romantic comed…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

18 Men On What Makes Them Feel Insecure In Relationships

Toxic Masculinity is a buzzy phrase that has been thrown around a lot recently, but based on the way it's used, many people still don't fully understand what it actually means. It refers to a mental state that men can enter when they feel their mascu…
By Iman Hariri-Kia