Tasnim Ahmed

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20 Things You Need to Survive a 20-Hour Plane Ride

Hopefully you’re heading somewhere fun because this is going to get bad before it gets good.<p>There’s no high quite like booking a plane ticket to a …


Chickpea tikka masala: It’s not traditional, but it sure tastes great

By Joe Yonan<p>Joe Yonan<p>Food and dining editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p>I once confessed that, as a lover of wordplay, I am drawn to every recipe I see whose name substitutes “chickpeas” for “chicken.” When I recently ran into Chickpea Tikka Masala, I had to try it, even though I knew the “tikka” part of the …


Art Exhibit by Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn in DC: Pictures


The best US beaches to visit in your lifetime

No matter where you are in the US, you don't have to travel far to find both surf and sand.<p>From coast to coast, America is home to plenty of beautiful beaches that all offer something different.<p>From the stunning rock formations that dot Washington's Shi Shi Beach, to the crystal clear quartz sand …


Earth - The tricks that help some animals live for centuries

Dirty beige with grey-brown stain-like patches, Ming the clam was not much to look at. It did at least get a name, which is more than can be said for most molluscs. Estimated at 507 years old when scientists plucked it from the Icelandic seabed (and killed it) in 2006, the ocean quahog was the …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks