Tasneem Ahmad

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100 Must-Read Plays Not by Shakespeare

Besides reading, one of my favorite things to do is to go to the theatre. A good play offers many of the same pleasures as a good book—compelling and …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …


Pop's Asian-American Grilling Sauce

1 cup ketchup<p>1 cup roughly chopped cilantro<p>1⁄2 cup honey<p>1⁄3 cup sake<p>1⁄3 cup soy sauce<p>1⁄4 cup fermented bean curd<p>1⁄4 cup fish sauce<p>1⁄4 cup oyster sauce<p>…


How Coffee Masters Around the World Take Their Coffee

Shaken, stirred, and even spiked with rum<p>If our forays into the art of coffee have taught us anything, it's that there's no shortage of ways to make …

Brutal Bolshoi: inside the troubled world of Russia’s legendary ballet

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports<p>What do the Bolshoi and the Kalashnikov have in common? According to a new documentary exploring the aftermath of an acid attack at the legendary ballet company in 2013, …

Acid Attack

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

The Artist Experience

Artist- (Noun)-…<p>What defines an Artist? What defines art?<p>Hello! My name is Tasneem Ahmad Al-Michael. Welcome to The Artist Experience; a self-created …


Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet: the first rehearsal photos - in pictures

Benedict Cumberbatch, best known by many as Sherlock, returns to the stage as Hamlet in his first theatre role in four years. Here’s a sneak peak at rehearsals for the show that has become one of London’s hottest theatre tickets of all time<p>Hamlet is at the Barbican, London, from 6 August to 31 …


Five Theater Program College Application Essay Tips

<i>By Rosie Colosi, Essay Expert, Prepped & Polished, LLC</i><p>You brush past the curtain as you walk onstage, the floorboards creaking as your nervous feet …

College & University

Avocado Veggie Pita Pizza

We are rebooting our metabolism with this avocado veggie pita pizza. We cleared out what was left in our veggie drawer and created a nutritious energizing meal. The colorful array of veggies add fiber, vitamins A, C, and E; the mashed avocado is also a great source of monounsaturated fat. This …

The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>God is seldom great. These dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty and suffering rather than love and peace<p>Valerie Tarico<p>January 24, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Some of humanity’s technological …

Whole Foods' Amazing Tuna Salad Made Skinny

The first time I tasted this colorful tuna salad was at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC. I fell in love with the flavor and knew I had to make my skinny version at home! Light mayonnaise, dried cranberries, fresh dill and chopped apples are some of the yummy ingredients used to make my …

Scientists Discover Ancient 'Magical' Amulet With Odd Two-Way Inscription

A strange "magical" amulet dating back about 1,500 years has archaeologists buzzing.<p>One side of the stone amulet, which was unearthed in 2011 in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in southwestern Cyprus, bears a 59-letter inscription that reads the same way backward and …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

19 Foods That Prove There's No Better Combo Than Cheese And Tomatoes

Sorry, carbs, but you're always gonna be the (delicious) third wheel in this relationship.

Shakespeare Globe Goes On-Demand

There’s no shortage of niche video-streaming platforms, but the Shakespeare’s Globe has just announced a new super-niche service that lets you rent or buy recordings of performances from the famous London theater.<p>Typical prices are £3.99 (roughly $6.50) for a rental, which lets you stream from your …



Woman Arrested After Claiming Her Husband, Jesus Christ, Would Pay Her Restaurant Bill

She told staff that he'd be along any minute to pay the bill.<p>That is when Rhines claimed her husband would be paying for the bill, which came to a total of $56.55.<p>She claimed he would "walk in and produce U.S. currency to pay for her bill".

21 Delicious Ways To Eat Chicken Parmesan

It's cheese o'clock somewhere.

30 Quick Dinners With No Meat

Because dinner shouldn't just be delicious. It should also be ready immediately.

22 Secrets The Smart Kid In Class Wouldn't Tell You

Shush, please. I can't hear what the teacher is saying!

23 Easy Five-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

You don't need a laundry list of ingredients to make a filling and delicious meal.

The Secrets You Need to Know to Have a Successful Performing Arts College Audition

Students applying to colleges and universities this fall share the tasks of filling out forms, writing essays and getting letters of recommendation, …

11 Food Combinations You Definitely Want In Your Future

...and the future tastes delicious! A burrito made with chocolate, soybeans, and apricot. That’s just one of the new recipes chefs invented using IBM Watson™ in the cloud.

21 Mouthwatering Taco Recipes You Need To Try

It's National Taco Day! Let's celebrate.

19 Lasagna Recipes That Will Change Your Life

There is no greater force for good in this world than a saucy pile of cheese and noodles.

23 Classic Indian Restaurant Dishes You Can Make At Home

Give your takeout delivery guy a break. You can make great Indian food at home.

46 Life-Changing Baking Hacks Everyone Needs To Know

Bake it till you make it .

10 Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks to Die for

Sure, you can walk into Starbucks and order something off of the menu like everyone else. Or you could get in the know and order something off the secret menu! We've broken down ten of the tastiest Starbucks secret menu drinks so you know exactly what to order.<p><b>1. Caramel Apple Frappuccino</b><p>For a …