Abhi Shrestha

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Embracing the Myth of Kurt Cobain

Montage of Heck offers the most intimate portrait possible of the Nirvana singer. That still doesn't mean you can understand him.<p>One of the most shocking parts of watching <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i> is finding out that the god of grunge was once a really cute kid. Director Brett Morgen peppers his …

A Better Bedside by Bedtime: 6 Ideas to Make Your Nightstand Look & Function Better

(Image credit: Sophie Timothy)<p>It's your faithful and handy companion all night and into the morning. Whatever kind of nightstand you're rocking, from …

Sriracha & soy sauce tofu and spinach salad (baby spinach, baked tofu, red bell pepper, carrot ribbons, cucumber, hemp hearts, pumpkin…

Sriracha & soy sauce tofu and spinach salad (baby spinach, baked tofu, red bell pepper, carrot ribbons, cucumber, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, and green onion) with spicy-sweet peanut dressing.

Baked Potatoes

Prepare a delicious potato side to round out your meal. We're offering generous servings of your favorites -- mashed, baked, oven-fried -- as well as several kinds of potato salad.

Everything You Need to Know to Make Tofu That Tastes AMAZING

This will change your entire eating life.<p>Tofu is one of the easiest foods you can cook with: It has a mild taste that goes with just about any flavor, and it comes in so many different forms for all kinds of recipes. But if you're still feeling kind of <i>meh</i> about it, chances are you just haven't …

16 Creative Lentil Recipes that Go Way Beyond the Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

The Light Between Oceans

• <b>Author:</b> M.L. Stedman<p>The years-long <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i>).<p>After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …

Stone Mattress

• <b>Author:</b> Margaret Atwood<p><b>From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale</b><p>In this extraordinary collection, Margaret Atwood gives us nine unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity. “Alphinland,” the first of three loosely linked tales, …

The Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Herman Koch<p><b>"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal</b><br>An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal.<p>It's a summer's evening in …

We Are Not Ourselves

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Thomas<p>Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, <i>The Art of Fielding)</i>, multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, <i>Then We Came to the End</i>).<p>Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish …

Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit

You've probably heard: meditation will improve your life. Research shows that it can shorten migraines, improve athletic performance, increase one's ability to focus and can be effective for reducing stress and managing anxiety. This is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>With the benefits so clear, why …

Why You Should Meditate — And How To Do It

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a news correspondent on ABC and he had a panic attack on air while reading the news.<p>He knew he had to do something. His career was in jeopardy.<p>By …

'Clockwork Dagger' Is A Thought-Provoking Steampunk Adventure

What makes a hero? Untold numbers of authors have tried to answer that question, all the while knowing that there can never be a simple solution to such a complex equation. Defining heroism is as slippery as defining humanity — as well as defining the culture that happens to be surrounding it any …

How To Perfect Overnight Oats In A Jar, And Make Your Mornings Totally Effortless

It's usually a terribly sad day when you reach the end of a jar of peanut butter. But overnight oatmeal (also called oats in a jar or OIAJ) transforms this catastrophe into a delight.<p>So do not tearfully toss that almost-empty jar of nut butter. Instead, use it to cradle your overnight oats. It is …

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.<p>Meanwhile, make the …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

The Creation Myth of Chocolate-Chip Cookies

75 years ago, it was not obvious that the cocoa morsels belonged.<p>America existed for more than 160 years before chocolate-chip cookies did.<p>There were cookies, yes—the first written recipe for an American cookie was published in 1796 in the book <i>American Cookery</i> and called for boiled sugar (to …

Stephen King Thought The 'Shawshank Redemption' Screenplay Was 'Too Talky'

Stephen King didn't think much of it when a young filmmaker named Frank Darabont asked to make King's short story, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," into a movie. King and Darabont had collaborated once before, so King told Darabont to do his thing.<p>When Darabont asked King how much he …

Study: Wu-Tang Clan bests Shakespeare’s vocabulary

How can you tell when a data scientist is just showing off (or has too much time on his or her hands)?<p>One clue might be when they start comparing …

Would Romeo and Juliet be matched online?

In a cluttered studio apartment on the outskirts of Verona, Romeo sits down at his desk and picks up his quill. His best friend Benvolio has been at …

Shakespeare's Greatest Play? 5 Experts Share Their Opinions