Linda Bernstein

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Coconut-Chocolate Cream Pie

With it's crispy cookie crust and airy filling, we can't get enough of this coconut-chocolate cream pie. The perfect finishing touches are toasted coconut and a chopped up Mounds bar.<p>Prep time: 25 minutes<p>Cooking time: 24 minutes<p>Additional time: Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 box (9 …

Cooking

So apparently red wine brownies are a thing and we need them ASAP

For obvious reasons, we love a good brownie that crumbles in our mouth. And guess what? Today is our lucky day (and yours!), because <i>Cosmo</i> let us know …

Dessert

New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author

LONDON — Shakespeare may have had a little more help than previously suspected.<p>The New Oxford Shakespeare edition of the playwright’s works — which will be published by Oxford University Press online ahead of a worldwide print release — lists Christopher Marlowe as Shakespeare’s co-author on the …

Forget Cleopatra - here are the Shakespearean heroines that girls should really look up to

The headteacher of a girls’ school has come up with the perfect role model for young women: Shakespeare's Cleopatra. According to Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, girls should aspire to be like the Egyptian heroine rather than Kim Kardashian "who is a lot to do with inches - either …

Women's News

Hodor's Mom Makes The Most Savage Joke About Her Son's TV Death

TOO SOON.<p>Too soon!<p>Though Hodor’s untimely death in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 still makes us sad, the actor who plays him, Kristian Nairn, revealed that his mom has <i>definitely</i> gotten over it. She’s even making jokes!<p>Earlier this week, Nairn posted a photo on Instagram showing his mother’s “Hodor” …

The Truth About People Who Say They Only Need A Few Hours Of Sleep

You probably know at least one person who swears she can get just a few hours of sleep and still feel great the next day. But, according to a new …

Sleep

Lit’s Dynamic Duo, Will and Jane, Shared Path to Pop Stardom

THERE’S something about pop culture that loves a coupling. Kim and Kanye. Brad and Angelina. Bill and Hillary. Batman and Robin.<p>An exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington is adding a twist to the formula, and contemplating the enduring star power of another dynamic duo: Will and …

Literature

Putting Your Baby to Sleep: Some Advice and Good News

I remember thinking, after my pregnant wife’s water broke minutes after I went to bed, anguishing really, over one thought as we drove to the hospital: “I’m never going to be well rested again.”<p>If there’s one thing all new parents wish for, it’s a good night’s sleep.<p>Unfortunately, infants sometimes …

A Genius Chocolate Birthday Cake With Super-Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <b>Food52</b><i>.</i>This is a banner day: There are not one but <i>two</i> secret ingredients in this <b>genius chocolate cake</b>. They help make …

Chocolate

Falling for sleep

When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber?<i>By Rubin Naiman</i>Read at Aeon

Sleep

A new way to do classical music in London

The Aeolian Musical Arts Association has unveiled a new approach to classical music in London — a conductor-less, community-focused string quartet …

Classical Music

7-Ingredient Chocolate Rice Krispy Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These 7-Ingredient Rice Krispy Bars are a cinch to make! Simply mix all of the ingredients together, pour the mixture into a tray, and bake. They're …

Gilding the Lily: Foie Gras With Chocolate

The plaque of amuse-bouches at Petrossian suggests candy, not a pre-dinner snack. That trompe l’oeil effect is a result of what is offered: chocolate-covered foie gras, savory marshmallow cubes with caviar, and smoked-salmon pops.<p>It sounds risky. But any doubt I had was quickly dispelled. The …

Healthy chocolate recipes to enjoy on World Chocolate Day

There are a lot of food celebrations out there, but by far the most delicious has got to be World Chocolate Day, which this year falls on Thursday …

Review: Two Shakespeare Plays, but With Fewer Deep Voices

Summer Shakespeare festivals across the world are underway, and all of them face a situation that their not-so-resident playwright didn’t anticipate: The scripts are loaded with male roles, and typically the few actresses who are hired have only so much to do.<p>This season has correctives, like the …

Inside Boston Ballet’s record-smashing season

What happens when big data meets classical dance? Judging from Boston Ballet’s record-breaking 2015-16 season, you get a high-tech pas de deux in …

At the Paris Opera Ballet, Changing the Shape of Couture

PARIS — Couture, the handcrafted, made-to-measure clothing that regularly sells in the six figures, is fashion’s top stratum for the uber rich. Aside from brief glimpses on the runways, to most of us it is a hidden world.<p>But couture also exists in another, more accessible universe: theatrical …

Savoring the Spectrum of American Ballet Theater’s Rich Season

Scenery, costumes, music, choreography, dancers: American Ballet Theater’s eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera House is this country’s peak annual demonstration of ballet as a composite art. It’s what many people think of as Diaghilev’s formula for ballet theater, with a strong emphasis on …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

Shutterstock/Photographee.eu<p>Sleep is hard, especially in a world where people spend their time busy and stressed.<p>But not sleeping, in addition to …

5 foods to get a better night's sleep

Not getting enough sleep is associated with weight gain and puts you at higher risk for obesity. With more than 30 percent of people suffering from insomnia, lack of sleep is an official public health problem and it’s affecting America’s waistband. All hope is not lost! Here are 5 foods to load up …

International Chocolate Day 2016: Sweet treat recipes

Get ready for International Chocolate Day by making some scrumptious chocolaty treats.<p>Cath Kidston's <i>Teatime</i> has some of our favourite, traditional …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

<b>1 chocolate graham crust</b><p><b>1 box chocolate pudding mix</b><p><b>1 ½ cups milk</b><p><b>8-ounce box cream cheese</b><p><b>½ cup creamy peanut butter</b><p><b>½ cup powdered sugar</b><p>Enjoy food? Get …

Food

White Chocolate Ice Cream Bon Bons

You did hear me correctly. Today I’m sharing a recipe for dairy free white chocolate ice cream bon bons. I do love dark chocolate, but white …

Chocolate

A 'good looking' chocolate chip cookie recipe

If chocolate chip cookies could model, this one would strut down the runway.<p>This is the third recipe I'm placing in the "GOOD" category during my …

Cookies

Pear, chocolate crumble a guilt-free dessert

My four daughters all have a sweet tooth, and I blame genetics. I can sidestep French fries, chips and salty stuff pretty easily, but chocolate makes …

‘America’s Shakespeare’ Review: Our British Founding Father

• Arts<br>• Arts in Review<br>• Exhibition Review<p>From Bunker Hill to ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ the Bard has a special place in the nation’s history.<p>Washington<p>In 1786, while on a diplomatic visit to England, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. “Three Doors from the …

United Kingdom

Shakespeare: Actor. Playwright. Social Climber.

Shakespeare biography has long circled a set of tantalizing mysteries: Was he Protestant or secretly Catholic? Gay or straight? Loving toward his wife, or coldly dismissive?<p>That the man left no surviving letters or autobiographical testimony has hardly helped, ensuring that accounts of his life …

How to Plant Your Own Shakespeare Garden to Mark the Bard’s 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.<p>New Yorkers wanting to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare needn’t travel all the way to the medieval English market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where the bard was born. There are two Shakespeare gardens to visit within the five …

Can’t Sleep? Eat This

It’s a nightly habit for some of us. You’re lying in bed, totally exhausted, and for some reason can’t catch a wink. Or perhaps you fall asleep, then wake up a couple of hours later to an endless cycle of tossing and turning that culminates in a 4:00 a.m. Instagram-stalking session. Could you have …