Linda Bernstein

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The Sad State of Game of Thrones’ Direwolves

<b>Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.</b>RIP, Summer. With the most recent direwolf death on <i>Game on</i> …

'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Halftime Report : Who's Alive, Who's Dead

Who's dead, who's alive, who's on the run and where we think HBO's hit show is headed over its next five episodes<p>Bring on Beyoncé and Bruno Mars singing "The Rains of Castamere": This year's run of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is halfway over, and it's time to sit back and take stock of Season Six's stats. As of …


Donal Skehan Recipe: Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mud Pie

This rich, fudgy cake, with a glossy chocolate glaze, is moist and free from gluten<p>Serves: 8<br>• Cooking Time: 60 mins<br>• Course: Dessert<br>• Cuisine: …


Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Line an 8” round cake pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.<p>Break all of the biscuits into 1 inch pieces, and set aside.<p>Place the …


Triple Chocolate Swirl Brownies Recipe by Clinton Kelly - The Chew

• Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies<br>• 1 stick butter (softened, plus additional for greasing)<br>• 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips<br>• 1 tablespoon cocoa powder<br>• 1 …


Napping at work: Is it really possible to sleep on the job?

Sleeping at work may sound like something you should never ever do, but some experts claim there are major health-boosting benefits to taking an afternoon nap in the office.<p>Increased productivity, feeling more focused and less stressed are just some of the supposed benefits of a quick snooze during …


'You Are Getting Sleepy,' Said The Scientist To The Fruit Fly

We've all been caught in that hazy tug of war between wakefulness and sleep. But the biology behind how our brains drive us to sleep when we're sleep-deprived hasn't been entirely clear.<p>For the first time scientists have identified the neurons in the brain that appear to control sleep drive, or the …


Sleep deprivation has become the trendy new cause of the uber-wealthy

“Let them get sleep!” Similar to the way Marie Antoinette’s infamous—and not entirely accurate—phrase about a certain dessert has come to represent classist ignorance, the West’s newfound fascination with sleep is the latest example of extreme cognitive dissonance.<p>A 2013 Gallup poll reported that …


Will Trailer for TNT's Shakespeare Drama

The Will trailer for the first season of TNT’s Shakespeare drama<p>TNT has ordered 10 episodes of <b>Will</b>, a brand new drama that tells the wild story of …


Dig shows scholars have more to learn about Shakespeare's theaters

LONDON — London's relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city's history — one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater.<p>Archaeologists are excavating the remains of the Curtain, a 16th-century playhouse where some of the Bard's plays were first staged, before a new …

Henry V

NASA to fund sleep-inducing and growable habitat technology

NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment, including interplanetary habitats that can induce deep sleep for astronauts on …


Nine Hours of Shakespeare

The Brooklyn Academy of Music recently staged a rare production of the entire Henriad—“Richard II,” “Henry IV” Parts I and II, and “Henry V”—by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Henriad is rarely performed in sequence (the last time it was performed in the United States was in 2004, by the Trinity …

Henry V

Craving a good night’s sleep? Expert reveals the tricks to help you nod off

Getty ImagesStruggling to sleep? Follow these expert tips to get the best night's sleep<p>Michelle Roques-O’Neil, founder of aromatherapy based bathroom …

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A ‘cocktail’ in the brain can trigger sleep

A new study finds that a ‘cocktail’ of chemicals in the brain can directly cause mice to fall asleep or waken.

The Brain

8 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

A good night's sleep has the power to increase productivity, happiness, smarter decision-making, and unlock bigger ideas.<p>Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the …


Dad Invents Sleep Device After Daughter is Diagnosed with Narcolepsy

(NEW YORK) -- A Colorado dad is helping break the cycle for troubled sleepers with a new headband that helps people sleep and tracks their brain …


Rapid eye movement sleep: Keystone of memory formation

Now, a study published in <i>Science</i> by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern …

The Brain

mint chocolate pudding dessert

Rich and creamy pudding is a wonderful dessert. This mint chocolate version is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate. Fresh mint and cookie …


Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

You know those crisp, sugary, brown-buttery edges of a great chocolate chip cookie? Yeah, this is a whole pan of that. So simple, so addictive, and really unique! People go bananas for this stuff - I actually had a little business going for a while selling it because it became that popular. This is …


Candy-Topped Chocolate Chip Pizza Recipe

Flour Shop's Amirah Kassem shows us how to make a candy-topped chocolate chip pizza for National Chocolate Chip Day.


Review: A Robbins Double Bill at New York City Ballet

Near the end of Jerome Robbins’s 1969 ballet “Dances at a Gathering,” the full cast stands poised, facing front. Taken out of context, the moment could almost be from a Broadway show. It’s like the end of Robbins’s “West Side Story Suite,” when everyone turns to the audience and sings …

New York City Ballet

Why Major Corporations Now Realize They Can't 'Outsource Sleep'

The #SleepRevolution has arrived at your desk.<p>In our lightning-fast, on-demand, plugged-in workforce, top executives can outsource pretty much any task they can't find the time or energy to do themselves.<p>Except, of course, sleep.<p>Lately, a growing wave of top business leaders have been pulling out …


Chocolate coconut bliss cookies

Calling all lovers of chocolate and coconut: These cookies are like German chocolate cake in cookie form.


What sleep habits look like in 20 countries around the world

On average, Americans don't sleep as much as the Dutch.A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan published in the journal <i>Science</i> …

University of Michigan

This Game of Thrones Theory May Signal Ramsay Bolton’s Demise

"If you acquire a reputation as a mad dog, you'll be treated as a mad dog"<p><b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers from both the <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show and George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series.<p>After the third episode of <i>Game of</i> Thrones’ sixth season showed Smalljon Umber gifting Ramsay …


Women sleep better than men, study finds

Women are more likely to get a good night's sleep than men, a new global study of sleep patterns has revealed.<p>The study, which has been published in <i>Science Advances,</i> used smartphone data gathered by an app to track the sleep patterns of nearly 6,000 people. The researchers behind the project, from …

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The cut and thrust of Shakespeare: a fight director's view

It’s one of the simplest stage directions there is: “they fight” . That’s all Shakespeare says, usually. There’s no detail on how the characters fight, how long the fight lasts, how violent it is, or anything like that. He gives you a huge amount of latitude. So it’s up to you to find the story. …

Henry V

Fans are devastated over a 'Game of Thrones' shocker — but it’s not one you may think

<i>HBORickon Stark is not happy about this latest death.</i><p><i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for season six of "Game of Thrones."</i><p>There were a lot of deaths in …

Companies plan to make you pay for sleep

(credit: Health and Human Services)High tech companies have disrupted the way we get our food, transit, and friends—and now they want to disrupt the …

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