Brandon Cortes

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An Animated Storybook Is The Best Way To Learn Dark Souls Lore

I’m a sucker for <i>Dark Souls</i> lore, and <i>Dark Souls</i> retold as a fairy tale storybook is one of the best ways to get that lore communicated in an easy, …

Dark Souls

7 Tips for a Healthy Prostate

More than 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is a …

Cancer

13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you’re cooking.<p>The cast-iron skillet is the workhorse of many a dedicated home cook, and …

Cast Iron Skillet

5 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Cooking with a Crock-Pot makes life exponentially easier. And that's precisely why you should use it to …

Breakfast

Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Is Wrecking Me And I Love It

<i>Splatoon</i>’s campaigns have always been wacky, inventive, but rarely too difficult. They seemed designed to introduce players to the game’s different …

Splatoon

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

I'm gonna show you how to make a version of mac and cheese so good it'll quickly become a family favorite. We're making king ranch chicken mac and …

Cooking

Valve is shipping new ‘Knuckles’ VR controllers to developers with a Portal-themed demo

Valve has announced that it’s shipping a new version of its experimental SteamVR “Knuckles” controllers to developers, and it’s posted a lot of detail about the controllers online, including video of a <i>Portal</i>-themed playground for testing them. The Knuckles EV2 substantially updates Valve’s earlier …

Virtual Reality

12 Easy Skillet Dinner Ideas When You Need to Keep It Simple

We'd be hard-pressed to think of a meal better-suited to weeknight cooking than a one-skillet dish. These recipes are easy to prep, easy to clean, …

Cooking

22 Things You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can …

Breakfast

50 Quick Summer Dinner Ideas For Lazy People

It’s 7 p.m., the sun’s still out and it’s 85 degrees. Do you <i>really</i> want to spend the night in front of the stove? (We didn’t think so.) These 50 …

Cooking

Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Cooking

Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew (Moqueca)

In Salvador, Brazil, a festival honors the sea goddess Iemanjá, ensuring that there will always be an abundance of fish<p>3 medium cloves garlic, smashed<p>…

Recipes

Mexican Grilled-Corn Salad with Citrus Aioli

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the corn and a generous pinch of salt and return to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover …

Recipes

This Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad Is Perfect for Summer — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

Cauliflower Salad With Roasted Almonds and Brazil Nut Parmesan [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

Fortnite Cross-Play Block is Because of "Money", Claims Former Sony Boss

Former head of Sony Online Entertainment, Joe Smedley, has claimed the Fortnite cross-play block is simply down to "money."<p>In response to a video on …

Crossplay

Psychology professor says moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced

Fortnite has become one of the most discussed video games in recent memory. Everywhere you go, someone is playing it, talking about playing it, or watching an ad about playing it. We reported earlier this month that it had grown to 125 million users.<p>Bringing Fortnite to iOS in March helped the …

World Health Organization

How to Change a File Type's Default App in macOS

Each document that you have on your Mac is associated with a default application which macOS uses to open the file whenever you double-click on its icon in Finder.<p>Sometimes you may have a legitimate reason for changing which app your Mac automatically launches when you open a common file type – …

Apps

Organize all your Apple accessories Bento-box style

Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold and carry a variety of foods — all in one spot. Wiplabs has taken this centuries-old idea forward with the BentoStack, an all-in-one container for organizing all your Apple accessories.<p>Launched on …

Crowd Funding

What do game developers see when they watch the Last of Us Part 2 trailer?

This video on Naughty Dog’s E3 demo is a look behind the curtain<p>We sometimes forget that E3 isn’t just a time for fans and the press to get a look at what’s coming to video games in the next few years, it’s also an opportunity for developers to finally see what other studios are working on. So what …

naughty

The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

<b>Many believe it was a visit to the hidden fifth floor of Pyongyang's Yanggakdo Hotel that resulted in the detention and eventual death of American student Otto Warmbier. US doctor Calvin Sun recalls his night filming there and warns other travellers to stay away.</b><p>Calvin Sun had been awake for almost …

North Korea

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe

"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) box …

Recipes

The geopolitics of the afterlife get messy in the new sci-fi spy novel Summerland

Summerland hits bookstores on June 26th<p>After earning considerable acclaim for his <i>Jean Le Flambeur</i> sci-fi trilogy (<i>The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince</i>, and T<i>he Causal Angel</i>), author Hannu Rajaniemi returns this month with his new novel, <i>Summerland</i><i>.</i> In it, he trades the far future of his previous …

First Aid

Roquefort Butter

Recipe<p>Yield: Yields about 1-1/2 cups.<p>This flavored butter is terrific on grilled rib-eye as well as other steaks.<p>Preparation<p>Melt 1 Tbs. of the butter …

Recipes

These Turkey Meatballs Are the Only Meal Prep I’ll Eat 3 Days in a Row

By Alyse Whitney<p>They taste like banh mi—banh meatballs, if you will—and I can't get enough.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>A few years ago, I tried every single meal kit box for a story I was working on. My fridge was full of …

Cooking

I Love This Disaster Film Made With Cities: Skylines

An intrepid filmmaker going by the name of TDB Games has created a rousing 24-minute movie called “Yoko” about the destruction of a small city. It’s …

Communicate

How to Make the Best Steak Frites with the Double-Fry Technique

Looking for an easy recipe for the perfect steak? This classic steak frites is simple enough to make, but utilizes an extra blanch in oil to …

Recipes

Six Flags’ terrifying new Cyborg ride almost broke my brain

Walking down the long concrete path leading to the thrill ride, it’s difficult to discern exactly what it is.<p>The new Cyborg Cyber Spin at Six Flags …

Washing Machines

17 Ways to Put Wine in Your Blender This Summer

Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we …

Beverages