Skyler Hardin

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Ariana Grande Talks 'Baby I' Video, Touring Future

American Classics: Blackberry Sour Cream Bundt Cake

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Blackberries are, in my opinion, an underrated fruit. Yes, they're tart and quirky and kind of seedy, but they can also be incredibly delicious, especially when fresh. One of my favorite summer rituals is picking …

Baking Cupcake Tips And Mistakes To Avoid

Making cupcakes at home is no small feat. You have go through the trouble of baking many miniature-sized cakes, and then there's the work of frosting them too. We're not saying that cupcakes are the hardest dessert to bake. If you know your way around the kitchen, you can probably whip up a batch …

Mason Jar Pies: How To Make Tiny Hipster Pies

The Mason jar is definitely getting a lot of attention these days. People are intent on finding a million other ways to use them aside from canning. It's been transformed into a cocktail shaker. And a lunch box too. Seriously. While all these alternative uses are good and fine, they don't live up …

Spaghetti With Olive Oil, Garlic and Pan-Fried Jalapeños

This is my New World take on <i>Spaghetti Aglio e Olio</i>, the legendary pasta dish!<p>A few years ago, my husband and I savored a plate of <i>Spaghetti Aglio e Olio</i> while dining in the equally legendary Venetian restaurant, Locanda Montin. The dish was so simple: no parsley or cheese thrown on top. The pasta …

An End-of-Summer Drink: The 'Cukes Gimlet

<b>The best drink I had all summer</b> was one that I first tasted on a warm April day at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley. I took to it instantly. You might think that this is because it was the first thing to pass my lips at my own wedding, but you would be wrong. It's just a great drink.<p>To hedge …

NPD: US game spend for Q2 reaches $2.88 billion

The NPD Group today released results from its <i>2013 Games Market Dynamics: US</i> report, concluding that total United States spend on games for the April-June quarter was $2.88 billion. This is down 3 percent from last year's $2.97 billion, the company said.<p>The $2.88 billion figure includes $769 million …

Can Video Games Actually Improve Brain And Cognitive Function?

The cover of <i>Nature</i> this month features a “game changing” study suggesting that video games may improve brain function in certain measurable ways. The games, of course, are specifically designed for this purpose – they’re not off the shelf at the local game shop – and they give the brain’s attention …

Dead Nation dev wraps Resogun trailer in a PS4 game tease

A video released today for <i>Resogun</i>, the upcoming PlayStation 4 shooter from <i>Dead Nation</i> developer Housemarque Games, wraps the <i>Super Stardust HD</i> successor in a live-action tease for another new PlayStation 4 game.<p>Check out the video above to see <i>Resogun</i>'s 2.5D shooting action, using the same trailer …

Why PS4 And Xbox One Will Be The Biggest Console Launch Ever

The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 should have a few cards stacked against them. They’re being launched at a time when huge swaths of their target demographic already carry around powerful, gaming devices in their pockets, they’re very expensive in an era when even fancy games are going …

Microsoft to support Xbox 360 for three more years

Just because the Xbox One is Microsoft's focus going forward does not mean the company is abandoning the Xbox 360 anytime soon. Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi said this week that the platform will be supported through at least 2016.<p>"If you look at [Xbox 360], that …

See Grid 2's car-crushing Demolition Derby in action

Codemasters has released a new trailer showing <i>Grid 2</i>'s free "Demolition Derby" DLC mode in action.<p>The full-contact race mode was added to the title based on fan requests from players who enjoyed it in the first <i>Grid</i> title. A recent patch incorporated fan feedback in other ways, like raising the …

Beyond: Two Souls demo will be released on October 1

Sony will release a demo of Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls on October 1 in North America, the company has announced.<p>The demo will be released in Europe a day later, on October 2.<p>Two levels will be included in the demo. The first, Jodie & Aiden, takes place at the start of the game and has the …

Key Question For Next Week: Did Apple Chicken Out On iPhone 5C Pricing?

There is an alarming stream of hints about just how much price pressure the smartphone market is now facing. China’s Xiaomi racked up 7 M reservations for its new, outrageously cheap Android phone when it debuted in August. The model offers a 4.7 inch screen and a 8 MP camera, but is priced at just …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

Dolphin Deaths Alarm Scientists

The animals are washing ashore at a higher rate than the last 26 years. Host Scott Simon speaks with Charley Potter, collection manager for marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, about the response along the Mid-Atlantic.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Dolphins are …

Congress split on Egypt aid

The Obama administration has denounced violence, but maintained aid, refusing to call Morsi’s ouster a coup<p>Associated Press<p>August 18, 2013 6:02pm (UTC)<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices …