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Carol’s Cookie Recipe

Did Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead leave anyone else with a killer craving for cookies? Check out this recipe for Carol’s applesauce infused cookies.

Oh, and don’t forget to look at the flour.

 

Recipe courtesy of AMC!

Did you attempt the recipe? Let us know how they turned out in the comments below!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #3

Marvel just released the third official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron!

In other news, Marvel fans everywhere are lamenting the fact that they cannot create a time machine to travel to May 1st. Who needs March and April, anyways?

Check out the trailer below:

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Why You Need To Start Toning Your Skin

You cleanse, you moisturize, but do you tone? If not then you should do your skin a great favor and start today.

Explain…

Cleansing, as we all know, clears the skin of dirt, makeup, and nasty little bacteria. But what you may not have known is that cleansing (especially with a harsh cleanser) also strips away some of your skin’s natural acidity that is key to maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

Toners will restore natural PH levels in the skin, leaving your skin healthier, vibrant, and younger looking. Toners also aid in skin cell regeneration, which is great for acne sufferers, as scars will be visibly reduced in time.

So when should I use the toner?

You should ideally use a toner right after you cleanse. The toner will finish the work of your slacking cleanser, erasing any more dirt gunk that may have been left behind.

Just note that your toner may dry out your skin, so it’s best to let the toner absorb into your skin and then follow it up with your favorite moisturizer.

Okay… what toner do I use?

Your local drug store will have at least one shelf dedicated to toners, but that’s not your only option.

I personally am a huge fan of do it yourself home remedies, especially when it comes to skincare. So for my toner I went right to the pantry and grabbed the apple cider vinegar.

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Apple cider vinegar is rich in natural alpha hydroxy acids and has a PH level of 3 when diluted, making it ideal for restoring lost acidity in your skin.

But before you start smearing apple cider vinegar on your face, please note that you have to dilute it first! Putting raw apple cider vinegar on your face is sure to yield a nasty reaction.

You can start by mixing 1/4 raw apple cider vinegar and 3/4 filtered or sterile water and apply it to your face with a cotton ball or pad. If the mixture is too harsh, just add more water. Too weak, add more vinegar. Easy as that!

The hardest obstable to overcome is the stench. With this toner you will literally smell like a salad. The benefits completely overshadow the cons, and luckily after a few applications you will become completely nose blind it.

That’s great and all but i’d rather just buy it…

If you do choose to take the drug store or Sephora route, just make sure to read the ingredients carefully and avoid products that are known irritants to your skin.

If you need a little cheat-cheat, Totalbeauty.com has a great run down of 22 toners at varying price points.

Are you going to consider using a toner on your skin? Weigh in in the comments below!

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Geeky Gifts For Your Valentine

Are you planning on getting your valentine flowers and chocolates this Valentines day? Well so is everyone else.

Flowers and chocolate are without a doubt great (and delicious… the chocolates at least), but doesn’t your loveable geek deserve a little more?

Check out this list of gifts that are sure to impress the valentine with an appreciation for the geekier things in life:

wandKymera Magic Wand Remote Control – $67.99
Stop changing your channels like a damn muggle already.

This wand remote is universal and gesture based, which is perfect for casting a “spell” to change the channel.

If only it could conduct a super awesome patronus charm to get rid of the Kardashians from our TV’s for good.

Available at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

toothlessToothless Build-A-Bear – $25.00
Giving someone a stuffed bear is a total cliché that screams “I forgot to get you something so I bought this at Walgreens. I had a coupon.”

Give your valentine a stuffed Toothless instead. You can stuff him yourself at Build-A-Bear, AND you have the option of putting in a customized sound box. Sounds like the perfect excuse to woo your loved one with your best dragon impersonation.

Available at Build-A-Bear.

 

 

 

 

hanandleiatowelsHan and Leia Hand Towels – $19.99
This is the perfect gift for committed couples. Each time you wash your hands will serve as a reminder of how deep your eternal love is.

…Or you’ll just be reminded of how anxious you are for the Star Wars sequels to come out. Ugh.

Available at Thinkgeek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

doctowhojewelryDoctor Who Inspired Jewelry – $12.95 and up
He went to Jared Etsy.

Kaieldesigns on Etsy has a variety of beautiful, handmade Doctor Who inspired jewelry that are sure to impress your super fan.

Available at Etsy.

 

 

 

 

tardis-jewelry-boxTardis Jewlery Box – $39.99
Perhaps you should pair that beautiful Doctor Who necklace with a Tardis Jewelry Box.

…Just saying.

Available at Thinkgeek.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young-Romance-comicYoung Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1 – $7.99
Let your fan girl/boy’s see the more romantic side of their favorite DC heroes in a special edition DC comics release for Valentine’s Day.

We’re talking Batman and Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Superman and more.

… Forget a valentine, I may just have to buy this for myself.

Available at DC Comics.

 

 

 

 

 

R2d2-yoga-pantsR2-D2 Yoga Pants – $39.99
Your valentine will love how comfortable and geeky their new yoga pants are, and you’ll love how great their bum looks in them!

I call that a win-win.

By the way, why hasn’t anyone thought of YODA pants yet?

Available at Thinkgeek.

 

 

 

 

 

game-of-thrones-autographsGame of Thrones Cast Autographs – Price Varies
Your valentine will absolutely freak out when you give them an autographed poster or photograph from their favorite Game of Thrones star.

Bonus points to you if you get it framed for them!

Find them on Amazon and on Ebay.

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing-Baby-GrootDancing Baby Groot – $36.99
He dances along to either pre-installed tunes or your own music! Your valentine will be so in awe that all they just won’t have the words.

Except maybe “I am Groot”. That always is acceptable.

Available at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite? And what other great geeky gift ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments below!

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Nicholas Cage in Outcast

Nicholas Cage, the Internet’s undisputed star child, is back in theaters this weekend with Outcast!

After the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, a young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob (Star Wars alum Hayden Christensen) and a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost (Nicholas Cage).

The film was directed by Nicholas Powell (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman, Cinderella Man), and is the actor’s directorial debut.

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Check it out! Outcast is in theaters everywhere tomorrow, February 6th.

Are you planning on seeing the film? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jurassic World’s Park Website is Incredibly Awesome

Universal has released an official website for the fictitious park featured in Jurassic World, giving us all a sad reminder that we still don’t have theme parks with actual dinosaurs.

But reality aside, the website is actually pretty amazing. It mirrors the website style of those of other theme parks, offering ticket packages, outlying show times, and listing exhibits, restaurants, and lodging opportunities.

Of course those parks don’t have freakin’ dinosaurs.

The website provides information and fun facts about the animals showcased in Jurassic World, including the T-Rex, who is noted to be 25 years old.

This means that the Rex that will appear in Jurassic World may just be our favorite jeep and lawyer munching friend that starred in the first Jurassic Park film.

It seems that the only attraction the park is missing is a close encounter with Chris Pratt, but that’s something we should have no problem conjuring up in our fantasies.

Jurassic World even has a Margaritaville! Say what?!

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The disappointment that this isn’t real is almost too much to bear.

But while we may not be seeing real dinosaurs anytime in the near future (or ever), all hope of having a Jurassic World experience isn’t lost.

Jurassic World will, without a doubt, make a killing at the box office. This would create a great opportunity for Universal Studios theme parks to create more modern Jurassic Park themed areas, bringing in patrons who are fans of the film.

Many Universal Studios theme parks have Jurassic Park themed areas already, but based on my own experience with Universal Studios Orlando, those attractions are dated, featuring underwhelming animatronics that have been there since the 1990’s.

But I suppose Universal Studios Orlando is close to being Jurassic World in at least one regard: they already have a Margaritaville.

Let us know what you thought of the website in the comments below!

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Ted 2 Trailer Unveiled

Now if there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that nothing is more awesome than a sequel to Ted.

Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns AND missiles.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Stormtroopers Present Boy with 3D Printed Prosthetic

(Photo cred: Augusta Chronicle)

Thanks to a 3D printer and some uncharacteristically friendly Stormtroopers, a Georgia boy in need of a new arm now has a totally epic prosthetic that would make even Luke Skywalker green with envy.

Imperial Troopers from the 501st Legion’s Georgia Garrison took full occupation of the Augusta cinema where 7-year-old Liam Porter just finished watching a movie and surprised him with a completely customized prosthetic arm.

Liam’s new arm was modeled after the technology used in the Star Wars films and television series, and includes a clamp as well as a rail system that is used to slide on different functional attachments.

The prosthetic took creator and 3D printing enthusiast John Porter a total of $300 and 3 months to build.

3D printers are able to print out plastic parts from online designs. Peterson got the idea to create prosthetic after coming across e-NABLE, an online community of people who use 3D printers to create prosthetics. He used a free design template available there to create Liam’s arm.

Once the prosthetic was completed Peterson then recruited the Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion’s Georgia Garrison to bring the surprise together.

The group is a volunteer Star Wars cosplay organization that attends charity events and entertains children in hospitals. They even do security for Star Wars related events.

The Empire has declined to comment on this heartwarming act of treachery at  this time.

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Captain America & Iron Man return for “Heroes United”

The new concept art for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was one of the buzziest reveals during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The monster film isn’t hitting theaters until May of 2015, leaving many fans shifting in their seats with anticipation. And unless you want to pull a Steve Rogers and freeze yourself in some ice until May, you’re going to have to tough it up and wait.

But fear not, Marvel fans! You can satisfy your Avengers cravings with “Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United”.

The occasionally volatile team of Captain America and Iron Man have united in this animated adventure to take down the Red Skull and his trigger man, Taskmaster. Together Captain America and Iron Man attempt to stop them from unleashing a Hydra army, essentially doing what these heroes know best: saving the world.

Voice actors Adrian Pasdar and Roger Craig reprise their roles as Iron Man and Captain America, and Clancy Brown enters the Marvel universe as Taskmaster.

“Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United” is available today through Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies.

Will you be catching the film? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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