Easy Face Masks

After some reading, I’ve found that there are three types of skin. Oily, dry and combination.They can all be hard to deal with because everyone wants nice skin.

 

As a broke college student, I can’t afford all kinds of different ointments and lotion. Instead, I look in my kitchen. Here are a couple I’ve tried that are used from ingredients that you most likely have at home.

For dry skin, try about three table spoons of honey and one beaten egg yolk. Mix it all up, (don’t forget to fasten your hair back), then apply evenly with your fingers. Leave it on for about 10 minutes then remove with a wet towel.

 

For dry skin, separate egg whites and get rid of the yolk. Or give it to your dry skinned friend 😀

Beat the egg whites and add three drops of lemon. This one is more of a peel. It works well and draws oil from the skin without drying it out too much. Plus it’s just as effective as other face masks compared to how cheap it is. 

 

First four women in history complete marine infantry training.

The four started out as 15 as the first to volunteer for a Marine Corps Pilot course. 

An announcement made in January by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey was that there would be integration of women into combat jobs that used to only allow men. This decision covers all service branches.

These women had to keep up with the men during training and were able to do so.

For now, they won’t be assigned to a unit, but go back to a non-combative unit.

More women will be put through training like this in the next year and others are close to completing. It’s a very exciting story for women in general and a big step for the military.

The women who want to join the ranks of the men will have to fight hard for their place. It will be exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally but it will be a good change for the country.

Here is a photo of the four women and a link below to read more.

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/four-female-marines-pass-infantry-training-2013-11

“Smell this. Is it still good to eat?”

Moving out on my own has been quite the experience. Shopping for food is quite the learning process. I either buy way too much food for the week or not even close to enough. I am finding that I really don’t know much about food and how much it lasts. I am always smelling things to see if it’s still ‘good.’

I found this diagram that seems helpful and that I plan on using in the future to help me out.

 

Funny Halloween Pictures

I love the internet because of all the fun things people do that gets recorded and shared. Here are some of my findings that go in theme with Halloween coming up. 

A very serious operation. They make a good team.

 

Daughter wanted to be a trash can for Halloween. She will be going places! Maybe not college but places.

 

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!

 

It took me a couple times before I fully understood what was going on here.

 

This is all made from pumpkins. Spooky!

 

90’s kid favorite from the show Hey Arnold!

 

Pulp fiction dogs!

Acing the interview

These days, a degree doesn’t seem to be worth much until you land a job. And that means job interviews. Plenty of job interviews. This is going to be me soon and I am hoping I get it right. There are lots of tips online and from people but personally I think it’s all about just getting out there and trying.

But it doesn’t hurt to learn the mistakes that can be made.

I found some helpful diagrams that point out the mistakes and offer hints on getting the job.

Gluten Free Brownies

There are a couple people in my family that can’t have gluten which is just the worst. But I’ve been looking into it and realizing that it really isn’t that good for you. The holidays can be hard for my family members but I am going to make these gluten free brownies so everyone can enjoy them!

Gluten Free Brownies | Cooking Classy

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces, plus more for baking dish
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt, set aside. Add chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl, top with butter and heat mixture in microwave on HIGH power in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Stir in sugar, then mix vanilla and eggs one at a time, mixing until combined after each addition. Add dry mixture and stir until well blended and smooth, then mix in pecans. Pour batter into a well buttered 8 by 8-inch baking dish (you can also line the baking dish with parchment if desired, then pour batter over parchment) and spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 – 38 minutes. Allow to cool completely then cut into squares (I found mine cut cleaner after freezing for about 45 minutes – after cooling, if you can waiting any longer).

Turning to Stone

Tanzanian Lake turns animals into ‘stone’.

Photographer Nick Brandt said:

         I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry. I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.

Swallowed by the Desert

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

 

I had always thought this picture was a painting till I found more information on it. It is a photograph taken in the slowly sinking city in the desert of southern Namibia, Africa, a ghost town called Kolmanskop.

In the 1900’s, diamonds were found just sitting on the sand and people flocked to the desert. Kolmanskop became a mining town but after WW1, sales prices for diamonds dropped significantly and the town turned into a ghost town.

 

Kolmanskop ghost town

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For more information and the rest of the pictures:

Devoured By The Desert