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How a Harry Potter-themed "virtual race" got me off my ass IRL

My mind was blown. How in the hell could a running club or a race be virtual? I looked into it a little more (let's be real…I Googled the term "virtual race") and was astounded at how many I found, and absolutely gobsmacked at how many of them had amazingly geeky themes.

This was the perfect combination of external motivation (shiny medals) and appealing to my sense of altruism (some races donated money to cancer research) to get me up off my ass and moving.

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A nerd-cation pilgrimage to the homeland of Harry Potter and Doctor Who

We made a nerd-cation pilgrimage to the United Kingdom to visit the homeland of two of our favorite stories: Harry Potter and Doctor Who.

We cast a wide net at first, noting every possible location we could visit within a reasonable budget. Eventually we narrowed our travels to three cities: London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff, as those cities had the biggest draws for our nerdy hearts while still being accessible by public transit.

All food should come in pie form: rustic hand pie recipes for everyone

I'm still undecided on what the definitive term should be for these pastries: hand pies, turnovers, pasties… I guess it all depends on how they're folded, but I imagine someone knows the real rules. Either way, give me a mini pie any day of the week. I made a few recipes (two of which for a couple of my favorite fandoms!), and they're here for your folding, turning over, and eating needs. Let's talk some of my favorite hand pie recipes.

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Get your foot snuggles on with these nerdy, light-up, and heated slippers

For cold, dreary nights, you need a solid pair o' slips. And when you can look chic geeky as hell at the same time, even better. Here are 30 of favorite geeky, light-up, and heated slippers to warm your tootsies in classy-ass style. Keep an eye out for 8-bit Nintendo, Star Wars, Doctor Who, dinosaurs, emojis, and Hobbit feet.