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If you’ve ever wondered about those apparently magical weight loss supplements that claim to help you to lose a certain amount of weight in an unbelievably short space of time, then here’s another one to wonder about. This particular pill was marketed as an all-natural supplement containing a bunch of allegedly effective ingredients that have the power to help you lose an amazing 10 pounds in only 10 days.

Is this really possible, or are the general public having their collective chains yanked again?

Well, the truth is that these claims for this low cost dietary aid will lose you 10 pounds in just 10 days are not really so outrageous when you weigh up the odds and work the numbers. Here’s why.

Chances are, the predominant majority of people who are going to use this kind of supplement are those that are grossly overweight or obese. That’s because folks that are only a few pounds overweight will be more inclined to make slight adjustments to their diet to achieve a slow but measurable level of weight loss.

When a person is a lot overweight, then anything they do to lose some in the first week or two is highly likely to result in a rapid and substantial reduction. After that, the rate of weight lost slows down.

So anyone in that category who takes such a pill to shed pounds is more probably going to lose several quite easily and do it within the first 2 weeks. If they accredit that apparently amazing loss to the supplement, then the manufacturers get to keep up their stats and can legitimately claim they can do what they say they can do!

As to its real effects, these are only very mild in reality. Although when combined with a healthy, low calorie diet and some exercise, they can help the process along some. They are certainly better than nothing and because they are all-natural without any harmful drugs, they don’t produce any side-effects, so they are pretty safe for just about anyone to try.

So if you have a hankering for some weight loss aid in the form of a natural and safe supplement, by all means try one of the better ones and see for yourself. It doesn’t even cost all that much relatively, so you won’t be out of pocket even if you try it and only lose a few pounds instead of the 10 in 10 as claimed.

Of course there are other alternatives to artificially slimming your body a little if you only want to look a little slimmer immediately without waiting for a diet to do its thing. That’s to try wearing shapewear beneath your clothes.

This only works if you are a little overweight to begin with as it can dramatically drop your dress size or two while you remain comfortable for the day.

At the end of the day, that’s not a bad result of you get it and probably worth the small layout in cash to see for yourself how good or otherwise certain dietary aid pills really are. Just look at all the options before making your decision.

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The festive season is almost upon us and if you haven’t put up your decorations or your tree yet, then now is probably a good time to get started. Its also pretty important if you haven’t checked the state of your tree, if you have been using an artificial one for the last few years because they do tend to get a little worn over time.

Maybe its time for a new tree but then you have to decide if you want a regular green, realistic looking tree or you are in the mood for something a little different, like maybe on of those great unique artificial Christmas trees that you may have seen in the catalogs or online. That’s assuming that you want to be a little different for a change.

Uniqueness

What makes these trees unique? Well, you can get them in some pretty strange looking formats, such as upside down trees that have the thin pointy part at the bottom (you have to see one to believe it). Or you can get half and quarter trees for putting up against a wall or in a corner if you are pressed for space in a small apartment for instance. Or you can get nice topiary shapes, or straight up trees that look more like poles, or crosses or pretty much whatever your imagination can run to.

Then there are the different colored trees that really make an impression with your guests, especially the black trees that look really cool with some red or blue lights. Stunning! Or you can go for thin white trees that look like snow covered pines in a beautiful winter wonderland, or opt for a stunning, in your face red tree if that is what floats your boat.

Be Different from the Crowd!

The whole idea of getting a unique Christmas tree is so that you can be different from the rest of your neighbors and give them all something to talk about over their eggnog and pies. After all, its fun to get a stunned response from your guests this time of the year, especially if they are expecting you to be predictable and have a regular tree.

That’s when the real fun starts because its quite amusing to see the look on people’s faces when they walk in expecting to see a beautifully decorated realistic looking tree. Only to be faced with a bright purple swirly thing that leers towards them with a playful shine thanks to hundreds of cute LED lights and a cheeky looking fairy stuck on the top!

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Every fall the NCAA football teams of the Iowa State Cyclones and the Iowa Hawkeyes play each other in the most important game of any sport in the state of Iowa. We don’t have a NFL football team or any other real professional team in any sport, so this is the biggest game we have to look forward to each year.

It’s a life or death rivalry where you must pick a side whether you like football or not. Friends become enemies, families turn on each other, and the entire state is in utter chaos!

Okay, so I may have exaggerated just a bit above, but really it is pretty close to being like that. Personally, I am a diehard Hawkeyes fan — always have been and always will be.

I wrote this post to show all the ISU fans, who every year try to argue that ISU is better than Iowa, that they are completely crazy!

So, here are some facts for all the Cyclones fans to consider…

* In the three most recent games between the two teams (2008, 2009, 2010) Iowa has won with a combined score of 87-15.

* Iowa has double the wins versus Iowa State in the historical head-to-head series between the two football teams. Right now they lead the all-time series 39-19.

* Iowa has made 284 appearances in the AP poll over 36 seasons, including 112 weeks in the top 10, and appeared in 23 bowl games the past 30 seasons. ISU? Not even close enough to make it worth posting their numbers!

* The Cyclones are 3–7 in bowl games all time. The Hawkeyes have a 14-10-1 record in bowl games. That’s 25 bowls for Iowa, with a winning record, against only 10 bowls for ISU, with a losing record.

* National championships = Iowa 1, ISU 0.

* ISU has only had 91 players ever drafted to the NFL versus 229 NFL players from Iowa.

* Heisman trophy winners = Iowa 1, ISU 0.

* Consensus All-Americans = Iowa 20, ISU 3.

* The Cyclones have over 100 less wins than the Hawks all-time. ISU also has an overall losing record and the Hawks have an overall winning record.

* Kinnick Stadium (Hawks) holds 70,585 people and ranks as one of the 20 largest college owned stadiums in the nation. It’s also consistently ranked one of the top 25 loudest stadiums in the country.

Those are the facts! Nobody can tell me (honestly) that the Cyclones are better than the Hawkeyes. There’s a reason why they call Iowa the “Hawkeye State” folks!

Note: This was last updated on 9/9/11 so depending on when you read it the numbers presented above may have changed a little.

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The UFC 101 salaries weren’t as high as they were for UFC 100 but they were still very good. Here are some of the reported UFC 101 payouts as bonuses in addition to the fighters regular salary…

– B.J. Penn earned $60,000 for “submission of the night”

– Forrest Griffin earned $60,000 for “fight of the night”

– Anderson Silva earned $120,000 for “fight of the night” and “knockout of the night”

Not a bad payout if you ask me! I’m sure the UFC 101 salaries for each fighter were quite substantial already and when you add a $60,000+ bonus into the mix it turns into one heck of a payday!

I wonder what internet fighting sensation and newest member of the UFC, Kimbo Slice, will get paid for his fights? He’s more famous than most of the top UFC fighters already, even though he has yet to prove himself as an MMA fighter.

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There are a LOT of hot women on Twitter. So many that it makes it extremely difficult to narrow it down to a top 10. Trust me, I just did it and it wasn’t easy! Not to mention the fact that everyone has a different definition of hot, so it’s impossible to please everyone. However, I have narrowed it down to 10 women, all with Twitter accounts, that most guys would agree are super hotties. There’s no denying these women are sexy! I tried not having them all be celebrities but it ended up that most are. Hey, I can’t help that so many celebrities are f’in hot!

So, without further ado, here are the top 10 hottest women on Twitter, in no particular order:

1) Jessica Simpson – TwitterWebsite
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Jessica is one of my all time favorite hotties and I don’t think I am alone on that. She’s one of the hottest women in Hollywood so it stands to reason that she would be one of the top 10 hottest women on Twitter.

2) Britney Spears – TwitterWebsite
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Britney has definitely had her ups and downs in recent years but she has emerged from it all looking hot as ever. No “hottest women” list is complete without her.

3) Marina Orlova – TwitterWebsite
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She studies linguistics and etymology, and she’s consistently one of the most watched channels on YouTube. She has also been called the “Sexiest Philologist in the world” and voted the World’s Sexiest Geek. Smart and hot… sounds good to me!

4) Justine Ezarik (iJustine) – TwitterWebsite
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Here’s a hottie that I only know because of Twitter but now she’s famous. She has a very popular blog where she posts about all sorts of stuff and she’s one of the top 100 most followed people on Twitter.

5) Heidi Montag – TwitterWebsite
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I know most people can’t stand her and Spencer, including me, but that doesn’t make her any less hot. She’s got a pretty face, a killer body and deserves to be named one of the top ten hottest women of Twitter!

6) Kim Kardashian – TwitterWebsite
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Everyone knows who Kim is. She’s famous for a number of reasons and is one of the most Googled celebrities in the world. That’s partly because she is so hot and sexy.

7) Megan Fox – TwitterWebsite
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I don’t even know what to say about Megan… Her beauty speaks for itself. She’s #2 on the AskMen.com top 99 women of 2009. She was also voted the sexiest woman in the world by FHM in 2008 and is only down one spot this year. Yeah she’s hot!

8) Adriana Lima – TwitterWebsite
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Adriana has been one of my favorites for a long time. She is absolutely gorgeous and is always towards the top of “hottest women” lists. There’s no doubt that she’s one of the hottest women on Twitter.

9) Brooke Burke – TwitterWebsite
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She’s a model, TV host, reality star, and one of the top 10 hottest women on Twitter. Yep, she’s done it all.

10) Stefanie “Adventure Girl” Michaels – TwitterWebsite
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She’s a travel expert who’s known all over the world for talking travel and she is one of the most followed people on Twitter.

And a Bonus:

11) Christine Dolce aka “Forbidden” – TwitterWebsite
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She first became famous on Myspace and now she’s a Twitter hottie!

Well, that wraps up the list of the top 10 hottest women on Twitter. Actually the “top 11” but that’s okay there’s always room for more hotties! I’m sure there are some you agree with and some you disagree with. Go ahead and comment below to let me know your thoughts on this list.

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