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Top 10 Female Fighters
As mixed martial arts (MMA) continues to gain momentum as the fastest growing sport in history, the action is heating up nowadays with the ladies pounding it out alongside the men. No longer considered to be just another “guy’s sport,” MMA is attracting both male and female fight fans from all around the world, with both parties joining in on the action inside the cage. Sure, watching two guys go toe-to-toe is a real treat, but seeing a couple of lovely ladies battle it out is equally impressive. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 10 of today’s top female fighters.
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10 Most Colorful Towns on Earth
The eye often wearies of red brick, gray steel and beige stone. For this, the solution is house paint. When an entire neighborhood assumes the colors of the rainbow, even the front gardens pale in comparison. Throughout the world, there are ten particularly stunning towns that resemble freshly opened packages of crayons – offering a respite from our dismal urban surroundings and reminding us that our personal environments need not be so bland. One of the most charming towns on earth, Riomaggiore is bursting with color. The pretty sandstone buildings, nestled into the lush green cliffs of Cinque Terre, overlook glossy turquoise harbors. An unsurprisingly popular tourist destination, Riomaggiore's toy town atmosphere is meant to be shared by all.
The 10 Founding Fathers of the Web
While the phrase “founding fathers” is often used in conjunction with men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, we wanted the think about the phrase on the global level. And what is more global than the world wide web? Thus, this holiday, we’re taking a look at 10 individuals who have been instrumental in helping to shape the world wide web and the culture of the Internet as we know it today. Check out our round up below to learn about some of the most influential people in the creation and development of the ideas and technologies that have led to today’s web experience. Let us know in the comments if you think we’ve missed anyone!
15 Fabulous and Free Hotel Perks
As hotel freebies go, those miniature bottles of shampoo and conditioner really aren't very exciting. Certainly not compared to the products and services that the 15 hotels below are doling out to guests. From loaner e-readers loaded with books to personalized doggie welcome baskets, these extras show how these properties are taking hospitality to a whole new level. Read on to learn about the extravagant goodies guests enjoy for free.
10 Hottest Rides of 2011
Whether you’re into horsepower, blingin’ rims, doors that open in an upward sweep, electric fuel, keyless entry, or even all of the above, 2010 is a great year for vehicles. Too bad the economy is shattering into pieces around us and the probability of affording one of these rides while it’s still 2010 is pretty slim for most. But you can dream, eh? Check out a portion of the lineup of motorized sex symbols available this year and hope you win the lottery.
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The Top 20 Most Armed States
The Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday that an individual’s right to bear arms, as set out by the Second Amendment, applies to state and local gun-control laws, and gives federal judges the power to nix weapons rules that they feel violate the freedom to keep and carry firearms. Legal challenges to current state laws and new regulations are ahead, but certain states may feel the pressure more than others. To see which states may soon see more restrictions and which may be challenged to loosen current stipulations, The Daily Beast decided to rank the state of arms of the states.
10 Celebs Who Were Once Back Up Dancers
Even the most famous people had to start somewhere; for people in the music industry, that means playing second-banana backup. Here are 10 dancers who started out doing just that before they took center stage for themselves.
10 Technologies That Should Be Extinct But Aren't
Got an urgent message you need to transmit immediately? Sending a telegram is likely not the first option that comes to mind. And when it's time to boogie down, you probably don't shove a cassette into your 8-track player or slap an LP onto your phonograph. These technologies served their purpose for a while, then either evolved into cheaper, faster, better forms or simply disappeared. Yet other technologies--such as fax machines, landline phones, and instant cameras--just refuse to die, despite better digital alternatives. Here are ten technologies that should be dead and buried, yet still cling to life.
15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
Your website is designed, the CMS works, content has been added and the client is happy. It’s time to take the website live. Or is it? When launching a website, you can often forget a number of things in your eagerness to make it live, so it’s useful to have a checklist to look through as you make your final touches and before you announce your website to the world. This article reviews some important and necessary checks that web-sites should be checked against before the official launch — little details are often forgotten or ignored, but – if done in time – may sum up to an overall greater user experience and avoid unnecessary costs after the official site release.
30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation
Apple sold more than 1 million copies of iPads in the first 3 months. This gadget is definitely more than just a larger version of iPhone or iPod touch. With 4x the screen of an iPhone, the iPad’s display is ideal for reading and for presentations.