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Friday, January 27, 2006

Top 10 Ski Resorts

Winter Time Since we are in the middle of the winter season this would be a great time to see the most famous sports in the season - ski. Today we found a list of top 10 ski resorts of the world from the web site, take a look and see if you have been any one of them.
  1. Whisler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada: best skiing in North America with biggest vertical drop, charming village with cafes, shops and restaurants offering cuisines in Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Thai.
  2. Kitzbunhel, Austria: called the "Pearl of the Alps" and is the most famous holiday resort with a 700 year old village
  3. Zermatt, Switzerland: Switzerland's top resort with peaceful car-free village. the resort holds the world's second biggest lift.
  4. Vail, Colorado, United States: America's favorite resort with largest single ski area in United States(5,300 acres).
  5. Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada: most scenic mountain resorts in North America with three different ski areas.
  6. Charmonix Mont-Blanc, France: hosting the first Winter Olympic in 1924 located at the foot of Mont Blank with the world's longest runs of 13.7 miles or 22 km
  7. Stowe, Vermont, United States: one of the most picturesque ski resorts with 90 shops and 60 restaurants plus lift-link to nearby resort.
  8. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada: of famous resort in Eastern Canada opened since 1939.
  9. Cortina, Italy: one of the world's first ski resorts hosting Olympic games in 1956.
  10. Aspen, Colorado, United States: known for its steeps and unlinked four mountains offering terrain for all skier levels.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Top 10 Places to Live in United States

How safe is your town? Does it has the best school? Consider moving to a better place? CNN Money ranks the best places to live in United States for the year 2005. Lets take a look at the top 10 towns from the list:
  1. Moorestown, New Jersey
  2. Bainbridge Island, Washington
  3. Naperville, Illinois
  4. Vienna, Virginia
  5. Louisville, Colorado
  6. Barrington, Rhode Island
  7. Middleton, Wisconsin
  8. Peachtree City, Georgia
  9. Chatham, New Jersey
  10. Mill Valley, California

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Top 10 New Restaurants

For those who want to go out and have some authentic food - not just the Burger Kings or KFC, here is the top 10 new hottest restaurants in 2005 from MSN. Check to see if there is one in your neighborhood metropolitan.
  1. Alinea: Chicago, Ill.
  2. Alto: New York, N.Y.
  3. Crush: Seattle, Washington
  4. Ortolan: Los Angeles, California
  5. Gravitas: Houston, Texas
  6. Ame: San Francisco, California
  7. Neptune Oysters: Boston, Mass.
  8. Alex at Wynn Las Vegas: Las Vegas, Nev.
  9. Taurus: Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Nobu: Dallas, Texas

Monday, January 23, 2006

Top 10 Grocery Chain Safety

Dateline NBC has an interesting report today on the top 10 grocery chain safety. No, not the top 10 grocery chain. The report is talking about the safety, not to the employees but to you and me, from the top 10 grocery chains. What this means is that it ranks the groceries by the number of critical violations that each chain had on average for the year. The violations could be inadquate hand washing facilities, rodent problems, expired produts... etc.

Basically the higher the ranking, the more violations that the grocery has which means - more dangerous for the grocery shoppers. Here's the list with number of violations in parentices:
  1. Safeway (25): temperature violation, dirty floor
  2. Albertsons (24): toxic chemicals storage
  3. Publix (22): toxic chemicals storage
  4. Kroger (17): dirty meat slicers
  5. Winn-Dixie (14): toxic chemails storage
  6. Sam's Club (12): inadequate hand washing facilities
  7. Costco (12): rodent problem in Brooklyn stores
  8. Wal-Mart (9): temperature violation
  9. Save-A-Lot (9): expired label
  10. Food Lion (8)

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Top 10 Boat Names

Many top 10 we wrote are probably quite common such as the top 10 baby names. Today we found a little different top 10.... boat names!? Well I guess not many of you are boat owners but for those of you who have one, maybe you want to take a look to see if you are naming your boat just like everybody else...

Here's the top 10 boat name from the water sports magazine:
  1. Happy Hours
  2. Carpe Diem
  3. Reel Time
  4. Sea Biscuit (reminds me of the movie...)
  5. Freedom
  6. Summer Wind
  7. Aquaholic
  8. Serenity
  9. No Worries
  10. Mental Floss

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Top 10 Islands in Greece

Every visited Greece, the country of where famous mythology such as Zeus, Apollos are originated? The rich history and lenged of this Southern Europe country also includes the first every Olympic game, the story of Trogen Horse, Alexander the Great and famous philosopher such as Aristotle.

Every year visitors go to Greece not only to visit the historic landmarks and the temples but also to enjoy the breathtaking view of Aegean Sea. Speaking of Aegean Sea, there is a web site called top 10 greek islands which lists the top 10 Greek Islands for travellers.

Here's the top 10 Greek Islands listed in the site:
  1. Santorini: called the diamond of the Greek Islands with white building villages sitting on top of the volcanic cliff overseeing Aegean Sea.
  2. Crete: the largest and most well know Greek Islands with length of 173 miles.
  3. Corfu
  4. Rhodes: located near Turkish coast and has one of the most beautiful medieval cities.
  5. Mykonos:
  6. Paros
  7. Skiathos: nothern most island
  8. Ios: the party island.
  9. Naxos: island with mountains.
  10. Sifnos

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Top 10 Most Dangerous Job

Fobes lists the top 10 most dangerous in terms of number of fatalities per 100,000 workers.
  1. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting: 30.1
  2. Mining: 28.3
  3. Transportation and Warehousing: 17.8
  4. Construction: 11.9
  5. Utilities: 6.1
  6. Wholesale Trade: 4.4
  7. Professional and Business Service: 3.2
  8. Othe rServices (excluding Publish administration) : 3.0
  9. Manufacturing: 2.8
  10. Government: 2.5

Top 10 Best Paid Celebrities Under 25

Today in Forbes lists the top best paid young celebrities - those who are under the age of 25. The occupation varies from movie stars, models to basketball players. Take a look to see if your favorite celebrity is one of them. I have reorder them starting from the most paid:
  1. Lebron James - 21 - Basketball Player - $22.9 million
  2. Mary-Kate & Ashley Oslen - 19 - Actresses - $21 million
  3. Maria Sharapova - 18 - Tennis Player - $18.2 million
  4. Hilary Duff - 18 - Actor/singer - $15 million
  5. Serena Williams - 24 - Tennis Player - $12.7 million
  6. Lindsay Lohan - 19 - Actor/singer - $11 million
  7. Frankie Muniz - 20 - Actor - $8 million
  8. Paris Hilton - 24 - Personality - $6.5 million
  9. Ashlee Simpson - 21 - Singer/Actress -$5.3 million
  10. Adriana Lima - 24 - Model - $4.5 million

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Top 10 2005 Cars

MSN today list top 10 most popular cars based on number of visitor searches. Take a look to see if you are driving one of them. Here they are:
  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. BMW 3-Series
  4. Ford Mustang
  5. Volkswagen Jetta
  6. Toyota Camery
  7. Toyota Corolla
  8. Acura TL
  9. Ford F-150
  10. Toyota Prius

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Top 10 Baby Names

For the parents to be, do you have your babies name in mind yet? Ever wondering what everybody is naming the new born baby? Today on MSN there is an intereing article about the top 10 baby names, boys and girls, for the year 2005 from BabyCenters. Basically last year about one in every eight children was named from the top 10 list. Here are the names:

Top 10 Girl's Name of 2005:

  1. Emma
  2. Emily
  3. Madison
  4. Kaitlyn
  5. Sophia
  6. Isabella
  7. Olivia
  8. Hannah
  9. Makayla
  10. Ava

Top 10 Boys Name of 2005:

  1. Aidan
  2. Jacob
  3. Ethan
  4. Nicolas
  5. Mattew
  6. Ryan
  7. Tyler
  8. Jack
  9. Joshua
  10. Andrew

Is your name on the list?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Top 10 News 2005

The year 2005, a year of stormy weather, energy crisis but housing boom had finally come to an end. We are now officially in year 2006 with new year count-down and Rose Bowl Prade already took place. Before we turn our attention to the new year with promising economy, let's do a flashback looking at the top 10 news which shakes US or the world last year.
  1. Deadly Hurrican Hits U.S.: People around the world were shocked not just at how Hurrican Katrina had devastated New Orlean and surrounding states but also how the looters and refugees had turned a metropolitan of a top nation to a city of looters. What people don't understand is that the government been warned of the disaster had been warned of the disaster week ago.
  2. New Era for Catholics: Pope John Paul II died after 26 years of reining as the top religious leader of the world. Pope Bedict XVI assumes the role of bring peace to the world.
  3. London Subway Attack: On July 7 during rush hour in London, a city with sophisticated subway system, four terrorist bombers attacked three subway train and one bus to damage the public transportation system on retaliation of British join-force in Iraq War.
  4. A New IRAQ: over-thrown of Saddam Husseim's regime brings democracy yet also instability to Iraq. Pulling back of US troops and new election would bring the country into a new unknown destination.
  5. Mega Earthquake strikes India and Pakistan: In early October an earthquake measured 7.6 hit the border region between India and Pakistan killing 87 thousand people.
  6. Avian Flu Epidemic: although not a threat in US yet the deadly avian flu virus had claimed life of more than 35 people in Asia and could caused world-wide disaster if there's an outbreak globally. Drugs such as Tamiflu has been developed to counter the deadly flu.
  7. Energy Crisis: Hurrican Katrina not only caused loss of homes and lifes for people in New Orleans and surrounding coastal cities but also damaged offshore oil platforms. The disrupted refining capacity, Iraq War and increasing energy demand from China and India caused the gasoline prices to surged to more than $3 a gallan nationwide.
  8. Paris Riot: the poor Muslim population broke out into riot in Paris suburbs in October causing injuries and property damages. Debates raised afterward in France on race relations and religion.
  9. Gaza Pullout: after 38 years of occupation, Israel completed the pull-out from Gaza Strip in August.
  10. Deep Throat Revealed: Deep Throat, the secretive FBI official in 1970 who brought down Republican president Rihard Nixon during the Watergate scandal finally revealed himself - W. Mark Felt, currently 91 years old.