Blog Posts by Didier G.

  • Test with Multiple Pictures and Apostrophes

    President Obama's $1 Million Chrysler Isn't the Only Famously Expensive Car


    In the market for a new car? Perhaps you'd like something presidential.

    President Obama's 2005 Chrysler 300C is on sale for a whopping $1 million, the Huffington Postreports. Obama put about 19,000 miles on the car before he sold it and went for a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.

    Illinois man Tim O'Boyle, the current owner, is selling the vehicle on eBay, and set the minimum bid at $1 million-even though the Kelley Blue Book price of the car is just $14,346.

    The steep minimum bid seems to be putting people off: There have been no bids on the auction, which closes February 1.

    This isn't the first celebrity car to be sold on eBay.

    In January 2011, David Beckham's 911 Porsche Convertible Turbo was put up for auction on eBay, the Daily Mail reports.

    The car was worth $150,000 in 2008, when Becks bought it for $100,000 and added $50,000 worth of customizations, including the number 23

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  • Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

    A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is loaded with broccoli and peppers. Smoky ham and sweet raisins give it plenty of punch. Enjoy the leftovers for a fuss-free lunch. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

    Recipe Nutrition

    Per serving: 306 calories; 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 31 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 6 g fiber; 838 mg sodium; 696 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (167% daily value), Vitamin A (85% dv), Folate (24% dv), Potassium (20% dv), Magnesium (18% dv), Zinc (17% dv), Iron (16% dv).

    Recipes to Help You Get Healthy in a Hurry

    ingredients

    • Creamy Herbed Dressing
    • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
    • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar or white-wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1
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  • BBQ Chicken Sandwich for Holiday

    Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch.

    Recipe Nutrition

    Per serving: 328 calories; 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 62 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 4 g fiber; 771 mg sodium; 464 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (100% daily value), Selenium (56% dv).

    Recipes to Help You Get Healthy in a Hurry

    ingredients

    • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
    • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
    • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
    • 2 teaspoons light ranch dressing
    • 1 small whole-wheat sandwich bun
    • 1 leaf romaine lettuce

    directions

    Combine chicken, carrots and barbecue sauce in a bowl. Spread ranch dressing on the bun. Top with the chicken mixture and lettuce.

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  • French Onion Soup for the Holiday

    Cooking onions until they are golden brown and caramelized lend incredible flavor to this classic broth-based soup. It's quick and easy to prepare, and a necessary member of a cook's repertoire for fall and winter meal-making. This version has the added benefit of being lighter than its restaurant counterparts, which are typically overflowing with toasted cheese. Although there's French bread already in this soup, serve some extra alongside to get every last drop.
    nutrition facts Calories306 Total Fat (g)18 Saturated Fat (g)11, Cholesterol (mg)47, Sodium (mg)1023, Carbohydrate (g)24, Fiber (g)2, Protein (g)10, Calcium (DV%)18, Iron (DV%)6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet Top ideas for dinner tonight: 30-minute (or less) spring dinners Quick and easy chicken dishes Garden-fresh entrée salads ingredients
    1/4 cup butter 2-1/2 cups thinly sliced onions (2 large) 2 14-oz. cans beef broth 1/4 cup dry sherry or dry white wine 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4

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  • Test Without Pictures with R22

    The price is probably the biggest difference I have seen with the two types of ladders. For the infomercial, you have to do some calculations to figure out how much you have to pay, first the installment payments and then the shipping and handling. It comes out to $360 and then in the infomercial, they'll wave the shipping. Well isn't that nice, when you pay that much for a ladder I guess they can just handle the shipping charges.

    I don't like the way some of these infomercials handle their products and make it sound like they are helping you out, and then won't tell you how much the total cost is, just that they have four easy payments and some people don't worry about the fact that it does cost as much as $360. They see the four payments and think it's going to be paid out over a longer period of time. But that longer period of time is only four months, save the money up and buy the thing in one payment if you just have to have the Little Giant.

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  • Test with Slideshows After R22

    Everyone has seen the old style of A frame ladders, and many people own one or more. They can be flimsy and very hard to use for some of those odd jobs and special situations. Now you can buy new types of ladder that have different configurations for those special situations and jobs.

    If you've seen the infomercial for the Little Giant Ladder, you know what I'm talking about when I say versatile ladder. They claim, and I'm not denying it may be true, that the Little Giant is twenty four ladders in one. All that means is that with the different heights the ladder adjusts to combined with the five ways you can set the ladder up , there are twenty four possible configurations.

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  • Test with Multiple Pictures After R22

    Everyone has seen the old style of A frame ladders, and many people own one or more. They can be flimsy and very hard to use for some of those odd jobs and special situations. Now you can buy new types of ladder that have different configurations for those special situations and jobs.
    D.I.Y. Chair and Step Ladder employed as in the step ladder position.

    If you've seen the infomercial for the Little Giant Ladder, you know what I'm talking about when I say versatile ladder. They claim, and I'm not denying it may be true, that the Little Giant is twenty four ladders in one. All that means is that with the different heights the ladder adjusts to combined with the five ways you can set the ladder up , there are twenty four possible configurations.

    ladder


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  • Best Cities for Weekend Vacations

    Charleston, SC

    Consistently ranked the friendliest city in the US, this year Charleston also won best city period from the annual Conde Nast Traveler Magazine reader poll. It's historic district features cobblestone streets that can be explored on foot to or by horse drawn carriage tours, and it is chock full of great restaurants featuring the uniquely regional "low country" cuisine. King Street is one of the last great local shopping streets in the country, not taken by chain stores. Nearby islands including Ft. Sumter, Kiawah, Folly's, and Isle of Palms are all worth visiting. Charleston Musts: Try local specialty shrimp and grits; attend an oyster roast; take a tour of historic downtown; take a plantation tour; Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

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