Mixtape: Yo Gotti – January 10th

01. The Situation
02. Real Shit – prod by Lil Lody
03. Live From the Kitchen – Prod by Lil Lody
04. Legacy
05. Colors ft. Gucci Mane & Juelz Santana – prod By Lil Lody
06. I Got Dat Sack – prod. by Drumma Drama
07. My Fans
08. Real Niggas – prod. by Drumma Drama
09. 5 Years
10. Hold Me Back – prod. by Silent Jay
11. Industry
12. Zed Zilla ft. Yo Gotti – Fire Dat Bitch – prod. by Quantum Sound
13. Sylver Karatz – Kill Dem Hoes – prod. by Young Shun
14. CMG

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Bad Foods…

Just about any “bad” food can be part of your weight loss plan if you stick to small enough portions. In fact, dietitians advise against banning your favorite treats. Depriving yourself of the foods you crave could set you up for failure. A better strategy is to set limits on quantity.

Seductive foods seem to lurk at every turn, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. But many foods that have gotten a bad rap aren’t so terrible after all.

Learn which tempting treats can actually help you lose weight and keep it off:

Eggs

When it comes to healthy eating, few foods have sparked as much debate as eggs. The latest research suggests an egg a day is safe and nutritious for most adults — and if you eat that egg for breakfast, you’ll boost your odds of losing weight. The reason: Eggs are packed with protein, which takes time to digest. Eating protein in the morning keeps your stomach full, so you eat less during the rest of the day.

Steak

For years, health experts have been admonishing us to eat less red meat. But steak is not always bad for the waistline. In fact, a lean cut of beef has barely more saturated fat than a similar-sized skinless chicken breast. Like eggs, steak  is loaded with protein and can keep you feeling full longer. To get plenty of protein with less fat, choose tenderloin, sirloin, or other extra-lean cuts — and limit portions to the size of your palm.

Pork

Talk about a bad reputation — the term “pork” is used to describe all kinds of excess, so it’s no wonder dieters often steer clear. Here’s a case where the meat itself is not what it used to be. Today’s cuts of pork tenderloin are 31% leaner than 20 years ago. That makes this white meat a lean source of protein with benefits similar to those of lean beef.

Pasta

Rather than avoiding pasta when you’re dieting, make the switch to whole grain and keep your portions small. Research suggests people who eat several servings of whole-grain foods per day are more likely to slim down and maintain healthy weights. According to one study, eating whole grains rather than refined grains can also help burn belly fat.

Nuts

Nuts may be high in fat, but it’s the good kind. And they are also rich in nutrients, protein, and fiber, which can help stabilize blood sugar. Sure, you’ll get a few extra grams of fat from munching on a handful of nuts, but it’s worth it if it helps you avoid reaching for cookies or other sweets. Even peanut butter can be a dieter’s friend. Studies show small amounts of this favorite food can control hunger without causing weight gain.

Cheese

Dieters often try to cut calories by nixing calcium-rich dairy foods, but some studies suggest this is a mistake. One theory is that the body burns more fat when it gets enough calcium, so eating low-fat cheese, yogurt, and milk may actually contribute to weight loss. Calcium supplements don’t seem to yield the same benefits, so high-calcium diets may have other factors at work as well.

Coffee

Coffee only falls in  the “bad” category when you drink too much of it or mix in cream, sugar, or flavored syrups. If you drink it black, you get a metabolism boost without added fat and calories. Drink it skinny: Stir in skim milk for added calcium and vitamin D, and artificial sweetener or one teaspoon of sugar.

Written By Felicia Vance

Floyd Mayweather Jr plea deal complete.

In an effort to put his legal problems behind him WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) pleaded no contest to a misdemeanorbattery charge Friday. It was the 2nd part of a plea deal Floyd’s attorneys worked out with prosecutors.

Floyd Mayweather Jr was not required to appear in court for Friday’s plea deal. He was represented before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Janiece Marshall by his attorney Karen Winkley.

Floyd Mayweather Jr already paid the $1,000 fine levied by the court in the case which involved an incident in November 2010 with a homeowner’s security guard at the gated community where Floyd Mayweather Jr lives. In the plea arrangement Floyd Mayweather Jr. acknowledged that he had poked the 21 year old guard several time in the face with his finger in front of his  multi million dollar home.

In an unrelated case Floyd Mayweather Jr. pleaded guilty on December 21 to a misdemeanor for domestic violence involving an incident in September 2010. That case involved an altercationwith Mayweather’s ex girlfriend, Josie Harris, who is the mother of their three children. Two of their three children were present when the altercation took place.

Law officials in Las Vegas have indicated that his 90 day sentence could be reduced by several weeks for good behavior, but in any case a hoped for fight in May or June between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Pound for Pound king Manny Pacquiao is now off indefinitely. Manny is now looking at alternative opponents for a possible fight in late May or June, which would back up a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. by roughly six months.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. also has a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Manny Pacquiao over his insinuations that Manny’s achievements in the ring are due to performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). It is not likely that Manny will simply drop the defamation lawsuit due to the legal fees incurred by his high profile attorney. Originally Golden Boy Promotions and its top executives were named in the defamation law suit. The suit against Golden Boy was dropped however when Golden Boy issued a very public and written apology to Pacquiao several months ago. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never given any indication that he plans to apologize for the insinuations that Pacquiao is using PEDS.

 

As San Antonio grows, so does its confidence

As San Antonio grows, so does its confidenceSAN ANTONIO — In 2008, after 15 years as the Alamo City’s largest corporate resident, AT&T announced it was moving its headquarters to Dallas — and taking 700 executives along with it. In the past, that San Antonio’s first Fortune 500 company had outgrown its home might have seemed an insurmountable blow for this city with a pre-existing inferiority complex. But these days, it is not easy to shake the city’s confidence.

In the last decade, companies have flocked to San Antonio, making it an economic center rivaling Houston and Dallas. With that business expansion has come energetic population growth: According to U.S. census numbers, in the past 10 years, San Antonio has added more people within its city boundaries than any other major city in the state. It has all attracted demographers’ attention, at home and across the nation.

“San Antonio is sometimes seen as that sleepy southern city of Texas,” said Steve H. Murdock, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas state demographer. “If you look at its growth, if you look at its changes in the last two decades, it is a city that may be changing more in nature than the other two larger cities.”

San Antonio recently topped the Milken Institute’s annual list of the best-performing cities, a ranking that measures American metropolitan areas based on their ability to create and sustain jobs. The city, which for the past five years has made it to No. 7 among the largest metropolitan areas in the country, has been “incredibly resilient” in the economic downturn, said Kevin Klowden, an economist with Milken, a California-based economic think tank.

Houston and Dallas, ranked fourth and ninth respectively among the top cities in the country, have seen their development gradually slow. And the jobs that those cities have added, Klowden said, have tended to be lower paying. By contrast, San Antonio has attracted high-wage jobs, capitalizing on its booming medical research industry.

“This is San Antonio’s finest moment,” said Henry Cisneros, the city’s former mayor and the secretary of housing and urban development in the Clinton administration.

via As San Antonio grows, so does its confidence | kens5.com San Antonio.

The Best Reviews of the Year (Technology)

The Best Reviews of the Year

A lot of gadgets come across our desks, but we try to review only the ones that matter the absolute most—good, bad, or buggy. Here’s a rundown of some of the best reviews we wrote this year.


The Best Reviews of the Year

1. iPhone 4S Review

The iPhone 4S is the best phone you can buy right now. That’s been true of every iPhone, really.


The Best Reviews of the Year

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab: Human Outside, Android Inside

If you’re not a nerd, you shouldn’t buy an Android tablet. Not yet. This one is just likethose, except it’s first the one to at least feel like a tablet for real people.


The Best Reviews of the Year

3. iPad 2 Review

Here’s the simple truth about the iPad 2: There is nothing else like it. Maybe it won’t make you feel the way it makes me feel. Maybe it won’t replace your laptop. Maybe it could be even thinner and lighter and faster. But there is nothing else like it.


The Best Reviews of the Year

4. Kindle Fire Review: The iPad Finally Has Serious Competition

The Kindle Fire is stuck between e-ink minimalism and gleaming iPad decadence. That could either make it the goofy middle child in the tablet family, or a singular wunderkind. But the Fire will not be overlooked. Apple: Be afraid.


The Best Reviews of the Year

5. Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset Review: An Amazing Toy

I’m already living the Philip K. Dick life. I’ve got the communicator, the tablet computer, the everywhere Internet. All I need now is a deadly government conspiracy and an immersive 3D environment that lets me jack in and walk around.


The Best Reviews of the Year

6. Galaxy Nexus Review: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The long-awaited, much-hyped, Android 4.0 flagship is here at last. You already know we like Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but what about the first phone to bear it? We’ve talked software, it’s time to hit the hardware.


The Best Reviews of the Year

7. Facebook Timeline Review: This Is the Greatest Thing Facebook’s Ever Done

In The Social Network, Movie Mark Zuckerberg describes his project as the entire college social scene, put online. In a sense, he completely pulled it off. Now Real Zuck’s lept beyond beer pong: your entire existence, Facebook-ified. It’s terrifyingly amazing.


The Best Reviews of the Year

8. The Best Streaming Music Service

The era of listening to any song, at any moment, in any location is fast approaching. While we’re not quite there yet, a handful of on-demand music services have come close. So we put them head-to-head to see who’s best.


The Best Reviews of the Year

9. Canon Powershot S100 Lightning Review: One Hell of a Camera, One Hell of a Flaw

The Canon S100—like its S-series predecessors—is an almost perfect compact camera with some drawbacks stemming from its pocket-friendly size. There’s a lot of crazy tech on board. The Canon gods have outdone themselves; but that outdoing might be the camera’s undoing.


The Best Reviews of the Year

10. HTC Titan Review: I Want To Hate You, Giant Phone, But I Love You

A four-point-se-ven-inch smartphone. It sounds grotesque. It sounds like a distended, bloated mess of plastic and pixels, the Tsar Bomba of the bigger-is-better smartphone era. But the HTC Titan is wonderful.


 

11. iCloud Review: Not Quite Magical (Yet)

Cloud is a magic tech word today. “i” has been a golden prefix in tech for over a decade. iCloud, the holiest union of the two, could be the future of computing. For now? It’s super convenient! But that’s it.


The Best Reviews of the Year

12. HP TouchPad Review: Unbreak My Heart

I am so goddamned tired of the iPad. Which is why I was so excited for the TouchPad. And that’s why I feel so completely crushed right now.

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Rumor: Apple To Launch 2 New iPads Next Month

Rumor: Apple To Launch 2 New iPads Next MonthThere has long since been rumors that Apple would be rolling out a smaller version of the iPad (8.75 inches) very early in the new year. Today Digitimes backtracks from its previous rumor with a new one: Instead of the 7.85-inch iPad, Apple will supposedly be bringing two new Retina-style iPads to the market to fill in the mid and high-end market segments, while the current iPad 2 hangs around to take on the Kindle Fire. While the screen will stay the same in terms of size, suspected specs include QXGA resolution (1536×2048) and dual-LED light bars. And if said sources are to be believed, Sharp is now taking the lead on panel supply, with a little help from LG Display and Samsung Electronics. If all the information holds true, these new products are reported to be available January 26, 2012 at the iWorld conference.

Source: TechCrunch

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