Jan 3 2012

Top 10 Drunkest Cities in USA

 Happy New Year! Did you drink a little too much to bring in the new year?

If you live in one of these Top 10 Drinking Cities then you probably were moving a little slow on New Year’s Day.  The team at The Daily Beast put together the most drunken cities list by taking into account statistics like average number of drinks per month, population over 21 years old, binge drinking and heavy drinking.  So grab a cold one and see if your city made this Top 10 List.

1.     Boston, MA – (Avg. Monthly Drinks per Person: 15.5)

2.     Springfield, MA

3.     Milwaukee, WI

4.     Reno, NV

5.     San Antonio, TX

6.     Chicago, IL

7.     Austin, TX

8.     St. Louis, MO

9.     San Diego, CA

10.       Tuscon, AZ

 

 

Check out the Top 25 list at Daily Beast to see more.  

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Jan 2 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2011 - Highest Grossing

 What was the best movie of 2011? The folks at Extra have put together the final list of the Top 10 highest earning movies for 2011.  Take a look at the highest grossing list and see how many made the list of 2011 worst movies. How many of the Top 10 highest grossing movies did you see this past year?

1.     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381M)

2.     Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($352.3M)

3.     The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($271.9M)

4.     The Hangover Part II ($254.4M)

5.     Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($241M)

6.     Fast Five ($209.8M)

7.     Cars 2 ($191.4M)

8.     Thor ($181M)

9.     Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($175.7M)

10.                       Captain America: The First Avenger ($176.6M)

Did you notice that only 2 of the movies are not sequels?

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Jan 1 2012

2012 List of Banned Words

Which words and terms were overused in 2011?  Which words would you ban from usage in 2012?  The staff at Lake Superior State University compile their annual list of banished words for your review.   We all like Top 10 Lists and this one is no exception except there are twelve banished words.  So refresh your vocabulary for 2012 and find new ways to express yourself without using words from this list.

Here are the 2012 Banished Words and Terms for your review:

·         Amazing

·         Baby Bump

·         Shared Sacrifice

·         Occupy

·         Blowback

·         Man Cave

·         The New Normal

·         Pet Parent

·         Win the Future

·         Trickeration

·         Ginormous

·         Thank you in Advance

Which word would you ban in 2012?

 

Check out the full article at LSSU Article

 

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Dec 27 2011

Top 10 Highest Paid CEO's

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 03:10
How much is a CEO worth to a company?  In this time of Facebook, Twitter and social media, the opinions occupy a wide range. How many of the Top 10 highest paid CEO’s work for what are considered the best places to work?  A recent survey by 24/7 Wall Street has compiled a list of what they believe are the Top 10 highest paid Chief Executive Officer’s over the past year.   Take a look at this list and let us know your thoughts.
 
1.     John H. Hammergren, McKesson, Total 2010 compensation: $145.3 million
 
2.     Joel F. Gemunder, Omnicare, Total 2010 compensation: $98.3 million
 
3.     John C. Plant, TRW Automotive, Total 2010 compensation: $76.8 million
 
4.     Frank Coyne, Verisk Analytics, Total 2010 compensation: $68.4 million
 
5.     Thomas M. Ryan, CVS Caremark, Total 2010 compensation: $68.1 million
 
6.     Adam Metz, General Growth Properties, Total 2010 compensation: $66.7 million
 
7.     Ralph Lauren -  Polo Ralph Lauren, Total 2010 compensation: $66.7 million
 
8.     Michael D. Fascitelli -  Vornado RT,  Total 2010 compensation: $64.4 million
 
9.     Ronald A. Williams - Aetna, Total 2010 compensation: $57.8 million
 
10. Mario J. Gabelli - GAMCO Investors, Total 2010 compensation: $56.6 Million
How much is the best CEO worth?

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Dec 18 2011

Top 10 States for Job Growth in 2011

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | Tips | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 21:25

Top 10 States for Employment in 2011

Are you considering relocating in order to find the perfect job or career? The following list of Top 10 states that are creating the most jobs is a great place to start.  As you find that new job, just hope that you do not end up with one of worst bosses of all time.  Make sure you interview the company as much as they interview you.  Here are the Top 10 states for job growth:

 #1 Texas

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.9%
Total Employment: 10.6 Million
Unemployment Rate: 8.5%

 

#2 Nevada 

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.9%
Total Employment: 1.1 Million
Unemployment Rate: 13.4%

 

#3 Arizona 

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.8%
Total Employment: 2.4 Million
Unemployment Rate: 13.4%

 

#4 New Mexico 

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.6%
Total Employment: 805,000
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

 

#5 North Dakota 

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.6%
Total Employment: 392,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

 

#6 Utah

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.4%
Total Employment: 1.2 Million
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%

#7 Florida

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.3%
Total Employment: 7.2 Million
Unemployment Rate: 10.6%

#8 Oklahoma

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.3%
Total Employment: 1.6 Million
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

#9 Georgia

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.2%
Total Employment: 3.8 Million
Unemployment Rate: 10.3%

#10 Oregon

Forecasted 5-Year Annual Job Growth: 2.2%
Total Employment: 1.6 Million
Unemployment Rate: 9.6%

 

Check out the full article at Forbes

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Dec 11 2011

Top 10 Worst Business Terms for 2011

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 16:32

Which business slogan or cliché to you just cringe when someone says it in a business meeting?  Some terms are necessary to summarize the concept or thought but then you have co-workers that will run the term into the ground.  So the next time you are about reel of a significant amount of corporate lingo, check this Top 10 List of over used terms and try to summarize your thoughts a little differently:

Outside the Box (31 percent)
Low-hanging fruit (24 percent)
Synergy (23 percent)
Loop me in (22 percent)
Best of breed (19 percent)
Incentivize (19 percent)
Mission-critical (19 percent)
Bring to the table (18 percent)
Value-add (17 percent)
Elevator pitch (16 percent)

Which corporate cliché is your least favorite?

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Nov 11 2011

Top 10 Cities for Shopaholic's

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 16:17

Are you ready to do some Christmas shopping?  The people in this list of Top 10 cities have already started buying things for themselves according to an article from Bundle.com.  So grab your shopping list and coupons and see if you can keep up with the deal seekers on this list:

1. Washington, D.C.
• Residents' average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $263

2. Arlington, Va.
• Average monthly spending: $254.58

3. Nashville, Tenn.
• Average monthly spending $251.17

4. Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Average monthly spending: $243.17

5. Dallas, Texas
• Average monthly spending: $228.58

6. San Francisco, Calif.
• Average monthly spending: $227.42

7. San Jose, Calif.
• Average monthly spending: $221.17

8. Seattle, Wash.
• Average monthly spending: $221.17

9. Austin, Texas
• Average monthly spending: $213

10. Bakersfield, Calif.
• Average monthly spending: $201.50

Is your city listed above?

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Nov 1 2011

Top 10 MLB Baseball Managers with Most Wins of All Time

Category: Best List | Best of | MLB | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 19:47
 With the recent retirement of Tony LaRussa, it is time to see where he ranks on the Top 10 list of baseball managers with the most wins of all time.  Tony LaRussa was known to manage some of the best baseball pitchers of all time and also find a way to win with lesser talent.  So as we consider his place among the all time greats, here is a list of the Major League Baseball’s managers with the most wins for your review.
Rank
Manager
Yrs
1st Year
Total Games
Wins
Losses
W-L %
World Series Won
1
Connie Mack
53
1894
7755
3731
3948
0.486
5
2
John McGraw
33
1899
4769
2763
1948
0.586
3
3
Tony LaRussa
33
1979
5097
2728
2365
0.536
3
4
Bobby Cox
29
1978
4508
2504
2001
0.556
1
5
Joe Torre
29
1977
4329
2326
1997
0.538
4
6
Sparky Anderson
26
1970
4030
2194
1834
0.545
3
7
Bucky Harris
29
1924
4410
2158
2219
0.493
2
8
Joe McCarthy
24
1926
3487
2125
1333
0.615
7
9
Walter Alston
23
1954
3658
2040
1613
0.558
4
10
Leo Durocher
24
1939
3739
2008
1709
0.54
1
Is Tony LaRussa a first ballot Hall of Famer?

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Sep 26 2011

Top 10 Richest Americans in 2011

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 00:05
Which citizen of the United States has the highest estimated net worth on the recent list provided by Forbes?  The combination of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet is impressive especially since they have started many foundations in order to support the greater good. You have to wonder if any of the people on this list would ever make our list of worst bosses of all time.  So calculate your net worth and see how you compare to the Top 10 list of the richest Americans in 2011:
 
1.     Bill Gates - $59 Billion                   (Microsoft)
 
2.     Warren Buffet - $39B                   (Berkshire Hathaway)
 
3.     Larry Ellison - $33B                        (Oracle)
 
4.     Charles Koch - $25B                      (Koch Industries)
 
5.     David Koch - $25B                         (Koch Industries)
 
6.     Christy Walton - $24.5 B              (Wal-Mart)
 
7.     George Soros - $22B                     (Hedge Funds)
 
8.     Sheldon Adelson - $21.5B           (Casino’s)
 
9.     Jim Walton - $21.1B                      (Wal-Mart)
 
10.                        Alice Walton - $20.9B                   (Wal-Mart)
 
Which of the newest billionaires will be next on this list?
 

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Sep 18 2011

Top 10 MLB Pitchers with the Most Saves of All Time

Category: Best List | Best of | MLB | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 02:49

 Closing out a game has become an art form for Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees.  Being able to come through in the clutch is essential to being on the best MLB pitchers of all time when it comes to closing out a game.  As Mariano Rivera continues his quest to become the leader of the top 10 list of all pitchers with the most saves, his number of saves will continue to change.

Here are the Top 10 Major League Baseball pitchers with the most saves through 9/17/11:

 

Rank

Player

Saves

 

1.

Mariano Rivera 

601

 

2.

Trevor Hoffman

601

 

3.

Lee Smith

478

 

4.

John Franco

424

 

5.

Billy Wagner

422

 

6.

Dennis Eckersly

390

 

7.

Jeff Reardon

367

 

8.

Troy Percival

358

 

9.

Randy Myers

347

 

10.

Rollie Fingers

341

 

How many saves will Mariano end his career with?

Stats sourced from MLB Reference.com

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