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Don't Tweet & Sue! Lawsuit Victory Money Lowered After Dumb Tweets!

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A woman injured in a car accident had her award of $237,000 lowered to $142,000 after tweeting!

Omiesha Daniels was asking for $1.1 million after breaking her arm and cutting her forehead in a car accident.

The jury awarded her $237,000 originally because she claimed her injuries kept her from being able to perform her duties as a hairstylist.

Then the defense attorney found her tweets and presented them to the jury.

On her twitter, she wrote about having an "epic weekend" and partying it up in New Orleans.

She even had pictures of her and her friends having fun on the beach, and pictures of her carrying a purse with her broken arm.

The defense attorney said:

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Earth Running Out Of Plants??

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According to satellite data, the earth produces 53.6 petagrams of plants a year. No, a petagram isn't a letter from Josh Hutcherson, it's about 2.2 trillion lbs.

Of that, humans use about 40%, or about 24 billion tons!

That seems like a lot of salad, but it might not be enough!

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QuickFit Tip Of The Day

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In most recipes, you can reduce the sugar by half and add vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon to make the sweetness seem stronger than it actually is!

- Kitchen conscious food lover, Caitlin Cooks

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Big Chain Restaurants Required To Post Calorie Count On All Menu Items

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While some restaurants in states like California have already posted the calorie count for all items on the menu, the Food and Drug Administration is taking the initiative nationwide.

By 2012, any restaurant with 20 or more locations is expected to be required to post a calorie count for every menu item they sell.

As a result, restaurants are anticipating some of their favorite dishes won't be as appetizing once customers learn they are packed with more than 1,500 calories a serving.

Instead, they are re-evaluating what they sell and attempting to cut calories from their food to make it more desirable, as well as balancing out their high-calorie menu items with healthier options.

IHOP, for example, took its standard bacon-and-eggs breakfast, with 1,160 calories, and developed a version with turkey bacon and egg whites that has just 350 calories.

Panera Bread has made a similar effort to reduce the amount of calories in their food by switching to low-fat cheeses, using less oil, less sauce, less sour cream, as well as highlighting half-orders for sandwiches and soup.

As a result, the company developed a 300-calorie salad and dropped a breakfast sandwich's calorie count from 650-calories to 350!

While this probably won't ward off TOO MANY people's appetites for favorites like buffalo wings, outrageous nachos, or juicy steaks, it is at least forcing restaurants to offer healthier options and informing their customers of what they are really consuming.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Cosmetic Surgeries On The Decline!!

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The Real Heidi Doll stands alone!!

According to new reports, the number of cosmetic surgery operations dropped by 18% last year!!

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery claims that 1.9 million operations took place in 2009, which is a pretty significant drop from the 2.1 million in 2005!!

According to Dr. Elliot Jacobs, the recession is to blame:

"I believe one can credit the downturn of the economy for the decline in surgical procedures that obviously are more costly than non-surgical procedures."

However, other doctors think that the era of excessive surgery and procedures, glamorized by the now-defunct series Nip/Tuck, is just not fashionable anymore!

Dr. Michael Hall claims:

"When it comes to plastic surgery, people are now using more common sense. They don't want radical procedures. Women are looking for non-invasive procedures. There is no lack of vanity. There is just a little more hesitation."

What do U think?? Will Montag realize her surgery is out of style and have her franken-tittays reduced??

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