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      31.08.2008 18:22
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      Delicious cøøl crisps - unique and tasty

      Doritos Cool Original Flavour are the coolest crisps on the market. They are one of my favourite cheap crisps as they have a wonderful taste and are really unique in shape and taste. They come in a blue packet with the Doritos logo bang on the front. 'Cool Original Flavour' is titled below with a picture of the crisp too - giving you an idea of what they're like.

      These crisps are rather unique in the way they are triangular. They are mexican-style crisps and have a wonderful taste. Opening the pack brings a subtle aroma to your senses as your mouth begins to water, waiting for that delightful crisp to touch on your tongue.

      They are covered in flavouring, which makes them taste so great. The base flavour of the crisps is nice too, as you can just about taste once you suck off all the flavouring! The flavour is really unique so I would recommend you try them and see if you like them. You can get a pack for around 36p at any corner shop/confectionary shop. You can also buy large multipacks, which include this flavour along with the Tangy Cheese and Mexican Chilli Heatwave flavours.

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        31.08.2008 17:39
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        An excellent controller.

        The Microsoft Xbox 360 controller is fabulous in the way it looks, feels and works. You can either buy the wired or wireless one. For the ultimate gaming experience, I highly recommend you buy the wireless one as it feels ten times better.

        The colours go well with the whole Xbox 360 theme. The controller has lovely smooth edges and fits all hands - feeling wonderful to hold. It has the standard A, B, Y and X buttons on the right hand side. The A button is the most commonly used when selecting around menus. The B button is the opposite - normally used to go back. The Y button is rarely used apart from in games, as is the X button.

        The controller has an Xbox Guide button on the upper face, which is a fantastic feature. It can be used to access the Xbox 360 dashboard instantly or switch off the controller/console (ideal for night when you can switch it off and the console and go to sleep).

        The triggers are on the top sides along with buttons just below them - there are plenty of buttons to give all games potential for a range of features. There are two analogue sticks, which are great to control characters, cars and camera angles.

        It is an excellent controller and feels comfortable to hold. I would highly recommend the wireless one as it feels so much better. It looks great and is pretty much necessary for the Xbox 360 so get one now!

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        Carbon

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      • Pedigree Schmackos / Dog Food / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        31.08.2008 17:26
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        Tasty snacks for your dogs - good reward sticks

        I have a small King Charles Cavalier and he loves Schmackos. They have a weird name but they are loved by my dog. Available in beef, lamb and chicken flavours, they are small long sticks that are great small treats for any dog.

        They are rectangular and their appearance is orange/brown depending on the flavour. They are quite flexible so they are easy to chew and you can even break them up into smaller bits to give to your dog a bit at a time. They are made by Pedigree, who are a reliable source for dog accessories.

        They come in bright yellow packets with the 'Schmackos' logo on the front beneath the Pedigree logo. You get a fair amount in each packet and they will last a while, as long as your dog isn't too greedy! They are great snacks/rewards for tricks. I would recommend you try them on your dog, as every dog has their likes and dislikes!

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        • Veet Men Gel Cream / Hair Removal / 19 Readings / 16 Ratings
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          31.08.2008 14:05
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          Ideal for men who want to rid of any unwanted hair but hard and messy to use

          I have tried out Veet for Men Gel Cream and it works pretty well but is really messy and hard to use. It is designed to take away hair from all those parts of your body that you may like shaved - back, legs, arms etc.. It does the job but you need to follow the guidelines carefully and prepare before you start applying it.

          This Gel Cream cannot be applied to sensitive parts of the body such as the face or groin area as it is very damaging to these parts. After squeezing some out the tube, you must apply it by scrubbing it into the area you wish to have hair removed. You are then meant to leave it on for 4 minutes exactly - no less and no more! If you do it for less, it will take off some hair and leave some - it will look a mess. Too long and it can seriously damage your skin. Remember, once you apply the first bit, the time starts ticking so make sure you remove it after 4 minutes to avoid damage! This adds to the pain of using it as it is hard to track where you have applied it and when.

          The cream is extremely messy to use and difficult. To apply it to your back is hard in parts unless your wife/girlfriend does it for you. Even so, it is very messy and I never know what to do with the tube when I am applying some - can't really hold it and when you put it down, it starts seeping out. If you put the lid on, you get it all messy. The whole process is very messy but the after effects are pretty good.

          I would recommend you try it out and you will either love it or hate it. It is hard to use but it does do the job at the end of the day. It is potentially very dangerous for your skin if left on too long so be careful when using it!

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          Carbon

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          • bebo.com / Internet Site / 15 Readings / 14 Ratings
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            31.08.2008 12:38
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            A great online social networking site to keep in touch with friends & family

            Bebo is yet another social networking site alongside Facebook and Myspace. Personally, I use Bebo simply because most of my friends do and it is fun and easy to use. Compared to Facebook, it lacks some features like the countless applications you can add including games to play against your friends. However, Bebo is fun to use and still has a wide range of applications and things to do.

            You can sign up quickly and begin creating your profile, that can either be public or viewable by friends only. I recommend the second option for privacy against any unwanted viewers. You can add information such as your birthday, a description about you, favourite music/movies and whatever you want really.

            You can add blogs to the site too. Some blogs that people post include questionnaires for friends to complete or long passages with statements and answers so the reader can gain a better idea of the persons personality.

            Every Bebo profile has a comments section, which is widely used by friends to keep in touch with each other. There are many applications you can add such as the 'How Fast Can You Type?' one where you do a typing test and your words per minute is recorded to be compared to all your friends who have the application.

            There are many other features such as POLLS, Photos and Videos. There is no limit to how many photos you can add under different album names so it's easy for your friends to browse them. It is a great site to keep in touch with friends/family and is easy to use.

            Visit: www.bebo.com

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            Carbon

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            31.08.2008 12:29
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            Dooyoo is an excellent site and it runs pretty well. Over the last few months, there has been a great boom in the popularity of the site as new members have been attracted through promotions such as the 'My Invitations' one. I believe that a good review is short but informative and concise. The quality of reviews nowadays has decreased compared to what the average review used to be like. I think there are a few ways to help improve the quality and motivate people to write better reviews on behalf of the community.

            Currently, you earn the equivalent of 50p for a review over 150 words. This means that someone writing a 150 word review gets the 50p as does someone writing a 2000 word review, which is much more informative, detailed and useful. Perhaps there may be a new system to sort this out such as the base pay being judged on ratings by other members.

            The crowns in place are a good way to entice people to write better reviews to be rewarded. However, I think the crown system could be improved to slowly bring the quality of reviews back up to what it used to be. You could hand out bronze, silver and gold crowns (and maybe platinum). Members would be able to nominate for any of the bronze, silver or gold crowns and guides would be able to nominate for a platinum crown if they feel it is of superiority. They would be worth:

            Bronze: 500 dooyoo miles
            Silver: 1000 dooyoo miles
            Gold: 1500 dooyoo miles
            Platinum: 2000 dooyoo miles

            There could be a guide on the site to what makes a good review to help members improve their reviews. The guide could also include ingredients that would be worthy for each of the above crowns.

            The system already underwent changes when a base pay for a review was introduced. A long time ago, you used to only get 3p from other members rating so you relied on them. The new base pay for a 150 word review has enticed more and more people to write literally 150 words to get the 50p benefit. There must be a way of sorting this out even if the staff are looking for quantity rather than quality.

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            Carbon

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            • google.com / Internet Site / 15 Readings / 13 Ratings
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              31.08.2008 01:13
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              An excellent world-class search engine, which is easy to use with great results

              Google.com is the world's best and most popular search engine. It is my favourite search engine to use too as it is extremely simple and gives excellent results. You can use Google.com to search the worldwide web to find almost anything that you're looking for.

              Google.com has the ability to search for web pages as well as images and there are many more newer options too. Google has introduced a mail service, formally known as 'GMail', standing for 'Google Mail'. There are other new features such as Google Maps where you can browse the whole world in different views such as terrain and satellite. There are other features such as News, Shopping, Finance, Books, Blogs and more.

              Another favourite Google site is Google videos. Here, you can watch loads of different uploaded videos safely. The site is similar to youtube. There are plenty of google widgets you can add as well as other things related to google. The site is designed simply to be easy to use and give useful, effective results.

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                31.08.2008 01:05
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                An excellent site to earn a fair amount of extra cash in your fair time

                Dooyoo is an excellent site where you can earn a bit of cash in your spare time. It is quick, easy and very rewarding. Compared to other sites out there that require you to partake in countless surveys to get 1p, you can earn much more on this site by contributing your opinions to the community!

                You can review anything from books to CDs, games, DVDs, computers, foods, drinks, electricals, appliances, services, websites, toys and more! Using the easy search function, you can find what you're looking for promptly and start writing.

                For a basic premium review over 150 words, you earn a base pay of 50p (500 dooyoo miles). For every member that reads your review, you get an extra 1.5p (15 dooyoo miles). You can earn crowns after being nominated by writing good quality and informative reviews to earn an extra £1.50 (1500 dooyoo miles). There are also a few competitions each month which are easily won so make sure you write to be entered in them!

                I would recommend writing short but informative reviews, as dooyoo seem to prefer quantity to quality now. A 200-300 word review is deal and will give the reader a good idea of the product/service/place (etc..) you are writing about. Make sure you read other reviews around the site to maximum your own profits as many people return the favour when they can.

                Overall, dooyoo is a great site and is an excellent opportunity to make a bit of extra cash online! It can be redeemed in cash as a cheque or as an amazon.co.uk gift voucher sent by email.

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                Carbon

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                • runescape.com / Internet Site / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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                  30.08.2008 18:24
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                  An excellent online game that can be played for free or for a small fee to gain extra benefits!

                  Runescape.com is a website run by the country 'Jagex' where you can play officialy - the most popular free online game. Runescape is a MMRPG (massive multiplayer role playing game) where you take control of a character and can advance a range of skills to open more doors and advance in the game.

                  You can use a variety of fighting methods from melee to range, magic and a newer one - summoning. You can use prayer skills to protect yourself against enemies and boost your own stats.

                  There are many other stats you can increase in the game to help you earn gold to pay for new armor, food and many more of the hundreds of items. For example, you can go fishing for different fish as your level increases - starting with shrimps and ending up with sharks, which give better health boosts when eaten! You can also go woodcutting and advance your skill to cut better trees and sell the logs - used for fletching. There are many other skills too like crafting, thieving, agility and more. The game is very addicting due to this and the way you can level up your character to become a great fighter and player against others.

                  The map is quite large but even bigger if you become a member, where you can access new places, new skills and play the game in full screen. The game has undergone many changes lately but is great fun to play and the graphics have been enhanced to look decent considering it is a free online game. I would highly recommend you try it out at runescape.com but try not to get too addicted!

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                • Chocolate in General / Recipe / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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                  30.08.2008 18:10
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                  Simply the most delicious piece of confectionary in the world

                  Chocolate is my most loved type of confectionary. There are many different chocolate bars you can buy or even deserts made with chocolate, but they all generally have a delicious taste. One thing I do hate is chocolate liqueurs. To me, they taste vile and the alcohol ruins the taste of the chocolate.

                  My favourite chocolate bar has to be Galaxy. It is made by Mars and is widely available in most confectionary shops in different sizes. It is the creamiest, smoothest, most delicious chocolate you will taste in your life! There's nothing posh about it - it's just an ordinary chocolate bar - not made by lindt or someone who is an expert in chocolate-making. Therefore it is quite cheap for a really nice taste of chocolate.

                  You can also buy white chocolate bars. My favourite here has to be the Milkybar - yes I am such a kid! It tastes great though, but the size angers me. I literally eat it in 2 bites and that's 38p down the drain.

                  There are some unique chocolates out there like the Thorntons range and the Lindt range too - two professional chocolate companies. The 'After Eight' chocolates are delicious too - originally mint chocolates that are great for special occasions. I love chocolate and you should too! It's delicious after all.. but can leave you spotty and fat scientists say!

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                  Carbon

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                  • thestudentroom.co.uk / Internet Site / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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                    30.08.2008 17:58
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                    A good site for students to gain help with exams and qualifications and more

                    The Student Room, known as 'TSR' is a site aimed at GCSE, A level and University students. The site consists of many different forums to discuss anything as well as a 'wiki' rather like the wikipedia with a huge range of topics that cover everything from organic chemistry to university guides.

                    There are loads of different forums on the site. The health and relationships one can be used to discuss exactly that with other members - you can post anomalously too. There are also money and finance, fitness and fashion and beauty forums. There are plenty for GCSE students and A level students where you can get help with school studies. People are very willing to help and the community is generally very nice.

                    The site has many members and is becoming increasingly popular. If you have any questions, whether it be about a school subject or a university course, this site is ideal for you. Students at university also help on the site by answering questions that they may have once asked. They can also help you write your Personal Statement for university - where they can give you some helpful advice in complete privacy from the public.

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                      30.08.2008 17:49
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                      A good facial wash that is ideal for sensitive skin

                      I use this facial wash on a daily basis and it does an excellent job, while being good for my skin. It comes in a squeezable tube with a green lid that opens up. On the front is the Simple logo with the product title below. The white background and green writing makes the product stand out.

                      I use this every time I have a shower in the evenings and in the mornings too. You don't need to squeeze out too much onto your hands as it lathers up when you rub them together. Once the texture has become nice and soapy, you scrub it into your face and leave it for a minute. Looking in the mirror, most will seem to disappear as it soaks into your skin. Once this happens, you can rinse your face at which point all the bubbles appear again so you will need to rinse pretty well.

                      This facial wash is good for sensitive skin and has no added perfume to it to make it as natural as possible. It is good for your skin and washes your face very well, leaving it smooth and clean.

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                      27.08.2008 19:07
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                      A fun educational game

                      Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is an excellent game that is not only fun, but educational too! By training using a variety of exercises, you can increase your ability to solve problems and your speed in completing such exercises. The aim of the game is to improve your brain age to one, which is preferably lower than your actual age.

                      Say you are 20 years old, you may start out getting a brain age of 40+, which you must try to lower to 20. This game helps you to familiarise yourself with simple sums and includes a good number of games to get your brain working.

                      The good classic game I like to play is the mathematical sum game. You will be faced with a certain amount of sums (up to 100) and you will go through them, writing down the answer to each one. The quicker you complete them all, the better your score. The sums are rather simple and range from ones like 15-6, 7x8 and 11x7 to 2+3 and 5+2.

                      There are many other games which test other skills in speaking and vocabulary. This game is meant for all ages but has a 3+ rating. This game will certainly help to improve your logic and you can have fun at the same time!

                      You interact with the game by speaking into the microphone and also writing on the screen, which the game will recognise very well in both cases.

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                      01.05.2008 20:33
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                      A great game - probably the best for the PS2 with loads to do and lots of fun to have

                      GTA: San Andreas is the greatest game that you can buy for the PS2. It is huge and offers loads to do. The story is very good and takes a good amount of time to complete. As well as completing story missions and side missions, you can free roam the huge city and have loads of fun.

                      There are endless possibilities with planes, helicopters, boats, motorbikes, bicycles and cars. In this GTA, your character has the ability to get stronger by working out at the gym as well as getting fat as you need to keep his hunger pretty high or he can go thin too! There are many little features that make the game so great.

                      The variation of scenery and places to go is great. There are huge mountains that you can drive off, base jump off and land your helicopter on. There are tall buildings in cities as well as 3 airports to take off and land at. It really is a huge game with loads to do including races and missions. You can buy it on amazon.co.uk used for £5.69, which is pretty cheap considering the replay value you can get out of this game.

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                      • Poundland / Highstreet Shopping / 13 Readings / 10 Ratings
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                        01.05.2008 20:13
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                        A good shop for stocking up on snacks, sweets, cleaning materials and more at good prices

                        Poundland is a shop that I love to browse around every time I go to town. Hence the name, every item in the shop is £1.00 each. If some item does not reach the value of £1.00 then they combine items to make it worth a pound.

                        Some of my favourite things I like to purchase from Poundland includes Sweets and Food. They sell tubs of really nice sweets all for a pound. They also sell biscuits, cakes and other snacks, which I find are good value compared to somewhere like Tesco. The food hasn´t gone past its sell by date. It is just the way that they buy and sell their goods, which enables them to make a profit and sell stuff cheaper.

                        They sell other products such as cleaning materials and sprays and toiletries. They are all the usual makes such as Lynx, Garnier and all the rest, but at good prices. They don´t sell anything that is especially amazing and good value, but it is always worth a look.

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