The C-Class has gone in for a thorough interior makeover in the past years, receiving a fresh dashboard look with up to date technology.
The old base V6 engine has been ditched in favor of a turbocharged 1.8 liter 4 cylinder that gets 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Plus, the C-Class is offered as a sleek coupe as well as a sedan.
The rear wheel drive ATS sport sedan is only entry level in its compact size.
ATS stands out for its impressive interior quality, exceptionally sharp styling and cutting edge CUE system, which turns the center stack into a touch based infotainment center.
Whether you choose the sensible 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, the strong and fuel-efficient turbo 4-cylinder or the burly 3.6-liter V6, the ATS will deliver a comprehensive luxury experience.
Lincoln has gone to great lengths to improve its products over the past few years and the Fusion-based MKZ is a case in point.
The MKZ starts with Ford’s EcoBoost turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, a sprightly 240-hp motor that’s only offered on top-of-the-line Fusion models, while the exclusive 3.7-liter V6 option packs a healthy 300 hp.
The turbo returns 33 mpg on the highway, too.
If that’s not enough, the Hybrid model borrows the Fusion Hybrid’s fuel-sipping 4-cylinder powertrain for an incredible 45 mpg.
All new for 2014, the nimble rear wheel drive based IS clearly isn’t a wallflower anymore.
Sleek and muscular, the IS was definitely designed to turn heads, particularly with the F Sport model’s unique wheels and grille.
Fortunately, those sporty looks are matched by the way the IS drives.
The sublime front bucket seats make you feel like you’re driving a sports car, and if you go for the IS 350 with its 306-hp V6, you’ll have the acceleration to match.
The 3 Series seems to have matured with its latest design.
Formerly focused on snug dimensions and taut performance, the 3 Series is larger and more accommodating now.
Like the IS, it can carry four adults in comfort, and the cabin is airier and more upscale but the 3 Series hasn’t lost the plot in the engine room, as even the mainstream 328i comes with an excellent turbocharged 4 cylinder rated at 240 hp and 33 mpg.
The 3 Series also offers a rare wagon variant, and keep an eye out for the even more affordable 2014 320i sedan with 180 hp, as well as the desirable 328d turbodiesel sedan and wagon.
Generally speaking I enjoy watching sports because I like to see my team winning.
The exception to this rule is the Tour de France.
I follow this event every single year to see people lose.
The victories in this long race are never as gratifying to witness as failures.
News recaps each night don’t concentrate on stage winners or team tactics, they stick to the crashes, the allegations of cheating and all the riders’ temper explosions.
Even if your interest in sports is very little, you will enjoy the Tour de France.
We watch it to see how it goes wrong, and Tour de France goes wrong all the time in every direction.
Baseball and basketball can take a nap knowing that even with all the drugs allegations, they will never go as low as cycling.
Drug use is profuse in the Tour de France.
Each year scandals overshadow the event as riders are kicked out for failing drug tests.
Then they accuse other riders and the controversy starts to get lot more coverage than the cycling itself.
And that is what we enjoy.
But drugs are not the only cheating method they use.
The racers do blood doping.
That involves a transfusion of blood rich in red blood cells either from a donor or from the racer himself, so that the blood oxygenates better while riding.
Lance Armstrong was accused by former teammates of blood doping.
Drug abuse is intrinsic to cycling and the constant accusations among rival riders and even teammates leads to a lot more fight that any other sport.
Professional cyclists hate each other and when they’re not busy hating each other, they hate microphones and cameras and race officials.
There is so much outspoken animosity among riders in the Tour de France that calling it a rivalry sounds too benevolent.
Just like a game of Mario Kart, it doesn’t matter how phenomenal a racer is in the Tour de France, objects in the road are always the great equalizer.
Crashes on the Tour can be career-ending and the fault can lie with something as simple as a Coke bottle.
With consequences that high, accidents are the most memorable parts of every Tour de France.
The irony is that sometimes the media coverage is exactly what causes the accidents.
Biking is boring to watch unless there is a threat of mortal peril.
The Tour de France offers that perpetual threat around every turn.
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All the cheap talk about relationships intellectuals give on TV or the internet is pure ornamental.
Saving or maintaining a relationship is all about recognizing the most romantic solution possible and do exactly the opposite.
It may sound very obvious but there are lots of couples that make this mistake.
It is pretty clear that to keep a couple alive in the long term you need to enjoy the fun time separate.
Especially when it involves a hobby that one partner really likes.
The absolute worst thing you can do to another human being is to force him to engage in an activity he doesn’t enjoy.
In some small minds, sleeping apart means unhappy relationship.
In real life, sleeping apart from your significant other every night on purpose is the best you can do for the relationship.
A huge part of your success in life depends on how much and how well you sleep.
Well, there is almost no way those slumber hours are going to be improved on by adding another person into the mix.
On average, people are woken up six times a night by their partner.
Hogging the sheets, rolling over, legs movements, sweats and night terrors are just a few examples of things that ruin the quality of our rest night after night.
The happiest and most successful relationships are between people with a huge number of similarities.
However, there seems to be two very big exceptions.
People want to hook up with someone who is both less smart and uglier than you.
Lowering your standards will make you much happier in the long run.
In other words, uglier lovers last longer.
Researchers also found that to fit the ideal marriage formula, the wife should be smarter than her husband.
Having an altered vision about your significant other is the most important ingredient in a couple.
You need to be able to delude yourself.
Make all necessary efforts to end up seeing your couple as perfect, even when deeply inside you may know is ugly and stupid.
That my friends, is the secret to lifelong happiness.
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Some of you read about how meth must be some bad habit but the results in users are pretty awesome.
I live in an environment where meth is the common hobby.
Most people around me do meth so I have a great insight about it wonderful side effects.
Let’s say that somebody is socially awkward, the kind of person who couldn’t bring to say ‘hello’ around a group of unknown people.
Meth changes all that, it eliminates shyness.
And people love being around a person who speak off and fills in every millisecond of silence with rapidly spoken words.
Today for example my friend Bill talked to me about the movie Frozen for three and a half hours.
The movie itself is 98 minutes so it would have actually been more efficient for him to perform the movie for me.
Doing meth turns you into almost a chemical engineer.
To do meth you don’t have to depend on Colombia or even try to find illegal plants to cultivate.
You can make it at home.
The line between user and producer doesn’t exist.
Another great result of meth use is the knowledge you gain in chemicals.
Losing weight was never so easy.
Meth is a truly weight-loss substance.
The secret is that it gives you an unnatural amount of energy so on top of the metabolism being skyrocketed into deity level, everything you do is performed three times faster than normal.
Since it produces so much energy, the body thinks that it’s been fed, so it stops sending out those annoying signals telling you to eat.
Methamphetamines cause fat to rapidly eliminate from the body.
Yeah. If you want to be sexy and skinny, you know what to do.
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Vladimir Putin is what happens when James Bond gets one of his villains pregnant and the child grows up.
Putin is the good and bad guys combined so that the morality cancels out and you’re left with the best part of a Hollywood movie: a real life superhero.
ages, signed bills mandating increased wages for teachers and nurses, and his approval rating is so constantly, ridiculously high, he’s the only world leader reviewed by IGN. Either he is ruthlessly exploiting the media or he is a real-life action hero of such colossal scope that any movie starring him would seem absurd.
Last year when fire devastated a complete Russian region, Putin didn’t appear in front of a camera to talk like most Presidents do.
He took the natural disaster as something personal and piloted a fire fighting plane himself to help beating the fire.
He acted as Captain Planet’s would do.
Flying a plane filled with water was just the natural thing to do for the super Putin.
Las year also, Putin visited a national park to see a trapped tiger.
After his visit the adjective trapped suddenly no longer applied to the tiger.
Putin scooped up a tranquilizer pistol, dropped the tiger and, as if just downing a man eating predator wasn’t enough, he helped measure its teeth.
More countries need to be in the capable hands of a man who defeats tigers.
On a recent official visit to Japan Vladimir took time out from political meetings to show off his Judo skills.
Putin demonstrated his willingness to take on any nation at its own sport.
He suited up and showed everyone his version of various sweeps and throws on the center Kodokan instructor in a sparring match.
While Qaddafi and Obama has to pay foreigners to fight his own people, you get the impression that if the Russian public ever rebelled Putin would roll up his sleeves and give the army the day off.
Actually in Russia the word Putin also means Judo.
Putin also knows exactly what succeeds online.
Instead of posting deeply boring social debates on the web, Vladimir asked on his facebook how to name his puppy.
He personally read every single name suggestion and invited the five year old Moscow boy Dima Sokolov who suggested the name, to meet him and the Puppy.
To give you an idea of what that means for a Russian boy in occidental terms it would be like meeting Jesus and RoboCop at the same time.
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The question isn’t whether or not Batman will always win; the question is why he always does, why Batman never loses.
What we perceive as a defeat in his movies is just Batman facing a new form of victory.
In this article I will explain the attributes that make Batman undefeatable.
Is Bruce Wayne Batman being silly or is Batman Bruce Wayne being crazy?
The answer is they are both crazier and dumber than you ever imagine.
It’s notorious that Bruce Wayne isn’t simply pretending to be disturbed.
And despite the debate whether Batman is the personality shelf where Bruce Wayne stores the crazy plates, one thing is certain: Batman has his own absolutely crazy persona.
Batman is full of bad trauma like dad not loving him or losing her supermodel girlfriend.
And this is why we all love you, Batman.
Craziness is the most significant Batman’s superpower because as in real life, crazy cannot be defeated, it can only be diverted.
It is lunacy, my friends, that settles the day in Gotham City.
Of course Bane is brilliant and powerful but he made one mistake, he brought logic into a crazy fight.
Gotham is where plans go to die.
That’s why Joker’s a perfect halt for Batman, because he’s the embodiment of chaos.
However we need to remember that Batman is, too.
Batman wears the night as a costume and makes himself the patron of unknown terrors.
He isn’t about order, he’s about control.
The Joker, like most great comedians, offers a perfect critique of how screwed we all are, but no solutions.
And Batman, like many offended audiences, keeps interrupting the act to tell him he sucks.
What Bane and The Joker fails to understand is that every moment Batman is beating criminals, he’s doing what he loves, and once there are no more criminals, he’s getting what he wants.
In any scenario, he’s at least breaking even.
Batman doesn’t care about nature, ecology, global warming or any other trending issue.
Batman is a traumatized orphan and that’s why he doesn’t adapt well to society.
He surrounds with women he doesn’t like and he pretend to get drunk so other people will think he parties hard.
If Bruce Wayne were on Facebook he’d have 45 friends.
The only thing he cares about is people he can trust; everything else for him is peripheral.
And the result of this detachment is that he’s obligated to no one.
There’s a great advantage in disinterest.
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Based on 2014 contracts we’ve made the list of the top 10 highest earning NFL players.
According to his slogan Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth.
That description may fit for some specific kids and a few teenagers that go there completely boozed but for the rest of us, everything about Disneyland is a pain.
Epcot is like experiencing the different cultures of the world but without the culture part.
If you visited Magic Kingdom you probably remember Epcot as the one with all the weird educational rides that teach you nothing.
Epcot is also the only theme park with alcohol so I recommend you to leave it for the last day of vacations.
Every bathroom you enter at Epcot is packed of passed out people so they start littering the bushes and trees and dropping in the street.
At Epcot there is also the Mission Space, a highest speed attraction.
Mission Space is like a big centrifuge ride so given the alcohol element already described, it is very likely that you will end up wearing some dude’s lunch for the rest of the day.
The regular Disney costume is made of wool and polyester.
Given that the average temperature in Florida is 95°F (35°C) being all day long hugging those huge stuffed animals is something any kid would like to avoid.
Not even to mention being the guy wearing them.
All those sleeping princesses you see walking by while waiting for a ride, they aren’t waiting for a kiss, they have heat exhaustion.
The character costumes are also heavy, they cover all their bodies and they absorb the previous employee transpiration so they even smell like hell.
In general, there seems to be a weird desire by visitors to debunk the idea of Disney characters.
They are always trying to unveil the person behind the costume or catching Mickey eating at a restaurant while another Mickey is marching in a parade.
And that’s so strange because it threaten their presumably fantastic vacation.
They spend thousands of dollars to visit a magic place and when they are there the only thing they want is try to ruin that magic.
It is for the sake of your trip that they are preserving the magic.
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Based on last season’s salaries this list looks at the top 10 highest earning golf players.
Unfortunately for the guys who are still searching for their first major title, there simply aren’t enough to go around.
So some of them, if not all of them, will end up disappointed for guys like Westwood and especially Jimenez, the clock really is ticking.
As we have seen though in the last few years of major championships, if Tiger is not playing his best, anyone can win.