So you need cash fast and are considering visiting a pawnshop with your great-aunt's watch. Here's how pawning works: A pawnbroker loans you money-up to three-quarters of the item's resale value-and you'll usually have up to 90 days to pay it back at a high interest rate. If you can't, you're off the hook for the loan, but the shop keeps your things. Because of this risk and the high interest, pawning is often a last resort. But if you decide to do it, here's how. Photo by Shutterstock
Have a plan to pay back your loan-ASAP
To avoid hemorrhaging money, pay back the loan fast-ideally within 30 days. Brick-and-mortar pawnshops tend to charge anywhere from 3% to 25% interest per month, and online pawnbrokers cap out around 10% (by comparison, the current average credit card interest rate is about 15% a year). At the high end, that means a $400 loan could cost you $100 monthly-or $300 if you pay off your loan in three months. Because of potentially super-high
So you need cash fast and are considering visiting a pawnshop with your great-aunt's watch. Here's how pawning works: A pawnbroker loans you money-up to three-quarters of the item's resale value-and you'll usually have up to 90 days to pay it back at a high interest rate. If you can't, you're off the hook for the loan, but the shop keeps your things. Because of this risk and the high interest, pawning is often a last resort. But if you decide to do it, here's how. Photo by ShutterstockRead More »from Does it Pay to Pawn?
- By Alison Vingiano for HowAboutWe
I'm worried about you. A recently released preview of your MTV Reality Show Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life shows you fellating a cannoli at a restaurant. I want you to know that's not a thing people do. It's not even a crazy reality show thing, like screaming at another woman because she waved at your boyfriend. We give a name to horrible sex acts like beastiality or necrophilia, but I don't think there's even a name for fellating a cannoli. That's how often people don't do that. Did the cannoli even consent?
In this video, your boyfriend tells you to "babybird" the cannoli into somebody else's mouth. Does he make you do things you don't want to do, Ke$ha? You can tell me. I have a broken futon in my living room that you're welcome to crash on if you need to figure some things out.
I've done some research and I have to be honest: you have terrible ideas about dating. Let's take a closer look at some of these:
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By Brandi Koskie for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Casting for Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition's Fourth Season Starts This Saturday
Looking to lose weight under the watchful eye of a reality TV camera? Then heed the call - the casting call that is! ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition begins casting its fourth season this weekend. The four-date, 13-city casting tour will make it possible for men and women across the nation to get in front of casting directors and vie for one of a few spots on the popular show.Jacqui McCoy lost more than 200 pounds on Extreme Makeover.
Kicking off Saturday, April 6 in Salt Lake City, Austin, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, the tour will go through the last Saturday in April ending in the show's hometown of Los Angeles. (Find a full casting tour schedule here.) Potential cast members may wait in line for hours to score two minutes of face time with the casting team. It's advisable that they make the most of those 120 seconds.
"This is your one big shot," said Jacqui McCoy, who lost 207 pounds during season two. "Know why you want to lose weight and how the weight has held you back. This is not the time
From a frizzed out mane to hair color that fades after only a few washes, getting the hair you want can be an impossible goal. Know this, though: even the richest and most beautiful celebrities deal with bad hair days and common hair conundrums.Read More »from Treatments to Fix Common Hair Issues
The key to an enviable coiffure, ladies, is treating your hair with respect and reserving a small portion of time to hair maintenance every single day. You can begin by keeping an arsenal of hair products in your home. Both store bought and DIY home remedies will work depending on your needs.
Below are three of the most common hair problems everyday women face along with their corresponding fixes.
Brittle and Breaking
Whether you have thick, coarse hair or the fine, straight variety, hair breakage is a very common problem. The biggest culprits? Heating products and lack of moisture. To prevent dry and brittle hair, use ultra moisturizing shampoo and conditioners. Products from L'Oreal's Advanced Haircare line (Triple Resist) are an
Taking time out for yourself can be a great reward for being a hardworking wife and mother. With weekends packed with family and home activities, you may never get a chance to see your girlfriends! Give yourself (and your girls) a midweek break by planning a ladies' night out. Even a once-a-month standing date with your girlfriends can boost your mood and give you much-needed "me" time you deserve.Read More »from Plan a Midweek Ladies' Night Out
Here are 5 surprisingly different ladies' night out ideas:
1. Take a workout class together
Too often friendships revolve around heavy dinners or brunches - why not lighten things up and try a group workout together instead? Yoga is a perfect way to relax and tone your muscles. Yoga studios are popping up on every corner; most have drop-in class rates. Try a heated yoga class if you're looking to sweat a little, too. Make sure you leave time for a 15-minute chat with your friends before or after class. Or, take a nice, long walk around a park so you can really catch up on life!
2. Dig in
As a stay-at-home mom of two children, it would be easy for me to just wear sweats all day long and eat junk food. However, I enjoy being healthy and fashionable. This type of lifestyle makes me content. When I am happy, the entire family benefits because I am joyful and fun. Here are ten habits of happy, chic moms.
1. "Me time"
Since I am the main childcare provider for my children, I spend an average of 12 hours a day with my kids. Thus, when I am given the chance, I take some "me time." Time away from the kids and the household chores is refreshing. This might mean I go run some errands by myself or take a kick boxing class. The time away allows me to recharge my batteries.
Exercise is essential for anyone's health. I try to walk to the park several times a week. Kickboxing, running and hiking are other forms of exercise I enjoy. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins that make me happy. After having two kids, a flat stomach is great for my self-esteem.
- Anderson Team | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 19, 2013 5:34 PM EDT
Snooki, from "Jersey Shore" and "Snooki & JWoww," visited "Anderson Live," where she talked about how she lost 42 pounds and about how many kids she wants to have.
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