important information for consumers If you think the foreclosure crisis is over, I’ll show you my inbox. It’s filled with emails from people who are absolutely panicked. Homeowners are hanging on to their houses by a financial thread—in many cases because a last ditch attempt at a loan remodification turned into a disaster. They’re scared and don't know who to trust. And in some cases they’re afraid of trusting the very same bank that is foreclosing on them.
My husband John woke me up this morning on his way out the door to work and said, "I'm sorry to start your day like this, but you know that movie theater we used to go to in Aurora, Colorado? Well, I think it is the same theater where twelve people died in a gun shooting last night."
Summer is wedding season and millions of happy brides are finalizing details for their special day. How did these women meet that special guy who popped the question and put a ring on it? It may surprise you to know that one out of five of these couples met on the internet! Internet dating is now approaching one billion dollars in annual revenue. As I’m writing this, tens of thousands of couples—who met on the internet—are deciding to marry! If you don’t know someone who is happily married who met his or her soul mate online, you will.
According to Men's Health (http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/12054.aspx), 70% of people have used Facebook to flirt. Plus, nowadays, one in five divorce petitions cite "Facebook" as the reason for the split. It's clear that people are using the internet to sabotage their relationships, whether they mean to or not. Here are four do's and don'ts to keep in mind when dealing with Facebook and romance.
According to a study by psychologists Christy Starr and Gail Ferguson at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, which was published in the journal Sex Roles, young girls value the concept of "sexiness." Specifically, 60 girls were each shown two dolls — one of which was dressed in sexy clothing while the other doll was dressed in a loose yet trendy outfit. The girls were then asked to select the doll that they wanted to look like, the doll that they already looked like, the doll that they wanted to play with and the doll that looked like she would be popular in school.