5 months ago

The Long and Short of Short Sales

What is a short sale? Let's break it down. Say you're selling your home; however, the offer you get is so low, it won't cover the total amount you owe on your mortgage. But you need to unload it, so you'll take it. This is a short sale -- simply put, you end up "short" on paying back your lender.

According to the most recent data from real estate information company RealtyTrac, 5.1% of all single-family home and condo sales in early 2016 were short sales. Often homeowners are pushed into a short sale by personal financial troubles that make it impossible to pay their monthly mortgage. At the same time, they find it hard to sell at a price that would enable them to pay off their loan -

5 months ago

Breast Implant/Suicide Link Confirmed - CBS News

Women have an overall threefold higher risk of suicide

after getting breast implants -- a risk that keeps going up over time, a new

study shows.

Loren Lipworth, ScD, Joseph K. McLaughlin, PhD, and colleagues analyzed data

on 3,527 Swedish women. The women had voluntary cosmetic silicone

breast-implant surgery an average of 19 years earlier.

"It appeared there was no excess risk of suicide in the first 10 years

after receiving a breast implant," Lipworth tells WebMD. "But after

that, the risk went up and continued to go up. There was a 4.5-fold risk for 10

years after surgery and a sixfold risk for 20 or more years."

The wo

7 months ago

Games to play on the Golf Course

Here's a fun game to play on the course by all skill levels

We call the golf game badges as each "bad" thing that happens on a golf course is assigned a badge. Each badge is assigned a point value and at the end the person with the least amount of points wins.

For example, let's say there are four badges and each badge is worth 1 point. If at the end of the round, a single golfer has all four badges, he has all four points and loses, and the other three players in the foursome wins. If every golfer ends up with one badge each, no one wins as everyone is tied with one point.

If Golfer 1 has two badges, Golfer 2 has one badge, Golfer 3 has one badge, and Golfer 4 has no badges. Golfer 1 has two points, Golfer 2 and Golfer 3 has 1 point each, and Golfer 4 has no points. Golfer 4 wins.

To make it more interesting you can assign different point amounts to golf course each badge.

How do you get a badge? You get a badge by being the last golfer to perform a "bad" shot on the golf course. Here are some of our favorite badges...

The Snake Badge - Given to the last golfer to 3-putt a hole.

The Squirrel Badge - Given to the last golfer to hit a tree

The Fish Badge - Given to the last golfer to hit a ball in the water

The ebay golf accessories OB Badge - Given to the last golfer to hit a ball out of bounds

The Crab Badge - Given to the last golfer to hit a ball in a sandtrap

The Angel Badge - Given to the last golfer to swear

This game turns around in the blink of an eye. I played this game and had the Fish, OB, Crab, and Snake badges going into the 18th hole. When the hole was finished, I had none.


1 year ago

These Active Desk Chairs Want To Transform The Way You Sit

In case you haven't heard, sitting is the new smoking. And to make matters worse, it appears that no level of physical activity undoes the damage of too many sedentary hours.

But what's the average desk jockey to do? While some employers spring for standing desks, others have left it up to employees wood furniture designs themselves to craft DIY standing workstations. Still others have turned to (at least slightly) more active alternatives to the standard desk chair -- chairs that allow you to wobble, bounce and otherwise engage your muscles as you sit.

"The dynamic chairs do