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How to Refinance or Consolidate Your Student Loans

When Susan Tellem consolidated her son's federal student loans, she was unaware that her decision meant she could not refinance them later when …

Personal Finance

These Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups Are A Breakfast You'll Look Forward To

They'll make your mornings delicious and easy!<p><b>Sweet Potato Crust:</b><p>½ sweet potato, peeled and shredded<p>Olive oil, drizzle<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p><b>Add-Ins:</b><p>6 large eggs<p>Tomato, diced<p>Basil, finely chopped<p>Garlic, minced<p>Spinach, finely chopped<p>Bell pepper, diced<p>Mushrooms, chopped<p>Pepper, to taste<p><b>Toppings:</b><p>…

Sales Pitches That Win: 6 Key Ingredients

Simple tips to improve any sales pitch.<p>It's hard to make a sale if you have a lousy sales pitch. Delivering fresh pitches that allow your product or service to stand out from the others is job number one in sales.<p>So how do you incite interest rather than yawns? Here are six simple tips.<p>1. Keep your …

Product Management

Mark Cuban, David Bach, and other successful people share their best money advice for 2017

GOBankingRates asked 17 of the most well-known names in personal finance and entrepreneurship to share their No. 1 money tip for the year.<p>They offered their advice as part of our Best Money Expert 2017 competition in partnership with ImportantScore.com.<p>1. Eliminate credit card debt<p>Self-made …

Personal Finance

Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Basic Yokes

16 May 2011 | Design Details, Pattern Making, Sewing and Construction<p><i>Calvin Klein, AW11, New York.</i><p>When patterns are fairly simple, it is usually …

Tutorial: How to sew a blind hem

Blind hems are fantastic. Using an ingenious method of folding and stitching, you can create a machine stitched hem that is nearly invisible from the …

How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion

For generations, families have relied on thimbles, needles, and thread to transform the clothes they have into the clothes they want to wear. An Object Lesson.<p>I am on the short side of petite, so clothes shopping is often a problem. But my mother, a gifted seamstress, always came to the rescue with …

Sewing

Use Your Sewing Machine for Easy Embroidery on Any Garment

It’s no lie that everyone here at Brit HQ has fallen in love with embroidery. (For example, check out Maddie’s tutorial on how to turn embroidery into a patch!) I personally love it and hate it for the same reason — it takes so dang long! Sometimes this is to your advantage, like when you are stuck …

Sewing

Update Your Old Tee and Dress Like a French Girl

Back-to-school is just around the corner, but we can’t stop dreaming about vacations and trips to Europe. Just close your eyes for a minute and imagine walking the French boulevards, sipping a café crème in a tiny café or simply being inspired by French girls’ sophisticated style. Isn’t it …

Sewing

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Transform your closet from drab to fab with these fantastic DIY tutorials for making your own clothes. Whether you want to re-fashion an old t-shirt, …

Carwash Pleats DIY Cheerleader Skirt from Jersey Tube Skirt

A few months ago I saw this cute lace accented flare dress that reminded me of a cheerleading skirt and thought I’d DIY it up with a stretch jersey …

Basic RGB

14 Ways to Save Money in Your 20s

<b>I recently turned 29 years old</b>, so I definitely can’t deny that I’m in my “late 20s” now. Although my late 20s came with a few more wrinkles and a …

Carrot Cake Waffles

On Thursday, I had a Freezer Cooking Day (more details coming today about how it all went down!) and I tried a few new recipes — including this …

Breakfast

With Micro-Investing, Your Smartphone Pays YOU

Approximately two-thirds of Millennials do not have any money invested in the stock market due to concerns about risk, putting them at a distinct …

Personal Finance

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Start Investing

I'm a staunch advocate for investing — especially if the alternative is piling up money in a savings account just to have "savings." Savings are …

Personal Finance

Don't Ignore These 4 Things Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

The average American with student loans has approximately $30,000 in debt, and makes a monthly payment of nearly $250. With interest rates sometimes …

Personal Finance

How to Add Interchangeable Pockets to Your Clothes

As basic as they are, we’ll never get over how convenient pockets can be. The trend of including them in skirts and dresses has been a huge win for fashionable ladies, and it’s actually pretty easy to add them to your tops as well. We scouted out a few gorgeous textiles and paired them with basics …

Sewing

DIY Triangle Tank

The bold contrasting graphics and geometric shapes of the spring 2013 runways inspired me to adorn a basic tank with black fabric paint. While with a …

Peek-a-boo: a free easy t-shirt pattern

“A t-shirt that doesn’t look like you are wearing a t-shirt”– I thought this was a strange request until I saw 3 more women asking for the same …

Sewing

DIY: How to Distress Your Own Denim!

In the early 20th Century, it was the American workingman who originally wore denim. Its functional five-pocket and shuttle-loom construction made it an incredibly durable piece for the expectedly harsh conditions they would be working under. You could find denim jeans in the field, the factory, in …

DIY: Make Your Own Screen-Printed T-shirt - GeekMom

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Want a custom t-shirt for a special event? Why not make your own?<p>This weekend we celebrated my son’s birthday. In all, eleven …

T-shirts

How to sew a baby hem

A baby hem is essentially a very small rolled hem done on the machine without a rolled hem foot. It’s a pretty and delicate hemming option that is …

Sewing: How to Gather the Easy Way

Today I’m going in on The Summer of Skills series over at Brassy Apple. I’m sharing my trick to how I gather all those princess dresses I make for my …

5 Things That Could Tell Others A Lot About Your Personality Secrets

Sometimes we tend to judge people by their attitude rather than getting to know the person. Each of us also has our own unique threshold for …

Psychology

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

Try these guaranteed mood boosters, created by game designer Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Superbetter.<p><i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. …

About how prayer affects the brain

The papal visit is a time for ritual, prayer, and meditation.<p>Research has shown that such activities - even outside a religious context - change our …