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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – Easy, Affordable and Guilt-Free Fun in Virginia

RISMEDIA, September 25, 2009—Fall is a glorious time to visit Virginia as 15 million acres of foliage burst into color, pumpkins start to glow and wineries celebrate the harvest.  ...


Now’s the Time to Plan for Holiday Shopping Season

RISMEDIA, September 24, 2009—(MCT)-Each year, the holiday shopping season seems to get under way earlier. First Thanksgiving, then Halloween. While holiday season shopping may not be on your mind at the moment, planning gift-giving and other holiday spending this early gives ...


Upgrading the Homework Space

RISMEDIA, September 23, 2009—(MCT)—With the school year under way, parents are back to the difficult task of keeping their children on track- especially when it comes to homework. If you are looking for ways to keep your children focused, a designated ...


Now’s the Time to Prep Your Lawn for Winter Nap

RISMEDIA, September 22, 2009—(MCT)—If you want your lawn to make your neighbors green with envy, roll up your sleeves and get to work now. "Timing is everything," says Mike Goatley, turf guru at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. ...


Top 10 Tips for Burn and Fire Prevention

RISMEDIA, September 21, 2009—In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported per year. The Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation reports that, of those injuries, between 8,000 and 12,000 of the burn patients die and approximately one million ...


Open the Garage to Organization

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009—(MCT)—Signs your garage needs organizing: Your entire wardrobe is gray to disguise the salt marks from squeezing past your car; you have to buy a third set of crutches, because you can't remember where in the garage you put ...


Getaways – Celebrate Autumn on the Susquehanna

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—With a variety of festive Fall activities, Autumn's the perfect season to get out and play along the Susquehanna River in York County. Take a hot air balloon ride to get a bird's eye view, see centuries old ...


9 Ways to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Privacy

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—Nearly everyone is using the Internet these days to find information or connect with others. But surfing the Web can still sometimes feel like the Wild West. Despite technological advances to help reduce the risk of identity theft, ...


From Italy, with Skill – Bocce 101

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—(MCT)—If you can roll a ball, you can play bocce. But it takes years of practice to master the game brought to America by Italian immigrants. "It's the most easy game in the world," says Salvatore Cascone, president ...


Shoppers Eating More Meals at Home, Cooking Meals to Save Money

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Whole Foods Market, one of the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced results from its annual Food Shopping Trends Tracker survey conducted by Harris Interactive, which found that two out of three (68%) U.S. adults have changed ...


Getaways – National Park Extremes

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—(MCT)-In August 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Park Service. Since then, 391 destinations have been designated as national parks, monuments, seashores, battlefields and other recreational and cultural sites under the control ...


Bath Time Tips for Your Four-Legged Friend

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—When Fido or Fifi needs freshening up, there's good grooming to be done in your bathroom, backyard or at a do-it-yourself dog wash. "We keep dogs in our houses. We let them sleep ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Concerned about H1N1, But Most Don’t Change Hygiene Habits

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—The good news is that Americans recognize that good hygiene is an effective line of defense against the H1N1 virus (previously known as Swine Flu). The bad news: the awareness has not driven a change ...


Sit Properly, for Slouch Can Lead to ‘Ouch’

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—(MCT)—For many Americans, sitting for eight hours straight is pivotal to the job, not to mention that post-work leisure time plopped on the La-Z-Boy watching TV or playing video games. Occasionally we'll get up to ...


Getaways- Sensational Ways to Savor and Save on Colorado’s Brilliant Fall Foliage

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—With fall just around the corner, now is the time to experience Colorado during one of the state's best kept secrets, autumn.  ...


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