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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Americans Still Cutting Back on Small Things to Save Money

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2010—There are always small ways to save a little bit of money. Bringing lunch to work or skipping the morning latte may not feel significant, but the cost savings add up over the long run. A number ...


Survey Finds Business Travelers Anticipate More Trips in 2011

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—Business travelers are anticipating an increase in corporate travel for 2011, a welcome boost in customer demand for the hospitality and travel sectors, according to a new survey from Deloitte. By the end of 2011, 80% of ...


Around the Home: Energy Saving Tips for Fall

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2010—(MCT)—As autumn settles in and we set back the clock, rake the leaves and stoke the furnace, we have a lot of assumptions about the most environmentally friendly ways to proceed. But are those assumptions right? We've ...


Getaways: Enjoy the Holiday Season while Avoiding Busy Airports

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—Turkey isn't the only thing synonymous with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Orbitz recently unveiled its recipe for Thanksgiving travel with the Insider Index of the busiest airports during the November holiday. This year's index features both time-saving ...


Wi-Fi Networks Less Private Than Ever

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2010—(MCT)—The local java joint or airport terminal might seem like the perfect location to log onto Facebook or troll Amazon for a deal. But for anyone who has accepted the convenience of unsecured Internet access, here's another ...


9 Lessons in Technological Etiquette for 21st Century Job Seekers

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—We may be in recovery, but if you're one of the millions of Americans still unemployed, it's hard to tell. And if you've been burning up cyberspace with your job search—e-mailing, texting, and "friending" potential employers until ...


Two out of Five Drivers Admit to Falling Asleep at the Wheel, Finds AAA Foundation Study

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—Two out of every five drivers (41%) admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point, with one in ten saying they've done so in the past year, according to a new AAA Foundation for ...


Quantitative Easing: What It May Mean for the Economy and Financial Markets

RISMEDIA, November 8, 2010—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve has announced a new "quantitative easing" plan aimed at bolstering the economy. So what's quantitative easing? The term is a mouthful, but is simple in execution: The central bank plans to boost its purchases ...


Around the Home: Playing Outdoors Can Supply a World of Benefits

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2010—(MCT)—Want to nurture a healthy, motivated student? Send your child outside for a daily dose of nature, say advocates of the No Child Left Inside movement. Once the school year starts, kids tend to hibernate indoors, but ...


Getaways: A Glimpse of America’s Best Vacation Rental Views

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel sites, announced its list of America's best vacation rental views, according to TripAdvisor travelers and editors. The list reveals some of the most beautiful rental homes available on TripAdvisor that ...


Halloween Candy Buy Back Program Provides Solution to Candy Overload

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2010—(MCT)—You might think that dentists embrace Halloween. That our annual sweet-a-thon conjures pleasant visions of drills whirring and accounts receivables swelling. But that is not the case, as dentists across the country are offering this week to ...


Fear of Germs Threatening the Handshake

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2010—Don't be surprised if your handshake is left hanging this cold and flu season. According to a recent survey commissioned by PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, 2 in 5 American adults (nearly 92 million people) have hesitated to ...


Survey Predicts Top Fitness Trends for 2011

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2010—This year's emphasis on nationwide health care reform has cemented the health and fitness industry's emphasis on the need for proper accreditation and certification, according to an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey of fitness trends ...


Consumers Plan to Cut Back on Holiday Spending This Year

RISMEDIA, November 1, 2010—Some shoppers may be loosening their financial belts a bit this holiday season, but ongoing economic turbulence continues to motivate many to insist on getting a bigger bang for their buck. According to a new Consumer Reports ...


Around the Home: Heating Bills Predicted to Rise 2.5 Percent This Winter

RISMEDIA, October 30, 2010—(MCT)—U.S. households will spend 2.5% more on heating fuels this winter than last year, with fuel prices rising "moderately," even as slightly milder weather is expected, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said recently. Average household spending for ...


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