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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


11 Simple Ways to Teach Kids about Money

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—Financially speaking, it’s a tough time to be a parent. While the economic turmoil may be behind us, many companies have frozen pay raises and bonuses while others have faced layoffs, and as a result, some families are ...


‘Distracted Driving’ Selected as Webster’s New World 2009 Word of the Year

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2009—“Distracted driving” - what many are guilty of when they use digital devices on the go - is rapidly entering law books around the world and earns the 2009 Word of the Year choice at Webster's New World® ...


Benefits of Walking during Work Hours Go Far

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2009—Sedentary desk jobs are robbing adults across the nation of their health and are one of the leading causes of rising adult obesity rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  ...


Shoppers Can Save 35% on Fall Grocery Bill Buying Store Brands

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2009—With the kids back in school and winter just around the corner, a new survey of supermarket prices on 25 commonly purchased items found that shoppers could save more than 35% by buying the retailer's brand instead of ...


Trick-or-Treat: Top Neighborhoods to Get the Most Candy

RISMEDIA, October 31, 2009—As real estate data geeks and candy lovers, the folks at Zillow decided to combine their passions and create the inaugural Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index to help city residents determine the best overall neighborhoods to trick-or-treat ...


Getaways – 13 Haunted Hideaways

RISMEDIA, October 30, 2009—As costumed monsters, superheroes, and creatures of the night take to the streets in search of candy tomorrow, many Americans will seek a good scare at theme parks, parties and eerie locations. In anticipation of the occasion, AAA ...


How to Choose the Perfect Pooch

RISMEDIA, October 29, 2009—(MCT)-In the market for a dog? It pays to look around in order to find the right dog that fits with your lifestyle. Picking the right dog to bring into your home take planning and work. Here's a ...


Money and Finances Are Young Adults’ Biggest Concerns

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2009—AARP's LifeTuner initiative recently released a survey that demonstrates how financial concerns are pervasive in every aspect of young adults' lives and suggests that a general reluctance to discuss money with friends and family could ...


Exercising Outside Can Revitalize Workouts

RISMEDIA, October 27, 2009—(MCT)—If you belong to a gym and have fallen off the fitness wagon, maybe a trip to the park or beach is in order. Not to lie on your back, but to get moving again. So ...


Chicago Tops List of America’s Most Stressed Out Cities; Miami Is Most Laid Back

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2009—Residents of Chicago say they have the least amount of balance in their lives, while people in Miami claim to have the most, according to a new survey, the Princess Cruises Life Balance Barometer. Rounding out the ...


Around the Home – 8 Cheap and Easy Costume Ideas

RISMEDIA, October 24, 2009—(MCT)—This Halloween, the only thing scarier than ghouls, ghosts and goblins is the economic forecast. Finances are tight this fall, which means less money for freaky festivities and expensive store-bought costumes. Luckily, a spooky solution may be as ...


Getaways – Cultural and Heritage Travel Focuses on History and Tradition

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—A recent research study reveals that 78% of all U.S. leisure travelers participate in cultural and/or heritage activities while traveling, translating to 118.3 million adults each year. With cultural and heritage travelers spending an average of $994 per ...


Decorate Your Pumpkin in Style This Season

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—The art of pumpkin carving is a centuries-old tradition, dating back to an ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, meaning summer's end. Over time, the tradition has evolved and the carved pumpkin (or Jack-o-Lantern) has become one of the ...


Two Flu Vaccines, Twice the Number of Questions

RISMEDIA, October 21, 2009—(MCT)—The annual ritual of fending off the flu is more complicated than usual this fall as Americans weigh the opportunity to receive two vaccines to protect against different types of influenza.  ...


Recession Causes Spike in Tortilla Sales while Flower Sales Decline

RISMEDIA, October 20, 2009—(MCT)—In a recession, it seems, people eat more tortillas and stop buying flowers for their sweethearts. It's not actually that simple, but tortilla makers landed on a recently released top-10 list of best performing privately held companies, and ...


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