Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive
By Kathy Van Mullekom
RISMEDIA, June 5, 2008-(MCT)-You're all set for a day at the beach or on the boat. Snacks and beverages are packed, towels are tucked into your tote bag and you've got
RISMEDIA, June 4, 2008-June is Internet Safety month. With hundred of millions of teens, pre-teens-and adults-around the world using social networking sites, there's no better time for parents to be aware of the fun, the benefits, the powerful attractions, and the potential
By Sue Stock
RISMEDIA, June 3, 2008-(MCT)-My key chain and my wallet are bursting with cards for frequent flier programs and retailers' loyalty clubs. I carry cards for 20 companies in
By Patricia Anstett
RISMEDIA, June 2, 2008-(MCT)-Can't stop smoking? Your employer wants to help. For the first time, a growing number of companies is offering free or reduced-cost smoking cessation strategies.
By Lauren Viera
RISMEDIA, May 30, 2008-(MCT)-Once upon a time, San Diego was known primarily for its pandas. The San Diego Zoo, one of the largest in the world, was lent two giant pandas from China in 1987, and Americans went
By Kara McGuire
RISMEDIA, May 29, 2008-(MCT)-Three friends-Jackie Smith, Catie Overfelt and Anna Dalager-are free of credit card debt and good with money. And they'd like to keep it that way
RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-The grilling season is heating up and regardless of whether you're crazy about charcoal or are gaga over gas grills, you need to make sure your grill is in good working order before heading out to the patio
By Virginia A. Smith
RISMEDIA, May 27, 2008-(MCT)-This spring, it seems, everyone is celebrating trees.
Three public gardens in the Philadelphia area are launching exhibits featuring tree houses
By Marshall Loeb
RISMEDIA, May 26, 2008-(MCT)-As Memorial Day kicks off the summer vacation season, are you wanting to go on a vacation this summer but not sure you can afford it? Sure, gas and food prices are high, but it's still possible to get away.
RISMEDIA, May 23, 2008-Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and commemorates the U.S. men and women who have died in our nation's service. What began as a time to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War, after World War I, it expanded to include those
By Joseph V. Amodio
RISMEDIA, May 22, 2008-(MCT)-Philip Meltzer is an optometrist. Some days, he's also a marriage counselor.
By Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.
RISMEDIA, May 21, 2008-(MCT)-It's graduation season, and this means it's time for job hunting. Joining the pool of applicants will be a lot of people who have been
The inside line on what cell phone tricks are true and what's just urban legend
RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008- (MCT)-My 13-year-old daughter ran into the dining room in an excited state. "Watch what my cell phone can do."
By Nzong Xiong
RISMEDIA, May 19, 2008-(MCT)-The next time you need to clean your kitchen countertops, don't rush to grab the disinfectant spray you usually use. Instead, dig around
By Kristin Jackson
RISMEDIA, May 16, 2008-(MCT)-In the 1890s, thousands of rugged miners swarmed onto ships in Seattle, sailing north to find their fortunes during the Alaska gold rush. These days it's cruise passengers who crowd the downtown waterfront and flock to Alaska: More than 835,000