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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


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.  ...


Economic Troubles Encourage Coupon Savings Habit

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—Since the financial crisis deepened a year ago, coupon use has been on the rise. Marketers made substantially more coupons available to encourage consumer purchases, and shoppers responded by increasing their coupon use by approximately 20% during the ...


5 Fall Trends for the Frugal Fashionista

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2009—This fall, Prime Outlets and Celebrity Stylist Mark-Alan Harmon have made it possible for you to pick up the season's hottest fashions without cringing at the cost of filling your closet. Presenting The Fall 5, the ultimate guide ...


Many Executives Hesitant to be ‘Friended’ by Business Contacts

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2009—Thinking about "friending" your boss on Facebook? You may want to reconsider. According to a recent survey, nearly half of executives are uncomfortable being friended by the employees they manage (48%) or their bosses (47%). ...


Prepare Your Home for Swapping

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2009-(MCT)-Are you avoiding a vacation because you can't afford a hotel? If so, try house swapping. You start by joining a home exchange service. Once you've registered, you will find other families in cities you might want to ...


Late Summer Tips for Sprucing up Your Lawn

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-(MCT)-If your grass is looking shabby, a little bit of work now will ensure a thick, lower-maintenance lawn for years to come. In much of the country, the ideal time to renovate your lawn is late August ...


Getaways – Tour This Virginia State Park by Segway PT

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-(MCT)-Hoofing it through a state park can get you blisters and aching muscles. But, at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, the going gets easier when you see the changing landscape-woods, swamp, boardwalk, wildflowers and beach-from a ...


Does Your Pet Have Post-Summer Separation Anxiety?

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-Back-to-school time creates a dramatic shift in family schedules, which can have a devastating impact on family pets that have spent more time with their owners over the summer vacation season. ...


Follow These Tips and Be on Your Way to Smarter Spending

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-(MCT)-For many consumers, it's not lack of knowledge keeping them from spending smarter, but lack of experience. That's why a little time invested now could pay dividends for years. ...


Perk up Your Home in a Weekend

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-(MCT)-As summer draws to a close, home owners have home improvement on the mind. If you have been avoiding your around the home to-do list for fear that home improvement projects will take up too much time (that ...


Get Your Kids into Sleep Shape for Back-to-School

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-(MCT)-It's that time again, kids. Time to give up the late-night movies and quit sleeping until noon. Time to roll out of bed at dawn and get to the bus stop on time. ...


Let’s Make a Deal – Why You Should Ask for Lower Rent

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2009-(MCT)-It isn't easy to build up the nerve to ask your landlord for a reduction in rent. But these days having the gumption to renegotiate a lease is paying off as landlords struggle to find and keep tenants ...


Getaways – Thrill Rides for All Ages, Sizes

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-(MCT)-Why not add thrills to your summer? Pete Trabucco, author of "America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks" offers insight on family-friendly options for riding the rails. ...


Beware of 8 Spots Where Germs Lurk in Your Home

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-(MCT)-Wash your hands. That's a common mantra-and a worthy one-as the H1N1 flu continues to spread around the globe. ...


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