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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


More Than Half of Motorists Use Cell Phones while Driving

RISMEDIA, January 3, 2011—More than half of U.S. motorists say they have used a cell phone while driving, but nine out of 10 say it should be illegal to do so, according to a survey sponsored by the Chubb Group ...


Getaways: Set a Course for Adventure in 2011

RISMEDIA, December 31, 2010—(MCT)—As we get ready to ring in 2011, Americans are already busy planning family getaways and vacations for the new year. If you are in the process of considering how travel will mix into your family's plans ...


5 Tips to Communicate More Clearly in 2011

RISMEDIA, December 30, 2010—As we get ready to say goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011, New Year’s resolutions are on everyone’s mind. If you are looking for a resolution that you can stick to this year, the Center for Plain ...


Sandra Bullock Named Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor for 2011

RISMEDIA, December 29, 2010—U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with Sandra Bullock in 2011, according to the fourth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. The cast of the reality TV show Jersey Shore was named the least desirable neighbor ...


Winter Driving Safety Q&A

RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—(MCT)—As the East Coast digs out of its first major winter storm of the season, here are five questions and answers on driving safely in the snow. ...


Mobile Digital TV Poised for Big Moves in 2011

RISMEDIA, December 27, 2010—(MCT)—Rabbit ears on a mobile phone? Well, not exactly, but broadcasters and gadget manufacturers are working to beam live television to portable devices.The broadcast industry has been developing mobile digital TV for several years, and a small ...


Getaways: Bring Pets Along on Family Trips

RISMEDIA, December 24, 2010—(MCT)—Planning a family getaway is fun, but the mere thought of leaving behind our furry friends can be painful. Fortunately, pet-friendly lodging and restaurants are plentiful. You'll also find a slew of gear and other pet products ...


Teens Go Old School, Quit Social Media

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—(MCT)—Starting one recent Monday, Tanner LeCount, 16, began calling his mom instead of texting her to let her know what he's doing. Eimanne El Zein, 17, gave up Facebook for runs with her dogs. Nicholi Wytovicz, 16, ...


5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health in 2011

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—When the big ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve, the calendar will change, but will you? After two years of recession and recovery, Certified Financial Planner Louis Scatigna, author of The Financial Physician (...


11 Proven Methods to Help You Land a Job

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2010—Today's job market is not for the faint of heart. Unemployment seems stuck at just over 9%, so whether you're laid off and looking or simply desperate to get out of a dead end job, you've got ...


Portfolio.com Ranks Most Attractive Retirement Cities

RISMEDIA, December 20, 2010—Portfolio.com, a national business news site for small and mid-sized business (SMB) executives revealed its latest U.S. Uncovered study, ranking the most popular and desired cities for retirement. The study, which used a six-part formula to rank ...


Around the Home: 8 Steps to a Cleaner Fridge

RISMEDIA, December 18, 2010—(MCT)—It’s America's dirty, sticky, smelly, well-chilled secret: Our refrigerators are not as clean as they should be. "The refrigerator is a spot in the house where it's easy to accumulate stuff," says Carolyn Forte, director of home ...


Getaways: 10 Ways to Save on Airfare in Any Season

RISMEDIA, December 17, 2010—(MCT)—Yes, fares on many routes are much more expensive this holiday season than last, but airfares are not static and there are relative deals to be had any time of year. Here is Airfarewatchdog.com's best advice for ...


Top 12 Money Saving Tips for 2011

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—While Americans are loosening their financial belts to accommodate holiday spending, come January, the bills will roll in. But where will they find the extra dollars to pay down their debt? A new report in the January ...


Computers Edging Out Bikes and Toys on Kids’ Holiday Gift Lists

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—(MCT)—Two-year-old Marcelina Doleglo walked straight up to the Dora the Explorer game playing on an iMac at the Oakbrook, Ill., Center Apple Store, set her Barbie doll down on the table and wrapped her tiny hand around ...


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