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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


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. ...


The Smart Way to Send Yourself Packing

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009-(MCT)-You know you shouldn't do it. You tell yourself it will never happen again. You've learned your lesson. Next time will be different. ...


Sticking to a Budget Gives You More Freedom, Not Less

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2009-(MCT)-One word seems to turn off consumers like no other-no matter how strapped they are: "budget." ...


Real Estate Celeb Scene: Irked by ‘Millionaire’ Claim, Trump Fights On

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2009-(MCT)-Donald Trump is taking another swing at the New York Times writer he claims foiled several large real estate deals by deliberately underestimating Trump's worth in a book. ...


Latest Government Report Shows More Than 50 Pesticides on the Fruit. How Can You Avoid The Risks?

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-(MCT)-As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive organic? Pricey farmers market? Cheap peaches from the ...


Video Conferencing Allows Companies to Cut Travel Plans

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-(MCT)-Just a few years ago, Advanced Micro Devices executive Linda Starr racked up a million air miles a year in business travel. Now she logs a mere 100,000 miles per year, thanks to sophisticated video conferencing technology. ...


White House to Beach House

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009- (MCT)-By modern standards, the white- and green-trimmed cottage that overlooks the famed Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard looks anything but presidential. ...


High School Reunions Fertile Ground for Informal Job Networking

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-(MCT)-Between the reminiscing, dancing and drinking that took place at last month's Allen Park High School Class of 1979 reunion in Allen Park, MI, Janet Jablonski and Todd Gilliam also did some networking. ...


Are You Committing Career Suicide on Facebook?

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2009-‘Like Mick Jagger, you are self-centered and people either love you or hate you.' ...


Consumers Seek Big Change with Home Improvement Projects

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2009-Like many home improvement jobs, a painting or coating job can be daunting. To exacerbate the issue, consumers-more so than in the past are looking for a "big change" from a painting project (60% in 2009 versus ...


Getaways – Seats for Frequent Flier Awards Scarce despite Recession

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-(MCT)-If you're cash-strapped and banking on frequent flier miles to make a last-minute summer vacation possible, you may be disappointed. ...


Click Your Way to a New Home

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Play an online game, win a house. It sure may sound too good to be true, but it is indeed a legitimate offer being made by a new website called Play4Property.com. ...


As Workplaces Shrink, Can We Afford to Take Time Off?

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-(MCT)-Sunshine glowed on patches of mountain snow. An occasional trout broke the sparkling Maggie Pond. A gentle breeze stirred the fir tree outside our Breckenridge, Colo., window. ...


Consumers Making Changes to Increase Savings

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-Consumers are cutting back on expenses and shopping around for the best places to save money, according to survey results released by Ally Bank. The survey showed a significant number (77%) of consumers have sacrificed discretionary purchases, including ...


Job Market Is Sweet for Those Who Tweet

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-Now more than ever, it pays to be a regular user of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as employment odds are increasingly favoring social media addicts. Employers are searching for people who are "addicted" to these sites, because social ...


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