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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Shoppers Eating More Meals at Home, Cooking Meals to Save Money

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Whole Foods Market, one of the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced results from its annual Food Shopping Trends Tracker survey conducted by Harris Interactive, which found that two out of three (68%) U.S. adults have changed ...


Getaways – National Park Extremes

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—(MCT)-In August 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Park Service. Since then, 391 destinations have been designated as national parks, monuments, seashores, battlefields and other recreational and cultural sites under the control ...


Bath Time Tips for Your Four-Legged Friend

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—When Fido or Fifi needs freshening up, there's good grooming to be done in your bathroom, backyard or at a do-it-yourself dog wash. "We keep dogs in our houses. We let them sleep ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Concerned about H1N1, But Most Don’t Change Hygiene Habits

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—The good news is that Americans recognize that good hygiene is an effective line of defense against the H1N1 virus (previously known as Swine Flu). The bad news: the awareness has not driven a change ...


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 ...


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