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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways: History, Shopping and the Sound of Bagpipes Mingle along Edinburgh’s Main Street

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—(MCT)—The castle is a man's place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine—and it's survived for 880 years. Tiny St. Margaret's Chapel, with its simple white nave ...


How Parents Can Help Their Sons Navigate the Challenges of Adulthood

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—(MCT)—Fidgeting hands, shuffling in seat, dressed too casually. These scribbles began to fill John Brantley's notepad as he toured around the Southeast as a job recruiter. As he expected, those with less professional experience appeared more nervous. ...


Downsizing? How to Live Large in a Small Space

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(MCT)—It's a constant battle: Small versus big. Less or more? There are arguments to support both sides. Having just downsized to the smallest apartment I have ever lived in, I was intrigued by the idea of small ...


National Survey Reveals More Than Half of Active Apartment Hunters are Renting by Choice

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—Existing-home sales dropped 27% in July 2010 from the prior month, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Unpredictable home values plus a soft job market have many Americans turning toward renting as a more affordable ...


Study: Wind Energy Can Power Much of the East Coast

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—(MCT)—The strong winds off the Atlantic Ocean could become a cost-effective way to power much of the East Coast—especially North and South Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, a new study says. The report by the ...


Around the Home: 5 Ways to Help Your Children Manage Schoolwork and Stress

RISMEDIA, October 2, 2010—(MCT)—If you're still plagued by show-up-for-the-final-and-realize-you've-never-been-to-class nightmares, you know schoolwork anxiety is no small matter. So how do you help your kids cope before stress tanks their confidence and their grades? Here are five steps to help ...


Getaways: America’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel sites announced the top ten fall foliage destinations in the U.S., according to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 2,300 travelers. From mountain peaks to seaside ports, these destinations offer ...


Study: People Would Rather Disconnect Than Decaffeinate

RISMEDIA, September 30, 2010—In honor of National Coffee Day (September 29), Filterfresh Coffee Service, Inc., a leading provider of home and office coffee products and supplies released its 2010 Filterfresh Coffee Report. The report spills the beans on coffee drinking ...


London Home to Most Expensive Apartment

RISMEDIA, September 29, 2010—(CBS MoneyWatch)—Shakespeare. The Beatles. The Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Fish’n'chips served in a centuries-old London pub. England has a lot going for it and has just added to its international bragging rights: It is now ...


Spending Smart: Money Myths May Be Costing You

RISMEDIA, September 28, 2010—(MCT)—Consumers go about their daily lives believing certain things about money and repeating conventional wisdom that just isn't true—and it could be costing them. Here are some common myths related to money that, once dispelled, might save ...


One in 10 Americans Use an eReader; One in 10 Likely to Get One in Next Six Months

Reading used to be simple. One would get a book—either purchased or taken out of a library, and read it. Now, the options for reading still include these two, but there is also the option to download a book onto ...


Around the Home: Fall Vegetables to Plant Now

RISMEDIA, September 25, 2010—(MCT)—Fall offers some of the best vegetable gardening. In fact, autumn's cool weather and Jack Frost's nippy touches can enhance the flavor of healthy greens. Pamela Crawford, author of Easy Container Combos: Vegetables and Flowers offers the ...


Getaways: Top 10 Celebrity Chef-Owned Restaurants in the U.S.

RISMEDIA, September 24, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites announced its list of the top ten celebrity chef-owned restaurants in the United States, as identified by TripAdvisor editors and travelers. Truly the cream of the crop at their ...


12 Ways to Save Calories and Money When Eating Out

RISMEDIA, September 23, 2010—Whether you're having dinner at a five-star restaurant, lunch at your local diner, or a bite at a fast-food chain, these tips can help you dine out without overeating or overspending. ...


A Consumer’s Guide to Health Care Overhaul

RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—(MCT)—By Sept. 23, the six-month anniversary of the enactment of the health care overhaul, many of the law's provisions will be in effect. Most consumers, however, won't see any changes until after Jan. 1, when their new ...


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