Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive
By Sharon Harvey Rosenberg
RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-(MCT)-With today being Earth Day, many consumers hope to do their spring cleaning with "green" or nontoxic products. Sometimes, it's hard to tell the environmentally friendly goods from the eco-pretenders.
RISMEDIA, April 21, 2008-Do you consider yourself environmentally aware? Are you the Chief Recycling Officer of your household? What about at work?
By Alan Solomon
RISMEDIA, April 18, 2008-OK, boys and girls, including all you chiffon-wearing princesses-it's time to go to your rooms and close your eyes and dream of whatever it is little darlings dream about these days.
RISMEDIA, April 19, 2008-(MCT)-Understanding colors really can help in creating awesome gardens. There was something magical about how we got color at the newspaper my family owned when I was growing up. As the pressman made his adjustments-a little more color here, a little ...
By Chris Welsch
RISMEDIA, April 17, 2008-(MCT)-(Pat Savu, a research chemist at 3M in Maplewood, Minn., says between family obligations and work, her life in the Twin Cities is "frantic." When she travels, she's looking for a different pace.
By Marshall Loeb
RISMEDIA, April 16, 2008-(MCT)-At every moment of every day, your bank, your other bank, your brokerage, and your credit card, mortgage and utility companies are recording every single money move you make. But until they come up with personalized
RISMEDIA, April 15, 2008-When it comes to reading, we know what genre Americans are reading, but what is Americans' favorite book? Across all demographic groups the number one book is The Bible. Behind The Bible, the Civil War is still being fought
By Marshall Loeb
RISMEDIA, April 14, 2008-(MCT)-Let's say you have some cash on hand, your job (or other source of income) is secure and you love a good bargain. What opportunities might a recession bring?
RISMEDIA, April 11, 2008-(MCT)-Is all the bad economic news leaving you feeling like you need a vacation? Brace for sticker shock. Rising gas prices, airline fuel surcharges and the plunging value of the U.S. dollar are boosting the cost of travel for Americans, just in time for spring break and summer vacation planning.
By Claudia Buck
RISMEDIA, April 10, 2008-(MCT)-April may be the cruelest month, but here are some tips to avoid financial foolery:
RISMEDIA, April 9, 2008-What happens when a pizza delivery driver decides to interview all of the successful people in his area in order to help him decide what he wants to do with his life? He finds direction, an occupation he loves, and the key to financial freedom.
By Julie Deardorff
RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-(MCT)-It's no wonder that fitness resolutions tend to fizzle by February. Americans vow to get in shape at the worst possible time of the year, just when miserable weather forces us indoors.
RISMEDIA, April 7, 2008-Studies show that Americans are working harder and longer than they ever did before. This places a higher premium on already prized vacation time. But for most, preparing for, going on and coming back from a break can prove
By Eric Sharp
RISMEDIA, April 4, 2008-(MCT)-Located at the extreme southern end of the 100-mile chain of islands called the Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island is 15 miles long and rarely more than
RISMEDIA, April 3, 2008-Four out of five people are interested in being "green," according to a nationwide survey among homeowners. And, nine out of 10 homeowners agree that improving the energy efficiency of their homes is one of the most useful actions to help the environment.