Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive
By Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson, R.N., and Ted Hagen, Ph.D.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 29, 2008-(MCT)-Do you need or want to increase your social network? If so, think about getting involved in some sort of exercise program. It's easy to meet new people this way.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2008-(MCT)-Paper or plastic? Neither, thank you. That's what eco-savvy consumers are saying these days when they go shopping. They're shunning both in favor of BYOB-bring your own bag.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 27, 2008-(MCT)-Replacing a car battery can be a hassle so it is important to know how to keep this essential power source in top-notch condition. To help your car battery maintain its peak performance follow these suggestions by CarMax, the nation's largest retailer of used cars:
RISMEDIA, Feb. 26, 2008-"Going green" and "reducing your carbon footprint" are all the rage, but these trendy concepts are nothing new for the Alliance to Save Energy. That's because you can't be green without minimizing your energy use; and energy efficiency has always been and remains the quickest, most cost-effective way to use less energy
RISMEDIA, Feb. 25, 2008-(MCT)--Once a bustling seaport, Beaufort likes to boast that it's the third-oldest town in North Carolina, dating from 1709.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 22, 2008-(MCT)-This is the time of year when we turn our thoughts to making our meals more healthful, trying to live up to our resolutions to banish some of the bad stuff from the table.
By Marshall Loeb
RISMEDIA, Feb. 21, 2008-(MCT)-Buying tickets for shows, concerts and sporting events online is akin to walking a virtual tightrope, with box offices and authorized companies on one side and ticket scalpers on the other.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 20, 2008-(MCT)-Everyone needs a spring break, right? For the twenties crowd, it can mean partying in Cabo or volunteering in New Orleans. Families will find March opening dates at kid-friendly attractions. The rest of us? Check out these ideas for sophisticated city getaways.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 19, 2008-(MCT)-No matter where you call home, as February drones on, you may be getting that inevitable "I need to get away" itch. To feed your imagination, here are some of this year's picks for overseas adventures:
RISMEDIA, Feb. 18, 2008-Each of the major sports has had some image problems recently, but their popularity all remains relatively unchanged since last year. Three in 10 Americans who follow one or more sport (30%) say that professional football is their favorite sport, almost unchanged from last year when 29% said it was their favorite.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 15, 2008-(MCT)-Italy can pose a challenge to wine lovers who want to move beyond the familiar Chianti, Soave, prosecco and Asti. With 20 regions and some 2,000 wine grape varietals, it's hard to know where to start. Add to this a four-tiered quality control system that doesn't always guarantee
RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-Nearly 60% of young U.S. couples surveyed argue over money at least once a month, according to PayPal's second annual "Can't Buy Me Love" survey. Meanwhile, issues relating to work and household responsibilities top the list for couples in the UK. In both countries, sex ranked low on the list of couples' common arguments, coming in fifth.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 13, 2008-With Valentine's Day just a day away, Amazon.com, Inc. announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America. After compiling sales data of romance novels, relationship and sex books since Jan. 1, 2008, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the top 20 most romantic cities in the United States are:
RISMEDIA, Feb. 12, 2008-If you do not have a Valentine this year, don't worry-just join the millions of other Americans who will be buying their own gifts on February 14. The flowers that are delivered to the front desk may not be from the significant other. A Bill Me Later/Ipsos Insight survey released today found that eight million Americans have
RISMEDIA, Feb. 11, 2008-(MCT)-Say the words "grilled cheese" to anyone and watch them melt as easily as processed, pasteurized American. It's the ultimate comfort food that unites young and old. Not only that, it's in vogue.