Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive
By Christina S.N. Lewis
RISMEDIA, Feb. 5, 2008--(The Wall Street Journal Online)--Representatives of the estate of Leona Helmsley have decided to list her Greenwich, Conn., mansion for $125 million, people close to the negotiations said.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 4, 2008--New Orleans, Louisiana has long been associated with Mardi GrasÑa time to enjoy life, party and simply have a good time. Whether you are looking forward to the extravagant parades, getting dressed up in costume, or attending a ball, the fun and vibrant mood that takes over New Orleans cannot be escaped.
RISMEDIA, Feb. 1, 2008-New survey findings suggest that an estimated 1.5 million employees may call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The "Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning" survey of 1,430 adults employed full-time was sponsored by The Workforce InstituteTM at Kronos® Incorporated and conducted online via Harris Interactive.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 31, 2008-(MCT)-You may not have tickets to the Superbowl, but you can relax in front of the TV and enjoy Buffalo chicken wings. The contrasting flavors and temperature-spicy chicken and tangy blue cheese; hot chicken and cold celery-conspire to make this dish a winner.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 30, 2008-As you make plans for where to watch the big game and which guacamole recipe to make, do you wonder what the super rich are doing during this mega week filled with celebrity parties and big ticket events? While most of us aren't readying our private jets or paying thousands of dollars to stay in a penthouse or purchase
RISMEDIA, Jan. 29, 2008-Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so you know what that means-it's time to plan a romantic getaway just for two. Hadn't even considered it? Perhaps you'd like to jet off to a ski resort for a quiet, snowy weekend...or hit the beach for some playful fun in the sun...or just spend several days exploring a nearby city.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 28, 2008-(MCT)-The evolution of the Big Game from, well, a game into a paean to Madison Avenue extravaganza, can be traced through its commercials. The average cost of buying air time for a Super Bowl commercial has gone up more than
RISMEDIA, Jan. 25, 2008-(MCT)-Kids need early education in finances. Parents, regardless of whether you think New Year's resolutions are poppycock or not, resolve this year to grow your child into a financially sound adult.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 24, 2008-That's the question MyFax, one of the leading Internet fax services, is asking office workers across North America. Rather than chastising people with messy offices or trying to change their ways, MyFax is actually celebrating the clutter with its MyFax Messy Office Contest.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 23, 2008-Whether it was his appearances in "American Gangster" or "The Great Debaters," Denzel Washington scores the top position as America's favorite movie star for the second year in a row on The Harris Poll's annual favorite movie star list. In second place, also for the second year in a row, is Charlie Wilson's War, or rather, Tom Hanks.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-(MCT)-On a cold night last week, about 40 people squeezed into the Newstead Tower Public House in St. Louis' Grove neighborhood for a five-course "beer dinner."
RISMEDIA, Jan. 21, 2008-(MCT)-As simple as it may seem, spending no more than you make isn't easy. "I think a lot of people don't understand what they spend their money on and without knowing that, it's hard to come up with a budget," said Cecil McPherron, a shareholder at Wealth Advisors of Colorado.
RISMEDIA, Jan. 18, 2008-The American Kennel Club® announced the "Top 10" most popular AKC® registered breeds for 2007. Their nationwide registration statistics revealed that the Bulldog - a popular sporting mascot and one of the most recognizable and iconic purebred dogs - has muscled its way into the 10th spot
RISMEDIA, Jan. 19, 2008-The old adage that you get what you pay for really is true when it comes to that most ephemeral of products: bottled wine. According to researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the California Institute of Technology, if a person is told he or ...
RISMEDIA, Jan. 17, 2008-(MCT)-Businesses are looking at ways to increase productivity and save some money on the rising costs of health insurance premiums. Employers have offered gym memberships, paid for smoking-cessation classes and stocked apples in vending machines. Health-conscious workers exercised and gave thanks.