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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


5 Easy, Inexpensive Paint Projects to Quickly Beautify Your Home

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—When time and money are in short supply, it’s hard to think about big remodeling projects. Debbie Zimmer, color expert with the Paint Quality Institute shares, “With a little imagination and a small outlay for top quality ...


Survey: Consumers Still Feeling Impact of Recession; Most Believe Tide has Turned and Things Are Improving

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—Even as economists consider the possibility of a double-dip recession, consumers are generally positive about the economy's future, according to survey results recently released by PerkStreet Financial, a progressive online financial services company. The survey, conducted online ...


Survey Reveals Majority of Apartment Dwellers Living without Renters Insurance

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Renters are 50% more likely to experience theft than those who own homes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Despite these risks, most apartment dwellers are still living without renters insurance. ...


Facebook Passes 500 Million User Mark

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—(MCT)—Facebook Inc. recently issued its own eye-popping status update: The world's most popular social networking site had surpassed 500 million users. And now, the Internet phenomenon that has transformed how the world communicates is eyeing another distinction—connecting ...


Around the Home: Reduce Air Pollution while Mowing Your Lawn

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Mowing the lawn is a weekly chore for many this time of year. What you probably don't realize is that your gas-powered mower is also contributing to bad air quality, right there in your own backyard. Until ...


Getaways: America’s Top 10 Sweetest Attractions

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites announced its list of the top ten sweetest attractions in the U.S., as identified by TripAdvisor editors. Travelers with a soft-spot for candy and hard-centered cynics alike will melt ...


Tips to Make the Most of Outdoor Training

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—(MCT)—With summer in full swing and the warm weather here to stay, now is the time to ditch the gym and take your workout outside. Parks, beaches, hiking trails and even urban landscapes offer great opportunities to ...


Study: Savings May Run Dry for Forty-Seven Percent of Boomers

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2010—(MCT)—Following the job and investing horrors of the last three years, many Americans fear they will end up in retirement like Old Mother Hubbard. ...


7 Italian Traditions That Help Maximize Family Time

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2010—Americans are busier than ever; between school, work, sports and after-school activities, families barely get to see each other throughout the week and rarely have time to sit down for a family meal. A new survey from ...


As Corporate Travel Rebounds, Business Travelers Book Smarter

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2010—With corporate travel on pace for a rebound in 2010, cost saving lessons from the past two years remain top-of-mind for individual business travelers. In the latest Orbitz for Business/Business Traveler Magazine Quarterly Trend Report, 70% of ...


Around the Home: Keep Your Cool while Conserving Energy

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2010—(MCT)—Depending on the climate where you live, cooling your home accounts for as much as 50% of the money you spend each month on utilities. As temperatures and humidity levels continue to rise, most of us are ...


Getaways: Hit the Road with Healthy Travel Tips

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2010—(MCT)—From diet-busting menus to life-threatening ailments, summer vacation is filled with hazards to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, whether you're going around the world or making a quick flight to grandmas, there are ways to stay safe and ...


Consumers Redefine the ‘Game’ of Shopping – Resourcefulness and Precision New Badges of Honor

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2010—American consumers have re-learned how to shop—and in the process re-shaped the playing field for both consumer product marketers and packaged goods retailers. The recession has made it necessary for Americans to rethink and adjust their shopping ...


Ninety Percent of Americans Do Not Regret Buying Their Current Home

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2010—A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. and conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International shows that, even with home prices sliding and mortgage rates the lowest in decades, the vast majority of Americans do not regret ...


This Summer’s Most Desired Vacation Destinations

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2010—Travel Ticker, a leading inspirational travel website announced the results of its 2010 Summer Travel Intentions Survey. This year, the travel bug seems to be back as 75% of respondents are planning to travel the same amount or ...


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