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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


How to Take a Bite Out of Your Food Bill

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2009-Put your grocery budget on a diet and still eat well-it can be done. "On Wednesday, I look for the ads and plan my weekend shopping and clip coupons," said Tara Gidus, a spokeswoman for the American ...


It’s Time for An Emotional Stimulus Plan

RISMEDIA, February 21, 2009-(MCT)-Maybe it hits you only once in a while, whenever, say, you hear rumblings in the office that pink slips are coming, and suddenly there's that pang in your heart, the quickening of the thump-thump that are your pulse and your blood pressure rising like flames in a ...


Getaways – Google Earth Takes Web Surfers to Explore Sea Life

RISMEDIA, February 20, 2009-(MCT)-For years, Google Earth users could zoom in on their houses, take in the view from Ventura's Two Trees or scale the cliffs above Sespe Creek while clicking away on their home computers. ...


Economists Trace ‘Happiness Gap’

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2009-(MCT)-Polls show that Americans' sense of well-being went downhill last year right along with the stock market. But according to two University of Pennsylvania economists taking the long view, at least we're all in it together. ...


Tips for Cold and Flu Season

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2009-According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the common cold is one of the largest contributors to missed work and school every year. There are more than 200 documented viruses that can cause cold symptoms of varying severity, and no known cures, therefore, more emphasis ...


Liquidation Sales – What to Know Before You Go

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2009-(MCT)-At a time when the retail industry is experiencing an unprecedented number of bankruptcies, there's one related business that's undergoing a boom. ...


Food Can Play Big Role in Maintaining, Restoring Health

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2009- (MCT)-When you get a cold, do you spend hours at the drugstore trying to find a remedy that will stop the sneezing and dull the headache? ...


Mandolin Proves to Be More than Just a Family Heirloom

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2009-(MCT)-For years, an old mandolin that was passed down as a family heirloom held a secret from two sisters. ...


Former White House Chef Dishes on First Families and Famous Guests

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-(MCT)-Let's be honest: Americans are obsessed with life in the White House - from what presidents eat to behind-the-scenes gossip about events. And who better to share such stories than Roland Mesnier, the White House executive pastry ...


Treat Your Sweetie to the Flavor of Love

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2009- (MCT)-What's the most coveted confection for Valentine's Day 2009? Chocolate truffles are so last year: The flavor of the moment is chocolate-covered caramels with exotic salt. ...


Recession Got You Down? Don’t React – Act!

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2009-It's not uncommon for the typical cube-land employee to feel like a pinball, being bounced around from setback to setback. ...


Tips for Good Health Through Gardening

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2009-There is more to growing veggies and flowers than we thought. Jeffrey Restuccio, a leading authority on gardening and health, and author of "Get Fit Through Gardening," reveals common mistakes made by even the most experienced gardeners ...


Bright Little Ideas to Put the Sun to Work at Home

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-You may not be able to spend thousands of dollars to convert your house to solar power right now. But there are smaller, less expensive ways to do your environmental part with the sun's help. ...


Shape Up with Celebs

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2009-(MCT)-Along with the new year comes loads of diet books promising fantastic results if you follow their plan. This year, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has published his diet memoir "Slash Sugar, Cut Cholestorol, and Get a ...


Getaways – Hitting the Beech for Spring Break

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Southern. Spring. Skiing. Connect the dots, and you've got the picture of North Carolina's Ski Beech at Beech Mountain Resort, which, at an elevation of 5,506 feet, is the highest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains. ...


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