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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Brush Up on Your Pet IQ before the Holidays Arrive

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Gone are the green days of summer, replaced by the changing leaves of autumn- a reminder that it's the perfect time to refresh your pet IQ before any holiday-related dangers come to haunt ...


Getaways – Top 10 House Swap Destinations

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—London heads the top ten list of "Best House Swap Destinations" according to prominent home exchange blogger Nicole Frank, an Advice Columnist for RoofSwap.com, a recently launched website that already has over 14,000 ...


What’s Your Diet Personality?

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Knowing who you are is the most important information you can have when it comes to losing weight, eating healthy, and changing your lifestyle—for life. What’s Your Diet Type? by Heather K. Jones, R.D, Mary Miscisin M.S. and ...


Neighborhood Crime Rates May Dictate Where Renters Choose to Live

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Renters seek a safe haven when searching for an apartment. According to a national Apartments.com survey, 96% of respondents said neighborhood crime rate influences where they choose to live. More than 750 renter survey respondents stated violent crimes ...


Easy Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2009—In a tough economic environment, eating well on a budget can be challenging. Tempting low-cost, high-calorie comfort foods are readily available, but often lack important nutrients that are sacrificed in exchange for convenience. With a few key skills ...


10 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—(MCT)—If you're ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors—smoking, ...


Around the Home – 5 Rules to Break When Decorating

RISMEDIA, November 7, 2009—(MCT)—Too often, when decorating our homes, we tend to gravitate toward what we have seen in catalogues or other people's homes. In other words, we re-create a "safe" look. It can turn into a predictable page out of ...


Getaways – Tips for the Cruise Novice

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—If you are one of the 80% of Americans who have never taken a cruise, this column is for you. ...


11 Simple Ways to Teach Kids about Money

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—Financially speaking, it’s a tough time to be a parent. While the economic turmoil may be behind us, many companies have frozen pay raises and bonuses while others have faced layoffs, and as a result, some families are ...


‘Distracted Driving’ Selected as Webster’s New World 2009 Word of the Year

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2009—“Distracted driving” - what many are guilty of when they use digital devices on the go - is rapidly entering law books around the world and earns the 2009 Word of the Year choice at Webster's New World® ...


Benefits of Walking during Work Hours Go Far

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2009—Sedentary desk jobs are robbing adults across the nation of their health and are one of the leading causes of rising adult obesity rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  ...


Shoppers Can Save 35% on Fall Grocery Bill Buying Store Brands

RISMEDIA, November 2, 2009—With the kids back in school and winter just around the corner, a new survey of supermarket prices on 25 commonly purchased items found that shoppers could save more than 35% by buying the retailer's brand instead of ...


Trick-or-Treat: Top Neighborhoods to Get the Most Candy

RISMEDIA, October 31, 2009—As real estate data geeks and candy lovers, the folks at Zillow decided to combine their passions and create the inaugural Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index to help city residents determine the best overall neighborhoods to trick-or-treat ...


Getaways – 13 Haunted Hideaways

RISMEDIA, October 30, 2009—As costumed monsters, superheroes, and creatures of the night take to the streets in search of candy tomorrow, many Americans will seek a good scare at theme parks, parties and eerie locations. In anticipation of the occasion, AAA ...


How to Choose the Perfect Pooch

RISMEDIA, October 29, 2009—(MCT)-In the market for a dog? It pays to look around in order to find the right dog that fits with your lifestyle. Picking the right dog to bring into your home take planning and work. Here's a ...


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