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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Bonding over Board Games – Family Game Night Is Back

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2009-Board games are making a roaring comeback during these turbulent economic times as families turn to affordable, healthy, family-centric entertainment. ...


Getaways – Economy Got You Down? Celebrate!

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-While the economy continues to struggle, cruise lines continue to thrive as Americans look for ways to leave the doom and gloom behind. Celebration Cruise Line, a new cruise line that operates two and three-night cruises to Nassau, ...


Second-Hand Savvy: Shoppers Seek Stylish Bargains at Second-Hand Clothing Stores

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-(MCT)-Julia Roberts does it. So does Penelope Cruz. And so does just about everybody else these days. They're wearing and buying pre-owned or used clothes.As the recession slogs on, shoppers are becoming more savvy about finding deals. ...


Homeowners Sharing their Living Space as Budgets Shrink

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-(MCT)-More than the stone angel in the front lawn or the framed portraits above the stairway, the lavender-hued bedroom is the real tip-off. This Garland, Texas, two story house is no typical bachelor pad.  ...


Survey Says: You’re Not Alone If Starting a Business Has Crossed Your Mind

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-If you've ever found yourself saying: "I should start my own business," you're not alone. Most Americans say they have at least considered starting their own business, or have actually done so at least once in their ...


‘Tis the Season – With Spring Comes a New Savings Plan

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-(MCT)-The Government has calculated the savings rate within America as being close to zero for a number of years, but as we find ourselves in the throes of a recession, most Americans are taking a step back ...


Getaways- Bargains Abound – Deals May Be Best during Recession

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-(MCT)-Your household budget screams, "No, no, no," but the alluring deals gently whisper, "Yes, yes, yes." While the current economy has most Americans working harder than ever, the word ‘vacation' has become a concept that to most is ...


Social Networks and Blogs Popular Online Activities

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-Now visited by over two-thirds (67%) of the global* online population, "member communities," which include both social networks and blogs, have become the fourth most popular online category - ahead of personal email. Member communities are growing ...


Now’s the Time to Grow Your Own

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-(MCT)-2009 might turn out to be the year that more of us get back to the good Earth. At a time when your grocery store receipt may leave you breathless, many are taking matters into their own ...


Make Time for Shared Reading during National Reading Month

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2009-Nearly all parents (98%) polled in a LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc- commissioned Harris Interactive survey agree that reading to children from a young age is very important, although the priority may get lost in the shuffle as parents ...


‘Tis the Season- Prepare for Spring with Old-Fashioned Spring Cleaning

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2009-(MCT)-With the arrival of Spring comes the arrival of the dreaded words ‘Spring cleaning,' and with Spring being less than a week away, there is no doubt that these words have crossed your mind as thoughts of ...


Getaways – The Luck O’ the Irish

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-(MCT)-For you intrepid travelers who, looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day, might have a trip to Ireland in your future, I have a trivia question for you. What do the Duke of Wellington and the Guinness family ...


Man’s Best Friend Deserves Nothing but the Best

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-(MCT)-No one wants to cut back on spending for their pet- and only one out of seven of us does, according to an Associated Press survey conducted in December. But a recent Consumer Reports article suggests that expensive ...


Casual Cleaning? Bring It

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2009-(MCT)-You think nobody sees those dust bunnies under that bed? You think you can just huff and puff and blow the dust off those mini-blinds? Trust me, you're not fooling anybody with those scented candles. Cinnamon spice, ...


Swap to Shop – A Solution to the Credit Crunch

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2009-(MCT)-It really is the oldest profession in the world-swapping stuff you have for stuff you want. But with credit crunch and tight economic times, bartering is gaining a new, higher profile.From individuals trading with one another to ...


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