Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate: Course 1.
Effective Presentation Skills for Sales Professionals: Skills for Sales Success: Part Five.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
Bundle 1: CIPS Core Course (US Version).
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (Non-US Version).
nar

Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – Cultural and Heritage Travel Focuses on History and Tradition

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—A recent research study reveals that 78% of all U.S. leisure travelers participate in cultural and/or heritage activities while traveling, translating to 118.3 million adults each year. With cultural and heritage travelers spending an average of $994 per ...


Decorate Your Pumpkin in Style This Season

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—The art of pumpkin carving is a centuries-old tradition, dating back to an ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, meaning summer's end. Over time, the tradition has evolved and the carved pumpkin (or Jack-o-Lantern) has become one of the ...


Two Flu Vaccines, Twice the Number of Questions

RISMEDIA, October 21, 2009—(MCT)—The annual ritual of fending off the flu is more complicated than usual this fall as Americans weigh the opportunity to receive two vaccines to protect against different types of influenza.  ...


Recession Causes Spike in Tortilla Sales while Flower Sales Decline

RISMEDIA, October 20, 2009—(MCT)—In a recession, it seems, people eat more tortillas and stop buying flowers for their sweethearts. It's not actually that simple, but tortilla makers landed on a recently released top-10 list of best performing privately held companies, and ...


Halloween Goes to the Dogs – Tips to Ensure Your Dog Has a Safe and Fun Halloween

RISMEDIA, October 19, 2009—With Halloween just around the corner, many dog owners are gearing up to dress themselves, their children, their homes and their dogs in Halloween attire. Holidays are always fun- especially Halloween- and we like including our pets ...


Around the Home – Make a Place for Students

RISMEDIA, October 17, 2009—(MCT)—Ben Franklin once said that nothing is certain but death and taxes, but students know that homework runs a strong third.  ...


Getaways – Museum Remembers the Life of Walt Disney

RISMEDIA, October 16, 2009—(MCT)—From the moment one delves into the new Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio, it becomes apparent that this is no Mickey Mouse operation.  ...


Americans Playing Tricks with Treats This Halloween

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2009—Trick-or-treaters beware; adults are stashing sweets for themselves this year. According to the National Confectioners Association's (NCA) 2009 Halloween Survey, four in ten adults admit that they purposely keep treats behind, instead of giving all the loot away ...


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – How to Get Rid of Hard-to-Recycle Items

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2009—(MCT)—You're committed to curbside recycling. Now how do you tackle the tough stuff? Check out these solutions for seven hard-to-recycle items.  ...


Internet Users Oppose Being Tracked in Exchange for Tailored Advertising

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2009—(MCT)-Roughly two-thirds of Americans oppose being tracked on the Internet in exchange for receiving tailored advertising, according to a new study by scholars from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley.  ...


Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center Kicks Off 2009-10 Season

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2009—The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center will open today, October 12th 2009, to kick off the 2009-10 winter season. It is the world's most famous ice skating rink, with more than one-quarter-of-a-million skaters visiting each year between October ...


Around the Home – Preparing House for Winter Goes Far to Make it More Energy Efficient

RISMEDIA, October 10, 2009—(MCT)-Every fall, we button up the house by cleaning and checking, fixing and sealing. Turns out that getting the house ready for winter isn't just a cold-winter thing—it's an eco-friendly thing, too. A ...


Getaways – Dare to Visit a Real Haunted House

RISMEDIA, October 9, 2009—"In the heart of New Orleans' Cities of the Dead, lies The Mortuary, where if you're not screaming, you're already dead!" The Mortuary Haunted House opened its doors for the season just over a month ago. The ...


Being a Green Consumer Means Living Conscientiously

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2009—(MCT)—Green living in a down economy has become a concern for many Americans, but while adopting eco-conscious practices may seem challenging at first, it's simple to make an impact.  ...


Whistle – Don’t Tweet – while You Work: Majority of Companies Prohibit Social Networking on the Job

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2009—Workers who want to share the latest news with Facebook friends and Twitter followers will need to wait until after hours or risk violating company policy, a new survey suggests. More than half (54%) of chief information officers ...


Our Latest News >>