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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Telecommuting Is On the Rise

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2010—(MCT)—When you can read your e-mail at the beach, hold a videoconference in your dining room and chat with a co-worker from a doctor's waiting room, is there finally a new definition of "the office"? The numbers ...


Don’t Let Vacation Bust Your Budget – 6 Tips to Keep Costs Down

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2010—(MCT)—Whether you're driving, flying or hanging at home, Memorial Day weekend marked the start of the summer travel season.And it can quickly become a budget-buster. ...


High Gas Prices as Summer Driving Season Arrives Don’t Have to Mean Pain at the Pump

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2010—Memorial Day weekend marked the start of summer driving season, and though gas prices typically rise this time of year, there are ways that drivers can increase their fuel efficiency and save money, says the Alliance to ...


Around the Home: 5 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2010—Most houses have at least one small room. While small and cozy works for some, others prefer larger, airier rooms to allow things to look more spacious. Designers get paid thousands of dollars to help clients ‘transform’ ...


Getaways: Top 10 Adventure Learning Destinations

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2010—According to a February 2010 report by Conde Nast Traveler, 72% of affluent travelers are interested in customized trips where they can learn the culture and history of a destination. The same report states that in the ...


More Than Half of Workers Feel They Need a Vacation Now More Than In the Past

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2010—With the official start of summer vacation season just around the corner, workers are planning to take time off and they are feeling more at ease about it. More than half (56%) of workers say they are ...


Enjoy Coffee-House Creations That Won’t Break the Bank

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2010—A cup of specialty coffee can run an average of $3 per drink- and that's without additional flavors, extra espresso shots and milk substitutions. For daily coffee drinkers, that adds up to more than $1,000 a year. ...


Number of Memorial Day Holiday Travelers Expected to Increase 5.4 Percent

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2010—AAA recently projected the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Memorial Day holiday weekend will increase 5.4% from 2009 with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home. Last year, 30.5 million Americans traveled ...


Workers’ Waistlines Growing in Recession

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2010—(MCT)—This may not feel like a time of plenty. But many American workers' waist lines are expanding through the weak economy, according to a new survey by Chicago-based CareerBuilder. ...


Around the Home: Only the Bold Dare to Play with Color

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2010—(MCT)—Of all the ways to be bold when choosing decor, I find that using bold colors is the hardest one to pull off. It's like making a promise you know you might not keep. ...


Americans More Likely to Travel, Spend This Year

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2010—(MCT)—The "staycation" is so last year. Americans who plan to vacation this summer will spend more money and stay away longer than last year, when staying home was more the norm, according to a new survey commissioned ...


Americans Plan to Continue Eat-at-Home and Frugal Shopping Habits Post Recession

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2010—While the recession forced millions of Americans into the kitchen and to develop an eat-at-home mindset, a new survey released by ConAgra Foods, one of North America's leading food makers, shows that despite the ease on economic ...


Secrets to Keeping Your Credit Score High

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2010—(MCT)—A happy consequence of this Great Recession is that Americans are widely expected to be better consumers. That means we'll only take on loans that we can afford, pay off credit-card debt at the end of each ...


Great Train Journeys: Riding the Rails around the World

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2010—(MCT)—I've crossed the Atlantic on an ocean liner, but missed the era when your choice of line went beyond "Cunard." I can count the number of long-haul flights I've actually enjoyed on one hand - with two ...


Around the Home: Do Your Part: Eat Local Produce

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2010—(MCT)—Nothing beats the taste of a tomato right off the vine or a ripe peach just picked from the tree. Fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables always taste better and it's been proven that they're usually better for you. ...


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