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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


5 Choices That Can Help You Live Longer

By Leslie Garcia ...


Takin’ It Easy – How to Cut Yourself a Break

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2008-(MCT)-Fitness magazines tend to advocate a similar tack on goal-setting: Tell one or a few trusted souls your plan. That way, you have a support staff, a watchdog group. ...


Getaways – A Taste of Old Europe and Mexico in Busy Guadalajara

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2008-(MCT)-The butterfly clearly knows about my superstition about small bright signs of good things because she is flitting about in the sunshine pouring into the lush, almost wild garden of this charming 10-room boutique hotel in Guadalajara. ...


Daylight-Saving Time – Lose an Hour, Gain a Good Night’s Sleep

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2008-SleepBetter.org, an educational sleep resource website, offers studied tips on successfully adjusting to the new sleep schedule imposed by the Daylight-Saving Time shift approaching on March 9, Sunday, at 2 a.m., Americans will turn the clock ahead and lose one hour of ...


How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

By Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden ...


Judging Luggage By Its Color

Commentary by Lori Borgman ...


Cool Weather, Dry Air are Rough on Hands

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2008-(MCT)-Until at least the spring thaw, most of us have to deal with the winter's chill and the damage it can do to our skin. Particularly on our hands. ...


Getaways: 10 Great Destinations to See Before it’s Too Late

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2008-(MCT)-That dream vacation-diving along the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps-could remain a dream forever if you don't get a move on. ...


How Do You Meet New People?

By Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson, R.N., and Ted Hagen, Ph.D. ...


In the Bag – Reusable Grocery Totes Replacing Paper, Plastic

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2008-(MCT)-Paper or plastic? Neither, thank you. That's what eco-savvy consumers are saying these days when they go shopping. They're shunning both in favor of BYOB-bring your own bag. ...


The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Your Car Battery

RISMEDIA, Feb. 27, 2008-(MCT)-Replacing a car battery can be a hassle so it is important to know how to keep this essential power source in top-notch condition. To help your car battery maintain its peak performance follow these suggestions by CarMax, the nation's largest ...


10 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient – and Green – in 2008

RISMEDIA, Feb. 26, 2008-"Going green" and "reducing your carbon footprint" are all the rage, but these trendy concepts are nothing new for the Alliance to Save Energy. That's because you can't be green without minimizing your energy use; and energy efficiency has always been ...


Getaways: Beaufort Has 18th-Century Seaport Charm

RISMEDIA, Feb. 25, 2008-(MCT)--Once a bustling seaport, Beaufort likes to boast that it's the third-oldest town in North Carolina, dating from 1709.Another distinction is its claim that it was once the headquarters of Blackbeard, the notorious pirate. ...


Simple Substitutes to Help Save Money while Eating Healthy

RISMEDIA, Feb. 22, 2008-(MCT)-This is the time of year when we turn our thoughts to making our meals more healthful, trying to live up to our resolutions to banish some of the bad stuff from the table. ...


How to Beat the Seat Cheats

By Marshall Loeb ...