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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Valentine’s Day Survey: Money Still Can’t Buy Love

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-Nearly 60% of young U.S. couples surveyed argue over money at least once a month, according to PayPal's second annual "Can't Buy Me Love" survey. Meanwhile, issues relating to work and household responsibilities top the list for couples in the UK. ...


Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America

RISMEDIA, Feb. 13, 2008-With Valentine's Day just a day away, Amazon.com, Inc. announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America. After compiling sales data of romance novels, relationship and sex books since Jan. 1, 2008, on a per capita basis ...


Are You Guilty? Americans Admit to Sending Themselves Gifts on Valentine’s Day

RISMEDIA, Feb. 12, 2008-If you do not have a Valentine this year, don't worry-just join the millions of other Americans who will be buying their own gifts on February 14. The flowers that are delivered to the front desk may not be from the ...


How to Cook up Oozing Goodness

RISMEDIA, Feb. 11, 2008-(MCT)-Say the words "grilled cheese" to anyone and watch them melt as easily as processed, pasteurized American. It's the ultimate comfort food that unites young and old. Not only that, it's in vogue. ...


2008 Super Bowl Ads Increase Online Integration

RISMEDIA, Feb. 8, 2008-This year's Super Bowl drew an estimated 97.5 million viewers. With such a captive audience, advertisers strive to create that one commercial that viewers will remember and dub their favorite. Increasingly, this has meant engaging the viewer to participate with online interaction. ...


Getaways: Disney World’s Contemporary Resort Lives up to its Name

RISMEDIA, Feb. 7, 2008-(MCT)-Here's good news for all of us who are still collecting birthdays. You can be 36 years old and as cool as you were at 18 or 20. Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort proves it. ...


How to Woo Valentine’s Day Customers

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, nearly half of U.S. small businesses (46%) anticipate strong holiday sales according to Constant Contact's 3rd Annual Small Business Valentine's Day Outlook survey. This represents an increase in optimism for the holiday over last year, when ...


Leona Helmsley’s Lair to List for $125 Million

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Mardi Gras: The ‘Greatest Free Show on Earth’

RISMEDIA, Feb. 4, 2008--New Orleans, Louisiana has long been associated with Mardi GrasÑa time to enjoy life, party and simply have a good time. Whether you are looking forward to the extravagant parades, getting dressed up in costume, or attending a ball, the fun ...


Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning

RISMEDIA, Feb. 1, 2008-New survey findings suggest that an estimated 1.5 million employees may call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The "Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning" survey of 1,430 adults employed full-time was sponsored by The ...


How to Turn Up the Heat for the Big Game

RISMEDIA, Jan. 31, 2008-(MCT)-You may not have tickets to the Superbowl, but you can relax in front of the TV and enjoy Buffalo chicken wings. The contrasting flavors and temperature-spicy chicken and tangy blue cheese; hot chicken and cold celery-conspire to make this dish ...


How the Super Rich Do the Super Bowl

RISMEDIA, Jan. 30, 2008-As you make plans for where to watch the big game and which guacamole recipe to make, do you wonder what the super rich are doing during this mega week filled with celebrity parties and big ticket events? While most of ...


Home Is Where the Heart Is: 5 Reasons to Escape to a Vacation Home

RISMEDIA, Jan. 29, 2008-Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so you know what that means-it's time to plan a romantic getaway just for two. Hadn't even considered it? Perhaps you'd like to jet off to a ski resort for a quiet, snowy weekend...or ...


High Risks Mean High Rewards: Will this Year’s Super Bowl Ads Make the Cut?

RISMEDIA, Jan. 28, 2008-(MCT)-The evolution of the Big Game from, well, a game into a paean to Madison Avenue extravaganza, can be traced through its commercials. The average cost of buying air time for a Super Bowl commercial has gone up more than 60-fold ...


A Penny Learned: 6 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Fundamentals

RISMEDIA, Jan. 25, 2008-(MCT)-Kids need early education in finances. Parents, regardless of whether you think New Year's resolutions are poppycock or not, resolve this year to grow your child into a financially sound adult. ...