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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


What Matters Most to Merrymakers this Season

RISMEDIA, Dec. 13, 2007-According to a survey, a surprising number of customers rated being kissed on New Year's Eve as more important than meeting someone new, watching their weight over the holiday season, or getting all the right gifts this year. TouchTunes Corporation announced ...


Coping with ‘Holiday Blues’

RISMEDIA, Dec. 12, 2007-It happens once a year. The holidays creep up on us with family gatherings, presents, and shopping lists. Everybody seems happy and has somewhere to go. Even with all of the food and good cheer going around during the holiday season ...


Two-Thirds of Pet Owners Buy Their Pets Holiday Presents

RISMEDIA, Dec. 11, 2007-Whether it's a Persian or a Papillion, Fido or Fluffy, pet owners believe their pets are members of their family. Almost nine in 10 (88%) pet owners say their pet is a member of their family with just seven percent saying ...


Tips for Economic and Safe Holiday Lighting

RISMEDIA, Dec. 10, 2007-Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds customers that safely decorating their homes, work places and Christmas trees with energy-efficient lighting will brighten everyone's holiday season. ...


Ten Tips to Prevent Identity Theft during the Holidays

RISMEDIA, Dec. 7, 2007-With the holiday season in full swing, millions of Americans are hitting the malls and shopping online to find the perfect gift for every family member. However, in the confusion and bustle of the season, it's easy to let your guard ...


Holiday Gifts with a Twist

By Michael DeHaven ...


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

RISMEDIA, Dec. 5, 2007-December 5 marks the first full day of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November ...


Which Celebrities Top America’s Calling Wish List

RISMEDIA, Dec. 4, 2007-There are more than 44,600 minutes in the month of December. That's thousands of minutes for gift giving, caroling, eating, celebrating and now talking on your wireless phone. ...


10 Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

RISMEDIA, Dec. 3, 2007-The holidays are upon us, bringing all those images and sensations we cherish-the glow of the menorah, the fragrance of home-cooked meals and sugar cookies, and the sounds of the season in holiday songs, laughter, and shrieks of joy from kids ...


Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Busy Homeowners

RISMEDIA, Nov. 30, 2007-Surviving the holidays is hard enough without having to think about how to care for your home. For a busy homeowner, remembering to clean out the gutters and downspouts may be at the end of the weekend "to-do" list, however, it's ...


Five Ways to Avoid Scams, Shams and Spam on the ‘Net

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007-"Don't put hackers on your gift list." That's the advice from developers at Check Point® Software Technologies. Check Point is arming consumers to wage battle against Internet grinches this holiday season. ...


Holiday Shopping Behaviors by the Numbers

RISMEDIA, Nov. 28, 2007-The holiday shopping season once again makes its triumphant debut, with door buster deals, festive décor and retailers eagerly awaiting the big crowds. General Growth Properties, Inc. recently conducted a survey to take the pulse of consumers ready to "shop ‘til ...


Energy & Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

RISMEDIA, Nov. 27, 2007-The holiday season is here . . .and with the holidays comes decorating! The following are tips and suggestions to help ensure a safe holiday season from Philadelphia's PECO to get in the holiday spirit and ensure safety. ...


Top 6 Money Must-Dos before January 1

RISMEDIA, Nov. 26, 2007-It's easy to focus all of your "financial attention" on holiday spending, but some important financial loose ends must be tied up before the year's end. TheNest.com, hip home and lifestyle resource, taps its Money Expert (TheNest.com/money) Robert Pagliarini to help ...


Buying gifts for co-workers can be tricky

RISMEDIA, Nov. 23, 2007-(MCT)-Today marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, and that means the e-mail regarding this year's secret Santa gift exchange will soon be circulating the office. The challenge of buying for the co-worker gets added to that of buying ...