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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


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 ...


How to Track Down Holiday Bargains

RISMEDIA, Nov. 21, 2007-(MCT)-As the infamous Black Friday approaches, bad economic news could bring good buys for holiday shoppers this year. ...


Holiday Rewards Increase for Small Business Employees this Season

RISMEDIA, Nov. 20, 2007-While predictions around consumer spending this holiday season may be modest, small businesses are still planning to spread some holiday cheer. According to Constant Contact's 3rd Annual 2007 Small Business Holiday Outlook survey, nearly half (48%) of the U.S. small business ...


Black Friday Web Site Traffic Increases 52%

RISMEDIA, Nov. 19, 2007-Online traffic to Black Friday advertising Web sites is rising earlier in 2007 compared to 2006, Hitwise reported. Online traffic to a custom category of Black Friday advertising Web sites increased 52% for the week ending Nov. 10, 2007 compared to ...


Nine Ways to Make a Good Impression While on the Job

RISMEDIA, Nov. 16, 2007-(About.com)-It is important that you make a good impression at work. If you make a good impression on your boss, he or she is more likely to give you more responsibility which can lead to promotions and raises. Here are nine ways to make a good impression at ...


Future Bosses Now Snooping on Social Networking Sites

RISMEDIA, Nov. 15, 2007-According to a new survey released by Vault.com, 44% of employers use social networking Web sites like MySpace and Facebook to examine the profiles of job candidates, and 39% have looked up the profile of a current employee. ...


How to Eat Well at a Convention

RISMEDIA, Nov. 14, 2007-Whether you're at NAR or any other industry conventions, you may know the feeling. That sleepless, hyperactive and completely sick to your stomach feeling. Most food at conventions and similar events isn't healthy in the least, but you can still follow the conventions ...


Tricks to Help You Eat Healthfully on the Road

RISMEDIA, Nov. 13, 2007-(CNN)-Amid the rush and stress of business travel, nutrition is often pushed aside. While worrying about beating traffic, making flights, preparing for meetings and presentations, who has the time or the energy to think about eating healthfully?Planning ahead and making wise ...


Countdown to NAR in Vegas: The Best Dining Bets

RISMEDIA, Nov. 12, 2007-As if the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for the 2007 REALTORS® Conference & Expo wasn't exciting enough, you can't visit the city of lights without networking at some of the city's best restaurants. Here, we've provided some MSN and ...


Countdown to NAR in Vegas: Prepare for a Long Plane Ride

RISMEDIA, Nov. 10, 2007-With only a few more days left until your departure to NAR's Annual Convention, many of you will find yourselves preparing for your flight. ...


How to Take a Great Nap

RISMEDIA, Nov. 8, 2007-(About.com)-Napping can be a great way to catch up on sleep, increase productivity and become more creative. Napping puts the body in a relaxed state, which counteracts the effects of daily stress. Studies have shown that napping can actually decrease risk ...


Four in Five of All U.S. Adults Go Online

RISMEDIA, Nov. 7, 2007-According to the latest Harris Poll, the number of adults who are online at home, in the office, at school, library or other locations continues to grow at a steady rate. In the past year, the number of online users has ...


How to Select a Pet Sitter

RISMEDIA, Nov. 6, 2007-With holiday travel just around the corner, it's never too soon to start thinking about pet arrangements, especially with the increasing cost of airfare, gas prices, etc. But it's something that all pet owners must come to terms with whether you're ...


Five Stress-Free Holiday Travel Tips

RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2007-With Thanksgiving just weeks away and the December holidays looming, it's time to start thinking about travel arrangements to avoid any unnecessary holiday stress. Last year, the Air Transport Association reported that more than 25 million passengers traveled on U.S. airlines ...


Falling Back

RISMEDIA, Nov. 3, 2007-While this past weekend spurred some confusion among some of our electronic devices, this weekend officially is the time to turn back the clock. ...