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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Survey: ‘Casual’ Video Game Play Encouraged by Parents, Grandparents

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2007-PopCap Games, a developer and publisher of casual games, unveiled the results of the largest survey of players of "casual" computer/video games ever conducted. Among the nearly 7,500 adult respondents who took part in the survey, nearly a third (31%) indicated ...


The New American Workforce: Older Workers

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2007--Labor Day is an opportune time to reflect upon the American workforce. Since the inception of Labor Day 125 years ago, the complexion of the workforce we honor has changed dramatically. Increasingly these laborers are older Americans.The U.S. Bureau of Labor ...


Traffic.com Expands City Offerings in Time for Labor Day Road Trips

RISMEDIA, August 30, 2007-Traffic.com announced expanded U.S. coverage and increased local content that will make driving easier for Labor Day weekend travelers. Recent enhancements to the Traffic.com Web site will also help people navigate congestion during the back-to-school traffic rush. ...


Why You Shouldn’t Treat Your Boss Like the Enemy

By Marshall Loeb ...


How to Keep Kids and Teens Safe on the Internet

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2007-We teach our children to be safe in the real world -- to look both ways before crossing a street, not to talk to strangers and other valuable life lessons. Parents also need to teach pre-schoolers, tweens and teenagers how to be safe on the Internet. ...


Are You Primed for a Promotion?

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2007-Think that an employee's work speaks for itself when it comes time for reviews, promotions or landing a new position? That is not necessarily the case according to a new survey from Yahoo! HotJobs and Banana Republic, which found that wardrobe is becoming an increasingly important factor for ...


Mom Knows Best: Research Shows Moms are Surfing the Web Surprisingly Often

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-DoubleClick Performics, the performance marketing division of DoubleClick Inc., unveiled data resulting from a search usage study targeting the "moms" segment and completed in cooperation with Microsoft and ROI Research, "Searcher Moms - A Search Behavior and Usage Study." The data illustrate heavy search engine usage in support ...


Money Can’t Buy Happiness, but Can Happiness Buy Money?

By Paul B. Farrell ...


10 Safe Vehicles Less Than $25,000 from CARandDRIVER.com

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—The "10 Safe New Vehicles for Less Than $25,000" list from CARandDRIVER.com arrives this week, just in time for the final weeks of summer. ...


What Affects the Current and Future Happiness of America’s Youth

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2007—MTV and The Associated Press began releasing the findings of an in-depth, seven-month study into happiness and young people: how happy they are, what makes them happy and what they're doing to ensure future happiness. Overall the study shows that young people (13-24) today are generally very ...


Harnessing the Sun to Put Solar Power to Use

By Jennifer Openshaw ...


Are You Happy? Most Americans Say They’re Satisfied with the Lives They Lead

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2007—Overall, recent studies show Americans are definitely satisfied with the life they lead. Almost all (94%) say they are satisfied, with over half of U.S. adults (56%) saying they are very satisfied with the life they lead and 38% somewhat satisfied. Just 6% are not satisfied with the ...


Men’s Health Reveals Healthiest Countries for Men

RISMEDIA, August 16, 2007—Men’s Health magazine reveals the healthiest countries for men in the upcoming September ‘07 issue, hitting newsstands this week. The first-ever international health survey polled over 20,000 men worldwide and utilized data from the World Health Organization, Euromonitor International, the United Nation’s International Labour Organization, and the ...


Buyer Beware: Skeletons in the Closet

RISMEDIA, August 15, 2007--How much do you suppose a pile of crunchy dead bugs on the basement floor will affect the selling price of a $500,000 home? How about a life-size skeleton hanging in the closet, or an open coffin in the basement with a dummy vampire inside? Or an overly ...


Chocolate is Here to Stay: Sales Forecast to Reach $18 Billion by 2011

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2007—Directly on the heels of Campbell's announcement of a possible sale of lux chocolatier Godiva, consumer research firm Packaged Facts has released The U.S. Market for Chocolate report, showing a mature market although still primed for growth from $16 billion in 2006 to $18 billion in 2011. ...