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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Top 10 Tips for Burn and Fire Prevention

RISMEDIA, September 21, 2009—In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported per year. The Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation reports that, of those injuries, between 8,000 and 12,000 of the burn patients die and approximately one million ...


Open the Garage to Organization

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009—(MCT)—Signs your garage needs organizing: Your entire wardrobe is gray to disguise the salt marks from squeezing past your car; you have to buy a third set of crutches, because you can't remember where in the garage you put ...


Getaways – Celebrate Autumn on the Susquehanna

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—With a variety of festive Fall activities, Autumn's the perfect season to get out and play along the Susquehanna River in York County. Take a hot air balloon ride to get a bird's eye view, see centuries old ...


9 Ways to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Privacy

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—Nearly everyone is using the Internet these days to find information or connect with others. But surfing the Web can still sometimes feel like the Wild West. Despite technological advances to help reduce the risk of identity theft, ...


From Italy, with Skill – Bocce 101

RISMEDIA, September 16, 2009—(MCT)—If you can roll a ball, you can play bocce. But it takes years of practice to master the game brought to America by Italian immigrants. "It's the most easy game in the world," says Salvatore Cascone, president ...


Shoppers Eating More Meals at Home, Cooking Meals to Save Money

RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009—Whole Foods Market, one of the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced results from its annual Food Shopping Trends Tracker survey conducted by Harris Interactive, which found that two out of three (68%) U.S. adults have changed ...


Getaways – National Park Extremes

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—(MCT)-In August 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Park Service. Since then, 391 destinations have been designated as national parks, monuments, seashores, battlefields and other recreational and cultural sites under the control ...


Bath Time Tips for Your Four-Legged Friend

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—When Fido or Fifi needs freshening up, there's good grooming to be done in your bathroom, backyard or at a do-it-yourself dog wash. "We keep dogs in our houses. We let them sleep ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Concerned about H1N1, But Most Don’t Change Hygiene Habits

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—The good news is that Americans recognize that good hygiene is an effective line of defense against the H1N1 virus (previously known as Swine Flu). The bad news: the awareness has not driven a change ...


Sit Properly, for Slouch Can Lead to ‘Ouch’

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—(MCT)—For many Americans, sitting for eight hours straight is pivotal to the job, not to mention that post-work leisure time plopped on the La-Z-Boy watching TV or playing video games. Occasionally we'll get up to ...


Getaways- Sensational Ways to Savor and Save on Colorado’s Brilliant Fall Foliage

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—With fall just around the corner, now is the time to experience Colorado during one of the state's best kept secrets, autumn.  ...


Economic Troubles Encourage Coupon Savings Habit

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—Since the financial crisis deepened a year ago, coupon use has been on the rise. Marketers made substantially more coupons available to encourage consumer purchases, and shoppers responded by increasing their coupon use by approximately 20% during the ...


5 Fall Trends for the Frugal Fashionista

RISMEDIA, September 2, 2009—This fall, Prime Outlets and Celebrity Stylist Mark-Alan Harmon have made it possible for you to pick up the season's hottest fashions without cringing at the cost of filling your closet. Presenting The Fall 5, the ultimate guide ...


Many Executives Hesitant to be ‘Friended’ by Business Contacts

RISMEDIA, September 1, 2009—Thinking about "friending" your boss on Facebook? You may want to reconsider. According to a recent survey, nearly half of executives are uncomfortable being friended by the employees they manage (48%) or their bosses (47%). ...


Prepare Your Home for Swapping

RISMEDIA, August 31, 2009-(MCT)-Are you avoiding a vacation because you can't afford a hotel? If so, try house swapping. You start by joining a home exchange service. Once you've registered, you will find other families in cities you might want to ...


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