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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Around the Home: Reduce Air Pollution while Mowing Your Lawn

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Mowing the lawn is a weekly chore for many this time of year. What you probably don't realize is that your gas-powered mower is also contributing to bad air quality, right there in your own backyard. Until ...


Getaways: America’s Top 10 Sweetest Attractions

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites announced its list of the top ten sweetest attractions in the U.S., as identified by TripAdvisor editors. Travelers with a soft-spot for candy and hard-centered cynics alike will melt ...


Tips to Make the Most of Outdoor Training

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—(MCT)—With summer in full swing and the warm weather here to stay, now is the time to ditch the gym and take your workout outside. Parks, beaches, hiking trails and even urban landscapes offer great opportunities to ...


Study: Savings May Run Dry for Forty-Seven Percent of Boomers

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2010—(MCT)—Following the job and investing horrors of the last three years, many Americans fear they will end up in retirement like Old Mother Hubbard. ...


7 Italian Traditions That Help Maximize Family Time

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2010—Americans are busier than ever; between school, work, sports and after-school activities, families barely get to see each other throughout the week and rarely have time to sit down for a family meal. A new survey from ...


As Corporate Travel Rebounds, Business Travelers Book Smarter

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2010—With corporate travel on pace for a rebound in 2010, cost saving lessons from the past two years remain top-of-mind for individual business travelers. In the latest Orbitz for Business/Business Traveler Magazine Quarterly Trend Report, 70% of ...


Around the Home: Keep Your Cool while Conserving Energy

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2010—(MCT)—Depending on the climate where you live, cooling your home accounts for as much as 50% of the money you spend each month on utilities. As temperatures and humidity levels continue to rise, most of us are ...


Getaways: Hit the Road with Healthy Travel Tips

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2010—(MCT)—From diet-busting menus to life-threatening ailments, summer vacation is filled with hazards to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, whether you're going around the world or making a quick flight to grandmas, there are ways to stay safe and ...


Consumers Redefine the ‘Game’ of Shopping – Resourcefulness and Precision New Badges of Honor

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2010—American consumers have re-learned how to shop—and in the process re-shaped the playing field for both consumer product marketers and packaged goods retailers. The recession has made it necessary for Americans to rethink and adjust their shopping ...


Ninety Percent of Americans Do Not Regret Buying Their Current Home

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2010—A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. and conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International shows that, even with home prices sliding and mortgage rates the lowest in decades, the vast majority of Americans do not regret ...


This Summer’s Most Desired Vacation Destinations

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2010—Travel Ticker, a leading inspirational travel website announced the results of its 2010 Summer Travel Intentions Survey. This year, the travel bug seems to be back as 75% of respondents are planning to travel the same amount or ...


Survey Finds the Economy May Be Making Workers Healthier

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2010—The resounding effects of the economic downturn have some workers making healthier choices when it comes to lunch breaks and smoking habits during the work day. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 47% of workers report they ...


Around the Home: Tips to Survive the Second-Half of Summer

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—(MCT)—The fireworks are over, but the heated debate lingers about summer-time activities for kids. Once the Fourth of July has come and gone, parents are left with far more than a fifth or sixth of summer to ...


Getaways: Take a Classic American Vacation

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—(MCT)—Now that Independence Day has come and gone, a classic American vacation can help your family continue to celebrate our nation’s heritage. Here are a few ideas to get your started: ...


5 Exercises to Keep Desk-Bound Employees Moving

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2010—(MCT)—For those who sit in a cubicle more often than they care to admit, there are some simple ways to interject a bit of fitness into long days spent staring at a computer screen. ...


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