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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Around the Home: Playing Outdoors Can Supply a World of Benefits

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2011—(MCT)—Want to nurture a healthy, motivated student? Advocates of the No Child Left Inside movement propose that sending your child outside for a daily dose of nature is one of the best ways to promote a healthy ...


Getaways: Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2011—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, announced the results of its pet travel survey of more than 1,200 U.S. travelers, revealing that the majority of animal owners feel pets make for prime vacation companions. Sixty-one ...


10 Tips to Improve Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—(MCT)—With the price of regular unleaded gasoline topping $4 a gallon, auto information websites TrueCar.com and AutomMD.com have come out with a simple guide to get more mileage from your vehicle. ...


5 Steps to Transition to a Great Retirement

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—(MCT)—Research suggests that most Americans don't want to retire to a life of  just hitting a tiny white ball around a well-manicured lawn. Instead, they want to do something after they "retire" from their primary career. Trouble ...


National Study Shows Americans Continue to Spend More Time Grilling Outdoors

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—An annual nationwide study reveals that 7% of Americans report spending more than 10 hours each week cooking outdoors during their "grilling season." With this, almost half (49%) of all study respondents cite that they grill or ...


A Wake-Up Call for Gadget Lovers; Technology Robbing Us of Sleep

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—(MCT)—Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they're not getting enough sleep and late-night computer use, texting and video games are a significant part of the problem, according to a recently released national survey. ...


Around the Home: Turn Used Ink Cartridges into Money

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2011—(MCT)—Did you know that Americans use hundreds of millions of ink and toner cartridges for printers every year? And, estimates are that 70% of those are being sent straight to our landfills. This is enormously wasteful and ...


Getaways: Top Vacation Rental Hot Spots for 2011

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel sites, announced America's top vacation rental hot spots for 2011, based on TripAdvisor search data and site editors. These outstanding destinations offer a wealth of fun family activities and natural ...


10 Simple Ways to Get More Vegetables in Your Diet

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—(MCT)—Vegetables are important for a good diet—they can reduce risk of stroke, heart disease and some cancers and can contribute to healthy weight. The people at TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss support group, came ...


Consumers Still Hesitant to Switch to Newer, Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—(MCT)—Despite avid media coverage and education campaigns by the government and environmental groups, consumers still aren't flocking to newer, energy-efficient light bulbs. Even in states with long-running and well-funded programs to promote compact fluorescent lamps, only one ...


Study: Nearly 20 Percent of Drivers Use the Web behind the Wheel

RISMEDIA, March 8, 2011—(MCT)—Forget texting and driving or talking on the phone and driving: Those extremely dangerous habits are old news. The new worry, says a survey released by State Farm, is what the insurance company cleverly calls "webbing while ...


Simple Tips to Get Your Family to Exercise

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2011—(MCT)—Family walks, bike rides and backyard sports games are great, but there are many ways to make fitness appealing to kids. "You are only limited by your own imagination," says Rogenia David, owner of My Gym Children's ...


Around the Home: Going Green Adds up to Savings

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2011—(MCT)—We've all heard that going green is too expensive, not cost-effective, or that it just isn't financially responsible in these tough economic times. That's just not the case. There are ways to do your part to be ...


Getaways: For a Sportive Break, Head to Snow Country

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2011—(MCT)—If this winter’s weather has you and your family suffering from cabin fever, hitting the slopes may help get everyone energized. Here are five places to consider if you are planning a family ski trip. ...


Retailers Hope iPad Will Inspire Shoppers

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—(MCT)—At a time when shopping has lost most of its glamour, the star power of Apple's iPad has retailers' hearts beating faster. Merchants from Gucci to J.C. Penney are experimenting with ways to use electronic tablets in ...


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