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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Around the Home – 10 No-Cost Tips for Saving Energy

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—Looking for fast, free ways to save on energy around the home this winter? According to Tom Kraeutler, host of the nationally-syndicated home improvement radio show, The Money Pit, there are many common-sense things you can do ...


Getaways – Travelers Hitting Holiday Sleighs but Feeling Pressure of Family Stays

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities, has announced the results of its December holiday travel survey of more than 1,200 travelers. Despite the economy, the number of Americans traveling for the holidays ...


Some Myths about Cats and Dogs are Not Only False, They’re Dangerous

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It’s a common phrase, but one that holds more myth than fact. Old myths about pets continue to be passed down from generation to generation. "While some myths are ...


5 Tips to Help Make a Positive Impression at Company Parties

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—A new survey by The Creative Group suggests managers pay attention to how employees behave at their company holiday events. Nine out of 10 executives (92%) polled recently said workers' office party antics can affect their career ...


Worker Confidence Shows Slight Improvement; More Workers Express Likelihood to Job Hunt

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—The Spherion Employee Confidence Index increased by 0.7 points to 49.1 in November 2009. The Index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, reveals that more workers are confident ...


Top Picks for Automotive Gifts

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—With nearly a quarter of a billion vehicles on the road in the U.S., a gift for the car is something just about everyone can use. "Automotive gifts do not have to be limited to the gear ...


Around the Home – Photo Tips for the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, holiday parties and plenty of precious memories in the making. Why not take some helpful hints from the experts and create visually appealing photos that everyone will ...


Getaways – 10 Reasons to Take a Family Cruise This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2009—With the holidays quickly approaching, there is still time to consider enjoying the festivities and loved ones on a stress-free cruise vacation. Here are the top ten reasons why everyone should cruise through the holidays: ...


9 Reasons to Provide the Gift of Music This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—With interest in recreational music making at an all-time high, according to a 2009 Gallup Poll conducted by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the holidays are the perfect time to share the gift of music ...


9 Out of 10 Drivers Distracted behind the Wheel

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Nine out of ten drivers say they have engaged in distracting and potentially dangerous activities while driving, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. ...


Take Caution When Using Debit Cards for Holiday Purchases

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—(MCT)—With the holiday shopping season in full swing, when consumers step up to the cash register to pay for their holiday purchases this year, a large percentage will pay with a debit card. ...


‘Leggo My Eggo’ – Eggo Waffles in Limited Supply

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2009—(MCT)—North Vermilion Street County Market sales associate Lisa Juvinall doesn't mind if someone doesn't "Leggo her Eggo." ...


Around the Home – Should Your Walls go Black?

RISMEDIA, November 28, 2009—(MCT)—Black walls are popping up in upscale shelter magazines, hipster design blogs and just about everywhere in between. Witness the black dining room at the Benjamin Moore paints website, where "Black Satin" is one of the featured ...


Getaways – Top 5 U.S. Airports to Get Stranded in

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—SeatGuru, one of the Web's most comprehensive resources for airline information, released its pick of the top five domestic airports to be stuck at, should travelers experience flight delays in their upcoming holiday travel season. SeatGuru founder ...


Carving the Meaning Out of Thanksgiving Traditions

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—Friends and families will gather tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving and partake in their annual traditions. Whether they spend the day eating turkey, enjoying a parade, baking pies, watching football or all of the above, Americans know how ...


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