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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – Deals Pose Dilemma: Buy Now or Wait ‘Till Later?

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-(MCT)-Anyone who's shopped for an airfare or a hotel recently knows travel is on sale, whether the destination is as far as London or as close as Orlando or San Francisco. ...


Take-Kids-to-Work Day Serves as Crash Course in Workplace Realities

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-(MCT)-Some school-age children across the nation will descend on their parents' offices today in what likely will be a crash course on today's workplace realities. ...


Yoga Offers Escape from Daily Grind

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-(MCT)-Yoga's gentle, healing nature can alleviate stress. Sitting, lying or standing on a mat forces the body to slow down and moves the brain away from life's distractions to a point of mental clarity. ...


Earth-Friendly Money Habits You Can Easily Adopt

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2009-(MCT)-If only cash sprouted as easily as backyard weeds, we'd all be cheering. But greening up your wallet is still doable. In homage to Earth Day (April 22) here are some Earth-friendly money habits you might want ...


48% of Americans Active on Social Networking Sites

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2009-It may seem like everyone is "Twittering" or updating their Facebook pages, but half of Americans (51%) do not use Twitter or have a MySpace or Facebook account. Just under half (48%) of adults have either a ...


Getaways – Artful Ways to See the Midwest

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2009-(MCT)-About this time of year, everyone craves color. Enough of barren trees and the grime left behind after a snowy winter. Spirits are in dire need of uplifting after weeks of grim economic news. Everyone needs beauty, ...


Times Square Grows Urban Jungle in Honor of Earth Day

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-When reaching for a paper towel to wipe a spill, or a napkin to dab the mouth or even a tissue to wipe a nose, most people don't consider the vast tree harvesting needed to produce these ...


5 Ways to Cut Costs and Save Time Online

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-The Internet is full of great information, but it's also a useful cost-savings resource. During uncertain economic times, it's more important than ever for consumers to understand all the ways they can make the most of the ...


Bargains Abound in These Hot Markets

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-Attention, potential homebuyers: home prices have fallen more than six percent over the past year, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which tracks 292 U.S. metropolitan areas. If you are a homebuyer looking for a bargain, ...


Time to Get Your Mower in Gear

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2009-(MCT)-With the arrival of Spring and April showers, homeowners find themselves with a list of new chores that need to be accomplished now that the weather is nice. Along with the showers comes the task of mowing ...


Getaways – Sonoma County Offers More Than Just Wine

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-(MCT)-Wine-weary visitors to Northern California have a friend in Sonoma County. It's not that wine isn't important here - it surely is with more than 200 active wineries - but people don't get into a lather over ...


8 Ways to Maximize Tax Filing Season

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-The United States federal income tax filing deadline of April 15 is less than a week away, and Bills.com reminds taxpayers of eight ways to get the most from their tax returns - and how to get ...


Go Green – Water Your Lawn Less and Reap the Eco-Benefits

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-(MCT)-With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), many of us are thinking of ways in which we can live a greener lifestyle. Now that spring has arrived, one of the best ways to go green ...


It’s Back to Basics: Americans Find Affordable Foods Already in Pantry

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2009-More and more American families are getting back to the basics in a variety of ways, including their choice of foods. But a return to familiar and affordable foods doesn't have to mean sacrificing nutrition or variety. ...


‘Tis the Season to Spruce up Your Finances

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Spring's arrival is obvious. The weather's warmer, the days longer and you seem to have a little more energy. Chances are some of that energy will be used for spring cleaning - washing the windows, cleaning the ...