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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Sixty-Six Percent of Black Friday Weekend Shoppers Buying for Themselves

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—Black Friday may kick-off the holiday shopping season, but not everybody's out to buy gifts. Of the half of Americans who plan on shopping in stores or online over the Black Friday weekend, 66% say they'll be ...


Americans Redefining Their Lives Online and Offline with Social Media Tools

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Americans have dramatically integrated social networking tools into their lives. Euro RSCG Worldwide, one of the world's leading advertising and marketing agency networks, conducted a study on how people use the ever-changing options in social ...


Around the Home – The Ins and Outs of Recycling

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—According to a recent survey conducted by Plastics Make it Possible, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, nearly 70% of households make an effort to recycle at home. Of those homes ...


Getaways – Tips for Safe Thanksgiving Travel

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—This Thanksgiving, a record 40 million motorists are expected to take to the road. Additional motorists and winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations, so a team of million mile accident-free drivers are helping to make ...


Report Ranks Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2009—If you want to be healthy, live in Vermont—or at least act like you do. It is the healthiest state in the country, according to a new report from the nonprofit United Health Foundation. The annual ranking ...


7 Money-Saving Travel Tips

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Travelers are always looking for ways to save money, whether they are jet setting around the world or just down the road. Travel website Getaroom.com gives travelers the opportunity to find some of the lowest priced hotel ...


Tame the Holiday Chaos with Organizing Tips

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—(MCT)-The holidays typically send most families into high-stress mode. But before you start panicking, "The No. 1 thing is to put the pressure on paper," says Deniece Schofield, a home management expert and author of several books ...


Brush Up on Your Pet IQ before the Holidays Arrive

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Gone are the green days of summer, replaced by the changing leaves of autumn- a reminder that it's the perfect time to refresh your pet IQ before any holiday-related dangers come to haunt ...


Getaways – Top 10 House Swap Destinations

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—London heads the top ten list of "Best House Swap Destinations" according to prominent home exchange blogger Nicole Frank, an Advice Columnist for RoofSwap.com, a recently launched website that already has over 14,000 ...


What’s Your Diet Personality?

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Knowing who you are is the most important information you can have when it comes to losing weight, eating healthy, and changing your lifestyle—for life. What’s Your Diet Type? by Heather K. Jones, R.D, Mary Miscisin M.S. and ...


Neighborhood Crime Rates May Dictate Where Renters Choose to Live

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Renters seek a safe haven when searching for an apartment. According to a national Apartments.com survey, 96% of respondents said neighborhood crime rate influences where they choose to live. More than 750 renter survey respondents stated violent crimes ...


Easy Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

RISMEDIA, November 10, 2009—In a tough economic environment, eating well on a budget can be challenging. Tempting low-cost, high-calorie comfort foods are readily available, but often lack important nutrients that are sacrificed in exchange for convenience. With a few key skills ...


10 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—(MCT)—If you're ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors—smoking, ...


Around the Home – 5 Rules to Break When Decorating

RISMEDIA, November 7, 2009—(MCT)—Too often, when decorating our homes, we tend to gravitate toward what we have seen in catalogues or other people's homes. In other words, we re-create a "safe" look. It can turn into a predictable page out of ...


Getaways – Tips for the Cruise Novice

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—If you are one of the 80% of Americans who have never taken a cruise, this column is for you. ...


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