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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Dictionary.com Selects “Change” as 2010 Word of the Year

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2010—Dictionary.com, a leading online and mobile dictionary announced it has chosen "change" for its 2010 Word of the Year. While the site witnessed search spikes around popular events such as "inception" when the blockbuster film hit theaters, ...


New Protections Add to Gift Cards’ Appeal

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2010—(MCT)—More than three-quarters of Americans are expected to buy a gift card this holiday season. And why not? They are convenient, and you don't have to go to the mall or worry about sizes. But there is ...


Famous Chefs Embrace the Tastes of the Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—While traditional recipes reign throughout the holiday season, many people turn to America’s favorite celebrity chefs to provide a unique twist on some holiday staples. So where do the masterminds behind these recipes cook up their own ...


Simple Tips to Change Your Financial Behavior

RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—(MCT)—Americans have a renewed interest in all things frugal during this recession. They're spending less money, using credit cards less, and the terms "frugalista" and "bargainista" have entered the daily lexicon. ...


Internet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—As the holiday shopping season and Cyber Monday approach, a growing majority of Americans—64%—report they have not made an online purchase from a specific website because of security concerns, according to a national poll recently released by ...


Despite Bad Economy, Americans Feel Thankful This Year

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2010—Despite the economic crisis in the U.S. which has put many out of work and forced others to accept decreased benefits and pay, two in five Americans (41%) say this Thanksgiving they feel they have more to ...


Taking a Peek at Celebrity Kitchens

RISMEDIA, November 22, 2010—Thanksgiving is right around the corner and across America, refrigerators and cupboards are being stockpiled with everything needed to cook turkey, create countless side dishes and bake multiple pies. In anticipation of the hours we’ll be spending ...


Around the Home: Celebrate Black Friday the Green Way

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2010—(MCT)—Black Friday—the shopping binge that follows the Thanksgiving eating binge—is often the busiest day of the holiday shopping season. In 2009, for example, Black Friday was the No. 1 shopping day of the year, according to ShopperTrak. ...


Getaways: Pets Influence Holiday Travel Plans

RISMEDIA, November 19, 2010—PetRelocation.com released the results of its first annual Holiday Pet Travel Survey of more than 7,000 pet owners worldwide, finding that sixty-three percent of pet owners say they travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) with their ...


10 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending under Control

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2010—The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we cherish. But for many of us, there are a few not-so-joyous holiday sights (a purse overflowing with credit card receipts) and sounds ...


10 Tips for Reducing Waste at Home

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2010—While America Recycles Day (November 15) is over, many homeowners are aware that they can make smarter decisions at home to help reduce waste while at the same time increasing comfort and safety. Now is the perfect ...


Americans Still Cutting Back on Small Things to Save Money

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2010—There are always small ways to save a little bit of money. Bringing lunch to work or skipping the morning latte may not feel significant, but the cost savings add up over the long run. A number ...


Survey Finds Business Travelers Anticipate More Trips in 2011

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—Business travelers are anticipating an increase in corporate travel for 2011, a welcome boost in customer demand for the hospitality and travel sectors, according to a new survey from Deloitte. By the end of 2011, 80% of ...


Around the Home: Energy Saving Tips for Fall

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2010—(MCT)—As autumn settles in and we set back the clock, rake the leaves and stoke the furnace, we have a lot of assumptions about the most environmentally friendly ways to proceed. But are those assumptions right? We've ...


Getaways: Enjoy the Holiday Season while Avoiding Busy Airports

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2010—Turkey isn't the only thing synonymous with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Orbitz recently unveiled its recipe for Thanksgiving travel with the Insider Index of the busiest airports during the November holiday. This year's index features both time-saving ...


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