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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Americans Adapt to Earning Less, but Paychecks May Never Recover

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2010—(MCT)—Richard Siegel is not among the unemployed. Between running a charity, writing songs and doing stand-up comedy, he's got gigs aplenty. He's just making about half of what he once did. ...


How Journaling Can Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

RISMEDIA, June 7, 2010—As life gets more complex, sometimes we feel like we're bouncing from one circumstance to another, like a pinball caught in a never-ending game. But one expert believes that something as simple as writing about your day ...


Around the Home: Tackle Your Clutter Zones

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2010—(MCT)—Peter Walsh has you all figured out. You bought the melon baller because it was on sale and you like melon. You've held on to that 3-year-old magazine because you will make the recipe on Page 127. ...


Getaways: Dining with the Stars – Top 10 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced its top ten celebrity-owned restaurants in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. Travelers starving for mouth-watering main dishes served with a side of ...


Telecommuting Is On the Rise

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2010—(MCT)—When you can read your e-mail at the beach, hold a videoconference in your dining room and chat with a co-worker from a doctor's waiting room, is there finally a new definition of "the office"? The numbers ...


Don’t Let Vacation Bust Your Budget – 6 Tips to Keep Costs Down

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2010—(MCT)—Whether you're driving, flying or hanging at home, Memorial Day weekend marked the start of the summer travel season.And it can quickly become a budget-buster. ...


High Gas Prices as Summer Driving Season Arrives Don’t Have to Mean Pain at the Pump

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2010—Memorial Day weekend marked the start of summer driving season, and though gas prices typically rise this time of year, there are ways that drivers can increase their fuel efficiency and save money, says the Alliance to ...


Around the Home: 5 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2010—Most houses have at least one small room. While small and cozy works for some, others prefer larger, airier rooms to allow things to look more spacious. Designers get paid thousands of dollars to help clients ‘transform’ ...


Getaways: Top 10 Adventure Learning Destinations

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2010—According to a February 2010 report by Conde Nast Traveler, 72% of affluent travelers are interested in customized trips where they can learn the culture and history of a destination. The same report states that in the ...


More Than Half of Workers Feel They Need a Vacation Now More Than In the Past

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2010—With the official start of summer vacation season just around the corner, workers are planning to take time off and they are feeling more at ease about it. More than half (56%) of workers say they are ...


Enjoy Coffee-House Creations That Won’t Break the Bank

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2010—A cup of specialty coffee can run an average of $3 per drink- and that's without additional flavors, extra espresso shots and milk substitutions. For daily coffee drinkers, that adds up to more than $1,000 a year. ...


Number of Memorial Day Holiday Travelers Expected to Increase 5.4 Percent

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2010—AAA recently projected the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Memorial Day holiday weekend will increase 5.4% from 2009 with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home. Last year, 30.5 million Americans traveled ...


Workers’ Waistlines Growing in Recession

RISMEDIA, May 24, 2010—(MCT)—This may not feel like a time of plenty. But many American workers' waist lines are expanding through the weak economy, according to a new survey by Chicago-based CareerBuilder. ...


Around the Home: Only the Bold Dare to Play with Color

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2010—(MCT)—Of all the ways to be bold when choosing decor, I find that using bold colors is the hardest one to pull off. It's like making a promise you know you might not keep. ...


Americans More Likely to Travel, Spend This Year

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2010—(MCT)—The "staycation" is so last year. Americans who plan to vacation this summer will spend more money and stay away longer than last year, when staying home was more the norm, according to a new survey commissioned ...


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