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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Survey Finds the Economy May Be Making Workers Healthier

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2010—The resounding effects of the economic downturn have some workers making healthier choices when it comes to lunch breaks and smoking habits during the work day. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 47% of workers report they ...


Around the Home: Tips to Survive the Second-Half of Summer

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—(MCT)—The fireworks are over, but the heated debate lingers about summer-time activities for kids. Once the Fourth of July has come and gone, parents are left with far more than a fifth or sixth of summer to ...


Getaways: Take a Classic American Vacation

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—(MCT)—Now that Independence Day has come and gone, a classic American vacation can help your family continue to celebrate our nation’s heritage. Here are a few ideas to get your started: ...


5 Exercises to Keep Desk-Bound Employees Moving

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2010—(MCT)—For those who sit in a cubicle more often than they care to admit, there are some simple ways to interject a bit of fitness into long days spent staring at a computer screen. ...


Mid-Sized Cities Thriving – Major Markets Offer Best Quality of Life

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—Coming on the heels of its ranking of the major markets that offer the best quality of life in America as part of its provocative new “U.S. Uncovered” series, Portfolio.com - a national business news site for ...


Feelings on Job Market Continue to be Grim

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2010—The phrase that people keep hearing is the economic crisis will end with a "jobless recovery" as new job creation continues to lag. Even Vice President Joe Biden recently conceded that not all the jobs lost in ...


Around the Home: Tips for a Successful At-Home Summer Camp

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2010—(MCT)—Summer camps offer time to play games, try new things and bond with other campers. But they are also expensive and not feasible for some families. But many parents have vacation time coming in the summer. Why ...


Getaways: 5 Things to Do in Washington, D.C., Beyond the Obvious

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—(MCT)—You already know the museums, the monuments and the mall. But there are other sides to our capital that make it a rewarding destination. As much as this is the nation's seat of government, it ...


Top 10 Coolest Beach Homes

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—What’s not to love about the beach? The soothing sound of crashing waves, kids building sandcastles and seagulls scrambling for free snacks, all while you relax on your beach towel, mindlessly drifting away on your private mental ...


10 Goals for First-Time Runners

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—The sun is shining, the nights are lighter and there is so much more motivation now to get out there and run. Going for a run around the block is free and it has so many advantages, ...


Fourth of July Tops Charts as Most Popular Outdoor Cooking Holiday

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Fired up for the Fourth; Americans agree Independence Day is the number one holiday for barbecues and outdoor cooking. In fact, 80% of adults say they plan to host or attend a cookout this Fourth of July, ...


Any Way You Tie It, Bow Ties are Back

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Call it nostalgic neckwear if you must, but any way you twist the trend, bow ties are back. Sales of the ties, dismissed for years as a quirky accessory for your old chemistry professor or oddball uncle, ...


Around the Home: Tips for a Great Looking Yard

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—Got a hundred bucks and a free weekend? Then you've got what it takes to invest in some yard care improvements. "Some of the best upgrades to your yard can be done with a few dollars ...


Getaways: Top Vacation Rental Hot Spots for 2010

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced the top vacation rental hot spots for 2010, based on TripAdvisor shopping data and site editors. These outstanding vacation rental destinations offer easy access to ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Plan to Vacation This Summer

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—While economic news may still not be great, the hallmark of the season - the summer vacation, may not be completely in jeopardy. Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are planning to take a summer vacation this year. This ...


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