Modern Life

Published on January 24, 2022 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series. Submit them at: FactCheck@AP.org. By EMMA H. TOBIN...
Published on January 23, 2022 - Page 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart...
Published on January 23, 2022 - Page 22
The chip and supply chain shortages of 2021 have been difficult for automakers and consumers. But something positive has emerged from the chaos for...
Published on January 23, 2022 - Page 23
When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to create. The knitting or crocheting is just part of it. A fun online calculator at...
Published on January 23, 2022 - Page 23
It’s a time to set big money goals for the next 12 months. That might mean finally paying off debt, buying a house or taking a long-delayed vacation...
Published on January 23, 2022 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) — The next book in Ibram X. Kendi’s prolific and award-winning publishing career is a picture story with a hopeful message. Penguin...
Published on January 22, 2022 - Page 8
Applying to college typically comes with some uncertainty. But this year’s applicants are tackling one additional question: What should you do when a...
Published on January 22, 2022 - Page 18
Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those...
Published on January 21, 2022 - Page 5
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) —A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools,....
Published on January 17, 2022 - Page 7
BRUSSELS (AP) — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check. Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check. Keep away from test missiles in North...
Published on January 16, 2022 - Page 23
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — For Nicole Ollila, 2021 was the year she found out her family was more extended than she imagined. In the fall, she got a...
Published on January 16, 2022 - Page 23
A solid credit score can be the difference between qualifying for an apartment or a low-interest car loan or missing out. So to have credit ready...
Published on January 16, 2022 - Page 23
One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience. But which features are essential?...
Published on January 16, 2022 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick will release a series of books through the children’s publisher Scholastic, starting with a picture story. “I...
Published on January 15, 2022 - Page 6
One of the challenges with electric vehicles is figuring out how much they cost to operate. The price of fully charging an electric vehicle’s battery...
Published on January 11, 2022 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) —This year’s tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday...
Published on January 10, 2022 - Page 4
During the first several months of the pandemic in the U.S., Dina Levy made her young daughter and son go on walks with her three times a day. They...
Published on January 9, 2022 - Page 23
The freshest style in decor these days is mixing styles. Traditional and contemporary often work well together. Think abstract art with an...
Published on January 9, 2022 - Page 23
Since the COVID-19 vaccine started becoming available, there have been more opportunities to impulse spend on items and experiences you didn’t get to...
Published on January 9, 2022 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) — For Alicia Keys, “Girl On Fire” isn’t just a million-selling single, but the title and inspiration for a young adult graphic novel...
Published on January 8, 2022 - Page 10
ROME (AP) — This week, Pope Francis decried consumerism and called for simplified adoption procedures as he urged couples to have more children. His...
Published on January 8, 2022 - Page 17
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former hermit in New Hampshire whose cabin in the woods burned down after nearly three decades on the property that he was...
Published on January 2, 2022 - Page 14
As cute as pets are, they’re a financial commitment. Americans spent $103.6 billion on their pets in 2020 alone, APPA says. Some expenses, like food...
Published on January 2, 2022 - Page 14
For the Associated Press A key part of the car buying process is familiarizing yourself with some of the key terms you’ll encounter on automaker...
Published on January 2, 2022 - Page 23
CHICAGO — A lot can be hidden behind a marriage. For Brad and Cyndi Marler, it was that they are both gay. A few years after their wedding, they...
Published on January 2, 2022 - Page 23
Those cheesy TV infomercials promising “three easy payments of $19.99” were ahead of their time. The idea of paying in installments remains popular...
Published on January 2, 2022 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) — The former Facebook manager who accused her former employer of caring more about money than about public safety has a book deal....
Published on January 1, 2022 - Page 5
PORTLAND, Maine —Raymond Archer was on the verge of losing his home during the cold Maine winter last year. Then government assistance came to the...
Published on January 1, 2022 - Page 18
Year after year, several thousand women in the U.S. carry an unintended pregnancy to term then offer the baby for adoption. It’s a choice commended...
Published on December 30, 2021 - Page 7
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —The big waves are returning to Walt Disney World. The theme park resort said Tuesday it will reopen its Typhoon Lagoon water...