Modern Life

Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 10
Getting your credit score is easy. Just turn to your bank, credit card issuer or one of the many apps and websites out there. Millennials, unlike...
Published on April 26, 2019 - Page 10
Kids spend hours having fun at day camp, their summer schedules brimming with swimming, boating and aiming for that bull’s-eye. Through all the...
Published on April 25, 2019 - Page 5
There’s almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement, wedding, graduation or a pregnancy. For many of these occasions, you’ll want a...
Published on April 22, 2019 - Page 17
Students take on college debt with the best of intentions. But how do smart students wind up with debt they can’t repay? ‘Good debt’ In high...
Published on April 22, 2019 - Page 17
Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they’re getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 25
Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are bad at choosing the goals that...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 25
EDITOR’S NOTE : The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 25
If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal? It depends. “Keep in mind that when food is added...
Published on April 21, 2019 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — John Leguizamo is taking his one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road. The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 11
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 21
Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 21
While a growing number of Americans struggle to make auto-loan payments, you can cut costly repairs or earn money while your vehicle would normally...
Published on April 20, 2019 - Page 21
There are die-hard grillers who don’t see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak. The rest of us in colder...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 16
As the U.S. student loan balance surpasses $1.5 trillion, a trio of contests promises a lucky few a shot at putting a dent in their debt. While most...
Published on April 17, 2019 - Page 21
NEW YORK (AP) — The next book from prize-winning writer Meghan Daum is coming this fall. Daum’s “The Problem With Everything: A Journey Through the...
Published on April 15, 2019 - Page 12
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their baby under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped everyone in...
Published on April 14, 2019 - Page 29
BLOOMSBURG — Do you have a gardening question? A Penn State Extension Master Gardener will usually be in the Columbia County Extension office on...
Published on April 14, 2019 - Page 29
In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive, fountain pens — along with their old-timey accoutrements like blotters, bottled...
Published on April 14, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on April 14, 2019 - Page 29
Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O’Neill at least $1 million. That’s how much O’Neill, a distinguished...
Published on April 14, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Psychologist and best-selling author Adam Grant has a picture book coming out in October. Dial Books for Young Readers announced...
Published on April 13, 2019 - Page 10
College tuition was less than what today’s students pay for textbooks when Caron and Jack Knopoff attended Chicago’s Wright Junior College in the mid...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 29
Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first. U.S. homeowners are sitting on...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 29
What makes a house or an apartment a home? For some, home is a walk-up apartment we share with a roommate or two. For others, it might be a center-...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 29
For the Press Enterprise The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners have two upcoming free events. Join Master Gardener Carol Burke for a program on...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 32
NEW YORK — Your sister, best friend or beloved cousin just had her first baby and you’d like to treat your favored newborn to some luxury. But where...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 32
NEW YORK — Spring has sprung for many and it’s time to air out the house, toss the closets and start plotting the yard work. For pet owners, it’s...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 32
Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body, perfume the air, and...
Published on April 7, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys has a memoir coming out in November, to be published by Oprah Winfrey’s imprint. Flatiron Books announced Keys’ “More...
Published on April 6, 2019 - Page 20
NEW YORK — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat...
Published on April 4, 2019 - Page 18
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News’ Jonathan Karl is the latest White House reporter planning a book about covering the Trump administration. Publisher Dutton...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 18
World-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo is sparking joy among shoppers feeling the urge to clean out their homes. But once you master the Japanese...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 18
Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent it can survive Toronto winters. This perennial...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 18
From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 19
Money can’t buy you a good credit score, but you might be able to use your income tax refund strategically to polish your credit. How to go about it...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 29
BLOOMSBURG — Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County for the annual Spring into Gardening event on Saturday, April 6, at...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 29
At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores. Well, not...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 32
No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year. If the plants are new to your home or you...
Published on March 29, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK — As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the details she wanted taken care...
Published on March 24, 2019 - Page 29
Christmas wreaths on the front door are a tradition, but there are also wreaths that celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. You can put up spring...
Published on March 24, 2019 - Page 29
Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only...
Published on March 24, 2019 - Page 29
BLOOMSBURG — Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County for their annual Spring into Gardening event on Saturday, April 6, at...
Published on March 24, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE : The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on March 24, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — The Who’s Pete Townshend has written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced the British composer-guitarist’s “The Age of Anxiety”...
Published on March 23, 2019 - Page 11
Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don’t graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education...
Published on March 22, 2019 - Page 11
Americans face a slew of new rules during the first tax-filing season with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in effect. Here’s what changed for...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 21
Lost or missing documents can turn tax season into a giant headache, but they don’t have to stall you for long. Lost: Your W-2 What to do: Go to...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 21
Seeds are alive; they do not live forever. When you buy a packet of seeds, government standards assure you a minimum percentage of them are alive....