Modern Life

Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 5
It may be the season for blowout mattress sales. But choosing the right bed in your budget can be tricky if you go into the decision cold. Do this...
Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 5
NEW YORK — How’s your 401(k) doing? President Donald Trump likes to ask that question around the country, sometimes throwing out big gains like 90...
Published on February 17, 2020 - Page 10
JUNEAU, Alaska — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. For people who live in rural Alaska’s vast...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 29
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery, of “Anne of Green Gables’’ fame, loved a good blanket. “I like to hear a storm at night,” she wrote. “It is so cozy to...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 29
The first student loan bills have arrived for the Class of 2019. If the grads are able to stick to the standard plan, they’ll make payments every...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 29
Last year was a record year for lease returns, with an estimated 4 million people bringing back their vehicles to dealerships, according to Edmunds...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst has a book coming out May 26. The Iowa Republican, expected to face a competitive race for reelection this fall, is...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 11
Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. It may not sound romantic, but this time of year is also an...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 8
CHICAGO — The day Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick applied for an Illinois driver’s license upended her life. When a clerk offered to register her to...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 8
ALLENTOWN (AP) — It’s hours after most businesses have closed, and the streets are dark and desolate on this frigid Wednesday night. Tim Joyce and...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 8
Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 14
NerdWallet The way our brains work can cost us a lot of money. But some of our mental quirks can be turned to our advantage. Cognitive biases are...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 31
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —If you bump into something in Blair Murphy’s haunted hotel, chances are it’s a creepy doll or some animal looking at you with dead...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 31
When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds. Some turn...
Published on February 9, 2020 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history. The longtime civil...
Published on February 8, 2020 - Page 7
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — This is a 22-year-old love story created at Barnes & Noble, but not sold there. It began Oct. 2, 1998, at the national...
Published on February 8, 2020 - Page 7
Multiple studies have shown student debt can cause borrowers to delay getting married. For some borrowers, though, marriage could actually be a...
Published on February 8, 2020 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion brand Prada will take steps including racial equity training for its employees in New York City and executives in...
Published on February 2, 2020 - Page 27
Dinner menus are crowded with mixed greens bowls, savory stews and casseroles. That can create a quandary when it’s time to set the table. Should...
Published on February 2, 2020 - Page 27
While some apps help you save money, others have a way of encouraging you to spend more. Changing how you connect with these types of apps by...
Published on February 2, 2020 - Page 27
NEW YORK — Not even Marie Kondo can follow all her rules for tidying all the time. “Of course, when things get very busy, I need to let go of some...
Published on February 2, 2020 - Page 30
LINCOLN PARK, N.J. —The Steinbeck Collection, an upcoming sale at a New Jersey auction house, might as well be called “Travels with Elaine.’’...
Published on February 2, 2020 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney of more than 20 alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein has written a book about his decade-long quest to bring the...
Published on February 1, 2020 - Page 11
Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months....
Published on February 1, 2020 - Page 22
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod has its first legal pot shop. Curaleaf opened a recreational marijuana store in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on...
Published on January 30, 2020 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) —Airbnb is giving a few people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island...
Published on January 28, 2020 - Page 5
Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent. Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Aside from cacti, only a few...
Published on January 26, 2020 - Page 27
NerdWallet Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it’s buying your first car or home or deciding whether to refinance student loans. The...
Published on January 26, 2020 - Page 27
People tend to spend a lot of time planning trips but not a lot preparing for coming home. But returning to a mess — minor bummers like an empty...
Published on January 26, 2020 - Page 27
As I savor one of my just-picked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I’m reminded how this fruit — and a few other delectable fruits —would...