Modern Life

Published on December 15, 2019 - Page 29
The Railsback family in North Carolina enjoys lots of conventional holiday festivities — get-togethers, special meals, exchanging gifts. But for the...
Published on December 15, 2019 - Page 29
While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25% more trash than...
Published on December 15, 2019 - Page 29
Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you’re worried about a rustling sound...
Published on December 15, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political...
Published on December 14, 2019 - Page 9
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Customers searching for the perfect Christmas tree typically glance at Sandy Parsons’ limited offerings, then keep walking...
Published on December 14, 2019 - Page 11
Gardeners skimming the newly arrived 2020 seed catalogs should spend less time on the tempting photographs and more time focusing on what retailers...
Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 13
Home decor accessories can make great hostess gifts or holiday gifts. Unless you’re sure of someone’s personal style, it can be hard to choose...
Published on December 11, 2019 - Page 9
Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate...
Published on December 8, 2019 - Page 29
Setting a gorgeous table for a holiday meal doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, according to interior designer Elizabeth Stuart. Sometimes, a...
Published on December 8, 2019 - Page 29
Sifting through a credit card’s terms and conditions can be daunting. The language isn’t always straightforward, and it’s not uncommon to feel lost...
Published on December 8, 2019 - Page 29
NEW YORK — My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked...
Published on December 8, 2019 - Page 32
Daffodils sitting on a windowsill against a backdrop of white snow make a fragrant and pretty midwinter scene. This picture, with bulbs “forced” for...
Published on December 7, 2019 - Page 4
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, Lauren Bruner, 21, was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona. A Japanese...
Published on December 5, 2019 - Page 14
Millennials are passionate about giving back. As a generation, they believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are likely to...
Published on December 5, 2019 - Page 16
PULLMAN, Wash. — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a...
Published on December 5, 2019 - Page 22
NEW YORK — Chances are there’s at least one TV binger on your gift list. Why not go all in for the holidays and wrap up something on-point? Some...
Published on December 4, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver...
Published on December 3, 2019 - Page 5
NEW YORK — White is snow and Santa’s beard. So why not share the joy by embracing the color in holiday gifts? The possibilities are endless, from...
Published on December 3, 2019 - Page 17
WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 17
NEW YORK — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 29
It doesn’t matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You’ll...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 29
Had enough of all that serene winter wonderland decor, the birch trees and reindeer and sleighs? Ready to change it up this year and boogie down?...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 29
It’s that holiday-card time of year again. Before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 32
Wind-driven air and too little precipitation are common wintertime side effects that can damage drought-sensitive trees, lawns and shrubs. Help...
Published on December 1, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Mariah Carey is on the list of titles from Andy Cohen Books. Henry Holt and Company announced Cohen’s self-named imprint...
Published on November 30, 2019 - Page 4
PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from...
Published on November 30, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a...
Published on November 30, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 6
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 13
NEW YORK — Why buy wooden toys for children? Chances are good you know at least one parent who sings their praises for durability, sustainability or...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 14
The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK — The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 8
BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband,...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 23
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when many Americans say they’re struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 23
More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. But many must wait weeks for...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 23
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It was a running joke in his AP U.S. history class at Saint Joseph High School: Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 38
NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor isn’t working on a typical rock star memoir. The singer-songwriter has a deal with producer-distributor Audible for the...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 39
of Edmunds Lincoln has reintroduced its Aviator SUV for 2020. This new three-row luxury SUV is spacious, comfortable, and at the forefront of the...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 40
A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Sometimes, you can get away with procrastinating. If you never get around to alphabetizing your...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 41
Consumer Reports issued its annual auto reliability rankings on Thursday. The magazine and website predicts the reliability of future models based on...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 44
Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky. It dissolves in the...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 47
NEW YORK — Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it...
Published on November 28, 2019 - Page 47
COST: Adults, $52; children (12 and younger) $47 LENGTH: 1 hour and 30 minutes MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 20 people TOUR TIMES: Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Friday...
Published on November 25, 2019 - Page 19
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a...
Published on November 24, 2019 - Page 18
In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley’s comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited...
Published on November 24, 2019 - Page 18
Sales of subcompact crossover SUVs have surged by 60% over the past few years, according to Edmunds’ transaction data. Two of the more popular models...
Published on November 24, 2019 - Page 18
If you’re missing Halloween, there are some eerie indoor and outdoor plants that carry the spooky season into winter and beyond. Let’s start with...
Published on November 24, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Neal Katyal is all in for impeaching the president. The former acting solicitor general of the United States and MSNBC commentator...
Published on November 23, 2019 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of...
Published on November 22, 2019 - Page 9
It’s time to start thinking about whether your car’s tires will get you safely through the winter. Italian tiremaker Pirelli has started a campaign...