Modern Life

Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 22
Buying a TV can be thrilling but daunting. Experts advise consumers to pay attention to at least five things: 1. Size Size alone shouldn’t be the...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 22
Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But savvy...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 5
Let’s be real: For millennials, having an emergency fund is way down on the financial worry list, behind student loan debt, medical bills or saving...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 29
NEW YORK — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels. Internet-connected “...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 29
It’s easy to design a gorgeous master bathroom if you have a huge budget. But with the right choices, says interior designer Gabriel Anderson, you...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 29
All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk. That’s where you come in. The next...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 32
No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky —cannabis market. The domestic diva who...
Published on March 3, 2019 - Page 33
With seeds as fine as dust and flower petals as delicate as fairy shawls, it might seem poppies are too fragile to have their seeds sown directly on...
Published on March 2, 2019 - Page 5
Many prospective students choose a college for its location, its reputation or even its campus vibe. Here are three reasons to choose a college based...
Published on February 24, 2019 - Page 29
Recessions are like natural disasters: They’re inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you. The U.S. economy has grown steadily...
Published on February 24, 2019 - Page 29
More challenging than birdwatching and not nearly as popular, insect-watching — noting and sharing exactly what one sees and where — is on the rise...
Published on February 24, 2019 - Page 29
A new shopping platform announced at the recent World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. “Loop” would do away...
Published on February 24, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress. McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, will...
Published on February 23, 2019 - Page 6
There’s a dirty little secret of the student debt crisis that affects millions of borrowers. Wage garnishment works like this: Default on your...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 12
Christian Matney, 22, and his wife, Aubry, 23, haven’t let their youth hinder them from big financial goals. The content creators at YouTube channel...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 4
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 29
WALLINGFORD, Conn. — It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut. About 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 29
If you’re like me, the puppy photos on your Instagram feed momentarily boost your mood. But the parade of carefully selected and artfully edited...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 29
Fringe is in fashion and tassels are trendy, and not just on pillows and clothing. Handmade earrings adorned with embroidery floss are easy to...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 32
Espalier design is an ancient pruning practice that fashions fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs into artistic, two-dimensional forms. This...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — “You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette is coming to Broadway. The singer-songwriter has allowed songs from her 1995 breakthrough album...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 6
Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings, shredding feeders, enlarging cavities in trees, and driving you...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 6
Some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs,...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 29
If you’re getting a divorce, it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. One client’s husband insisted...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 29
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nigerian chef-activist based in New Orleans is hosting Pittsburgh-based matchmaking dinners pairing...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 29
Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine’s Day card decorated with colorful foil. Applying foil elevates...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 33
Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation’s most popular wildlife-watching activities. Yet many ornithologists say it’s often more rewarding for...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling author and former Boston Globe reporter is completing a project about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Mitchell...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 6
While 2019 is still new, ditch the lofty goals and focus on simple money-saving moves you can handle. These quick changes take less than 30 minutes...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 7
Apple’s Screen Time feature can tell you more about your iPhone usage than you may care to know. Like how many text notifications you receive, the...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 29
There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of goth teens and indie movie theaters. But the color has been quietly cultivating a...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 29
If you search online for “kintsugi,” most of what you’ll find in English is self-help advice that uses this Japanese craft as a jumping-off point....
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 29
People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it — for everyone’s sake. When Congress made Social Security...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 32
My gardening season begins on my garage floor. Here I mix potting soil that will nourish this season’s seedlings and replace worn-out soil around the...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — John Grisham has a new installment ready in the life of young Theodore Boone. The million-selling author continues his popular...
Published on February 2, 2019 - Page 6
Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash...
Published on January 29, 2019 - Page 5
Precision isn’t always possible when it comes to retirement planning. That doesn’t mean you have to wing it and hope your savings don’t expire before...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 29
College-bound high school seniors of America: You are about to embark on one of the most formative periods of your life, full of new friendships,...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 29
It began when Debbie McDermott allowed her daughter Jamie to raise two sheep for a 4-H project. Eventually, her 165-year-old farm was transformed...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 29
The home-fragrance market has long been dominated by relatively simple iterations of popular aromas: vanilla, cinnamon, evergreen and citrus scents...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 32
DETROIT (AP) — Sweethearts — those chalky little candies with messages on them — won’t be on store shelves this Valentine’s Day. The New England...
Published on January 26, 2019 - Page 6
Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to family members and friends. But now it’s time to be your own Santa. Buy a few...
Published on January 25, 2019 - Page 12
ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) — A school superintendent is free on bail after surrendering to police to face charges alleging she used her insurance to help a...
Published on January 22, 2019 - Page 7
A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here’s an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less...
Published on January 20, 2019 - Page 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County and of Montour County will be resuming their...
Published on January 20, 2019 - Page 29
For those in small homes, entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn’t be the case. “I don’t think...
Published on January 20, 2019 - Page 29
Let’s shatter one myth right now: Airline passengers typically can’t talk their way into upgrades from the cheapest coach seats to first class just...
Published on January 20, 2019 - Page 32
In the excitement of buying a car, it’s easy to forget critical details that wind up costing you money. I learned this over more than a decade of...
Published on January 16, 2019 - Page 6
These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver,...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 5
Millennials would rather swipe right than swipe plastic. They love to pay their brunch tabs with cash. Debt scares them so much they don’t care about...