Modern Life

Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric —are but memories, or something seen only in...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
The most important thing you can say to a new hire may be: “Have you signed up for the 401(k) yet?” An astounding 3 out of 10 workers don’t know...
Published on August 4, 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 August 4, 2019 - Page 26
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The clock strikes 10 p.m. on a Friday night when the “Parent Patrol” enters a popular playground in suburban Reykjavik. The...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman has several new books planned, not all of them fiction. Lippman has reached a five-book...
Published on August 3, 2019 - Page 5
Consumers affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach (that’s most U.S. adults who have credit) can get their names on the list to get free credit...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Topiary is the art of growing trees and shrubs as living sculptures — cubes, spheres, obelisks, animal shapes or combinations of these. The...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
DANVILLE — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at the Ferry Street Growers’ Market in Danville on the first Saturdays of the month...
Published on July 28, 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 July 28, 2019 - Page 29
As online shopping becomes ubiquitous, so do the boxes delivered to homes across the country. For apartment dwellers — and the managers of the...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
It might seem like you’ve been saving for back to school since you packed your children’s backpacks last fall. But after replacing worn-out erasers,...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Cristela Alonzo is telling her story in words and music, what she calls a “mixtape memoir.” The actress and producer’s book, “Music...
Published on July 27, 2019 - Page 21
Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you’re an introvert, it can drain your internal battery...
Published on July 27, 2019 - Page 21
Hopefully, I’ve caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe. Wait! Don’t stop reading. I...
Published on July 25, 2019 - Page 8
A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really. But the year’s halfway point provides a great...
Published on July 22, 2019 - Page 4
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 9
Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview “solo agers” — people, either single or...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
PHILADELPHIA — Jessie Hemmons did her first public “yarn bombing” in 2009, crocheting a 12-inch cozy around a bike rack in downtown Philadelphia. It...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
FISHING CREEK TWP. — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at the Forks Farm Market, 299 Covered Bridges Lane in Fishing Creek Township...
Published on July 21, 2019 - Page 29
If you’re gearing up for summer vacation, you might be wincing at the cost. Plane tickets, hotels, rental cars, meals and activities can turn any...
Published on July 21, 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 July 20, 2019 - Page 5
What’s the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9, 55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
If you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to what travelers say makes a space inviting and welcoming and what’s a...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
It takes just a twist of the wrist to determine when pears are ready to come off the tree. For plums and peaches, flesh firmness is a good way to...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading. Schools, literary nonprofits and philanthropists often focus on encouraging students to be...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 1
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 5
The thrill of getting approved for your first credit card might wear off when you see your credit limit is lower than you expected. Instead of...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 17
PHILADELPHIA — There wasn’t a crinoline in sight as 850 square dancers at the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs opened its annual...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 29
If necessity is the mother of invention, then pending motherhood may have given Sarah Vander Neut a creative boost. The Colorado seamstress was...
Published on July 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 July 14, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo R. Gibson for a free program, “Spotted Lanternfly Update,” at the McBride Memorial...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 29
Most retirement calculators assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same. In reality, our incomes...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 32
BERWICK — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at Beyond the Blend Market, 137 W. Front St. in Berwick, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 32
As a youngster, I never could get my fill of maraschino cherries. That is, until the day I got my hands on a whole jar of them, sat down with a spoon...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 33
JOENSUU, Finland (AP) — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — With new recipes on everything from Thai-style wings to hot-smoked salmon, the next edition of “Joy of Cooking” is coming out this...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 20
Growing up in Cookeville, Tennessee, a university town, Hayley Furcean was determined to be the first college graduate in her family. “I’ve always...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 18
If you work with a good car salesperson, the shopping process can actually be fun and you’ll be more confident you’re getting a good deal....
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 18
In the near future, get ready to do a lot more talking to your car. Smartphone personal assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 18
Houseplants’ selection and use have changed over time, particularly with urbanization. People no longer are wedded to placing a few potted African...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 20
Those who graduate college with student loans owe close to $30,000 on average, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. It’s...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 20
Young athletes compete year-round in a variety of clubs and travel to tournaments, usually with staggering amounts of equipment. Vehicle support is...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 29
When Corinne Morse found one of her late grandmother’s handwritten recipes inside an old cookbook, she wanted to share it with her mother. So she...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 29
Many people plan to work past normal retirement age, by choice or necessity. When asked what they’re doing to ensure they can continue working past...
Published on July 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 July 6, 2019 - Page 6
Sure it’s nice to have your groceries delivered. Ditto dinner. Want to stream your favorite movies? Why not? Curated clothes and books sent to your...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 10
That cuddly new puppy can be pretty intimidating if pet owners consider the veterinary bills it might produce. A pet’s torn knee ligaments or a...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 10
A friend recently told me: “If I’d waited two years, my education would have cost half as much.” Not because she would have chosen a different...