Modern Life

Published on June 16, 2019 - Page 29
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can...
Published on June 16, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Joe Mullen for a free program, “Pruning Conifers” at the McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St...
Published on June 16, 2019 - Page 36
NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Harry says her upcoming memoir was a project she couldn’t avoid taking on. Harry’s “Face It” comes out Oct. 1, Dey Street...
Published on June 15, 2019 - Page 5
When Melanie Lockert graduated with a master’s in performance studies in 2011, she was overwhelmed with student loans. Her many attempts to tap the...
Published on June 15, 2019 - Page 10
My partner wanted to be a homeowner by 30. He built up a down payment throughout his mid-20s. I struggled to save. That put us in very different...
Published on June 15, 2019 - Page 10
For 2019, it’s the end of the line for some notable Ford and General Motors sedans. And as a result, dealers will be slashing prices to try to move...
Published on June 15, 2019 - Page 17
Sometimes good enough is good enough. In a world of information overload, it’s common to feel angst when making choices. Call it optimizer guilt....
Published on June 14, 2019 - Page 10
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors....
Published on June 14, 2019 - Page 11
Many travelers who squirrel away travel rewards are saving for an oceanfront vacation, paid for with points instead of cash. To make the most of your...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 20
Before it’s too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil. Take, for instance, black plastic sheeting sold as...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 20
Change is constant —especially when you’re young. Chances are you’ll cycle through a few moves, job changes and romantic relationships as you...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 29
ERIE, Colo. — Usually, when a person yells “rat!” they’re cursing vermin, not praising a dog. But in a Barn Hunt, the objective is for your dog to...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 29
The notion health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen Peddicord hears from such...
Published on June 9, 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 June 9, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Look for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners at Beyond the Blend Market, 137 W. Front St. in Berwick, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 1
NEW YORK — New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don’t expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock could derail bills aimed at...
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 5
Heading out on a road trip in a recreational vehicle allows travelers a unique opportunity to explore the nation while enjoying some comforts, too...
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 8
The problem with Miss Kim is she doesn’t look like what you might expect. She’s a lilac (Syringa patula), but not what we usually think of as a lilac...
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 9
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a “significant” cancer risk. The...
Published on June 5, 2019 - Page 6
Many people hear the word “budget” and think: Constraints. Restrictions. Hassle. It’s not a surprise that most people simply don’t do it. Only 33%...
Published on June 5, 2019 - Page 20
Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add...
Published on June 5, 2019 - Page 20
NerdWallet Wallet Shopping can be a form of relaxation, a way to spend time or a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit. Whether you...
Published on June 5, 2019 - Page 20
Would you pay more for a car or SUV that warns you if you’re falling asleep or not paying attention behind the wheel? Auto companies are figuring...
Published on June 3, 2019 - Page 21
Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is worth the higher...
Published on June 2, 2019 - Page 29
Americans are slipping ever deeper into hock. To cope, many people turn to debt consolidation loans, cash-out mortgage refinancing and retirement...
Published on June 2, 2019 - Page 29
For parents of campers heading to sleepaway camp, spring can mean a whole lot of shopping, finding duffel bags, labeling clothes, packing. And then...
Published on June 2, 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 June 2, 2019 - Page 29
WASHINGTONVILLE — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Carol Burke for a free program on the spotted lanternfly at Montour Preserve near...
Published on June 2, 2019 - Page 33
MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, and ruin their floors and...
Published on June 1, 2019 - Page 5
You have a stable job and a solid nest egg. Time to buy a home, right? Not necessarily. Although homeownership can offer financial benefits like...
Published on June 1, 2019 - Page 20
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “...
Published on May 29, 2019 - Page 26
Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub rose...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 33
Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 33
EDITOR’S NOTE : The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 33
Some people are much better savers than spenders. That can become a problem. Certified financial planner DeDe Jones recalls clients, retired...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 33
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 May 26, 2019 - Page 40
NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor will be released in October. Windsor’s “A Wild and Precious Life” will draw...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 10
Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics — especially single-use items like bags, straws and picnic tableware — many...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 10
New vehicle prices and interest rates are on the rise, causing millions of people to fall behind on their auto loan payments. But experts say you...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 29
BERWICK — Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Paula Ream for a free program, “Containers and Raised Beds,” at the McBride Memorial Library, 500...
Published on May 19, 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 May 19, 2019 - Page 29
Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 29
Lana Effron, a graphic designer with an online shop has a motto. “Nice matters,” Effron says. “That little bit extra of something handmade,...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 32
A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling — that’s a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has recently grown to become...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 5
NEW YORK — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 8
Grants and scholarships are the best ways to pay for college because you don’t have to repay them. But if you chose a college because it offered you...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Hit a button, and you’re “transformed” into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around...
Published on May 17, 2019 - Page 17
Marie Kondo has inspired countless people to wipe out clutter. Her KonMari organizing method lays out how to get more joy from your life and...
Published on May 16, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book collection lets fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 others to read excerpts of their upcoming books...