Modern Life

Published on May 30, 2024 - Page 12
As the school year drew to a close, Daken Kramer worried about children who owed money for meals at his school. So the enterprising fifth grader...
Published on May 28, 2024 - Page 7
When we want to add color to the garden, most of us set our sights on flowers. But many leaf-forward plants can outlast and even outcompete those...
Published on May 28, 2024 - Page 8
LISLE, Ill. -- It was late morning when The Morton Arboretum's Senior Horticulturist Kate Myroup arrived at the Children's Garden with a special...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 4
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Schuylar Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones,...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 4
NEW YORK -- Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest built at the top of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, officials said....
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 6
NEW YORK -- Your wallet may soon be getting thinner. Visa recently announced major changes to how credit and debit cards will operate in the U.S. in...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 7
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- There's an old joke mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood. Mosquito season is starting to...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 27
Like many of us, Jessica Peoples has heard the warnings about excessive screen time at night. Still, she estimates spending 30-60 minutes on her...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 27
When it comes to parents and children, money stress can be contagious. Amy Weimer, director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 27
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties are sharing their expertise. If you have...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 27
Look for the Master Gardeners at open-air markets in our area. We'll be at the Ferry Street Growers' Market, Danville, on Saturday morning, June 1,...
Published on May 26, 2024 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) -- The long-awaited memoir from Ina Garten, known to millions as host of "The Barefoot Contessa" and author of numerous cookbooks, will...
Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 4
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was...
Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 8
For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40...
Published on May 22, 2024 - Page 18
You may have heard of white noise used to mask background sounds. Now, it has colorful competition. There's a growing buzz around pink noise, brown...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 4
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) -- Hundreds of dedicated pitmasters are sweating through the smoke as they compete to see who will be crowned "Best in Pork"...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 7
HONOLULU (AP) -- Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 16
If you've ever spent a fortune at the emergency vet, pet insurance might sound appealing. By paying some of your vet expenses, these policies can...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 27
and JONEL ALECCIA AP Health Writers Lisa Donahey, 54, an actress and singer in Los Angeles, started Mounjaro under a doctor's care a year ago to...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 27
CHOUDHURI-WADE NerdWallet Writer Allie LeFevere describes her maximalist Chicago home as colorful and eclectic. When she and her husband moved in...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 27
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you have column topic suggestions or gardening questions, email ColumbiaMG@psu.edu. My favorite shrub is the boxwood (Buxus spp...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 27
Join us at McBride Library in Berwick on Tuesday evening at 6 to learn about "Butterfly Gardening" by Vince Fayock, Penn State Master Gardener. The...
Published on May 19, 2024 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has completed a book about her years in public life, from legislation she helped enact to such...
Published on May 18, 2024 - Page 9
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) -- In this seaside community that calls itself "God's Square Mile at the Jersey Shore," all the land is owned by a religious...
Published on May 15, 2024 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Liam and Olivia have for a fifth year together topped the list of baby names for boys and girls born in the U.S. in 2023. And...
Published on May 15, 2024 - Page 8
Relentlessly rising auto insurance rates are squeezing car owners and stoking inflation. Auto insurance rates rose 2.6% in March. Premium costs have...
Published on May 13, 2024 - Page 4
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's probably the last place a mom wants to spend Mother's Day with her kids. But a family visiting space at New York City's...
Published on May 12, 2024 - Page 4
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's probably the last place a mom wants to spend Mother's Day with her kids. But a family visiting space at New York City's...
Published on May 12, 2024 - Page 23
The way a dish looks has been important to the dining experience since forever, but perhaps never more than now. Relaxed and homey. Or vibrant and...
Published on May 12, 2024 - Page 23
Sometimes, climbing out of a money rut starts with a pep talk -- to yourself. "I like affirmations and speaking out loud," says Giovanna Gonzalez, a...