Modern Life

Published on November 19, 2021 - Page 21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels,...
Published on November 18, 2021 - Page 9
Small Business Saturday is an annual event created by American Express to encourage consumers to shop at small businesses during the busy holiday...
Published on November 18, 2021 - Page 21
NEW YORK — Many holiday-season train shows were canceled or limited to fewer visitors last year because of the pandemic. This year the popular...
Published on November 16, 2021 - Page 18
What’s in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of “Sesame Street,” her name is a sign she was meant to live there. “So, in Korean...
Published on November 14, 2021 - Page 25
It’s a busy time for relocating. Many people have recently done so because of pandemic-related changes in work, school and home life. If you’re...
Published on November 14, 2021 - Page 25
People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to launch side hustles out of necessity. Some have turned those side gigs into...
Published on November 14, 2021 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time” books. She’s also taken on the epic...
Published on November 13, 2021 - Page 8
Can at-home COVID-19 tests make holiday gatherings safer? Yes, combined with vaccination, home test kits for COVID-19 can add a layer of safety and...
Published on November 13, 2021 - Page 18
At a recent dinner party, my host launched into a monologue about a plant he had discovered in his garden and was delighted with. It had, he said,...
Published on November 12, 2021 - Page 4
CHICAGO (AP) — In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers....
Published on November 12, 2021 - Page 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Smokey Bear taught kids the importance of preventing wildfires. McGruff the Crime Dog warned them not to talk to strangers....
Published on November 9, 2021 - Page 4
NEW YORK — There was a time Naomi Pe??a could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children on her own. But when the viral...
Published on November 7, 2021 - Page 8
Among 2021’s travel fiascos are canceled flights due to a combination of bad weather, staffing shortages and technical problems that left passengers...
Published on November 7, 2021 - Page 10
Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago. They became a sought-after feature in...
Published on November 7, 2021 - Page 25
NEW YORK — After struggling to hire workers for its Dallas outlet store, Balsam Hill finally opened Sept. 1. But the next day, the online purveyor of...
Published on November 7, 2021 - Page 25
Many popular toys may sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster — or a great...
Published on November 7, 2021 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya is working on a book about her triumphs as a runner and her experiences as an intersex woman...
Published on November 6, 2021 - Page 8
Here are five predictions from retail experts about Nov. 26, which is Black Friday 2021. 1. Supply chains will be stretched Supply chain...
Published on November 6, 2021 - Page 10
Driving your vehicle when there’s snow and ice on the roads can be a little intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Edmunds’ experts have five...
Published on November 2, 2021 - Page 9
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Dad bod, amirite, TBH and FTW are now dictionary-appropriate. Merriam-Webster has added 455 new words to its venerable...
Published on October 31, 2021 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland is working on a memoir in which he will reflect on the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and the suicide...
Published on October 24, 2021 - Page 27
Nobody ever said gardening offers instant gratification. With this in mind, I dug and made over one of my flower beds last weekend. For the plants,...
Published on October 24, 2021 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to...
Published on October 22, 2021 - Page 18
Two millennia ago, the Roman writer Columella described the vintoria falx. It’s a six-part, specialized pruning tool for grapes. What a stir that...
Published on October 17, 2021 - Page 25
Amid fall nesting season, home décor retailers are presenting collections reflecting the idea home is where our hearts and heads are. Our long,...
Published on October 17, 2021 - Page 25
The summer of 2021 brought back some experiences we’d forgone during the pandemic. If your summer of spending has resulted in lingering debt, make...
Published on October 17, 2021 - Page 30
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news about California Gov. Gavin Newsom is more personal, if less dramatic, than the recall effort he easily defeated last...
Published on October 10, 2021 - Page 25
Anthropologists believe our ancient human ancestors spent their time in trees. So it should be no surprise we love treehouses today. Treehouses of...
Published on October 10, 2021 - Page 25
What if you learned about budgeting or credit scores in the low-stakes environment of a classroom? It’s more practical than trigonometry. The...
Published on October 10, 2021 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden’s sister, confidante and longtime political strategist, Valerie Biden Owens, has a book deal. Celadon Books...