Modern Life

Published on December 5, 2023 - Page 8
Are your evergreens turning yellow or brown? The symptoms could indicate a problem. But chances are they're just part of the trees' seasonal aging...
Published on December 3, 2023 - Page 20
These gardening and garden-themed gifts will sow the seeds of anticipation for greener days to come and spread a little sunshine just when it's...
Published on December 3, 2023 - Page 23
There's one room where the tantalizing aromas of good food and chatter converge: the kitchen. Kitchens tend to embody the heart of a home. There's...
Published on December 3, 2023 - Page 23
With the holiday shopping season starting and prices of many consumer goods continuing to rise, saving money can seem impossible. But those financial...
Published on December 3, 2023 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis also has a busy career as a children's author. Her next work, "Just One More Sleep," is to come out in...
Published on December 2, 2023 - Page 6
When parents talk with their children at the dinner table, estate planning probably doesn't come up. But considering we aren't immortal, it should....
Published on December 2, 2023 - Page 7
Hanukkah -- also spelled Chanukah or other transliterations from Hebrew -- is Judaism's "festival of lights." On eight consecutive nightfalls, Jews...
Published on December 1, 2023 - Page 9
ATLANTA (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on certain hair-straightening chemicals used by Black women for years...
Published on December 1, 2023 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gay and bisexual men at high risk for mpox infection should get vaccinated for the virus even after the current outbreak ends,...
Published on December 1, 2023 - Page 17
NEW YORK (AP) -- Something is different on the comics pages this week. In the panels of "Mutts," there's the long-delayed sight of freedom. Patrick...
Published on November 28, 2023 - Page 6
About 20 years ago while on vacation in Nashville, Tennessee, I saw my first coffee plant growing inside a greenhouse. I was fascinated to learn its...
Published on November 26, 2023 - Page 23
Pop culture depictions of puberty are common. TV, movies, books and music all frequently showcase the tumult of tweens coming of age. Until recently...
Published on November 26, 2023 - Page 23
A broken website. Sold-out items. Shipping delays. These can be detrimental to small business retail sales during the holiday season. Here are three...
Published on November 26, 2023 - Page 28
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders has counted the ways to success. The Gallery Books imprint 13a announced Sanders' "Elevate and Dominate...
Published on November 25, 2023 - Page 6
At some point, most older people will need help getting through the day. Someone turning 65 today has a 70% chance of eventually requiring assistance...
Published on November 25, 2023 - Page 10
NEW YORK -- This summer, Daniel Goldstein's 86-year-old mom got an email that looked like it was from her bank. She was alarmed because she hadn't...
Published on November 23, 2023 - Page 22
Thanksgiving may be a time for Americans to come together, but opinion is divided over what's on the crowded dinner table. We mostly agree on the...
Published on November 22, 2023 - Page 16
More than 1 in 3 people who divorce in the United States are 50 or older, and 1 in 4 are 65 or older, according to a 2022 analysis published in the...
Published on November 22, 2023 - Page 20
NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Kennedy, son of Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, remembers being a young state legislator in Rhode...
Published on November 21, 2023 - Page 8
My mandarin orange tree and spider plants enjoyed a longer vacation than I did. They spent the entire summer outdoors on the back deck. But the party...
Published on November 21, 2023 - Page 9
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The number of people traveling 50 miles or more from home for Thanksgiving is expected to reach 55.4 million this week, a...
Published on November 21, 2023 - Page 18
NerdWallet Wallet Medicare beneficiaries can buy Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap, to help cover certain out-of-pocket costs associated with...
Published on November 21, 2023 - Page 18
For most of her life, Claudia Stearns dreaded Thanksgiving. As a person who struggled with obesity since childhood, Stearns hated the annual turmoil...
Published on November 19, 2023 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Southern staples like magnolia trees and camellias may now be able to grow without frost damage in once-frigid Boston. The U.S....
Published on November 19, 2023 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has a two-book deal with Scribner, starting with a book in which she will reflect on...
Published on November 15, 2023 - Page 5
NEW YORK -- The proportion of U.S. kindergartners exempted from school vaccination requirements has hit its highest level ever, 3%, U.S. health...
Published on November 12, 2023 - Page 22
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas college student Jade Emerson found herself entranced as she worked on a podcast about Lady Bird Johnson, listening to hour upon...
Published on November 12, 2023 - Page 27
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- They attend the same classes with access to the same programs, and even come from the same families. But girls consistently are...
Published on November 12, 2023 - Page 27
Retailers thrive on keeping shoppers guessing ahead of the post-Thanksgiving event. But economic conditions, past sales and other factors can provide...
Published on November 12, 2023 - Page 32
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Star Trek" actor and political activist George Takei has a picture book scheduled for next spring that draws upon his early...