Topic “Manage Your Life”

By Kasey Trenum (

Q: I’ve heard couponing is like a full-time job. I’d love to learn how to save my family money, but not if it takes tons of time. How do you find balance?

A: We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures. Overflowing shelves. Rolls of toilet paper stuffed under the bed. Hours and hours spent planning...

By Stuart Pfeifer (Los Angeles Times)

Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for.


A college student from Missouri thought she found a perfect summer job -— as a nanny for a 6-year-old boy. Instead, the job turned out to be a scam that cost her more than $2,000, the Better Business Bureau said in a recent...

By Debra-Lynn B. Hook (McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

Breast-feeding advocates were still deflecting outrage over Time magazine’s recent photo of a nursing toddler, when the “Ew, yukky, it’s breast milk!” crowd started in again.

The latest eruption surrounds yet another published photograph of breast-feeding mothers — this time, a photo of two National Guards servicewomen in fatigues.

By Amy K. Stewart (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

Burt, a tabby who lives with the Sanders family in North Ogden, isn’t fat — he’s just big-boned, claims his owner, David Sanders.

“I don’t feed him that much. It’s just the breed of the cat,” Sanders said, adding he has never weighed Burt, who is 12 years old. “I’ve just picked him up and he’s heavy. He’s just a big cat.”


By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Relationships have their ups and downs, but at what point do the downs make the relationship more trouble than it’s worth?

For Sarah Gray, the answer lay in a graph. As she grappled several years ago to determine whether there was more good or bad in her long-distance romance with her college sweetheart, the computer programmer created a...