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Tips for Success when Taking Online Courses

Tips for Success when Taking Online Courses

As someone who has taken online courses as a student, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as an instructor, there are many things which can help you have a successful experience. More colleges and universities are expanding their online offerings to provide you with flexibility in when and where you do your learning. One of the benefits of online learning is tha... »

Robotic Surgery: The New Normal

Robotic Surgery: The New Normal

Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence offers the region’s most advanced technology and experienced surgeons When Carl Gerhart, 72, of Nazareth needed a kidney removed, he didn’t want six weeks of recovery and an eight-inch scar. Gerhart turned to Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and learned he could have robotic surgery to remove his kidney. Choosi... »

We Tried It! Klein Farms & Happy Holstein Ice Cream

We Tried It! Klein Farms & Happy Holstein Ice Cream

Making your list of must-dos before summer ends? Do yourself a flavor and add Klein Farms and Happy Holstein Ice Cream to the list. Vanilla – Not your typical vanilla ice cream. SO flavorful! Oreeeo – Oreo-yum! Very different from traditional cookies and cream. Not overly sweet, just cookies in ice cream form. Raspberry – Wow–an explosion of raspberry! If... »

Crayola Wooden Toys

Crayola Wooden Toys

Just in time for the new school year, Crayola has launched a new line of educational toys designed to delight children ages 3-5 and rekindle memories for parents and grandparents with classic play patterns from their own childhood. Crayola Wooden Toys offer a series of handcrafted, colorful puzzles, blocks stampers, and dry-erase activity sets designed to stimulate creativ... »

Living Well After SCAD: Signs of the Sneaky Heart Attack Affecting Younger Women

Living Well After SCAD: Signs of the Sneaky Heart Attack Affecting Younger Women

Teri Hontz of Whitehall had just hit the dance floor at a wedding in 2015 when she was overcome by excruciating jaw pain. She quickly sat down, but continued feeling lightheaded and clammy. Her husband wanted to call 911, but she insisted it would pass. “I knew these were heart attack symptoms, but I didn’t believe I was a candidate for it,” Hontz says. “I was only 47 and ... »

Das Awkscht Fescht

Das Awkscht Fescht

For more than 55 years, classic car enthusiasts have descended on Macungie Memorial Park to touch the history created by the combustible engine and marvel at how automobiles have evolved in design and technology. Founded in 1964 by car enthusiast brothers George and Bob Wendling, who operated an auto repair shop near Macungie Memorial Park, and a committee of volunteers, D... »

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

In a state teeming with oceanfront diversions, the modest little borough of Point Pleasant Beach—not to be confused with the neighboring town of Point Pleasant—might be one of the best-kept secrets along the Jersey shore. With a mile-long boardwalk stretching next to the sand, this aptly named community is an ideal destination for families. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk supplies a... »

10 Activities with Pop!

10 Activities with Pop!

Great Family Outings & Things to Do with Dad The earliest inklings of Father’s Day began as a way to honor many men lost in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907. The first Father’s Day celebration took place on June 19, 1910, at the urging of Sonora Dodd of Spokane, WA. As the founder of the holiday, Dodd called for a day to celebrate fathers after witn... »

Guy Style

Guy Style

With summer soon approaching, if you’re like me, you aren’t always sure of what’s in style for guys who are past their college-age years. To shine some light (and some help), we reached out to Santo Napoli, owner of assembly88 (www.assembly88.com) for some tips and ideas. Santo and his team can help you out from the top of your head to the soles of your feet—from hats to f... »

10 Mother’s Day Activities in the Valley

10 Mother’s Day Activities in the Valley

For more than a century, Mother’s Day has served as an official holiday to honor moms and maternal figures across the country. The holiday became official under Woodrow Wilson in 1914 when he signed a proclamation to mark the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Today’s moms tend to wear many hats as they attempt to do it all—from raising a family to handling the housewor... »

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