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Cycling For Fun & Fitness

By Kevin Gray Cycling became such a big part of John Strom’s life that he biked to Allentown from Tatamy every day for his job. “It became my transportation,” says Strom, who had been riding bikes since he was four years old. “I’m in love with the whole concept of a bicycle because it’s the most efficient machine that man has ever designed. The amount of energy that goes i... »

Tea Time

By Mary Beth Schwartz A Cup A Day Keeps The Doctor Away More tea is drunk around the world than any other beverage. In fact, in China, tea is a core component of both casual and formal occasions. The art of drinking and serving tea is a time to relax and enjoy its taste and smell. In Japan, tea practitioners study for years to be able to perform the art of the tea ceremony... »

Banishing Bullying

By Sara Vigneri Bullying runs the gamut from teasing to harassment to physical violence, but the results are often the same—the victim feels isolated and depressed and school can turn into a frightening prison. A study published in the journal Pediatrics estimates that 20-30 percent of students are involved in bullying either as victims or perpetrators, or both—victims can... »

Ways To Wellness: Cancer Support In The Lehigh Valley

By Susan Stets While a diagnosis of cancer—of any type—can make someone feel alone quite quickly, there is a plethora of support available for those dealing with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy in the Lehigh Valley. Thankfully, there is no need to “go it alone.” While some cancer survivors seek support services right away–either on the advice of their doctor or a loved ... »

Colleges & Universities In The Valley

By Katie Brown Prospective college students in the Lehigh Valley have a multitude of educational options at their fingertips. Join me as I “Hit the Road” and explore them and help you prepare for your own college road trips. Let’s start in Easton with Lafayette College, located on College Hill. Originally founded in 1846 as an all-male institution, this historic campus is ... »

Performance Psychologist ~ Dr. Jarrod Spencer

By J.F. Pirro Performance psychologist Dr. Jarrod Spencer takes pride in working behind the scenes for his clients. But in his corner office along Larry Holmes Drive in Easton, that overlooks the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, frankly, he’s perched above a remarkable scene. Through floor-to-ceiling windows above the falls, from his vantage point, he can both... »

Solutions for an Aging Spine

By Amanda Boyce, ATC, CSCS According to the World Health Organization, the proportion of people over the age of 60 is growing faster than any other age group. While this may be a success story for medicine and prevention of disease, it presents our society with challenges relating to preservation of physical function and quality of life issues for this group. In short, pat... »

Playing It Safe on the Internet

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio From getting the latest breaking news and socializing with friends to paying bills and picking out gifts, the Internet affords us many conveniences and luxuries. Many of us can find exactly what we are seeking without even cracking open a book. Unfortunately, what some may not realize is that the conveniences afforded to us by using the Internet als... »

The Retail Diet – Enjoying Shopping in Moderation

By Jen Kach Throwing on the dress took less than 10 seconds, but that was apparently time  well-spent. All day, people had been giving me the once-over and exclaiming, “Wow! You look so put together!” When I would murmur some sort of modest response, they came back at me with declarations that I always looked great. I was flattered, of course, but also surprised — I’d chos... »

The Librarian

By Kathryn Finegan Clark It’s June 24, 2010. This day in the life of Jane Moyer is different from all other days in her nearly 100 years — and it is perhaps one of her proudest, most anticipated moments. After 75 years on the job and weeks of upheaval readying for a gigantic move, she starts work in a new office in the brand new Sigal Museum on Easton’s Northampton Street.... »

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