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The best things about summer

Most people define the beginning of summer as the Memorial Day Weekend.

No longer cracked in Philly?

The Phillies are winning, the Sixers won the top draft pick, the Flyers made the playoffs and the Eagles have a new coach and possible franchise quarterback.

'Your call wait time is less than two hours'

“Hello. I have to put you on hold. Sorry.”

12 traits of truly confident people

-- They listen more than they speak.

Lehigh Valley Business moving to new office in same building

It's been a busy third of the year for Lehigh Valley Business, which is being sold, along with its parent company, to GateHouse Media of Pittsford, N.Y.

WE CAN DREAM: Philly's best pro sports seasons

Philadelphia and much of southeastern Pennsylvania rallied behind Villanova as it surprisingly claimed the NCAA basketball championship this month.

The second-best time of the year for a sports fan

NCAA basketball playoffs (with the inimitable Charles Barkley).

Time to outlaw football?

A quarter-century ago, yours truly wrote an editorial for a daily newspaper about how one could make a good case to outlaw the sport of football.

4,331 emails and counting

“Hi and thank you for your email.

Where's my NCAA bracket?

If the Super Bowl were held on a Monday afternoon, very little work would get done in America's offices, factories and other workplaces – restaurants and bars excluded, of course.

National security vs. the right of privacy

Never been a fan of obtrusive government and always have been a fan of privacy rights.

Strange but probably not true Super Bowl bets this weekend

Just in from Vegas: The odds on Super Bowl prop bets that you might not have heard about:

Of love and money

Money and love.

Winter survival guide: Think summer

With the year's first big snowstorm on its way, here are 10 ways to survive winter:

How to look like a million bucks

There's a scene in “Office Space,” one of the greatest-ever movies, in which Lawrence, played by Diedrich Bader, says something to the effect:

The 12 best things about the holidays

Except for the celebration of faith, these are the best things about the holiday season:

Little known but with a big idea and bigger heart

Most everyone knows of big-name entrepreneurs-turned-philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

A time to give

“You will never go hungry when you feed others. Have a heart that helps, a soul that is selfless and the vision to see the beauty in everyone.”

Just like that, the savior could be gone

Penn State fans, tip your cap to Christian Hackenberg.

The greatest commissioners of them all

A former colleague and journalist recently was elected a commissioner in Lehigh County. In honor of that, here's a list of the all-time greatest commissioners:

What business people can learn from Pete Rose

The signature moment of the great baseball career of Pete Rose occurred in the 1970 All-Star Game when he plowed over catcher Ray Fosse to score the game-winning run for the National League.

Avoid these careers

Mail carrier. Meter reader. Farmer. Newspaper reporter.

Manufacturing in Pennsylvania -- and a Penn State win

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association produced a neat video about the importance of manufacturing.

The best things about autumn

Blue skies. Spectacular weather with no humidity and temperatures that are just right.

Hug a manufacturer today

Do you think much about manufacturing?

Can Pope Francis save the Eagles?

Pope Francis is a people's pope, and yours truly – a Roman Catholic – is a believer in him and in the church.

When the bully – Penn State – gets whipped

Under coach James Franklin, Penn State lost for the first time to Indiana, fell for only the second time to Maryland and was thumped for the first time in nearly 75 years by Temple.

How bad can it get for Penn State?

Don't know a lick about Buffalo, but if Penn State loses to the Bulls on Saturday, things are much worse than Nittany Lion fans imagined.

Eagles' fans should like Brady ruling

For someone who thinks that the courts and government should stay out of the affairs of private business, it is surprising that a federal judge today tossed out the National Football League's four-game suspension of star quarterback Tom Brady.

Seven moderately difficult Penn State football trivia questions

It's one week from Penn State's opener, the perfect time for a Nittany Lion football trivia quiz:

Back-to-school retail sales to hit $68B

Pencil it in: Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest retail sales time of the year, behind the Christmas season.

The all-time greatest Phillies

In honor of Jimmy Rollins' return to Philadelphia this week, albeit as a Dodger, here is a list of the all-time greatest Phillies:

Obsessions of a junk food junkie

Today is National Junk Food Day, or, as we called it most days in college: lunch and supper.

The worst journos in movie history

“Never Been Kissed” was a decent romantic comedy with a major flaw: the protagonist, a copy editor at a newspaper, had her own office.

The 10 worst household and yard chores

In honor of the Fourth of July weekend, when I plan to do exactly nothing but rest and have fun – here are 10 of the worst household and yard chores, in no particular order (except for the first one):

Apple seeks stricter privacy

One day, we'll look back at the early 21st century as a time when much of our privacy was washed away like the shoreline in a hurricane.

What is happening to the beautiful game of playground hoops?

( A warning to younger generations: This is one of those stories akin to how, in our day, we walked three miles to school. In the snow. Without a coat.)

LeBron and the Four Ringos

Random shots and second thoughts:

Money, soccer and corruption

Looks like it took a nation not that into soccer to potentially bring down the rascals who run international soccer.

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