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Super Bowl LI “the day after” – how offices can have fun without the fallout

Did you show up for work this morning with a bit of a hangover?

Girl Scouts learn to make sales out of ‘Lemonades” during annual cookie drive

There’s a box of Girl Scout cookies in my office kitchen. Normally, I avoid sweets, but I couldn’t resist the hard-sales tactics of the Girl Scout who had a table set up Saturday night inside a restaurant.

Save Our Stomachs: Simple tips can stop spread of viruses at work

Thank you to the woman I just saw use the bathroom without washing her hands. She just waltzed out the door without even glancing at the sink as if the notion of washing up hadn’t even crossed her mind.

Every workplace holiday-parties in its own special way

Ever go to a “wild” office holiday party? One where somehow everyone knows Monday morning that you had been wearing Christmas tree underwear to the party that night?

Points by the pound: Allentown begins recycling rewards program

Everyone knows that when it comes to the environment, it pays to recycle – and now in Allentown, it actually does pay to recycle.

Businesses thank vets with discounts and giveaways

In addition to the parades and memorials being held for Veterans Day, businesses around the Greater Lehigh Valley and the nation are thanking the country's veterans on Friday and beyond with a number of different promotions to say...

Will Yuengling’s endorsement of Trump hurt beer sales?

America’s oldest brewery may be losing more than a few drinkers after Eric Trump, son of presidential candidate and firebrand Donald Trump, posted a photo on Twitter of Eric Trump and Dick Yuengling, CEO of D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville

Election season got you down? De-stress with these inspirational quotes

If you aren’t stressed now, you’ve probably managed to avoid all coverage of the contentious presidential election, social media and likely all interactions with co-workers, family and friends.

Coca-Cola Park up for the honor of 'America's Best Restroom'

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Coca-Cola Park have received many awards over the years.

Can Crayola make coloring cool for tough-to-target tweens?

Small children love to color. It’s a well-known fact.

'Escape' the office with a little escape-room team building

After a hard week's work, who wouldn't want to escape the office for a fun afternoon of recreation with co-workers?

Bistros are big, but are they the future or a fad?

I've become pretty good at spotting trends. After 10 years working as a business news reporter, I've seen the popularity of business ideas and ventures wax and wane.

Telemarketers targeting mobile phones are annoying and sometimes scary

A few years ago, I got rid of my home's landline, as many others have done.

Olympus celebrates 10 years as major Lehigh Valley employer

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Olympus Corp. of the Americas packed its bags and moved its North and South American headquarters from Melville, N.Y., to Center Valley.

No sea monsters here – sonar finds better way to clean your car

The same technology that the Navy has been using to track down enemy subs since before World War II will now be making sure nothing – and nobody – touches your car at a Saucon Valley car wash.

Stubborn Siberian husky goes viral, gets stuffed

You loved the dog. Now, you can own the pillow.

Tired of 'Adulting'? Head back to summer camp

Summers were so much simpler as a kid, weren’t they?

Law firm helps businesses navigate the confusing web of online sharing

A few months back, Madlen Miller, marketing director for Allentown law firm Gross McGinley, asked if she could pick my brain.

Applebee’s wants you to ‘smell what they’re cookin’ with $75M investment in new grill-menu

About two years ago, I wrote a blog about the disappointing state of fast-casual restaurants. Reacting to the downturn in dining out during the recession, many of them sacrificed quality to keep prices more affordable for the penny-pinching public.

Can America sell more beer than Bud?

This summer, beer drinkers may be saying “this America is for you.”

Everyone’s talking toilets, but tech is the real excitement

I had an exciting privilege today. I was the first to “christen” the new fourth floor ladies’ room here at 65 East.

Recycling with a heart: Casino shows it cares with carpeting

While some businesses hope to be the “wind beneath the wings” of the community groups they help, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is happy to be “the carpet beneath their feet.”

Will Pennsylvania see profit with the legalization of pot?

For the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical and, in three cases, recreational use, there have been plenty of stories of money to be made in growing or dispensing the drug – which had been illegal in...

Sleepy on the job? You're not alone

Día de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead – typically is celebrated in Mexico in conjunction with Halloween.

AAA: Motorists aren’t quite ready to trust self-driving cars

What drives you? In the future it could be your car.

Those pesky fire alarms aren’t always false

It wasn’t the first time it’s happened. It wasn’t even the first time it’s recently happened. I’m sitting at my desk, happily typing away on my computer, trying to make deadline, and the fire alarm goes off.

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