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The Talk Archive Page 2

Olympians should get by on hard work and talent, not technicalities

A small scandal has developed in this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Real Estate: To flip or not to flip depends on your savvy

The hot real estate market has brought a lot of “flippers” to the industry – people who buy fixer-upper houses, do the fixing upping and then quickly resell them for a profit.

How to keep getting real news on your Facebook feed

Most people like to complain about social media sites such as Facebook.

What to do when your company's 'first day back blahs' are a year-round problem

If you were like me and had a week off for the holidays, Tuesday morning was a bit of a drag.

The power of the penny

Some people think pennies are more trouble that they're worth. They might be right. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the cost to produce a one-cent coin had reached 1.5 cents. So the pitiful penny isn't worth the cost of making it.

Retail rumble: Are holiday shoppers hitting the stores or the enter button?

Kmart, Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Payless ShoeSource, Bon-Ton – these are all retailers in the process of closing or which already have closed massive amounts of store locations across the nation, as well as stores in the Greater Lehigh...

Turkey or Target? Many shoppers plan to take advantage of Thanksgiving deals

Once folks get tired over arguing politics and religion, one of the next-most contentious battles people will be fighting about over their turkey next week is the big question: “Should retail stores be open on Thanksgiving?”

Grin and teddy bear it: Bon-Ton seeks to re-create FAO Schwarz holiday magic

When I was a young girl, during the holiday season department stores would seem like magical places.

Dehydration can hit office workers’ performance just like athletes’

I’m sitting at my desk. It’s late afternoon and I’m drowsy. I even have a bit of a headache.

It’s Dallas Sucks vs. Eagle Tears in football-themed beer war

If there’s one thing that sports fans have always been able to agree on, no matter what team they were rooting for, is that they all love to enjoy a nice cold beer during the game.

Easton venue betting on bands to attract fickle nightlife crowds

Yesterday, when I was young – let's call it the early- to mid-90s, the Lehigh Valley had a pretty hot live music scene.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Lehigh Valley redevelopment projects keep bringing home trophies

With all of the urban renewal projects going on in the Lehigh Valley from downtown Allentown's City Center to Bethlehem's SteelStacks campus, sometimes it seems like it's another day, another award.

Alt-left or alt-right, your boss has the full right to fire protesters

Some of those participating at what has been described as an “alt-right” rally-turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend returned to their day jobs on Monday to find they were no longer employed.

HOLY CARP! You can now buy a coffin for your goldfish

People love their pets. There's no doubt about it.

Voice-order groceries with Peapod's new Alexa service

Cat de Merode, vice president of product for Peapod – an online grocery delivery service – paints a picture.

Even philosophers’ jobs aren’t safe from the robots

Humanity, you better start getting your retirement plans in order. The robots really are taking over.

Beer a big business in Pa., just not bigger

If you’re looking to stimulate the local economy – and are over 21 – you can make a pretty big impact one gulp at a time.

'Winter is coming' – but road work woes are here now

Spring is in the air. That means warmer weather, green trees and flowers blooming everywhere.

Pocono Mountains new tourism chief talks tech and trends

The Pocono Mountains are a popular place to visit.

Cats make terrible co-workers: Why home office life has highs and lows

With today's technology, it's easier than ever to work from home. Just about anything you'd need to work at your company's office can now be accessed through the cloud, and even phone calls can be rerouted to your mobile phone.

Keeping your 'cool' on the job is tough, but important

Everyone has a bad day now and again. And anyone who has ever had a job has probably walked into a situation where their confidence was at rock bottom.