Behavioral Contagion

bible reader1 325x215Picture yourself in a roomful of people, many of whom you like or at least respect. One of them yawns. Two more yawn. Another few yawn. Do you feel the urge yet?

You are sitting with some friends, watching a comedy. They start to laugh at something you didn’t think was so funny. They laugh uncontrollably, and soon you’re laughing too, but you don’t know why.

I’m not trying to hypnotize you — I’m introducing you to what social scientists call “behavioral contagion.” This means people will “catch” certain behaviors from others.

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Love Conquers All - Part 2

Tracy and kids 2 325x215Editor’s Note: Last month we told the amazing story of Tracy and how she overcame personal hardships to successful start adopting special needs children. Herein is the second of three installments.

A week later Tracy drove to the hospital to pick up Caleb, her new 15-day old son, who had “multiple congenital anomalies.”  

Caleb was born a cleft lip and without eyes. He had a feeding tube. Tracy stood by his bassinette while the neonatal intensive care unit physician and staff showed her how to take care of him.

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Declutter Before Moving

clutter01 325x215Moving from one place to another is an involved process that may take a lot of time and cause a lot of stress. One way I help reduce your stress is to show you how to declutter your home well before you actually move. I have several techniques and tips to help you declutter - a few of them include:

Give away one item each day. If you simply plan and give away just one item a day and take a year to do it you will have gotten rid of over 350 items. No small feat and it goes a long way to simplifying your life and your move.

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Musikfest - Musical Event of the Year

large flowerheads 325x215Since 1984 Musikfest has drawn people from all over the world to enjoy music, acts, dancing, eating and friendship. To find out everything about Musikfest go to musikfest.org. Use the website or download their free app to stay up to date on everything. 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2016
On this page we list some of the FREE acts coming this year. Check for updated times and venues. Many acts perform on multiple days.

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Right at Home Celebrates 10 Years

right at home03 325x215Right at Home was established in 1995, and is a leader in the in-home senior care industry. Our trained caregivers provide quality in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

RightCare is Right at Home’s unique approach to home care. It’s our commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience through four distinct areas of emphasis – RightPeople, RightServices, RightApproach, and RightMission. Simply put, it’s our focus on the right people doing the right things the right way for the right reason.

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Things To Do With Grandkids July 2016

country junction resized 325 215PA Shakespeare Festival: The Little Mermaid
June 6 – August 6 In this exciting and newly relevant adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, the little mermaid Pearl dreams of the world above.
2755 Station Avenue pashakespeare.org

Kutztown Folk Festival
This nine-day event draws visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. See 200 juried folk artists and traditional American craftsmen demonstrating and selling their unique creations.

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