Second of two parts
In our last column, we discussed emotional intelligence (EI or EQ). Today’s column is about research that shows seniors have higher emotional intelligence than younger people.
Emotional intelligence is a relatively new concept. It was popularized by Daniel Goleman, a psychologist who was a science journalist for The New York Times. His 1995 book, “Emotional Intelligence,” was a bestseller.
According to psychologists, EI improves social relations...
I love hosting dinner parties. I always send out invites asking for RSVPs. What’s the proper way to handle it when I get no response? I don’t want to be pushy or rude, but it’s hard to plan seating and having enough food not knowing in advance who is coming.
It is extremely frustrating for a host and it makes party planning difficult when people do not let you know if they want to attend or not.
Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence...
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Wednesday, June 5: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, banana.
Thursday, June 6: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potato, zucchini, seasonal fruit.
Friday, June 7: Alaskan fish cake, brown rice, beets, Mandarin oranges.
Monday, June 10: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, pineapple.
Tuesday, June 11: Chicken taco salad, seasonal fruit.
Wednesday, June 12: Peach balsamic chicken, whole wheat...
The third time’s the charm for Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.
Attendance more than doubled from the first season to the second season and is poised to increase for the summer 2019 season.
“I think we’re moving forward. We grow each year, which is great. The quality of work is really strong. We’re putting out a solid product that I’m really proud of,” says Northampton Community College Summer Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Mutimer, now in his fifth year...
It’s a change of pace for Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) and a return to the Lehigh Valley troupe’s comedy roots.
“I knew I wanted to do a comedy because we did a show about rape, PTSD and child sexual abuse,” says Ara Barlieb, CKP cofounder and writer of “Topsy Turvy,” in its world premiere, 8 p.m. June 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 9, 16, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Bethlehem.
CKP’s most recent plays were “A Softening of Her Eyes,” which dealt with the topics of...
There are lots of superlatives in this theater review of The Pennsylvania Playhouse production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” because it is a standout in every category, from its multicolored set, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, to its uniformly talented cast of 30. The musical continues June 7-9 and June 14-16 at the Playhouse.
Based on the Biblical tale of “the coat of many colors,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was the first musical...
When curating the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season, Patrick Mulcahy looks for themes, resonances and connections between the plays by William Shakespeare and classic works of theater and the Broadway stage.
For PSF’s 28th annual season, Mulcahy’s 16th season as PSF Producing Artistic Director, beginning in 2003, he says, “The season is stacked to be a blast, just a lot of fun. There’s also this thread of rebellion throughout the season.”
The PSF 2019 season at...
Symphony Sounds: The Elysium Quartet, which includes three members of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (ASO), performs, 7:30 p.m. May 31 in the “Arts at St. John’s” series, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The program is free and open to the public, with free-will donations accepted. Performing are: Julie Bougher, violin, ASO; James Finegan, violin, ASO; Steve Heitlinger, viola, ASO, and Andrea Weber, cello. The program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E flat...
The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) and Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley (BGLV) presents its spring ballet, “Coppelia,” 7 p.m. May 31, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
“Coppelia,” a popular comedic ballet that premiered in Paris in 1870, is the story of an eccentric toymaker who creates a life-like doll. When a village boy named Franz becomes infatuated with the doll, his fiancé, Swanhilda, tries to intervene.
Hijinks and hilarity ensue between...
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Wednesday, May 29: Pork rib-b-que, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, blushed pears.
Thursday, May 30: Coconut crusted chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled apricots.