4 No-Sugar-Added, Super-Easy, Tasty Summer Treats

Cleared sugar, dairy and carbs from your diet? That seriously limits your summer treat list, or so you think. But summer is for enjoying yourself, so beat the heat with these fast, easy and delicious treats. Sugar Makes You Thirsty A reason for everyone to skip the added sugar in the summer: It makes you…

Instant Gratification: Fast Summer Beauty Fixes

The sun arrived unexpectedly, as did the heat. And thus, two things had to be resolved immediately: Your hair off gotten your neck and the sweat removed off your face. Good thing you were near In Watermelon Sugar, where beside the usual temptations, bottles of Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus coconut water facial mist and packets of…

Express Gratitude: The Art of the Thank-You Note

A weekend house is an objective you never quite had the resources or wherewithal to pursue with any diligence yourself. Summer weekends being what they are, however, you gladly accept invitations to others’ houses. Such outings, in addition to bringing the joy of time with dear friends, remind you that is there as much art…

Summer Movies

Outdoor movie screenings are one of summer’s joys. So, head’s up:  Casablanca is playing at the American Visionary Arts Museum’s Flicks on the Hill series tomorrow, July 19. (And yes, the “Fit Before Flicks” yoga session has its appeal, too.) Why does does this sepatagarian film hold onto our collective imagination so tightly? Yeah, there are…

5 Awesome Places Keeping It Real in Bucks, Berks and Lehigh Counties, PA

“Well I’m living here in Allentown And it’s hard to keep a good man down But I won’t be giving up today.” –Billy Joel, Allentown Well, thank goodness some Allentown-area residents hung in there past the gloomy post-industrial days sung about by Billy Joel in the mid-1980s, and that several new ones have moved in….