Spring break is over for most. College students are back in class. The spring semester is full-speed ahead for those working on their higher education degrees.
A new year and new semester often leads students to create higher expectations and goals for themselves, but student slacking is prone to happen as the semester continues.
McGraw-Hill Education has created study tips and tools for college-level students intended to improve their grades, results and learning habits.
Q. I have found that I don't sleep as well as I used to when I was younger. How common is this?
Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging.
Seniors need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults: seven to nine hours a night.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Repertory Dance Theatre's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" welcomed guest artists Carolina Ballet Theatre stars Madeline Guerdat as Sleeping Beauty and Matthew Harvey as the Prince to the Scottish Rite Cathedral for two performances March 2.
The Crowded Kitchen Players' production of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" is a fast-paced comedy directed by Ara Barlieb about greed and sex in post-World War II Washington, D. C.
The play continues weekends through March 24 at McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.
When smarmy, hard-drinking lawyer Ed Devery, played with erudite flair by Jay Fletcher, starts handing out cash, he finds congressional hands eager to be greased.
Civic Theatre of Allentown holds open auditions 7 p.m. March 18 for its May 4 -10 production of "Next to Normal," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, in the upstairs rehearsal hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.
Callbacks are March 20.
Information: CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943
An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 26, March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.
Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling will be available.
Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.
Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital beneficiary of Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show Preview Party Gala
The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is the beneficiary of the Preview Party Gala, 6 - 9:30 p.m. March 20, Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, which kicks off the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, March 21 - 24, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).
Tom Kwiatek, executive director of GLVADA, made the announcement at the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Hospital -- Cedar Crest.
As St. Patrick's Day quickly approaches, we turn our thoughts to leprechauns, green clovers, pots of gold, parades, and Irish folk dancing.
We also think about the people of Irish heritage who emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century in search of a new, and better, life. The American Dream was alive and thriving, and viewed as that glorious pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Q. I'm a baby-sitting grandparent. I think I'm getting more colds because of it. Am I right or is this my imagination?
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that schoolchildren get as many as 12 colds a year. Put those children near their grandparents and it doesn't take a scientist to know that those colds are going to spread.
My personal physician, who is also a grandfather, says that one of the problems is that these walking petri dishes come home from school with new germs for which older people haven't developed antibodies.