Draft Daily: Buzz Building on FSU WR Benjamin

NCAA Football: ACC Championship-Florida State vs Duke

In the past week or so, a number of analysts have linked Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Eagles.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com said Benjamin is a player to keep an eye on for the Birds at No. 22. And Ron Jaworski recently compared Benjamin to Harold Carmichael.

At 6-5, 240, Benjamin is the most physically imposing wide receiver in this year’s class. He has 34 7/8-inch arms and 10 1/4-inch hands: Read more »

How 9 Philly Nutrition Pros Prep for a Healthy Week

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I always have grand plans for myself on the weekend: I’m going to go to yoga. Twice. I’m going to take my dog for a long, much-deserved walk. I’m going to plan my meals for the week and buy all the groceries I need to make them, and I’m going to make a giant batch of soup that I’ll take for my lunch all week long.

And then Saturday morning rolls around and I realize that sitting on my couch in my PJs sloooowly sipping my coffee is a much better idea. And it is—until Monday rolls around and I’m all, “Crap! I have nothing to eat!” When will I ever learn?

I’m guessing I’m not alone in this: More often than not, many of us have grand visions for how we’ll prep for a healthy week on the weekends, except we hardly ever get around to actually doing it. Friends, we need so inspiration—and fast.

I thought it would be enlightening to ask a few Philly nutrition gurus how they manage to keep all their ducks in a row, to glean a few of their best tips and tricks. And guess what? Their answers really surprised me.

Here’s what they told me.

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PW Reader Ring: Samantha & Larry!

Samantha's one-of-a-kind ring.

Samantha’s one-of-a-kind ring.

The Couple: Samantha and Larry from Titusville, NJ.

The Ring: The ring is made from platinum and features a stunning center stone. It’s a two-prong setting that swirls around the diamond to keep it safe. The ring was designed by Diana Vincent in Washington Crossing, PA. Larry picked it out all by himself, but he knew I had my eye on this particular designer! I wanted something unique and modern, unlike all of the antique designs I’ve been inundated with recently. It’s simple and elegant and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. My favorite part is the fact that Diana’s workshop is local and they don’t mass-produce their jewelry; they custom make every single ring.

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Philly Rep. Mark Cohen to Introduce PA’s First Transgender Rights Bill

Cohen at a recent Capitol news conference.

Cohen at a recent Capitol news conference.

Local trans activist-with-the-mostest Jordan Gwendolyn Davis reached out to let me know about a new transgender rights bill Philly Representative Mark Cohen will introduce in the House. The proposal is a four-bill package that will “address specific concerns faced by members of Pennsylvania’s transgender community involving institutional discrimination.”

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Philadelphia 4/20 Protest Features No Marijuana Smoking After Show of Police Force

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4/20 is now enough of an actual holiday that NBC’s hockey coverage made a pot joke yesterday. But while people in Colorado lit up legally on 4/20 for the first time, Philadelphia’s pro-marijuana legalization rally yesterday featured no smoking whatsoever.

The “Smoke Down Prohibition” protests at Independence Hall have been around since 2012. While the first several protests went by without incident, National Park Service and other federal police eventually started to make arrests. Several protesters were arrested in May 2013. The federal government eventually warned of “serious penalties” for anyone smoking pot at Independence Hall. After an arrest on June 30th of last year, local pot activist Chris Goldstein is now banned from pot protests at Independence Hall. He also received a $3,000 fine and two years supervised probation. “My probation officer noted it was the harshest sentence for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance on federal land he’s ever seen,” Goldstein said in a statement.

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Bariatric Surgery: Which Surgical Option is Right for You?

As patients begin exploring the benefits of weight-loss surgery, they may discover that they have more surgical options than they know about. The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program offers a range of surgical options which, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, can help ensure lasting weight loss. Surgeons will discuss these options with their patients to determine which surgery is the best fit for their individual situation:

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Today Is The Last Day to Register to Vote in May

NBC10 reminds us that the last day to register to vote in the May 20 primary is … today. “Voters must register with a party in Pennsylvania to cast a vote in a primary.”

The stakes? “Democrats will choose among four candidates for a nominee to go up against GOP Gov. Tom Corbett in what is is expected to be one of the most competitive races in the country for an incumbent governor.” Corbett has a primary challenger, Bob Guzzardi, as well.

Lambertville Author James McBride to Produce The Good Lord Bird

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In January we interviewed Lambertville author James McBride, who had just won the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. When we asked if the book would be made into a movie like his previous work Miracle at St. Anna, he responded that, ”No one’s called … But look, if you write a book because you want someone to turn it into a film, you’re making a mistake.”

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Morning Headlines: Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside Gets Urban-Friendly Redesign

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Rendering of the project via Philly.com

“A true urban tower,” that’s what Pulitzer-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron has called Carl Dranoff’s redesigned One Riverside project at 25th and Locust. The building, proposed last summer, had originally sparked complaints from locals and Saffron herself.

So what exactly are the differences between the old and new design? Read more »

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