Philadelphians Get to Work Late



Interesting bit of data from FiveThirtyEight: The median Philadelphian apparently gets to work at 8:05 a.m. every day. Which means we’re a sleepy bunch: The national median is 10 minutes earlier than that, at 7:55 a.m..

Not to worry: We’re a lot like other big cities. “The majority of highly populous metro areas begin working a little later than the rest of the country. Washington, D.C., starts work at a median time of 8:07 (although it is prompt: three-quarters of the workforce is in by 9:14). The median worker in Los Angeles begins at 8:05; in Atlanta, at 8:03; in Chicago, at 8:02.”

We Tried It: The Facial You Can Eat


Looks pretty tempting, right?

Last Friday, I was doing preliminary research for an upcoming roundup of the best spring beauty treatments offered in Philly (look out for this next week!). I reached out to Old City’s organic beauty studio Moko—remember their sold-out pumpkin facial?—for details on what cool treatments they’re dishing out this season. Owner Monique sent over the below description:
Orange Blossom & Grapefruit Facial
Be spring-ready. Energize your skin with a nutrient-rich facial, beaming in anti-oxidents and vitamins. Grapefruit invigorates your skin with exfoliating action, while an orange blossom mask composed of essential oils, orange peel and honey perfectly balances and revitalizes your skin.

I was so in.

Little did I know, it would be edible.

Former Sixer Battles Teammate in Playoffs

He’s no longer a Sixer, but apparently Evan Turner still exasperates. Yahoo reports: “On the eve of this Eastern Conference series, the wobbling No. 1 seed punctuated its final playoff preparations in a most self-destructive way: Two Indiana Pacers dragged a cursing, cut Evan Turner out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court, untangling him from a practice-floor fistfight with teammate Lance Stephenson.”

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The Confidence Gap: Do Women Lack Confidence, or Does the World Lack Confidence in Women?

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Women lack confidence —  so says a piece in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap,” written by two women with impressive careers at ABC World News and BBC America. Confidence, they say, is just as important as competence in getting ahead, and many women suffer from self-doubt. But the confidence gap between men and women doesn’t necessarily reflect the lack of confidence women have for themselves. Perhaps it’s about a lack of confidence the world places in women.

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Would You Buy These “Anti-Thigh Gap” Jeans?

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Photo via Instagram

Jean-loving gym-fanatics, rejoice: A new company is designing jeans tailor-made just for you. Barbell Denim — a company started by four recreational athletes tired of donning uncomfortable jeans with little room for movement and a high risk of splitting at the crotch — promises a fashionable pair of jeans that will effortlessly accommodate the muscle-y quads, calves and butt you’ve spent hours in the gym working for. Because no one — and I mean no one — should have to wear a pair of jeggings.

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Former Jenkintown Athletic Director Admits to Relationship With Student


Jury selection was to begin this week in the case of Mark Citron, the former athletic director for the Jenkintown School District who was accused in 2012 of having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student. But instead of facing a jury of his peers, Citron has elected to plead guilty to corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more »

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