Giving 101: How Do I Know Where My Money is Going?

I’ve been giving dollars to homeless people all over town. Does it actually help? According to Mayor Kenney, it doesn’t, and you should stop. City […]


ThinkFest Preview: Michael Smerconish on Our Polarized Nation

We said it best last August, when we awarded CNN host Michael Smerconish a Best of Philly award: “The ‘refreshingly independent’ (as he now puts it) political […]


What Do the 100 Most Influential People Have to Say About Our City?

ThinkFest is our Disney on Ice moment: It’s when we get to present the pressing issues and big personalities we cover all year in the magazine as […]

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Philly Moms Speak: 19 Super Helpful Books for Parents

You know how people say parenting is lonely? It is. And while books can’t give you a hug, they can be a reassuring voice, validate that inclination […]

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Be Well Family: Best Classes for Yoga With Kids in Philadelphia

Philly has a wealth of stellar yoga studios, but this batch is known for being kid and family-friendly, so you don’t have stress about a […]


5 Classic Eats from Philly Bakeries That Every Philadelphian Must Try At Least Once

1. Italian Cookies Everyone has a favorite (ricotta for us), but it’s not about individual cookies; it’s about showing up with the giant plate of all […]


9 Gorgeous Philly-Made Cakes That Are Practically Works of Art

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Be Well Family: A Quick Stove-Top Mac and Cheese Recipe That’s Perfect for Kids

I’m not an alarmist, but this New York Times article about how chemicals are in boxed macaroni and cheese freaked me the eff out. It […]


Billy Joel at Citizens Bank Park: Five Takeaways

On Saturday night, Billy Joel came to Philly and sold out Citizens Bank Park — again. Mayor Kenney even declared September 9th as “Billy Joel Day” in […]


Mommy Makeovers: The Plastic Surgery Trend Philly Moms Are (Reluctantly) Obsessed With

After a decade of marriage, I assumed that having a man who isn’t my husband stare at my boobs would be more titillating. But this […]

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Be Well Family: Four Easy and Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Kids

There was a time when my firstborn’s favorite food was curry chicken salad. But then, a familiar story: The older she got, the less she […]

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Best of Philly 2017: Acupuncture Is the New Botox

Philadelphia magazine’s brand new Best of Philly issue has arrived, both online and on newsstands. In the issue, you’ll find the best in everything from fitness studios to brow […]

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Be Well Family: The Ultimate Guide to Spraygrounds in Philly

It’s that time of year, y’all: Long, hot summer days, and kids who are dying to be outside for every single moment of them. It’s why […]


Will USA250 Be Philly’s Biggest Party Yet?

Salty air. Nature’s euphonious soundtrack. Spotty cell reception. One has to wonder how many great ideas start on a boat. In 2008, Andrew Hohns, a […]

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Be Well Family: My Tried-and-True Game Plan for Traveling with Young Kids

My husband and I have been flying with our kids since they were infants. Nothing too crazy, mostly lots (and lots) of trips to Florida, […]