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THIS Is What Everyone Should Talk About During Heart Month (But They Don’t)

You may have heard that February is American Heart Month. (Hint: It’s why half your coworkers are wearing red today.) Heart disease—a fairly broad term […]

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“People Can Be Mean”: An Open Letter to Controversial Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson

Editor’s note: I watched the internet blow up yesterday with comments about Rachel Frederickson, the newly crowned winner of season 15 of the Biggest Loser, who, […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Where to Get a Quick, Healthy Lunch in Philly

Imagine this: You’re crazed at work, famished at 2 p.m. (which is the first time you’ve had a chance to even think about eating since […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette

When you think about French cuisine, what immediately comes to mind? Butter? Cream? Cheese? Those decadent ingredients are ones that most health-conscious people try to […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Chef/Entrepreneur Marcie Turney

Have you visited 13th and Sansom lately—the block chef Marcie Turney calls home?  She and her partner Valerie Safran practically own the neighborhood, with shops and […]

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I Tried It: Watsu Aquatic Bodywork

My first experience with Watsu was a few years ago at a spa in Sedona, Arizona. While planning my spa vacation I asked a staff […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Philly Restaurants

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The Cheat Sheet: Rich Landau of Vedge

It’s rare to find someone who truly practices what they preach, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Vedge’s Rich Landau is one […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Garden

I’ve always been a fan of Aimee Olexy’s take on fresh, farm-to-table fare. I recently enjoyed an intimate evening and fabulous meal outside of her […]

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How Olympic Athletes Snack for Peak Performance

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been glued to the TV night after night cheering on team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympics. As a […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Mitch Prensky from Supper

Chef Mitch Prensky is well known for his farm-to-table fare and unique use of ingredients at his South Street restaurant, Supper, so we stopped by […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Osteria Chef Jeff Michaud

We asked chef Jeff Michaud, an owner of Alla Spina, Amis and Osteria—he’s also the executive chef at the latter—to fill us in on his […]

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The Cheat Sheet: A.Kitchen

I’ve had many terrific meals at this Rittenhouse hotspot, so I figured it was high time to share a few ordering secrets. It’s obviously a […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Russet

I’ll admit, I’ve avoided spotlighting several of the quaint and fabulous BYOBs this city has to offer, as the ever changing menus seem problematic if […]

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The Cheat Sheet: Fish

When I think of fish, I think of Fish—with a capital F. That’s the restaurant that recently moved to 13th and Locust, and it fits the good-for-me […]