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Be Well Philly

My So-Called (Semi-Sober) Life

There wasn’t one catastrophic event that led me to reevaluate my relationship with alcohol. Rather, smaller, not-so-great moments began stringing themselves together like pearls on […]

Be Well Philly

The Surprising Truth — and Fascinating Science — Behind Smiles

My daughter Marcy was in high school when her course of orthodontia went seriously awry, resulting in the loss of two of her front teeth. […]

City Life

The Inside Story of the Flyers’ Fan Code of Conduct

In the spring of 2021, the Wells Fargo Center was gearing up to let fans back into the arena for the first time since the […]

City Life

My Autistic Child Might Know More About What’s Important and How to Live Than I Do

My son Sam is on the autism spectrum, with Asperger’s. He now sees that as a gift, and Sam is becoming the focal point of […]

City Life

Life After Johnny Doc

John Dougherty was out on a leisurely walk. Destination: the James A. Byrne federal courthouse. It was the first week in October, and Johnny Doc, […]

City Life

The Icewomen Cometh: Why Dozens of Women from the Philly Area Are Taking Arctic Soaks in Winter

January 3rd could have been just another day in Philadelphia. Just another Monday. But thanks to a certain four-letter word that tends to send Philadelphians […]

City Life

Help! My Kids Are Developing Philadelphia Accents

Last summer, my two small children, my late husband’s mother and I took a road trip across Utah in a 25-foot rented RV. On the […]

City Life

Philadelphia Babies of the Pandemic: A Photo Essay

In November of 2020, my daughter and her husband took my two-year-old granddaughter to Africa for three weeks to visit relatives — in the midst […]

City Life

Now It Can Be Told: Karen Hepp Opens Up About Her Battle With Facebook

As best as Karen Hepp can remember, Steve Keeley was the first to see it. You know Steve Keeley: He’s the perpetually tanned, square-jawed Fox […]

Life & Style

Welcome to the Zoom Age of Personal Beauty

On a Tuesday morning in late fall, I found myself on the floor of my bedroom, kneading the hard part of my knuckles into the […]

City Life

How a Sugary Pandemic Project Turned Jethro Heiko Into Philly’s Maple Syrup Evangelist

A few years ago, Jethro Heiko’s relationship with maple syrup was pretty much the same as yours and mine. For me, that means there’s a […]

City Life

The Complicated Mystery That Is Danielle Outlaw

It’s a balmy fall afternoon in the middle of evening rush hour at Broad and Olney — one of the city’s busiest transit hubs — and I’m waiting for […]

Be Well Philly

I Cut Down My Meat Consumption Without Sacrificing Flavor or Satisfaction. Here’s How.

My fundamental belief about vegetarians (and vegans) is this: They are all better than me, and I will never become one. I love bacon and […]

City Life

Yowie’s Shannon Maldonado Is About to Make South Street Hip Again

Shannon Maldonado waves at the minimalist dark green cart in the corner of Yowie, the buzzy 250-square-foot shop and design studio she runs on 4th […]

City Life

Peek Inside Philadelphia’s Psychedelics Revolution

Like most working parents, Marissa has a lot to juggle — kids, her job as a nutritionist, her home outside of Philadelphia. And then there […]