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City Life

6 ABC’s Adam Joseph on His Winter Prediction and Why He Hates Coffee

My name is … Adam Joseph. My dad wanted me to be Henry Jr., but my mother hated that name, so I was Adam. And […]

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NextHealth PHL

This Philly Scientist’s Technology Helped Make the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Possible

This week, American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech released preliminary results from their Phase III clinical trial that showed the companies’ vaccine candidate […]

NextHealth PHL

Meet the Founder of Philly’s First Black-Owned Biotech Manufacturer

Tia Lyles-Williams is a unicorn. As a queer Black woman serving as the chief executive officer of a Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) that helps […]

Be Well Philly

How This Solidcore Coach Is De-Stressing and Listening to Her Body in 2020

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each […]

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Life & Style

Meet the Siblings Behind Lobo Mau, the Philly Apparel Line Mixing High Comfort and Bold Fashion

Nicole and Jordan Haddad — sibling owners of local apparel line Lobo Mau — chat sustainability, growth, and running a store during a pandemic. How […]

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City Life

Lamar Gore on Helping Nature Through Climate Change, a Pandemic and Racial Inequity

As we’ve all been seeking safe, socially distanced outdoor activities during the pandemic, many Philadelphians have discovered John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, those 1,000 acres […]

City Life

The Latest Pennsylvania Polls Show Biden Ahead. Can You Believe Them?

On November 1, 2016, a week before the latest presidential election, Franklin & Marshall College released its final poll of Pennsylvania. A poll is but […]

Be Well Philly

This Physician Assistant Begins Each Morning Feeding Her Chickens

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each […]

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City Life

Chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala on Watermelon Radishes, Uno, and the Best and Worst Things About South Philly

My full name is … Jennifer Doreen Feher-Zavala. My nickname is … Jen Fear. My husband’s last name is Feher — it’s German — but […]

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NextHealth PHL

Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Herd Immunity and COVID-19

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, nearly everyone is seeking answers as to what might bring the pandemic to an end. One popular theory is […]

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Be Well Philly

Rising Star Gabe Stone Shayer on Breaking Stereotypes as a Black Male Ballet Dancer

Classical ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer grew up in Center City, dreaming of traveling the world. “I used to love walking on the Parkway and […]

Be Well Philly

This Warminster Gym Owner and Trainer Teaches 18 Classes a Week

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each […]

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Life & Style

Frances Hoover of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse on All Her Favorite Philly Places and Things

Frances Hoover — now executive director of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse — has worked for corporations and schools and is as much an artist […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

How to Have Your Friend Officiate Your Wedding (Legally!) in a Pennsylvania Self-Uniting Ceremony

Self-uniting, or Quaker, weddings were popular in Pennsylvania before the pandemic. After all, they are a unique way to say your “I do’s,” with you […]

Be Well Philly

A South Philly Native’s Journey to Becoming a WNBA Player

As a kid, Kamiah Smalls (@ksmalls3) indulged in a dream that many young athletes share: to make it to the pros one day. But for […]