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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 […]

City Life

Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Return of the Philly Orchestra, Crowdless Concert Halls, and Good Silence

When the Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the stage for the opening night of its reimagined 2020 season, things are going to look a bit different. […]

City Life

A Philly Teacher Opens Up About What Really Happens in the Online Classroom

If this is not the strangest school year of all time, then it’s surely close. Kindergarten through high school — all taught from home and […]

Be Well Philly

This Local Doctor Wants to Make Healthcare More Accessible

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

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City Life

Novelist Jennifer Weiner on Mask Shaming, Virtual Book Tours, and the Toxic Side of Social Media

Philadelphians first saw Jennifer Weiner’s name when she was a young Inquirer staffer in the 1990s. More than two decades later, the Philly-based writer is […]

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City Life

City Council’s Curtis Jones Jr. Talks Dangerous Missions, Closing Prisons and His Green Thumb

My full name is … Curtis Joseph Jones Jr. I have to put the Jr. on because my father doesn’t want his reputation sullied. I […]

Be Well Philly

This Activist Wants to Make Health and Wellness Accessible to Everyone in Philly

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

Be Well Philly

This Local Business Founder Starts Every Morning with Journaling and Meditation

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 […]

Be Well Philly

This Nurse Practitioner Wants to Make Healthcare More Equitable

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

Be Well Philly

This Plant-Based Chef Wants to Help Philadelphians Eat More Nutritiously

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

Be Well Philly

This Coach Wants to Create After-School Programs for Philly Students

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

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Life & Style

Sabbatical Beauty’s Adeline Koh on How She Develops Her Powerhouse Skin-Care Products

Ingredient obsessive Adeline Koh — founder of Sabbatical Beauty — on the powerhouse potions she mixes in her Bok Building studio What I make: Asian-inspired […]

Be Well Philly

This Calisthenics Trainer Wants to Help the Philly Area Get Healthier

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semi-finalists in the 2020 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge brought to you by Independence […]

Be Well Philly

Philly’s Four Seasons Spa Was Just Named One of the Best in the World

There’s no denying that Philly has seen a boom in alternative healing — esoteric practices like crystal healing and reiki, tarot reading, and sound baths […]