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City Life

Six Ways to Be a Good Friend for Life

For nearly two decades, Mary Beth McNeish Fedirko has been nurturing budding friendships as a preschool teacher at the Philadelphia School. Here, she shares universal […]

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City Life

Six Ways to Make New Friends in Philly in 2020

Even in the best of times, Philly can be a hard place to break into. Philly in 2020? Forget about it. But there are still […]

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City Life

A Professional Stylist’s Advice for Men’s At-Home Haircuts

It’s been about three weeks since Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania to close in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Among those […]


So You (Like Everyone Else on the Internet) Want to Make a Sourdough Starter. Here’s What You Need to Know

We don’t often write about home cooking, but with restaurants reduced to takeout-only options, we want to continue to commune with our readers over food, […]


A Professional Pastry Chef on How to Improve Your Homemade Baked Goods

We don’t often write about home cooking, but with restaurants reduced to takeout-only options, we want to continue to commune with our readers over food, […]

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HGTV’s Rachel Street on How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Renovation

Want to make sure your home remodel is going to add value — and attract another buyer down the line? Rachel Street, a realtor and […]

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Be Well Philly

How to Find Vegan Options Practically Anywhere in Philly

Everywhere we look, plant-based alternatives are becoming the norm. Here’s how to eat vegan whether you’re at Wawa or the Wells Fargo Center. At sports […]


How to Push Back on a Pushy Coworker

As a young management consultant, I remember attending regular meetings with a colleague named Dave. We were at the same level in our organization, both […]


How Men Can (Still) Help Women Advance Their Careers Post #MeToo

“I used to take every new hire in our business unit out to lunch. It was my go-to welcome,” a white male division president once […]

Jami McKeon

Jami McKeon on Authenticity and Wellness in the Workplace

THE DETAILS Age: 62 Title: Chair Workplace: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which employs 4,000 people in 31 worldwide offices Trained as: An attorney On what […]


The Next Time You Apply For a Job, Expect a Text From the Hiring Manager

If you think the job hunt is already stressful enough, brace yourself: autocorrect will soon play a prominent role in it. According to new research, […]

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City Life

11 Insider Tips for Making Your Next Trip Through PHL a Breeze

Our airport is only lame if you’re a lousy navigator. Here’s your Best of PHL cheat sheet. 1. Lounge to Insta-Brag About: The Centurion Lounge […]

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Be Well Philly

The Best Bluetooth Running Headphones, According to Avid Philly Runners

Running headphones are some of the most difficult to shop for. They need to stay in your ears despite all the jostling. They need to […]


Why Burnout Is Hitting Women the Hardest

It’s the end of a long workday. You just got home, and right when you collapse onto the couch to unwind, you look around and […]


Philly Business Execs on How to Truly Unplug on Vacation

There are a lot of reasons to love the Shore (here are 21), but it’s hard to find boardwalk bliss when you’re still swimming deep […]