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Non-Touristy Restaurants Perfect for Your Out-of-Town Family

Finding a place to eat with your out-of-town family can be a delicate dance, especially when you’ve already visited the usual, touristy suspects. To appease […]

Be Well Philly

15 Pennsylvania Winter Resorts Where You Can Ski and Snowboard

A wintry weekend getaway brings brisk air, respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, and heart-pumping outdoor activities, especially on the slopes. Plus, think of […]

Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Ice Skating in and Around Philadelphia

Sure, the temps may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. And ice skating is a quintessential winter activity that’ll get your […]

Be Well Philly

Family Estrangement: How to Navigate Toxic Relationships Around the Holidays

In 1938, Harvard researchers embarked on the world’s longest scientific study, focusing on what makes people happy. It concluded with the following realization: The happiest […]

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Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies in Philadelphia This Summer

When it comes to free outdoor flicks, you have a lot of options this summer. So dust off your blanket, pack some snacks and find […]

Be Well Philly

How to Mentally, Emotionally and Financially Survive the Holidays, According to the Pros

Though it may seem like everything is full of cheer this time of year, it’s no secret stress levels go up during the holiday season […]

Be Well Philly

Baby-Friendly Fitness Classes Around Philadelphia

If you’re a parent (especially to a newborn or toddler), you’re probably finding yourself a little more strapped for time for exercise. Thankfully, Philly has […]

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 […]

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Things to Do

13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

Maybe, for as long as you can remember, the beach was your go-to summer escape. Then 2020 happened, your world shrank, and the Poconos — […]

Be Well Philly

Go Get Lost in These Impressive Corn Mazes Near Philly This Fall

Dug out your favorite flannel yet? Keeping track of all the pumpkin-spice this and apple-cider that? We’re well into the season, and as great as […]

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City Life

When You’re Rowhome Parenting in a Pandemic, Everyone Can Hear You Shouting

One of the things I generally appreciate about living in a rowhome is the sense that I’m never truly alone. I mean this in a […]

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City Life

My 96-Year-Old Grandfather Moved to Town a Few Years Ago, and Nothing’s Been the Same Since

“Can you come over and help Pop-Pop? He got locked out of his iPad again.” My mom sounded frantic on the phone, as though my […]

Be Well Philly

I Call My Mom Twice a Week. Voluntarily.

Welcome to Ritual, Be Well Philly’s new column of essays about the low-tech, purposefully inefficient things we do that pleasurably slow us down. From taking […]

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City Life

Why I, Like So Many in My Generation, Can’t Make Up My Mind About Having Kids

It seems like it used to be easier. Or at least that there wasn’t much deliberation involved. First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes […]

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City Life

The 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

We crunched the numbers on academic performance and learning environment to bring you the schools* at the top of their class. City Schools Listed alphabetically […]