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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

20 Places Near Philadelphia Where You Can Get Your Christmas Tree

We know this holiday season isn’t the same as usual, but we’re still pretty psyched to get our Christmas tree up and decorated. While the […]

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 […]

Be Well Philly

13 Winter Resorts Where You Can Go Skiing Near Philly

A mountain weekend getaway is not only a great way to clear your head, but is also a way to enjoy some fresh air and […]

Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Ice Skating Around Philadelphia

Ice skating is a quintessential winter fitness activity to get your body moving — and have fun while you’re at it. Just because the temperature […]

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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 […]

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City Life

Money, Time, and Happiness: We Polled Philly Teachers About How Much They Like Their Jobs

Is your job fulfilling? Are the kids you teach happy? If you lucked into a grand, would you spend it on your students or yourself? […]

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City Life

We Interviewed 100 Philly-Area Teachers About What It Takes to Raise Happy, Successful Kids

There’s been much chatter in the media about parenting. Or, to be more specific, bad parenting. You can’t scroll too far into your newsfeed without […]

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City Life

Classroom Confidential: Philly Teachers Tell All

Who knows your children almost as well as you do? The teachers who spend hours with them every day. That’s why we asked 100 of […]

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City Life

What If There Was a City Official Whose Only Job Was to Make Philly Better for Kids?

This summer, the Scattergood Foundation — a behavioral health nonprofit — partnered with data analytics firm Azavea to produce a report on the well-being of […]

Things to Do

The Smart Philadelphian’s Guide to Visiting Disney World

A fact that’s perhaps not surprising to you: The number-one destination out of Philly’s airport is Orlando. Philadelphians — those with kids and without! — […]