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Be Well Philly

I Call My Mom Twice a Week. Voluntarily.

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

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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

12 Winter Resorts Where You Can Go Skiing Near Philly

A mountain weekend getaway is not only a great way to clear your head from the hectic workweek, but is also a way to enjoy […]

Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Ice Skating Around Philadelphia

This page has been updated. Ice skating is a quintessential winter fitness activity to get your body moving — and have fun while you’re at […]

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Be Well Philly

20 Farms Near Philadelphia Where You Can Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

Name a better way to kick off the holiday season than shopping for a Christmas tree in a field while the sounds of the season […]

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Be Well Philly

11 Philadelphia-Area Farms Where You’ll Find a Pumpkin Patch and Tons of Fall Fun

There’s no denying that pumpkin is the flavor of the season. No matter the form — be it a PSL, pie, or even a smoothie — we […]

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Be Well Philly

8 Corn Mazes Near Philadelphia to Explore This Fall

Fall is fast approaching, and all we can think about is allll our favorite fall activities we’re going to spend every weekend doing. Drinking pumpkin spice stuff. […]

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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! — […]

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Things to Do

10 Things Every Smart Parent Needs on Their Disney World Packing List

Sure, it’s easy to buy pretty much anything you forget to pack right at the park, but with a little planning (and our sweet insider […]

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Be Well Philly

Baby-Friendly Fitness Classes Around Philadelphia

Now that you’ve brought a new little one into the world, you’re probably more strapped for “me” time than ever. If finding a babysitter every […]