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You Can’t Be Too Rich or Too Thin

What is the hardest place in the Philadelphia area to live? Thanks to data reporting by the New York Times Magazine, we have an answer. […]

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30th Street Station Among Nation’s Busiest

“Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is the third-busiest Amtrak station in the U.S., trailing only New York City’s Penn Station and Washington, D.C.’s Union Station,” Technically […]


Morning Headlines: PA and NJ Are in “20 Worst States to Make a Living”

The website MoneyRates.com has published research results that rank the 50 states according to a proprietary metric they call Compensation and Quality Factor pertaining to employment. […]

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Poll: Ben Franklin Is Your Favorite Pennsylvanian

Harper Polling says Ben Franklin is our favorite Pennsylvanian — and it’s not even close:

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10 Places to Mooch Free Air Conditioning in Philadelphia

It was Thomas Jefferson who famously wrote that the core of American identity rides on the preservation of life, liberty and the ability to blast […]

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Philadelphia Named 6th Best City for Singles

Pat yourself on the back, single people. According to rent.com, Philadelphia is the sixth-best city for singles in the country. Before you get too excited, […]


Philadelphia Is One of 20 Most Walkable Metros

Next City reports today on Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros, a report by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George […]

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The 10 People You’ll Meet at Center City Sips

You’d think in America’s best beer-drinking city, we’d be about to put up a united front in our appreciation for cheap weeknight booze. But alas, this […]


Springfield, PA Ranks High on “Most Like The Simpsons” List

Estately Real Estate Search analyzed 11 different data sets to arrive at its rankings of which actual cities most resemble the fictional Springfield portrayed on “The Simpsons.”  The […]

Be Well Philly

Philly Ranked 7th Best Vacation Spot for the Health Conscious

When out-of-towners think of Philly, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a gigantic, greasy Philly Cheesesteak. Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Not so much. […]

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Welcome to Pennsylvania. This Is How You Will Die.

Slate has a list of “death maps” featuring each state of the union and the most common ways to die in each of them. We, […]

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10 Tourism Campaigns Here for the Mocking

Since May, the Inquirer‘s Karen Heller has been covering the humorously bureaucratic scrap between the city’s two civic marketing firms and their conflicting efforts to […]

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Howard Eskin’s 5 Most Memorable Feuds

Surprise, surprise. Howard Eskin is in a tiff with a prominent Philadelphia athlete — again. The target this time? Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who reportedly […]

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6 Ways Philly Really Is a World-Class City

“After walking about it for an hour or two, I felt I would have given the world for a crooked street,” Charles Dickens wrote of […]

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9 Golden Rules of Amtrak Etiquette

Darn! I missed National Train Day on May 10th. But in reality I have a lot of train days. That’s because I’ve been using Amtrak […]