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VIDEO: Charles Barkley Has More Than a Dozen Nicknames for Male Genitalia

Sir Charles Barkley—former Sixer, terrible golfer, karaoke enthusiast—is a spokesman for Weight Watchers. In a new commercial for the weight loss method, Barkley helps explain […]

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Energy Drinks Might Actually Be Killing People

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that Monster Energy Drink is linked to five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack. Reports of the […]

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Why Is School Telling My Kid What to Eat?

“Noooooooo, Daddy!” screamed my six-year-old son the other day. With the level of angst in his little voice, you’d think that I was about to […]

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NASA Scientists Have Built an Iron Man Suit

It’s not exactly as modern as the updated version of Tony Stark’s getup that you saw in The Avengers, but NASA scientists have developed a […]

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Look Out for That “Undeclared Coconut” in Your Turkey Hill Ice Cream

Turkey Hill has announced a voluntary recall of 1,200 packages of its 48 oz. Mint Chocolate Chip All Natural Ice Cream because of “undeclared coconut” […]

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First Fungal Meningitis Case Reported in Pennsylvania

It turns out Pennsylvania won’t be spared the fungal meningitis outbreak that has spread across the United States: The Department of Health has reported the […]

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City Council to Decide if Your Waitress Will Keep Sneezing on Your Salad

Remember the sick-leave bill that City Council considered last year? It’s not actually dead. Instead, like a waiter with a 100-degree fever and a runny […]

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Paul Ryan Workout Pics Are Just as Awesome as You Imagined

TIME magazine selected Paul Ryan as a runner-up for Person of the Year in 2011. As a part of the piece documenting his selection, Paul […]

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More Philadelphia Kids Able to Ignore That “No Fatties” Sign

Some good news out of Philadelphia schools: Our students are getting thinner—or, at least, less fat. [Be Well Philly] A study in the journal Preventing […]

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Should Grandma Smoke Pot?

I It sounds like a throwaway joke in an Adam Sandler movie—let’s get Nana high!—but Philly native Robert Platshorn is deadly serious about his mission: […]

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The Worst Gym in Philadelphia

I am sitting on my couch—sneakers still on, pink headband pushing my hair back, sports bra (always, futilely) waiting for something sports-oriented to occur—and I’m […]

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Seventeen Magazine Promises Real Photos of Real Girls

Seventeen magazine recently announced that it would stop using Photoshopped images. In its August edition, it stated in its “Body Peace Treaty,” “We vow to […]

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Only the Rich Can Afford to Stay Thin

It’s not easy to run in my neighborhood. I considered this the other day as I slogged down Richmond Street lurching over potholes, avoiding cars […]

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Fixed-Gear Bikes Will Make You Love Your Commute

Last week while riding to work from my South Philly hovel, my trouser leg wound itself around my bike’s chain ring, tearing my pants and […]

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My Enema Shop Is Open for Business

I’ve been wracking my brain for a business idea, and I finally have it: prenuptial enemas. Persuading the bride that she’s merely a healthy dump […]