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Report: Philly Has Some of the Most Annoying Neighbors In the Country

It seems like every day here at Philly Mag, we get some random study or report that is supposed to tell us something about our […]

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Want to Improve Philly’s Mental Health? Turn Vacant Lots Green, Study Says.

I’m not sure what it is about Philly’s vacant lots, but researchers sure do seem to have a thing for studying them. In February, a report […]

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Philly Study: Cleaning Vacant Land Can Significantly Reduce Crime

File under: Reasons to make the city a little greener. A study conducted in Philadelphia by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that […]

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Wharton Study: Since Trump, Men More Aggressive in Negotiating With Women

A new study from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania claims men have become more aggressive in negotiating with women since […]

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Penn Prof’s Study: Sleepy Teens More Likely to Become Criminals

Teenagers who are drowsy during the day are more likely to have a criminal record later in life, according to a new study from a […]

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Study: Pa. in Top 20 States With the Worst Drivers; N.J. Among Nation’s Best

CarInsuranceComparison.com has released a study to answer the all-consuming question: Which state has the worst drivers? Each state is assessed according to the following criteria:

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You Are More Likely to Die from a Drug Overdose Than a Car Accident in PA

Washington D.C.-based organization Trust for America’s Health has released a new study that indicates that Pennsylvanians are more likely to die from a drug overdose […]

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Cities Are Powering the U.S. Jobs Recovery

The Great Recession may have wiped out millions of jobs, but employment is bouncing back and urban areas are leading the way, according to a […]

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Economic Segregation Alive and Well in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is among the most economically segregated big metro areas in the nation, ranking eighth worst of 51, according to a comprehensive new analysis by urban researchers Richard Florida […]

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Philadelphia Sprawl Is Worse Than You Think

​Last week, Citified settled the debate over gentrification once and for all (just kidding​). So now we’re on to the next most-loaded, maligned buzzword in urban […]

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Insane Surge in Philadelphia Gentrification

[Update: Corrected to show that San Diego’s gentrification rate slightly outpaces Philadelphia’s.] If you listen to enough old codgers complain about the rise of gentrification […]