Historic hideaways: Five hotels with guided tours that bring the past to life

For many travelers, guided tours are the highlight of trips to iconic properties.

East Falls wellness studio embraces diversity through massage and yoga

When Gerrae Simmons realized that the holistic care industry lacked diversity, she decided to open her own wellness studio. Eleven years later, Mellow Massage is on the upswing.

East Falls wellness studio embraces diversity through massage and yoga

When Gerrae Simmons realized that the holistic care industry lacked diversity, she decided to open her own wellness studio. Eleven years later, Mellow Massage is on the upswing.

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Dear Abby | Sister suspects fiance caught flirting has much more to hide

DEAR ABBY: My youngest sister started dating a man and they quickly moved in together. Six months into their relationship she got pregnant and they got engaged. Their wedding is planned for this summer. Recently she discovered he has been video-chatting with someone he met online. He admitted to f
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Dear Abby | Sister suspects fiance caught flirting has much more to hide

DEAR ABBY: My youngest sister started dating a man and they quickly moved in together. Six months into their relationship she got pregnant and they got engaged. Their wedding is planned for this summer. Recently she discovered he has been video-chatting with someone he met online. He admitted to f

Essence honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne, and Lewis at emotional ceremony

Amandla Stenberg, KiKi Lane, Regina Hall, and Jenifer Lewis took the audience from tears to laughter and back again with emotional speeches at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

Essence honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne, and Lewis at emotional ceremony

Amandla Stenberg, KiKi Lane, Regina Hall, and Jenifer Lewis took the audience from tears to laughter and back again with emotional speeches at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.
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In Chicago, grand art museums big and small

In the Loop, the Art Institute and the Cultural Center offer different experiences.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to make a sofa I hate work

Have an ugly leather sofa that is the wrong color, and wondering if you can re-dye the leather or get a slipcover? Here are some of Jennifer’s ideas on how to live with it.

There’s a new clerk in town and a new home for civil weddings in Burlington County. It’s prettier.

Joanne Schwartz, the first woman elected as Burlington County clerk, disliked having couples tie the knot in her drab office so she dressed up a conference room. "Weddings are special," she said.

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With Philadelphia Housing Authority’s move to Sharswood, the struggle to revive Ridge Avenue begins | Inga Saffron

For poor and redeveloping neighborhoods, it’s an uphill battle against the forces of suburbanization.

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Bradley Cooper rules the roost | Lisa Scottoline

Unfortunately, Bradley Chicken Cooper is being henpecked.

Opinion

Dear Abby | Son keeps his social life out of his parents’ view

DEAR ABBY: Our 22-year-old son stays with us. He has a part-time job and goes to school part-time. He is somewhat secretive. We don’t know his friends or where he goes. One day he brought a male friend over and they hung out in our guesthouse, drinking and playing video games. This went on for seve

Airlines make you say you’re male or female. Coming soon: A nonbinary gender option

When people purchase plane tickets, they have to select a "gender" option: male or female. But those two categories don’t cover everyone, so some major airlines are planning to offer more choices.

The Parent Trip: Erin and Bill Dischinger of Andorra

With Ophelia, “we were so scared,” Erin recalls. “If we weren’t holding her, we were thinking: Is she breathing? Is she warm enough? Is she too warm? We had no clue. With Charlotte, we weren’t as nervous.”

Combating the black maternal crisis | Kimberly Garrison

Black women in the United States are more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes more than other women in the developed world.

Opinion

Dear Abby | Grandma is collateral damage in man’s war with mother

DEAR ABBY: I’m close to 70 and have three grown children. I’ve been a widow for 15 years. My oldest son, age 45, has pretty much cut himself off from our fairly close family. His reason: Two years ago, after I had surgery for lungcancer, he claims I told him I wished I had never had children. This

‘The onus is not on them’: Breaking down stereotypes, misconceptions, and myths about black women, marriage at the Free Library

A Q&A with sociologist and licensed clinical social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold about black women's marriage patterns and dating trends. Adeyinka-Skold will speak about the myths and misconceptions about black women marrying at the Free Library on Feb. 20.

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He revived Chanel, he made Fendi fun, but we’ll always remember design legend Karl Lagerfeld for that ponytail | Elizabeth Wellington

We won't remember him for a color or a silhouette. We will remember Lagerfeld for being all that is Karl.

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