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Published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:42:52 GMT2017-12-09T19:42:52Z


Safety improvements prepare South Broad Street for a residential future

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:42:52 GMT2017-12-09T19:42:52Z

The city is installing its first raised intersections to slow traffic and give the avenue more of a residential feel.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to decorate a Christmas tree without a fight

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:58:25 GMT2017-12-06T21:58:25Z

How do you blend holiday traditions when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree? Do your ornaments include lights? Here are a few of Jennifer's ideas how to compromise to add Christmas lights to your decor.

Want more affordable housing in Philadelphia? Try these five strategies | Inga Saffron

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:53:05 GMT2017-12-06T13:53:05Z

If Philadelphia can't pass an inclusionary zoning bill, there are still lots of options to create affordable housing.

Don't know how to balance a checkbook or change a tire? Companies want to teach millennials how

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:33:09 GMT2017-12-05T10:33:09Z

Sorting laundry can be learned in a three-minute YouTube video. TaskRabbit and Thumbtack have stepped in to fill the void for those who can't or don't want to do household chores. Apps can remind you when to seed your lawn. (And you'll never need to learn how to read a map.)

For a Philadelphia Medici, a Florentine palace with an asterisk

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:25:14 GMT2017-12-03T14:25:14Z

The building at 15th and Walnut was inspired by the palace of the Medicis' archrival.

Ask Jennifer Adams: gift-giving advice, decluttering, and managing a collection

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:00:37 GMT2017-11-29T21:00:37Z

Considering adding a piece to somebody's collection as a holiday gift this year? See what this accidental collector thinks, and read Jennifer's tips on dealing with an unruly collection.

'Complicit' is the 2017 word of the year, according to

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:11 GMT2017-11-29T14:00:11Z

Two of the year's three major spikes in searches for the word involved Ivanka Trump, the dictionary said.

Philadelphia bill mandating affordable housing put on hold

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:50:50 GMT2017-11-28T13:50:50Z

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez agreed to a one-week delay to broker a compromise in her effort to create more affordable residences in the city.