August 26, 2016 |
Every Monday at noon on the dot, the intoxicating cooking smells wafting out of the kitchen of American Sardine Bar are met with a little olfactory competition: burning incense. A few feet from the fryer and flattop grill, a small group of practitioners do their part to convert the top floor of the Point Breeze beer bar into a temporary yoga studio, bending and stretching on the hardwood floor per the directions of instructor Maria Cuscavage. Though it charges no admission, it's an exclusive club - open only to the employees of ASB and its sister bar, the South Philadelphia Tap Room, where Cuscavage has worked for the last seven years.
August 8, 2016 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - This small island, only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., gave the world Bermuda shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), Bermuda onions (still used in island cuisine), and Bermuda grass (still used on the island's ubiquitous golf courses). Bermuda has earned literary cred, as well. An early chronicler of its infamous Triangle, William Shakespeare, used it as the shipwreck setting of The Tempest, making it the only New World location the Bard ever cited by name.
July 21, 2016
The charges against longtime political insider Melonease Shaw for allegedly stealing money from a welfare program add more slime to the goo attached to the city Democratic Party, which doesn't seem to mind that it has become synonymous with public corruption. For years, Shaw has danced with Philadelphia's political elite to pay for a spectacular lifestyle that included discounted rent for her offices, free catering and parking, and $3,000 in line dance lessons. She also danced more than a few contracts out of public officials.
June 26, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend I have traveled with for many years. The last few years she has been showing increasing signs of confusion and forgetfulness. She has difficulty managing her paperwork for travel and remembering what our plans are for the next day. On the most recent trip, she picked up other people's coats and insisted they were hers. My attempts to discuss this with her only made things worse and led to her accusing me of destroying her confidence. I believe this is the onset of dementia.
June 5, 2016
Q. How can I protect myself from a second heart attack? A. After you experience a heart attack, your chance of having another is higher. Most people survive their first heart attack and can return to their normal routine, but they will need to make a few changes. Depending on how badly your heart was damaged and the degree of your heart disease, your doctor will recommend specific medications and lifestyle changes that are right for you. However, it is up to you to follow those recommendations to make a full recovery.
October 21, 2015 |
IN FEDERAL COURT yesterday, a former Drexel dormitory suitemate of Chaka Fattah Jr. described the Henry Avenue apartment Fattah and his onetime freshman roommate moved to as filled with pizza boxes, big-screen television sets and two closets full of high-end clothing that Fattah wore. But he said he saw little work being done there. "They were just collecting pizza boxes," Albert Guerraty told jurors yesterday. He said he only saw Fattah laying on a couch "watching 'Law & Order' every day" and Fattah's roommate, Matthew Amato, spending time at a nearby apartment pool and bar. Yet, he said that Amato was driving a BMW, which Fattah later said cost $48,000, and that Fattah was driving a Range Rover Sport, costing $70,000.
July 9, 2015 |
While we'll always love, love, love Donna Karan for the seven easy pieces that revolutionized the way working women dressed in the 1980s and '90s, it isn't a secret that the label has lost a bit of its luster in recent years. LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton - which purchased Donna Karan International Inc. for $239 million in 2001 - closed the Donna Karan New York flagship last year. And in April, LVMH hired Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the designers behind the trendy menswear line Public School, to be creative directors for DKNY, Donna Karan's bridge collection.
June 14, 2015 |
If you have a chronic medical problem, you may be taking a prescription medication daily for the rest of your life. This can prove costly and often causes long-term adverse side effects. But did you know there are alternatives to medications? Though some people will need prescription drugs long-term, others may find that with their doctors' help they can reduce dosages or even get off one or more medications entirely by making simple lifestyle changes. Let's take a look at some of the most-prescribed medications, what they are designed to treat, and how to get started on a path for life with fewer or no medications.
June 9, 2015 |
C HLOE JOHNSTON, 29, of Devon, is president & founder of Chloe Johnston, a personal travel and lifestyle company. She organizes personal and customized travel experiences that could include food, wine, fashion or just a shopping experience. She also sells vintage and designer fashion online and at special events and trunk shows. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: I began traveling to Paris when I was 12 and people would always ask me where I got something I brought back.
May 3, 2015 |
Bill Cliver didn't think he'd become a runner later in life. "We were doing everything people our age did. We smoked, we drank, we didn't exercise. We didn't do anything good," said Cliver, 69, of Philadelphia. "Then my wife got very sick with cancer and had chemo and radiation and three surgeries, and all the sudden I realized that people our age die. " That was in 2002. He immediately quit drinking and smoking. He also changed his diet, and he started walking, then adding in periods of running until he wasn't walking anymore but just running.