Philly's Black community finds balance, rest through yoga after a month of civil unrest

While yoga is not a cure-all, studies have shown that survivors of intimate partner violence, people who suffer from depression, and those who deal with high levels of stress benefit from the practice.

Boat sales soar as families seek social distancing on the water
Sales of RVs, bicycles and camping equipment are exploding. But nowhere is this boom more evident than on the water.

U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in July, but that can’t make up for pandemic losses
A Wharton professor calls the job report “middling” at best and says “we’re certainly heading in the right direction, but there’s a hell of a long way to go."

Americans are more likely to report mental health concerns related to the pandemic than other developed countries, survey finds
One-third of Americans reported experiencing stress, anxiety and sadness that was difficult to cope with, according to a survey published this week by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Alec Burks, Al Horford help Sixers shake off lackluster first half in 108-101 victory over Magic

Tobias Harris finished with 23 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Nineteen of his points came after intermission. It was his seventh 20-point, 10-rebound performance of the season.

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the feds to offer disaster loans to arson victims during Philly’s George Floyd protests

Wolf’s request would cover arsons during a 10-day period beginning May 30, the first day the nationwide protest movement reached Philadelphia.

PIAA pauses fall sports for two weeks, hoping to convince Gov. Wolf they can resume

“We’re going to do everything we can to try to get this done,” PIAA director Robert Lombardi said of efforts to stage sports such as football, soccer, field hockey, golf, tennis, cross-country.

West Philly’s Shaka Toney and Penn State teammates prioritize social justice

Toney is looking forward to a strong senior season at defensive end, graduation and a chance to be a high-round NFL draft pick. He's also going to do his part for change.

Can a change of address land you in state prison? If you’re on parole in Pennsylvania, it can.

Pennsylvania has the nation's second-biggest population in prison, or on probation and parole. That’s not only expensive, critics say, but creates a dire cycle of mass incarceration.

Phillies intend to call up top prospect Spencer Howard to make major-league debut Sunday, source says

Howard's first start represents as ballyhooed a debut for a homegrown Phillies pitcher since Aaron Nola in 2015 and perhaps even Cole Hamels in 2006.

Colleges, businesses and contact tracers feel the challenge as pandemic hits five-month mark

Five months have passed since Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s first cases of the coronavirus were confirmed. New cases are dropping in most places but the economic fallout lingers.
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