Booze, weed, gambling, porn, candy, sloth: Will our pandemic-acquired vices hang around after COVID-19 wanes?

How things play out depends partly on the economic wreckage from the virus after it’s brought under control, and partly on how individuals find their way through the COVID muck.

Booze, weed, gambling, porn, candy, sloth: Will our pandemic-acquired vices hang around after COVID-19 wanes?

How things play out depends partly on the economic wreckage from the virus after it’s brought under control, and partly on how individuals find their way through the COVID muck.

Opinion

Dear Abby | Man is disinclined to meet with newfound half-sisters

DEAR ABBY: My father, who has been gone for 40 years, had many good qualities, and he provided well for our family.
Opinion

Dear Abby | Man is disinclined to meet with newfound half-sisters

DEAR ABBY: My father, who has been gone for 40 years, had many good qualities, and he provided well for our family.

These Halloween photos of newborns at CHOP will help fix your week

Adorable little Creed, named for the movie boxer, is one star of the show. A baby wrapped like a Subway hoagie and one in a robe and curlers will also steal your heart.

These Halloween photos of newborns at CHOP will help fix your week

Adorable little Creed, named for the movie boxer, is one star of the show. A baby wrapped like a Subway hoagie and one in a robe and curlers will also steal your heart.
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How long can you safely be around someone with coronavirus? It’s complicated.

How long does it take to get the coronavirus if you’re around someone who’s infected? Unfortunately, there’s no magic number of minutes.

World War II ‘Candy Bomber’ turns 100. Those who caught his candy — now in their 80s — say thanks.

“We were starving to death. Then along came this tall and skinny pilot, who reached into his pocket to give us all that he had. A kindness like that stays with you for a lifetime.”

Our aspirations haven’t changed, but COVID-19 has made us redefine how we get there

“If you are still here, you still need to dream,” said Heather Coletti. “You need to have a reason to get up every morning. Basic survival doesn’t feed you."

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Dear Abby | Man is unsure of the future with his bi-curious fiancee

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I are in our early 50s. We dated for two years and have been engaged for three months.

To do this week: Go vote

Two things this week: Voting and Halloween. And we've got everything you need to know to do both.

A Facebook post about a homeless girl planted the seeds for Friends of Fairview Give Back

Laneader founded Friends of Fairview Give Back in 2012 to help those in need in Camden.

Consumers Checkbook’s tips on how to get the best fence for your buck

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers found some companies charging more than twice as much as others for the same work.

Can I see my friends and family for Thanksgiving if I quarantine for two weeks?

We asked experts to share advice on how to approach the upcoming holiday season, along with strategies you can take to decrease risk.

How to host a safe outdoor Thanksgiving (and decide if you should)

Here’s how experts say to approach an outdoor Thanksgiving celebration.

Things to do this week: All things Halloween, Sam Smith, Lil Dicky's party, Día de los Muertos, movies at Wells Fargo and more

Plus Philadelphia Film Festival, Parks on Tap, First Sunday at the Barnes and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more.

Philly’s Nov. 30 back-to-school plan threatened by rising COVID-19 cases

“We’re preparing for all scenarios, a scenario that will allow for us to bring some children back, a scenario that would allow for all children to remain virtual,” the superintendent said.

How to support trans people in Philly, according to trans people

So what can you do to better support trans people in Philadelphia? We asked four trans activists what they want you to know about their experiences and what true support means to them.

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