Welcome to Wednesday. You better bundle up today, and the rest of the week for that matter. Winter weather has arrived and we have a chance of snow this week, too. (Raise your hand if you're a little bit excited!)

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— Aubrey Nagle

» READ MORE: A step forward for Philly affordable housing

Philly's affordable housing bill has taken another step forward: yesterday it passed the City Council's Rules Committee. If passed, it will require private developers to include subsidized units for low-income tenants in new, high-density projects.

The bill heads to the full Council Jan. 25, but there is plenty of opposition. The bill has already changed quite a bit since nearly failing last week: it now largely limits the mandate to zones in Center City and University City.

Developers don't like the bill at all, and others say there are better ways to get more affordable housing in Philly. But it could produce 200 subsidized units a year.

» READ MORE: The anatomy of a public apology

Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Louis C.K. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. All have been accused of various forms of sexual harassment, abuse, or misconduct, and all have issued public apologies (and, in some cases, denials).

What do they all have in common? Reporter Anna Orso spoke with a psychologist and a professor of linguistics to analyze 30 public statements to find out — and annotated 12 of them. (Hint: click the story's highlighted sections to read their notes.) It's fascinating stuff.

» READ MORE: Falling Off the Cliff: Finding Work

For children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, aging into adulthood comes with plenty of challenges. Finding employment once they leave school can be one of the most difficult. And, as one advocate for adults with disabilities says, "You can't talk about community integration without talking about employment."

The third part of columnist Ronnie Polaneczky's series "Falling Off the Cliff" details the difficulties adults with disabilities face finding meaningful work.

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Your Daily Dose of | Patience

One man sat at a Kensington veterans club bar for four decades, taking hundreds of notes on his observations. Now they've been compiled into a book.