This week, we have advice on how to save your summer and how to get out of an argument with a stranger. But before we get there, here’s how to keep entertained for the coming week and beyond.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and, as much as possible, it’s still a good idea to stay home.
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Don’t panic: Summer isn’t canceled. This summer is unusual in a lot of ways. Between COVID-19, the economic crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests, there’s a lot weighing on our minds. “Instead of frolicking around in the outdoors, I spent the summer solstice indoors watching a Little House on the Prairie marathon,” writes Elizabeth Wellington. But, she writes, it doesn’t have to be this way. Reclaiming summer is about bringing it back down to its essence, and finding ways to find the magic:
More ideas for taking summer back in Elizabeth’s full piece.
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Now that Philly is almost in the green phase, many of us will be near more people again, for the first time in a while. And, as Nick Vadala writes, “in Philly’s characteristically cantankerous style, that can lead to conflicts.” Nick talked to experts about how to defuse a situation if you find yourself arguing with someone about masks, personal space or social distancing. Here are some of the best tips:
More advice on how to de-escalate, in Nick’s full story.