Now What?


Shut down by the coronavirus, Philadelphia’s convention center prepares to reopen

The convention-industrial complex is desperately looking for ways to reopen big meeting venues.

The impact of COVID-19 on our future vanity? Well-being will trump how we look.

“These choices will be based on what we want to do, not what others want us to do.”

The impact of COVID-19 on our future vanity? Well-being will trump how we look.

“These choices will be based on what we want to do, not what others want us to do.”

What’s the fate of hugs, handshakes, and high-fives in a post-pandemic world?

“I think it’s going to be like a high-school dance. Everyone is nervous about getting on the dance floor."

What’s the fate of hugs, handshakes, and high-fives in a post-pandemic world?

“I think it’s going to be like a high-school dance. Everyone is nervous about getting on the dance floor."

Could COVID-19 inspire the faithful? Scholars predict spirituality surge in our future.

Being forced to reckon with death on a massive scale compels Americans to wonder why they’re here, what purpose their lives hold.

Could COVID-19 inspire the faithful? Scholars predict spirituality surge in our future.

Being forced to reckon with death on a massive scale compels Americans to wonder why they’re here, what purpose their lives hold.
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We’ll still share dessert, and all the other ways we won’t change our restaurant behavior after COVID-19

Some of our pre-pandemic dining patterns may seem cringeworthy now, but in the distant future, will the memory of COVID-19 change our ways?

What will sex, dating, and marriage look like on the other side of the pandemic?

Experts say lasting impacts could include dramatic shifts in what American households look like and in how they function day to day.

11 Philadelphians on what the coronavirus has taught them about letting go

The time for personal change is now. And we are making them. Some changes are incremental. Some are big. But the bottom line is we are are learning to let go of the things that don’t serve us.

Coronavirus intensifies the city vs. suburbs debate in Philly | Inga Saffron

While the pandemic has circumscribed our lives in many ways, it has also opened up new possibilities for new living situations. What does that mean for cities?

Coronavirus telework is creating opportunities to expand the workforce

Workplace analysts predict not many people are going to want to return to the office after the pandemic.

Employers balance a tricky equation as they decide when to bring workers back to the office

As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S. again, employers are considering how and when to bring employees back to the office.

Can independent movie theaters survive coronavirus? Two theaters in the Philly suburbs will test the waters this weekend.

The cautious reopenings will serve as test runs for the community institutions and measuring sticks for the region’s other independent cinemas as they look to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown.

Why you might see fewer workers in grocery stores, even after the pandemic | Inga Saffron

Policy experts worry that whole categories of jobs could be phased out at the exact moment when the world economy is imploding.

How Philly-area swim clubs are dealing with coronavirus concerns as they reopen

Private swim clubs are providing families with a sliver of summertime normalcy after months of being cooped up at home.

Philly-area renters are staying put, opting for shorter leases, and seeking more affordable units amid coronavirus uncertainty

While high-end apartments may be a harder sell, the affordable end of the market will be even more crunched by the economic fallout of the pandemic.

The open office floor plan has to change — at least during the coronavirus pandemic

The open-office plan, once lauded for fostering creativity and collegiality, is the antithesis of coronavirus social distancing.

No, coronavirus won’t kill the touchscreen

Industry leaders and experts say touchscreens aren’t going away, but instead will likely become just one option for consumers to order food or check out items.