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Dear Abby | Objection to dress code threatens to sink cruise

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 30 years. I recently retired, and we are planning a cruise to Europe and a two-month stay, returning on the same cruise line. The cruise line is rather posh, and travelers are askedto “dress appropriately” — which means, essentially, men should wear a
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Dear Abby | Objection to dress code threatens to sink cruise

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 30 years. I recently retired, and we are planning a cruise to Europe and a two-month stay, returning on the same cruise line. The cruise line is rather posh, and travelers are askedto “dress appropriately” — which means, essentially, men should wear a

From streets of Ardmore to fields of Franconia, uncertainty reigns on the first day of Montco shutdown

On Friday morning, after Gov Tom Wolf essentially shut down Montgomery County, many residents woke up confused and uncertain, heading to supermarkets and bulk suppliers, almost embarrassed to admit they’d bought toilet paper like the rest of the country.

From streets of Ardmore to fields of Franconia, uncertainty reigns on the first day of Montco shutdown

On Friday morning, after Gov Tom Wolf essentially shut down Montgomery County, many residents woke up confused and uncertain, heading to supermarkets and bulk suppliers, almost embarrassed to admit they’d bought toilet paper like the rest of the country.

From the Inquirer archives: New Jersey postal worker saves boy’s life

The postal worker was running late on the route when he heard the baby-sitter screaming for help.

From the Inquirer archives: New Jersey postal worker saves boy’s life

The postal worker was running late on the route when he heard the baby-sitter screaming for help.
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Dear Abby | Adoptive mom writes rules for strangers with questions

DEAR ABBY: I’m an adoptive mother who has had more than my fair share of inappropriate comments directed at me and my children. They usually come from strangers or acquaintances. I’m about up to here with them, so Ithought I would write you about etiquette for interacting with adoptive families:

In Oaxaca, Mexico, love blooms again and again

Outside Santo Domingo Church, fathers held hands with their daughters, boys gathered for an intense game of marbles, women dressed in traditional indigenous blouses and colorful wraparound skirts sat in the shade selling shawls and sombreros.

Princess and Viking cruise lines halt all sailings temporarily

On the Diamond Princess and Grand Princess ships, passengers and crew have face quarantines since February after the coronavirus spread on board. On Thursday, passengers were still disembarking from the Grand Princess in California to wait out a quarantine period on land.

The best low-light plants for your Philly office or desk

Brighten up a drab cubicle with these low-maintenance plants.

The little-told story of the Tuskegee weathermen

"Just as the black pilots proved that they could fly military aircraft in combat as well as the white pilots, so did the black weather personnel prove that they could perform meteorological functions as well as the white officers."

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Dear Abby | Attending ex’s wedding enrages couple’s nephew

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a 45-year-old nephew who married for the first time two years ago. Before that, he was engaged to a woman I’ll call Anita for two years. We assumed the reason for their breakup was she wanted children, and he did not. Last year, we attended Anita’s wedding, as we are s

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This Philly-famous woman helps curvy ladies show off their waistlines, too | Elizabeth Wellington

Zakia Blain's shapewear business speaks to plus-size women not as after-thoughts, but as the driving force of a million-dollar-plus lifestyle business.

Bryan Dilworth, longtime Philadelphia concert promoter, has died at 51

It would be hard — nearly impossible, in fact — to list all the Philadelphia venues that Bryan Dilworth booked over the course of his career, from the Theater of Living Arts to the Mann Music Center and the Electric Factory, from Underground Arts and the Trocadero to the Wells Fargo Center.

Catholics are turning to Communion Closets to borrow those white dresses and suits for their kids

St. Katherine of Sienna, 9700 Frankford Ave., in Philadelphia, will hold a Communion Closet Community Day on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Parent Trip: Megan and Dan Alt ‘really balance each other out’

For most of 2018, they were trying — “living and breathing by the [ovulation and pregnancy] tests,” Dan says — until that faint line showed up in October.

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Dear Abby | Man gets angry when wife resists catering to his libido

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 30 years. I still work full time, and my husband is now retired. We have had issues during most of our marriage, mainly concerning his not getting enough sex. A couple of times a week isn’t sufficient. In the past, he looked at porn a lot. He likes to take picture

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Lil Uzi Vert, out of this world on ‘Eternal Atake’

The Philly rapper's album was long delayed, and as recently as last week, when he posted a short film showing a UFO lifting him off the planet, skeptical fans doubted it would materialize. But suddenly, that mothership has landed.

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