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Metro-chic buys for any budget

In the country’s sixth-largest city, there are a lot of places to shop. And unfortunately, when I first moved to Philadelphia, I wasted a lot of time in stores that were distasteful, overpriced and devoid of anything resembling decent fashion.…

Victim of classic spit and run

My car got broken into last week. Possessions were stolen. Personal space was trampled upon. Sounds bad, right? It would sound bad, until you consider the simple fact that less than 60 cents worth of possessions were taken.…

Wii and me: so happy together

Recently, I made a gigantic leap in my life. For a 21-year-old man, it may have been the biggest life decision I’ve made until this point. No, I didn’t start a family, buy a house or have my first homosexual encounter (courtesy of Craigslist.com).…

Getting a grip on handshakes

Europeans have their double cheek-smooch and the Japanese have their bows. And Americans, we opt for the handshake – and a nice firm one at that. But different social situations call for different shakes.…

Giving or getting gifts, Valentine’s feels good

Perhaps – and I’m going out on a limb here – you’ve heard of the significance of Feb. 14. If not I’ll refresh your memory: It’s the first day pitchers and catchers for several baseball teams report to spring training.…

Battling obesity should become a lifestyle

Parents would prefer to hear their children are healthy rather than the evil f-word: fat. The ill-fated word can be avoided and school districts are taking the initiative to do this, starting in the cafeteria.…

Columnist abandons fake alias

I have a confession to make to you, my less-than-faithful readers: I have not been honest in the past. Not so much with my column, but more so in person. You see, for years, I have gone to parties with an alias and a back story.…

Minding Your Business – Consider the curve counters

Well, it appears to be January again. Without surprise, there are several things you can always count on during this time of year. My personal favorite is the perpetual disappointment Eagles fans feel, with their team trying their hardest to blow a playoff run.…