This giant, collaborative jigsaw puzzle helped occupy participants during the pandemic

“Having that puzzle to work on,” said Malka Benjamin, one of the project’s participants, “I think is the reason I got through the shutdown in the mental form I’m in.”

The Quaker view from Pennsylvania on how to wait patiently for election results

It’s worth remembering that the Keystone State began as a colony founded by William Penn as a refuge for his fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends, a group with a history of waiting.

The Quaker view from Pennsylvania on how to wait patiently for election results

It’s worth remembering that the Keystone State began as a colony founded by William Penn as a refuge for his fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends, a group with a history of waiting.

To do this week: It’s been a stressful week. Here’s how to recover.

We have some great tips for how to relax, even though, with the election still undecided as of this writing, it’s still tense out there.

To do this week: It’s been a stressful week. Here’s how to recover.

We have some great tips for how to relax, even though, with the election still undecided as of this writing, it’s still tense out there.

This ‘chicken lady’ of South Jersey really is for the birds

Gwenne Baile is showing residents that backyard chickens can provide more than just eggs.

This ‘chicken lady’ of South Jersey really is for the birds

Gwenne Baile is showing residents that backyard chickens can provide more than just eggs.
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Philadelphia Orchestra assistant conductor Erina Yashima takes the baton

The conductor brought both polish and great expressivity to works of George Walker and Dvorak.

Cleansing the body and spirit: Gold + Water Co. is Philly’s new handcrafted soap business

“Soap is a vehicle to deliver the message that you are luxury. Your wellbeing is what’s most important," says Chartel Findlater, founder of Gold + Water.

This Philly pet fashion designer is a fur dad to five Chihuahuas | We The People

“If you see a guy with five Chihuahuas in a stroller in Philly, that’s me," said Roberto Negrin.

When dogs and cats go missing, this Chester County ‘pet finder’ knows where and how to look for them

Think like a dog: They travel near water and are attracted to familiar smells like grilled meat and their owners' clothes.

Have you experienced what researchers call the IKEA effect?

It refers to valuing an object more because you had a hand in its creation.

Mourning daughter, this Guatemalan couple found healing in dance

“I think our daughter must be happy to see us happy,” Vásquez said. “She supported us ... and would always tell us to do what we love the most.”

World War II ‘Candy Bomber’ turns 100. Those who caught his candy — now in their 80s — say thanks.

“We were starving to death. Then along came this tall and skinny pilot, who reached into his pocket to give us all that he had. A kindness like that stays with you for a lifetime.”

A Facebook post about a homeless girl planted the seeds for Friends of Fairview Give Back

Laneader founded Friends of Fairview Give Back in 2012 to help those in need in Camden.

This Upper Dublin High School grad is using his Hollywood connections to get people registered to vote

So far Relles has gotten more than 160,000 to register to vote and another 500,000 to verify their registration.

This old school in Port Richmond is a new, diverse hub for Philly’s young entrepreneurs, artists, and creators

The long-vacant Thomas Powers School in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood has been reborn as Kreate Hub Philly, where young entrepreneurs and artists of color are realizing their dreams.

Music to vote by

The performers traveled from New York to entertain Delco voters.

Generous readers — and a little boy’s hug — come through for this longtime Inquirer journalist

“I figured I had to something,” said Bonnie Dettore, of Philadelphia, who donated two Chromebooks to kids at the Gloucester County Boys and Girls Club in Paulsboro to bridge the digital divide.

This Chicago nun ran a treadmill marathon in the convent basement to raise money for the poor.

“This is nothing compared to what so many people have been through during this pandemic,” she said. The last 30 minutes, though, “I was praying that I could make it and not fall off"

Lifelong plant lover opens her own Chestnut Hill shop

Kay Henderson opened her own plant shop, Sister Sunflower, in Chestnut Hill. Before opening the storefront, Henderson often had 300 plants in her apartment.

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