Monthly Archives: May 2013

The top ten neighborhoods in Philadelphia

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Are you looking to move to Philadelphia, but can’t figure out which neighborhood you’d like to live in? Here is a quick list of the top ten neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

Starting off the list is Bella Vista/Queen Village: Close proximity to center city, developing like crazy, Italian Market

South Phiily: Plenty of diversity, Very Italian, Only a subway ride away from Center City

University City: Very developed, Laid back college atmosphere

Art Museum/Fairmount: Only a 15 minute walk to center city, beautiful location

Northern Liberties: Trendy, great nightlife, new development everywhere

Society Hill, Amazing architecture, very quaint, right in between the action of old city and south street.

Graduate Hospital: Housing prices on the rise, very up and coming

Fitler Square: Very residential, not commercial at all, small cute park in the middle

Rittenhouse: Great area, amazing nightlife, very expensive, beautiful park

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Former real world house gets the approval to become a gourmet grocery store

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The Corn Exchange buidling, or Real World house was built in 1907. The building itself went from being a corn exchange, to the real world house, to an art gallery, and now it is the site of a new gourmet grocery store. It will include 2 stories, a roof deck, an elevator, and of course an array of gourmet groceries.

Things to do/remember after you sell your home

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Just sold your home? Feeling a sense of relief? Well dont get too comfortable. You still want to keep your guard up in order to avoid problems down the road. Here are a few tips to keep you safe well after the sale of your home:

1. Keep copies of all the paperwork related to closing and settlement.

2. Keep proof of improvements and prior purchases.

3. Stay on top of tax laws

4. Don’t feel pressured to quicky buy a new house

5. Reevaluate your personal finances

6. Send change of address notices

These are just a few tips to keep you safe in the long run. We hope your home buying and selling experiences all go happily and smoothly!

Gayest beaches in Europe

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From England to Greece, Europe has some of the world’s best gay beaches—each of them with beautiful sand, great surf, and loads of eye-candy.
Here is the list:

Bassa Rodona Beach, Sitges, Spain

Brighton Beach, England

Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Frescati Beach, Stockholm, Sweden

Es Cavellet, Ibiza, Spain

Playa Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain

Studland, England

Strandbad Wannsee, Germany

Zandvoort, The Netherlands

Dune Beach, Italy

Teen in florida was arrested and expelled for being in a gay relationship.

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Kaitlyn Hunt was a student at Sebastian River High School in florida. She began a relationship with a 15 year old girl when she was 17. A few days after her 18th birthday, the 15 year olds mother sent police over to arrest Hunt. Hunt was arrested and charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Then, weeks before her graduation, Hunt was expelled from school. The attorney general offered Kaitlyn two years of house arrest and a year of probation. Her parents are asking people to sign a Change.org petition that urges authorities to drop or lessen the charges.

Check out these 5 retirement facts. Truly Shocking!

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So now that the stock market is booming, everyone is talking about their current earnings. What they are neglecting is their retirement…Check out these facts and take into consideration where you want to be when you retire.

46% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. (Employment Benefit Research Institute)
40% of baby boomers now plan to work until they die. (AARP)
36% of Americans say they don’t contribute anything at all to their savings. [CNBC]
87% of adults say they are not confident about having money for a comfortable retirement. (Lifehappens.org)
Expected retirement age is up to 67 from age 63. (Zero Hedge)

WNBA’s Brittney Griner tells gay youth “Dont hide it, be who you are”

Brittney Griner is a member of the Phoenix Mercury WNBA Team. She gave a speech at the GLAAD awards in which she shared her coming out story and told gay youth to be who you are. Here is a video with the full speech:

Will Minnesota be the next state to approve of Gay Marriage?

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The Senate in Minnesota is planning to give their final approval on a bill that will make the state the 12th state in America to allow same sex marriage. Minnesota’s governor also said that if it passes, he will sign the bill. This will make Minnesota the 3rd state this month to pass Same Sex marriage laws.

5 tips to never be stressed again

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Everybody gets stressed. It seems that trying to prevent it is inevitable. But that is not true. Stress is something YOU control, it is not a part of YOU. Stress also raises your cortisol levels which in turn leads to belly fat storage. Here are 5 tips to take control over your stress.

1. Move: Any type of movement, exercise, walking, yoga, etc. will help burn off the stress hormones

2. Breathe: Deep breaths help reset stress levels. Take 5 deep breaths now and see how you feel.

3: Bathe: Take an epsom salt bath. Espom salt has magnesium in it, Magnesium helps your body relax

4: Sleep: Lack of sleep leads to a groggy day and an increase in stress hormones. In order to help this out, get at least 8 hours of sleep per night

5: Think differently: Take control over your stress. Don’t let the small things affect you. Like I said before, you control your stress, your stress does not control you!

Announcements and plans for Philly Pride 2013

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Announcements have been made for the 25th anniversary of Philly Pride. To start off with, the headliner will be Omarosa. She is best known for her appearances on the apprentice, as well as on the surreal life. There will also be a parade, dozens of street vendors, and will provide an all around great experience. Come out on June 9th for a great day in the Philadelphia gayborhood!