Grace Dickinson, Philly Inquirer

Grace Dickinson

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Grace:

Three different approaches for the green phase, if you’re high risk.

What does the green phase mean if you’re considered “high risk”? Answers among experts are mixed. → Read More

Is it safe to return to the gym? How to protect yourself against the coronavirus when gyms reopen

Gyms and fitness centers across Pennsylvania are about to get the green light. Is it safe to go? We break down the risks. → Read More

Bike it: Trails near Philadelphia worth exploring

Bike trails are are perfect for the pandemic, whether you want to destress, work out, keep your kids occupied, or just get out of the house. Here are some good ones to check out. → Read More

How to hire a babysitter during the pandemic

We're in the yellow phase. So can you hire a babysitter? Here's how to assess the risk. → Read More

Eat more plants: Recipes and tips for a plant-based picnic

This is the summer for picnics. Here's how to pack a better picnic, make better sandwiches, and include more plants in your next outdoor meal. And we have tips for picnicking safely during the coronavirus pandemic, too. → Read More

How to raise antiracist kids

How do you raise a child to become antiracist in a country entrenched in systemic racism? → Read More

Defund the police: What does it mean, and what would it look like in Philly?

"Defund the police" is a rallying cry that has sparked a widespread conversation. We break down what it means. → Read More

We’re in the yellow phase. Can I go on a date now?

Pandemic dating is a whole new world, and as social restrictions begin to loosen, you’re probably wondering what love out of lockdown will look like. → Read More

Want to show solidarity with the protesters? Here’s what the activist groups involved want you to do

Across the country, protestors are marching against police brutality after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, and the fight extends much further, too. This is a fight against a long history of systemic oppression and racism, one you can join no matter where you are. → Read More

How to talk to your kids about racism and the protests

Whether you regularly talk with your child about injustice or you have struggled to find the words, how can you help your kids make sense of it all today? Here's a guide for all ages. → Read More

Can I hang out with my parents in the yellow phase?

Yes, technically you can visit your parents in the yellow phase. But should you? Here's what the risks are, and how to lower them. → Read More

This is what six feet apart looks like

Six feet apart is a new measure of our world. Since walking around with measuring tape would feel both annoying and absurd, we’ve put together some ideas to help you visualize safe social distancing. → Read More

Noticing a lot of dead birds around your neighborhood? Here’s why.

A lot of people are noticing dead birds in Philly these days. Are they related to the pandemic? We look into it. → Read More

How to wear a mask at the beach (properly)

Before you head down the Shore, you’ll want to pack some masks. Here's what you need to know about wearing them at the beach, when you're swimming, drinking water, eating pizza and slathering up with sunscreen. → Read More

Where to buy plants, seeds, soil, and gardening supplies right now in the Philadelphia region

Whether you're in Philadelphia, the suburbs or South Jersey, here's where you can buy plants, seeds, soil, gardening supplies, for delivery or pickup right now. → Read More

Eat more plants: Veggie dishes for the grill for Memorial Day weekend

If you’re firing up the grill this weekend, we’ve got a few plant-based recipes that make it easy to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. All are designed to be entrees rather than side dishes, letting veggies become the star of your next cookout. → Read More

How to organize your pandemic fridge to maximize your shelf life, time, money

An organized fridge will help you save time and money, while also helping to extend the shelf life of your groceries. It also means less food waste, fewer odors, and less frustration trying to find the broccoli hiding amidst the shelves. → Read More

How Philly is celebrating birthdays right now and how to make yours fun too

Here's how Philly is celebrating birthdays right now. Whether through a virtual party, drive-by parade, or over-the-top decorations, all you need is a little creativity. → Read More

Your pandemic kids activity guide

We know that by this point of the coronavirus quarantine with kids, everyone might be on the brink of driving each other insane. It’s part of what makes it that much more important to break up the monotony — and potential intensity — of day-to-day family quarantine life. → Read More

No, you can’t expand your quarantine circle just yet

Sorry, but you can’t see other people yet. → Read More