10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

With shopping in person not as enjoyable as it once was, you might want to consider letting “your fingers do the walking” and shopping online for your Father’s Day gifts this year. Here are some great ideas for gifts to show your dad, grandfather, or that special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him. Cigars Oddly, it was a female Demi

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Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, but the cloud of COVID-19 that has overshadowed the world is like no other we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Even a pandemic such as this has some bright spots. Here are some things we like and dislike about social distancing. Likes Dislikes Less Traffic We like less traffic. Rush hour and weekend traffic has been

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Boost Your Immune System

Boost Your Immune System

We all know to wash our hands and keep our distance from those who are sick to keep healthy. However, all those precautions take place outside our bodies. What can we do on the inside to keep from getting sick and to boost our immune systems? Two of the greatest influences on our immune system are our behaviors and our nutrition. Taking some simple steps

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Avoid the Quarantine 15

Avoid the Quarantine 15

It’s been over two weeks since Governor Wolf issued his stay-at-home order for Pennsylvania. However, many of us had already been sheltering in place or under quarantine orders before his official order was issued. Gyms and many parks in the area are closed, which means a fair number of Pittsburghers aren’t able to get out and exercise like we used to. What does that mean?

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Community Support Beats Community Spread

Community Support Beats Community Spread

With the Coronavirus raging, we’re hearing a lot about “community spread” and how it passes along the virus. At Popular Pittsburgh, we know that we’re all in this together, and our greatest tool for beating this disease is practicing community support, helping those that we can in our community. Our web provider Chroma Marketing Essentials developed this useful resource to help their clients and the

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Quarantined Pittsburgh

Quarantined Pittsburgh

The term “quarantine” comes from the Italian term quaranta giorni, meaning 40 days, and that was the amount of time ships arriving in Venice during the 14th century had to be isolated in port to stop transmission of the plague. Although it may seem foreign to us in the 21st Century to talk about quarantines, but with the COVID-19 infecting the nation, it’s helpful to

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Find Joy in the Chaos

Find Joy in the Chaos

The truth is, none of us really know how this is all going to end. We’re currently in the middle of the chaos. Work is being cancelled, schools have been moved to home school and online learning, and the news doesn’t offer much consolation. Fear and uncertainty are floating through the air. However, people across the nation are coming together to spread joy and help

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Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

It’s wintertime here in the northern hemisphere, and we all know what that means: flu season. This year’s flu season is starting to become very active. As of December 28, 2019, there was a total of 4,099 confirmed flu cases within Allegheny County, and that number will more than likely rise during the course of the flu season, which usually ends around May. What can

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Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Last February, aisles filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and frilly, cards of romantic exclamations were missing a Valentine’s Day staple. The long-beloved Sweethearts failed to grace the shelves of grocery stores and supermarkets across America, as their production was halted last year when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” reigns supreme

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12 Things We Need in Pittsburgh

12 Things We Need in Pittsburgh

Unlike Johnny Cash who sang, “I’ve been everywhere man,” I haven’t been everywhere. I’ve been to enough places to know that there are some attractions that other cities have that I think would add to the allure of Pittsburgh, for residents as well as visitors. These are just a few of the items on our wish list. What do you think Pittsburgh needs? 1. A

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