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Wendy Xa ’93: A Preschool for Lulu

If you don't live in San Francisco, you probably haven’t heard that finding a preschool in my fair city can be a true parenting headache. Openings are scarce. The competition can be fierce. In fall 2007, when my daughter Lulu was two, my family waded into…... » Read more

Teens Take a Shine to Lip Gloss Magazine

Dare to Be an Entrepreneur. A Life of Service. Changing Paths, Persistent Dreams. Sound like brochures for Harvard's MBA program or maybe the US foreign service? Actually, these are a few of the features in a recent issue of Lip Gloss Teen Magazine, a lifestyle and…... » Read more

Postpartum Depression: A Silent Epidemic

On the day Kristin Davis '88 came home from the hospital with her beautiful baby daughter Ripley, her world began disintegrating. She was hit with intense nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and fainting. Breastfeeding her baby was out of the question. Simply lifting her head off…... » Read more

Robin Layton Mann ’73: Addressing a Planet Emergency

Robin Mann has worked to improve the environment for more than thirty years. Water pollution, air quality, and now climate change have been in her portfolio of concerns since she began working as a local activist for the Sierra Club (sierraclub.org) in the 1980s. Today,…... » Read more