17 Bay Area Environmentalists Making a Difference in 2019

  Advocates and innovators. A local agency employee, a mother and a mayor. A scientist, an author, two recent graduates and several seasoned entrepreneurs. These 17 groundbreaking thought and action leaders have found powerful ways to influence and shift society. Their creativity and determination is changing the way we do business and the way we […]

College Town Tours: Ivy League

Congratulations! You’ve got a high-achieving kid who’s thinking Ivy. Gird yourself, because the college application process is torturous. But the campus visits? A piece of cake, especially with our tips on where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you’re soaking up the atmosphere on site. Brown University (Providence, R.I.) Where to […]

Harvard University To Pay Tuition for Low Income Honors Students

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition.   In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not […]

All You Ever Wanted To Know About "Sexting"

Sexting, online bullying, Facebook fraud and more. Social media may be our kids’ cultural norm, but parents have good cause for concern and every reason to become better informed.   For that reason the Family Awareness Network and the Wilmette Junior High School sponsored student and parent discussions on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with nationally renown […]

The Importance of Taking a Gap Year

Why taking a year off, during or before college, might offer the greatest life lessons.   Meet Zach Hofeld. Six-foot-two, Hollywood handsome and ripped (as the girls say), he’s sitting at an outdoor table in downtown Winnetka discussing the past year of his life. “I always equated taking a gap year with a negative,” he […]