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Wendy Jaffe

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Parents of certain age

Unclear what stage of life you’re in? Here is a surefire way to tell: Check the titles of the books and magazines sitting on your nightstand or ...
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College application time: The learning curve

The conversation in my head at the start of my senior year of high school probably went something like this: “Hmmmm. Where should I go to ...
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Helping our kids find option B

It was the death heard around the parenting world. Dave Goldberg, better known as the CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl ...
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Trade your junk for more joy

It is a little book with a strange title printed in lowercase letters: “the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering ...
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If it looks like anti-Semitism…

I will get to the swastikas that were painted on my nephew’s fraternity house at UC Davis in a minute. But first, I want to share my own experi...
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