For those with socially challenging significant others, holiday socializing can be a serious challenge – with perils from excessive flirting to off-color remarks to disparaging the mother-in-law’s gravy.
“Dear Michelle Obama,
Could you come up to Boston to visit the schools? In my school we need more gym classes for exercise. Also, what is your favorite animal? My favorite animals are zebras, parrots, and tarantulas.
Zavier Williams, age 9
Boston”—An excerpt from “I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids’ Letters to Michelle Obama (and to Sasha, Malia and Bo).” » More letters
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“That’s a real shift from seeing an undergraduate education as general preparation in a wide range of fields to seeing undergraduate education as getting a particular vocational emphasis.”—Drew Faust, Harvard’s president and a Civil War historian. Read more
“Participants live at Maggie’s Farm, part of the Farm School campus, where they learn how to grow organic crops, care for livestock, build barns, keep bees, create agricultural business plans, and more. They live, cook, and eat together, sleeping in dorm-like bunks and making the most of the food produced on the farm.”—Magna cum carrot