Entries by Guest Author

3 Family-Friendly Towns Along the Wisconsin River

This summer and fall, we have been taking advantage of all the beautiful outdoor areas and activities that Wisconsin has to offer with our four kids in tow. Discover Wisconsin’s website and blog, The Bobber, cover all the great destinations that Wisconsin has to offer – from the very popular and well-known to the more […]

Fueling Wisconsin

Energy! What does it mean to people and how does it help us throughout our day? Enbridge’s energy infrastructure has helped fuel quality of life in Wisconsin for 70 years. The pipelines deliver the products that heat homes and businesses, fuel vehicles and power industry across the state. What does energy mean to Wisconsinites? Life […]

Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying

Many people like to ask me what works to stop cyberbullying when it happens. While I have some ideas on this question (over 15 years of studying the problem will lead to more than a few thoughts!), Sameer and I also like to hear directly from students about what they think will work, and—maybe more […]

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness in Wisconsin

Overall, it is socially acceptable to see a medical professional when you are having a health problem. If you are having chest pains, you see a cardiologist. If you have a broken bone, you get an x-ray. If you need a mole removed, you see a dermatologist. But if you think you might have a […]

Keeping Wisconsin Families Safe Online

Technology allows us to be constantly connected, and no age group knows this better than our children and teenagers. In fact, a recent Pew Research study showed that 95% of U.S. teens have access to smartphones and 45% are online almost constantly! It can seem overwhelming to think about how to manage the devices, the […]

Why Lifestyle Matters to Our Long Term Health

Have you heard of Pottenger’s Cats? If you haven’t, prepare yourself for a paradigm shift in how you view food, nutrition, and generational heredity. Pottenger’s Cats is a reference to a scientific study conducted by Francis M. Pottenger from 1932 to 1942.  Pottenger, a scientist studying adrenal hormones on cats, accidentally stumbled upon a finding […]

Art Roars to Life in Marshfield’s Jurustic Park

Near the center of the state, you’ll find one of Wisconsin’s most unique roadside attractions: Jurustic Park. For more than 25 years, this quirky stop has delighted visitors to the Marshfield area with iron-clad creatures, great and small, strewn throughout a lush park. Jurustic Park curator Clyde Wynia endearingly refers to himself as an amateur […]