Gail Rosenblum | Star Tribune
Inspired Editor

Gail Rosenblum is editor of the Inspired section and the author of "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More."

Minneapolis activist wants us to say 'no thanks' to plastic straws

Andrea Siegel, a 42-year-old social media marketer and mom of two, is a leader of No Straws Please Minneapolis, a grass-roots volunteer effort.

Q&A: The Happiness Practice gives companies tools for worker well-being

Twin Cities business executives Nancy O'Brien and Linda Saggau founded it after years of observing clients grow increasingly unhappy.

Free North Side shuttle connects folks to community: 'I love it'

The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.

Rosenblum: The Minnesotans who inspired me the most

This is her last column for the Star Tribune. Beginning Aug. 4, she will take over editing the Inspired section.

Twin Cities teen who won trip to BWCA encounters bugs, a thunderstorm and serenity

Four teenage girls. Two tents. One hundred and thirty hours of nonstop togetherness. No cellphones. Lots of bugs. And one relentless thunderstorm. No reality show…

Rosenblum: Mpls. gala tackles 'loneliness epidemic'

Thriviesta's interactive games, led by professional coaches and trainers, aim to bring people together "in a way that is fun and playful."

Rosenblum: What does Dad really want? More time with his kids

The struggle for work-life balance begins with baby's first breath, and is exacerbated by divorce.

Rosenblum: Minn. woman learned the young are not immune to colon cancer

Woodbury mom stresses importance of screenings and urges paying attention to symptoms.

Rosenblum: At Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Waconia vet honors those who served

Administrative officer says he has "one of the best jobs in the Veterans Administration."

Minnesota widower rebuilds from grief, one birdhouse at a time

His daughter is helping him sell them: "We're spreading joy and happiness, and we didn't even know it."