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The number of babies born in a given year can have deep social and economic implications, as both younger and older adults may know from their experiences in crowded schools, competitive job markets, and, for the latter, retirement destinations.
While sleep difficulties are a common factor in aging, older adults don’t need to resign themselves to a life of poor or erratic sleep.
The past year at WisContext has been filled with looks at a variety of complex economic, environmental and demographic issues facing Wisconsin, along with a healthy side of bugs.
Every year, my large, extended family gathers for the entire week of Thanksgiving, which also coincides with deer hunting season in Wisconsin. While we agree to get along, we also rarely talk about controversial topics.
The arguments driving a potentially landmark court case over partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin may already be outdated.
In the age of big data, it is possible to influence election results by drawing district boundaries without producing the bizarre-looking legislative districts which gave "gerrymandering" its name.
Often sold during the holiday season in a decorated topiary form, the value of rosemary goes beyond its ornamental use.
Gov. Scott Walker and state economic development officials want to spend about $7 million on a marketing campaign to entice young, college-educated workers to move to Wisconsin.
As the winter holiday season arrives, many people travel to visit family and friends, give gifts and prepare traditional foods. But the many special occasions can place a strain on budgets.
For more than 10,000 years, humans have harnessed the fermentative power of yeast to create beer, wine, cheese and bread. But yeasts are also critical to the process of generating other important products, including medicines such as penicillin and biofuels such as ethanol.