Lee Schafer 

Lee Schafer covers the waterfront in business and economics in our region. From time to time he has written about wealth and how our choices about money and spending can enrich our lives. He will be talking today about stuff, consumer goods, what some people call clutter. He once observed that the people who virtuously talk about tossing out their stuff and decluttering their lives are almost certainly only the people who had the money to afford nice things in the first place. 

Schafer joined the Star Tribune in 2012 after 15 years in business as a consultant, analyst, and investment banker. He has twice been named "Best in Business” for his columns by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. He is a graduate of Macalester College and received a Master's degree from Northwestern University. He lives in St. Paul with his family.

Dr. Pamela Smith 

Dr. Smith holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is the author of many best-selling books, which include "What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones," "Why You Can’t Lose Weight," "What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It," and "What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders".

Key Topics to be Covered:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • The Importance of Sleep
  • The Importance of Exercise
  • The Importance of Diet and a Healthy Gut
  • Negative Side Effects of Dehydration