Am I Hungry, or Am I Thirsty?

By Daniel Klein

We think of hunger and thirst as two distinctly different sensations. So when you feel those familiar, empty pangs in your stomach, your first impulse may be to reach for a snack. But it turns out that your hunger instinct can be a little bit of a trickster, and what you’re really craving may be…

Why Does Water…? Your 7 Top Water FAQs, Answered

By Daniel Klein

Water is one of our most basic needs, and a substance we encounter every day. But many of us still have questions about this common liquid. For example, if you’ve ever relaxed too long in a bath, you may wonder why your fingers prune up. Wonder no longer. Today, our experts are putting the “science”…

Why Hand Sanitizer Can’t Replace Washing Your Hands

By Daniel Klein

In 1846, Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that women giving birth in the medical maternity ward of his hospital had a much higher death rate at the hands of students and doctors than the women cared for by the midwives in a different ward of the hospital.  Semmelweis noticed that the students and doctors performed…

The Pros and Cons of Relying on a Filtered Water Pitcher

By Daniel Klein

It should go without saying that you want to drink clean and pure water that is free of contaminants. With the news of more water testing positive for lead and other compounds, you want to know that the water you are drinking in your home isn’t going to make you and your family members sick.…

How Often Should You Change Your Fridge Filter?

By Daniel Klein

These days, most newer refrigerator models have in-door water and ice dispensers. While this won’t cover every household need for clean, filtered water, they are convenient for grabbing a quick drink and staying hydrated. However, these replaceable fridge water filters need to be changed regularly to keep the water and ice tasting pure.   When…