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…

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…

Benton Harbor and the Reality of Water Contamination in America

By Daniel Klein

Once again, Michigan is making headlines and not for a positive reason. In the state’s second high-profile lead contamination crisis in less than a decade, Benton Harbor, a city in the southwest region of the state, is experiencing a water crisis that echoes the infamous crisis in Flint. Now, with lead contamination back in the…

Do You Really Need to Drink a Gallon of Water a Day?

By Daniel Klein

Water makes up approximately half of your body weight, but you lose water every day when you urinate, sweat, and breathe. You lose even more water when you are physically active, in extreme weather, or if you have a fever. And when you are sick, vomiting and diarrhea can lead to rapid, dangerous water loss.…