Dive into Great Lakes history in Northern Michigan

A first visit to one of the Great Lakes redefines ideas of what a lake can be. The deep, cold waters stretch out as far as the eye can see toward a flat and limitless blue horizon. Freighters cross the depths; kayakers and swimmers splash in the shallows; and lighthouses dot the often treacherous shores.

Cycling Into Old Age to Stay Young?

It’s common knowledge that as we age, we begin to lose muscle mass, gain weight in certain areas and even see our immune systems slow down. But does it have to be this way? Perhaps not, according to new research on the benefits of cycling into old age. We already know that biking to work lowers

Antibiotic use has more unwanted effects than previously thought

We have known for some time that one of the unwanted side effects of taking antibiotics is their disruption of friendly microbes in the gut. But now a new study that takes a closer look suggests the consequences of long-term antibiotic use could be even far-more reaching than we thought. Antibiotics destroy cells in the

How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it

Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But have you ever wondered exactly what these beverages do to your body after consumption? One researcher has created an infographic that explains what happens to the body within an hour of drinking a can of

3 Lessons You Might Learn If You Work and Travel at the Same Time

You’ve probably read all about uninspired 9-to-5ers who ditched the office to become digital nomads. The stories make leaving the corporate grind to travel and work for yourself sound like a dream come true. But if you don’t plan on being on the move permanently, what happens when you settle down? Does it hurt your

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Fasting is commonly associated with the month of Ramadan. As you read this, billions of Muslims around the world are engaging in this declaration of faith that involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn until dusk. While fasting for Ramadan is down to spiritual beliefs, many of us choose to fast with the belief

The Cabbage Soup Diet: Does It Work? Is It Safe?

If you’re looking to lose weight, the premise of the cabbage soup diet can be pretty appealing. Proponents of the diet claim that you can drop anywhere up to pounds in a single week by simply swapping your regular foods for ample amounts of cabbage soup, fruits and vegetables. Like other fad diets, it’s designed

How to Back Up iPhone Data to an External Drive

A recent incident reminded me of the importance of backing up one’s phone regularly. Soon after carrying my recycling out to the curbside, I realized I had misplaced my 6-month-old iPhone. Cue brief panic, followed by deep concern that I’d somehow tossed my device into that transparent bag I’d left outside for the world to