The cost insulin is rising. Here's why, and what you can do about it

The cost of insulin is rising. Here’s why, and what you can do about...

There are more than 460,000 diabetics in Minnesota - roughly 10% of the population has diabetes, and another 37% have prediabetes. This is according to the MN Department of Health (2015 data). It doesn’t stop...
Drink up at these upcoming Minnesota winter beer festivals

Drink up at these upcoming Minnesota winter beer festivals

The frigid winter doesn’t stop us Minnesotans from enjoying a nice cold beer. Well, winter doesn’t stop us from doing most things - otherwise we’d be hibernating for half the year. And so, beer...
Explore Minnesota's Frozen Waterfalls

Explore Minnesota’s Frozen Waterfalls

Sure, we’re the land of (over) 10,000 lakes. This winter, try something new: skip the usual trip across frozen lakes and instead pack a lunch for one spectacular excursion to Minnesota’s frozen waterfalls. Spend the...

What would you give up for a good night’s sleep? One survey has the...

Most of us probably feel like we could usually get at least another hour of sleep each day. I definitely try to eke out as many minutes of shut eye as I can each...
Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Mercedes-Benz is a car company - one you're probably familiar with. It is, in fact, the oldest carmaker in the world: Carl Benz, from whom the company gets half of its name (the other...
Explore the parks after dark: Candlelight trails, bonfires, and more

Explore the parks after dark: Candlelight trails, bonfires, and more

You’ve done all the holiday shopping and planning and cooking and cleaning and wrapping and well, I could go on…  But I think what it comes down to is that we could all use...
Watch: A refrigerator-sized meteor and 'Christmas Comet' light up the Minnesota night sky

Watch: A refrigerator-sized meteor and ‘Christmas Comet’ light up the Minnesota night sky

With the holidays in full swing, you won't go far without running into a beautiful light display of some sort. You may want to keep your gaze going upward, however, and start searching the...
Vegan diets for kids: Proceed with knowledge

Vegan diets for kids: Proceed with knowledge

There are many reasons people pursue a vegan diet; religious beliefs, environmental impact, or simple respect for our animal friends. A vegan diet, however, which doesn't allow foods that are made of or contain animal...
The esports phenomenon finds its footing in Minnesota

The esports phenomenon finds its footing in Minnesota

Esports have exploded over the past decade—selling out enormous stadiums, attracting huge corporate sponsors, and, as a result, many of the players will likely become household names as this gamer revolution continues to grow....

Protein from places other than meat, soy products

As we discover we don't need to each as much animal meat as we once thought we did, a mad search for alternative sources of protein begins. We've always liked soy, but we've also...