What Is Fluoride And What Is It Doing In My Water?

What Is Fluoride and What Is It Doing In My Drinking Water?
Many Americans are unaware of the fact that most public water supplies carry an increased level of fluoride. Every person should feel informed about what they are consuming and the health benefits and risks associated with it. While drinking water fluoridation is proven to be safe, the issue has been a source of much controversy over the years. Even today, when fluoride is added to drinking water supplies across the globe, misinformation and confusion over just what fluoride is and does remains widespread. In this brief article, we'll give you a rundown of the basics of fluoride. We'll take...

Upgrade Your Coffee Experience with Filtered Water

Reading a book with coffee made from filtered water
Coffee is a beloved part of the everyday ritual for millions of people across the globe. While it might not be the most hydrating beverage, it is certainly one of the most stimulating. And one of the most varied, too. There are literally thousands of different selections of coffee, dozens of ways of brewing it, and countless aficionados with their own tastes and methods. Those deep into the world of coffee may have already given some thought to the quality of the water in their coffee, but for those who have yet to really consider it, it's time to have a taste. Filtered Water - Making Cof...

Top Five Reasons Why Your Water Tastes Funny

Someone poisoned the water hole!
Bad tasting tap water can make your whole day unpleasant. Besides quite literally leaving a foul taste in your mouth, it can prevent you from drinking enough water to get properly hydrated. It can prove an embarrassment when it comes time to serve beverages to your guests. It is foul, disgusting, undesirable in every way. In extreme cases, it is even hazardous to your health. Below we'll take a look at five of the most common reasons your water doesn't taste like it should. Not only that, we'll also explain some simple solutions for what you can do about it. Figuring Out The Funny Fl...

It Looks Like The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Was A Scam

Fontus Self Filling Water Bottle Scam
Back in February 2016 we glowingly and optimistically ran an article with the headline "Self-Filling Water Bottles Will Soon Be An Awesome Reality." At the time, the source of our optimism was an IndieGoGo project by the name of Fontus. We were excited by this seemingly futuristic development, and we certainly weren't the only ones, with many other sites also excitedly reporting on the self-filling Fontus bottle. In no doubt largely thanks to this media attention, the Fontus bottle's Indiegogo raised just shy of $350,000 - a small fortune by any standards - yet over a year later, no self-fi...

The Scientist Behind Your Insulated Water Bottle

Portrait of James Dewar Inventor of Vacuum Flask
When you look at your water bottle, it might seem like a pretty benign object. But no matter what type of bottle you have, a huge amount of scientific ingenuity and engineering effort has been put into it. Stainless steel and plastic bottles are only possible thanks to incredible feats of engineering and industrialization that has allowed for them to become so common place, and even the humble glass bottle - by far the oldest material common to modern water bottles - has taken advantage of tons of super-high-tech developments in its production and even in the material itself with modern develo...

Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own A Reusable Water Bottle

Hydro Flasks in Many Colors Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own a Reusable Water Bottle
Here at Hydration Anywhere we are big advocates of proper hydration, saving people money, and protecting our planet – and therefore, we are big advocates of reusable water bottles! If you follow us then you are probably already the proud owner of a handy-dandy reusable water bottle, but if you're new or looking into making the trade-up transition, then here are our top ten reasons everyone should own a reusable water bottle. If you're already convinced of the virtues of a reusable bottle, be sure to head over to our Best Water Bottles 2016 guide to get some ideas for which bottle best suits...

Self-Filling Water Bottles Will Soon Be An Awesome Reality (Or Maybe Not…)

Fontus Airo Self Filling Solar Water Bottle In Sun
(UPDATE: We are sad to report that the Fontus self-filling water bottle appears to have been a scam. We apologize to our readers for reporting on this bottle without being aware of this. Many blogs and IndieGoGo users have debunked the science behind the Fontus bottle, showing that it is almost impossible for the bottle to perform as advertised given present technology. For more on this, read our article It Looks Like The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Was A Scam.) What if your water bottle was not only the container of your water, but the actual source of it? Sound crazy? Well, the s...

“Smart Bottles” Bring Water Bottles Into The Digital Age

Moikit Seed Smart Bottle 12 Colors
Living in the era of smart phones, self driving cars, FitBits, and so much more, there seems like practically nothing that some innovator won't shove a computer in. And now the time has come for the humble water bottle to get beefed up with some digital technology. A company called Moikit is introducing a bottle known as the Seed, with the hopes of creating a truly "Smart Bottle." Just what could you ask your water bottle to do? The Seed's most impressive feature is a neat technology they call "Air-Elastic Water Consumption Tracking." Basically, this is a little sensor on the cap which meas...

Futuristic ‘Biosensor’ Improves Water Quality Testing

SBT Aqua Biosensor Water Quality Monitor
Not too long ago we ran an article about testing water quality at home. In that piece, we touched a little bit on how testing for water contaminants can be a tricky business. While on the one hand there are some pretty easy DIY methods to get a general assessment of your water quality, knowing exactly what is in your water still takes some expert help. And even the experts could use some help, especially in the form of new technology like this biosensor being developed by the Danish company SBT Aqua. While certainly not the end-all-be-all, this device could give the industry another powerfu...