Test Drive: Flywheel

In the dark, no one can hear you scream. Or sweat, or grunt, or sob quietly.OK, so I’m paraphrasing the movie “Alien” here. But that seems pretty appropriate, given how slimy and disgusting I looked after a recent 45-minute indoor cycling class in the dark, loud, stadium-style studio at Flywheel in Buckhead.

12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa.

My weeklong Arden’s Garden juice cleanse

I caught myself eating a quarter of a cake one Tuesday, and I began to question my life decisions. Is it really a good idea to eat a dozen doughnuts on National Doughnut Day? Might it be time to stop devouring a pint of Talenti gelato every night, no matter how crack-ably good their sea-salted caramel may taste?

Top hospitals in Georgia

Of the eight top hospitals in Atlanta according to U.S. News & World Report, two of them have nationally ranked specialties. Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center, the top ranked local hospitals on the list, have national areas of expertise.

Healthiest counties in Georgia

Metro Atlanta counties are some of the healthiest in the state, according to a study released today. Forsyth is No. 1, followed by Fayette, Oconee, Gwinnett, Cherokee, and Cobb.

Georgia about to be overrun with mosquitoes

Get out the serious bug spray or resign yourself to staying inside the next few months. All this rain is great for flowers—and, unfortunately, ideal for mosquitoes. Georgia can probably expect its largest mosquito explosion in years.

Stand-up-paddleboarding: The fastest-growing recreational activity

i was worried about the woman in the blue maxi dress, its hem so long she nearly tripped while selecting a stand-up paddleboard at Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs. But then she paddled out onto the glassy Chattahoochee River like a Venetian gondolier.

Sex is quick in Georgia

You want long, romantic sexual encounters? Move to New Mexico. Or West Virginia or Idaho. Georgians don't spend a lot of time doing the deed.

Sprite may be best hangover cure

Forget the coffee or that whole hair-of-the-dog nonsense. Chinese scientists studied 57 drinks—ranging from herbal teas to sodas—and found the best way to ease hangover symptoms may be Sprite.

Trees save lives

Everyone knows trees are good for the environment—plus they look really nice in your backyard. But a new study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Institute says trees save lives. The report, which looked at ten urban areas, including Atlanta, found that urban trees and forests save an average of one life every year in major cities.

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