Holly
Holly is a yoga teacher and a professional writer who covers a broad scope of subjects. She has written on a range of topics including fashion, arts, travel, and lifestyle, as well as IT and business-related themes.

10 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is well and truly upon us and while it’s oh so tempting to flick the air conditioning on for that instant ‘aaahhhh”, your conscience might take a bit of a lashing. Air conditioning electricity comes from fossil fuels, and most notably coal. With the world relying more and more on air conditioning to keep us cool (you can thank climate change for…

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How to Build a Completely Off-the-Grid, Self-Sustaining Home

With the problems resulting from climate change appearing daily in our news, a trend has slowly been emerging to go back to nature and live in a totally self-sustaining home. These houses are being designed by a company called Earthship based in New Mexico. The idea behind these homes is that they are “off-the-grid,” meaning that they try to rely as little as…

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8 Warning Signs That You Have a Zinc Deficiency

What is Zinc and where is it found? Zinc is really important to the human body because it is found in every tissue. It is used in cell division and is a really good antioxidant, which can help to prevent cancer. Zinc is also involved with our hormones and maintaining certain levels. A Zinc deficiency may offer an explanation as to why you may…

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Black Pepper and Turmeric: the Benefits of This Powerful Combination

If spices were celebrities, then black pepper and turmeric would be Brangelina. These two spices are fantastic on their own for your body and general health, but they are also brilliant when you combine them. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, which is found in hot and humid countries. The plants take three to four years to flower, berries then develop which…

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Almond Milk

Almond milk is an excellent substitute for those who can’t consume dairy products and find the other offerings of soy, rice, and hazelnut a little too rich and overpowering. This product has been around since the middle ages, it was a staple in medieval kitchens as it does not need to be refrigerated and, therefore, doesn’t spoil like cow's milk. These days, the…

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What the Skin on Your Face Is Telling You about Your Health

With all the skincare products and treatments on the market today, it is very easy to become totally overwhelmed with what to choose when you are prone to a spot cluster or a patch of dry skin. It can end up leaving you in product overload, product OTT, product mind blow… ok, you get the gist. There can be something said for going back…

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Some More Reasons to Eat Avocados Every Day

How many of you only associate the avo (as the Australians say) with guacamole? Ever eaten one on its own…yes, I mean without Mexican food…like you would a pear? No? Then you should! They are a fantastic source of nutrients and minerals, they taste amazing and you can smother them on your face in the name of beauty. Need some more convincing? The…

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