Monthly Archives: March 2015


Why you should be drinking Cold Brew Coffee

Coffee contains many phytochemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients that research has shown as beneficial to our bodies (that being said, if you can quit the habit you’ll probably be better off for it). If you’re an addict like me, you will appreciate that there are some benefits to that delicious nectar of the gods. But unfortunately, drinking coffee can sometimes cause acid reflux or similar issues.  Luckily, some research has shown you can still have your daily coffee(s) if you brew it cold. Coffee brewed hot is far more acidic than cold-brewed. As such, cold brew has a sweeter taste […]

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Cruelty Free Beauty: What is it and why it matters

“Tested on animals”, “cruelty free”… What does this actually mean? When I was explaining to my partner the perils of his choice in body wash I flippantly threw out “also, they test on animals”. I had never really considered what this actually means but had heard it enough times to know it’s bad. He quizzed me further, “aren’t they happy? They get a daily shampoo”. I was somewhat aware the process wasn’t this simple and it involved, among other things, putting chemicals directly into their eyes. Rather than try make up a response for him, I Googled it to find […]