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Milly’s Top 5: Ways to save the world (that even a pauper can do)

1. Cut down your meat intake: aside from the whole cows-farting-lethal-amounts-of-methane thing, discouraging the breeding of livestock will have a huge impact on the environment for other reasons. To explain it in short, any animal bred for eating consumes a lot more food than it produces at its slaughter. Think about it: if one cow […]

Milly’s Top 5: Movies about music

1. La Vie en Rose: although subtitled (and in French) this film is a must-see for anyone even vaguely interested in music, France or just a damn good film. Marion Cotillard (who you may have seen in Inception, Midnight in Paris or The Dark Knight Rises) won the 2007 Oscar for Best Actress for this […]

Milly’s Top 5: Grossest animal-derived ingredients

1. Guanine (pearl essence). This pretty little additive is mostly known for its usage in shampoos, shimmers, nail polishes and lipsticks. If you buy something in the cosmetics aisle that is said to make you “shine”, you may want to look out for this ingredient. Why? Because the stuff you’re about to put on your […]

Milly’s Top 5: Ways to lose weight (without starving yourself)

1. Cut red meat down to twice a week. Not only does this make a dramatic difference in your calorie intake, it is also beneficial to your health. Unless you have a deficiency, you do not need to eat red meat more than twice a week in order to have enough iron. Meat—particularly red meat—is […]

Milly’s Top 5: Authors every writer should read (as published in Hotch Potch magazine)

1. Stephen King: Though he’s had some flops, Stephen King is one of the best and most read authors of our time, and one every writer should at least dabble into. King is not only a master of horror, but is also famous for his supreme writing style and detailed, enthralling plots. Some of his […]

Milly’s Top 5: Cheap and Unusual Beauty Tips (as published in Hotch Potch magazine)

1. Bi-carb soda. Oh, the wonders! For white teeth and fresh breath, sprinkle some on your toothbrush before or after you apply your toothpaste (many people swear by just using bi-carb, however I’ve been hesitant to try this) and brush as usual. Bi-carb polishes the teeth without harming them. Also, to help with acne and […]