Archive for 'September,2017'

New law for tourist rentals

New law for tourist rentals

On August 4, after much political back and forth, the Balearic government finally clarified the laws relating to rentals of residences to tourists. With regard to apartments, any rental for less than 30 days is prohibited. To enforce this law, […]

Solar lowest cost new energy

Solar lowest cost new energy

Solar power has officially become the cheapest source of new energy for emerging markets. Data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that the average price of solar energy in the 60 countries surveyed dropped to €1.50 million per megawatt during […]

Cannabis could boost memory in older people

Cannabis could boost memory in older people

Researchers have found evidence that small, daily doses of cannabis extract could possibly slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age. The idea emerged from tests on mice which found that regular, low doses of THC […]

Limits on beach clubs in Ibiza

Limits on beach clubs in Ibiza

The Balearic Parliament has voted to give the individual island consells the option of regulating or prohibiting the opening of new beach clubs. The previous law of 2012, approved by the Popular Party, allowed restaurants and beach bars to become […]

Ibiza Consell offers free housing rights info

Ibiza Consell offers free housing rights info

People who have problems with rental contracts, mortgages or other housing issues, can now get free advice from lawyers working with the Ibiza government. This new policy is open to all, but is particularly aimed at helping those who are […]

A plan for sustainability in Jesús

A plan for sustainability in Jesús

The village of Jesús held a conference open to all of its citizens to make proposals and concrete suggestions about how to make this part of Ibiza more sustainable. This initiative was organized on World Environment Day, and was led […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

On Sunday 1 October, the beautiful agroturismo Atzaró hosts the Ibiza Spirit Festival – a very special day of inspiration and celebration. Over 50 amazing events will be happening from the opening at 11:00 right through the Ecstatic Dance Party […]

A simple method to prevent blindness

A simple method to prevent blindness

Almost half of the world’s blindness is preventable. It is caused by cataracts which cloud the lenses of the eyes and block out light. It’s a problem that a simple 15 minute surgery can correct, but poverty and a shortage […]

Vertical urban garden by Ikea

Vertical urban garden by Ikea

Green spaces may be popping up in city dwellings all over the world thanks to a new supersized garden sphere from Ikea. Not only does it allow you cultivate plants, vegetables and herbs indoors, but it also creates a green […]

Electric trains in Holland 100% powered by wind energy

Electric trains in Holland 100% powered by wind energy

Holland’s national railway company, NS, had signed a deal with the Dutch electricity company Eneco, setting January 2018 as the date by which all of their electric trains would be powered by wind energy. That goal was actually achieved one […]

The Myths (Part 4)

The Myths (Part 4)

FITNESS MYTH #1: The more you train the more you gain. Wrong The fact is: To make progress when training there needs to be a stimulus. The body reacts so that more energy is released in the next unit (supercompensation). […]

Changing teeth colour

Changing teeth colour

Over the years there has been a gradual shift to people wanting whiter teeth. Twenty years ago I would commonly choose darker colours on our standard tooth colour chart than what I routinely match now. In fact, lighter colours have […]

What do your ears try to tell you with Vertigo and pressure in the ear?!

What do your ears try to tell you with Vertigo and pressure in the ear?!

It might be that you are known with a pressure or a dull feeling in your ears, after a flight or after driving a scooter for example. However this feeling in the ear is mostly connected with exposure to (loud) […]