TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

(Washington, United States-AFP) – As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault. The closely watched survey said that about 151 million people shopped either in stores and/or online […]

Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Keep an eye on what you fry … or grill … or broil. And never leave stovetop cooking unattended. This is true all year but especially on Thanksgiving Day, which has three times more home fires than any other day largely because of unattended stovetop cooking, according to the National Fire […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins is bringing back its famous Turkey Ice Cream Cake for the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday season. The popular turkey-shaped ice cream cake can be customized with customers’ favorite ice cream flavor. It is “glazed” with Caramel Praline Topping and decorated with sugar cone “legs.” The chain is also putting a creative twist on […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

(Relaxnews) – From games consoles to tablets, nearly two thirds of Americans are sizing up a new tech purchase as a holiday gift, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And while a new television is at the top of most consumers’ most wanted lists, the gift most likely to be given at Thanksgiving or on […]

‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales showed healthy gains on “Cyber Monday,” a key kickoff for online shopping for the holiday season, surveys showed. According to the Adobe 2014 Digital Index, US online sales came in at $2.65 billion, up 16 percent from 2013. Adobe said the top 25 retailers, who each generated $30 million or […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

(LEESBURG-AFP) – The traditionalists don’t like it, but the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie. And it’s only Thursday. Americans will spend tens of billions of dollars over the four-day holiday and there was certainly no messing about at […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

(Relaxnews) – Is the Black Friday shopping tradition losing its shine in the US? According to Consumer Reports’ latest Black Friday Holiday Poll, more than half (53 percent) of Americans say they won’t be shopping at all during the five-day stretch between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. Some 39 percent of participants said they would […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

(Relaxnews) – Millennials are more likely to brave the stores on Black Friday than Boomers, according to a new report. A survey by US retailer Hhgregg showed that 63 percent of Millennials will visit stores on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, compared to just 40 percent of the older generation. While 73 percent […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Americans urged to stop wasting food

Americans urged to stop wasting food

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much. Some 34 million pounds (15.4 million kilograms) of food is thrown away in the United States every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday. That represents 21 percent of all food […]

Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Approximately 46.3 million Americans are getting ready to hit the road this Thanksgiving — the highest number since 2007. According to the “2014 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast” by motoring and leisure travel organization AAA Travel projects, 4.2 percent more citizens than last year will be traveling at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-30. […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Motoring, News, Thanksgiving ·
Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins has taken the concept of cold turkey literally, by creating a special Thanksgiving turkey-shaped ice cream cake. To create the illusion of a shiny, basted whole turkey, the cake is glazed in a caramel praline topping and finished with sugar cone legs and paper leg frills. Customers can customize the ice cream […]

Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif.    – While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and Turkey Day, unfortunately, go hand in hand, too. Because of the latter, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to add a healthy dose of safety to their preparations this Thanksgiving, since the National Fire Protection Association says cooking is the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Print your boarding pass the old-fashioned way and sign up to Twitter. These are among tips from travel experts in their survival guide for American Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year. With 24 million people expected to travel over the US holiday next week, experts at online booking site […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

(Relaxnews) – An advent calendar app makes the most of its seasonal opportunity and proves most popular in Europe and Canada, while QuizUp rises in the States over Thanksgiving week, and a new Candy Crush Saga update jolts Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number […]

‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales for Cyber Monday grew 16 percent from last year to $2.29 billion, lifted by more shopping on mobile devices, a market tracker said Tuesday. The Adobe Digital Index survey said online sales for the key holiday shopping day reflected an 80 percent jump in sales from mobile devices like smartphones […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Online sales soar in Black Friday two-day shopping frenzy

Online sales soar in Black Friday two-day shopping frenzy

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans’ online shopping for Black Friday deals soared to $3 billion during a two-day period beginning on Thanksgiving, with tablets and cell phones used for nearly a quarter of sales, estimates showed Saturday. Online purchases reached $1.93 billion on Friday itself, the unofficial start of the retail sector’s holiday season. That marked a […]

Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

(Relaxnews) – US consumers are expected to spend over $2 billion online on Monday as the nation takes to the web to source the best deals on holiday gifts. However, in all of the excitement it could be very easy to fall prey to spammers, scammers and malware. Indeed, two thirds of retailers claim to […]

Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

(Relaxnews) – Running until December 3, PC gaming’s Steam sale is accompanied by a number of other download discounts from the Humble Store, Microsoft, Grand Theft Auto Online, and Square Enix. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere are greeted by an Autumn Sale graphic, while those in the South see a Spring Sale banner. That’s a nice touch. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney has given a chilly makeover to a traditional fairy tale in its latest animated release “Frozen,” which could be in the running for an Oscar. The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” — 25 years after Disney’s last Andersen adaptation, “The Little Mermaid” — even if it […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Thanksgiving ·
No handset is perfect, survey finds

No handset is perfect, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new study highlights the biggest frustrations that owners have with the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy SIV, Motorola Moto X and HTC One. The results are based on Fixya users’ experiences with their handsets and issues range from battery life to overheating to screen problems and a lack of expandable storage. To arrive at its […]

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

(Relaxnews) – Good news for singletons: an online survey claims that for most people, shopping for their significant other’s gift is the most arduous task on the holiday list. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, both men and women describe their significant other as the hardest person to buy a gift for during […]

US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Black Friday, the pinnacle of the US shopping year, comes on a Thursday this year. And even earlier. Desperate for consumer bucks, US chain stores, some fighting for survival, are upping the ante this holiday shopping season with cutthroat discounts offered earlier than ever, and ever-longer opening hours. The prize is not massive […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day, Online, Thanksgiving ·
A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

(Family Features) Traditional goodies always add a touch of sweetness to the holidays. Updates to some of your favorite holiday classics help keep family traditions alive while incorporating creative and on-trend ingredients. Everyone knows fruitcakes have long been a holiday tradition, and new and improved versions of this timeless treat are making a festive comeback, […]

Most popular cooking videos this week: Thanksgiving menu

Most popular cooking videos this week: Thanksgiving menu

  (Relaxnews) – Not surprisingly, the most popular cooking videos on YouTube this week were Thanksgiving-related. Topping the charts is a collaboration between some of the most followed food channels Epic Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen and Feast of Fiction who created a Thanksgiving feast for a Los Angeles soup kitchen. Here were the top […]

22.11.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Thanksgiving ·
Harvest Smiles with Thanksgiving-Inspired Treats

Harvest Smiles with Thanksgiving-Inspired Treats

Autumn Spice Stencil Cake (Family Features) With autumn comes cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the beginning of the holiday season. The food crafting experts at Wilton Enterprises have festive ideas to transform typical Thanksgiving desserts into unique creations. Start by adding a special touch to a basic spice cake using Autumn Cupcake and Cookie Stencils. […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Thanksgiving ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – 12, 22 & 30 NOVEMBER 2012

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – 12, 22 & 30 NOVEMBER 2012

          Los Angeles, 31 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on the following holidays: Date (Day) Holiday     12 November 2012 (Monday) Veterans Day (U.S. Holiday) 22 November 2012 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day (U.S. Holiday) 30 November 2012 (Friday) Bonifacio Day (PHL Holiday)     […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Thanksgiving ·
Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney is known for traditional holiday-season movies about princesses and fairy tales — but this year it has turned to the world of video games for its latest animated blockbuster. As the lucrative Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas period looms, “Wreck-it Ralph” plays on nostalgia for 1980s-style arcade games with the hyper-realism familiar to modern online […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Film, Halloween, Thanksgiving ·