Bon Appétit announces 2016’s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Bon Appétit announces 2016’s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Fifty nominees have made it through to the Bon Appétit shortlist for its Best New Restaurant award of 2016, with the North American food publication featuring everything from a food truck in Charleston through to a French-Mexican brunch hangout in LA. “We love restaurants that are driven by passionate people with distinct points of view,” […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart has teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg for a new unscripted cooking series, ordered by VH1. The show will see the unlikely duo join forces each week to host a dinner party with celebrity guests, in a bid to “exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity,” according to Stewart (via Variety). […]

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury jewelry brand Bulgari is set to showcase some of its spectacular heritage collection, worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, as part of an exclusive new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The exhibit, titled “Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style,” will run from September 30 to January 29, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

When the Rio Olympics kick off next week, all things Brazilian will be placed under the worldwide spotlight. What better way to become acquainted with Brazilian culture than through its rich, culinary heritage, which includes deeply savory stews and theatrical dining experiences in churrascarias? Whether you’re lucky enough to be headed to the center of […]

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Samsung are pooling their considerable resources in order to build a connected health and lifestyle platform that will interact with everything from smart TVs to wearables in order to help people make healthier choices. As more and more areas of our lives — from the homes we live […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

The world’s largest wine trade fair has released more details on the second edition of Vinexpo Japan, which will be held in November. After making its inaugural debut in 2014, Vinexpo will return to Tokyo this fall in the aim of expanding the wine and spirits market in a country where potential for growth is […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

US apparel and lifestyle retailer Free People has expanded its empire to include a beauty and wellness category online, following the success of fellow URBN subsidiaries Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in the same sphere. The chain has tasked Jessica Richards, senior beauty merchant and founder of Shen Beauty, to tailor Free People’s assortment “for active young professional […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Paris Hilton’s new fragrance is called Gold Rush

Paris Hilton’s new fragrance is called Gold Rush

Lemon zest, velvet orchid and vanilla are among the notes present in the latest fragrance — the 20th — developed by Paris Hilton. The bottle will be sold at launch through Home Shopping Network from its June 27 debut through to August 1, 2016, when general retail availability commences. Bergamot, nectarine, rose, violet, praline, and […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health. Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia, the new study is one of the first of its kind to scientifically explore the psychological […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For foolproof burgers this […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. has hired American fashion designer Reed Krakoff to create a gifts, home and accessories collection, scheduled to hit shelves in 2017. Krakoff, who is the former executive creative director of Coach, Inc, will collaborate with the well-known jewelry firm on exclusive products that will include handbags, leather accessories, sunglasses, tabletop (including […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

To promote the upcoming release of a totally rebooted take on the film “Ghostbusters” Sony is partnering with Snapchat and adding ‘busting’ and sliming features to the popular app Through sponsored lenses that for the first time allow Snapchatters to use front and rear cameras to the same effect, you can picture yourself busting a […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch.com is teaming up with Apple on a new music channel reports WWD. Set to launch Tuesday, the new channel will see Farfetch feature two playlists of Apple music on its website and mobile devices. The playlist “Songs From the Shoot” will be created by the Farfetch team and as the name implies, will […]

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Traditional Japanese artwork will be celebrated at the annual Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains, on in Tokyo from July 1 to August 7. Arita/Imari Porcelain Made in the town of Arita (northwestern Kyūshū) since the 17th century, the pottery was exported principally from the port of Imari, Saga, hence the two names. Early Arita ware can be […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

British beauty Keira Knightley is the new face of Chanel’s jewelry line “Coco Crush.” The ad campaign, shot by celebrity photography Mario Testino, will be launched in the fall. Other models that have fronted the jewelry line include Sigrid Agren and Jac Jagaciak. Knightley is also the face of the luxury brand’s perfume “Coco Mademoiselle” […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

Two new Australian studies suggest that a diet rich in fiber could help to reduce allergies to foods such as peanuts. In one study, which is also one of the first to look specifically at fiber deficiency in the gut, Laurence Macia and Charles Mackay, both immunologists at Monash University in Australia, bred a group […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Already known for its super health benefits, scientists have found a way to give broccoli even more of a boost, by identifying the genes which control the vegetable’s phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are beneficial to health thanks to their levels of flavonoids, which spread through the body via the bloodstream, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton’s modeling career is going from strength to strength, with the US beauty signing up to Next Models agency. The 23-year-old model-slash-actress will continue to be represented by WME and LBI Entertainment for her onscreen projects, WWDreports. Upton carved out a name for herself as a swimsuit model when she was featured by Sports Illustrated […]

Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa’s white bridesmaid dress by Alexander McQueen made waves the moment she exited the limo outside Westminster Abbey in 2011. Now, McQueen’s reinterpretation of that same dress is on sale for $1,539. The British designer’s iconic creation for Pippa Middleton on the day of her sister’s wedding to Prince William is a one-of-a-kind. However, McQueen has […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Chef Claude Tayag’s bringhe recipe and Enzo Lim’s special cocktail bagged the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge organized by Events DC and Cultural Tourism DC on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. “The Filipino people won it. We have conquered the world with our cuisine,” […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam’s famed “bun cha” delicacy. The US president slipped away from his hectic Vietnam visit on Monday night to […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google announced plans Wednesday to open a Detroit-area technology center for its self-driving car program. The new center in Novi, Michigan, will house engineers and others testing vehicles provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a statement by Google parent Alphabet said. “For the past few years, members of our team have been working from the Greater […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Disney’s minute and a half clip for “Beauty and the Beast” has proven itself a masterclass in no-spoiler scene setting, and has been rewarded for its efforts with over 90 million views within its first 24 hours of availability. A reimagining of both a classic fairytale and a previous Disney movie — the third in […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada’s health ministry on Thursday approved a type of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for Canadian dinner tables. This comes six months after US authorities gave the green light to sell the fish in American grocery stores. The decisions by Health Canada and the US Food […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japanese consumers seem to be developing quite a taste for bubbly, with a recent study predicting that Japan will become the largest market for sparkling wines in Asia-Pacific over the next five years. According to a Vinexpo study, the consumption of sparkling wine in Japan is forecast to grow 23 percent between 2015 and 2019, […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The “Flavors of the Philippines” is getting ready to take the largest diplomatic community in the world by storm at the 8th annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As Washington’s leading international culinary event, the Embassy […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains. The small-scale study, by researchers at the University of Washington, is the first to use resting-state brain […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

A large-scale study published in The BMJ this week that followed tens of thousands of women over two decades has found that high consumption of fruit during adolescence could help lower the risk of breast cancer in later life. Although many previous studies have hypothesized that fruit and vegetables could help protect against cancer, results have been […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

The American e-commerce giant has clearly got a taste for the food industry. After launching its own online grocery business, Amazon is now expanding into meal kit delivery in the USA. The web giant’s AmazonFresh grocery delivery subsidiary has joined forces with meat-monger Tyson Foods to develop a service delivering meal kits directly to the […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

She may be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels. The 48-year-old actress is known for going barefoot at awards ceremonies and even at her wedding to country singer Lyle Lovett. But America’s sweetheart went one naked step further by risking […]

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

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12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

US scientists have developed a new, transparent polymer material that temporarily tightens sagging skin and eliminates eye bags, according to research published on Monday. While the product is a long way from being on store shelves, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it could one day offer more than just cosmetic lifts, but […]

NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

The New York Times has cooked up a new business idea, delivering meal kits that are linked to its interactive recipe website and mobile application. The big US daily announced a tie-up Thursday with online meal preparer Chef’d that will allow Times readers to get home delivery of recipes featured by the newspaper. As part […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Despite what many people think, a sweet tooth can be compatible with a healthy diet and weight loss. Stay sugar savvy by avoiding the classic snacktime traps and steering clear of hidden low-quality sugars. Choose fruit with a low glycemic index and look for low-calorie desserts. Ultimately, the golden rule for fans of sweet treats […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

After seeking inspiration in the flamboyant colors of California for its springtime collection, the French luxury brand has presented a new sunlight-drenched summer makeup line channeling the season’s laid-back vibes and uplifting feeling of well-being. The “Dans la lumière de l’été” makeup collection is due to roll out from May 2016. Chanel’s summer 2016 makeup […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Five natural superstars for green cleaning

Five natural superstars for green cleaning

With Earth Day in the spotlight April 22, you might be looking for a greener way to keep your home clean. As well as reducing exposure to synthetic chemical components, DIY products are great money-savers. To get started making your own cleaning products, stock up on these five key ingredients: white vinegar, household soap, bicarbonate […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Award-winning Australian actor and stage performer Hugh Jackman will be promoting and representing the European luxury brand in North America. Jackman has been the Maison’s global brand ambassador since 2014 and as the company marks its 110th anniversary, the actor will be turning his attention and his considerable charm to the US where he will […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

Gucci to combine womenswear and menswear shows

Gucci to combine womenswear and menswear shows

Gucci is the latest designer label to eschew the traditional fashion calendar by streamlining its catwalk shows.  The Italian house will show its menswear and womenswear collections together as of 2017, WWD reports. “It will not necessarily be an easy path and will certainly present some challenges, but I believe it will give me the chance to […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota is examining how to ensure older people — even in the most remote regions — can remain mobile and healthy with a new three-year project in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Asuke Mobility Project is a 360-million-yen ($3.2 million) undertaking in partnership with Nagoya University that will do more than simply provide the city’s elderly […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
European consumers catch the video streaming bug

European consumers catch the video streaming bug

The popularity of Over The Top (OTT) video is growing fast particularly in France and the UK. According to new data released by Parks Associates on Tuesday, over half of UK and French (55% and 51%, respectively) broadband internet households are now turning to online channels for their TV and video fix. Until now, it […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Developing tools with which to slice and mash their food meant our ancestors needed to chew much less, leaving more time for honing language and other skills instead, evolutionary scientists said Wednesday. About 2.5 million years ago, a big shift was observed in the hominin family comprising modern humans and all our ancestors — away […]

21.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Put meditation on the menu to boost weight loss success

Put meditation on the menu to boost weight loss success

When embarking on a diet, the focus is usually on healthy eating and exercise. Learning to manage emotions is rarely part of the regime, but growing research suggests it should be, as learning to breathe, focus, tune into the body, and avoid comfort eating during periods of emotional turmoil can help keep weight stable. Here’s […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

For decades, Barbie has encouraged girls to reach for the stars, showing them through her endless reinventions that anything is possible. Now the girl who beat Neil Armstrong to the Moon has brought a lifetime of fine outfits and accessories to Paris to show them off to the world at the city’s Musee des Arts […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

New York on Thursday opens the most expensive train station in the world, on the site of the World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Twelve years in the making, there will be no official ceremony to mark the 3 pm opening to rail commuters of the World Trade Center Transportation […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

New research, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, has highlighted the negative effects of energy drinks on the heart. The beverages, containing sugar, caffeine and taurine, were found to trigger abnormal heart rhythms.  A clinical trial, led by researchers at the University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center in the USA, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Where Americans traveled to most in 2015

Where Americans traveled to most in 2015

Las Vegas was the most popular domestic vacation spot for US travelers last year, while London outranked Paris and Rome to be the most popular international destination. That’s according to the latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com, which provides a sweeping look at where Americans traveled in 2015; the types of deals they got; and […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Catwalk dreamers warned as Instagram creates new model army

Catwalk dreamers warned as Instagram creates new model army

As catwalk stars criss-cross the globe for fashion week season, modelling agencies are increasingly using social media worldwide to scout out their new faces, to the alarm of some. Leading agencies such as IMG, Elite and Nevs and fashion houses including Marc Jacobs have all taken to sites such as photo-sharing service Instagram to recruit […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans have announced that they are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a series of music concerts around the world, with acts such as Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Nas, and Jamie XX all taking part. The events will take place later this month between March 16 and 19. A full list of acts and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music ·
Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

The Queen of Spain’s favourite designer Felipe Varela made a stunning comeback to his native Madrid this week with a daring collection that mixed peekaboo and plunging necklines with metal and Swarovski — but in his trademark impeccable style. Varela first took part in the Madrid Fashion Week in 1996 but stayed away from the […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress, the sector’s biggest trade fair which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated this year by the arrival of virtual reality, advances in the development of ultra-fast 5G networks and connected objects. ROBOT-TELEPHONE THAT READS YOUR MESSAGES: Japanese firm Sharp presented a tiny prototype robot called RoBoHon that doubles as […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Milan kicks off fashion week in confident mood

Milan kicks off fashion week in confident mood

Milan fashion week kicked off on a colourful note on Wednesday as Blugirl designer Anna Molinari extended the hedonistic feel of her spring collection into her outfits for next fall and winter. Three-quarter length raincoats came in floral and other vibrant prints while the collection for the younger sister to Molinari’s Blumarine brand was also […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Beckhams unite for Valentine’s Day NY fashion show

Beckhams unite for Valentine’s Day NY fashion show

Victoria Beckham sent a boyish yet fine-tailored feminine collection down the New York runway on Valentine’s Day, winning lavish praise and supported by her beaming husband and four children in the front row. Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour led fashionistas braving minus 12 degrees Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit) to scurry inside and warm up […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

US fast food chain Burger King wants to be the king of the hot dog, and has enlisted the help of rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Charo to help sell their newest menu addition. Starting later this month, the burger behemoth will begin throwing weiners on the grill to sell alongside their signature Whoppers. The […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

ROSEMEAD, Calif  — Records might be made to be broken, but Southern California Edison just experienced one that it never wants to come close to again. SCE saw an all-time high 924 power outages caused by free-floating metallic balloons last year, far surpassing its previous high of 714 in 2012. With Valentine’s Day near, SCE […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Valentine's Day ·
Christian Louboutin unveils lunar-inspired capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2016

Christian Louboutin unveils lunar-inspired capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2016

(Relaxnews) – Christian Louboutin has revealed a new Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by the power of the moon. The “Clair de Lune” capsule collection features styles for both men and women, with each style adorned with crystals in a prism of rich, sparking colors. Gems used include ruby, rose and tangerine, contrasted against a cooler […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following in the United States — and raising eyebrows among doctors skeptical of its benefits. Dave Asprey, the founder and CEO of the “Bulletproof Diet,” pulls no punches when making claims for his radical health recipe, […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
High fiber intake in

High fiber intake in

(Relaxnews) – New American research suggests that young and adolescent women should increase their intake of fiber, especially from fruit and vegetables, to reduce the risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer. This is the first time such extensive research has been carried out to investigate the relationship between a fiber-rich diet and the onset of […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

(Relaxnews) – Architectural fashion was the name of the game at the Spring 2016 Haute Couture shows in Paris this week, where bold structures and exaggerated silhouettes dominated the runways. There were asymmetric hemlines, cut high at the front to reveal sizeable flashes of thigh, before billowing out into floor-skimming trains at the back for […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

(Relaxnews) – Following Toyota and Nissan, Bosch is the latest car company to realize the benefits that Japan offers as a location for developing and testing autonomous driving technologies in real-world conditions. The company is setting up a dedicated facility in the country with the aim of having a highway pilot system — that can […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

(Relaxnews) – There was pomp and ceremony on the catwalks of Paris on Monday night, as some of the biggest couture houses showed off their starry collections for Spring 2016. First up was the UK-based house Ralph&Russo, whose fairytale extravaganza of cocktail dresses and ball gowns was as enchanting as it was on-point. A sweet […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 – 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings, Home & Garden ·
Versace sets the tone for Haute Couture with sensual spring collection

Versace sets the tone for Haute Couture with sensual spring collection

(Relaxnews) – The Versace woman has always been a bold one, but the fashion house took its daring twist on glamour to new heights at its Spring 2016 Haute Couture show on Sunday. The show opened with a series of taut, minimalist looks featuring crisp white ski pants and bomber jackets with sporty buckle details […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

The 19 year-old singer, song writer and actress has announced the news via her Instagram account. American cosmetics brand CoverGirl has previously chosen stars like Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae and P!nk as brand ambassadors. In addition to being the new face of the brand, Zendaya will air her show’s (“K.C. Undercover”) finale this year while […]

Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

(Relaxnews) – Jewelry brand Pandora has launched its romantic collection for shoppers looking to convey their love with bling this Valentine’s Day. The new collection comprises a series of .925 sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry pieces that are intricately decorated with shimmering stones, shining enamel and hearts. Its star piece is a heart-shaped design […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

(Taipei-AFP) – A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan’s “shoe church” is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island’s southern coast. The shoe is not a place of worship but its creators hope it will attract enamoured couples as a backdrop for their wedding photos, hence the name. It is the latest bid […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

(Relaxnews) – The year 2016 has been declared “The Year of the American Traveler,” thanks to the strength of the US dollar, plummeting oil prices, relaxed visa rules and Cuba. It’s a bold declaration made by experts at the New York-based market research platform Skift, who paint an optimistic picture of the coming year and […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

(Relaxnews) – Shoe designer Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Agent Provocateur on a racy new lingerie collection. The design brains behind the luxury footwear brand, Charlotte Dellal, will work on three lingerie sets and accompanying shoe designs for the lingerie house, Vogue UK reports. The pieces will incorporate Hollywood glamour, as well as her leopard print […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

(New York-AFP) – What would you do with a whopping $1.5 billion? That will be the question on many Americans’ lips Wednesday, when the draw is made for the largest lottery jackpot in US history. Even after the taxman calls, the Powerball jackpot could make the lucky winner wealthier than the likes of football star […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Paule Ka debuts capsule collection on Moda Operandi

Paule Ka debuts capsule collection on Moda Operandi

(Relaxnews) – French fashion brand Paule Ka has teamed up with luxury online boutique Moda Operandi on a limited-edition capsule collection. It is the first collection for ex-Lanvin designer Alithia Spuri-Zampetti in her role as creative director at the label. Her first full collection is set to be revealed this March as part of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

(Relaxnews) – A diet created to combat Alzheimer’s by a team of US researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report. Short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, the MIND diet is a combination of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

(New York-AFP) – New York officially launches marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift. Under the legislation, five companies are authorized to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state, but only one — Bloomfield […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

(Relaxnews) – The past year has given birth to some serious fashion trends, and from the return of romance to pretty pleats, extreme fringing and the rise of luxurious athletic wear, 2015 certainly had plenty of good to offer. However, there were a few trends that might be better left on the catwalk. Furry footwear […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

(Stockholm-AFP) – Each year, Old Man Winter drops his curtain of darkness over the Nordic countries, not lifting it again until April when spring bathes the region in sunlight and nature comes back to life. At this time of year, when night falls as early as 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and lasts until about 9:00 […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid might have dominated the fashion industry this year, but now that they’re fully established supermodels the business needs fresh newcomers. So which up-and-coming models are set to make their mark in 2016? Lily-Rose Depp The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis has made waves this year, largely […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

(Relaxnews) – Tesla may have pushed out the ability to abdicate driving responsibility while highway cruising via little more than an over-the-air software update and Audi is currently prepping a sedan to dazzle the crowds at the International CES this January with its autonomous capabilities. But one thing is clear, 2016 will not be the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled a behind-the-scenes Christmas video as part of its festive campaign. “The Burberry Festive Film: Christmas with the cast” sees the brand’s campaign stars comedian and TV host James Corden, supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Julie Walters talking about their favorite Christmas memories and sharing top tips for the perfect holiday. […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Videos ·
Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese flag carrier has teamed up with world-renowned GPS artist Yassan to make a truly global artistic message this festive season. Covering six continents and some 65,700 miles (105,734km) and with help from 107 people and a host of flights provided by oneworld alliance airlines, Yassan managed to use his GPS coordinates […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

(Relaxnews) – We’re in the final run-up to the year-end festivities. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, triple Michelin-starred Éric Frechon, who is the chef at the iconic Bristol hotel in Paris, gives us his recipe for salmon […]

Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

(Relaxnews) – The Pre-Fall 2016 collections are coming thick and fast, and a few key trends have already emerged. Here are some of our favorite looks. Romantic minimalism Clean, neat romance was the name of the game at Ralph Lauren, where the collection focuses on classic, feminine styles with a modern twist. A crisp color palette […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

(Relaxnews) – With less than a month to go before the Detroit motor show opens its doors to the world’s automotive press, Infiniti has unveiled a brand-new V6 engine plus two of the three new cars that will be making their debut at this year’s event. “We’re unwrapping a few presents early, prior to the […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
New cyberattack targets in 2016

New cyberattack targets in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Schools, iPhones, connected devices and Wi-Fi networks are all potential targets for cybercriminal attacks in 2016, according to WatchGuard Technologies, a business security solution provider. Schools need better protection  The quantity of data collected on children and students is constantly increasing, due to open network environments in schools and universities. They are likely […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Harbin, China gets new opera house

Harbin, China gets new opera house

(Relaxnews) – Beijing-based MAD Architects have completed construction of the Harbin Opera House in the northern Chinese city of Harbin but it is not yet open to the public. It is part of the Harbin Cultural Island project, which consists of the opera and a cultural center located along Harbin’s Songhua river. The complex covers […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Thursday made shifts to its executive team, naming its first chief operating officer since Tim Cook moved into the chief executive job some four years ago. Jeff Williams became Apple’s chief operating officer, formalizing a role some contend he was already handling at the California-based technology colossus. Williams joined the […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

(Zurich-AFP) – The number of women among the world’s billionaires has risen faster over the past two decades than that of men, mostly thanks to Asian female entrepreneurs, a study published Tuesday showed. There were 145 female billionaires in the world at the end of 2014, compared with 22 in 1995, according to the study, […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

(Relaxnews) – A huge social media campaign has been launched to boost Paris’s profile in the wake of the city’s November terrorist attacks. #ParisWeLoveYou is an online solidarity movement that asks participants to upload a profile picture which will be collated into a giant mosaic expected to be unveiled in the French capital at a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Carbon38 releases first fashion collection

Carbon38 releases first fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Online activewear label Carbon38 has launched its first-ever fashion collection. Featuring high-end jackets, dresses, leggings, jumpsuits and tops, the collection combines activewear fabrics with daily silhouettes. The brand has created an exclusive gray, white and black wave print inspired by the juxtaposition of the gritty and on-the-go NYC lifestyle with the laid-back beach […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Entertainment – Cinema – Music – Trend – Celebrity – Looking back on 2015 (Relaxnews) – Chris Evans, Taylor Swift and Serena Williams were among the most reblogged celebrities on Tumblr in 2015. The blogging site has released their Year in Review stats, recapping everything from the most popular blogs, people and places that got Tumblrs buzzing over the last year. Top actresses in 2015: […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

(Relaxnews) – BMW will soon be unveiling a new concept car to pave the way for a convertible version of its i8 electric sports car. Autocar reports that the concept will be revealed at the CES 2015, which will be held in Las Vegas in the US from January 6 to 9, 2016. It will […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

(Relaxnews) – French start-up Think&Go will debut on January 2016 the world’s first multi-payment connected screens at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Following the presentation of the brands connected screens at last year’s CES fair, Think&Go has partnered with fellow French brand Ingénico, a leading payment solutions firm to create connected screens that […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Twitter has released the most influential tweets of 2015, a list that reveals what the world was talking about, fascinated with, and engaged in throughout the year. Topping the list are #PrayForParis and #JeSuisCharlie, hashtags that became global rallying cries and expressed solidarity with Parisians after terrorist attacks struck the city two times […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft’s most affordable Lumia smartphone hit store shelves in select markets Monday. Billed as the company’s most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar, Skype and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant. Documents saved to OneDrive can […]

Catwalk beauty trends of 2015

Catwalk beauty trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Sometimes the beauty trends we see on the fashion catwalks can seem a little too bold for everyday life, but 2015 was a good year for accessible trends. From the Autumn/Winter 2015 shows to the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion weeks, there was a strong leaning towards a natural and attainable makeup look — here […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

(Washington-AFP) – The global market for wearable tech surged in the third quarter, fueled by the Apple watch and gains from Chinese manufacturers, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm IDC said some 21.7 million wearables were sold in the past quarter, a jump of 197 percent. Fitness tracker maker Fitbit maintained the top […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

(Relaxnews) – Ultra-sophisticated and very discreet despite her impressive CV, Toni Garrn, 23, has been chosen by the luxury house Elie Saab to replace Anja Rubik as the face of its signature perfume. This young German is well-loved and sought after by the very select luxury and couture worlds, but she is less well known […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Hawaiian fish bowls, the “thermonuclear” flavors of Nashville fried chicken and turmeric are predicted to become major food trends in 2016 according to a restaurant consultant group. After keeping tabs on some of the new and emerging trends over the last year, New York-based group Baum + Whiteman released their crystal ball predictions […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Kylie Jenner’s new lip kit sells out instantly

Kylie Jenner’s new lip kit sells out instantly

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner’s world-famous pillowy pout might be down to injectable fillers, but that hasn’t stopped her new lip cosmetics kit from selling out almost instantly as beauty-lovers everywhere clamor to recreate her look. “Lip Kit by Kylie” launched Monday after the reality TV star and entrepreneur first teased the project back in August. […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

(Relaxnews) – River Island’s next high-profile collaboration will be with London-based knitwear label Sibling, reports British Vogue. Sibling will be the next in a long list of celebrity and designer collaborations with the UK high street store on their Design Forum collection, with previous names including UK designer Katie Eary and US singer Rihanna. Sibling designer Cozette McCreery […]

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Fashion from another galaxy was the talk of the industry in London last week with the star-studded event “Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force” event. Ten British designers came together to create garments inspired by George Lucas’s famous space fantasy franchise ahead of the release of the movie “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” […]

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 […]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

(Relaxnews) – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stars in fashion brand Burberry’s latest campaign for the holiday season, and as part of its Burberry Festive Campaign, the brand has revealed a racy new shot of Huntington-Whiteley modeling a monogrammed Heritage Check Scarf. Other shots see Huntington-Whiteley starring with fellow ambassadors model Naomi Campbell and English musician […]

British Airways and Barcelona win big at NatGeo Traveller UK reader awards

British Airways and Barcelona win big at NatGeo Traveller UK reader awards

(Relaxnews) – Barcelona beat out Paris and Rome to take the title of favorite short-haul city destination among readers of National Geographic Traveller UK. In their inaugural reader awards 2015, the British edition of NatGeo asked readers to vote for their favorite destinations, airlines, hotel groups, attractions and travel website. The arresting, surreal and whimsical […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film for Chanel

Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film for Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Kristen Stewart’s next big screen moment comes courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld, who has chosen the actress to appear in his latest short film “Once and Forever.” The US star plays alongside Geraldine Chaplin in the film, which was shot in Paris. The two women play the roles of actresses preparing to star in […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Broth may have fallen out of fashion, but this light and nutritionally rich soup has been making a comeback in the last few years and is all the rage this winter among the health conscious while it has also returned to the menus of several top French chefs. Brodo, the first broth bar […]

Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

(San Francisco-AFP) – A Facebook tool that let people check whether friends were safe after deadly attacks in Paris will be used more widely in the future, the social network said. The announcement came amid criticism that the “Safety Check” feature was not activated for other bombings, such as Thursday’s blasts in Beirut that rank […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google Photos to help users save space

Google Photos to help users save space

(Relaxnews) – Google Photos is rolling out a series of changes, including one that will help users free up space. Announced on Google+, the first two changes are rolling out on Android starting on Tuesday and include a “Free Up Space” button on the Settings screen that will prompt the user to bulk-delete copies of photos […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Christopher Bailey has been getting into the festive spirit with his latest project — a Christmas tree for Claridge’s hotel in London. The Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer’s “Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2015” has been unveiled in the hotel lobby, and the result is in striking contrast to the art […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

(Geneva-AFP) – They are not in the room rubbing shoulders with traditional wealthy buyers, instead choosing to remain in the shadows, making their multi-million bids by telephone. Asian millionaires and billionaires have this week discretely stolen the show at a range of auctions, dishing out record sums for works of art and precious gemstones put […]

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

(Relaxnews) – The Internet of Things is in for rapid growth, forecasts Gartner, Inc., with 6.4 billion devices predicted for 2016, and 20.8bn by 2020. “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending,” said Jim Tully, Gartner VP […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fur is on-trend for Fall-Winter 2015-2016

Fur is on-trend for Fall-Winter 2015-2016

(Relaxnews) – Fur, that much-debated subject, is a key fashion trend this season. Designers shifted their interest to both real and faux versions to keep us warm and snuggly this winter. Here are our picks of the fur pieces displayed at the fashion shows. Fox, mink and rabbit were just some of the types of fur […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

(Kyoto, Japan-AFP) – A craving for fast food presents few obstacles to most people, but for Japan’s dainty, doll-like geishas, it calls for a daring undercover operation — and a cunning disguise. While strictly taboo for a geisha to be seen munching French fries, some “geiko” — as they are known in the ancient city […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

(Relaxnews) – As the first models pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow hit the shelves, manufacturers are preparing to update their high-end phones with this new version of Google’s mobile operating system. As for each version of Android that has been released, it will be installed in priority in the Nexus range — the new handsets […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner is already seeing her diary filling up for next year, having secured a Woodies sunglasses campaign in downtown LA for summer 2016. The US model will star in a billboard campaign for the eco-friendly brand, which specializes in bamboo wood sunglasses and watches. Jenner first worked with the brand back when […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled its 2015 festive advertising campaign which pays tribute to the 15th anniversary of the cult ballet movie “Billy Elliot”. Burberry’s short film for the occasion features a star-studded cast including British musician Sir Elton John, who provided the score for the movie’s theater adaptation, and the UK actress Julie Walters, […]

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

(Relaxnews) – Following in the wake of its web browser, the anonymous network Tor has released a beta version of a new instant messenger. Tor Messenger is a new instant messaging program based on Instantbird, an open source instant messenger client provided by the Mozilla Foundation. This new program is already compatible with several networks […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The call of the East: Malaysia Fashion Week set to showcase the continent’s hottest new designers

The call of the East: Malaysia Fashion Week set to showcase the continent’s hottest new designers

(Relaxnews) – The fashion spotlight is set to swing over to Southeast Asia in November with the opening of Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) 2015. Officially launched this fall in Paris, the second annual edition of MFW will showcase the Spring/Summer 2016 collections of over 60 Malaysian and over 30 international designers, all overseen by the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
El Nino covers arid Atacama desert in flowers

El Nino covers arid Atacama desert in flowers

(Copiapó, Chile-AFP) – Here’s a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Nino: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile’s Atacama desert, the most arid in the world. The cyclical warming of the central Pacific may be causing droughts and floods in various parts of the world, but in the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Parisian jeweler Mauboussin adds a bejeweled bottle to its perfume line

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin adds a bejeweled bottle to its perfume line

(Relaxnews) – Parisian jewelry house Mauboussin’s latest fragrance, “Promise me,” is an olfactory tribute to its iconic “Le Premier Jour” ring. The new scent is set to hit retail this month in two formats. Having celebrated happiness with its “À la folie” eau de parfum, the French jeweler Mauboussin has returned to the theme of love […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

(Relaxnews) – Users who activate Samsung Pay on their devices before November 8 will be sent a free wireless charger. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that they had passed the 1 million users milestone and now they are encouraging even more registrations with the offer of a free wireless charger for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

(Relaxnews) – The Russian model Irina Shayk officially became a L’Oréal Paris ambassador on October 28. This is a highly-coveted role which ranks her among the most influential top models in the world. Let’s take a look at Irina Shayk’s gradual but steady rise to the top. Irina Shayk did not experience the same meteoric […]

Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

(Relaxnews) – Singapore is looking to become a leader in e-commerce, by introducing a mall that combines online and offline shopping, reports TechCrunch. Singpost, Singapore’s postal service provider, has unveiled a mall where shoppers can purchase items in store, order them online from the mall and have them delivered at home. The mall, which will be […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

(Relaxnews) – Google has upped the ceiling cost for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) on its Play Store around the world. The US is not the only country where Google has chosen to lift the maximum price developers can ask for an app and IAPs. To name but a few: Canada has gone from $210 to […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

(Relaxnews) – The chances are that if you find a penny and pick it up, there’s still an all-day possibility of good fortune. However, the same cannot be said of an abandoned flash drive. Pick one of those up and there’s an all-day risk of falling prey to some form of cybercrime. To highlight how […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Fall/Winter 2015-2016: retro fabrics to the fore in womenswear

Fall/Winter 2015-2016: retro fabrics to the fore in womenswear

(Relaxnews) – Four decades — from the 1950s to the 1980s — were a key source of inspiration for the fashion houses’ Fall/Winter season, as seen in the colors, cuts, patterns and especially the fabrics. Suede, shearling and even vinyl are key womenswear components this season. The leading fashion designers’ shows revealed not one but […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Burberry and Mario Testino presenting live photo shoot via Snapchat

Burberry and Mario Testino presenting live photo shoot via Snapchat

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, Snapchat users will be able to tune in to watch a Burberry photo shoot take place in real time. Photographer Mario Testino will be in London capturing the Spring/Summer 2016 campaign, and fashion lovers will be able to watch the shoot in action by following Burberry on Snapchat beginning Thursday at […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

(Relaxnews) – As the holiday season approaches, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has unveiled its Kiss & Love makeup line which is adorned in gold packaging covered in red lips. It’s available this month at selected retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site. Passion, seduction, and desire are the inspiration behind the holiday makeup collection from Yves […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

(Relaxnews) – This year’s “Do us a Flavor” contest winner is Hailey Green, who submitted Southern Biscuits and Gravy as a new Lay’s chip flavor. Four unusual Lays chip flavors have been available in grocery stores over the summer: West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro and Southern Biscuits and Gravy. Consumers were invited […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

(Tokyo-AFP) – Tokyo fashion week drew to a close at the weekend showcasing a sexy new twist on the kimono, as the Japanese classic makes a quiet comeback into women’s wardrobes. In a departure from the heavy silk usually used to make the traditional garb, designers are turning to other fabrics such as jersey, wool […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

(Tokyo-AFP) – Bubblegum-pink hearts, tulle skirts and polka dots: the unapologetically feminine fashion that originated in Tokyo has exploded in the West with Hollywood celebrities earning brickbats for adopting the “girly” style. The hugely popular “kawaii” (cute) look, which blends traditional Japanese concepts of purity and innocence with the doll-like aesthetic embodied by Hello Kitty […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

(Relaxnews) – For the end-of-year celebrations, the US cosmetics brand Kiehl’s has teamed up with the German artist Peter Max to produce a psychedelic collection inspired by pop art. The pope of pop art, as he is called by some, has had fun redesigning the bottles for iconic Kiehl’s products, inspired by his masterpiece “The […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden ·

Diverse consumers overwhelmingly optimistic about financial future

Wells Fargo survey affirms African American, Asian and Hispanic communities more hopeful about finances, managing credit than general population SAN FRANCISCO – Diverse consumers feel optimistic about the current U.S economic outlook, according to the third “How American Buys and Borrows” survey by Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Ipsos. Eighty-eight percent of diverse […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services ·
Orlando is the top US city for runners

Orlando is the top US city for runners

(Relaxnews) – New York, Boston and Chicago have failed to make the cut in a new index of the best cities for those committed to half marathons and full marathons. Instead, the top 10 list, complied by Vitals and based on the number and quality of sports medicine specialists, the number of races the city […]

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday Apple announced the next round of scientific studies and research partners that will be using its ResearchKit to gather health data from participants via their iPhones and Apple Watches. Duke University will be conducting research into the early signs of autism and hopes to employ the iPhone’s front-facing camera so that […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple gives iMac a family makeover

Apple gives iMac a family makeover

(Relaxnews) – Apple has updated its entire iMac family, introducing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The tech giant has also unveiled a new range of wireless accessories including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

(Family Features) Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

(Relaxnews) – The princess-style wedding gown is not for everyone. A number of future brides are looking for original and glamorous pieces but with a touch of quirky details, or even grunge-inspired models. The rock ‘n’ roll bridal trend includes models with shorter hem lengths as well as unusual and unexpected touches and color. A […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in the Swiss car design company’s history, it is set to premiere its latest avant-garde creation in the US rather than Europe. The Etos concept can drive itself but is still a sportscar for those moments when the conditions are just too good for a serious driver not to […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
A new travel-sized bottle for Chanel’s iconic N°5 fragrance

A new travel-sized bottle for Chanel’s iconic N°5 fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the end-of-the-year holidays, French brand Chanel has decided to release its iconic N°5 fragrance in a new takeaway sized flacon. The purse-sized fragrance will be available as of October 16 in boutiques and select retailers. Smaller, perfectly travel-sized and ideal for occasion’s on-the-go, the new bottle format of the emblematic Chanel […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
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 […]

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

(Relaxnews) – If there was one trend that dominated the Spring/Summer 2016 shows that took over New York, London, Milan and Paris over the past few weeks, it was the ruffle. From slouchy and loose to frilly and Victorian-esque, they were everywhere. Peter Copping set the ball rolling in New York with an Oscar de […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
10-year digital brain project shows first results

10-year digital brain project shows first results

(Miami, United States-AFP) – An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired. This so-called “first draft” of the computerized reconstruction of a young rat’s neocortex contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves Star Wars fans. HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds. It’s the latest Star Wars merch to be unveiled ahead of the hotly anticipated film release of Episode VII […]

Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

(Relaxnews) – Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Specialized brands and fashion houses alike have pulled out all the stops to offer luster, volume and couture details in their new […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

(Relaxnews) – Just 5 million followers separate the top five accounts on Instagram, with Taylor Swift followed by 10% of the photo-sharing platform’s user base. Until now, Facebook-owned Instagram has typically shyed away from any sort of network-wide account ranking, with third party sites like SocialBlade plugging the information gap. Musician and pop culture icon […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

(New York-AFP) – Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe. The spate of fresh products, launched before the year-end holiday shopping season, seeks to build on the July launch of Windows 10. Microsoft […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Centerpieces of haute couture collections, wedding gowns and evening gowns stoke the dreams of young women everywhere. These glorious bespoke creations also have significant influence on what wedding gown brands and stores stock. Here’s a look at the most beautiful creations seen at fall/winter 2015-2016 haute couture Fashion Week ahead of New York […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

(Relaxnews) – Mamma mia! American pizza chain Domino’s has announced that it’s opened its first store in the birthplace of the world’s favorite cheesy pie: Italy. Domino’s, one of the biggest pizza delivery chains in the world, opened its first store in Milan Monday, hoping to do what no other American pizza brand has done […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

(Relaxnews) – Taiwanese firm Asus is the latest in a growing number of device-makers to start pre-installing Office productivity apps on its handsets. Google would like everyone in the world to use its apps for note-taking, spreadsheets and inbox management, but Microsoft’s Office still represents the productivity gold standard even as more and more of […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new guidebook for wine lovers that curates the best wineries and gastronomic experiences in established regions like Napa and Tuscany, as well as lesser-known areas like Georgia, Lebanon, Morocco and Slovenia. “Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails” is aimed at travelers interested in a quick wine-soaked getaway, with […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

(Relaxnews) – A major new US fashion museum is getting ready for its grand opening in Atlanta, with an exhibition devoted to Oscar de la Renta set to inaugurate the space. The Oscar de la Renta brand and SCAD — the Savannah College of Art and Design — actually have something of a history, as […]

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

(Relaxnews) – A reworked version of Nile Rogers’ ‘I Want Your Love’ stars lady Gaga, Rogers himself and the Tom Ford fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection Conceived as a unique way of launching the fashion designer’s new campaign, the video sees the singer sharing a catwalk with models The video, excitement about which has been building […]

Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, there isn’t much to tell the iPhone 6 apart from the 6S. And yet, Apple’s latest smartphone does offer a few significant improvements, especially on the photo and video side. 3D Touch technology Just like its predecessor, the iPhone 6S has a 4.7 inch Retina HD display (1334×750 pixels), now […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

(Relaxnews) – With London Fashion Week having come to an end, Natalia Grgona, journalist for Paris Modes TV, shared her impressions on the shows, new trends and top models to follow. What are the top trends as seen at London Fashion Week? Each designer is so different and likes to create his own style vocabulary […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

(Relaxnews) – Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help them achieve and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
MaxMara rides the Ocean waves, Blugirl heads for the beach

MaxMara rides the Ocean waves, Blugirl heads for the beach

(Milan-AFP) – Milan Fashion Week headed for the sea on Thursday as Max Mara unveiled a Spring Summer 2016 womenswear collection that was doused in ocean spray. Blugirl’s legions of young supporters meanwhile were pointed in the direction of the beach in microshorts given a half-buttock bikini cut. They were paired with woven sandals in […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

(Relaxnews) – The new Nexus smartphones, made by LG and Huawei could be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The devices are set to be unveiled by Google in San Francisco on September 29, along with the final version of Android Marshmallow (6.0). Two smartphones of 5.2-inches and 5.7-inches The Nexus 5X and […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
5 ways to stay calm this fall

5 ways to stay calm this fall

(Relaxnews) – You’re back from vacation and the holiday season is fast approaching. We’re giving you the scoop on how to stay calm between busy work schedules, running errands and looking after children. 1.     Smile anyway Believe it or not, flashing a smile could keep you calm and cool, even if nobody’s around to see […]

Five fall foods to bolster your health

Five fall foods to bolster your health

(Relaxnews) – If the fall season gives you tender thoughts of pumpkin-flavored lattes, you’re in luck because there’s a full harvest of health-giving natural foods to discover. We’re giving you the scoop on how to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Apples It may seem obvious, but this fall favorite is rich […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

(New York-AFP) – Showman Marc Jacobs brought New York’s spring/summer fashion week to a sumptuous close with a stunning catwalk display of Americana and 1940s glamour down the red carpet and through a fabled movie theater. The indoor-outdoor show allowed the public and fans to jostle with photographers for a glimpse of the decadent-looking models […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

(Relaxnews) – Two of New York’s most popular maestros of Asian-American eats, David Chang and Danny Bowien, have teamed up to create culinary mash-ups of their signature dishes. If the pair were to have a culinary love child, they surmised, it would have Chang’s Fuku chicken fingers, and Bowien’s spicy chili sauce. Which is how […]

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to source 100 percent cage-free eggs within 10 years (OAK BROOK, Ill.) – To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. “Our customers are increasingly interested in knowing more […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Fall has its rewards — cashmere sweaters, snug outer wear and the chance to test out new hairstyles being just some of them. Get back-to-school hair down pat with these catwalk looks. Loose waves The overwhelming trend on the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks was for long, loosely styled waves for a natural and easy […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

(Relaxnews) – It took Andy George six months and $1,500 to make a single chicken sandwich. Because he made it from scratch. And when George, US-based host of the YouTube series “How to Make Everything” uses the term “scratch,” he’s not just talking about baking bread from flour purchased off the grocery store shelf, and […]

Vintage cartoons and Caribbean vibes: day 5 of New York Fashion Week

Vintage cartoons and Caribbean vibes: day 5 of New York Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – New York Fashion Week continued to surprise and delight on Monday, as the event headed into its fifth day. From cartoon references to Rasta vibes, the city’s catwalks offered up both a fun and sophisticated vision for Spring / Summer 2016. American designer Jeremy Scott put on a frisky show of cartoonish, 1960s-tinged […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

(San Francisco-AFP) – Nearly four years after the death of Steve Jobs, the legacy of the iconic Apple co-founder continues to be debated in books and on film. Jobs so touched the world that many around the globe were struck with grief when he died in his Silicon Valley home on October 5, 2011. A […]

Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

(New York-AFP) – Victoria Beckham sent a high-energy collection of print and color inspired by urban surf down the New York runway Sunday and said she would love to dress Hillary Clinton. The mother of four, wife of retired football legend David Beckham and former Spice Girl, has cemented her place in the fashion industry […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Michelle Phan’s Ipsy attracts major interest

Michelle Phan’s Ipsy attracts major interest

(Relaxnews) – YouTube star Michelle Phan launched online beauty shop Ipsy in 2011; now it’s benefiting from serious  attention. Phan made her name creating makeup and beauty tutorials, and has already partnered with L’Oreal and Lancôme among others. But before those major deals she had already set up her own online subscription service, Ipsy. A […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

(New York, AFP) – The twice-yearly style orgy that is New York Fashion Week kicks off Thursday when the booted and suited may have to sidestep thunderstorms to catch sight of collections for spring-summer 2016. Hollywood stars, buyers and fashion editors from across the planet descend on Gotham to admire the most coveted talent in […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Kim and Julia in Givenchy thrall on 9/11 anniversary

Kim and Julia in Givenchy thrall on 9/11 anniversary

(New York-AFP) – Julia Roberts and Kim Kardashian sat front row at Givenchy’s spectacular New York fashion week debut, a meditation on love to the backdrop of Freedom Tower on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The French giant’s decision to fly across the Atlantic for the first time to unveil a ready-to-wear collection made […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

(San Francisco-AFP) – The new iPhones came as expected. But Apple also moved into the living room with an upgraded streaming TV box and introduced its iPad Pro aimed at reviving the tablet market. At Wednesday’s media event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

(Relaxnews) – It’s official folks. McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out their all-day breakfast menu next month. After months of teasing, the burger giant took to Twitter Tuesday to announce the news, replying to followers and celebrities who had tweeted about all-day breakfast in the past with a series of cheeky GIF blasts. The […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

(Relaxnews) – Toshiba announced its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop today, which will debut at Berlin’s IFA tech show, according to The Verge. Toshiba claims that the new machine will be the “world’s first 12.5-inch Ultra HD 4K convertible” laptop. The Satellite Radius 12 will come out in Full HD or 4K displays, and offer […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

Designer Lela Rose to launch e-commerce site

Designer Lela Rose to launch e-commerce site

(Relaxnews) – American fashion designer Lela Rose will come out with a new company website on September 1 that will feature e-commerce for the first time, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Her collection will be available in near-entirety on lelarose.com, and will include exclusive items, such as a white fringe dress and purses in special web-only colors. […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Women’s fragrances: a sparkling cocktail of flowers and fruit for fall

Women’s fragrances: a sparkling cocktail of flowers and fruit for fall

(Relaxnews) – Generally reserved for the summer months, fragrances bursting with fruit and floral notes will be taking center stage this coming season. Sparkling, ultra feminine and even scrumptious, these new scents are the perfect solution to prolong the summer spirit. Here is an overview of the latest in women’s fragrances to get your perfect […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

(Relaxnews) – Every season, the fashion week season starts off in the Big Apple, with the first round of ready-to-wear shows for the Spring/Summer collections to come. Nicholas K. will open the ball on September 10 and Calvin Klein will wrap up the New York festivities on September 17. Thursday, September 10, 2015 09:00am – Nicholas K. […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

(Relaxnews) – Global chocolate brand KitKat has announced a pledge to use exclusively sustainability-sourced cocoa in all of its products starting in the first quarter of 2016. The brand had already been using sustainably sourced cocoa in some of its markets, but the new announcement means it will extend this practice worldwide, including in the […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s time to kick the habit of counting calories and look at the overall nutritional value of foods to promote better heart health and curb obesity, say experts. Simple dietary adjustments such as boosting omega-3 fatty acid, olive oil and nut intake have all been associated with significant, positive changes to heart health […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

(Relaxnews) – At a time when fashion exhibitions at major museums are enjoying a heyday, a new museum devoted to fashion has just been announced and will open in October in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. The Savannah College of Art and Design is behind the new museum, which will be called SCADfash and will […]

Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

(Relaxnews) – A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln in the UK has succeeded in identifying the psychological mechanisms that lead to confusion regarding what day of the week it is. The results were published in PLOS ONE. We’ve all been confused at some point as to what […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is reportedly set to launch its Office 2016 suite for Windows in September. According to various reports from The Verge and German site WinFuture, the latest iteration of Office will feature better search options, storage, email delivery, and real-time co-authoring in the desktop version of the program. The Mac version of Office 2016 was […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing out a new feature with some of its local city guides that will allow users to attach “foodographs” to restaurants and cafes on Google Maps. According to Android Police, the new feature will be tested out among the community of “level three” local guides — those who’ve contributed more than 50 […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

(Relaxnews) – Along with gold, rose gold and platinum, a luxury customization service will encrust the latest iPhone 6s with 800 diamonds. It hasn’t even hit the market yet, but Goldgenie is opening pre-orders for its 24K gold, rose gold and platinum iPhone 6s collection August 31. The newest iteration of the iPhone, which is […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren is set to unleash sales of its highly anticipated Polo Tech “smart shirt” for men — a year after its initial trial at the 2014 US Open. The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information […]

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

(Relaxnews) – Following on the heels of the unveiling of its second generation 8-inch G Pad earlier this month, LG announced on Monday that it has come out with a new version of the Android tablet. The 10.1-inch G Pad II comes with a larger display at 1920 x 1200, plus a boost in hardware […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paco Rabanne to open a Paris store

Paco Rabanne to open a Paris store

(Relaxnews) – French fashion designer Paco Rabanne is opening a store in Paris, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The fragrance and fashion house will reportedly set up shop in the French capital on Rue Cambon, which is also home to Chanel. The opening could suggest a more emboldened return to retail — Paco Rabanne’s retail location on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

(Relaxnews) – As the 2009 movie “The September Issue” put US Vogue on the Hollywood map, the BBC Two channel has commissioned what it’s calling an “observational documentary series” on the British version. Two episodes of 60 minutes each are scheduled to air in 2016 — the same year as British Vogue’s centenary — reports Women’s […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

(Relaxnews) – Tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a new study suggests kids who reported eating more of them had less body and belly fat than those who didn’t. The ratio of PUFAs to saturated fatty acids (SFAs) was an important factor, for kids who consumed more […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

(Relaxnews) – At its Unpacked 2015 event, Samsung teased its new Gear S2 smartwatch and then followed with an advertizing ‘lookbook’. On August 13, Samsung teased a brief image of the new Gear S2 smartwatch during its Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Shortly after the announcement, the company tweeted a link to a fashion […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

With temperatures reaching triple digits, SCE reminds customers to stay as cool and safe as possible By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom Southern California Edison – It’s about to get a lot hotter in Southern California. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the area starting Friday. Relief from the triple-digit temperatures is not expected until early next […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
Triber, an app to find your friends

Triber, an app to find your friends

(Relaxnews) – Who hasn’t lost track of their friends in a crowd or looked for someone in a restaurant? The Triber app has found the solution to this kind of situation: geolocation. In this period of summer festivals, picnics and tanning sessions on the beach, the Triber app is ever more useful. It works like […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Dallas/Fort Worth airport gets new duty-free shopping space

Dallas/Fort Worth airport gets new duty-free shopping space

(Relaxnews) – The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will add a luxury duty-free shopping experience to its Terminal D, reports The New York Times. The upgrade will see six shopping areas spread over 20,000 square feet of space, to include both luxury and premium retail brands. Local retailers like western clothing and accessories line Bohlin Company and […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

Customers who were without power for more than 24 hours will get a $100 credit By Mary Ann Milbourn Southern California Edison (SCE) will provide a $100 bill credit to those who were without power for more than 24 hours during the latest outage in downtown Long Beach, and crews have begun tethering more than 300 manhole […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Ralph Lauren unveils kids Fall 2015 collection in Neverland-themed runway show

Ralph Lauren unveils kids Fall 2015 collection in Neverland-themed runway show

(Relaxnews) – Ralph Lauren put on a dreamlike show for his childrenswear Fall 2015 Polo collection in New York this week. Central Park Zoo was transformed into a “Neverland” inspired, adventure-themed wonderland for the event, which saw “Pan” actor Levi Miller walking the runway as the fashion house’s new childrenswear ambassador. Other rising stars on […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Add spice for a longer life?

Add spice for a longer life?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study, researchers said Tuesday. But they cautioned it was too early to draw a final conclusion on the potential benefits of fiery fare, and urged further research that may lead to “updated dietary recommendations”. […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

(New York, United States-AFP) – Kellogg’s will ban artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals worldwide including Special K and Frosted Flakes, it said Wednesday. The American food multinational said its transition to all-natural ingredients in its cereals and snack bars should be done by 2018. Consumers, and especially Americans, have shown a […]

SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (SCE) crews continue to inspect hundreds of underground vaults as they work to restore power Friday to the remaining 260 Long Beach customers affected by Thursday’s outage. SCE crews will attempt to restore power to some customers between 6-10 p.m. tonight. Due to the extent of the damage, some areas may still be without power overnight. If additional issues […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Utilitarian futurism is the key look for H&M’s AW15 Studio collection

Utilitarian futurism is the key look for H&M’s AW15 Studio collection

(Relaxnews) – Utilitarian futurism, sports luxe and “starburst shine” are the themes for the latest H&M Studio collection, unveiled Monday. The Autumn/Winter 2015 line focuses on the essential item of the season, the roll neck. Zip-up coats, lurex knits and flared trousers also feature heavily in the tomboy-themed collection. Supermodel Kendall Jenner has already been […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Jessica Alba stands by her company’s sunscreen amidst viral complaints

Jessica Alba stands by her company’s sunscreen amidst viral complaints

(Relaxnews) – Jessica Alba is defending the quality of her Honest Company’s sunscreen, following a public flogging from disgruntled customers who complained of suffering burns after applying the lotion. Photos of sunburned heads, backs and chests posted on Twitter have gone viral in the last few days. An investigation into consumer complaints by NBC 5 Chicago found that while […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

(Relaxnews) – Thought that news of an emoji-themed film couldn’t be topped? How about a film based entirely on the Pez dispenser? That’s right. The pastel-colored candies that are really just fillers for the iconic Pez dispenser are being given their own animated movie treatment, reports The Hollywood Reporter. An Austrian invention, the pocket-sized, mechanical candy […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

(Relaxnews) – Lonely Planet has announced plans to expand their travel-related food coverage with the release of a new cookbook series that aims to transport readers around the world via their taste buds. For the series, dubbed “From the Source,” Lonely Planet dispatched local food writers in destinations such as Italy and Thailand to scour […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Groupon launches own food delivery service

Groupon launches own food delivery service

(Relaxnews) – Less than a month after acquiring the food delivery business OrderUp, Groupon has unveiled Groupon To Go its new US delivery and takeout service. Starting out in Chicago, where it has since March been pilot testing with 500 restaurants, Groupon says the service is ready to expand to other areas, with Boston and […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

(Relaxnews) – London has caught up to the likes of New York and San Francisco with the launch of a new delivery service that will allow foodies to eat Michelin-starred meals in their sweatpants while watching the telly. In recent years, the US dining scene has expanded the notion of traditional delivery service beyond greasy […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Chloé is celebrating friendship this autumn with its new Fall-Winter 2015 campaign. The French fashion house is paying homage to its heritage with the campaign, referencing the time in 1952 when founder Gaby Aghion borrowed her friend’s name to launch the brand. Starring friends and colleagues the Polish model Anja Rubik and German […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

(Relaxnews) – A Lancashire cheese, manchego, stilton and Dutch cheesemaker emerged the big winners at an international cheese show in the UK this week. It’s the dream job for cheese lovers. At the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, 200 experts sniffed, inspected and savored cheese submissions from 31 countries before handing out trophies to the […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists believes that fat deserves to be called the sixth taste and have even invented a new name for it: oleogustus. After sweet, sour, salty and bitter, as well as the most recently acknowledged flavor profile on the palate, umami, scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have published a […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

(Relaxnews) – Charleston dining institution Husk, which serves distinctly Southern dishes, has been named the shining example of American cuisine in a list of top 100 restaurants that curates the best in local, regional, and sustainable dining. In the second edition of the “2015 Fresh List” prepared by restaurant rating system Opinionated About Dining, Husk […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

(Relaxnews) – There are already more than two connected or smart devices accessing the web for every person on the planet but this is very much just the beginning. According to new data from Juniper Research, the Internet of Things (IoT) may well still be in a nascent stage as far as consumers are concerned, […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet at a press conference next month in New York. Though the South Korean tech giant, like other companies, normally uses the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin as a launchpad for new products, this year Samsung announced plans to hold a separate […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

(Colombo, Sri Lanka-AFP) – Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said officials signed an agreement with Google in the capital Colombo to launch the helium-filled, high-tech balloons […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

(Washington-AFP) – Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Those are among the findings of a seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits released Tuesday by Motorola, the newly acquired […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Fall 2015 makeup: Chanel draws its inspiration from the turning leaves of autumn

Fall 2015 makeup: Chanel draws its inspiration from the turning leaves of autumn

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand has unveiled its latest makeup collection, “Les Automnales”, featuring plays of shadow and light and a palette of natural colors inspired by the fall season. The new color collection will be available in stores this fall. With this new fall 2015 collection, the Chanel Makeup Studio combines a range […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

(Relaxnews) – Eyewear brand Revo has announced that U2 frontman Bono has designed a capsule collection for the brand that will launch in the fall. Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma 20 years ago, is partnering with the brand on an initiative called “Buy Vision, Give Sight,” intended to improve access to eyecare in under-resourced […]

Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

(Relaxnews) – They may not come in trucks, per se. But Uber has commissioned its fleet of private rideshare vehicles around the world to become purveyors of ice cream — and all-round happiness — for one day only. On Friday, July 24, poor schmucks stuck at the office can place an order for ice creams […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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