Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday night and hosted by Seth Meyers, the Emmy Awards once again named “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” as the top shows in their categories. But more than a forum for recognizing excellence, the prestigious ceremony is also one more opportunity for celebrities to entertain us, as seen in these highlights from […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

(Relaxnews) – Just weeks after announcing the availability of its first curved ultra-high definition LCD TVs, the company has just brought the world’s first OLED ultra-high-definition television sets to market. Until now, the only ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV sets on sale — curved or flat — have used LCD panels which are fine but which need […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a hardened wine snob, you might want to stop reading right about now. Because in what could be considered unthinkable for serious oenophiles, La Raima involves flinging wine grapes at each other in a messy, purple, sticky food fight. You could call it the fruitier version of Spain’s infamous Tomatina. Only […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro earlier this year, the Philippines has slipped further down the pole in terms of peace. The Philippines ranked 134th out of 162 countries in the Global Peace Index for 2014, down five notches from last year. The country remains one of […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines this coming January may take on a stronger Filipino flavor as organizers consider ferrying him around in a jeepney. Former Ambassador to the Holy See Henrietta de Villa, a member of the preparatory committee, said this is one of the options they are considering. “Nothing is […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

They are not yet a couple but Erik Santos has finally confirmed that he and fellow singer Angeline Quinto are now exclusively dating. “Exclusively dating kasi wala namang iba,” Santos said in an interview on “Kris TV” on Wednesday. Asked if he would still allow Quinto to date other guys, Santos replied: “Okay lang kung […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

This was the reaction of Andi Eigenmann when asked whether there is truth to rumors that she is “stalking” her former boyfriend, actor Albie Casino, three years after their controversial split. “Marami naman akong ginagawa sa buhay ko,” Eigenmann said. “Busy ako, hindi ko kailangan gawin ‘yon! And no. Not at all, okay? I have […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

“It’s Showtime” hosts Anne Curtis and Kim Atienza are the new “disaster ambassadors” of government weather monitoring arm DOST-Project NOAH. In an Instagram post, the Kapamilya actress, one of the country’s most influential celebrities, said she and Atienza met with Project NOAH executive director Dr. Mahar Lagmay on Wednesday morning. She went on to promote […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino slams naysayers in Heroes Day speech

Aquino slams naysayers in Heroes Day speech

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Stay away from people who pretend to push for reforms but are in fact peddling lies, President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday. Aquino, who led the celebration of National Heroes Day, said that while many nameless Filipinos strive to contribute to the country’s development, there are some who instead sow discord. […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – With the setting sun glittering on the Hudson, nearly 5,000 people turned out Monday for the fourth edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White), dressed to the nines. In what amounts to a flashmob sunset picnic, diners get details of the event with virtually no notice, and turn up all in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Monday nights were never supposed to be this fun. The best of American television graced the red carpet at the annual 66th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles — moved from a Sunday to Monday for scheduling reasons — and there was no doubt what the dominant theme of the evening was in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

(Relaxnews) – The 66th Emmy Awards took place Monday night, honoring “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” once again in the top categories. Below is a recap of the ceremony. “Breaking Bad” goes out with a bang Widely regarded as one of the best TV series of its time, AMC’s drama ended last year after five […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Monday dismissed his next opponent, undefeated American Chris Algieri, as merely an “okay” fighter as the build-up began to their upcoming contest. Pacquiao (56-5-2) will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old former kickboxer Algieri (20-0) on […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The revision of the 80-year-old Revised Penal Code has finally been completed after three years of drafting, and is now ready to be endorsed to Congress for passage. Among the changes proposed in the draft were the removal of Spanish terms like reclusion perpetua, and the lowering of criminal liability age to […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

(Relaxnews) – With interest in Major League Soccer on the rise in the US, American football is looking to gain recognition abroad. College ball will soon be spiraling into the international airwaves as the Pac-12 conference launches its own YouTube channel. In lay terms, that means 12 universities in the western US will be showcasing […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

(INGLEWOOD, United States-AFP) – Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at Sunday’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles. The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for “Fancy,” and […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nuxe celebrates 20 years of Rêve de Miel lip balm

Nuxe celebrates 20 years of Rêve de Miel lip balm

(Relaxnews) – This October, Nuxe is launching three limited editions of its famous Rêve de Miel ultra-nourishing lip balm. Fans of the product will be able to choose between three themes: love, smart and pop. The first, with a hot pink cover, is for those who want to give into their passionate and bubbly side, […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas with a sweet tooth in London may want to put The Berkeley on their agenda, as the luxury hotel has teamed up with Jimmy Choo to offer an English tea service inspired by the shoe designer. To create the edible ‘Choo collection,’ pastry chefs pored over the brand’s iconic shoes and accessories […]

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

(Relaxnews) – Spirits are increasingly going hybrid, with unexpected liquors being mixed together to form two-for-one bottles like Vodquila and cognac-spiked vodka. Grey Goose Vodka is the latest to jump on the industry-wide trend, with the launch of Grey Goose VX in the US, vodka spiked with a cognac made exclusively for the brand that […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US TV season rich in mystery and horror

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year’s programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery. The glitzy names being served up include the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen, Guillermo del Toro, Liv Tyler and Halle Berry. One program, “The […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

(Relaxnews) – Know the lines to the Julia Roberts movie “Pretty Woman” off by heart? The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills has launched a weekend package that allows guests to recreate key moments from the movie. As the primary filming location for the 1990 film, the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire played a supporting role […]

Crutches, reinvented, enable hands-free recovery from lower leg injuries

Crutches, reinvented, enable hands-free recovery from lower leg injuries

(Relaxnews) – Imagine crutches — or make that a crutch — that requires no cumbersome upper body effort and simplifies the transition from sitting to standing. For anyone who sprains an ankle or otherwise in the future, the road to recovery is looking easier and less restrictive. The Sit & Stand crutch engages the thigh […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

(Relaxnews) – An increasingly sedentary lifestyle in which people can’t put down their mobile devices has led app developers to believe there could be a pot of gold in motivating people to exercise by means of gamified fitness, though researchers says the gaming aspect could have limited long-term success. “It’s just been assumed that gamified […]

NASA launches crowdsourcing project to identify photos of cities taken from space

NASA launches crowdsourcing project to identify photos of cities taken from space

(Relaxnews) – NASA has launched a crowdsourcing project in an appeal to the public to help identify some of its 1.8 million archive photos. Hundreds of thousands of images taken from the International Space Station of cities on the planet have been added to a public gallery as part of “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography […]

Sedans and SUVs in the cards for Lotus

Sedans and SUVs in the cards for Lotus

(Relaxnews) – Sports car manufacturer Lotus could soon introduce its first sedans and SUVs as an initiative of its new CEO, the Luxembourger Jean-Marc Gales. Leaked by an anonymous source to the newspaper Utusan Malaysia, the report is currently making the rounds in the international automotive press. Though currently focused exclusively on sports cars, Lotus […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Madonna clothing, lyrics to hit auction block

Madonna clothing, lyrics to hit auction block

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Madonna memorabilia including nude photographs of the Queen of Pop will go on sale in November at an auction that will also include some of her most famous outfits and some of her lyrics. The Marilyn Monroe-inspired gown and jewelry that Madonna donned in her 1984 “Material Girl” music video will also […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of what is […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

(Relaxnews) – For all the wannabe astronauts and thrill seekers in the world, a zero-gravity commercial airline may be headed to the skies near you, allowing you to channel your inner Chris Hadfield — or Sandra Bullock. Bookings have opened for the S3 ZeroG, a modified Airbus out of Switzerland that will hit up destinations […]

The app has overtaken the internet

The app has overtaken the internet

(Relaxnews) – Consumers now spend more time consuming digital content via smartphone and tablet apps than they do via surfing the web — either on a handset or on the desktop. The average US smartphone user now spends 88 percent of his or her time when using a handset within an app and just 12 […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hungry? Jones Soda launches a peanut butter and jelly beverage

Hungry? Jones Soda launches a peanut butter and jelly beverage

(Relaxnews) – To mark the back-to-school season, when lunchboxes across North America get filled with sticky peanut butter and jam sandwiches, gourmet soda company Jones Soda has launched a PB&J-flavored drink. From the same company that’s bottled the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner — green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and butter, cranberry, turkey and gravy — […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘True Detective’ season two to enter production in September

‘True Detective’ season two to enter production in September

(Relaxnews) – While the show’s first run was aired from January 2014, the second season is not due until July 2015 and production has not yet begun, revealed HBO programming director Michael Lombardo. According to the HBO executive, speaking at the recent Edinburgh TV Festival, the second season of “True Detective” is due to begin […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
MAC unveils ‘The Simpsons’ makeup collection

MAC unveils ‘The Simpsons’ makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – Announced some time ago, the makeup line inspired by America’s longest-running animated series has finally made its debut. MAC presents the highly anticipated collection in a series of new photos. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved yellow family, MAC has created a makeup collection devoted to its matriarch, Marge Simpson. And […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Photos ·
Spielberg developing series based on ‘Minority Report’

Spielberg developing series based on ‘Minority Report’

(Relaxnews) – The filmmaker and prolific TV producer has brought in “Godzilla” screenwriter Max Borenstein to write a series based on his 2002 sci-fi action movie, according to the Wrap. Adapted from the eponymous short story by Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” was well received by audiences and critics. Headlined by Tom Cruise and Colin […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Infiniti reveals first China-only car

Infiniti reveals first China-only car

(Relaxnews) – The new Q50L is the first car from the premium Japanese manufacturer developed exclusively for the Chinese market and will also be the first Infiniti to be built in China. Although based on the existing Q50 executive sedan, Infiniti claims that the L is a result of “listening closely to customers’ needs” in […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Nadja Bender models H&M Studio fall collection

Nadja Bender models H&M Studio fall collection

(Relaxnews) – H&M Studio, the Swedish apparel chain’s signature line presented on the runways each season, will launch its latest collection from September 4. To present the looks from its Fall 2014 line, the brand enlisted the help of Danish model Nadja Bender for a series of campaign photos with a casual, fitting room ambiance. […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Tickling the ear could lead to better heart health: study

Tickling the ear could lead to better heart health: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Leeds say the ear could be the key to one’s heart, for stimulating the nerves in the ear could distract nervous signals that are overexerting a heart in poor health. The research team conducted their experiments on 34 participants using a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine, a […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Kate Moss directs Lara Stone in a short for Vogue UK

Kate Moss directs Lara Stone in a short for Vogue UK

(Relaxnews) – After going behind the lens as a photographer, Kate Moss has moved on to the director’s chair with her first short film. Titled “The Wolf in Her,” the video has a runtime of 2:30 and was released as a companion to the magazine’s September issue. Last year, Vogue UK announced that Kate Moss […]

Sacramento patient  isolated for Ebola testing

Sacramento patient isolated for Ebola testing

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been put in isolation at a hospital in Sacramento, California, health group Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday. “We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Wildfire near Yosemite sparks 13,000 evacuation orders  13,000 evacuation orders

Wildfire near Yosemite sparks 13,000 evacuation orders 13,000 evacuation orders

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Californian authorities said Tuesday they have issued more than 13,000 evacuation orders near Yosemite National Park due to a wildfire encroaching on the US tourist attraction. Some 600 firefighters were battling the blaze that so far has burned some 1,200 acres (500 hectares), according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. With […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

(Relaxnews) – Just after nabbing Benedict Cumberbatch to voice the tiger Shere Khan, Andy Serkis’s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling work has picked up two more A-list actors, the Hollywood Reporter reveals. “Batman” star Christian Bale will lend his voice to Bagheera the panther, while Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett will be heard as Kaa the snake […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

(Relaxnews) – A growing list of chefs around the world have joined the viral ice bucket challenge for ALS, including Gordon Ramsay, Rene Redzepi, Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain. The list of participants has been growing thanks to chefs nominating fellow chefs. In a friendly rivalry, Ripert, chef of the Michelin-starred New York restaurant Le […]

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

(Relaxnews) – A British study finds that walking, cycling and yes, even taking public transportation to work are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition when compared against those who drive. A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London collected and assessed 7,534 […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

(Relaxnews) – New pages on the Adidas website oriented towards app developers indicate that Adidas might soon be opening its miCoach platform for compatibility with other apps. It’s likely the miCoach tools for fitness tracking and perhaps even coaching will soon be accessible from many apps unrelated to Adidas. MiCoach is the platform of Adidas’s […]

Big weddings, few partners could be the formula for a happy marriage: study

Big weddings, few partners could be the formula for a happy marriage: study

(Relaxnews) – A big wedding celebration preceded by few romantic relationships for both the bride and the groom could be a positive sign that they will be happy together years down the road, according to researchers at the University of Virginia. Those are the two principal findings in a new report from the National Marriage […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

(Relaxnews) – The hat that sparked a social media sensation when worn by Pharrell Williams to the Grammy Awards earlier this year is now set to go on display at the Newseum, Washington DC. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, the “Buffalo Hat” proved to be such a talking point that the singer later sold it on […]

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

(Relaxnews) – Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, who first shot to fame in ’90s boy band 98 Degrees, will be starring in a new reality TV series chronicling their attempts to open a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Set to premiere in 2015, “Lachey’s Bar” will follow the pair as they fulfill a […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 (AFP) – Former president George W. Bush took the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig’s disease research Wednesday, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same. “To you all that challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Parents of US journalist Foley praise their ‘fearless’ son

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their ‘fearless’ son

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 (AFP) – Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their “fearless” son. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video of Foley’s beheading late Tuesday, including from French journalists who revealed they […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing ‘s only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Promotions, Sports & Recreation ·
Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes has added another feather to his cap – this time as International Youth Ambassador for Peace. Dingdong was bestowed the honor at the second International Youth Assembly held at the Cuneta Astrodome recently in an effort to “strengthen the youth, rebuild nations and promote peace.” The 34-year old, who celebrated his birthday on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Former gov’t officials: No to term extension for president

Former gov’t officials: No to term extension for president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO) urged the administration not to pursue amendments to the Constitution at this time, reminding the President that such announcements in the past have had undesirable consequences. In a statement, the group led by former Education Undersecretary Isagani Cruz said similar statements in the past were met […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ASEAN integration to have positive impact on youth

ASEAN integration to have positive impact on youth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) will have a positive impact on youth, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Friday. He made this statement while speaking before attendees of the first-ever “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Goldberg also told the 100 […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

(Relaxnews) – The Hong Kong airline will be providing its first-class customers with menus cooked by renowned chefs as part of a partnership with the luxury hotel brand. These creations will available starting in September. From the fall until the end of the year, two Mandarin Oriental chefs will take turns serving gourmet dishes on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

(Relaxnews) – We are constantly being told that inactivity is the disease of modern life, but one enterprising designer has come up with a furniture concept to discourage sedentary behavior. French design graduate Benoît Malta has created a two-legged chair as part of his diploma project “Inactivité,” which requires the user to shift position in order to […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

(Relaxnews) – Accepting a dare from “Minecraft” creator Markus Persson, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, underwent a stone cold drenching in the name of charity and goodwill. Markus Persson, whose “Minecraft” has sold tens of millions of copies across PC, console and mobile, underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge himself on August 17, having been […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Juliette Lewis plays a frustrated suburban mom in ‘Kelly & Cal’

Juliette Lewis plays a frustrated suburban mom in ‘Kelly & Cal’

(Relaxnews) – The trailer for Jen McGowan’s dramatic comedy starring Juliette Lewis has hit the internet. Honored with an SXSW Gamechanger Award last March, “Kelly & Cal” features Juliette Lewis as a former punk rocker settling into her new life as a suburban mom. Nostalgic for her past life, she meets Cal (Jonny Weston, seen […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Keanu Reeves to play hitman in ‘Rain’

Keanu Reeves to play hitman in ‘Rain’

(Relaxnews) – According to Deadline, Keanu Reeves has joined the expanding list of movie stars crossing over to the small screen. The actor will be the executive producer and star of “Rain.” Adapted from the “John Rain” thriller book series by American author Barry Eisler, the drama will follow a Japanese-American hit man, played by […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

(Relaxnews) – Blending the very old with the extremely new, the Renovo Coupe might look like a 50-year-old classic from the outside, but under the hood, where you’d normally find a big block V8, it has an electric engine and battery pack instead, capable of catapulting the car from a standstill to 60mph in just […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jessy: JM deserves to be back in showbiz

Jessy: JM deserves to be back in showbiz

Actress Jessy Mendiola said she’s happy that her former boyfriend, actor JM de Guzman is finally back to work. However, Mendoza said she doesn’t want to dwell on the past. “Basta masaya ako na nakabalik na siya kasi matagal na din naming sinasabi na sana makabalik na siya. Now, that all is well ay huwag […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bugatti launches first clothing line

Bugatti launches first clothing line

(Relaxnews) – The Bugatti Legends Capsule Collection is as exclusive as the cars on which it is based. So much so that only 36 people in the world will ever get the chance to add a piece of it to their wardrobes. A year ago, the German-owned hypercar company set out to create six limited […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Motoring ·
Summer break film selection: ‘Ida’

Summer break film selection: ‘Ida’

(Relaxnews) – Catch up with a recent film experience in our summer series. Today, 2013 film “Ida,” about a young orphan on the trail of her family’s history. On the verge of committing to life in the nunnery where she was brought up, Anna is required to visit any remaining family first. Setting out for […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
McLaren 500S to arrive in 2015

McLaren 500S to arrive in 2015

(Relaxnews) – After presenting the P1 GTR concept and a racetrack version of the 650S at Pebble Beach, McLaren is reportedly preparing the 500S, which will be more affordable and less powerful than the 650S. This entry-level model will likely be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, according to the British publication Car Magazine. […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Worldwide box office: ‘The Expendables 3’ crushed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Worldwide box office: ‘The Expendables 3’ crushed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

(Relaxnews) – Although highly anticipated, the third film about the adventures of Sylvester Stallone and his muscled friends only grossed a disappointing $31.2M in its first weekend. Already illegally downloaded over 2 million times, did “The Expendables 3” suffer because of piracy? While the two first films hit the jackpot, the new movie only $16.2M […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pizza chain to launch marijuana-laced sauces in US

Pizza chain to launch marijuana-laced sauces in US

(Relaxnews) – It may sound half-baked but a pizza chain is developing a line of pizza sauces made with cannabis for states in the US where weed is legal for medical or recreational use. Unique Pizza and Subs based out of Pennsylvania is adding more to its pizza sauce than just oregano and thyme, as the […]

Curved screens, 4K, gaming: innovative monitors from LG

Curved screens, 4K, gaming: innovative monitors from LG

(Relaxnews) – The South Korean manufacturer is slated to unveil the world’s first curved, 21:9 format IPS monitor at IFA 2014, which takes place September 5-10 in Berlin. Determined to make a splash at the electronics trade show, LG is also presenting the first monitor dedicated to digital ultra-HD (4K) cinema, as well as a […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The National Guard, America’s citizen soldiers

The National Guard, America’s citizen soldiers

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The National Guard is a centuries-old militia network that has served crucial roles in several US security operations, testing its mettle in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as on riot-plagued streets back home. Its Missouri units deployed on Monday to help police in the heartland town of Ferguson, the […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine director of an international award-winning movie returned home Monday to presidential accolades and the challenge of finding an audience for his five-hour film. Lav Diaz, whose movie “From What Is Before” scooped the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the prestigious Locarno film festival in Switzerland at the weekend, said his […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Beauty: ‘Ngayon lang ako napansin’

Beauty: ‘Ngayon lang ako napansin’

Beauty Gonzalez, who entered showbiz in 2008 after her “Pinoy Big Brother” stint, said she only started to gain attention after her recent weight loss. The 23-year-old actress said she has no plans of settling down anytime soon with her non-showbiz boyfriend. She said she has only started gaining momentum in her career. “Hindi pa […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PNoy inaugurates DAP-funded bridge in Cagayan

PNoy inaugurates DAP-funded bridge in Cagayan

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday inaugurated a P600-million bridge in Cagayan partially funded under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Aquino led the ceremonial unveiling of a marker on the bridge located in Tuao town, named after his slain father, the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III. The 300-meter Ninoy Aquino […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Escudero says govt should takeover MRT Holdings for better service

Escudero says govt should takeover MRT Holdings for better service

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Monday proposed a government takeover of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 so the public can get better service from the mass transport system. His statement came less than a week after an MRT train went out of control and slammed through a steel a barrier at […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

(Relaxnews) – One way to feel the breeze on a hot summer day is to create it by strapping on your inline skates and zooming into motion. We’ve found some places around the world, including scenic trails and motor raceways open to inline skaters, that could make for an unforgettable summer. That’s right, motor raceways […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

Camping trendwatch: Hanging tents go ‘glamp’

(Relaxnews) – Primitive protection from predators, 18th century engineering and a design indicative of modern day ingenuity all come into play in camping’s trend of hanging tents. Due to its airy, appealing design intended to provide panoramic views, the most recent addition is being labeled as a “glamping” tool for camping’s elite. The Roomoon is […]

Reduction in age of dependant child is now in effect

Reduction in age of dependant child is now in effect

Applicants who are including dependant children on a permanent resident application must now be aware of new rules regarding age of dependant children. In the past, an applicant could include a unmarried child who was under 22 years of age OR include an unmarried child who was over 22 years of age on the condition […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Hollywood continues to explore Marilyn Monroe’s life

Hollywood continues to explore Marilyn Monroe’s life

(Relaxnews) – Variety reported last week that Lifetime is preparing a miniseries on Marilyn Monroe. The drama will join an ever-expanding list of movies and TV productions focusing on the iconic actress. Fascinating during her lifetime, the star is at least as much so 52 years after her death. Born Norma Jean, the American actress […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

(Relaxnews) – At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, which wrapped up the week in Washington, DC, York University psychologist Raymond Mar led a presentation on the important and oft forgotten role of narrative fiction, highlighting its ability to instill empathy. Taking into account the opinions of others, anticipating their reactions and realizing their […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Aquino hints at second term

Aquino hints at second term

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship. The Philippines’ constitution restricts presidents to serving a single term of six years, designed to stop a repeat of dictator […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Are we too clean?

Are we too clean?

(Relaxnews) – Recent studies indicate that an obsession with cleanliness could be doing more harm than good. Is it time to part with some age-old conventions? On the docket for this week’s 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) was research by Arizona State University citing concerns over the prevalence of […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Read all about it: News you can wear

Read all about it: News you can wear

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Even if you don’t open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news — from wearable technology. As wearables gain traction, news purveyors are eyeing these devices for their potential to deliver headlines and more to people who want to stay […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
MoMA focuses on film this fall

MoMA focuses on film this fall

(Relaxnews) – MoMA New York has unveiled its fall film exhibition program, taking in an almost-lost 1930s classic, an evening with artist Christopher Williams and the largest-ever US retrospective of Georgian cinema. The museum will present 1932 motion picture Sidney Lanfield’s “Hat Check Girl” after collaborating with Twentieth Century Fox to preserve what is thought […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

By Manny V. Ilagan MANILA – Another ‘FUN’ homecoming full of exciting activities marked this year’s 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines (ACGTDT). Despite the threat of Tropical Depression Inday brewing at the northeast of the Philippines area of responsibility, the 9th ACGTDT, held from July 28 to 31, was […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

(Relaxnews) – Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewelry for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with $900 for it. That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was approached by a man to create an over-the-top […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate. It was the surprise turn at the inaugural Auction at Graceland, a highlight of the ongoing Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee marking the 37th […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq: Hagel

US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq: Hagel

SAN DIEGO (AFP) – The United States has sent 130 more military advisors to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. “I recommended to the president and the president has authorized me to go ahead and send about 130 new assessment team members up […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Concerns about pollution and endangered whales in southern California have prompted six global shipping companies to try slower speeds in exchange for cash incentives, environmental groups said. The companies agreed to slow down – from typical speeds of 14-16 knots down to 12 knots or less – in exchange for $2,500 […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Delays in balikbayan box deliveries continue as port congestion worsens

Delays in balikbayan box deliveries continue as port congestion worsens

LOS ANGELES – With the port congestion in Manila worsening and inspections by the Department of Homeland Security in US ports continuing, the delivery of balikbayan boxes will continue to experience delays of at least two weeks, a senior official of the Philippine American Shippers Association said on Monday. “There is just no way balikbayan […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

SAN FRANCISCO  (AFP) – US computing giant Intel announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson’s disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment. Intel said it would work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research—created by the “Back to the Future” Canadian-American actor – on […]

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

PARIS  (AFP) – North Chile is at risk of a mega earthquake after a tremor in April released only some of the tension building along a high-risk fault zone since 1877, researchers said Wednesday. Two studies published in the journal Nature said the 8.1-8.2 magnitude quake that shook the city of Iquique, killing six people […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
God is the guardian of undocumented children

God is the guardian of undocumented children

By Andrea Acosta El Pregonero (Translated by Elena Shore) SILVER SPRING, Md.,   – While children cross the border alone, their parents in the United States are going through intense anxiety – and the only thing they can do is pray to God to protect their kids along the journey. Each successful trip is God’s […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
12 REASONS TO CALL ME

12 REASONS TO CALL ME

My number is below. Your first step in overcoming debt problems is recognizing you have a problem! If worries about your credit card bills or a pending foreclosure are keeping you awake at night, you probably already know you’re in over your head. Just cruising along, juggling credit cards, taking from one to pay the […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
R2-D2-like robot butler rolls out at Cupertino hotel

R2-D2-like robot butler rolls out at Cupertino hotel

(Relaxnews) – Not far from Apple’s corporate campus, a major hotel brand has hired what it calls the industry’s first robotic butler, described as Wall-E, Rosie and R2-D2 all rolled into one. Aloft Hotels, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, will on August 20 be introducing its latest hire, A.L.O., a roving cyber […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
The feature that next-generation planes may go without

The feature that next-generation planes may go without

(Relaxnews) – Windowless airplanes appear to be the future of travel, with yet another design firm removing the cumbersome portals in its renderings of the next-generation jet. In its drawings for the IXION airplane, Technicon Design France, based near Paris, imagines a jet that would be free of individual windows, a move that would reduce […]

Michael Jackson aims to be King of Twitter with video

Michael Jackson aims to be King of Twitter with video

(NEW YORK, United States-AFP) – Five years after his death, Michael Jackson is back with a new video that breaks new ground by premiering on Twitter. The late King of Pop — who pioneered music videos in the 1980s with the advent of MTV — had written the song “A Place With No Name” with […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Cast of ‘Love Boat’ to help Princess Cruises fete 50th birthday

Cast of ‘Love Boat’ to help Princess Cruises fete 50th birthday

(Relaxnews) – To help fete Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary next year, the company has tapped the cast of the iconic 1980s TV series “Love Boat” to serve as its global ambassadors. It was the show that popularized the notion of cruising with its weekly plots of romantic escapades and amusing little adventures and misadventures aboard […]

‘The Interview’ with Seth Rogen and James Franco edited to satisfy North Korea

‘The Interview’ with Seth Rogen and James Franco edited to satisfy North Korea

(Relaxnews) – Sony ultimately caved to threats from the North Korean government and returned to the editing room with its upcoming comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, “The Interview” stars James Franco and Rogen as an American talk show host and his producer. The two men wind up […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38. 1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record was held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 model bought in Britain last year for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Sandara misses doing Filipino films

Sandara misses doing Filipino films

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Korean pop star Sandara Park, who rose to fame in 2004 when she joined the ABS-CBN talent search “Star Circle Quest,” admitted she misses doing Filipino movies. Although she is now as part of the K-Pop group 2NE1, Park admitted that she usually finds herself reminiscing about her films for Star Cinema. […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

(BEIJING-AFP) – Thousands of young athletes will converge in China’s Nanjing this week for the second Youth Olympics, with many hoping to build towards a place at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 3,700 competitors aged 15 to 18 are expected to participate in the tournament, which will start with a […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Powers Rangers to morph into theaters in 2016

Powers Rangers to morph into theaters in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Announced in May, the new film adaptation of the famous 1990s TV series now has a release date: July 22, 2016. Produced by Lionsgate and Saban, the feature is scripted by Robert Orci (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and by “X-Men: First Class” screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller. It will explore the origin […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Robin Williams blazed animation trail with ‘Aladdin’

Robin Williams blazed animation trail with ‘Aladdin’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Robin Williams may be best remembered for the legion of fast-talking comedic roles which lit up both television and movies during his glittering show-business career. Less well-known is the fact that the 63-year-old, who died from an apparent suicide on Monday, almost single-handedly began the trend of stars lending their voices to animated […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

(Relaxnews) – It might already be August, but you can stretch out summer for as long as possible with just a few quick updates and key pieces. Today we’re looking at outdoor accessories. Pipe Dream, Garden Glory €110 This chic pink hose is 20 meters long and features a knitting-reinforcement around the inner tube for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Lancôme launching La Vie Est Belle flanker, L’Absolu de Parfum

Lancôme launching La Vie Est Belle flanker, L’Absolu de Parfum

(Relaxnews) – Following the success of the original Eau de Parfum and subsequent variations, Lancôme is introducing the most intense and luxurious version of the fragrance yet: La Vie Est Belle L’Absolu de Parfum. La Vie Est Belle was the best-selling fragrance in France in 2013, so it’s no surprise that Lancôme is expanding the […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

BEIJING  (AFP) – Beijing accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday. The remarks by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came at an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) overshadowed by disputes over the strategically […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
British Airways launches animal channel to de-stress passengers

British Airways launches animal channel to de-stress passengers

(Relaxnews) – British Airways has exhausted every last cat and dog pun to launch its latest in-flight entertainment program, which will use man’s best friends in the aim of getting passengers to “paws and relax.” That’s the name of the airline’s latest in-flight channel, which will become available on long-haul flights beginning in September. “Paws […]

How to stay healthy without eliminating tasty fare? Focus on proportions

How to stay healthy without eliminating tasty fare? Focus on proportions

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Vanderbilt University in the US have discovered what they call a “taste-health balance point” in a series of experiments, suggesting that suppressing devilish cravings for delicious but unhealthy foods will only ever be temporary. Instead, they say, those who strive for healthy living will have more luck adhering to a nutritional […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Lucky Magazine joining with e-commerce site BeachMint

Lucky Magazine joining with e-commerce site BeachMint

(Relaxnews) – Condé Nast has announced the creation of The Lucky Group, a new joint venture that combines Lucky Magazine with the BeachMint e-commerce platform in a move that adds to an emerging trend for web experiences that combine content with shopping. Set to launch in early 2015, The Lucky Group will feature Lucky’s tone of […]

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

(LONDON-AFP) – The finals of European rugby’s two new club competitions will both be staged in London, organisers announced Tuesday. The final of the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup, the successor to the European Cup, will take place at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, with the second-tier European Rugby Challenge Cup taking place 24 hours […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

(PARIS-AFP) – France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday. The figure topped the 2012 number by two percent, and meant that when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, France easily beats the United States and Spain who had […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

(Relaxnews) – The actor’s death will be mourned by all of Hollywood and by generations of fans. It’s a small consolation, but it’s something: Robin Williams left behind a few productions that have not yet hit theaters. Williams was recently seen alongside Annette Bening and Ed Harris in “The Face of Love,” which had a […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

(Relaxnews) – Snipp3t automatically follows the lives of those in the public eye, collecting and aggregating news about them and pushing it to your smartphone. All you have to do is choose who you want to follow. Using the free app is pretty simple. It includes profiles for over 100,000 “celebrities” by which Microsoft means […]

Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

(Relaxnews) – With her new Eau de Gaga scent coming later this season, the singer has unveiled glamorous artwork on her social media channels. Gaga took to her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to show off another sneak peak at her second fragrance, Eau de Gaga. The big news is that the singer managed to bag legendary fashion photographer Steven Klein for […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

(Relaxnews) – Rio de Janeiro is on a roll: currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight following this summer’s FIFA World Cup and before the upcoming 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city has now been chosen to host the World Congress of Architects UIA 2020. The Brazilian metropolis, led by the Instituto de Arquitetos do […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

Safe Staffing, patient care key concerns at Napa’s Queen of the Valley, Sutter Tracy, and Watsonville Community Registered nurses at three Bay Area hospitals, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Watsonville Community Hospital will strike on Thursday, August 14 citing common concerns about safe staffing and other patient care needs. […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – A GT car that predates the concept of the grand tourer, the 540 K Streamliner was automotive light-years ahead of its time. Today sports car and super car companies spend much of their time espousing the benefits of using aluminum as a way of making their latest cars both strong and lightweight and […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

(Relaxnews) – A research team from Queen’s University in Canada, led by Richard Oko, has indentified a method of inducing fertilization using a synthetic version of the protein PAWP found in sperm cells. Their findings could circumvent the problem for men whose sperm is unable to initiate the fertilization process. “PAWP is able to induce […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans of “The Lord of the Rings” are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary and the upcoming release of the final cinematic installment of “The Hobbit.” It’s called “The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Tour,” an 11-day trip that’s meant to indulge every […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Actor Matteo Guidicelli laughed off talks that he and girlfriend Sarah Geronimo had a recent falling out. Apparently, rumors started to swirl when Sarah did not show up to cheer the celebrity athlete during a triathlon competition in Cebu last Sunday. “Wala naman,” Matteo said. Matteo refused to give in to prodding, standing firm on […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Recruitment agencies that deployed land-based overseas Filipino workers to countries affected by the Ebola virus to submit regular updates on the OFWs’ status. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said this covers recruiters that sent OFWs to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Using (an) OFW Monitoring Form, all recruitment agencies which have deployed […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino admin satisfaction rating all-time low

Aquino admin satisfaction rating all-time low

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The satisfaction rating of President Benigno Aquino III’s administration was at its all-time low in June 2014, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The survey conducted from June 27 to 30 this year, among 1,200 respondents, showed a 16-percentage drop, from +45 in March 2014 to only +29 in June […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Would you send your dog’s ashes into space?

Would you send your dog’s ashes into space?

(Relaxnews) – The cremated remains of your pet can now be sent to the moon on a special “Memorial Spaceflight,” thanks to a new initiative from Celestis Pets. The company is launching a service this fall that will allow cremated remains or DNA to be placed in individual capsules on board a commercial launch vehicle, alongside […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Oscar-winner Robin Williams’ film and TV legacy

Oscar-winner Robin Williams’ film and TV legacy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning US actor and comedian known worldwide for roles that ranged from a cross-dressing dad in “Mrs. Doubtfire” to a New England prep-school teacher in “Dead Poets Society,” was found dead Monday at age 63. Williams came to fame on the small screen but quickly worked his way into […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

(Relaxnews) – As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, a new fish-tank-cum-herb-garden could be the next big thing in home-grown produce. EcoFarm is a fish tank that uses the aquaponics technique to use waste as a natural fertilizer to grow plants. Essentially a fish tank topped with an herb garden, the design features a tube that extracts […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden ·
Robin Williams tributes

Robin Williams tributes

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Tributes to Robin Williams after the actor’s death from suspected suicide on Monday: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. “He made us laugh. He made us cry. He […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sisley unveils Black Rose Precious Face Oil

Sisley unveils Black Rose Precious Face Oil

(Relaxnews) – Following the success of its Black Rose Cream Mask, the French skincare brand has placed the same flower at the heart of its latest product, an anti-aging face oil. For those looking for the ideal lightweight, moisturizing and nourishing anti-aging treatment, the search could soon come to an end. In September, three years […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation. The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Mrs Doubtfire” was found dead […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The so-called “neurosynaptic” chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the scientists say. The […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest fitness trade events in the world, attracting professionals and enthusiasts from over 60 countries, will take place in Anaheim, California, from August 13 to 17. More than 12,000 fitness-focused individuals will present and observe the latest and greatest exercise methods in over 360 training sessions and represent 300 leading […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

(Relaxnews) – After weeks of teasing and testing, Land Rover has finally taken the wraps off its super-fast Range Rover Sport SVR. But will it be quick enough to challenge the Porsche Cayenne? The first car built by the company’s new Special Operations department, the SVR is the fastest, most powerful vehicle in Land Rover’s […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Ninja Turtles’ open on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Ninja Turtles’ open on top

(Relaxnews) – With $93.7 million in revenues, the heroes in a half shell unseated “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office for the weekend ending August 10, according to Rentrak. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the latest adaptation of the comics, rose to the challenge and outperformed “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Karlie Kloss, who is already well known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, has just joined Chanel as the latest spokesmodel for the Coco Noir fragrance. In a photograph taken by Sølve Sundsbø, the supermodel’s face is silhouetted against a dark backdrop next to the Coco Noir flacon. This is the first […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Virginia Tech’s department of urban affairs and planning probed the question of whether the mere presence of a cell phone could affect the quality of in-person social interaction. Viewed as a tool for accessing an expansive social network and a compendium of information, such a device can be a visual distraction, […]

PASADENA mayor to unveil first meter of the real change movement’s donation meter program

PASADENA mayor to unveil first meter of the real change movement’s donation meter program

PASADENA, Calif. – The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Flintridge Center officials and community leaders for the unveiling of a new “donation meter” program, the Real Change Movement, at Fuller Theological Seminary, 180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The Real Change Movement is the first […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Agent Provocateur releasing Fatale

Agent Provocateur releasing Fatale

(Relaxnews) – The London-based lingerie brand has released a seductive new fragrance. Agent Provocateur was inspired by the history of the Hollywood femme fatale for its latest scent. Mixed by perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillan (who has created scents for Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss and Calvin Klein), Fatale opens with Madagascan pink pepper, mango nectar and blackcurrant […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Captains of industry explore space’s new frontiers

Captains of industry explore space’s new frontiers

(PARIS-AFP) – With spacecraft that can carry tourists into orbit and connect Paris to New York in less than two hours, the new heroes of space travel are not astronauts but daring captains of industry. This new breed of space pioneers are all using private money to push the final frontier as government space programmes […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re off in a remote destination or whether you just want to be prepared for everything and anything tech-wise on your camping trip , you’ll have to choose your gear wisely: There is no shortage of creativity in the market for Bluetooth speakers, but Jarre Technologies has made its mark with one […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Beauty tutorials: getting the eyebrows right

Beauty tutorials: getting the eyebrows right

(Relaxnews) – Celebrities like Cara Delevingne (with her full pair) and Katy Perry (with her recent “no eyebrow” look) are putting a new focus on eyebrows. One of the key facial features to get right, many tutorials skip through the eyebrow stage at a merry canter. Here are three videos that take you on a […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Crowdsourcing shows promise as weight-loss method: study

Crowdsourcing shows promise as weight-loss method: study

(Relaxnews) – Crowdsourcing, a modern day term for obtaining the opinion or help of a large community, could be the answer to making permanent, healthy changes in diet, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of South Carolina found that participants rapidly take on a near expert level of nutrition savoir-faire as they […]

‘Girl Meets World’ renewed for second season

‘Girl Meets World’ renewed for second season

(Relaxnews) – Encouraged by the success of the spin-off show’s first season so far, Disney Channel is giving “Girl Meets World” a second round of episodes. A follow up to the 1990s teen comedy “Boy Meets World,” the contemporary version follows Riley, the daughter of high school sweethearts Cory and Topanga, still played by Ben […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Romance novel covers inspire new MAC collection

Romance novel covers inspire new MAC collection

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to creative themes for makeup lines, MAC is never short on ideas. The latest proof is its “A Novel Romance” collection, inspired by the literary genre known for its sultry cover illustrations. With its latest makeup collection, MAC has captured the over-the-top sensuality and sentimentality of the romance novel genre, […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Photos ·
‘The Flash’ gets a quick intro in new teaser

‘The Flash’ gets a quick intro in new teaser

(Relaxnews) – Two months before premiering its new superhero series, the CW uploaded a new teaser in which Barry Allen introduces himself as “the fastest man alive.” First introduced as a character on “Arrow” last December, the super-fast superhero has already proven he can win over viewers: one of the two episodes with the Flash […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Avengers’: Black Widow spin-off already scripted

‘Avengers’: Black Widow spin-off already scripted

(Relaxnews) – On Twitter, screenwriter Nicole Perlman revealed that she has indeed written a movie centered on the Marvel character played by Scarlett Johansson in “Iron Man 2” and “The Avengers.” Perlman, who co-wrote “Guardians of the Galaxy” with James Gunn, specified in a tweet that she wrote the “Black Widow” screenplay in 2010-2011 but is “not […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Women are the most committed mobile gamers

Women are the most committed mobile gamers

(Relaxnews) – Forget the stereotypes: when it comes to smartphones and tablets, women spend more time and money on games and show greater too. Taking a sample of successful games that are played on a combined 1.1 million devices globally, Flurry, the apps analytics company, found that women make 31% more in-app purchases than men […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Modern-day pirate movie ‘South China Sea’ aims for Tom Cruise

Modern-day pirate movie ‘South China Sea’ aims for Tom Cruise

(Relaxnews) – According to Deadline, the star has been offered the lead role of a modern-day American pirate in this action movie described as “Fast & Furious” on water. Produced by Millenium Films (“The Expendables”), “South China Sea” will be helmed by the Swedish duo Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, who directed the 2012 fantasy […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster

Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster

(Relaxnews) – Throw in a smattering of A-list actors, a dash of seductive, visual food porn, and a sprinkling of bucolic scenery and you get the recipe for cinematic success, an increasingly popular Hollywood trend whose latest culinary film stars Helen Mirren — and a lot of amazing Indian food. Set for US release August […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Batman and Superman get ahead of Captain America

Batman and Superman get ahead of Captain America

(Relaxnews) – To avoid going head to head with “Captain America 3” in theaters, Warner Bros decided to shift the release of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” forward by around a month. Initially, both films were set to bow on May 6, 2016, meaning that the superheroes would have given each other some serious […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

(Relaxnews) – Uber has jumped onto the car-sharing wagon with the launch of UberPool, which teams up riders taking the same route. The concept works much like the existing Uber private car initiatives, letting users book a ride directly from their smartphone via its app. Once a request has been made, the app finds a […]

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Louboutin shoes to arrive in October

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Louboutin shoes to arrive in October

(Relaxnews) – The shoes that caught fashionistas’ attention on the red carpet of the “Maleficent” premieres are about to hit the streets. Created by Christian Louboutin in collaboration with Angelina Jolie for her recent press tour, the limited edition Malangeli shoes are now available for pre-order at the brand’s five flagship stores in Paris, Hong […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Matthew Rhys to play Bradley Cooper’s rival in gourmet chef movie

Matthew Rhys to play Bradley Cooper’s rival in gourmet chef movie

(Relaxnews) – The star of “The Americans” has just boarded the Weinstein Company’s upcoming feature set against the backdrop of the French gourmet restaurant scene. Currently untitled, the movie is headlined by Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, a Paris-based chef who is trying desperately to earn his third Michelin star. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys, who […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Gwyneth Paltrow fronts new campaign for Boss Ma Vie

Gwyneth Paltrow fronts new campaign for Boss Ma Vie

(Relaxnews) – The American actress appears as the face of the new women’s fragrance from Hugo Boss. Following on from Boss Nuit and Boss Jour fragrances, Jason Wu, Artistic Director for BOSS Womenswear, has unveiled the latest Hugo Boss women’s scent, Boss Ma Vie, with a new campaign fronted by Gwyneth Paltrow. Wu dressed Paltrow […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
McDonald’s tests 60-second drive-thru delivery guarantee

McDonald’s tests 60-second drive-thru delivery guarantee

(Relaxnews) – In a bid to increase traffic at their drive-thru lanes, 800 McDonald’s restaurants in Florida are handing out timers to their customers and guaranteeing that their delivery will be made in 60 seconds or less. The marketing pitch is being tested during busy lunch hours on weekday orders between noon and 1pm until […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
American office slave with no holidays? You might want to move to France

American office slave with no holidays? You might want to move to France

(Relaxnews) – An online petition calling for “vacation equality” in the US has shed light on the major differences in vacation time around the world and may make you want to move to France. Especially if you’re an American, Canadian or Japanese worker. Because while workers in Canada and Japan get 10 days of paid […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
MAC reveals details of Viva Glam collection

MAC reveals details of Viva Glam collection

(Relaxnews) – Barbadian singer Rihanna is readying a second drop of the Viva Glam collection designed to raise money for the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. MAC has unveiled a frosted metallic mauve-colored lipstick and “Lipglass” as part of its second collection with Rihanna for the Viva Glam project, due to arrive next month. […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
How to identify narcissists? Just ask them

How to identify narcissists? Just ask them

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in the US conducted 11 experiments involving a grand total of 2,200 participants and found that identifying narcissists is as simple as asking them directly while making sure they fully understand the definition of the word and its implications. The magic formula? Ask the supposed narcissist the following question and don’t forget […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Liam Neeson to run from the mob in April 2015

Liam Neeson to run from the mob in April 2015

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated for a February release, the action thriller “Run All Night” is now due in US theaters on April 17, 2015, Warner Bros has announced. After the “Taken” films and the more recent “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson will confirm his status as an action movie star once again in “Run All Night,” in […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennifer Connelly takes female lead in ‘American Pastoral’

Jennifer Connelly takes female lead in ‘American Pastoral’

(Relaxnews) – The actress has joined the cast of the forthcoming film adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-winning novel, The Wrap reports. Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce will helm the feature, in which Jennifer Connelly will co-star opposite Ewan McGregor. Production is slated to begin in March 2015. Part of Roth’s “American Trilogy,” “American Pastoral” examines the […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Swimming: Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

Swimming: Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

(IRVINE-AFP) – Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, on a comeback that could take him to the Rio Games, is teaming up with a swimwear manufacturer to develop a line of competitive swimming equipment. Phelps launched his comeback in April after a 20-month retirement as a “free agent” after his deal with longtime sponsor Speedo expired […]

Chasing the K-pop dream

Chasing the K-pop dream

(SEOUL-AFP) – “Time to get up girls!” The call comes at 6:00 am as it does every morning, pulling Ray from her bunk bed at the start of another 16-hour day in search of stardom. Ray and the five other young women sharing a small Seoul apartment make up the K-pop band “Billion” — which […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
JetBlue and Marriott rank top among US rewards programs

JetBlue and Marriott rank top among US rewards programs

(Relaxnews) – Your odds of finally accruing enough points to get a free flight or free night’s stay are best if you’re a loyalty member of JetBlue and Marriott, according to a new report that did the number crunching for US airlines and hotels. In US News & World Report’s latest 2014-2015 Best Travel Rewards […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel in production

‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel in production

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Production begins this week on the highly anticipated sequel to Tim Burton’s blockbuster reinvention of “Alice in Wonderland” — with the same A-list cast as the 2010 Oscar-winning film. Burton is co-producing but not directing “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,” in which Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video

Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video

(Relaxnews) – A Buzzfeed video of Americans reacting to Canadian snack foods has gone viral, with more than 1.2 million hits since being uploaded over the weekend, for introducing viewers to foods like nanaimo bars and poutine under a barrage of cheeky commentary. It doesn’t start off well for the contingent of Canadian food representatives. […]

Baked or broiled fish could boost seniors’ brain health: study

Baked or broiled fish could boost seniors’ brain health: study

(Relaxnews) – A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences suggests shifting focus from omega-3s to fish, pure and simple, baked or broiled, for better brain health. “Our study shows that people who ate a diet that included baked or broiled, but not fried, fish have larger brain volumes in […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Revilla, Cambe

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Revilla, Cambe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Monday ordered the suspension of Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. and his senior staff, Atty. Richard Cambe, for 90 days in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. “Accused Revilla and Cambe are hereby suspended from their respective positions as Senator and Director III of Senator […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

LONDON, United Kingdom  – ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) explores the rich and varied stories of Pinoy expatriates in Europe in a new, monthly magazine program, Juan EU Konek. Airing every first Sunday of the month on TFC in Europe and Middle East and on TFC.tv worldwide,Juan EU Konek brings to life the passions, adventures and success stories of […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions, Services ·
Harrowing journey turns into US deportation nightmare

Harrowing journey turns into US deportation nightmare

By Mariano Andrade NEW YORK  (AFP) – Evelin’s two daughters – who just arrived in the United States illegally from Central America – are facing deportation and so the concerned mother recently trekked across New York City to seek free legal advice. Evelin, who is 35 and undocumented herself, joined 200 others, including 100 unaccompanied […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sunshine Cruz no longer keen on sexy roles

Sunshine Cruz no longer keen on sexy roles

While Sunshine Cruz can still give the younger sexy stars a run for their money, the actress, who scorched the big screen in movies such as “Ekis” and “Ang Kabit ni Mrs. Montero” is no longer interested in doing sexy roles. “Hindi na uso ngayon ‘yon,” Cruz said. “Sinasabi ko naman palagi na kung maganda […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL govt tightens watch on entry of exotic animals to prevent Ebola

PHL govt tightens watch on entry of exotic animals to prevent Ebola

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine government has tightened its watch of the entry of exotic animals from abroad, especially from some areas in Africa, to prevent the entry of the Ebola virus into the country, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on government radio the Department of Health has sent advisories to […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ conquer worldwide box office

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ conquer worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – Marvel’s intergalactic superhero team claimed the top spot at the worldwide box office for the weekend ending August 3, grossing $160.4 million. Meanwhile, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” crossed the $1 billion threshold in terms of cumulative revenues. During its opening weekend in 43 territories, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was particularly successful in the […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jo Malone Wood reveals Sage & Sea Salt fragrance

Jo Malone Wood reveals Sage & Sea Salt fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The London-based fragrance house is launching a new scent at the end of the season. Inspired by the rugged English coastline and created for the brand by perfumer Christine Nagel, the Wood Sage & Sea Salt scent features top notes of ambrette seeds, a heart of sea salt and a sage drydown. “For […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Victoria Beckham to sell 600 private pieces of clothing via The Outnet

Victoria Beckham to sell 600 private pieces of clothing via The Outnet

(Relaxnews) – The fashion designer and former Spice Girl has unveiled a new charitable project with the e-commerce site. Remember Beckham’s fluorescent yellow Roberto Cavalli gown at the pre-World Cup party in 2006? Remember the white Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore to the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards? If you do, you’re in for […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Mozart’s Salzburg finds big business in ‘Sound of Music’

Mozart’s Salzburg finds big business in ‘Sound of Music’

(SALZBURG, Austria-AFP) – For almost 50 years, “The Sound of Music” has captured the imagination of movie-goers and musical fans with its catchy tunes and lovable characters set against the stunning Austrian Alps. And this has proven to be big business for the city of Salzburg, where the real-life singing von Trapp family lived and […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
‘Big Bang Theory’ actors set for big payday

‘Big Bang Theory’ actors set for big payday

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The three main stars of popular US television sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” have reportedly reached lucrative new pay deals, ending a delay to the start of production on the show’s eighth season. Emmy winner Jim Parsons, along with co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, have roughly tripled their salaries and will […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Elijah Wood headed for witch hunt

Elijah Wood headed for witch hunt

(Relaxnews) – The actor has just joined Vin Diesel in the cast of “The Last Witch Hunter,” a supernatural thriller to be helmed by Breck Eisner. Slated to begin lensing next month, the movie will star the “Fast and Furious” actor, who is also a producer on the project, as an immortal witch hunter forced […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

(PARIS-AFP) – For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few. Loom bands — colourful rubber bands woven together into bracelets and other items — are the latest craze to […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Congressional leaders introduce health equity bill

Congressional leaders introduce health equity bill

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed today’s introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014 (HEAA). The bill, introduced by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, builds on the strengths of the health care reform law and provides additional tools to address health and health care disparities affecting minority and […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – Move over Beverly Hills: image-conscious Brazil has overtaken the United States as the world’s capital of cosmetic surgery. O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper on Sunday quoted official figures as saying the South American giant had recorded 1.49 million procedures in 2013, outstripping the United States by more than 40,000. The paper […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Yves Saint Laurent intros ink-like foundation

Yves Saint Laurent intros ink-like foundation

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has announced Le Teint Encre de Peau, a liquid foundation that promises a weightless feel and all-day wear without the need for touch-ups. This summer, Yves Saint Laurent is promising nothing short of a makeup revolution. On August 26, the brand will launch Le Teint Encre de Peau, which it […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘The Mummy’ resurrection delayed due to ‘Huntsman’

‘The Mummy’ resurrection delayed due to ‘Huntsman’

(Relaxnews) – The sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which has just been dated for an April 22, 2016 release, will delay the reboot of “The Mummy,” Universal has announced. The monster movie is now slated for release on June 24, 2016. In the interest of giving both films a better chance at a big box office opening, […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boaters in Michigan get jet ski pizza delivery service

Boaters in Michigan get jet ski pizza delivery service

(Relaxnews) – An enterprising restaurateur in Michigan is making life easy for summer boaters by offering a pizza delivery service on his jet ski, for boat-to-boat service. Instead of docking at his eatery The Long Lake Grocery, boaters out on the water can simply pick up their smartphone, place their order, and wait for pizza […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Artificial blue light can realign the body clock: study

Artificial blue light can realign the body clock: study

(Relaxnews) – In a first-of-its-kind study, French researchers found that artificial blue light can synchronize the body clock under conditions in which natural light is scarce or unavailable. They performed their experiment under real conditions involving crew members of the Franco-Italian polar research station Concordia, located in Antarctica. Because the sun disappears there from May […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
G-Shock launching new line of colorful models sized to fit women

G-Shock launching new line of colorful models sized to fit women

(Relaxnews) – The watch brand has revealed the first details of a new women’s line, the S Series, set to arrive in September. Smaller than the classic G-Shock models, the new GM1-S110 and the GMD-S6900 styles will feature updated colors and prints. The former, available in six colors, boasts LED backlight function, five alarms, stopwatch, timer and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

(Relaxnews) – A few weeks ahead of the soccer game’s much-anticipated release, EA Sports has uploaded a new video showing off the improvements to player movement and control. After showcasing “FIFA 15′”s enhanced visuals, namely through a realer-than-real depiction of Lionel Messi and some intense action scenes, and pointing out the emotional intensity of reactions from players and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

(Relaxnews) – The first official design renderings of the car, which hopes to go toe to toe with the latest Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, have been released. And in terms of styling, the new car has a very European feel with a wider stance, longer nose and smoother lines. The overall effect will be […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

(Relaxnews) – After teasing the clip with a series of visuals, pop star Katy Perry has released the full video for “This is How We Do,” a pop-culture-laden romp set in a typically candy-colored Katy Perry universe. The video is directed by Joel Kefali (Lorde’s “Tennis Court”) and brings in imagery in the form of […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

(PARIS-AFP) – Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial. So say psychologists who on Tuesday unveiled the results of an unusual set of experiments into so-called neural […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

(Relaxnews) – The company’s first standalone app offers one-tap self-destruct messaging but only to smartphone users in New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. Instagram says that those countries were chosen for the initial launch because of their geographical diversity and because they are regions with high messaging app use. So, once the bugs are ironed […]

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

(Relaxnews) – If you want an ultra-high-definition TV but can’t decide on a flat or curved screen, the Samsung UN78S9B might be just the thing. And that’s because its 78-inch screen goes from flat to concave curve, on command. Demonstrated for the first time at the 2014 International CES in January, the TV has gone […]

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

(Relaxnews) – Though the French may be better known for small, yappy pooches that fit in designer handbags, Paris has developed a growing affinity for cats in recent years, first with the opening of a popular cat café, and now with the adoption of a new feline at the luxurious Bristol hotel. It’s a move […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

(Relaxnews) – The legendary 20th century fashion editor has been celebrated in a new fragrance collection. The Diana Vreeland Parfums line has been created by her grandson Alexander Vreeland and is designed to reflect Vreeland’s theatrical personality, love of words and passion for intense colors. There are five different fragrances, each named after a quote […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s has made good on its promise to collaborate with the internet sensation behind the potato salad phenomenon on Kickstarter and will be bringing the Columbus, Ohio man to Toronto for a potato salad cook-off. In an attempt to cash in on what was a runaway story this month, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former US president George W. Bush has written a “personal biography” of his presidential father, said Crown publishers Wednesday, which announced it will release the book in November. Crown announced that the biography of ex-president George H. W. Bush will be released on November 11 — Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States. […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – Luxury French lighting studio Veronese is teaming up with French designer Reda Amalou on a glittering project for the prestigious Maison&Objet design salon in Paris this September. The designer, who created the Murano glass piece “Ceci n’est pas une vase” or “This is not a vase” for the brand in January this year, will be […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana put party wear in the treetops; intricate couture details from Maison Martin Margiela; and a glimpse of Karl and Cara at work: here’s our latest pick of the best fashion films from three of the biggest brands out there: Dolce & Gabbana The Italian brand has released “Arborea,” a fashion […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
‘Live in Levi’s’ campaign anchored in everyday life

‘Live in Levi’s’ campaign anchored in everyday life

(Relaxnews) – This summer, the brand that invented blue jeans over 140 years ago launched a new advertising campaign inspired by ordinary people and everyday situations. There’s a good chance the new Live in Levi’s ad will remind you of something from your own life. In fact, it was made to do just that. Departing […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

(Relaxnews) – Want to see Jude Law dance? In a cinematic ad for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the British actor dons his dancing shoes and flashes his seductive, swoon-worthy gaze at the camera in his role as a ‘gentleman with a wager.’ It’s a six and a half minute short film that also stars Italian […]

Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

(LONDON-AFP) – Led Zeppelin is to issue an unreleased version of their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven”, the legendary rock band said Tuesday, after more than four decades hidden in the vaults. The alternative mix of the epic track will be released alongside a reissue of the British heavy rock group’s untitled fourth album, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pool of the day: Olympic architectural splendor in London

Pool of the day: Olympic architectural splendor in London

(Relaxnews) – Where are the chicest pools on earth? This summer we’re bringing you the hottest places to cool down, unwind, and take a stylish dip. Today we’re in London, swimming in the shoes of former Olympians and architectural greats. Name: London Aquatics Centre Location: London, UK What’s the story? Superstar architect Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre has […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Gluten-free diet could do more harm than good for those who don’t need it: study

Gluten-free diet could do more harm than good for those who don’t need it: study

(Relaxnews) – The term ‘gluten-free’ may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida. Study author Karla Shelnutt, a UF assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences, says the gluten-free diet is popular with women trying to […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

(Relaxnews) – In homage to the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Glasgow, a local mixologist has created a monster cocktail made with 71 ingredients sourced from every competing Commonwealth country. For his Commonwealth Cocktail, Mal Spence of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow used exotic ingredients like Tanzanian cloves, dragon fruit from Belize and galangal from […]

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

(PARIS-AFP) – British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. But a new foray into the arena of sound eating says the famous five-a-day recommendation made by the UN’s World Health Organisation […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Journey at Pechanga at state’s largest resort/casino offers guests green-saving stay & play package

Journey at Pechanga at state’s largest resort/casino offers guests green-saving stay & play package

Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, one of the many high end amenities for guests on site at Pechanga Resort & Casino, is consistently rated among the top public courses in the country. A challenging and rewarding course for golfers of every level, it presents a range of topography – canyons, ravines, open fairways and […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
No opposition from Makati RTC over Napoles’ jail transfer order

No opposition from Makati RTC over Napoles’ jail transfer order

MANILA (Mabuhay) -— The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) does not object to the Sandiganbayan’s move to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to the female dormitory of Camp Bagong Diwa. Sandiganbayan third division Associate Justice Samuel Martires on Monday said the anti-graft court received a comment from the Makati RTC Branch 150 […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino Community today lauded a California-based company for its decision to delete a scene in its customer service training video that negatively portrayed Filipino healthcare workers. CRM Learning of Carlsbad, California, said it will also withdraw the training video from the market after the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine Nurses Association of America […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said the government will continue to prioritize uplifting the lives of the people following the release of UN Development Report that assesses income, education and life expectancy of the nation. “When it comes to that, it’s really in continuing to invest in human capital,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
TV5 behind Paolo Bediones amid alleged sex scandal

TV5 behind Paolo Bediones amid alleged sex scandal

TV5 news anchorman Paolo Bediones has been linked to the latest sex video scandal doing the rounds on social media. On Sunday, Bediones’ name trended on micro-blogging site Twitter after it was alleged that he and an unidentified woman were doing intimate acts. The broadcaster has “no personal statement” on the matter, his manager Noel […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Yelp plots out food trends over its 10-year history

Yelp plots out food trends over its 10-year history

(Relaxnews) – Crowdsourced review site Yelp is marking its 10th anniversary by tracing the evolution of some of the biggest trends over the last decade, including the ebb and flow of cupcakes, craft beer and poutine. According to charts plotted by Yelp analysts for Los Angeles, the din of online noise on the cupcake, for instance, […]

OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula

OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members’ minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice in a blog post titled “We Experiment on Human Beings” which came on the heels of […]

Lea Michele joins ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for final season

Lea Michele joins ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for final season

(Relaxnews) – Known for her lyrical stylings on “Glee,” the actress is shifting gears for a role in an episode in the gritty biker series’ seventh season. Lea Michele shared her big news on Twitter (@msleamichele): “I’ll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy! Thank you so much @Harparbar & @sutterink #SOAFX,” […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

(Relaxnews) – Released just five days ago, the trailer for the adaptation of E.L. James’s sultry book has already piqued the curiosity of over 36 million internet users, allowing it to claim the best opening week of any trailer released in 2014. The colossal buzz surrounding the three “Fifty Shades” books grew to new proportions […]

Quick, short runs pack health benefits: US study

Quick, short runs pack health benefits: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study out Monday. Running as little as five to 10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, said the findings […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Google Glass to make its official operatic debut

Google Glass to make its official operatic debut

(Relaxnews) – Selected cast members, musicians and even stagehands will be donning the smart headset during a special production of Puccini’s “Turandot” starting on Wednesday. Italian opera company Teatro Lirico di Cagliari has a reputation for innovation, boasting its own Research and Technology Centre, and in order to bring a new level of interactivity and […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Liza Soberano bags lead role in ‘The Bet’

Liza Soberano bags lead role in ‘The Bet’

Young actress Liza Soberano has finally landed a lead role in the upcoming Star Cinema movie “The Bet,” which is based on the Wattpad book. Soberano admitted that there came a point when she got worried about being typecast as the third wheel just like her past roles in her previous television and movie projects. […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
PHL welcomes 100 millionth baby

PHL welcomes 100 millionth baby

MANILA (AFP) – A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation. The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

(LONDON-AFP) – Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study discovered that a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump, following a series of tests at Aberystwyth University on the west coast of Wales. Doctor Dave […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Soccer star James Rodriguez, who took home the Golden Boot at the World Cup, is once again the talk of social media after being recruited by Real Madrid. The Colombian midfielder scored a total of six goals and was responsible for two assists throughout the World Cup, earning the Golden Boot as the […]

Marvel announces ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

Marvel announces ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – The first movie is not even out in theaters yet, but Marvel has already announced that the second episode will arrive in 2017. Although it may seem somewhat precipitous, Marvel’s announcement at Comic-Con of a “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel is based on the largely positive response from the press to the movie’s […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
One-off BMWi8 to go under the hammer at Pebble Beach

One-off BMWi8 to go under the hammer at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – The unique Concours d’Elegance Edition of the high-tech hybrid supercar will boast a number of special features and the proceeds of the sale will go to charity. Considered by many as the premium sportscar of the future, the BMWi8 is extremely lightweight and uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 128bph electric […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Batman V Superman’: Wonder Woman revealed

‘Batman V Superman’: Wonder Woman revealed

(Relaxnews) – Director Zack Snyder unveiled the first photo of the female superhero as portrayed by Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the upcoming movie “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” A few images from the teaser screened at San Diego’s Comic-Con have also made their way to the web. The buzz is building around Zack […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
‘Ant-Man’: details unveiled on Evangeline Lily and Corey Stoll’s roles

‘Ant-Man’: details unveiled on Evangeline Lily and Corey Stoll’s roles

(Relaxnews) – The two actors revealed through their TV roles on “Lost” and “House of Cards” were recently added to the cast of Marvel’s comedy feature. Now details have surfaced on their characters in “Ant-Man.” Evangeline Lily will play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the first scientist to put on […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Creditors are harassing me!

Creditors are harassing me!

Q: Creditors are harassing me – but I lost my job, and cannot pay. How do I stop them calling? A: If you cannot pay your bills, creditors will take steps to collect. That’s natural, but continued harassment can be emotionally depressing. If you have lost your job, or simply cannot cope, call me. You […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Aquino: Job enormous, but I’m determined to serve weaves DAP early into his fifth report to the nation

Aquino: Job enormous, but I’m determined to serve weaves DAP early into his fifth report to the nation

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino managed to weave in justification for the discredited Disbursement Acceleration Program early into his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address on Monday. He also began his report to the nation with yet another swipe at the past administration, citing the corruption, dismal economy, low investor […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bangsamoro Law, econ bills top House agenda for second regular session

Bangsamoro Law, econ bills top House agenda for second regular session

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and several economic bills including the Fair Competition Act, will be the top priorities of the House of Representatives in the second regular session, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Monday. In his opening speech, Belmonte urged Congress to fast-track the passage of […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
North American box office loves ‘Lucy’

North American box office loves ‘Lucy’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Director Luc Besson’s action sci-fi thriller “Lucy,” about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday. In its first weekend out, the film whose title role is played by Scarlett Johansson, earned $44 million in ticket sales […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jaguar reveals new details on XE sports sedan

Jaguar reveals new details on XE sports sedan

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of an official unveiling in London on September 8, Jaguar has released additional information on its highly anticipated XE. The new sports sedan will be on display at the Paris Motor Show in October and is expected to hit dealerships sometime in 2015. The XE project, announced at the latest Geneva Motor […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta creates Cookie Shot knock-off

Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta creates Cookie Shot knock-off

(Relaxnews) – In yet another sign that New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel is an undisputed international trailblazer in butter and sugar, the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta has launched a not so subtle knock-off of his Cookie Shot. And called it, well, the Cookie Shot. Because unlike the Cronut, which is trademarked, Ansel hasn’t sought […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

(Relaxnews) – Facebook came under fire recently for experimenting with 700,000 of its users’ moods by altering their newsfeeds, but an interesting counter-experiment that makes the site the subject of investigation is taking the Internet by storm. “99 Days of Freedom” sees users stay away from Facebook for 99 consecutive days, filling in a “happiness […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Balms, glosses, lipstick…what to put on your lips this summer

Balms, glosses, lipstick…what to put on your lips this summer

(Relaxnews) – There was a time when the options were limited when it came to lip color. But nowadays cosmetics makers, ever more creative, are constantly innovating to find ideal formulas and textures. Between glosses, balms and lipsticks, there is something for everyone. Gloss One of the stars of the summer makeup kit, lip gloss […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Richard Yap remains a Kapamilya

Richard Yap remains a Kapamilya

Richard Yap will remain an ABS-CBN talent for another year. The “Be Careful With My Heart” star formalized the deal recently with ABS-CBN executives, including broadcast head Cory Vidanes and TV production head Laurenti Dyogi. “I’m very thankful to ABS-CBN for having faith in me, having trust in me,” said Yap, whose first starring role […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Ben Affleck is a despondent Batman in new photo

Ben Affleck is a despondent Batman in new photo

(Relaxnews) – Unveiled for San Diego’s Comic-Con, a new close-up shows the Dark Knight’s bowed head and furrowed brow. After a few photos released on Twitter last spring, the new portrait is the latest look at “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which is due in theaters in 2016. Visitors to Comic-Con can also take […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
KFC Canada to serve beer in select KFC Canada to serve beer in select Toronto locationsToronto locations

KFC Canada to serve beer in select KFC Canada to serve beer in select Toronto locationsToronto locations

(Relaxnews) – KFC consumers in Canada will soon be able to wash down their fried chicken meal with a brewski. In a bid to gain a competitive edge in the fast food wars and promote the company’s newest upmarket brand, KFC Fresh, KFC Canada will be stocking its coolers with bottles of Molson Canadian, Coors […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs: study

Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots, US researchers said Wednesday. Scientists tested 36 dogs and their owners with an experiment in which the owners were told to play with three separate objects in front of their […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
British royal childhood memories go on show

British royal childhood memories go on show

(LONDON-AFP) – A special exhibition on childhood in the British royal family is to open at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, featuring well-loved toys spanning 250 years including a gadget-laden miniature James Bond supercar. The Royal Childhood exhibition at the London palace features more than 150 objects, including cherished outfits, family photographs and private film footage. […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Turn off the TV when kids aren’t watching, say researchers

Turn off the TV when kids aren’t watching, say researchers

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Iowa say children’s social and emotional development is enchanced in the absence of a television playing in the background while they’re doing something else, like playing a game or interacting with friends and family. After looking into the impact of television on young children’s cognitive development, they also […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Modified strain of gut bacteria could be used to combat obesity

Modified strain of gut bacteria could be used to combat obesity

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by previous studies on the subject, a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville tested a strain of safe bacteria that has been used to treat diarrhea since its discovery 100 years ago. The resulting success, using mice as subjects, suggests a probiotic treatment for obesity may soon be a reality. […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

(Relaxnews) – Top world surfers are making their way to Huntington Beach, California, recognized worldwide as Surf-City, USA, for a chance to qualify for coveted spots on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. Expected to draw a crowd of over 800,000 and bring over 20 million dollars to the Orange County, California economy, […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

(TOKYO-AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists. Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral function when he rotated his ankle and point to […]

McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar maker is set to cause quite a stir at this year’s classic car Concours d’Elegance by taking the wraps off its latest super-exclusive track-focused creation. The P1 GTR will be based on McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar, the P1, but will be faster, more powerful, more aerodynamic and altogether rarer. That’s because in […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Stem cell study points to new treatment for muscle repair

Stem cell study points to new treatment for muscle repair

(Relaxnews) – Research conducted on exercising mice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could open new doors in the field of muscle repair using stem cells. Scientists injected stem cells prior to encouraging mice to perform exercises considered the rough equivalent of human lengthening contractions performed as part of resistance training. They found the […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles – World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Philippines’ National Director Gerardo Mercado accompanied by Mr. Jed Madela paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 16 July 2014. Jed Madela is the first Filipino to win the “Grand Champion Performer of the World” title in 2005. Jed was a featured guest […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

WASHINGTON (AFP) – More than 10 million uninsured people in the United States have signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama’s reform plan since 2013, said a study out Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine show a “significant” decline in the uninsured rate for adults aged 18 to 64. […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Milan Vukmirovic joins Ports 1961

Milan Vukmirovic joins Ports 1961

(Relaxnews) – The designer and general fashion star has been appointed at Ports 1961 as the brand’s new head of menswear. Creative director Fiona Cibani has previously taken care of both the men’s and womenwear collections. Now she’s passing the menswear baton to Milan Vukmirovic. “Fiona and I are thrilled to have Milan on board, as his menswear […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

(Relaxnews) – Leaner, meaner and with a higher level of standard specifications, Porsche’s engineers have worked miracles to squeeze even more power, performance and fuel economy into the latest Cayenne. Which might make it seem like the exterior design team has been coasting by comparison, despite the fact that the new premium SUV’s lines are […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Football: Premier League set for US big screens

Football: Premier League set for US big screens

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US fans will have a new venue to satisfy their growing appetite for football when selected 2014-15 English Premier League matches hit movie screens across the country. NBC Sports, which holds Premier League broadcast rights in the United States, is teaming up with entertainment company Fathom Events to show live matches on […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
America is top of the global spam league

America is top of the global spam league

(Relaxnews) – It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship’ report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent […]

Steamy ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer hits the internet

Steamy ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer hits the internet

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, Universal Pictures UK uploaded one of the most anticipated trailers of the season, which is as suggestive as fans of the novel could have hoped. On the heels of the teaser shared by Beyoncé earlier this week, the advertising campaign for “50 Shades of Grey” is heating up with the release of the […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

(Relaxnews) – It sounds half-baked, but a South Korean bakery chain has pulled off a gutsy, audacious move and opened a flagship store in central Paris, called Paris Baguette Chatelet. From the outside, the bakery — located in the heart of the city near Chatelet — betrays no sign of being anything other than French, […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

(Relaxnews) – If you see crowds of bearded, mustachioed hipsters elbowing one another in your nearest produce aisle, it’s likely because they’re trying to grab the last head of kale before a predicted shortage hits the globe. Because according to a new report out of Australia, one of the world’s biggest kale seed suppliers says […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
In-flight WiFi more important than ever to travelers

In-flight WiFi more important than ever to travelers

(Relaxnews) – Staying connected while off the ground is as important to travelers as in-flight beverage service, according to a recent study conducted by Honeywell Aerospace. From its survey of 1,000 Americans who used WiFi on a plane within the past 12 months, the company concludes that the majority of passengers view connectivity as a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

(Relaxnews) – While the World Cup excitement has already come and gone for soccer fans, rugby enthusiasts still have plenty to look forward to, starting with the launch of ticket sales for the next Rugby World Cup. From September 12, official vendors will begin selling a total of 500,000 tickets to the English and Welsh […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

(Relaxnews) – With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft’s mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it’s no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready. In terms of components, the Lumia 530 comes with a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Samsung’s latest UHDTV comes with an ultra-high price

Samsung’s latest UHDTV comes with an ultra-high price

(Relaxnews) – The television, which officially goes on sale in the US this week comes with a 105-inch curved screen and a $120,000 price tag. Samsung describes the new set — currently the world’s largest curved-screen UHDTV — as offering the ultimate immersive experience and, with a 105-inch curved screen (that’s 2.67metres from corner to […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·