Whose debts are they?

Whose debts are they?

Debt collectors are calling. but whose debts are they? Are you personally liable? The extent of your personal liability depends on numerous factors, some of which relate A) the State you live in, B) your current marital status, C) your tax filing status, D) if you own a business, how your business is structured, and […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Samsung wants to talk about health

Samsung wants to talk about health

(Relaxnews) – The company has sent out press invitations to a special May 28 event in San Francisco where it promises “A new conversation about health is about to begin.” The invitation is intriguing for two reasons. The first being that it is scheduled just four days before Apple’s WWDC where health and fitness are […]

‘Baa’ stools are the latest in spring interiors

‘Baa’ stools are the latest in spring interiors

(Relaxnews) – You could be forgiven for thinking this nebulous-looking seat belonged in a field, but the Baa Stool is in fact the latest quirky design to hit the world of interiors. Set to go on display at Clerkenwell Design Week in London later this month, the handmade stool comprises a luxurious removable sheepskin cover on a […]

Official pix: Roberto Cavalli tour costumes for Katy Perry

Official pix: Roberto Cavalli tour costumes for Katy Perry

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer has created two special looks for the American singer’s Prismatic World Tour which kicks off this week. Katy Perry will hit the stage this week wearing two Roberto Cavalli looks created especially for her by the Italian luxury brand. They are certainly designed to keep all eyes fixed on the 29-year-old singer: […]

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

(PARIS-AFP) – Just before midnight, a man climbs onto a ledge on the 21st floor of a building in southwest Paris and leaps off. Seconds later he opens his parachute — all part of the thrill of base jumping. Unlike sky divers who leap from an aircraft, base jumpers take off from a fixed point, […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the next few months, highly secretive US military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier’s memory. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is forging ahead with a four-year plan to build a sophisticated memory stimulator, as part of […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Online video stars join forces for ‘May the 4th Be with YouTube’

Online video stars join forces for ‘May the 4th Be with YouTube’

(Relaxnews) – As part of worldwide “Star Wars” celebrations on Sunday, the Star Wars YouTube channel co-ordinated a “May the 4th Be with YouTube” event with contributions from the likes of Corey Vidal, Bored Shorts, CollegeHumor and YouTube Nation. Each four-to-five-minute skit provided an alternative take on events in the Star Wars Cantina, originally seen […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said that 2018 Winter Games host PyeongChang was on track in its preparations, but urged the South Korean city to give extra attention to sponsorship and venue construction. As the massive delays to preparations for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro caused frayed […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

(Relaxnews) – From the US to France, Vietnam and Sweden, office workers around the world will be loosening their ties and kicking off their heels on Tuesday to join a global lunch hour dance-athon created to let workers blow off steam and put on their dancing shoes midday. Instead of eating stale sandwiches at their […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Offbeat, Online ·
‘Spider-Man 2’ leaps to box office top

‘Spider-Man 2’ leaps to box office top

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” sprang to the top of the North American box office this weekend, its first in movie theaters, industry estimates showed Sunday. The sequel featuring Andrew Garfield in the title character’s celebrated red and blue tights took in $92 million in 4,324 theaters, outperforming the original that went on […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

The Hawaiians are in for a vibrant celebration of an iconic event, as GMA International is all set to take part in the Flores de Mayo festivities in Honolulu this coming May 10, 2014. The Filipino Community Center (FilCom) is bringing the Flores de Mayo festival in Hawaii along with the authentic Filipino customs and traditions that make it one […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

(Relaxnews) – Registrations for the Wings for Life World Run are now closed, and the countdown has begun. Across the globe, from Denver in the US to Perth in Australia, runners will depart simultaneously on Sunday, May 4 in this atypical race. For runners in the US, the clock will start before sunrise (3:00am in […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Study: men more attracted to women with less makeup

Study: men more attracted to women with less makeup

(Relaxnews) – Women who never leave the house without layering on foundation, blush and eye makeup might want to reconsider their beauty routine, especially if the goal is to make themselves more attractive. A study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology concludes that women are seen as more attractive when they have on […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Rihanna’s trademark makeup looks: tutorials

Rihanna’s trademark makeup looks: tutorials

(Relaxnews) – The Barbadian popstar is revealed the cover star for Vogue Brasil’s latest issue, which hit newsstands Monday. RiRi was shot by Peruvian photographer Mariano Vivanco in a look that features some of her key beauty features (bold smoky eyes, strong colored lips and messy short hair). We examine how to recreate some of […]

Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Trying to muster the motivation to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement? Think back to a particularly exhilarating run or scenic bike ride and odds are you’re more likely to hit the gym. That’s according to the results of a recent study out of the University of Hampshire, which found […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

(Relaxnews) – For those headed to Cannes for the famous international festival this May, film screenings aren’t the only attraction to look forward to.  Here is a look at the temporary bars, nightclubs and artistic spaces slated to open their doors between May 14 and 25 to welcome international film stars, critics and celebrities. Unsurprisingly, […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
The ‘dirtiest’ and cleanest foods in the US produce aisle: report

The ‘dirtiest’ and cleanest foods in the US produce aisle: report

(Relaxnews) – For the fourth year in a row, apples have topped the list of most pesticide-laden produce in the US. In the Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen list, 99 percent of apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. The guide ranks 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

(SEPANG-AFP) – Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country’s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370. The much-delayed new facility near the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) officially commenced operations at 12:05 am (1605 GMT) when a […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

(Relaxnews) – With Father’s Day just around the corner, this could prove the perfect present for anyone who loves cars as much as they love rock n’ roll: the 1972 compact supercar that once belonged to the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist will be going under the hammer in Monaco at the Coys auction on Friday, […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring, Music ·
Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

(Relaxnews) – Expect to see more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and sustainable beef on the menu, says McDonald’s, which released details on its corporate responsibility plans for 2020. By 2016, the mega fast food chain says it will begin purchasing “a portion” of beef from verified sustainable sources. Customers in nine of its top markets […]

Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. None other than the top Republican in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner, mocked conservatives in his own party this […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

(Relaxnews) – Rumors suggest that the star could join his longtime friend Ben Affleck on the set of Zack Snyder’s forthcoming superhero movie, according to Thewrap.com. Matt Damon could board “Justice League,” the feature on the DC Comics superhero team, along the same lines as Marvel’s “Avengers.” The speculation should be regarded as such, however, […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How this restaurant produces zero waste

How this restaurant produces zero waste

(Relaxnews) – A small Chicago sandwich shop has gained headlines for pulling off an impressive feat for any restaurant: producing zero waste. Over two years, chef owner Justin Vrany’s restaurant Sandwich Me In has produced eight gallons of garbage — the average amount of waste produced by a restaurant every hour, he says. In more […]

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

(Relaxnews) – Apple has very quietly and without any fuss upgraded the processors across its range of ultra-lightweight notebooks and has also lowered their prices. All of the other specifications remain the same — 4GB of RAM as standard, Intel HD 500 graphics and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of solid state flash memory […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the brand will be able to book personal beauty appointments at two of Chanel’s London locations ahead of their weddings. Chanel has launched a new beauty service for brides at its Covent Garden and Bond Street boutiques in London, designed to help women prepare for the big day. A £90 (approx […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

(Relaxnews) – The new Trident Iceni claims to be the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel-powered sportscar. There’s no debating that diesel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years, but trying to convince avid well-heeled drivers to take a chance on an Iceni rather than its British compatriots, say a […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is the new face of the famous Swiss watch brand, the first time the role has fallen to a soccer player. The captain of the Portuguese national football team, one of the key talents in the Real Madrid starting line-up, and the two-time winner of the sport’s biggest […]

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

(Relaxnews) – Girls who were told they were fat at the age of 10 are more likely to be obese at the age of 19, according to the results of a new US study. The findings out of the University of Los Angeles California underscore the importance of refraining from making flippant fat comments to […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How mind games can make you smarter

How mind games can make you smarter

(Relaxnews) – Scientists in the US have developed a new training program for the brain that they say can make you smarter. Called “Gist reasoning training,” the program developed out of the University of Texas at Dallas goes beyond standard memory recall and information processing tests and improves cognitive performance by challenging the brain in […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian design house is expanding its Couture Editions line, part of the Armani/Privé Collection, with a new fragrance inspired by the Armani/Privé Ombre & Lumière apparel couture collection. Layering, generous volumes and contrasts between sheer and opaque fabrics are among the hallmarks of Giorgio Armani’s Spring-Summer 2014 couture collection. Ahead of summer, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary Italian furniture studio Gufram is preparing to show off its new pieces by designers including Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid at the “Wanted” exhibition running alongside ICFF New York. The group has collaborated with a host of big names within the design industry to create a hot new collection for 2014. Pieces include Boing […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman’s genes, and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that may one day cure her disease. The team reported clearing an important hurdle in the quest to make “personalised stem cells” for use in disease therapy, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800 million into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials said Monday. CEO Bob Iger said the deal, with Shanghai Shendi Group, will total an investment of $5.5 billion, and the additional funds will be to boost the […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Floorball, a hockey-like game popular in Singapore, will make its debut in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the city-state, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out, organisers said Tuesday. There will be 402 gold in 36 sports, including equestrian events, waterskiing and rowing, in the regional biennial games, the Singapore […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

(Relaxnews) – The fantasy series’ popularity continues to rise. The most recent episode was the most watched yet, seen by 6.9 million HBO subscribers on Sunday, April 27. “Game of Thrones” achieved a new record audience with the fourth episode of its fourth season, entitled “Oathkeeper.” The broadcast was watched by close to seven million […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell and Glee and Broadway star sensation, Darren Criss join multi-award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert […]

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Philippine and United States officials on Monday signed the agreement that will allow an enlarged rotational presence of American troops in the country, hours before the arrival of US President Barack Obama. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in Camp […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

GMA Network once again brought honor to the country by clinching seven world medals at the recently concluded 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. Among the Filipino awardees, the Kapuso Network went home with the most number of awards – eleven in total, including four finalist certificates—and sent the biggest contingent to […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Services ·
GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 (AFP) – US congressman Michael Grimm of New York was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, the FBI said. Grimm, a former FBI agent himself and a second-term Republican from Staten Island, was expected to be arraigned later Monday in federal court. “As […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Filipino militant groups based in the United States and other countries will join protests against the visit of US President Barack Obama this coming week, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said Saturday. Bayan, which is planning its own two-day protest action, said at least 20 US-based organizations allied with it were […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

By Chantal VALERY WASHINGTON (AFP) − The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can disregard race as a factor in university admissions, in a fresh blow to a legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. The 6-2 ruling upheld the constitutionality of a measure passed by referendum in Michigan that disallowed so-called affirmative action […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued delicacy in Hong Kong and China. Conservationists say booming demand for such fins has put pressure […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the technology behind Z-rated tires, Reebok designed a new shoe offering optimal support, propulsion and foot flexibility for walking. The Reebok Z Walk is available for both men and women. Particularly flexible and lightweight, the new shoe provides just the right amount of support for walking. An innovative technology inspired by […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The Maracana stadium, a footballing theatre which every fan dreams of visiting, has morphed into an ultra-modern, sustainable and safe arena, albeit one with elitist traits, compared to the populist temple it once was. Though the stadium has twice been extensively remodeled since, all Brazilians know it as the place where […]

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

By Aaron Tam HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation to the victims of […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) approved a new interpretation of China’s Criminal Law at a bimonthly session, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The NPC, China’s […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
The promise of quality living at Rockwell’s exceptional residences

The promise of quality living at Rockwell’s exceptional residences

With 19 years of providing quality living, expertise in property management, and a trained eye for pioneering design, Rockwell Land has created the Philippines’ premier luxury residential and commercial communities. Its flagship development, Rockwell Center, is a 15.5-hectare, self-contained and mixed-use development located in the country’s financial, business, and lifestyle capital, Makati City. Rockwell Center […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

(Relaxnews) – With celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence spotted growing out their pixie haircuts, we take a look at how to deal with that awkward in-between phase. The early stages http://youtu.be/t7Ib8oQofhA Blogger Makayla starts the “awkward transition” of growing out her pixie cut in this video. She recommends using a curl cream to control […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Football: London and Munich rivals for Euro 2020 semis and final

Football: London and Munich rivals for Euro 2020 semis and final

(PARIS-AFP) – The semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 will be staged in either London or Munich, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Saturday. They were the only two cities that submitted bid dossiers for the semi-finals/final package of the new format tournament by a Friday midnight deadline. In all, 19 cities from 19 […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Walking can help creative thinking: study

Walking can help creative thinking: study

(Relaxnews) – People who rely on walks to overcome writer’s block or solve a tricky problem seem to have it right: new research shows that walking — whether indoors or outdoors — can encourage creative thought. Researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education conducted experiments on 176 people and found that participants who walked […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Lancôme unveils new makeup pouches from couture designers

Lancôme unveils new makeup pouches from couture designers

(Relaxnews) – Accustomed to working with some of the most prestigious names in fashion (such as Alber Elbaz and Jason Wu), Lancôme is renewing the experience by teaming with three world-renowned Parisian designers: Yiqing Yin, Alexandre Vauthier and Jacquemus. Each of the three couturiers has created a limited edition Lancôme makeup kit that can easily […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

(PARIS-AFP) – People who boosted their coffee intake by “moderate to large” doses in a US-based study had a lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those with stable consumption, researchers said Friday. An analysis of studies that tracked the diet and lifestyles of more than 120,000 health sector workers, showed that those who increased their […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra […]

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wore denim jeans Wednesday along with fellow Angelenos, guests and supporters as a sign of protest against sexual violence at the GUESS headquarters downtown organized by the LA-based nonprofit organization Peace Over Violence. Wednesday’s Denim Day also coincided with other “protests” held in the state of California after the Legislature […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to peek through your fingers for this one: a pair of French daredevils have broken the record for the highest BASE jump after leaping from the tip of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The heart-stopping stunt is captured on […]

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

(Relaxnews) – MAC has unveiled its latest designer collaboration, a capsule collection with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of New York City-based fashion label Proenza Schouler. The collection riffs on the designers’ signature use of quirky colors and iridescent finishes. First announced in October last year, the collection will hit select stores on May 1. […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

(STERLING, United States-AFP) – Adrienne Schreiber curls down her lower lip to reveal “SF1” inked in black — a tattoo celebrating Scare Force One, a tribe of fierce Washington women on roller skates. When they get together, they push, shove and — above all — win. Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

(Relaxnews) – A shoppable video for a Petit Bateau capsule collection, Léa Seydoux and flowers feature in a new Prada scent short, and cool dreamy imagery for the Mykita-Margiela collaboration: here are the finest cuts from the world of fashion film over the past seven days. Petit Bateau  The French brand celebrated its capsule collection […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – A less powerful and less thirsty version of the company’s compact Macan will be heading to select Asian markets after its China motor show debut this week and could one day go on sale in Europe, too. It looks almost identical to the 3-liter, turbocharged V6 version of the German sports car maker’s […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Modern Family’ star opens beer bar in Utah

‘Modern Family’ star opens beer bar in Utah

(Relaxnews) – The actor who plays a bumbling but lovable TV dad on the US comedy series “Modern Family” has opened the doors to a new beer hall in Utah. Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the award-winning TV show, has teamed up with local food celebrity and Salt Lake […]

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

(Relaxnews) – North Americans are intrepid travelers and look for destinations that are ‘off the beaten track,’ while Europeans seek out sun-soaked beach vacations. Those are among some of the key findings in a large-scale TripAdvisor survey that polled 60,000 respondents in 32 markets around the world for the bi-annual TripBarometer, which aims to gauge […]

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – The Kenyan-Mexican actress has been named as 2014’s “Most Beautiful” by People magazine. Nyong’o has had a stellar rise over the past 12 months, following her breakout performace in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film “12 Years A Slave,” her debut film role, for which she picked up this year’s Academy Award for Best […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Imelda Cledera-Rodriguez:  ‘Make each day a masterpiece’

Imelda Cledera-Rodriguez: ‘Make each day a masterpiece’

US Asian Post first learned about this educator when she produced a benefit concert for the typhoon Haiyan victims. We watched that concert and were blown away by the performance of students from different cultures sharing their time and talent to help people they don’t even know. Before she sang Beth Middler’s “From a Distance” […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Offbeat ·
Once you pop, you can’t stop: designers create organ made from Pringles cans

Once you pop, you can’t stop: designers create organ made from Pringles cans

(Relaxnews) – A Brooklyn-based artistic collective has created a fully-functioning pipe organ made from 250 empty Pringles cans. The instrument features a playing area, and pressing down on the exposed cans around this section of the organ creates various unusual tones generated from within the base of the piece, which flow up through the pipes. […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months. Palcohol is made by an Arizona company called Lipsmark and will come in six varieties of single-drink pouches, the company website says. Drinkers […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

Tips for being an eco-conscious consumer (Family Features) Whether stopping in for a daily to-go cup of coffee or running your weekly grocery store trip, you likely have many purchases throughout the day. With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on your own personal impact on the environment and […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that people search for “healthy” topics on Google 30 percent more often at the beginning of the week than at the end. Investigators from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and non-profit organization the Monday Campaigns analyzed “healthy” Google searches — meaning searches that […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

(Relaxnews) – Disney France has invited around 20 fashion designers and visual artists to explore the theme of “Bad for Good” (“Le Mal pour le Bien”) through a series of works that will be exhibited in Paris and sold at auction for charity. Once again this year, Disney France is renewing its tradition of partnering […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

(Relaxnews) – After posing in the Italian brand’s apparel and accessories, Lady Gaga is looking glamorous in Versace shades. The design house has revealed the first images of its latest eyewear campaign featuring its star spokesmodel. The decor is the same as in Versace’s latest handbag and ready-to-wear campaigns. Posing on a couch, Lady Gaga […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

(Relaxnews) – An American chef whose mastery of bistro cuisine enabled her to open a Parisian outpost of her New York ‘gastrotheque’ Buvette to critical acclaim shares her secrets to recreating the same rustic but chic fare at home in her upcoming cookbook. Named after chef Jody Williams’s New York and Paris restaurants, the 304-page […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
D-Day memorial tourism: family-friendly destinations

D-Day memorial tourism: family-friendly destinations

(Relaxnews) – On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, bringing France and the rest of Europe one step closer to liberation from Nazi occupation. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of this historic invasion, a key turning point in World War II and a touchstone in military history for Americans and […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

(SANKT ANTON AM ARLBERG-AFP) – Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it’s called snow volleyball. Think of it as beach volleyball at 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), played on white powder with skiers whizzing by. […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

(Relaxnews) – Traveling throughout Japan and have a beef about the country’s public transportation or tourist services? Air your complaint over on Twitter and odds are it will be heard. According to a report out of Japan News, the country’s tourism office has launched a new program that will analyze tweets made by foreign tourists to help […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

(Relaxnews) – A California-based artist has created a giant mirrored structure that comments on our increasing obsession with selfies. “Screen Identity” is a seven-foot wooden sculpture of a smartphone that features a mirror as its screen. It is big enough to frame the entire body of those who approach it, reinforcing the idea that as […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Are you a green hotel guest?

Are you a green hotel guest?

(Relaxnews) – According to a TripAdvisor survey of 2,100 respondents, here are the top five most common ways US travelers lessen their environmental impact in hotels: 1. An impressive 96 percent of respondents said they do their part by turning off the lights when leaving the room. 2. The second most popular eco-friendly behavior is […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

(Relaxnews) – Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few simple resolutions that will help you eat green and healthfully — and drive up industry demand for organic, local and sustainably produced foods. To officially […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry reigns over Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of April 14-20, while footballer Cristiano Ronaldo also takes a spot in the top ten. Perry’s spot at the top comes thanks to buzz across several social networks. On Facebook she received more than 300,000 likes and was talked […]

A fetish for full body suits in Japan

A fetish for full body suits in Japan

(TOKYO-AFP) – By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything — including her eyes — and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

(Relaxnews) – Can artists’ imagination and creativity be explained through biology? Possibly. A study published in the journal NeuroImage indicates that their brains show structural differences from those of non-artists. Researchers scanned the brains of 21 art students and 23 students in other disciplines using a method known as voxel-based morphometry. Comparisons between the two […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Health & Fitness ·
Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

TOKYO (AFP) –Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday. The two governments “have decided to engage in intensive discussions on various subjects at various levels” to improve conditions surrounding relations, […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

LOS ANGELES, C.A.,  – We are pleased to announce that Filipino-American, Jojo Aguilar, is returning as the Master of Ceremony for the 2014 First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-26, 2014 at the Edward Jones Dome.  More than 10,000 high school students from around the globe will […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Science & Technology ·
Four-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Janet Evans to speake at LA Go Red For Women luncheon

Four-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Janet Evans to speake at LA Go Red For Women luncheon

LOS ANGELES 2014 – Celebrated U.S. Olympic swimmer, Janet Evans, will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 10th annual Los Angeles Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 9, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Evans is widely regarded as the greatest female distance swimmer in history and was recently named one of the Top 100 Greatest […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

(Relaxnews) – An interactive store window that analyzes what you’re wearing and recommends a personalized new outfit based on your age, gender and complexion could be the next big thing in virtual shopping technology. AS Colourmatic aims to encourage shoppers to abandon their wardrobe staples of blacks, whites and greys and opt for riskier, more colorful […]

‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

(Relaxnews) – Original artwork and limited edition prints relating to the first “Ghostbusters” film are to go on tour, following rumors about a third entry to the franchise. Backed by the Los Angeles pop culture exhibition space Gallery 1988 in conjunction with Sony Pictures, the show will make its first stop in New York, not […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish apparel brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by hiring world class supermodel Adriana Lima. Known across the globe for her striking eyes and impressive curves, the Brazilian supermodel has just become the first global spokesmodel for the colorful ready-to-wear brand. The tie-up does not come as a surprise, as the 32-year-old […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday. RR Auction did not disclose the name of the buyer of the still-functional Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed to […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Next year’s Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 — back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The timetable leading up to the Oscars, traditionally the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season, was […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

(Relaxnews) – The actor is in talks to take the lead role in maritime action film “The Finest Hours.” Well known as James T. Kirk from the ongoing “Star Trek” reboot and recently seen in spy film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine is in negotiations to become involved in Disney’s seaborne project. Craig Gillespie […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s period piece “Jersey Boys” charts the phenomenal success of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll vocal group The Four Seasons. Based on the multithreaded Tony-winning musical play, “Jersey Boys” was reworked for cinema by “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and “Hugo” screenplay writer John Logan. It wasn’t just talent that got Valli and his lads […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up avenues for new contraception or treating infertility, they said. When a sperm meets an egg, they fuse to form […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Cutting back on salt has saved lives, study suggests

Cutting back on salt has saved lives, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Have nutritional awareness campaigns had an impact on the UK population over the past decade? Absolutely, according to a recent study published in the medical journal BMJ Open. A reduction in daily salt intake is thought to be linked to a 40% reduction in the rate of mortality by heart attack or stroke in […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

(ROME-AFP) – Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience. The pontiff will be “just down the street and we’re hoping he’s going to come visit us and see […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Easter, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

(FUKUSHIMA, Japan-AFP) – Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Swiss Air Lines becomes world’s ‘first allergy-friendly’ carrier

Swiss Air Lines becomes world’s ‘first allergy-friendly’ carrier

(Relaxnews) – In response to the rise of food intolerances and allergies among consumers, Swiss International Air Lines has announced that it’s become the world’s first certified “allergy-friendly” airline. Beginning next month, the carrier says it will begin rolling out new products and services to improve the flying experience for allergy sufferers, ranging from the […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Domino’s Pizza debuts crustless chicken pizza

Domino’s Pizza debuts crustless chicken pizza

(Relaxnews) – Watch out KFC and Chick-fil-A, there’s an unlikely player who’s trying to disturb the pecking order of fast food chicken chains: Domino’s Pizza. In its latest product, Specialty Chicken, there’s no pizza crust in sight. Instead, the US chain has replaced it with breaded, white boneless chicken pieces that are then topped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Athletics: Three in the mix to host 2019 outdoor world championships

Athletics: Three in the mix to host 2019 outdoor world championships

(PARIS-AFP) – Barcelona, Doha and American city Eugene will compete to be the hosts of the 2019 outdoor World Athletics Championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Tuesday. All three have experience of hosting major athletics meetings. Barcelona, hosts of the successful 1992 Olympic Games, hosted the 2010 European Athletics Championships while […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Paco Rabanne introduces Lady Million’s more delicate side

Paco Rabanne introduces Lady Million’s more delicate side

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish brand has introduced a new eau de toilette based on its iconic women’s fragrance Lady Million. Represented by the Czech supermodel Hana Jirickova, Lady Million Eau My Gold! will arrive at perfume counters this summer. After launching 1 Million and Lady Million in 2008 and 2010, Paco Rabanne has unveiled a […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

(Relaxnews) – The actor could play the mutant once again in a spin-off of the “X-Men” franchise, he confirmed in an interview with MTV. Channing Tatum announced that he had met with Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of the previous “X-Men” movies, to discuss the possibility of playing Gambit in a forthcoming film. The 33-year-old actor […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

(Relaxnews) – Citroën’s premium brand DS, which is marketed exclusively in China, has just introduced its first SUV. Slated to premiere at the next Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR is directly derived from the Wild Rubis concept and aims to combine performance and luxury. In terms of design, the DS 6WR is equipped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

(TOKYO-AFP) – If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike “E.T.” in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, modern-day Japanese fashionistas need only pick up their Android-powered smartphone to set […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

(Relaxnews) – Design houses like Roberto Cavalli and Armani are creating some of the chicest Easter eggs on the block, enrobing confectionery in animal-inspired prints and wrapping their Easter collections with a pink sash. Cavalli’s springtime ode, for instance, comes in the form of a trio of zebra and giraffe-inspired white, milk and dark chocolate […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup to finish in Monte Carlo

2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup to finish in Monte Carlo

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in history, the famous regatta will take sailors from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo, rather than ending in Italy. The change in finish line location is a one-time occurrence, according to the organizers. For its 62nd edition, the Giraglia Rolex Cup will defy the tradition that has always defined its finish […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

(SEOUL-AFP) – US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors. The festival, to be held at Seoul’s Olympic stadium on August 15-16, will feature a host of K-pop stars including “Gangnam Style” […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

(Relaxnews) – Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” has given the go-ahead to another spin-off storyline from novelist Jay Bonansinga. “Descent,” which is due for an October 14 release from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin’s Press, revolves around Lilly Caul, one of Kirkman’s original characters who returns from Bonansinga’s 2012 novel “The Walking […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Louise Bourgoin to represent Kenzo’s next fragrance

Louise Bourgoin to represent Kenzo’s next fragrance

(Relaxnews) – On April 15, Kenzo announced that it has chosen the French actress and model Louise Bourgoin as the spokesmodel for its next women’s fragrance. Rumors regarding the tie-up had been swirling for close to a year, but Kenzo Parfums had yet to confirm the partnership until now. For the time being, Kenzo has […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

(Relaxnews) – Hogwarts is Here, an online educational website modeled after J.K. Rowling’s school for young magic-users, is open for currency-free business. Following in the footsteps of the fictional Harry, Hermione and Ron just got a whole lot easier with a selection of nine-week online courses provided by a coven of industrious fans. Launched on […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is also the product of digital code, will perform in 3D alongside a band made […]

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy said the concert, dubbed “After the Storm,” will be staged at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts here […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

(Relaxnews) – Cathay Pacific Airways and boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith are offering couples who were rained-out on their Caribbean honeymoon or never took one at all a luxury ‘honeymoon makeover’ package to Bali. For couples who were forced to put their “for better or worse” vows to the test early because of […]

Karine Arabian unveils new handbag collection

Karine Arabian unveils new handbag collection

(Relaxnews) – Spring-Summer 2014 marks the return of handbags at Karine Arabian, as the brand’s accessories line consisted solely of leather cuff bracelets last season. The new collection will be available from April 30. Like the latest Karine Arabian shoe collection, the new handbag line is characterized by a sophisticated yet trendy style. Round and […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

(Relaxnews) – The actor and director will play a former gay activist turned anti-gay Christian pastor in this drama, Deadline.com reports. James Franco will appear in the title role of “Michael,” the directorial debut of 22-year-old Canadian actor Justin Kelly (“Maps of the Stars”). The film will be based on the true story of Michael […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – The actor and producer will take part in “Tusk,” the forthcoming feature from the director who gained a cult following in the 1990s with “Clerks” and “Mallrats.” News of Johnny Depp’s involvement was revealed by Justin Long, the star of “Tusk,” in an interview with Long-island.newsday.com. According to Thewrap.com, the 50-year-old actor will […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

(UEBERLINGEN, Germany-AFP) – What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europe’s top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them. High-end clinics specialising in deprivation rather than pampering are all the rage in Germany, one of the homes of the fasting movement, and in some […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Clean cutting boards a must for avoiding E. coli contamination

Clean cutting boards a must for avoiding E. coli contamination

(Relaxnews) – According to a recent study, hospitals aren’t the only places where the multi-drug-resistant bacteria E. coli may be lurking. The results of the investigation confirm what most germophobes already know: hands and cutting boards should be thoroughly washed to avoid contamination, particularly after coming into contact with raw poultry. Along with hands, cutting […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

(Relaxnews) – The New York City designer, famed for her luxurious bridal gowns, has unveiled an extremely cool fashion film to show off her latest designs. Vera Wang debuted her Spring 2015 Bridal collection with a new film titled “Chasing Alix.” Directed by fast-rising fashion filmmaker and photographer Gordon Von Steiner, the one-and-a-half minute film stars A-list […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

(PRESIDENT FREI BASE, Antarctica-AFP) – As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain. Tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination. The group paid a small fortune — $3,000 per head — for a quick five-hour visit to […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:30 PM James Bridges Theater Melnitz Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Admission fee: $5 Web announcement: permiasla.org/imovie Information from Erdy Putra: 213-399-9668; eputra@usc.edu 2013 film by MVP Pictures: Director: Hanung Bramantyo; Writer: Ben Sihombing; Executive Producer: Amrit Punjabi; Lead Actor: Ario Bayu. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWLCasO3rcE The film features the life of Soekarno, the first […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online, Videos ·
Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

(Relaxnews) – The show and its cast of New York ad executives returns to AMC on Sunday, April 13. Fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere of this seventh and final season of “Mad Men,” especially since creators have kept plot details strictly under wraps. This season, Don Draper and his entourage are living in the […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

(Relaxnews) – A video starring sports megastars Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi in a “selfie shootout” was officially bestowed with the title of most viral celebrity spot 2014 for clocking more than 137 million hits since first airing last year. If you aren’t one of the more than 137.2 million people to have seen “Kobe […]

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest regional theme park company has announced plans to build a Six Flags-branded park in Dubai — its first in the Middle East. Scheduled to open in 2017, the park will join other theme parks at Jebel Ali, in partnership with real estate development firm Meraas. Jebel Ali is a beach […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Reigning NBA champion Miami and current season win leader San Antonio will be among five teams to play worldwide pre-season games next October, the league announced Thursday. China, Germany, Brazil and Turkey will host exhibitions ahead of the start of the 2014-2015 campaign with the league also saying international regular-season games will […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
London named world’s best sporting city 2014

London named world’s best sporting city 2014

(Relaxnews) – London has scored the title of Ultimate Sports City 2014 in a ranking that looks at the world’s best cities for hosting sporting events. It’s the second consecutive time that the British capital has taken the title in SportsBusiness International’s Ultimate Sports Cities Awards. Nor is it a particularly surprising win with the […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24’ release update

Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24’ release update

(Relaxnews) – The star of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Volver” could be in line for a prominent role in the 24th Bond film, due 2015, according to a schedule update issued by Sony Picture. Named alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, Cruz was the surprise fourth headline star named as part of Sony’s […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

(Relaxnews) – Rick Yancey’s hit novel “The 5th Wave” is moving closer to cinematic success as “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass” star Chloe Moretz enters final negotiations to take the lead role. With a storyline that follows Cassie Sullivan as she tries to track down her younger brother following four successive waves of alien invasion, […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – As with each model in the company’s six-part Legends Series, the fifth and penultimate car — called Black Bess — will be limited to three examples and is based on a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. However, in honor of the Type 18 — the historic Bugatti that is serving as inspiration for […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Survey finds US families spending less on prom

Survey finds US families spending less on prom

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are spending less on one of their most beloved springtime rituals, the high school prom, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The typical US household will spend $978 on prom, down 14 percent from the average $1,139 that families spent in 2013 on such items as formal attire, limousine rental, tickets […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
New premium chicken sandwich shop could ruffle some feathers

New premium chicken sandwich shop could ruffle some feathers

(Relaxnews) – The same company that owns KFC is quietly testing out a premium chicken sandwich restaurant in the US that’s being widely seen as an aggressive strike against Chick-fil-A. Opened in Arlington, Texas, Super Chix bills itself as the place to find “the last true chicken sandwich.” Chicken is hand-breaded, says the site, cooked in 100 […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Study: drinking milk could prevent arthritis in women

Study: drinking milk could prevent arthritis in women

(Relaxnews) – Drinking low-fat or skim milk could slow the progression of knee arthritis, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care & Research, the journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). While cow milk certainly has its detractors, its role in promoting healthy bone structure has long been established. This latest study […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
California Food Banks Have Crucial Need for More Milk

California Food Banks Have Crucial Need for More Milk

The Great American Milk Drive Launches to Provide Local Food Banks with Gallons of Milk San Clemente, Calif. – That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in many of California’s food banks.  According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Services ·
NHM Brings Pop-up Nature Lab and Store to Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

NHM Brings Pop-up Nature Lab and Store to Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Also Presenting the NHM Children’s Stage   WHAT:            The NHM booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will feature talks, author signings, Dinosaur Encounters shows, live animal presentations, and hands-on workshops, in conjunction with the opening of the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit on April 13. WHO:              Book signings by Al Yankovic, Charles Phoenix, Jared Diamond, Brian Switek and […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Online ·
US VegWeek kicks off April 21

US VegWeek kicks off April 21

By Elena Johnson There are 52 weeks in a year – why not make at least one of them meat-free? US VegWeek kicks off on April 21! I hope you’ll join me in taking the 7-day VegPledge – for the planet, our health, and animals. When you sign up at USVegWeek.com, you’ll receive a free starter pack loaded with […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release

New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Out of Borneo: The role of slavery in the peopling of the Philippines

Out of Borneo: The role of slavery in the peopling of the Philippines

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:30 am – 10:45 am Fowler A139 UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Lecture by Roderick G. Orlina, PhD Candidate, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Australia) One of the most glaring omissions in Philippine historical discourse is the legacy of slavery in shaping the nation’s […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Michelle Williams returns in new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams returns in new Louis Vuitton campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has returned for a new campaign with the French luxury brand, showing off Louis Vuitton’s latest bags and luggage. In the new adverts, 33-year-old Williams shows off the Lockit, Capucines, and Alma bags, all representing (like the actress herself) “three different facets of femininity” according to the brand.  The Lockit […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
UCLA Thai Smakom Culture Night “Before Summer”

UCLA Thai Smakom Culture Night “Before Summer”

Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 PM Schoenberg Hall Auditorium UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public but tickets required.  Further information available at www.facebook.com/events/621377741279666/. Come join us for our show filled with drama, fight scenes, song, and dance, Muay Thai demonstrations, Thai Smakom Modern dance group, traditional song and dance. Looktoong and Rum […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Permanent Resident Does Not Require Job to Sponsor Spouse

Permanent Resident Does Not Require Job to Sponsor Spouse

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a permanent resident of Canada. I landed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2005 and had a good paying job. In 2011, I returned to the Philippines to care for my ailing father and I have not returned to Canada since. During my stay in the Philippines I met a woman […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Palmdale, California Author Publishes New Book

Palmdale, California Author Publishes New Book

This True Story Exposes the Realities of Chasing a Hollywood Dream “Within the Winds of Hollywood,” a new book by Joseph Yore, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Emporium, Pennsylvania, bruised his ego and broke his heart. So Joseph Yore left his hometown to go west in San Francisco, California to start his […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online ·
New book details one family’s sugar-free year

New book details one family’s sugar-free year

(Relaxnews) – In 2011, Eve Schaub and her family decided to eliminate added sugar from their diet for one year. The experience was a positive one overall, as the author recounts in her new memoir “Year of No Sugar,” published in the US this week. In a world full of processed foods, added sugar is […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Crystal Cruises creates ‘Game of Thrones’ excursion

Crystal Cruises creates ‘Game of Thrones’ excursion

(Relaxnews) – Crystal Cruises has created an excursion for “Game of Thrones” fans that will take guests to key filming locations in Northern Ireland as part of a cruise along the British Isles. In response to the cult-like popularity of the HBO fantasy drama, the cruise line has added a half-day excursion to their seven […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny to play expats for Amazon

Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny to play expats for Amazon

(Relaxnews) – The audiovisual division of the online retail giant has recruited the two stars for a new pilot, which begins shooting this week in Paris and will also feature Dree Hemingway and Carrie MacLemore. Amazon Studios’ “The Cosmopolitans” will follow a group of American expatriates living in the French capital. Written and directed by […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Analyst: Apple prepping phablets, tablets and more for 2014 launch

Analyst: Apple prepping phablets, tablets and more for 2014 launch

(Relaxnews) – Expect to see a bigger iPhone, lighter iPads and even a new addition to the company’s lightweight MacBook Air notebook line before the end of the year. Unlike so many analysts that spend their time second-guessing what Apple has planned or the next industry it is going to disrupt, Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor

Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Istanbul has emerged as the top destination in a ranking that serves as a barometer of the most popular travel hotspots trending around the world in 2014. The largest city in Turkey has pulled off an impressive feat in the sixth edition of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2014 report, leapfrogging 11 places from last year […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Virgin Galactic launches search for boy behind spaceline idea

Virgin Galactic launches search for boy behind spaceline idea

(Relaxnews) – Sir Richard Branson has launched a worldwide appeal to help him find the child who, 26 years ago, asked a question that inspired him to launch his commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic. During a live appearance on a BBC TV show in 1988, Branson answered a viewer call from a young Shihan Musafer, who […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging 29 defendants with firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and honest services fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez. […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

(ROME-AFP) – Italy’s Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled “The Young Pope” about Lenny Belardo — a fictional first-ever Italian American pontiff, an Italian daily reported on Tuesday. The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not been revealed but […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to co-star in ‘The Nest’

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to co-star in ‘The Nest’

(Relaxnews) – The two “Saturday Night Live” alums will reunite for this upcoming Universal comedy, Deadline.com reports. In “The Nest,” Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will play two 30-something sisters who decide to throw one last party in their parents’ house, which is about to be sold. The comedy will be helmed by Jason Moore, […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Football: UEFA to mark 1914 Christmas truce match

Football: UEFA to mark 1914 Christmas truce match

(GENEVA-AFP) – European football’s governing body UEFA on Tuesday announced that it planned a high-level ceremony to mark the 1914 Christmas truce match played by Allied and German soldiers in World War I. UEFA chief Michel Platini has invited the leaders of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, plus the heads of the national […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Audi teases crossover concept ahead of Beijing

Audi teases crossover concept ahead of Beijing

(Relaxnews) – The show car, which looks like a cross between a TT sports coupé and an off-roader suggest that Audi is planning to add yet another SUV to its range. As is usually the case with teasers ahead of official auto show reveals, Audi is being less than forthcoming about specific details. However, the […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons

‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Hit HBO television show “Games of Thrones” was renewed for two more seasons Tuesday, two days after its latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster’s online app. Sunday’s fourth season debut drew 6.6 million viewers, the most for the pay-channel since the finale of HBO cult hit “The Sopranos” […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Analyst: Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor

Analyst: Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor

(Relaxnews) – If all of the reports turn out to be true, the company’s first wearable technology device could well be a wrist-worn virtual doctor rather than just a second screen for the iPhone. In a note to investors seen by Apple Insider, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis says that the iWatch will be able to monitor […]

‘Spider-Man’ spin-off nets ‘Cabin in the Woods’ director

‘Spider-Man’ spin-off nets ‘Cabin in the Woods’ director

(Relaxnews) – “The Sinister Six,” a feature-length look at some of Spider-Man’s notable villains, looks like it’ll be not just written but also directed by “Cabin in the Woods” man Drew Goddard. Goddard wrote nine episodes of “Lost” over its first four seasons and also had writing credits on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Human dietary supplement linked to longer life in mice

Human dietary supplement linked to longer life in mice

(PARIS-AFP) – An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday. This would translate into an average eight-year longevity gain if the result could be repeated in humans, Swiss researchers reported in the journal Nature Communications. A team led by Michael Ristow at the […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Grad student finds out where bee stings hurt the most

Grad student finds out where bee stings hurt the most

(Relaxnews) – A Cornell University graduate student set out to answer a simple question: what is the most painful place to be stung by a honeybee? The response was determined using the Schmidt Sting Pain Index over a month of daily, self-inflicted pain. To carry out his rather unusual experiment, Michael Smith stung himself five […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Adam Levine adding women’s line to his K-Mart collaboration

Adam Levine adding women’s line to his K-Mart collaboration

(Relaxnews) – The singer and talent show judge has added women’s clothing to his hugely popular collaboration with Kmart. Adam Levine-loving ladies, you’re in luck! The singer has unveiled a new affordable fashion line for women to add to his men’s collection with the US retailer Kmart which launched last October. The TV and music […]

Matthew Terry fronts campaign for new Calvin Klein fragrance

Matthew Terry fronts campaign for new Calvin Klein fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Calvin Klein chose supermodel Matthew Terry as the face of its latest men’s fragrance: CK Free Sport. The limited edition eau de toilette will be available from May. Among Calvin Klein’s most frequent collaborators, Terry regularly poses for the brand’s menswear, jeans and watch campaigns. This time, the young man lends his rock […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Lounge ambience for Chanel eyewear with Alice Dellal

Lounge ambience for Chanel eyewear with Alice Dellal

(Relaxnews) – The fashionista has been shot by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld for a new Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. One of the brand’s coolest ambassadors, Alice Dellal has been roped in to show off Chanel’s latest eyewear collection, a range of chic shades and glasses. The 26-year-old Brazilian-born UK-based model appears lounging around, “part rebel, part blossoming young […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Does junk food make you lazy?

Does junk food make you lazy?

(Relaxnews) – A diet rich in processed foods and fat — and the extra weight that comes along with it — may actually cause fatigue, a lack of motivation and decreased performance, according to a recent study involving lab rats. It’s a generally accepted fact that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity. But according […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Starwood bans shark fin soup

Starwood bans shark fin soup

(Relaxnews) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the latest international hotel chain to ban the controversial shark fin soup across its entire portfolio of brands including Sheraton, Le Meridien, St. Regis and W Hotels. Beginning this July, in a gesture of environmental stewardship, the company will no longer serve the dish that’s considered a delicacy […]

‘Laban: The Legend of Urduja’ at Cal’s State Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night April 25

‘Laban: The Legend of Urduja’ at Cal’s State Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night April 25

A Filipino student association based in Cal State Long Beach is going to hold a Filipino cultural night and will stage a play entitled “Laban: The Legend of Urduja” as its 28th annual cultural presentation on April 25 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. California State University, Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

(LONDON-AFP) – As the home of cooked breakfasts and pints of beer, it is perhaps no surprise that Britain is the European king of anti-cholesterol drugs with some seven million users. But recommendations to widen the use of “statins” — the class of drugs used to battle cholesterol — has sparked a national debate about […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

(Relaxnews) – Faced with the frustration of their fans, many of whom were disappointed with the show’s ending, the creators of “How I Met Your Mother” have decided to release an alternate conclusion. This second finale will be available on DVD this fall. The conclusion chosen by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the comedy’s creators, […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 (AFP) – The United States is mostly deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed only minor offenses or have no criminal record, despite President Barack Obama’s promises to the contrary, the New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said it found that only 20 percent of the two million people deported […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

(Relaxnews) – Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that “Star Wars Episode VII” has started filming, even if casting isn’t totally complete. Though Horn would not confirm which actors had already been signed for J.J. Abrams’s production, plenty have been linked with the seventh “Star Wars” film. Adam Driver (“Girls”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Is David Beckham launching a clothing line?

Is David Beckham launching a clothing line?

(Relaxnews) – The global sports and fashion star is rumored to be working on his own fashion label. Beckham is one of the most bankable global names in the men’s fashion and sports scenes. Now, according to rumors picked up by WWD, the 38-year-old is eyeing up a deal for his own casual sportswear fashion line. […]

Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

(Family Features) When you think of Easter goodies there’s a good chance the flavorful jelly bean comes to mind – a big hit with kids young and old. But, because flavor preferences change with age, it stands to reason that not all Easter gifts are created equal. So, how do you navigate the taste bud […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
James Franco directs for Gucci

James Franco directs for Gucci

(Relaxnews) – The multitalented actor, director, writer and published poet has directed a new ad for the Italian luxury label, showing off the company’s latest sunglasses for Spring-Summer 2014. The video, which was teased last week, was unveiled by Gucci Monday. It’s not the first time the actor has linked up with the brand. Franco is currently […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

By Dan De Luce HONOLULU (AFP) – US officials on Wednesday offered to help ASEAN countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies. Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and other top officials discussed the danger posed by rising global temperatures with ASEAN defense ministers in Honolulu, home […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday. The superhero saga from Disney’s Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Filipino Veterans Foundation presents Bataan Legacy April

Filipino Veterans Foundation presents Bataan Legacy April

Los Angeles, CA –  In commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan (A Day of Valor), the Filipino Veterans Foundation will present Bataan Legacy on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Admission to the Program is Free.  Doors will open at 10:00 AM.  A reception will […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings ·
Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

(Relaxnews) – Parents planning their summer vacation this year may want to consult a new ranking of the top kid-friendly attractions as voted by families across the US. According to 2,000 readers of FamilyFun magazine, the top historic site in the US, for instance, is Mount Rushmore, while the top national park for families is […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary French furniture studio Moustache is celebrating its fifth birthday with a living ‘breathing’ installation at this year’s Milan Design Week. The “Half Decade Beast” exhibition will feature 10 new projects by designers including Bertjan Pot, Scholten & Baijings, Formafantasma, Raw-Edges, Constance Guisset and Dimitri Bähler. Lacquered chairs, moustache lamps and iridescent vases will all […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Love, sex and football: a Brazilian extravaganza awaits

Love, sex and football: a Brazilian extravaganza awaits

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – Calling all football lovers…and lovers. June 12, Brazil. Put it in your diary. The date isn’t just the big kick-off as Brazil get the World Cup underway against Croatia; it’s also Lovers’ Day in the host nation. The coincidence of dates heralds a boon for entrepreneurs plying their wares in Brazil’s expanding […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

(Relaxnews) – In contrast to the American tradition of baseball card collecting, hardly as popular as it once was, the international pastime of soccer sticker collecting is still alive and well, particularly in the lead up to the World Cup. Panini, the world’s largest publisher of collectibles, has now announced the event’s official licensed album […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

(LONDON-AFP) – It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed if not adopted the idea of five a day, the target endorsed by the state-run National Health […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
North Korea opens up marathon race to foreigners

North Korea opens up marathon race to foreigners

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in its 27-year history, the world’s most hermetically sealed country will allow foreigners to hit the pavement in North Korea’s annual marathon race. About 200 foreigners have signed up to run alongside likeminded North Korean runners April 13 at the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, reports Associated Press, where […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
New York’s Tavern on the Green to re-open this month

New York’s Tavern on the Green to re-open this month

(Relaxnews) – After facing an uncertain future, a team of restaurateurs have breathed new life into the iconic Central Park restaurant and landmark Tavern on the Green, which will reopen to the public this month. When the restaurant closed in 2009, tourists and New Yorkers alike bemoaned the loss of the historic ‘fairyland oasis’ of […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – An international exhibition in New York explores the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, the pterosaurs who ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago. “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs,” opens on Saturday and runs until January 2015 at the American Museum of Natural History, co-curated […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Land of the diligent: two-thirds of Americans work while on vacation

Land of the diligent: two-thirds of Americans work while on vacation

(Relaxnews) – Conscientious Americans are leaving almost half of their paid vacation allowance unused, and two in three say they work while on vacation, according to a new report. A survey by the careers website Glassdoor published this week revealed that the average American employee has taken advantage of just 51 percent of his or her paid […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday welcomed visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam at Malacanang and thanked him for Singapore’s support to the Philippines, especially in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” last November. “Singapore was one of the first countries to reach out to the Filipino people in the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
A HyFive for hydrogen power

A HyFive for hydrogen power

(Relaxnews) – A new Pan-European scheme will cost £31 million (€38.4 million) and aims to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable alternative to both fossil fuel-powered cars and plug-in electric vehicles in a number of the continent’s leading cities. In total, five major car makers have signed up to the project, which was officially announced […]

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

(Relaxnews) – BMW’s new sports drop top and sports off-roader are to make official debuts at the upcoming auto show. With a glorious twin-turbocharged 3-liter straight six-cylinder engine, a 0-100km/h time of a fraction over 4 seconds, sublime handling and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, there’s very little that BMW could do to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

(Relaxnews) – May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called “The Proton Transmogrification.” American comedian Bob Newhart returns for a third cameo after appearing in two other protonically titled episodes last year. The official crossover means that Lucasfilm and CBS cooperated to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

(Relaxnews) – HBO will air the seventh and final season of the vampire series starting on Sunday, June 22. HBO accompanied its announcement of the “True Blood” Season 7 premiere date with a new teaser. Rather than revealing scenes from the forthcoming episodes, the video takes the viewer on a tour of the Bon Temps […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) and Emily Blunt (“Looper”) are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language category for “Incendies” and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of “Prisoners” and “Enemy.” So it […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa’s late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela’s private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate’s […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

(NEW YORK-AFP) – David Letterman, a pillar of American late-night TV talk shows, announced Thursday that he’ll be stepping down as host of “Late Night” on CBS next year after a 22-year run. “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down,” said Letterman, 66, during a live taping of his highly-rated show at the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

(LONDON-AFP) – Glasgow will celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth Games in July with the live demolition of five iconic tower blocks in the north of the Scottish city, officials said Thursday. The 30-storey Red Road residential blocks, the tallest in Europe when they were built in the 1960s, had been earmarked for demolition for […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label is creating an exhibition space in the Italian city of Carpi. Founder and creative director Anna Molinari has announced the opening of a permanent space dedicated to Blumarine inside the Museum of the City of Carpi. The company was born in the Northern Italian town in 1977, and has stuck close […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

(Relaxnews) – Here are more highlights from the runway shows in Brazil. Ronaldo Fraga Fraga opened with some loose crochet knit dresses featuring blocks of contrasting color, before serving up a diamond checkerboard print and some stunning bright dresses. A series of pieces matched the colorful woven shoes, and there were also some cool illustrated […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

(Relaxnews) – Adidas has implanted six HD cameras into one of its official match balls for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will be streaming films capturing 360-degree action views in the run up to the tournament. The Brazucam ball will be traveling the world and documentary-style films will be streamed weekly from the ball’s […]

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

(Relaxnews) – What’s red, blue and striped all over? Why, the latest Spider-Man inspired ice cream, of course. In a tie-in with the May release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” movie, Baskin-Robbins has created an ice cream flavor made with red and blue, vanilla-flavored ice cream, thread by a web of dark chocolate and popping […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
US approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

US approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US regulators on Wednesday approved a French-made remedy for alleviating symptoms of hayfever and certain allergies to grass pollen. The tablet, called Oralair, dissolves under the tongue and must be taken daily for four months prior to the start of the grass pollen season, and then continued throughout the season. Pre-approval trials on […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama. Obama hosted the World Series champions Tuesday when first baseman and designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz grabbed a cheerful shot of himself […]

Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

By Atty. Henry Moyal Those who are seeking to immigrate to Canada are getting a crash course in the way bureaucracy is run in Canada – at least on the Canada Immigration level. In the last article we discussed how fast the Saskatchewan program was filled. Before that, we discussed how the 5000 slots for […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Vivienne Westwood intros limited edition summer fragrance

Vivienne Westwood intros limited edition summer fragrance

(Relaxnews) – In keeping with tradition, the British brand has unveiled its annual limited edition summer fragrance, which is none other than the fourth variation on the iconic perfume Alice. Cheerfully titled Sunny Alice, the new perfume consists entirely of scents associated with the seaside, sunshine and sandy beaches. The pale yellow essence combines notes […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Fragrance flash: Bulgari’s Omnia India Garnet

Fragrance flash: Bulgari’s Omnia India Garnet

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury house has revealed a new fragrance. Look A campaign starring Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute and a bottle featuring two interlocking metallic shapes Nose Created by Bulgari and fragrance legend Alberto Morillas, one of the perfumiers behind CK One Inspirations  The famed Indian mandarin garnet meets Hollywood technicolor Scent  Sicilian mandarin, […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
How to score free — or nearly free — ice cream this month

How to score free — or nearly free — ice cream this month

(Relaxnews) – Mark your calendars, ice cream lovers, because major brands will be competing for your taste buds this month. On April 8, Ben & Jerry’s will be hosting its 35th annual Free Cone Day at participating Scoop Shops around the world. The occasion will also be used to promote a trio of new flavors […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood actor and producer is currently negotiating the starring role in a romance thriller set during World War II. According to Deadline.com, Brad Pitt is in talks to join this feature produced by GK Films and penned by British screenwriter Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”). Producers are simultaneously seeking a high-profile director […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Emma Roberts falls for James Franco in ‘Palo Alto’

Trailer: Emma Roberts falls for James Franco in ‘Palo Alto’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the teenage drama directed by Gia Coppola, Francis Ford’s granddaughter. The feature is based on James Franco’s semi-autobiographical book “Palo Alto: Stories.” After making the rounds at film festivals in late 2013 — including screenings in Venice, Telluride and Toronto — “Palo Alto” has made its […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

(Relaxnews) – Does the sight of a light bulb left on in an empty room leave you hopping mad? A new app which lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world could be just the thing. ‘LightsOut‘ is an app which aims to create a global map of geographical examples of inefficient energy use by […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370; PM Razak to head to Perth

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370; PM Razak to head to Perth

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia’s civil aviation department said late Monday the last words spoken by one of pilots of missing Flight MH370 were “Good night Malaysian three seven zero”, and not the more casual “All right, good night” originally reported. The admission is likely to add to criticism of the Malaysian authorities’ handling of […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

(Relaxnews) – California-based Trion Supercars announced plans to build the Nemesis, an exceptional sports car designed to rival even the most impressive European models. If it makes it to production, the Nemesis will be powered by a twin turbo V8 engine with over 2,000hp, allowing the car to reach a top speed of over 435km/h […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Motoring ·
PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines on Friday signed agreements to buy $528 million worth of military aircraft from South Korea and Canada amid ongoing territorial disputes with China. “After more than four decades of stagnancy in its dream of improving its capability, our air force has found a promise of new life with the realization […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Samsung launching lighter, cheaper tablet range

Samsung launching lighter, cheaper tablet range

(Relaxnews) – The new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets range from 7 inches to 10.1 inches in screen size and are designed for mobility and affordability. The new range won’t come as a surprise to anyone with even a passing interest in technology news. Their existence has been leaked all over the net over the past week or […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Eat more fresh fruit and veg, Britons told in health study

Eat more fresh fruit and veg, Britons told in health study

(LONDON-AFP) – Britons should eat seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, according to new research into healthy eating, published on Tuesday. The state-run National Health Service currently recommends each person eats five 80-gramme (three-ounce) helpings of fruit and vegetables daily. But researchers at University College London (UCL) found that eating seven portions […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Indie film ‘Jiseul’ wins Best Picture at Korea’s Wildflower Awards

Indie film ‘Jiseul’ wins Best Picture at Korea’s Wildflower Awards

(Relaxnews) – Sundance and Busan alumnus “Jisuel” scored top honors at the Wildflower Film Awards Korea, while tale of atonement “Fatal” took two accolades from the annual ceremony’s inaugural edition. Depicting historical events that took place upon South Korea’s isolated Jeju Island in 1948, “Jisuel” (or “지슬”) focuses on the fate of 60 villagers who […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Tender ‘Say I Love You’ trailer boasts One Direction soundtrack

Tender ‘Say I Love You’ trailer boasts One Direction soundtrack

(Relaxnews) – There’s a new trailer out for Japanese high school romance “Say ‘I Love You,’” based on a successful comic book series and now bound for live-action cinematic remake. Starring Haruna Kawaguchi as shy, distrustful loner Mei, and Sōta Fukushi as the confident, curious Yamaoto — one of her high school’s most popular students […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Cacharel’s Anaïs Anaïs turns 36 with a sweet variation

Cacharel’s Anaïs Anaïs turns 36 with a sweet variation

(Relaxnews) – Launched in 1978, Cacharel’s iconic perfume has been updated for a new generation of women. Anaïs Anaïs Premier Délice, a fresher, sweeter and more modern take on the original fragrance, will be available from April 1. With this new variation, the French brand hopes to appeal to women whose mothers wore the original […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
18,000 Students to Kick Up Heels in Simultaneous Participatory Dance Performance on The Music Center Plaza at 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

18,000 Students to Kick Up Heels in Simultaneous Participatory Dance Performance on The Music Center Plaza at 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

– California’s Longest-Continuing Arts Education Initiative Keeps Performing Arts Alive for Students Despite Budget Challenges in Schools – WHAT:   More than 3,100 fifth grade students (18,000 over three days) from throughout Los Angeles County will simultaneously perform a choreographed dance on The Music Center Plaza as part of The 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park on June 7. The Independence Day event has […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
More evidence of Mediterranean diet’s heart-healthy benefits

More evidence of Mediterranean diet’s heart-healthy benefits

(Relaxnews) – The link between heart health and the Mediterranean diet has already been established, but a new, large-scale study provides additional evidence regarding this link, finding that eating a Mediterranean diet can lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two causes of inflammation in the body. The Mediterranean diet consists of plenty of […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It takes a lot of primping and priming to look good at 125 years old. Just ask the Eiffel Tower, arguably the most recognizable silhouette in the world, and marks the milestone March 31. When Gustave Eiffel built the latticed tower for the World Fair in 1889, it was supposed to be a […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “How I Met Your Mother” will appear together for the last time in the show’s finale, which airs at 8pm ET Monday, March 31, on CBS. After returning to the sitcom season after season since 2005, the actors are now going their separate ways and looking towards new horizons. Most […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Wedding dress on the tight side? 5 foods to avoid

Wedding dress on the tight side? 5 foods to avoid

(Relaxnews) – Altered and carefully placed on its hanger, your wedding dress is ready and waiting for you. But will your measurements be the same on the big day? It’s a question that many future brides ask themselves, especially if they have chosen a particularly form-fitting gown. Of course, it is essential to exercise and […]

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince William and his wife Kate released a rare family photo on Saturday showing the couple with their eight-month-old son Prince George, ahead of the little boy’s first overseas tour. The Duke of Cambridge, the second in line to the throne, is pictured with his wife and son looking out of an open […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States President Obama today signed into law a legislative measure that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would also allow US […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. The Singapore-based campaign by conservation group WWF was boosted by Hollywood star power, with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” stars Andrew […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
David Sadigh of Digital Luxury Group: ‘in China interest in all luxury watch categories continues to rise’

David Sadigh of Digital Luxury Group: ‘in China interest in all luxury watch categories continues to rise’

(Relaxnews) – As Baselworld 2014 kicks off, we spoke to David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group about the trends uncovered in the company’s latest  World Watch Report: What are the top three luxury watch trends to remember going into Baselworld 2014? 1. Despite a slowdown in sales in Asia, global consumer demand for luxury watches grew by +5.7%. […]

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

(Relaxnews) – If ever there was a way to add more drama and theater to an opera production, it’s this: stage “Madame Butterfly” outside one of the world’s most iconic and famous opera houses against the curtain of the Sydney skyline, on the water’s edge, and add an explosion of fireworks to mark the final […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. The first look at “Into the Storm,” the video alternates between chilling silence and the cacophony of terrified screams, high-speed winds and tornado sirens. Complete with dramatic special effects, the action movie will […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Young women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables show significantly lower rates of hardening in the arteries 20 years later, said US research out Friday. However, men did not appear to benefit the way women did, raising questions about why a heart healthy diet may benefit one sex over the […]

Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:30 – 7:00 PM Tamkin Auditorium Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public, but RSVP requested at www.eventbrite.com/e/global-health-awareness-week-at-ucla-tickets-10958748913 Documentary film on the human organ trade includes footage from the Philippines. Film to be followed by panel with Filmmaker Ric Bienstock, Transplant […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online ·
Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

On going Display UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History UCLA Campus www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/intersections Museum admission is free.  Some of the exhibit can also be viewed online. Los Angeles museum-goers at last have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings ·
The Triumph of Philippine Art

The Triumph of Philippine Art

Through April 13, 2014 The Triumph of Philippine Art USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 Tel: 213-740-4561 Web announcement: fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/triumph_of_the_philippines.html As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation’s political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

(Relaxnews) – The V&A in London opens a display of Italian fashion spanning seven decades, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the extensive Pilgrim/Roy Collection of quilts, and the National Gallery of Victoria opens an exhibit for Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 April 5 – July 27 The Victoria […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014 Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday. The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

(Relaxnews) – The network approached a dozen women with an opportunity to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a princess. In the reality series “I Wanna Marry Harry,” the happy few will set out to win the heart of one of the world’s most famous celebrities, Prince Harry. Or so they think. Scheduled to premiere […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Khmer Arts Academy Studio 1364 Obispo Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804 Free and open to the public. RSVP and/or make a donation at www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-nation-open-rehearsal-fundraiser-at-khmer-arts-academy-tickets-10228597009. Celebrate the Southeast Asian New Year early and engage with TeAda and our host the Khmer Arts Academy as we create new connections […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 noon 10383 Bunche Hall UCLA Campus Free and open to the public. Colloquium with Linda Maduz, Zurich University The presentation examines how political oppositions in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand mobilized and organized before and during democratization. The analysis starts with an assessment of the mobilization potential of different actor groups […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Friday, March 28, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089  fisher.usc.edu/events/event.html/event/907875/ Free and open to the public. Join USC Dornsife Sociology Professor Rhacel Salazar Parrenas for a talk that attempts to complicate our understanding of human trafficking and forced labor in the 21st century by examining […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 3232 Campbell Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Symposium with Helle Rydstrom, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden; and Nguyen-võ Thu-huong, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA. […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Viet Film Fest 2014

Viet Film Fest 2014

April 10-13, 2014 Viet Film Fest 2014 (formerly known as the Vietnamese International Film Festival or ViFF), a prestigious showcase of original and innovative Vietnamese films is proudly presented by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and will take place on April 10-13, 2014 at a wonderful new location closer to the heart […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00 pm UCLA Fowler Museum UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free performance Samantha Blake Goodman and Kethya Chey, MFA students in dance, perform original pieces related to current Fowler exhibitions. First, Blake Goodman’s dance work “Gira que Gira” embodies the dualities that define Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas, […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Want to keep your child from touching that hot stove? How about from walking out in front of cars? New research says explaining risks to children as opposed to giving orders is the best way to ensure safety. Researchers found mothers tend to guide their children in terms of what is and isn’t safe, and […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

Pechanga Resort & Casino is proud to announce Kenichi Ebina, “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 winner, will perform a major production show this April for the first time ever since appearing on television. Fans will feel Kenichi Ebina’s pulsating energy from his dance during two special “Kenichi Ebina Dance-ish Entertainment” performances on April 12 and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

(Relaxnews) – The first Disneyland theme park resort in mainland China is to set to get an adjacent luxury shopping compound. The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail this week, Want China Times reports. ‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015. […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
List of cities with most expensive and cheapest room service

List of cities with most expensive and cheapest room service

(Relaxnews) – Helsinki has emerged as the priciest city for room service, and Tunis the cheapest in a new index that provides a snapshot of how much a club sandwich and a can of Coke will set guests back around the world. In TripAdvisor’s newly released 2014 TripIndex Room Service, analysts created a price comparison […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

(Relaxnews) – Researchers have long been in search of ingredients that can lessen the carcinogens created when meat is grilled. Several studies have cited assorted vegetables and herbs as helpful in reducing the formation of these carcinogens, with the latest examining a different option: beer. Isabel M. P. L. V. O. Ferreira of the Universidade […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

(Relaxnews) – Is your heart older than you are? A tool from Joint British Societies allows people to test their heart’s “true age,” which subsequently provides an estimate regarding chances of heart disease later in life. Entitled the JBS3 Risk Calculator, the tool works by calculating a person’s lifestyle habits, cholesterol level, blood pressure and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Social media wedding concierge’ will live-tweet ceremony for $3,000

‘Social media wedding concierge’ will live-tweet ceremony for $3,000

(Relaxnews) – The W Hotel chain in New York is getting a lot of flak for its newly announced “social media wedding concierge,” a $3,000 service that involves paying a stranger to follow the couple around and post Facebook status updates, Instagram photos and live tweets of the nuptials. The service, pitched to US media […]

Madonna preparing to direct third film

Madonna preparing to direct third film

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon plans to return to filmmaking with “Adé: A Love Story,” a drama about two star-crossed lovers. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna plans to helm a film adapted from Rebecca Walker’s partially autobiographical novel, which was published in the US last fall.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is attached to headline this indie drama in the role of an aging rock star. Coming off of her role in “August: Osage County,” Meryl Streep has agreed to play an aging rock star in “Ricky and the Flash,” Thewrap.com reports.  The character attempts to reconnect with her children after decades […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

(Relaxnews) – The latest series from the creators of “Gossip Girl” will premiere July 24, ABC has announced. Ahead of the launch of its new drama “Black Box” this April, the network has also set season premiere dates for its returning series “Mistresses” and “Rookie Blue.” Adapted from Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel, published last June, […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Latin American cultures inspire Azzaro 2014 limited editions

Latin American cultures inspire Azzaro 2014 limited editions

(Relaxnews) – Following a tribute to Loris Azzaro’s Mediterranean origins last summer, the Italian brand has shifted its focus to Latin America for its two 2014 limited editions, designed by French artist Takeshi. Takeshi, who is based in New York, was invited to offer a new take on the flacons for Azzaro Pour Homme and […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Barbour and Land Rover to launch clothing range

Barbour and Land Rover to launch clothing range

(Relaxnews) – New partnership, which sees two quintessentially British and quintessentially rural icons come together could prove to be a perfect fit The first joint collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 will go on sale globally in August under the Barbour for Land Rover banner. The companies, which officially announced their partnership on Wednesday, promise that the […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·