Men feel bad about themselves when their wives succeed: study

Men feel bad about themselves when their wives succeed: study

(Relaxnews) – Sure, every man says he wants a smart, funny, talented wife. But a new study finds that subconsciously a man’s ego takes a hit whenever his wife succeeds, no matter what the domain. According to a new study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a man’s subconscious self-esteem may be bruised when his […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Japanese government launches internet ‘fasting’ camps

Japanese government launches internet ‘fasting’ camps

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese government is introducing a novel solution to the country’s half a million web-addicted teens: internet “fasting camps,” where kids can enjoy the great outdoors, no gadgets allowed. According to a report in The Japan Times, Japan’s Education Ministry plans to set up the camps next year, offering addicted students a chance to […]

Fresh fruit helps prevent diabetes, fruit juice boosts risk

Fresh fruit helps prevent diabetes, fruit juice boosts risk

(PARIS-AFP) – Eating whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, but drinking fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a new study. British, US and Singaporean researchers pored over data from three big investigations that took place in the United States over a […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Flickr introduces photo filters, taking a cue from Instagram and Twitter

Flickr introduces photo filters, taking a cue from Instagram and Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! continues to enhance its photo sharing platform, Flickr. After a complete revamp of Flickr’s interface and services last spring, Yahoo! has now added a photo filter option to the Flickr mobile app, allowing users to add a number of different special effects to their images. The popular photo-enhancing filters feature is now […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts in countries around the globe include an app for managing high-stress moments and another that checks if you’re overly zealous in your training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, […]

Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s NEX-5T, a hybrid camera slated to launch this fall, stands out for its inclusion of an NFC chip, enabling a simple and quick way to connect with compatible terminals. The NEX-5T, Sony’s latest hybrid camera, packs a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, enabling video capture in Full HD with up to 1920×1280 pixels. […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Is the Neptune Pine the future direction for smartwatches?

Is the Neptune Pine the future direction for smartwatches?

(Relaxnews) – Available for pre-order now ahead of its official release in December, the Canadian-designed smartwatch offers a host of smart features and doesn’t need to be tethered to a smartphone. Priced at $335 with 16GB of storage and $395 for 32GB, the Neptune Pine manages to squeeze a mobile phone, web browser, dual cameras and a […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
HTC reportedly developing its own operating system

HTC reportedly developing its own operating system

(Relaxnews) – HTC will develop its own proprietary operating system, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The software will be targeted specifically to the Chinese market. According to sources at the Wall Street Journal, the Taiwanese manufacturer has long contemplated launching a mobile operating system for the Chinese market. The software would have the advantage […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Get your own Adidas 2013 Champions League match ball

Get your own Adidas 2013 Champions League match ball

(Relaxnews) – While fans buzz about Thursday’s UEFA Champions League group stage draw, they can also get their own versions of the official match ball for the 2013 tournament thanks to Adidas. While the iconic star shapes crisscrossing the ball remain, the rest of the design for the Finale 13 was inspired by the trophy […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

(Relaxnews) – The fast-rising model is set to appear as a radio DJ in the latest installment of the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto.” A “Grand Theft Auto” release is normally one of the video games calendar’s biggest events, and a tie-in with one of fashion’s biggest names can only add to the excitement. […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Games, International Stars, Online ·
Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Before winning a Tony award and being dubbed a “Disney Legend,” Lea Salonga came at a crossroads in her career when she was humiliated in the presence of her colleagues as a 9-year-old. Now 42, the Broadway star recalled a “jarring” experience being called “bulok” by her director in a stage play. At the time, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – Porsche Design Sport and Adidas have just unveiled their spring/summer 2014 collection, featuring a range of gear for golf, Nordic walking, and running for men and women. While the brand just launched a line of gym gear for women for this autumn, women can now expect golf and running outfits in the new […]

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had used stem cells to grow primitive human brain tissue for use in studying disorders and early development of this most complex of organs. They used the cells to grow what they dubbed “cerebral organoids” — pea-sized blobs of 3D brain tissue in a Petri dish, with characteristics of […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

(VENICE-AFP) – Fifty-two drawings by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci are going on show in Venice from Thursday, including the famous but rarely-seen Vitruvian Man charting the ideal proportions of the human body. The show in the city’s Galleria dell’Academia displays works from the museum’s own archives as well as from the collections of the […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
France set for poor wine grape harvest

France set for poor wine grape harvest

(PARIS-AFP) – France is facing one of its poorest wine grape harvests in four decades, forecasts showed on Wednesday, due to a cold and rainy spring and severe hail storms. The 2013 harvest is expected to reach just 43.5 millions hectolitres — well below the 10-year average of 45.4 million, according forecasts from the FranceAgriMer […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) of the Food Safety Act, which should […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to US research published Wednesday. Each alcoholic drink a woman takes daily from when her menstrual periods start until her first full-term pregnancy ups her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 13 percent, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

(CAEN, France / Calvados-AFP) – John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett and Michael Douglas are among the stars who will tread the red carpet at France’s 39th Deauville film festival, which kicks off Friday. The northern seaside resort’s annual celebration of American films will open with the screening of Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra”, which […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

The Saysay Project, a new story-telling initiative from FilAm ARTS, will be prominently featured at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) at the all-new Saysay Pavilion. The word “Saysay” (pronounced sigh-sigh), is Tagalog for “having intrinsic value or meaning,” and “to declare.” The Saysay Project is open to all ages and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

(VENICE-AFP) – Hollywood high-rollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock kicked off the Venice film festival on Wednesday with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales. “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller, sees Clooney and Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys their shuttle. The […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied the effectiveness and safety of an experimental drug, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s son has joined the cast of “Fury,” a World War II film to be directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), Deadline.com reports. The 27-year old actor, who sometimes goes by the name Scott Reeves, will portray Sergeant Miles in the forthcoming feature, which follows five American soldiers aboard a tank […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

(Relaxnews) – Quick, grab the tinfoil hats. Researchers at the University of Washington have succeeded in linking two human brains together via the internet. In an experiment conducted by Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco, Rao was able to send a brain signal via the internet to his colleague situated on the other side of the […]

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

(Relaxnews) – The sweatshop-free fashion brand, based in downtown Los Angeles, is looking to recruit “transexy” transsexual and transgender models. A few days ago American Apparel posted an advert on their instagram calling out for new models. For a company which has always created (often provocative) campaigns using amateur talent, it wasn’t such a surprise. This time […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
US government warns employees of Android malware risk

US government warns employees of Android malware risk

(Relaxnews) – An internal communiqué uncovered and published by Public Intelligence highlights that the US government is concerned about the malware risks associated with Android phones, tablets and their supporting ecosystem of apps, due to their popularity and open source nature. In it the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice warn government workers […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer label is launching L’Acquarossa, an homage in scent to Rome, and also to passion and feminine beauty. The new eau de parfum will be available from September in select stores. Created by François Demachy, along with noses Delphine Lebeau and Benoît Lapouza, L’Acquarossa blends fruity notes of Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

(Relaxnews) – Close talkers, crowded buses: everybody needs a certain amount of personal space. A new study announced Monday reveals exactly how much most of us need, and finds that anxious people need a bit more. University College London researchers say that generally most people need a boundary from around 20 to 40 centimeters in […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

by : Alex Llorente LOS ANGELES, CA  – The Gollayan Sisters were awarded the 2013 Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World award at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) competition held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from July 12-21, 2013. For this competition alone, they won 16 gold medals, 4 […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

LOS ANGELES – At this critical moment in our nation’s history, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of civil rights organizations that serves Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, looks to President Barack Obama to lead the nation in fixing our broken immigration system. The House of Representatives continues to consider draconian, anti-immigrant […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

(Relaxnews) – The cable channel dedicated to all things science fiction has greenlighted a TV pilot based on Terry Gilliam’s post-apocalyptic thriller film. Announced last July, plans for a TV adaptation of “12 Monkeys” are taking shape, starting with a pilot order from Syfy. Shooting will begin this November on the one-hour pilot episode, based […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

(LONDON, England-AFP) – “Twerking”, the raunchy dance that set tongues wagging when enthusiastically performed by Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards, is one of the new terms to make the latest Oxford dictionary update. The former Disney child star, now 20, left audience members gobsmacked when she bent over and gyrated provocatively with singer Robin […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Twitter users in Brazil are welcoming the popular American boy band Emblem3 who are due to play a series of concerts in the country. Emblem3 are an American reggae/pop band composed of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick; the group are signed to X Factor judge Simon […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

(Relaxnews) – The South Korean company has sent its latest flagship phone into space to test its camera and promote its upcoming global rollout. The video, posted this week, captures a phone’s eye view of an ascent into the stratosphere as well as its descent back down to Earth with a thud. Devised as much […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

(Relaxnews) – French beauty brand Guerlain has released a short film exploring the inspiration behind its iconic Shalimar fragrance. The video, which made its official premiere on Guerlain’s Facebook page, stars Natalia Vodianova, who is more sensual and captivating than ever in the role of an Indian princess. When creating the Shalimar fragrance in the early 1920s, Jacques […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Zero 7 enter the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their track “On My Own” and ODESZA debuts with “My Friends Never Die”. London’s Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, better known as electro-duo Zero 7, are in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their first single […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

(SEOUL-AFP) – North Korea said Wednesday it saw a “bright future” for tourism and would offer more international and domestic flights and open up the sector to foreign investors. “Abundant in tourism resources, the (North) has a bright future to develop tourism,” Jo Song Gyu, director of the International Travel Company, told the state news […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

(Relaxnews) – As the Frankfurt Motor Show rapidly approaches, Nissan’s luxury car brand, Infiniti, has released the first official image of its latest concept car ahead of its official reveal at the September 10 event. The Q30 Concept is Infiniti’s first foray into the smaller luxury car segment and the resulting vehicle combines coupe lines […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US mobile shoppers spent more than $10 billion in the first half of 2013, in a segment making strong inroads in retailing, a survey showed Tuesday. The comScore survey showed retail sales from consumers using smartphones or tablets in the first half rose more than 25 percent from the same period a year […]

China’s skyscrapers to offer luxury hotels

China’s skyscrapers to offer luxury hotels

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to real estate, China’s developers are reaching for the skies. The People’s Republic has recently seen an exponential increase in towers of over 500 meters, all designed to house apartments, offices, shopping malls and luxury hotels. Standing at 632 meters (2073 feet), the Shanghai Tower, the main structure of which […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Google+ trends: “Pretty Little Liars”, autumn

Google+ trends: “Pretty Little Liars”, autumn

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Google+ users are discussing the latest episode of the American TV drama “Pretty Little Liars” and sharing images of autumn. “Pretty Little Liars” is an American drama / mystery thriller TV series based upon a series of books by Sara Shepard. The show is currently in its fourth season […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Taiwan wins Apple iWatch orders: analyst, reports

Taiwan wins Apple iWatch orders: analyst, reports

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Two leading Taiwanese electronics firms that assemble products for Apple have received orders to make the highly anticipated “iWatch”, an analyst and reports said Wednesday. “Apple is likely to introduce ‘iWatch’ in 2014. From our channel checks, Inventec is the major assembly source for ‘iWatch’, with about 60 percent of order allocation,” said […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Even mild stress can make it harder to control emotions: study

Even mild stress can make it harder to control emotions: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that even mild stress can affect your ability to control your emotions. A team of neuroscientists at New York University say that their findings suggest that certain therapies that teach people how to better regulate their emotions — such as those used to treat social anxiety and phobias — […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

(Relaxnews) – The famous Great Dane and his sleuthing human friends will debunk more spooky mysteries in a new feature-length animated film, Variety reports. After releasing two live action films based on the classic American cartoon, Warner Bros. will turn to animation for the next installment of the adventures of Daphne, Velma, Fred, Shaggy and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

(Relaxnews) – A rumor announcing Jason Bourne’s return to cinemas had just enough time to gather momentum on the Internet through the night before it was denied by Universal Studios. According to Twitchfilm.com, Matt Damon had put his hesitations aside and begun negotiating his return to the character of Jason Bourne, the amnesiac hit-man first […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

(Relaxnews) – NBC is currently working on a TV adaptation of the classic children’s book series, Deadline.com reports. L. Frank Baum’s fantasy world will provide the inspiration for a darker, more sinister interpretation along the lines of “Game of Thrones,” according to Deadline.com. Matthew Arnold, the creator of “Siberia,” will write and produce the project, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

(Relaxnews) – There are a lot of reasons why you eat something. Hunger is certainly a factor, but so is convenience. Now, US researchers are using Twitter as a tool to helping us understand not only what we eat but why. In a new study, University of Arizona professor Melanie Hingle and her team set […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

(Relaxnews) – Addicted to high heels? British researchers have created a new 3-D scan of the female foot in a high-heel shoe, to see exactly what’s going on — and it’s not too good. Specialists at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North London are using new technology to view the foot and ankle in three […]

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

(Relaxnews) – A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in the UK. Results from the laboratory study show that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

Multi-platinum recording artist returns to LA to headline 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) FilAm ARTS is pleased to announce the return of the Philippines’ King of R&B, JayR, to Los Angeles, where he will headline and perform at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest and […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Four truly terrible diet plans

Four truly terrible diet plans

(Relaxnews) – Diets that prescribe stitching a wire mesh to your tongue, binge drinking, and passing a feeding tube through the nostril in order to pump a liquid formula into the stomach rate as some of the worst diet plans, ever. Plastic tongue patch diet This procedure involves a plastic mesh patch sewn onto the […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

(Relaxnews) – The company dubbed the Apple Mac of the car world has officially conquered California, America’s most important and trend-defining car-buying state, and now it has its sights firmly set on doing the same on the other side of the Atlantic with the opening of its first European production plant. The latest figures from […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said the percentage of high-speed users represented a small but statistically significant rise from the 66 […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

(Relaxnews) – No time for a coffee break? Spray on some caffeine, thanks to a new product called Sprayable Energy that claims to be the world’s first caffeine-based topical energy spray. Created by Harvard undergraduate Ben Yu, 21, and venture capitalist Deven Soni, 33, the new spray is an odorless liquid that is absorbed through […]

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A television series by streaming video service Netflix about a middle-class white woman learning to get by in a women’s prison has slowly and quietly become a smash hit in America. “Orange is The New Black” — a “dramedy” based on a best-selling autobiography with the same title — has earned […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

(Relaxnews) – The actor-turned-director has agreed to take the reins on “The Stand,” an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, following Ben Affleck’s departure from the project, according to the Hollywood trade press. Working with Warner Bros. and CBS Films, Scott Cooper will direct the film adaptation of King’s 1978 novel, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

(Relaxnews) – If you’re bored with treadmill runs or stationary bike rides, a new iPad app hopes to take you on a virtual spin through some of the world’s most gorgeous locales, from the Rocky Mountains to the Alps. Now a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise funds, FitTrip connects with a handful of popular heart rate monitors […]

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! has announced its acquisition IQ Engines, a start-up company specializing in face and image recognition technologies. Yahoo!’s photo-sharing platform Flickr is expected to use the technology in the near future to help users to organize and search their online albums. IQ Engines is the owner of two proprietary technologies, SmartCamera and SmartAlbum, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The latest device from Chinese manufacturer BBK is the third handset to break the existing record for world’s thinnest smartphone since June. In what is quickly becoming a Chinese smartphone design preoccupation, yet another new handset is about to debut that can claim to be the world’s thinnest. The Vivo X3, built by […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
World tourism shows surprise spurt

World tourism shows surprise spurt

(MADRID, Community of Madrid-AFP) – International tourist numbers surged by 5.2 percent to nearly half a billion people worldwide in the first half of 2013, beating earlier expectations, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation said Monday. The growth was higher than expected, with 494 million international tourists spending at least one night abroad in the […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

(Relaxnews) – New scientific evidence finds that people whose personalities have a mix of optimism and pessimism may be happier and more successful, according to Taiwanese researchers. People who fall into this category are dubbed “realistic optimists,” in that they have the positive outlook of optimists tempered with the realism of pessimists. Sophia Chou, an […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Each week, Relaxnews invites a master chef to share insights into the gourmet kitchen by presenting a favorite ingredient. Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Michelin-starred Sola restaurant in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, shares his perspective on one of the world’s most internationally appreciated vegetables: eggplant. Relaxnews: What led you to choose this […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest names in fashion blogging has signed an exciting US publishing deal. With a column in Vogue Paris, it’s no surprise so see that Doré’s talents have been spotted by Spiegel & Grau, part of the Random House publishing group. Set to feature a mix of illustration, photography and musings on […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Online ·
New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

(Relaxnews) – According to Japanese sources, the new handsets are expected to go on sale in the US and in Europe as early as September 20 and could be on the shelves in China as early as November. The latest premium Apple phone, expected to be called the iPhone 5S, is widely rumored to feature a more […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, August 26, Chris Malinchak is in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart after dropping “So Into You” while Brooklyn’s Lemonade re-enters in tenth position. New York trance producer Malincha’s “So Into You” follows on from his 2013 debut, the enormously successful “So Good To Me.” His latest track has been […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Modern day sleep ailment: ‘sleep-texting’

Modern day sleep ailment: ‘sleep-texting’

(Relaxnews) – While smartphone owners use their devices to text and email throughout the day, some people are taking their addictions to new heights and texting while sleeping, reports say. A phenomenon called “sleep-texting” is on the rise, with sleep disorder specialists reporting that more and more people are texting several times a night while […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Veronica Roth’s young adult fiction novel can now get a first look into the film. “Divergent,” which focuses on young heroines in a totalitarian future, is on track to take some of the limelight from “The Hunger Games” in 2014. Presented at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013 ceremony, the video […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

(Relaxnews) – Futuristic, social shooter “Destiny” scoops four awards, with “Titanfall,” “Mario Kart 8” and “The Elder Scrolls Online” winning two apiece. “Destiny” looks like a strong contender to become the best computer-assisted game of “Cowboys & Indians” ever made, leaving the Gamescom expo with the “Game of Gamescom” award. In addition, the new venture […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The 3D version of “Jurassic Park” is on top of this week’s ranking of the most lucrative films worldwide, with $30 million in total revenues. Already nearing the end of its run in Western markets, the Steven Spielberg film owes this week’s successful earnings to its arrival in China, where it brought in […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Justin Timberlake stole the show late Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, singing several of his top hits and surprising fans with reunion of his old band N Sync. Timberlake, wildly cheered and applauded by the crowd packed into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, received the night’s […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A ship’s wheel here, a suitcase there. Pam Elyea walks briskly through the aisles of her cavernous warehouse pointing at antiques she has rented out as props for Hollywood movies. And she rattles off the names of the flicks or TV shows in which her vintage stuff has appeared: “The Artist,” […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘On trend’ men dare to be fashionable

‘On trend’ men dare to be fashionable

(PARIS, France-AFP) – When Nick Graham created the Joe Boxer underwear brand at his kitchen table in San Francisco in 1985, the experience left him convinced him of two things about men’s fashion. Pattern and colour, he concluded, should not be the exclusive preserve of women’s fashion, and men — given choices — will always […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Maja urges fans to ignore her bashers

Maja urges fans to ignore her bashers

Actress Maja Salvador urged her followers to just ignore her bashers who continuously post critical comments about her online. In a post in her Instagram account, Salvador said: “To all my fans and supporters, thank you sa lahat ng pagtatanggol. Salamat po at na-appreciate ko yun.” She added: “Pero mas pipiliin kong tahimik na lang po […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

(Relaxnews) – High fashion is in the air at the Café de la Paix in Paris. Since 2006, the famous restaurant of the InterContinental Le Grand hotel has honored Paris Fashion Week with a high-end, €18 sweet. This year, the cafe is offering a coconut and raspberry sweet created by the pastry chef Dominique Costa […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH  ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

Los Angeles, 22 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino with a mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles on 21 August 2013. In commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, the Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Overseas Filipinos for Good Governance […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tech experts debate the smarts of the ‘smartwatch’

Tech experts debate the smarts of the ‘smartwatch’

SEOUL-AFP) – News that Samsung will unveil a “smartwatch” next month has sent rumour mills into overdrive within the tech community as it second guesses what the much-hyped gadget will offer. Wearable computing, including Google’s smart glasses, is considered the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones. Apple has long been rumoured to be working […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

(Relaxnews) – One of the main characters in this Marvel adaptation could be voiced by the actor, who already has a packed schedule on the horizon. After courting Vin Diesel (“Fast & Furious,” “xXx”) as the voice of Groot, a half-human, half-tree character, Marvel Studios has set its sights on another of Hollywood’s most bankable […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

(Relaxnews) – A new radiation-free technology could help women scan their breasts for cancer-causing tumors from the comfort of their homes. This week, Eclipse Breast Health Technologies launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a new handheld device, about the size of a computer mouse, that the company claims is five times more sensitive […]

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

(Relaxnews) – As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against the obesity epidemic in the US, Michelle Obama has turned to a number of rappers to release a new hip-hop album, “Songs for a Healthier America.” The album will be released in September. For this inspirational album, which will be distributed in schools in New […]

Football: Steps eyed to protect World Cup players from heat

Football: Steps eyed to protect World Cup players from heat

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Measures will be taken to protect players in case of intense heat during 2014 World Cup matches in Brazil, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said here Wednesday. “When players need to hydrate themselves, the referee will be able to stop the match two or three times, ” he noted. “For us […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

(Relaxnews) – For the first time, Ikea will launch a capsule collection of limited edition furniture and houseware products, rolling out starting on September 27. Bearing the name Trendig 2013, the new line unites Asian cultural influences with the best of Scandinavian design. The famous Swedish retail chain has put together a limited edition collection […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
Nike unveils glow-in-the-dark Air Max Thea pack

Nike unveils glow-in-the-dark Air Max Thea pack

(Relaxnews) – Much ado has been made about Nike’s brand new Air Max Thea, a new sneaker silhouette for women only. And now the company has just announced a limited-edition release for the Nike Air Max Thea Woven Pack, available in glow-in-the-dark black, atomic red, and electric purple. Nike says the brand named the Air […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Five lucky winners will win Family 4 Pack tickets to FPAC 22

Five lucky winners will win Family 4 Pack tickets to FPAC 22

The Association for the advancement of Filipino Amecian Arts and Culture (FilAmARTS) in cooperation with Balita Media, Inc. is giving away tickets to the City of Los Angeles’ 22nd Annual Festival of Filipino Arts & Culture (FPAC 22). The promotion entitled “Family 4 Pack Giveaway” will run from August 24 – September 5, 2013. Five […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Promotions ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2013) – She stood on stage with a big smile, keeping calm and composed as they announced the winner, “Miss Philippines USA 2013 is Candidate #21, Jasmine Sabio!”  She was in disbelief, having signed up only a month before the pageant, she kept herself from having the highest expectations.  “I […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, August 23, Twitter users are discussing various rumors regarding transfers in the English Premier League and the latest news regarding the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Second place trend on Twitter “Willian” refers to the Brazilian international footballer of the same name, who is proving to be one of the most exciting […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

(Relaxnews) – As waistlines around the globe continue expanding, some scientists say that it’s time to do away with a common way to measure weight: body mass index (BMI). BMI, which is based on weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 22, Twitter users are discussing the fantasy film ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and Thiago Silva’s decision to extend his contract at PSG. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is one of a series of six fantasy books written by Cassandra Clare and has been transformed into a film, […]

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season, with 10 operas to be shown in 1,900 movie theaters in dozens of countries. The season kicks off on October 5 with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and wraps […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Film, Music ·
Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

(Relaxnews) – Chevrolet will unveil a brand new edition of its classic Camaro at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model, available as a coupe or convertible, will be released at the end of 2013. Chevy has enhanced the Camaro’s aerodynamics, allowing for a more effective cooling system and improved handling at high speeds. In […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

(Relaxnews) – Beats by Dre has unveiled a new version of its Studio headphones, which now offer up to 20 hours of music between charges. The new headset is also 30g lighter than before, for even more comfort than before. The headphones are selling for just under €300. The newest Beats Studio headphones integrate the […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – Dakota Johnson, seen in “The Social Network” and “For Ellen,” seems to be on the verge of a significant career boost. The young actress is in talks to play the lead role in the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller, which is sure to be a box-office hit. She is not one of […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US teens love apps, not tracking

US teens love apps, not tracking

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking. A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found 58 percent of US teens surveyed have downloaded phone or tablet apps, but half of teen apps users have avoided using some due to privacy concerns. […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – US actor Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the next Batman film, Warner Bros. Pictures said. Affleck will appear in a Batman-Superman mega flick slated for release in 2015 that follows on the heels of this summer’s Superman hit “Man of Steel.” Bale, who played the title role in Christopher […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin agreed Wednesday to build a new museum for 20th century masterpieces by artists including Rothko, Magritte and Dali donated by a wealthy couple, potentially resolving a years-long dispute. The state museums foundation put forward a proposal for the cash-strapped city to create a 130-million-euro ($174 million) home for the collection directly behind […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Ruffa Gutierrez goes back to school

Ruffa Gutierrez goes back to school

Television host Ruffa Gutierrez was all smiles when she announced that she recently went back to school for a short course. The former beauty queen said she took a short course on Secrets and Spies, Modern Espionage and Intelligence in London. “Masarap. Parang na-miss ko ‘yung t-shirt, jeans and sneakers araw-araw. It’s a very fascinating […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Facebook and other technology giants launched an initiative Wednesday designed to give the whole world access to the Internet. The project is entitled Internet.org and its goal is to cut the cost of smart phone-based Internet services in developing countries. “Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

(Relaxnews) – The bi-annual event, which kicks off in the UK capital next month, will as usual play host to a plethora of off-runway fun. This year there will be some added cinematic kicks for the fashionistas. After a successful summer run of outdoor movies during the 2012 London Olympics, St Martin’s Courtyard in London’s famous Covent […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

(Relaxnews) – Atkins, South Beach, Dukan — wondering what diet type is best for losing weight? Actually, forget the word diet and focus on lifestyle changes, US researchers say. In an editorial published online August 20 and in print Wednesday, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that there is no perfect diet, […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

(Relaxnews) – The “Two and a Half Men” star is holding on to his title as America’s best paid TV actor, raking in $750,000 per episode, according to the latest rankings from TV Guide. For the second consecutive year, Ashton Kutcher is ahead of his co-star, Jon Cryer, who earns $650,000 per episode of the […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

(BEIJING, China-AFP) – The latest rooftop architectural wonder highlighted in China is a temple that brings worshippers closer to the heavens by being on top of a 21-storey apartment block. Surrounded by foliage, the temple has glazed golden tiles and traditional upturned eaves with carvings of dragons and phoenixes, but defies convention by standing on […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Christian Dior releases two new films

Christian Dior releases two new films

(AFP/Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand has released a double whammy of stunning beauty and fragrance films. First up is Mystic Metallics, a dramatic minute-long film which shows off the label’s new Autumn-Winter 2013 makeup collection using the power of a mystical crystal ball. Blusher, color eyeshadows, and colorful compacts all feature alongside diffracted surrealist shots […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Golf: Vietnam’s new international tournament postponed

Golf: Vietnam’s new international tournament postponed

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Vietnam’s return to top-level regional golf has been postponed until later this season in the latest unwanted development for the sport in Asia. Players have been told that next month’s inaugural Volvik-Sky Lake Vietnam Masters, set to be the richest played in the country, has been delayed. The $500,000 tournament in Hanoi had […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 20 August 2013 – The Iloilo Philippine Softball Girls team, champions of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Little League Awards paid a courtesy visit to Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 19 August 2013. The Iloilo Philippine Softball champions qualified for the Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon and Kirkland, […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

Los Angeles – 19 August 2013, Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the Outbound Business Mission (“Barkadahan 2013”) with a reception at the Consul General’s Official Residence in Los Angeles on 13 August 2013. The Agri-Business Mission was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DAR) and led by DAR Assistant Secretary […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
FIVE BEAUTIES WILL VIE  FOR MISS PANGASINAN-USA ON AUG. 31

FIVE BEAUTIES WILL VIE FOR MISS PANGASINAN-USA ON AUG. 31

Five lovely beauties from Pangasinan Brotherhood  will vie for Miss Pangasinan-USA on Aug. 31, between 5:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Anaheim-South, Garden Grove  to coincide with its  35th foundation anniversary. This was announced by Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA President Eddie C. Ferrer and Marites O. Bautista, chair of this year’s gala night and […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Willpower more plentiful than you may think: study

Willpower more plentiful than you may think: study

(Relaxnews) – Do you think that you have a short supply of willpower? A new study finds that willpower is abundant, as long as you believe it to be true. Researchers from Stanford University in the US found that people who believe that willpower is limited tend to need a sugary boost to keep working […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New Thomas Sabo fragrance arriving this fall

New Thomas Sabo fragrance arriving this fall

(Relaxnews) – As summer draws to a close, the jewelry brand is preparing to release a new eau de parfum inspired by the themes of love and passion. Charm Rose Intense will arrive in stores in early September. With the seductive and eternally feminine scent of rose at its core, the new essence from Thomas […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

(Relaxnews) – In Frankfurt, Ferrari will present a new, ramped up version of its 458 supercar. This “Speciale” edition promises to be particularly powerful, with its V8 engine boasting 605 hp for a power-to-weight ratio of 2.13 kg/hp. With its 605 hp V8 engine, the Ferrari 458 Speciale has 35 hp more than the original […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Nasty Gal launches shoe collection

Nasty Gal launches shoe collection

(Relaxnews) – The online fashion store has launched a debut line of footwear, the Shoe Cult collection. Nasty Gal, which first launched as a vintage clothing eBay store, has been one of the internet’s biggest indie fashion success stories, led by cofounder, chief executive officer and creative director Sophia Amoruso. Now, one year after creating its […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
How to teach a child to share? Study offers tips

How to teach a child to share? Study offers tips

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to getting preschoolers to share their toys, a new study finds that giving them a choice to share rather than a reward helps them share more with others in the future. In new evidence announced Monday, investigators from Cornell University in the US conducted a series of experiments on 72 […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Nepal to allow climbers to scale five more peaks

Nepal to allow climbers to scale five more peaks

(KATHMANDU-AFP) – Nepal will open five more peaks above 8,000 metres for expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins, a tourism official said Tuesday, raising the total number of such mountains to 13. The Himalayan nation currently allows climbers to scale eight mountains above 8,000 metres, including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. The new […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Young US women still embrace tanning beds, despite the risks

Young US women still embrace tanning beds, despite the risks

(Relaxnews) – Fair-skinned young American women are still flocking to tanning beds to achieve the bronzed look, despite the risk, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday. Despite being a great way to get skin cancer, tanning beds are attracting nearly 30 percent of fair-skinned high school girls in the US […]

Megan Young is Miss World 2013

Megan Young is Miss World 2013

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Actress Megan Young lived up to her frontrunner billing and won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino-Manila in Pasay City. In what was probably the most lopsided contest in the history of the prestigious beauty pageant, Megan won eight […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Photos ·
Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III maintained his earlier stand against the outright abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) saying he wanted stricter control and closer monitoring on the use of the fund to ensure that it goes to its intended use. In an interview after keynoting the first Pambansang Kongreso […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — A city in Laguna province was placed under a state of calamity Monday due to heavy rain and floods brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon. Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas announced a state of calamity after 15 of the city’s 18 villages were affected by floods. “Mayor Arlene Arcillas […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One Direction film premiere hits London

One Direction film premiere hits London

(LONDON, England-AFP) – Fans of British boyband One Direction were expected to bring central London to a standstill on Tuesday as the group launch their first film with a glitzy red carpet premiere. Teenage girls camped out overnight to secure prime spots, hoping to catch a glimpse of the five singers when they turn up […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music ·
Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

(Relaxnews) – All European Xbox One pre-orders will include a free copy of soccer sim “FIFA 14,” Microsoft announced August 20 at Gamescom. The freebie will be packed in as a digital edition, alleviating the need to swap discs in and out and assuring “FIFA 14” status as an easy go-to on pre-order consoles. With […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

(Relaxnews) – On August 20, FIFA launched the first phase of ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be held in Brazil. The website Fifa.com began accepting ticket orders from 10am GMT. A total of three million tickets will be sold to fans during three stages of sales, starting Tuesday and continuing until the […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

(Relaxnews) – The world can’t get enough of David Beckham. Now retired from his international soccer career, the star finds time to pose for H&M in the collection that bears his name. On Tuesday, August 20, the Swedish retail chain released a video taken behind the scenes of the film promoting David Beckham’s bodywear collection. […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Rocco Nacino to play San Pedro Calungsod

Rocco Nacino to play San Pedro Calungsod

MANILA (Mabuhay) — ACTOR Rocco Nacino is set to embark on his most challenging role on the big screen, portraying the life and martyrdom of Filipino saint, San Pedro Calungsod of Cebu. The actor was officially introduced as the lead actor in “San Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir,” an official entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The government must get the Senate’s approval first before it can proceed with its plan to increase the presence of American troops in the Philippines, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Friday. In a speech, Santiago said a framework agreement on the US rotational presence in the country must still get a go-signal from […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Apple has asked its Taiwan-based supplier to begin shipping two new versions of the iPhone next month, including a lower-cost model, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision, the parent company of Foxconn in China, was readying both a standard iPhone with […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Rare blue diamond to be auctioned in Hong Kong

Rare blue diamond to be auctioned in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A rare round blue diamond will go under the hammer in Hong Kong in October, with auctioneers hoping the sale will fetch a record-breaking $19 million despite fears over the slowing Chinese economy. Auction house Sotheby’s expect the 7.59-carat fancy vivid blue diamond, which is about the size of a shirt button, […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

(Relaxnews) – The luxury car manufacturer has announced a line of limited edition handbags, the first two models of which will be available this October. Bentley, the British automobile brand that is as synonymous with upscale style as it is with high performance sports cars, has turned its attention to women with a new collection […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Nike reveals women’s autumn collection

Nike reveals women’s autumn collection

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to revamp your workout wardrobe, Nike hopes to provide a little inspiration. The behemoth brand has just unveiled its women’s Fall/Holiday 2013 lookbook, featuring an array of top female athletes soaring through the air in Swoosh apparel. US soccer star Sydney Leroux, Chinese beach volleyball players Zhang Xi and Xue […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

(Relaxnews) – The British high-street label decided to pull together an inspirational group of women for its latest advertising campaign. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the latest Marks & Spencer campaign stars a bevy of the UK’s top female talent, photographed in pieces from the latest autumn collections. Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren leads the […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Long wait almost over for Gerald Anderson fans

Long wait almost over for Gerald Anderson fans

Long wait is almost over for the fans of Gerald Anderson who miss seeing him regularly on television. The actor’s last series was “Budoy” which ended in the first quarter of 2012. Since then, Anderson’s fans have been waiting for him to star in another teleserye. Thus, Anderson said he is extremely excited now that […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Sweden’s Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as vlogger PewDiePie, tops Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded August 11-18, after teaming up with Seananners and gaining a colossal 47 million views on YouTube. 1. PewDiePie Vlogger PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube gaming giant Seananners in his latest video as he gained 50,000 […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport

Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore will build a new terminal that will double the capacity of Changi Airport in a bid to retain its edge as a regional aviation hub, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday. Construction work will begin soon and will be completed in 12 to 15 years, Lee announced in his annual […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

(Relaxnews) – The famed London department store is all set to host a month-long festival celebrating everything olfactory, titled “Fragrance Explosion.” Starting on August 22 and running through September 19, Harrods‘ perfume hall will witness a series of fragrance masterclasses, in-store talks, and one-on-one perfume consultations with major luxury brands Chloé, Guerlain, and Annick Goutal all […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS-AFP) – The Indianapolis MotoGP will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season. Officials of IMS and Dorna, the sport’s sanctioning body, said Sunday the race will be back for a seventh consecutive year. The dates will be announced later. Since 2014 marks the final year of the agreement to hold all three classes […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Online financial transactions titan PayPal says it is keen to collaborate with others as it strives for a cash-free future. “We are all about working with developers to let them take advantage of the heavy lifting we’ve done when it comes to moving money around the world,” Hill Ferguson, the company’s vice […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

Three devices for mixing work with relaxation

Three devices for mixing work with relaxation

(Relaxnews) – According to an annual study commissioned by TeamViewer, 61 percent of Americans claim that they will have to do some form of work while on vacation (up from 52% in 2012) even though it is meant to be a time for relaxation and recharging the batteries. Over two thirds of respondents (69%) admitted […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
High-tech tents let you ‘get away from it all’ and still check email

High-tech tents let you ‘get away from it all’ and still check email

(Relaxnews) – Want to get back to nature but still have the luxury to Google photos of suspicious mushrooms or check your GPS? For campers who prefer to stay connected while under the stars, a new generation of high-tech tents promises to power your tablets, smartphones, GPS devices, and other gadgetry. Eddie Bauer’s Katabatic 2 […]

Lancôme’s Trésor transformed into a new variation on the rose

Lancôme’s Trésor transformed into a new variation on the rose

(Relaxnews) – A new chapter in the history of Lancôme’s iconic perfume will open this October with the launch of Trésor l’Eau de Parfum Lumineuse. This modern reinterpretation of the classic Trésor fragrance remains grounded in the scent of rose petals, the French luxury brand’s signature symbol. Created in 1990 by the nose Sophia Grojsman, Trésor […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Darren Star to bring a new comedy to US television

Darren Star to bring a new comedy to US television

(Relaxnews) – The creator of “Sex and the City” is currently working on the pilot for “Younger,” a show intended for the cable network TVLand, a branch of MTV Networks. Nearly ten years after the show on Carrie Bradshaw’s romantic escapades came to a close, Darren Star is still looking for a way to repeat […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nike marks anniversary with Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

Nike marks anniversary with Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

(Relaxnews) – While Nike fans continually scoop up Free and Flyknit running shoes, here’s a fresh take on an original — the company just unveiled a 30th anniversary edition of one of the moved loved running sneakers of all time, the Nike Air Pegasus. While the style remains true to its original form, runners can […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘The Butler’ serves up US civil rights history

‘The Butler’ serves up US civil rights history

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Spanning more than 50 years of history and a series of presidents, “The Butler” spotlights the US civil rights struggle through the life and career of a White House servant. Inspired by Eugene Allen, who held the post for 34 years, the film hits North American theaters Friday and is already […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel presents its latest campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel presents its latest campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 15, the luxury brand released the first photograph from its Fall-Winter 2013-2014 campaign, shot by its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. The iconic designer must have taken off his famous sunglasses and picked up the camera, at least for long enough to photograph a campaign. The images shot by Karl Lagerfeld […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Next food phenom poised to spawn copycats: ramen burgers

Next food phenom poised to spawn copycats: ramen burgers

(Relaxnews) – It’s been widely cited as the new cronut. Another freaky food phenomenon produced from two distinct items and made in short supply to draw snaking lines and drive up demand: Behold the “ramen burger.” Since debuting at the beginning of the month at a food fair in Brooklyn, the ramen burger has shown […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
The best smartphones for the beach

The best smartphones for the beach

(Relaxnews) – A selection of handsets that won’t simply survive, but will positively thrive when at the beach. Let’s face it, our smartphones are so much a part of our lives that our palms are beginning to develop phone-shaped calluses in the same way that pen use once led to knobbly fingers. Therefore the thought […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Science & Technology ·
Samsung presents the Hennessy, a double-screened clamshell smartphone

Samsung presents the Hennessy, a double-screened clamshell smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Between unveiling two high-end smartphones and a new phablet, Samsung has discreetly revealed a surprising clamshell model on its Chinese website. Equipped with two screens and a convenient folding design, the device runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The Samsung Hennessy is an entirely unique model, touting two 3.3″ screens with […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Grandparents, grandkids help boost each other’s well-being: study

Grandparents, grandkids help boost each other’s well-being: study

(Relaxnews) – A study announced this week finds that both grandparents and adult grandchildren play key roles in the mental well-being of both. Researchers from Boston College in the US looked at 376 grandparents and 340 grandchildren, tracking their mental health from 1985 to 2004. Findings were presented August 12 at the 108th Annual Meeting […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Are you part of the new travel class, ‘the digital elite?’

Are you part of the new travel class, ‘the digital elite?’

(Relaxnews) – The increasing use of smart technology like phones and tablets in travel planning has spawned a new class who are much more likely to identify themselves as happy, fun, sociable and healthy than their non-digital counterparts. That’s according to a new report which surveyed more than 1,250 US households and their travel habits […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Banksy graffiti offered at US auction: auction house

Banksy graffiti offered at US auction: auction house

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Graffiti painted on a gas station wall in Hollywood by British street artist Banksy will be put up for sale at auction in Beverly Hills, Julien’s auction house said Tuesday. Titled “Flower Girl,” the stencil in black aerosol paint represents a young girl with a basket standing before an immense plant […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, International Stars ·
Thalia gives blessing to Jessy as ‘Maria Mercedes’

Thalia gives blessing to Jessy as ‘Maria Mercedes’

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) — Mexican superstar Thalia has given Kapamilya star Jessy Mendiola her blessing in taking on a character she popularized in the early ’90s. The 41-year-old singer-actress appeared in a taped message during the segment launching the Philippine remake of “Maria Mercedes” and “Kwentuhan Tayo” at the ABS-CBN trade event held Tuesday […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
‘World War Z’ becomes Brad Pitt’s most successful film internationally

‘World War Z’ becomes Brad Pitt’s most successful film internationally

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in history, a film with Brad Pitt has brought in $500 million in global revenues, Paramount Pictures has announced. The combination of Brad Pitt and zombies proved to be a highly attractive one to moviegoers around the world this summer, leading to global revenues of $502.6 million for “World […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tickets for FPAC’s VIP Reception Now Available

Tickets for FPAC’s VIP Reception Now Available

Food aficionados to attend VIP Reception at the Award-Winning Lexington Social House to kick-off 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) Join the hundreds of supporters of FilAm ARTS for the eagerly-anticipated annual VIP Reception for FPAC (Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture) at 7pm on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Lexington Social […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Call for Harana Singers for inaugural Harana Competition at 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture

Call for Harana Singers for inaugural Harana Competition at 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture

The Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) is hosting a Harana Competition and is looking for singers who can perform in the Harana tradition for its 22nd annual event on September 7-8, 2013 at Point Fermin Park.  FPAC is the largest and longest-running community tradition in Southern California, presenting over 500 artists and cultural bearers from across […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
KUALA LUMPUR AND BOHOL  5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,799

KUALA LUMPUR AND BOHOL 5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,799

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & EXOTIC FAUNA Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Share your name with the royal baby? Hotel chain offers free night’s stay

Share your name with the royal baby? Hotel chain offers free night’s stay

(Relaxnews) – It could be construed as a bit of a marketing stretch, but British budget hotel chain Travelodge is offering a free night’s stay to Britons named George Cambridge in celebration of the royal baby. The tie-in is two-fold: This week, the hotel chain celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Cambridge location. The Prince […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Megan Fox: sensual and savage for Avon

Megan Fox: sensual and savage for Avon

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, currently pregnant with her second child, was recruited by Avon as the face of the new fragrance Instinct. The sublime brunette, who seems to have emerged from her first pregnancy with the same stunning figure as before, is more sensual than ever in this new campaign, which almost seems to […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Scientists grow human heart tissue

Scientists grow human heart tissue

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Tuesday they had used stem cells to grow human heart tissue that contracted spontaneously in a petri dish — marking progress in the quest to manufacture transplant organs. A team from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells generated from human skin cells to create precursor heart […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Eating fatty fish weekly can cut risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Eating fatty fish weekly can cut risk of rheumatoid arthritis

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that eating a weekly portion of salmon or other fatty fish, such as trout or mackerel, could reduce your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by more than half. In a study published Monday in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found that the omega-3 fatty acids […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Raymond Gutierrez switches TV network

Raymond Gutierrez switches TV network

TV host Raymond Gutierrez has switched networks after almost a decade as a contract artist of GMA-7. The 29-year-old host, who is part of the Gutierrez clan of local celebrities, announced his move to TV5 on Friday through a post on image-sharing service Instagram. Captioned “New beginnings,” the photo shows him posing beside the logo […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
KUALA LUMPUR & MANILA 6 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,699

KUALA LUMPUR & MANILA 6 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,699

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & TROPICAL PARADISE Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a six-day trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Infiniti plans to launch its supercar by 2018

Infiniti plans to launch its supercar by 2018

(Relaxnews) – The premium car brand Infiniti, a joint venture between Renault and Nissan, plans to produce a supercar in the coming years, according to Fintan Knight, Infiniti’s Vice President for Brand Operations, who was interviewed by Autocar.co.uk. Infiniti will launch a supercar based on its Emerg-E concept, presented at the 2012 International Motor Show […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
More siblings mean less chance of divorce: study

More siblings mean less chance of divorce: study

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – The more siblings you have, the less likely you are to get divorced when you grow up, suggests a study presented Tuesday at a major convention of American sociologists. Doug Downey of Ohio State University said that, in terms of divorce, having no siblings or just one or two […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Nike unveils Moscow track and field world championships line

Nike unveils Moscow track and field world championships line

(Relaxnews) – Nike just unveiled a new line of track and field footwear you’ll see on elite athletes competing in Moscow this week in the IAAF World Championships, the biggest track event of the year. Following last year’s dominance of Volt yellow and Flyknit on the track in London, Nike opted for gender-specific colorways: male […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening out – just a little

Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening out – just a little

(Relaxnews) – Take another look at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. If it looks a little less crooked, that’s because the iconic landmark has, indeed, straightened out — ever so slightly. According to a newly released annual report prepared by a team of Pisa monitors, between 2001 and 2013 the tower recovered […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Four new Bourjois Glamour fragrances

Four new Bourjois Glamour fragrances

(Relaxnews) – Cosmetics brand Bourjois is celebrating one of its historical creations with a new fragrance collection. Named “Glamour” — the name of the brand’s original perfume from the 1950s — the collection is already available in stores. This tribute collection includes four eaux de parfum, each one representing a side of femininity: there is […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

(Relaxnews) – A Filipino winemaker is hoping to put coconut-based wines, which have long been consumed in parts of South Asia and Africa, on liquor store shelves around the world. Made from the sap of coconut palm flowers, Vino de Coco is slated to hit shelves this month in China, where it will sell for 100 Yuan […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
An original Coldplay song for ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel

An original Coldplay song for ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Composed especially for the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a new Coldplay song, “Atlas,” will be released August 26. Coldplay will provide a musical contribution to the second installment of the saga starring Jennifer Lawrence. The British band announced the news Sunday through its official website, although the song in question […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Videos ·
Eroticism, rock and sensuality in the new Black XS by Paco Rabanne

Eroticism, rock and sensuality in the new Black XS by Paco Rabanne

(Relaxnews) – More than a year and a half after the Black XS L’Excès duo promoted by eccentric singer Iggy Pop, Paco Rabanne plays with desire and sensuality with the new Black XS L’Aphrodisiaque for men and women. Black XS L’Aphrodisiaque Pour Elle has notes of nasturtium flowers, called the flower of love, combined with […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Top road-trip tips

Top road-trip tips

(Relaxnews) – How to take the stress out of summer holiday driving while keeping passengers of all ages entertained. For thousands of families, the summer holidays mean loading up the car, marshalling the children and setting off on the open road, even if the journey in question is simply the long, slow gridlocked crawl to […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
KUALA LUMPUR AND PALAWAN  5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,899

KUALA LUMPUR AND PALAWAN 5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,899

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & NATURAL BEAUTY Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Southern California’s largest community tradition of Filipino arts and culture, the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) celebrates its 22nd Annual with the theme Pag-Ugnay, Paglago at Pagbabago

Southern California’s largest community tradition of Filipino arts and culture, the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) celebrates its 22nd Annual with the theme Pag-Ugnay, Paglago at Pagbabago

WHAT:  Southern California’s largest community tradition of Filipino arts and culture, the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) celebrates its 22nd Annual with the theme Pag-Ugnay, Paglago at Pagbabago (“Interconnectedness, Abundance, and Renewal). The two-day event features: ·           Live Entertainment on two stages featuring Rex Navarrete and FASO ·           14th Annual Vegetable Competition ·           Filipino & Asian […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR HIRING A WORKER

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR HIRING A WORKER

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I sponsored my mother and sister three years ago under the Family Class category. At that time it was possible to sponsor a parent. When I sponsored my mother, my sister was around 21 years old and in school. We are now in the process of completing the application forms […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING SET TO STRIKE FAN EXCITEMENT AT PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO THIS SUMMER

MUAY THAI KICKBOXING SET TO STRIKE FAN EXCITEMENT AT PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO THIS SUMMER

— Women Fighters Take Center Stage in Fights to Be Broadcast on FSN PrimeTicket – TEMECULA, Calif. – Ten hard-hard hitting WCK Muay Thai Kickboxing fights with several major titles on the line are set for Saturday, August 24 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Muay Thai fans should mark their calendars for the World Championship […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
US sees slight decline in obesity among poor children

US sees slight decline in obesity among poor children

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The United States has seen a slight decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers for the first time in decades, according to government figures. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a slight decline in 19 states from 2008-2011. Around one in eight preschoolers in the United States is obese, […]

12.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
France predicts bumper champagne production this year

France predicts bumper champagne production this year

(PARIS-AFP) – Champagne lovers were in for a treat as official statistics released Thursday predicted that France’s production of bubbly would take a 56 percent leap this year. The Agreste statistics, drawn up by the agriculture ministry, revealed that the country’s overall wine production was expected to increase 11 percent this year compared to 2012, […]

12.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 was a reflection of Filipino spirit and camaraderie

Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 was a reflection of Filipino spirit and camaraderie

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 9, 2013) – For a Filipino, having “good health” means living a balanced life that is blessed with a healthy body, mind and spirit.  The organizers of the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 were very successful in keeping their program in line with this idea when they held the event […]

10.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
BINMALEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GLOBAL REUNION AUG. 17

BINMALEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GLOBAL REUNION AUG. 17

Cerritos, California – The Binmaley Catholic High School International (BCHS) will hold its 2nd Global Reunion on Aug. 17, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Cerritos Park East Community Center’s Malibu Room. The venue is located on 13234 E. 166th Street, Cerritos, between Shoemaker Ave. and Carmenita Blvd. The motif is Hawaiian attire. Alumni members […]

09.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
NO FUSS SUMMER GOURMET MEALS – SIMPLE WITH MILK

NO FUSS SUMMER GOURMET MEALS – SIMPLE WITH MILK

With few ingredients and milk, Chef Jenn Louis shows how anyone can be a top chef SAN CLEMENTE, CA   – Californians are very savvy when it comes to gourmet cuisine.  It seems nearly everyone is up to date on the latest TV chef challenge, the new “it” restaurants and even the freshest seasonal produce at […]

09.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

(Relaxnews) – Summit Entertainment Studios has released a new trailer for “Ender’s Game,” the movie adaptation of the 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. Full of special effects, the two-minute video reveals a bit more about this epic space battle film, scheduled to roll out to theaters internationally. Directed by Gavin Hood, the movie […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gretchen: I’m not part of Barrettos anymore

Gretchen: I’m not part of Barrettos anymore

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) -– Actress Gretchen Barretto was apparently irritated after she was asked to comment on the legal battles of her younger sister, Claudine. Claudine recently filed for a temporary protection order against her estranged husband Raymart Santiago, with her legal counsel claiming that she was “abused.” Speaking to reporters after the awarding […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang defended on Monday the allotment of P250 million for the rehabilitation of Roxas Boulevard and said it is part of the preparation for two world events that the country will host in the next two years. “We have important global events that will be happening here in Manila so certainly we […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Veteran actress Vilma Santos could not hide her happiness after her first independent film, “Ekstra,” earned a long round of applause from the audience following its premiere screening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Santos said the immediate viewers’ reception made all her hard work worth it. “Doon ko na-realize na […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Designed to take full advantage of South Korea’s superfast LTE-A network, which offers mobile internet connection speeds well in advance of anything that existing LTE and 4G networks in other parts of the world have to offer, the Pantech Vega LTE-A looks to have beaten the rumored next iPhone to the punch by […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Marilyn Monroe, who notoriously had an affair with John F. Kennedy, apparently believed she was going to marry the president, even phoning the White House to tell his wife. The story, reported in a new book out Tuesday by journalist Christopher Andersen, asserts that Jackie Kennedy even told Monroe that the […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Canadian park designated world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve

Canadian park designated world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve

(Relaxnews) – A sprawling park in northern Canada has become the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve, a designation that protects the area’s nighttime ecology and will allow visitors to continue experiencing the northern lights. Last week, Wood Buffalo National Park which straddles northeastern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, was given the distinction by the Royal […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

(Relaxnews) – The top seven summer books as voted for by Goodreads members include 1930s period romance “A Hundred Summers” and mind-control conspiracy “Lexicon.” Pick of the Goodreads’ hive-mind, these seven stories have scooped great critical reviews and remain above the reading community’s 4 star rating watermark. Follow-up to debut novel “Overseas,” Beatriz Williams’s Rhode […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations ·
How to maximize the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli

How to maximize the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli

(Relaxnews) – If you want the full health benefits of broccoli, bypass the freezer aisle, as new research suggests that the frozen variety lacks the cancer-fighting properties the vegetable is known for. While busy families often reach for bags of frozen broccoli for the convenience factor, a team of US scientists has found that blanching […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Mission: Impossible 5’: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

‘Mission: Impossible 5’: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

(Relaxnews) – Christopher McQuarrie will direct the fifth episode of the “Mission: Impossible” series, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have revealed. “Mission: Impossible 5” will see Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise working together once more, after their collaboration last year on “Jack Reacher,” a violent thriller that earned critical acclaim, based on a book by […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

(Relaxnews) – Suspense is mounting around the new Dior campaign, with pictures of “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattison being revealed one by one. Fans will still have to wait a few more weeks before the video by Romain Gavras is released but they have one more image to contemplate — the third. Robert Pattinson seems to […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online, Photos ·
Six tips for dating online

Six tips for dating online

(Relaxnews) – Thinking of trying online dating? If so, you’re in good company. According to Online Dating Magazine, 20 percent of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met online, while more than 280,000 marry someone they met online every year. In the UK a reported one in five relationships start online. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

(Relaxnews) – The phone maker is once again teaming up with the German carmaker’s design studio to create a premium smartphone. Based on the current Z10 full touch-screen handset, the device, expected to be called the P9982 when it launches sometime next year, has undergone the full Porsche Design treatment That means a subtle angular […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
New campaign for Marilyn Monroe, eternal beauty icon

New campaign for Marilyn Monroe, eternal beauty icon

(Relaxnews) – Over 50 years after her death on August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe is still an inspiration for the worlds of beauty and fashion. The American brand Sexy Hair last week selected the Hollywood superstar to be the face of its next ad campaign. Fifty-one years after the death of the American singer and […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Power and magnetism at the heart of new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance

Power and magnetism at the heart of new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Nearly one year after the unveiling of its Pour Femme fragrance for women, the Italian design house has presented an eau de parfum with a bolder, more potent punch. Dolce & Gabbana’s Intense will arrive in stores this fall. The new fragrance is a unique harmony of neroli, green tangerine, orange blossom and […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

(Relaxnews) – BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, VW, Chevrolet and Honda have all confirmed new vehicle launches at November’s west coast US automotive showcase. It may be more than four months away but the LA Auto Show is already shaping up as one of the most important events in the automotive calendar. As well as a special […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine Airlines plans to expand its international services while farming out passengers on its domestic routes to a low-cost affiliate, airline officials said Monday. “This is being done to allow the flag carrier to service more routes and ensure seamless connectivity between stops while awaiting delivery of PAL’s new Airbus aircraft,” the airline […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Bright House Networks, ABS-CBN launch Lifestyle Network  in Bakersfield, Central Florida and Tampa Bay

Bright House Networks, ABS-CBN launch Lifestyle Network in Bakersfield, Central Florida and Tampa Bay

New channel aims to expand reach to fast-growing Filipino demographic in the U.S.   REDWOOD CITY, CA, July 31, 2013 – ABS-CBN International, the largest Filipino entertainment, news and broadcast company in the U.S., announced today the launch of Lifestyle Network on Bright House Networks.  Lifestyle Network is available to all The Filipino Channel (TFC) customers […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Obama sends advance Eid’l Fitr greetings to PNoy, Filipinos

Obama sends advance Eid’l Fitr greetings to PNoy, Filipinos

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — US President Barack Obama on Saturday sent advance best wishes to President Benigno Aquino and the Filipino people on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr. Obama, in his greetings posted on the website of the US Embassy in Manila, voiced hopes Ramadan has been a time of “renewal and reflection” among Philippine Muslims. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said it is open to studying tweaks to a proposal for a national ID system as it remains concerned over a potential breach of Filipinos’ privacy. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is no harm in studying adjustments to the bills for such a national ID system. “Bukas […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Luis Manzano has message for gossipmongers

Luis Manzano has message for gossipmongers

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Television host Luis Manzano is getting tired of clarifying rumors concerning his relationship with actress Jennylyn Mercado. In the past months, the couple has been plagued with rumors claiming that they have either separated, or they have already tied the knot. Manzano gave some “advice” to those who keep on spreading gossip […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Heart denies secret marriage to Chiz

Heart denies secret marriage to Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Actress Heart Evangelista denied rumors that she and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero have tied the knot at a popular restaurant in Tagaytay. This comes after the 28-year-old actress posted a photo on Instagram showing a woman whose face is hidden by what looks like a wedding veil signing a document. The caption […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Three ways to stay sane during your commute

Three ways to stay sane during your commute

(Relaxnews) – How to make your trek to and from work less loathsome? Here are a few tips to staying sane. Research has found that long commutes can lead to a host of negative health outcomes, such as high stress, poor sleep, being overweight, and even a shorter life, Huffington Post reports. A 2011 study […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring ·
Carl: a bartending robot at your service

Carl: a bartending robot at your service

(Relaxnews) – A humanoid robot doses spirits with perfection and even converses with patrons at the Robots Bar Lounge in Germany. According to the Daily Mail, if you take a seat on one of the nine barstools at the Robots Bar and Lounge in Ilmenau, Germany, the bartender Carl will greet you with impeccable manners […]

Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

(Relaxnews) – A burst of sunshine in accessory form, yellow bags lift an outfit while remaining surprisingly edgy. These Polyvore users show us how they’re fashion-forward and happiness-boosting all in one – Citrus twist Bag, dress, jacket and sunglasses via banggood.com, Pull & Bear shoes http://www.polyvore.com/it_was_all_yellow/set?id=87355889 Edgy petals Bag via rabeanco.com, dress and sunglasses via chicwish.com, top via […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos ·
Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphers

Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphers

(TOKYO-AFP) – Nijiya Kurota’s little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper.  The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as an expert who has spent years learning the art of “shodo” — Japanese calligraphy — would do. That’s because a robot arm is also attached to the […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source

Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source

(HAVANA, Cuba-AFP) – Football legend Diego Maradona blazed a path for Cuba to become a medical tourism destination when he traveled to the island for drug addiction treatment in 2000. Since then, thousands of other famous and not-so-famous faces have traveled here for help, and the government wants to build on that success. Drug rehab, […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Tiny French village to become ‘oasis’ for ageing British gays

Tiny French village to become ‘oasis’ for ageing British gays

(SALLELES-D’AUDE-AFP) – Salleles-d’Aude is a picturesque village like so many in France, with vines, a tree-lined canal, a church. .. and soon, a “private oasis” for ageing British gay people — reportedly a first in the country. The brainchild of 66-year-old Danny Silver, the luxury community for gay, lesbian, bi- and transsexual British people will […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

(Relaxnews) – Denmark is getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue, unveiled on August 23, 1913. The Danish capital is celebrating the anniversary with a host of special cultural events and activities. Just as Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and New York has the Statue of Liberty, the city of […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Online, World News ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

07 to 08 September 2013   Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Las Vegas, Nevada on 07 – 08 September 2013:     Location : The Boulevard Mall3528 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169         […]

04.08.2013 · Filled under: News ·
High-definition multi-color iPad Mini coming this year: report

High-definition multi-color iPad Mini coming this year: report

(Relaxnews) – The latest reports concerning what Apple may or may not be planning to launch before the end of this year are centered on the second generation 7.9-inch tablet. According to the Wall Street Journal, the second-generation iPad Mini, widely expected to launch in September, will have a higher definition Retina display after all and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars in 2014

Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars in 2014

(Relaxnews) – Comedian, actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will present the 86th annual Academy Awards Ceremony. She broke the news on her Twitter account (@TheEllenShow) to her around 21 million followers. Ellen DeGeneres will take the baton from Seth MacFarlane, who presided over this year’s ceremony. This will be the second time that […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
The friendliest — and unfriendliest — cities in the world

The friendliest — and unfriendliest — cities in the world

(Relaxnews) – A seaside city on an island in the south of Brazil that’s been described as Latin America’s “hottest new party destination” has also been named the friendliest city in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Florianopolis, or the “Island of Magic,” was voted the friendliest destination on the planet, beating […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Talking at meals may boost your child’s confidence

Talking at meals may boost your child’s confidence

(Relaxnews) – Sitting down at meals with your children and talking about your day can boost their confidence, a new survey reveals. New research conducted by the UK’s National Literacy Trust finds that mealtime chatter can boost a child’s communication skills and confidence, based on a poll of 35,000 UK children between the ages of […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Behind the scenes with James Franco in Gucci’s eyewear campaign

Behind the scenes with James Franco in Gucci’s eyewear campaign

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling its latest eyewear campaign last month, starring the American actor and director James Franco, the Italian luxury brand has now shared footage of the shoot from behind the scenes. The brand’s eyewear campaign is the creation of eminent fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (known to connoisseurs as Mert and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Health is Wealth at the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival

Health is Wealth at the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival

GMA Network, through its international channels – GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International – partners with the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HIFINC), in celebrating the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run on August 4, 2013, at the Silver Lake Medical Center grounds in Los Angeles, California. Dubbed “Kalusugan ay Kayamanan”, which means “Health is Wealth,” the annual event starts off with a […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

(CHICAGO, Illinois-AFP) – Bed bugs, bad service and terrible food used to be inevitable risks when traveling, but a host of online review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor are helping savvy consumers pick the best hotels and eat like locals. The power of good reviews quickly shows up in the cash register, producing a […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
The top 10 chocoholic countries

The top 10 chocoholic countries

(Relaxnews) – In what should come as no surprise, Switzerland has emerged as the home of the most devoted chocoholics in the world, where the average resident ate nearly 12 kg of chocolate in 2012. That’s equivalent to 240 chocolate bars a year. According to figures from Leatherhead Food Research compiled by Confectionerynews.com, here are the […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

(Relaxnews) – Dustin Lance Black will team up with the American Broadcasting Company to create a mini-series based on his own life, The Hollywood Reporter writes. After receiving an Oscar for writing “Milk,” the biopic of San Francisco politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, Dustin Lance Black will write and produce a new project […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Camping resets your biological clock: study

Camping resets your biological clock: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to be a morning person? A new small study suggests taking a weeklong camping trip to reset your internal biological clock to both wake up earlier and feel more alert when you do. The research from the University of Colorado at Boulder found that subjects who spent more time exposed to natural […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Health and fitness agenda: IDEA World Fitness Convention

Health and fitness agenda: IDEA World Fitness Convention

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Los Angeles welcomes the IDEA World Fitness Convention while Toronto readies the Canfitpro fitness expo. IDEA World Fitness Convention August 7-11 Los Angeles, California, USA Moving to Los Angeles in 2013, IDEA World Fitness Convention is one of the largest and oldest trade events for fitness professionals. Thousands of influential fitness […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

(Relaxnews) – To promote his latest fragrance, Justin Bieber has just released a new application which, at least virtually, lets fans wake up next to the megastar. The application, named The Key, ties in with the pop star’s new fragrance of the same name. Fans of the young star can pick one of his songs […]

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

Alpha Kappa Rho (AKP) will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on August 8, 2013.  As one of the largest international Filipino fraternity and sororities, this milestone will be celebrated in many countries worldwide. The first chapter was formed in 1973 in the University of Santo Thomas (UST) in Manila on the Feast Day of St. […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND DISTRIBUTED $150,000 AMONG COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND DISTRIBUTED $150,000 AMONG COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) held its 7th Annual Giving for All Seasons Fundraising Gala. The gala was held at Fifth Floor, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The event began at 6:00 pm with a hors d’oeuvres reception and silent […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread (Thailand)

Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread (Thailand)

Through September 29, 2013 Ahmanson Building, Level 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Tickets: Members Free; Under 18 Free; Seniors & Students $10; Groups of 10+ $12; All other guests $15 Website: www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/pinaree-sanpitak-hanging-thread Since the early 1990s, Bangkok-based artist Pinaree Sanpitak has produced a diverse body of work exploring the human […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)

22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)

Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8, 2013 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Pt. Fermin Park 807 W. Paseo Del Mar San Pedro (Los Angeles), CA 90731 Website:  filamarts.org/fpac The 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) is an Angeleno tradition celebrating diversity through vivid artistry and cultural expression. It’s about you, me, family, tribes, being together, growing […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Docent Tours of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA

Docent Tours of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA

August 6, 13, 17, and 24, 2013 –August 6, Tuesday 3:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art (50 mins) [LA Times Central Court] –August 13, Tuesday 1:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art: Religion and Myth (20 mins) [LA Times Central Court] –August 17, Saturday 1:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art: Religion and Myth (20 mins) [LA […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Indian and Southeast Asian Collection: Sculpting Workshop (Thursday Summer Fun Children’s Activity)

Indian and Southeast Asian Collection: Sculpting Workshop (Thursday Summer Fun Children’s Activity)

Thursday, August 1, 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Norton Simon Museum 411 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105-1825 Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10. | No reservations needed Admission Fees: Adults $10.00, Seniors (ages 62 and above) $7.00; Children (ages 18 and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on 09 August 2013, in observance of Eid’L Fidtr (Feast of Ramadhan) under Presidential Proclamation No. 629. ###

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon has optioned the movie rights to “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells,” the novel’s author Andrew Sean Greer told Sfweekly.com. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna could be gearing up to try her hand at directing again with this somewhat fantastical project, inspired by a novel published […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Canadian director James Cameron is making three sequels to his film “Avatar,” which will be released between 2016 and 2018, Fox Studios announced Thursday. The 2009 film is the highest-grossing movie on record, having netted $2.8 billion at the box office worldwide. Cameron had originally planned for only two sequels. “In […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
One in three young Americans living at home: study

One in three young Americans living at home: study

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – More than a third of young American adults live with his or her parents, a 40-year high, a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Institute suggests. In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 — or 21.6 million — lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Hong Kong billionaire plans huge Australian casino

Hong Kong billionaire plans huge Australian casino

(SYDNEY, New South Wales-AFP) – A Chinese billionaire has revealed plans for a Aus$4.2 billion (US$3.7 billion) tropical resort and casino in Australia which he says will be a “man-made wonder of the world”. The Queensland state government confirmed Friday it has streamlined the approval process for Tony Fung’s Aquis project near Cairns, plans for […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

(Relaxnews) – In what a number of tech journalists are already calling Android’s iPhone moment, Motorola and Google launched the Moto X — their first co-developed smartphone handset — at a huge launch event in New York on Thursday night. A device which puts simplicity and ease use above processor speeds and internal specifications. The […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer has designed costumes for the upcoming Hollywood thriller, and also shows off his interior design skills. Back in 1980 Giorgio Armani first burst into American movie and fashion culture with his slick outfits for Richard Gere in Paul Schrader’s hit film “American Gigolo.” Now he’s returned to the silver screen for “Paranoia,” […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Paco Rabanne names new creative director

Paco Rabanne names new creative director

(Relaxnews) – The Paris-based brand has announced the appointment of Julien Dossena. The 30-year-old Frenchman is the third designer in as many years to take the reins at Paco Rabanne. Previous incumbent Lydia Maurer left the French luxury label in May, just one year after the departure of Indian designer Manish Arora who lasted a year […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
New app for iPhone lets users take 20 high-res photos per second

New app for iPhone lets users take 20 high-res photos per second

(Relaxnews) – A new version of an app for the iPhone lets users take up to 20 high-resolution photos per second, making it ideal for capturing split-second moments, such as goals at a sporting event. The app, called SnappyCam version 3.0, was developed by inventor and electrical engineering PhD graduate John Papandriopoulos over two years. […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adidas unveils new Messi football boot

Adidas unveils new Messi football boot

(Relaxnews) – Adidas launched the latest iteration of the Adizero f50 Messi football boots collection, and unveiled a new clip featuring famed Argentine football star Leo Messi himself fitted up with a LED light suit to capture his moves on the field. The new Adizero f50 Messi boots (or soccer cleats), priced at €260, feature […]

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

(SAN FRANCISCO, California-AFP) – Google on Wednesday said it has been signed on to provide free high-speed wireless Internet service at all Starbucks cafes in the United States. Google will roll out WiFi service to the coffee giant’s 7,000 US cafes during the coming 18 months, replacing telecom titan AT&T as Internet provider. “When your […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Science & Technology ·
Drinking milk after eating sugary foods may cut cavity risk

Drinking milk after eating sugary foods may cut cavity risk

(Relaxnews) – Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating may help cut tooth decay, a new small study finds. Drinking milk after eating ready-to-eat cereal was found to reduce plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

(Relaxnews) – The Terrafugia Transition performs its incredible party trick for the first time in front of a live audience. For avid fans of the James Bond film franchise, the flying car is nothing new, after all, it’s how Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga evaded Roger Moore’s Bond in the 19474 film “The Man with the Golden […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Google+ trends: Samsung beat out Apple in consumer survey

Google+ trends: Samsung beat out Apple in consumer survey

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 1, Google+ users are buzzing about news that the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat Apple’s iPhone 5 in a US consumer satisfaction survey. The survey, conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index and released July 31, found that in terms of consumer satisfaction, the Samsung Galaxy S3 rated higher than Apple’s […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York’s bid to ban giant, sugary sodas on public health grounds suffered a new setback on Tuesday when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down the proposed legislation. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has championed the measure as part of the fight against an obesity epidemic and rampant diabetes, immediately […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Trailer: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper take on 1970s style and attitude in ‘American Hustle’

Trailer: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper take on 1970s style and attitude in ‘American Hustle’

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner also appear in the trailer from David O. Russell’s forthcoming film. ABC’s “Good Morning America” was the first to get its hands on a preview of “American Hustle.” The 1 minute, 30 second clip leaves us in the dark regarding the plot and focuses instead of […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

(Relaxnews) – It’s the latest sign of the cronut’s worldwide domination. Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea has debuted its version of the hybrid donut-croissant, becoming the first major corporate brand to produce a knock-off of the pastry that’s taken the world by storm. After just two months, New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s cronut invention […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

(Relaxnews) – As the dialogue on the perils of meat consumption continues to grow louder, Dutch scientists are poised to release their lab-grown, test tube beef to the world when a select group of guests will take a bite out of a fake burger — and, perhaps, a bite of history. At an undisclosed location […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vanessa Hudgens could star in fantasy film with zombies, vampires and aliens

Vanessa Hudgens could star in fantasy film with zombies, vampires and aliens

(Relaxnews) – Last seen in “Spring Breakers,” the actress may soon star in another film focusing on a band of teenagers, only this time with a fantasy thriller element. According to Thewrap.com, Sony Pictures is hoping the actress will join the cast of “The Kitchen Sink.” The film’s screenplay focuses on the explosive combination of […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fringe’ leading lady to star in lesbian drama from Ryan Murphy

‘Fringe’ leading lady to star in lesbian drama from Ryan Murphy

(Relaxnews) – Anna Torv, aka Olivia Dunham of Fox show “Fringe,” is slated to star in a new pilot as a lesbian yoga instructor. Her character is in a relationship with Holly, a career-driven actress played by Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Weeds”, “Revenge”), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The latest project from Ryan Murphy (“Nip/Tuck”, “Glee”), […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Flash to return to TV

Flash to return to TV

(Relaxnews) – Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW Television Network, took advantage of the launch of the second season of “Arrow,” a show based on DC Comics character Green Arrow, to announce that Flash, the superhero dressed all in red with a yellow lightning bolt, is headed towards a return to TV. Originally seen on […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Costume National set to return to Milan

Costume National set to return to Milan

(Relaxnews) – After 20 years of runway shows in Paris, the Italian brand will be returning to its Milanese roots. This September Costume National will show its Spring-Summer 2014 designs in Milan according to the brand’s founder and creative head Ennio Capasa. The designer is joining a recent trend which sees brands fleeing foreign shores to show back […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

– Official West Coast Event Draws Diverse Audience of All Skill Levels to Dance with “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo and in Grand Park’s Historic Fountain – LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2013) – More than 5,000 dance and fitness lovers of all ages joined together in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
THE MUSIC CENTER AND GRAND PARK INTRODUCE LOS ANGELES TO ARCHITECTS OF AIR’S “EXXOPOLIS,” A MONUMENTAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE

THE MUSIC CENTER AND GRAND PARK INTRODUCE LOS ANGELES TO ARCHITECTS OF AIR’S “EXXOPOLIS,” A MONUMENTAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE

– Giant Inflatable Luminarium Will Dazzle Grand Park Visitors with an Oasis of Color and “Random Acts of World Culture”  LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2013) – The Music Center and Grand Park take interactive arts experiences to a new level when they bring Exxopolis, a wondrous luminarium, to Grand Park this fall.  The first-ever presentation […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·