NEW IMMIGRATION MINISTER MAY GIVE HOPE FOR MANY

NEW IMMIGRATION MINISTER MAY GIVE HOPE FOR MANY

By Atty. Henry Moyal For those who have followed the roller coaster ride of immigration changes in the last few years may feel a relief nowadays. In a surprise move by the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Harper has shuffled his cabinet and has removed Jason Kenney from his post as federal immigration minister. Even […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Could this be your child’s first phone?

Could this be your child’s first phone?

(Relaxnews) – Designed for safety, reassurance and ease of use, the 1stFone does away with a display and replaces the keypad with a list of images. The same size as a credit card and weighing a mere 40g, the OwnFone 1stFone is aimed at children under the age of 11 who are already getting a bit of […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
Airline traffic rises on winds from Asia, eurozone: IATA

Airline traffic rises on winds from Asia, eurozone: IATA

(GENEVA-AFP) – World airline traffic grew by 5.9 percent in June, driven by strong demand from the Asia-Pacific region and helped by a steadying of the business climate in the eurozone, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. In the first six months of the year, traffic increased by 4.8 percent on a 12-month […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

(Relaxnews) – After years of research and much anticipation, a Dutch scientist will finally unveil his lab-grown, artificial meat to the world, created in a petri dish from the stem cells of a cow. Next week, at a secret location in London, the synthetic meat will be served to a select group of guests in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
JC de Vera now a Kapamilya

JC de Vera now a Kapamilya

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay) -– Actor JC de Vera is now officially a Kapamilya. On Monday, the 27-year-old actor signed a two-year contract with ABS-CBN, which includes a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode and a television series which will begin in August. De Vera said joining the roster of Kapamilya talents is a dream come true. […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

(PARIS-AFP) – Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci were the top three global luxury brands of 2013, with Fendi and Coach entering the top 10 for the first time, a study said Wednesday. The 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown, found luxury firms struggling with […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Summer workouts: 15 ways to burn 300 calories

Summer workouts: 15 ways to burn 300 calories

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to weight loss, the math is simple. Burn more calories than you eat. While certainly easier said than done, here are a few easy ways to shave off a few calories this summer. The following activities can burn 300 calories*: 1. Frisbee: 80 minutes 2. Volleyball (relaxed game): 80 minutes […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Most blogged artists: Basement Jaxx, Hockeysmith

Most blogged artists: Basement Jaxx, Hockeysmith

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, July 31, Basement Jaxx enter the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts in fifth position while the UK’s Hockeysmith appear in ninth position. Long-standing artists Basement Jaxx, who released their debut album “Remedy” back in 1999, are once again causing a stir after dropping “What A Difference Your Love Makes” from […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

(Relaxnews) – An Austrian designer has created a table-top insect breeding kitchen appliance that can produce 2.4 kg of larvae protein and serve as an alternative “grow-your-own” source of protein for families. Industrial designer Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 has been getting a lot of media buzz for turning a UN recommendation — “eat insects” — into a […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Videos ·
Peony and suede at the heart of latest Jo Malone fragrance

Peony and suede at the heart of latest Jo Malone fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The British perfume house will extend summer by a few months with its fall launch of a new fragrance based on floral notes. The new Peony & Blush Suede eau de toilette, a delicate blend of fruity and floral notes, will go on sale September 2. Created by the nose Christine Nagel, this […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Sigourney Weaver in talks to take up ‘The Mortal Instruments’

Sigourney Weaver in talks to take up ‘The Mortal Instruments’

(Relaxnews) – Sigourney Weaver may join Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in the sequel to “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. At age 63, Sigourney Weaver is expected to participate in the second chapter of this on-screen fantasy saga, playing the head of the Shadowhunters. Scheduled to begin shooting […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Matteo Guidicelli not afraid to fall in love again

Matteo Guidicelli not afraid to fall in love again

Matteo Guidicelli clarified that he is friends with rumored ex-girlfriend Jessy Mendiola and said that romance is not on the table right now. When asked about the current status of her love life, the actor shared that he is “very single, content and happy.” “Ang puso ay okay naman. I can’t be happier with all […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Why Venus regrets relationship with Andrei

Why Venus regrets relationship with Andrei

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay) -– Beauty queen Venus Raj regrets entering into a relationship with former TV host Andrei Felix, saying that this once caused a rift in her family. The Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up revealed for the first time that there was a time when her siblings made her choose between them and […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Pacquiao makes his 2013 debut vs ex-world champion Brandon Rios

Pacquiao makes his 2013 debut vs ex-world champion Brandon Rios

NEW YORK  – If Horace Greeley were a boxing promoter today he would undoubtedly be espousing, “Go East, young man.” And in boxing’s biggest demonstration of Manifist Destiny, Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former world champion and reigning hellion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23, from The Venetian Macao’s […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Max’s Restaurant, a Pinoy landmark in Vancouver, British Columbia

Max’s Restaurant, a Pinoy landmark in Vancouver, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BC (July 30, 2013) – For a family or a group of friends who are planning a trip to Vancouver in British Columbia, Max’s Restaurant located in the Renfrew Collingwood area is a culinary landmark that serves authentic Filipino cuisine – a delectable menu that features the famous Max’s fried chicken, crispy pata, lumpiang […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Three nutrients for better sleep

Three nutrients for better sleep

(Relaxnews) – Want a better night’s sleep? If you have difficulty getting quality zzzs, it could be linked to a surprising reason: vitamin or mineral deficiencies. This week health website Livescience reported on three common sleep problems and the three nutrients that may cure what ails you. 1. Can’t get to sleep: Studies have shown that insomnia is one […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Miranda Kerr for Mango

Miranda Kerr for Mango

(Relaxnews) – The Australian model has returned as the face of the Spanish brand for Fall-Winter 2013. Here’s Miranda. Back for a second time, the 30-year-old Australian model was shot by Dutch photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin as the face of the latest collection by Spanish high-street giant Mango. The New York City skyline was […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Happy birthday, Henry Ford

Happy birthday, Henry Ford

(Relaxnews) – One hundred and fifty years ago, a man was born whose impact on the modern world is still being felt today, even though he passed away in 1947. The farmer’s son with an engineering obsession embraced mass production, innovation and workers’ rights and in the process revolutionized the concept of personal mobility. Considered […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Motoring ·
Uma Thurman stars in 2014 Campari calendar

Uma Thurman stars in 2014 Campari calendar

(Relaxnews) – Quentin Tarantino’s favorite actress is following in the footsteps of Penelope Cruz as the star of the Campari calendar, whose 15th edition will be released for 2014. The star will interpret “Worldwide Celebrations,” the theme of this year’s edition, to be photographed by Koto Bolofo. In the 2014 calendar from the Italian spirits […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Penelope Cruz makes directorial debut for Agent Provocateur

Penelope Cruz makes directorial debut for Agent Provocateur

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish actress has directed a short film to promote the new range of underwear for Agent Provocateur. Working with her sister Monica Cruz, the Oscar-winning actress, has created a new range for the London-based lingerie brand. ‘L’Agent’ is set to hit stores including Bloomingdales, Harrods, and Printemps on Thursday, August 1, and will […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jolie tops Hollywood earning list in momentous year

Jolie tops Hollywood earning list in momentous year

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Angelina Jolie has topped Forbes magazine’s annual list of top-earning actresses after pulling in an estimated $33 million in a year marked by her decision to have a double mastectomy. Last year’s top earner Kirsten Stewart slipped to third in the list with $22m, behind Jolie and second-placed Jennifer Lawrence, whose […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
MAC creates makeup collection in memory of Antonio Lopez

MAC creates makeup collection in memory of Antonio Lopez

(Relaxnews) – The makeup brand is honoring the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez who created some of the industry’s most iconic images. Lopez passed away back in 1987 but his legacy is more than enduring, with the artist having created distinctive illustrations for brands like Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace as well as publishing […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Online sharing helps hackers sharpen ‘spears’

Online sharing helps hackers sharpen ‘spears’

(SAN FRANCISCO, California-AFP) – Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen “spear phishing” attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday. Spear phishing refers to individualizing deceptive messages sent to people in order to trick them into clicking on links or opening files booby-trapped with viruses. Public posts on Twitter, […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Back to work for Maricar after honeymoon

Back to work for Maricar after honeymoon

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — Newlywed Maricar Reyes is back to work, just weeks after spending time with husband Richard Poon. Reyes, who is part of “Be Careful With My Heart” and “Juan dela Cruz,” is also set to do more projects. “Abangan niyo ako in my upcoming projects, coming soon,” Reyes said. Reyes also […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Next iPhone to have fingerprint scanner beta code suggests

Next iPhone to have fingerprint scanner beta code suggests

(Relaxnews) – A “biometrics kit” folder has been discovered in the latest beta version of iOS7 (Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system) which was pushed out to developers on Monday and its presence all but confirms the ongoing reports that the iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint scanner embedded in its homekey. The folder and […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
NBC bets on Hillary Clinton, the Mayflower and fantasy for its mini-series

NBC bets on Hillary Clinton, the Mayflower and fantasy for its mini-series

(Relaxnews) – Among the four mini-series in the works at NBC is a biopic starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton. NBC took advantage of the annual TCA Press Tours to present four new mini-series currently in production. A four-part Hillary Clinton biopic stands out as the most ambitious. Diane Lane will play the female politician […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New York’s latest luxury: a night under the stars

New York’s latest luxury: a night under the stars

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – In the concrete jungle of New York City, where open sky can be hard to find, the latest luxury offering is a night under the stars — or, under twinkling city lights, at least. From terraces and high-rise balconies atop Art Deco buildings or glass-walled modern structures, this new breed of […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

(Relaxnews) – Henry Holland’s latest and most exclusive pieces will be sold from the back of a truck! No, the London-based designer hasn’t had a fall from grace (he’s still stocked at luxury department stores Selfridges, Harrods and Matches), he’s just embracing one of the latest trends with a mobile pop-up store. The ‘Mr Quiffy’ […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Offbeat, Online ·
Billy opens up about breakup with Nikki

Billy opens up about breakup with Nikki

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) -– For the first time, Billy Crawford opened up about his recent breakup with Nikki Gil, his girlfriend of four and a half years. Crawford denied rumors claiming that there was a “third party” involved in the split, saying that “it all boils down to me.” He explained, for one, that […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) –The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the Philippine Navy’s second warship, arrived in Guam on Saturday morning to a warm welcome from the Filipino-American community there. Posts on the vessel’s Facebook page showed Philippine officials led by Consul General Bayani Mangibin welcoming the vessel’s crew. One of the photos showed the vessel’s men […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne hits 5M followers on Twitter, ranks above Hollywood celebs

Anne hits 5M followers on Twitter, ranks above Hollywood celebs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Anne Curtis recently hit the 5-million mark in number of followers on micro-blogging site Twitter, where she has posted some 26,000 tweets over the years to share both “serious and cuckoo stuff.” In a post on image-sharing service Instagram, the 28-year-old Kapamilya actress on Monday thanked her “crazy followers for choosing to […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Hollywood Stars ·
Aquino welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Malacanang

Aquino welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Malacanang

MANILA, July 27  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during arrival honors in Malacañang Palace on Saturday. A 21-gun salute was rendered in honor of the Prime Minister during the playing of the national anthems of both countries at 10 a.m. at the Malacañang grounds. After the arrival […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

(Relaxnews) – A gangsta vegan blog that got a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and throws in F-bombs willy nilly is being turned into a cookbook. Since launching last August the anonymously written blog Thug Kitchen gained a cult-like following for its tough-talking, gratuitous use of expletives and tasty vegan recipes like sweet potatoes and pinto bean tacos, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Ben Foster in talks to play Lance Armstrong in biopic

Ben Foster in talks to play Lance Armstrong in biopic

(Relaxnews) – Stephen Frears will direct this drama based on the famous American cyclist’s rise and fall from grace, Deadline.com reveals. At age 32, Ben Foster is negotiating his participation in the new project, produced by Stephen Frears and Working Title Films. The star of “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Messenger” is expected to play Lance […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tears of a clown for Lady Gaga new single artwork

Tears of a clown for Lady Gaga new single artwork

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the launch of her fourth album, “Artpop”, the singer has humored her fans with the visuals for her next single, “Applause.” Released to fans directly through social networks, the photo shows Lady Gaga dressed as a Pierrot-style clown with smeared, colorful makeup. The artist will unveil “Applause” on August 19. Pre-orders […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
Get your soccer kicks with Snapshot

Get your soccer kicks with Snapshot

(Relaxnews) – Want to know how close you are to bending it like Beckham or breaking it like Roberto Carlos? A new Adidas app can tell you. The sportswear company claims that Snapshot is a world first for smartphone users — an app that can track not just the speed, but the angle of trajectory […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Travel package takes gamblers to top casinos around the world

Travel package takes gamblers to top casinos around the world

(Relaxnews) – From the same group that created an around-the-world Michelin eating tour and a $71,000 hotel and spa package for dogs comes another luxury vacation package for high-rolling couples who think they have Lady Luck on their side. Luxury British site VeryFirstTo.com has created a gaming holiday that will take two people to 12 of the […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Charlotte Olympia gets comic inspiration

Charlotte Olympia gets comic inspiration

(Relaxnews) – The London-based shoe designer has created a new line of shoes and accessories featuring imagery from the famous Archie Comics series. Set to launch on November 1, Charlotte Olympia’s latest shoe and accessories capsule collection looks to classic US comic book series Archie Comics for its inspiration. Suede peep-toe pumps ($1,095) come with Betty and […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books ·
LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

(Relaxnews) – Last year’s edition of basketball game “NBA 2K” had Jay-Z selecting its soundtrack; for “NBA 2K14,” due the week of October 1, it’s Miami Heat forward LeBron James who has chosen a clutch of 20 tunes. Kanye, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas and Daft Punk make it two for two, featuring for “NBA 2K13” and […]

One Direction fans get social networks buzzing with new video: Starcount

One Direction fans get social networks buzzing with new video: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – English-Irish boy band One Direction debuted their new video for “Best Song Ever” last week to a massive chorus of appreciation from fans, who pushed them back up to the top of Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded over the week of July 22-28. David Beckham also got a fair bit of attention […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
‘The Wolverine’ slashes through competition at the global box office

‘The Wolverine’ slashes through competition at the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The superhero portrayed by Hugh Jackman proved a massive draw for audiences, bringing in $141.10 million worldwide with “The Wolverine” as of Sunday, July 28, according to data from Rentrak. Opening last week in 102 territories, the feature film fared particularly well with audiences in North America, where it brought in $55 million, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Asia A-listers take their seat on fashion front row

Asia A-listers take their seat on fashion front row

(PARIS-AFP) – Arriving at a Christian Dior fashion show in Paris surrounded by a gaggle of photographers and minders, Korean star Gianna Jun quickly eclipsed the already seated Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. One of the best known faces in Asia following a string of box office smashes, the actress is one of an elite group […]

MoneyGram Renews Contract with Actor Robin Padilla as Brand Ambassador  Connecting With Our Filipino Consumers Worldwide

MoneyGram Renews Contract with Actor Robin Padilla as Brand Ambassador Connecting With Our Filipino Consumers Worldwide

MANILA — MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer company, announced today it renewed its exclusive agreement with Robin Padilla as its brand ambassador. Last year, MoneyGram unveiled its collaboration with the Filipino movie personality during the launch of its “Moneygrado sa MoneyGram” campaign, which targets Filipino senders and receivers around the world. “Robin Padilla has great credibility […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Marinduque Association of Southern California

Marinduque Association of Southern California

Marinduque Association of Southern California (MASC) , a tax-exempt organization, is celebrating its 34th Anniversary and is hosting 20th Anniversary (10th Biennial Grand Reunion) of Marinduque International, Inc. (MII) from August 15-18, 2013 to be held at the Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way , Anaheim, CA 92802.  Schedule of events:   Thursday, Aug. 14 :  Welcome, Luau at Hilton Lanai Friday, Aug. 15-   8am -4pm :  Trip […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Let Dr. Tess, Patricia Javier take care of your skin

Let Dr. Tess, Patricia Javier take care of your skin

Celeb esthetician to do hydrafacials for lucky clients Aug. 18 at M Beauty Glendale MOST of her fans know her as a movie actress, singer, beauty titlist, model, and mom to two boys. Recently, she has been making waves as a DJ with the monicker “G-Love.” TFC viewers may also have caught her inviting ladies […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Promotions, Services ·
Four diet books for your beach bag

Four diet books for your beach bag

(Relaxnews) – If you’d like a little diet and fitness advice for your poolside reading, here are a few recent bestselling books to thumb through. “Drop Two Sizes” – Co-owner of Results Fitness in Southern California and last year’s IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Rachel Cosgrove shares a 12-week diet and exercise plan to get […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Three summer shoe styles that are bad for your feet

Three summer shoe styles that are bad for your feet

(Relaxnews) – If your summer style translates to flip-flops, ballerina flats, and platform wedge sandals, you might find yourself with a foot ailment or two, experts say. Dainty ballerina flats are similar to walking on cardboard, with no arch support whatsoever, reports WebMD. That can add up to a painful foot condition known as plantar […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Can sunscreens be flammable?

Can sunscreens be flammable?

(Relaxnews) – Some sunscreen sprays may pose a risk of catching fire if worn close to an open flame, such as a barbecue grill, the US Food and Drug Administration warns. In the US, there have been five incidents of people wearing sunscreen spray near a flame source suffering burns requiring medical treatment. The products, […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Dutch city patently the world’s most inventive

Dutch city patently the world’s most inventive

(EINDHOVEN, Netherlands-AFP) – From cancer-busting ultrasound techniques to ways to boost vitamins in tomatoes, Dutch tech-hub Eindhoven’s avalanche of patents has just earned it the crown of “most inventive city in the world.” Despite the Dutch economy hobbling through its third recession since 2009, this southern city of around 750,000 has become a beacon of […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, World News ·
US cheese lovers battle to save mite-ridden mimolette

US cheese lovers battle to save mite-ridden mimolette

(ARLINGTON, Virginia-AFP) – In the Washington suburb of Arlington, cheese shop owner Jill Erber is leading an almost desperate crusade to convince US authorities not to ban one of her products over a tiny thing like mites. The sign behind the counter at Cheesetique, Erber’s store and wine bar where more than 200 kinds of […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
World’s stinkiest fruit turned into wine

World’s stinkiest fruit turned into wine

(Relaxnews) – A fruit so stinky it’s been banned in public buses and trains in Singapore has been turned into wine. It’s a formidable feat pulled off by a team of student researchers at the the National University of Singapore who hope to commercialize their durian wine and see the product on store shelves. Known […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

(Relaxnews) – Fancy a fun summer project? Why not try these homemade beauty tips? Honey and Lemon Face-Mask In this video Mindy Black shows you how to use raw organic lemon juice and honey to help hydrate and moisturize your skin. http://youtu.be/GQcOs9dVATg Natural Homemade Skin Toner These carrot and cucumber-based natural skin-toning recipes help to […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with a coffee table book

Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with a coffee table book

(Relaxnews) – Since its founding nearly 250 years ago, French luxury brand Baccarat, the world’s most-renowned crystal producer, has been an inspiration for leading designers, including in recent years Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Yann Kersalé. In a coffee table book with text by Laurence Benaïm and Murray Moss, to be published this October, the crystal manufacturer […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

(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 […]

The full moon may make it hard to sleep: study

The full moon may make it hard to sleep: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Swiss researchers said Thursday that people really do have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep when the moon is full, even when they can’t see it. The results of a study on 33 volunteers published in the journal Current Biology showed that people took longer to fall asleep at night and […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Perry Ellis reveals new men’s scent

Perry Ellis reveals new men’s scent

(Relaxnews) – Available to pre-order now, a bright new men’s fragrance has been unveiled by American brand Perry Ellis. Targeted at men aged 25 to 45, the new Perry Ellis scent launches August 1, in a stunning square metal and glass bottle. Givaudan’s Claude Dir (the creator of Beyoncé Heat and Lacoste’s Pour Homme) concocted […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
The Canadian kingdom of Prince George

The Canadian kingdom of Prince George

(Relaxnews) – A city on the west coast of Canada is hoping to cash in on the good fortune of sharing its name with the third in line to the throne. Not long after Buckingham Palace announced the name of their newest family member to the world, the city of Prince George, British Columbia issued a […]

Emma Watson could join ‘The Secret Service’

Emma Watson could join ‘The Secret Service’

(Relaxnews) – The star actress from “The Bling Ring” is being considered by Matthew Vaughn for his next film, Variety reports. English actress Emma Watson appears to be competing with Bella Heathcote (“Dark Shadows”) for the top female role in “The Secret Service.” The film will mark Vaughn’s return to directing since the success of […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – More than 3,700 photos of American pop icon Marilyn Monroe will be sold this weekend along with their copyrights, a Los Angeles auction house said Thursday. The photos — plus negatives, slides and copyrights — are part of a collection of more than 75,000 images taken by fashion photographer Milton Greene […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

TEMECULA, Calif., July 25, 2013 – “Stop in the name of love” singer and Billboard magazine’s “Female Entertainer of the Century” Diana Ross will be performing this summer at the Pechanga Theater in a string of “one night only” shows that will also feature Chicago, the hit all-male American rock band during the 1970s and […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

Los Angeles, 23 July 2013 – In line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to update its visa policies and further encourage tourism in the Philippines, the visa-free privilege granted to one-hundred fifty-one (151) countries is hereby extended from twenty-one (21) days to thirty (30) days. Israel and Brazil shall remain eligible for 59-days visa free entry […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor

Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor

The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor held its mixer and networking at the American Ranch & Seafood Market on May 21 with Bellflower Mayor Pro-Tempore Sonny R. Santa Ines as keynote speaker. He spoke about political and economic empowerment and urged Filipino-Americans to actively involve in mainstream political exercise in the communities where they live. […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – Malaysian casino operator Genting’s resort unit will build a 400 million ringgit ($125 million) Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park near the capital Kuala Lumpur, it said Friday. The park — to open in 2016 — will be the first Twentieth Century Fox theme park with rides and other attractions based on such […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

(Relaxnews) – The US designer, who calls the UK capital his home, has concocted a new London scent to celebrate his latest opening in the Big Smoke. The new Tom Ford London flagship on Sloane Street street in the West End opens this week, and the Texas-born designer and director was enthusiastic about his new home city: […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

(Relaxnews) – Listed earlier this year among the hopefuls for the part, Rosamund Pike has now been confirmed for the title role in David Fincher’s next film, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The British actress has snapped up a choice role in “Gone Girl,” the new thriller from a true maestro of the genre, who directed […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – Bugatti will reveal a special “Jean-Pierre Wimille” edition of its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place August 16-18 in Monterey, California. The extremely limited edition, consisting of just three models, is intended as an homage to the French champion driver, who won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race twice in the […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

(Relaxnews) – Disney producers are said to have met with the two actors for the follow-up to “Return of the Jedi,” according to film news website Latino-review.com. Perhaps as eagerly awaited as the royal baby, “Star Wars VII” is one of the most closely followed film projects this year, attracting commentary and speculation from Hollywood […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
EU lags behind on 4G: official

EU lags behind on 4G: official

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – EU member states should do more, and faster, to introduce next-generation 4G mobile phone services if Europe is to reap the benefits of the new technology. About 75 percent of the European Union population of about 500 million has no access to 4G services, EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Thursday. […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

(Relaxnews) – Like shoulder pads and skinny jeans, food also goes through trend cycles, including those in the vegetable kingdom. That’s according to Bon Appétit magazine which recently traced the “trendiest” vegetables over the past 44 years, identifying the very year when beets, for instance, reached the height of culinary sophistication. It was 1982. Chef Wolfgang Puck, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Rope-free climb up skycraper to be live TV stunt

Rope-free climb up skycraper to be live TV stunt

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A top free climber is making plans to scale one of the world’s tallest buildings, in the latest daredevil stunt to be telecast live around the world. The National Geographic Channel didn’t identify the skyscraper Alex Honnold would go up, but it said it would air what it called a “two-hour unprecedented television […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas and business travelers with jetset itineraries and no time — or inclination–  to pack are being offered a variety of concierge services that will pack their suitcases for them. It’s perhaps the least liked part of going on vacation: choosing outfits, packing, and unpacking. But a slew of lifestyle concierge services are […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Services ·
‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Scientifically speaking, Prince William and his wife Kate could have come up with a better name for their newborn, suggests a respected US psychologist who’s studied how people react to different names. “I definitely would not have selected the name George,” said Albert Mehrabian of the University of California in […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

(Relaxnews) – The British actor will portray a young man in financial and personal crisis in this independent drama, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Between two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films, Andrew Garfield will set aside some time for this smaller project, created and directed by Ramin Bahrani. The indie filmmaker has established a solid reputation among critics […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – North American entertainment giant IMAX Corp. said it plans to open up to 120 new cinemas in China after reaching agreement with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group. The deal, announced Wednesday, brings Wanda’s commitment for IMAX cinemas in China to as many as 210, according to an IMAX statement. IMAX also announced it would […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
UN declares World Toilet Day

UN declares World Toilet Day

(UNITED NATIONS-AFP) – The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made. “I am sure there will be laughter among the press and the public when it is reported that the UN is declaring a World […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are in talks to share the screen in the new thriller starring and produced by Johnny Depp, Variety reveals. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor seem to be keen on acting in the new film, which is equal parts thriller, spy movie and adventure film, with a touch of satire. A […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

(Relaxnews) – Following the announcement of his name yesterday evening, Prince George Alexander Louis, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was officially added to the Buckingham Palace display at the Legoland theme park in Windsor, UK.

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

(Relaxnews) – Having conquered Korea, Electronic Arts announces plans to take soccer game “FIFA Online 3” to China. Electronic Arts’ COO Peter Moore was effervescent during the company’s July earnings call. He described the deal with TenCent, which has investments in Epic Games (“Gears of War”) and Riot Games (“League of Legends”) as “the world’s biggest […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Temecula, Calif – Matatagpuan sa kalagitnaan ng mga burol ng Temecula Valley ang Journey at Pechanga na kinilala bilang ika-19 na best public course sa California.  Ang karangalan ay inilathala sa “Best Courses You Can Play” annual guidebook for 2013 ng Golfweek magazine. Ang kapurian ay karagdagan sa kanilang napakarami nang tinanggap na parangal, kasama […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

As many as 20 finalists will vie for the prestigious Binibining Pilipinas-USA 2013 title with coronation night to be held on July 27 at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale, California said a news release sent to Weekend Balita over the weekend. The finalists – Kristine Masajo, Kathleen Bautista,Jessica Marasigan, Jessica Joan, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Beckham stars in campaign for his new fragrance

Beckham stars in campaign for his new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – As the old saying goes, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Applying this philosophy, the former soccer star, now a successful entrepreneur, has decided to represent his new fragrance, Classic, on his own. Revealed on Beckham’s Facebook page, the first campaign photo shows the athlete in a dark grey herringbone suit, a perennial hallmark of […]

One Direction to launch makeup line

One Direction to launch makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Working with cosmetics company MUA, the British-Irish boyband has developed a makeup line. Named ‘Little Things’ (after one of the band’s singles, for those of you who aren’t ‘Directioners’), the band’s debut make-up collection includes different colors for each band member, with five lipsticks, five lip polishes, three cheek tints and five shades […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Kim-Xian movie offers something new, fresh

Kim-Xian movie offers something new, fresh

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are now ready to show to their supporters what they have been working on in the past months. Teaming up in their first full-length movie together, both stars revealed they had fun working with each other on “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo” despite their hectic […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday outlined the achievements and on-going initiatives like inter-cropping and ramping up infrastructure spending to drive much needed development in the agriculture sector. In his State of the Nation Address  (SONA) before the 16th Congress, Aquino said the sector which grew by 3.3 percent in the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

(Relaxnews) – It’s only taken five years but the Winglet, Toyota’s answer to the Segway, is finally ready for public testing with the hopes of an official launch in 2016. First announced way back in 2008, the Toyota Winglet is described by its makers as a “mobility assistance robot” and, like its US counterpart, is […]

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

(Relaxnews) – Around the world, Despicable Me: Minion Rush remains popular with iPad users in the UK and USA. In France, meanwhile, a modern and extreme version of the classic game Tetris is proving popular. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – Titled “An Aura of Mystery,” the Parisian luxury house has unveiled its latest advertising campaign. With confrontational stares and powerful, self-possessed poses, this season’s Dior woman is dressed in Raf Simons’s thoroughly modern reimagining of the first half of the 20th century. Photographed by fellow Belgian Willy Vanderperre, the domestic setting also comes with an […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

(Relaxnews) – Rosemarie DeWitt has been cast in the leading female role in a modern version of the 1982 thriller, Deadline.com reports. The actress, whose films include “Rachel Getting Married” and the recent “promised Land” and who is known to TV audiences through “Mad Men,” will play the mother of a family whose new house […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel shimmers with new lip colors

Chanel shimmers with new lip colors

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand’s new Moiré Le Rouge collection features iridescent colors for bold and seductive lips. The collection, which aims to embody unabashed femininity, is part of the “Chanel Rouge” trio of lip color ranges. The shades in this newest line stand out for their shimmery, pearlescent luster. In campaigns advertising the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

(Relaxnews) – The Canadian brand has hired the oft-controversial photographer for a new campaign titled ‘Give Me Aldo’. What happened to hell-raising fashion photographer Terry Richardson? The 47-year-old snapper, who has regularly courted controversy for his raunchy nudes seems to be getting more and more traditional. Recent work includes photographing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

(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 […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

(Relaxnews) – The Academy Award-nominated actress makes her debut as the new face of the brand’s luxury accessories. Perhaps best known for her role in the 2005 hit “Brokeback Mountain,” the 32-year-old has never previously appeared in a major fashion campaign despite her strong red-carpet pedigree. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the actress leans on vintage Louis […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

(Relaxnews) – The long-running series of motor racing games is being adapted for the movies, according to TheWrap.com. Specializing in putting drivers behind the wheel of high-powered vehicles and more reasonably prices cars since 1997, “Gran Turismo” is rumored to be headed to film with the producers of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dana Brunetti and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Good sleep gives you younger-looking skin: study

Good sleep gives you younger-looking skin: study

(Relaxnews) – Want better, younger looking skin? Get better sleep, a new study finds. In a small study at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, poor sleepers were found “to show increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors,” such as ultraviolet radiation, the researchers said. The study, […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Minnie Mouse covers Love Magazine

Minnie Mouse covers Love Magazine

(Relaxnews) – The famous Disney star is on the cover of the fashion magazine’s fifth anniversary issue. The other covers feature a gaggle of standout young British models: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Georgia May Jagger, alongside Japanese newcomer Chiharu Okunugi. The colorful images were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

(GENEVA-AFP) – Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information, unlocking some of the mystery around how the world’s most efficient computer functions. Scientists at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, together with colleagues in Germany and the United States, created electronic systems comparable to a […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
In Europe, working women still do most of the housework: study

In Europe, working women still do most of the housework: study

(Relaxnews) – Working women in Europe are still serving double-duty at home by taking on most of the housework, a large-scale new study finds. On July 22, the Economic and Social Research Council released new data drawn from 250,000 interviews in 30 countries over the last decade. Women reported that they often feel that their […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

(Relaxnews) – It didn’t take long for a brewery in England to release a beer in honor of the newest addition to the royal family. The name? “Heir Raiser.” Like the rest of the world — and its savvy entrepreneurs — McMullen & Sons brewery in Hertford waited “eagerly” for the birth of the baby before releasing […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Offbeat ·
P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — For serving with courage and devotion in the remotest section of the country, President Benigno S. Aquino III Monday expressed his appreciation to the country’s soldiers serving in the three major service commands. Aquino praised the latter for their intense devotion in safeguarding the country. He added the Philippines has […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No baby watch for Marian Rivera

No baby watch for Marian Rivera

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — “Pag buntis ako sasabihin ko at ipo-post ko sa Instagram ko,” the immediate reply of Kapuso primetime actress Marian Rivera when asked on pregnancy rumors. Marian said that if she’s indeed pregnant, she wouldn’t hide it from the press as it’s a blessing from the Lord. “Kung buntis man ang isang tao, […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

(Relaxnews) – For golf fans craving a bit more luxury on the links, Mercedes has unveiled a new “Vision Golf Cart,” a concept golf cart of the future. Sketches for the new state-of-the-art fantasy cart were shown at the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland this past weekend. It was created by Mercedes-Benz’s head of design […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike releases Rasheed Wallace Nike Air Force 1 sneakers

Nike releases Rasheed Wallace Nike Air Force 1 sneakers

(Relaxnews) – Nike Sportswear has just teamed up with American basketball star Rasheed Wallace to create a special edition of the Nike Air Force 1 HiCMFT, featuring colors inspired by the New York Knicks. While “Sheed” is not technically a Knick anymore, Nike is still serving up props to his 17-year playing career with the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

(Relaxnews) – Apple recently announced its acquisition of HopStop and Locationary, two start-ups specializing in mapping and geolocation, with the hopes of improving its own mapping service, simply titled Maps. While currently undergoing a revamp for iOS 7 (expected for release this fall), Maps remains one of Apple’s weak points. To turn this around and provide a […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google+ trends: Galaxy Note III leaks, full moon appears

Google+ trends: Galaxy Note III leaks, full moon appears

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 23, Google+ users are talking about the latest leaked information surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III and sharing images of the recent full moon. The latest leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III come via the Dutch-language site Sim Only Radar. These latest leaks show sketches of the device along […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Nokia launches first phablet

Nokia launches first phablet

(Relaxnews) – The Lumia 625 is a low-spec, low-cost oversized handset that could well have mass appeal. Rumors and, of course full-blown leaks — including press shots and specification sheets — hinted strongly that the “Something Big” that Nokia was set to launch was an affordable Lumia phablet. And low and behold, at 9am UK […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

(Relaxnews) – The “Star Wars VII” director has teamed up with Alfonso Cuaron for this mystery-laden drama series. While Comic-Con was in full swing in San Diego (July 18-21), NBC took advantage of the event to provide a brief preview of “Believe.” The new trailer presents a show combining the fictional worlds of J.J. Abrams […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
In US, television injuries on the rise

In US, television injuries on the rise

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Television sets injure one child every 30 minutes in America, and the rate of emergency room visits is increasing with the popularity of flat-screen TVs, a study said Monday. Just over half (52 percent) of all TV injuries for those under 18 from 1990 to 2011 were due to the equipment falling and […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest. European countries are considering whether to follow Australia, which last year became the first country in the world to sell cigarettes in plain packets. In Australia’s case, the cigarettes are sold in […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

(Relaxnews) – Delta Air Lines is launching its own version of “Top Chef” with a competitive culinary show that will be aired in-flight and award the winner the chance to help create the carrier’s menu. In partnership with Food & Wine magazine, the US carrier has announced plans to produce an original video series called […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Online ·
Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

(BEIJING-AFP) – How to properly peel an orange, hold an oyster fork, and pronounce luxury brand names — wealthy Chinese are paying handsome sums to learn such skills as they seek to match their high-end lifestyles with high-class etiquette. A two-week course at the newly opened Institute Sarita in Beijing costs 100,000 yuan ($16,000), but […]

Men who skip breakfast face heart attack risk: study

Men who skip breakfast face heart attack risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Men who skip breakfast may face a higher risk of heart attack or deadly heart disease, according to US research published on Monday. A study of nearly 27,000 men found that those who failed to eat in the morning had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

(LONDON-AFP) – A joyful crowd popped corks, cheered and strained to glimpse the official notice outside Buckingham Palace, after the birth on Monday of a baby boy to Prince William and wife Kate. The centre of attention at the palace was a golden easel upon which royal officials placed the formal birth announcement. “We just […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — The President on Monday asked the 16th Congress to prioritize measures that spur competition and raise government revenues in a bid to sustain the economic gains made so far by the administration. In his State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to pass amendments to the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and their companions in arms will come face to face with Ultron in the sequel to “The Avengers” in May 2015, according to comments from the film’s director, Joss Whedon, at Comic-Con in San Diego. After defeating Loki and Thanos in 2012, the Avengers will team up against […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

By Danny KEMP, James PHEBY LONDON, July 22, 2013 (AFP) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were celebrating on Monday after she gave birth to a baby boy, providing the world’s most famous royal family with a future king. Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

(Relaxnews) – American lifestyle and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has unveiled its latest fragrance, Victoria, with a new video starring the 24-year-old Namibian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo. “Behati exemplifies the Victoria fragrance because she’s fresh, but really modern, charismatic and totally cool, super downtown but funny and energetic,” the company’s beauty president […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Wine linked to lower disease-related mortality rate in men: study

Wine linked to lower disease-related mortality rate in men: study

(Relaxnews) – A wide sweeping study has found a link between moderate wine consumption and a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer among middle-aged men, lending more credence to the French paradox. After following up with 35,292 men over about 28 years, researchers from the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

(PARIS-AFP) – Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy, according to a study published on Sunday. Scientists in Britain used stem cells — early-stage, highly versatile cells — taken from mice embryos, and cultured them in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

(Relaxnews) – The ‘Facebook For Every Phone’ app claims over 100 million users worldwide, the social network announced. This extremely light application brings Facebook to some 3,000 feature phone models which, unlike smartphones, are not compatible with all of the functions of the full version of the social networking site. Facebook For Every Phone app […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the second film to be adapted from Suzanne Collins’s hit novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Thanks to a trailer uploaded by Yahoo!Movies during San Diego’s Comic-Con, fans can get a little more insight into “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” expected to hit theaters in November 2013. The video […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

(Relaxnews) – The birth of the royal baby isn’t just a major affair for Brits. Sister Commonwealth countries like Canada and New Zealand will also fete the arrival of the littlest heir at major landmarks such as Niagara Falls and the Kiwi Sky tower. In Toronto, Canada, the public will learn about the sex of […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Online ·
Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

(LONDON-AFP) – The London hospital hosting Prince William’s wife Kate was the scene of a media frenzy Monday after weeks of waiting for the royal baby — while tourists kept an eye out for a big announcement at Buckingham Palace. For the dozens of weary international journalists who have camped for three weeks outside St […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – World’s football governing body announced here Friday that it will begin selling tickets for next year’s World Cup in 12 Brazilian host cities on August 20 via its www.fifa.com website. Some 330 days before the tournament is to open in Sao Paulo, FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil outlined a strategy under which […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Superman, Batman to team up in new film

Superman, Batman to team up in new film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple software developers site hacked

Apple software developers site hacked

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Computer and software giant Apple said Sunday that it took its software developers website offline after it was hacked, warning that personal information about its users may have been stolen. “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,” Apple said in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

(Relaxnews) – For many of us, dining al fresco can be as simple as pulling out a sandwich, maybe a nice salad  and parking it on a patch of green real estate. For others, however, picnics are simply outdoor extensions of fine dining restaurants, with real china, crystal glasses and decorative candelabras. Perhaps nowhere is […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

(Relaxnews) – Vacation time is here at last, and there’s nothing like a new hairstyle to give you a boost of confidence before your summer adventures. Whether you’re looking for a cut or just a new style, here are a few ideas to make sure your locks are on the cutting edge. Twisted bob Medium […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

(Relaxnews) – We’ve picked out some of the best facial yoga videos, designed to help you explore this trend. Facial yoga fans, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, are all giving themselves an extra beauty burst, so why not join in? Ranjana Khan – http://youtu.be/-kR5WtsLKRg Beauty blog Into the Gloss sat down (in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

(DUBAI-AFP) – Shedding weight in Dubai is being rewarded in gold under a new initiative by the municipality of the Gulf emirate aimed at fighting obesity, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. “Your Weight in Gold” is the title of a campaign promising one gramme of gold for every kilo shed, provided a minimum of two […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

(Relaxnews) – The JW Marriott hotel chain has revamped the traditional turndown service with a program that includes an organic snack bar, essential oils for a relaxing bath, and luxury chocolates to replace the classic mint on the pillow. Designed to help guests relax and rejuvenate while on the road, the Nightly Refresh Program will […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that absence may truly make the heart grow fonder and that couples who live apart have more meaningful interactions and stronger bonds than those who see each other every day. In a new study, couples in long distance relationships maintained over phone calls, texting, emailing and video chat were […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Marriage rate in US plummets

Marriage rate in US plummets

(Relaxnews) – Matching the trends happening in Europe, fewer US women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot, according to new data released Thursday. The marriage rate in the US is currently 31.01, the lowest it’s been in over a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Center […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

(LONDON-AFP) – The Duchess of Cambridge lives a very different life to most mums-to-be, but Britain’s army of mothers has been captivated by her pregnancy — and is ready to rally around to help her bring up the new heir. Social media has been abuzz with every detail of Prince William and his wife Catherine’s […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

(Relaxnews) – A high specification device is one of six phones launched Friday that have been especially adapted to meet Indian consumer needs — in tems of both price and performance. The Grand X features a 5-inch HD display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor plus 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – Children’s toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said. “Substances which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction as well as 55 allergenic fragrances are now banned from use in […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, World News ·
One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

(Relaxnews) – Boy band One Direction has released an audio video for the group’s latest track, titled “Best Song Ever.” The band has been teasing fans with snippets of the forthcoming single, “Best Song Ever,” for the past few weeks, but the official audio video for the full single is now available atyoutube.com/watch?v=-zCF1-emakY The single […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

(Relaxnews) – Where is Spider-Man headed? Is he going on vacation? No, he’s just off to San Diego’s Comic-Con event, which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday. Close to 130,000 comic book, movie, and pop culture fans gather in California for this annual event which also hosts a large number of sneak peeks and […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·
What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

(Relaxnews) – Are you impulsive and an idealist? Chances are your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. On the other hand, is your go-to flavor at the ice cream parlor strawberry? You’re more likely to be tolerant, devoted and an introvert. At least that’s according to “smell and taste expert” Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online ·
Personality may predict your love of spicy food

Personality may predict your love of spicy food

(Relaxnews) – Your preference for spicy versus bland food may be determined by your personality type, a new US study finds. Presented at this week’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, the research has found a correlation between personality types and hot-spice preferences, with thrill seekers more likely to want […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Master stylist Marlou Colina unveils  ‘make up 101’ Sept 8

Master stylist Marlou Colina unveils ‘make up 101’ Sept 8

COLINA Salon, in cooperation with Colina Cosmetics, unveils the biggest make-up event of the year: “Make-up 101,” to be held on September 8, 2013, from 1pm to 7pm, at Double Tree Hotel Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Dr., Norwalk CA 90650 Conducted by celebrity make-up guru Marlou Colina, the one-day intensive make-up workshop will cover Theory, Stage-Demo, and Class […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

(Relaxnews) – Actress Jennifer Garner is the star of a new campaign for Italian luxury brand Max Mara, with the label officially launching the campaign Thursday at a glamorous dinner in New York City and releasing a video. “We are pleased to announce Jennifer Garner as the new face of our #MaxMara Accessories Campaign,” tweeted the brand earlier […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Karylle avoids ‘oversharing’ about love life

Karylle avoids ‘oversharing’ about love life

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Singer-actress Karylle is holding back on giving details about her love life after her previous relationship ended in controversy. Although considered an “open secret,” the 32-year-old “It’s Showtime” host refuses to publicly confirm her relationship with Sponge Cola frontman Yael Yuzon. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Karylle explained why she chooses to […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – New Zealand introduced a new law on Thursday which bans the use of drugs offering so-called “legal” highs unless manufacturers can provide clinical evidence that they are safe. The law imposes strict controls on products such as synthetic cannabis and legal “party pills”, which mimic the effects of drugs like ecstasy without using […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

(Relaxnews) – The first full-length trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has hit the internet. Following a short teaser, the Weinstein Company took the opportunity of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18, to release an extended look into the hotly anticipated biopic. In 2’30”, the video touches on the highlights of Mandela’s life as […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Two NASA spacecraft are about to take pictures of the Earth for planetary science research, and the US space agency is encouraging people worldwide to jump into the shot. “Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb,” NASA said. The first chance is on Friday, July 19, from 21:27 to 21:47 GMT, when the Cassini […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

(Relaxnews) – Butter London has released a new set of bright, Pop Art-inspired nail lacquers and liquid lipsticks. The limited edition shades will give your summer beauty looks a London twist. “When it comes to adding a pop of colour, there’s no better place than your lips or tips,” said Katie Hughes, the brand’s Global Colour Ambassador. […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Eating some fish during pregnancy can curb anxiety: study

Eating some fish during pregnancy can curb anxiety: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one serving of fish a week during pregnancy may lower a mother-to-be’s anxiety, a new Brazilian study finds. Findings showed that pregnant women who never or rarely ate dark or oily fish (salmon and tuna, for example) were 53 percent more likely to experience high levels of anxiety in their third trimester […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will reflect the real status of the country as well as his administration’s commitments and principles to achieve an inclusive growth. In his speech during the celebration of the 67th Founding Anniversary of the University of the […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New PowerDock can charge five devices simultaneously

New PowerDock can charge five devices simultaneously

(Relaxnews) – Optimized for Apple devices but compatible with Kindle tablets and a host of Android devices, Griffin’s latest accessory safely recharges gadgets from a single power socket. From smartphones and mp3 players to tablets, cameras and notebooks, pretty much all consumer devices are now battery powered and operated. And the result is that at […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
HTC launches smaller flagship phone

HTC launches smaller flagship phone

(Relaxnews) – With One Mini, HTC becomes the latest phone maker to adopt the miniaturization trend. The One Mini follows the same external design cues and ergonomic proportions of its bigger brother, the HTC One, and on the inside uses the same custom skin, Beats Audio technology, and user interface. However, the smaller device’s size […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s film on the English F1 driver James Hunt is fleshed out in a new trailer. Hunt’s personality is at the center of the trailer. A charismatic ladies’ man, Formula 1 champion and adrenaline junkie, Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, is brought back down to earth after his first taste of defeat. […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

(Relaxnews) – After several months in the development stages, the new sitcom “Togetherness” has moved into the fast lane. HBO has ordered eight episodes, although viewers will have to wait until 2014 to see them. Filming on the show will begin early next year in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.com. The sitcom follows four friends living […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Netflix political drama “House of Cards” made entertainment history Thursday, becoming the first online-only series ever to be nominated for a major Emmy award. The FX miniseries “American Horror Story: Asylum” collected 17 nods, the most of any TV show, in the run-up to the 65th annual primetime Emmy awards ceremony […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

(Relaxnews) – The villain in the next Spider-Man movie, Electro, shows his face in a new trailer. The video reveals the distinctive look taken on by Jamie Foxx for his portrayal of Electro, who develops the power to control electricity after a few scientific experiments gone wrong. The character will be Spider-Man’s main enemy in […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

(Relaxnews) – To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the longest-running TV sci-fi series in the world, London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a variety of Doctor Who-themed experiences for passengers including signings by writer Jenny Colgan, author of the 2012 novel Doctor Who: Dark Horizons (under the name J.T. Colgan). Beginning this week, the London hub airport will […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, International Stars ·
Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

(Relaxnews) – Nelson Mandela, who turns 95 on Thursday, has created a rich legacy of written work, much of it biographical in nature, some leaning toward photographic record or even fictional anthology; all, of course, inspirational. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life (1990) This first book now acts as a collection of Mandela’s speeches and […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

(ROME, Latium-AFP) – Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami — author of the screenplay for “Life is Beautiful” by Roberto Benigni — died on Wednesday at the age of 72. “Vincenzo Cerami is the one person who has taught me how to strike people’s feelings, how to make people emotional,” Benigni said. “Knowing Vincenzo was the most […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Photo of the day: Happy Birthday Madiba!

Photo of the day: Happy Birthday Madiba!

(Relaxnews) – Thursday marks Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. In front of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where Mandela is receiving care, a crowd has gathered to celebrate the winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Happy Birthday Madiba!

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Phil on Angel’s ‘sexiest’ ranking: She’s No. 1

Phil on Angel’s ‘sexiest’ ranking: She’s No. 1

Phil Younghusband isn’t too concerned with the slip in ranking of his girlfriend Angel Locsin in a men’s magazine list of the “sexiest women in the Philippines.” Asked about Locsin’s third-place finish in the recent FHM polls, the 25-year-old football player brought up his girlfriend’s recognition as an actress. “Well, for me Angel’s winning the […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

(Relaxnews) – The American brand has teamed up with the classic all-American comic book company . On his latest album, rapper Kanye West references the youth-oriented high street label, describing a group of young ladies who “Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty”. Still, the mention won’t have hurt the retailer, which has just announced […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, International Stars ·
Drinking water may boost brain power: study

Drinking water may boost brain power: study

(Relaxnews) – A new small study finds that quenching your thirst with water may give your brain a boost. Results showed that subjects who drank about three cups of water (24 ounces/775 milliliters) before taking a battery of cognitive tests performed better on a test measuring reaction time than subjects who didn’t drink water. This […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

(Relaxnews) – The two actors have jumped to the top spots in Forbes’s ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, which is usually topped by the likes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio or Johnny Depp. At age 48, Robert Downey Jr. has become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning the not-so-trifling sum of $75M. The star, whose early […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Habits, not cravings, drive food choices when you’re stressed: study

Habits, not cravings, drive food choices when you’re stressed: study

(Relaxnews) – Are you a stress eater? A small study announced July 16 finds that for people who eat during times of stress, habits may drive food choices. While conventional wisdom dictates people tuck into fatty or unhealthy foods when stressed out, this isn’t always the case, said Dr. David Neal, head researcher of the […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trailer: the dangerous game of Wikileaks in ‘The Fifth Estate’

Trailer: the dangerous game of Wikileaks in ‘The Fifth Estate’

(Relaxnews) – Rising star Benedict Cumberbatch plays activist Julian Assange in the new drama/thriller that goes behind the scenes of Wikileaks. Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Moritz Bleibtreu and Anthony Mackie also appear in the trailer, available from DreamWorks Studios on the film’s official YouTube channel. “The Fifth Estate” will examine how […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Kevin Costner in talks to join Guillermo del Toro production

Kevin Costner in talks to join Guillermo del Toro production

(Relaxnews) – The American actor, who has a lot of other projects on his plate these days, is in talks to star in “Midnight Delivery,” to be produced by Mexican filmmaker del Toro, reports Variety. Currently billed in “Man of Steel” as Superman’s adoptive “Earth father,” Kevin Costner is to play another caring father in […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marvel series ‘Agents of SHIELD’ gets September premiere date

Marvel series ‘Agents of SHIELD’ gets September premiere date

(Relaxnews) – The latest series by John Whedon (“The Avengers”) will be broadcast in the US on ABC every Tuesday night at 8, the same time slot as the most-watched series in the US, “NCIS.” One of the most anticipated new American series, “Agents of SHIELD” will broadcast its first episode on September 24. The […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

(Relaxnews) – In a move to create a shoe that Nike hopes is the closest to a barefoot-like experience on the market, the brand slapped together two of its most innovative technologies into one: the Nike Free Flyknit. By combining the mid-range cushioning and flexibility provided by the Free+ 5.0 midsole and form-fitting “second skin” […]

Tom Hanks up against new symbols in ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks up against new symbols in ‘Inferno’

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has announced that the actor will take on the role of Robert Langdon for the third film inspired by the bestselling Dan Brown novels. Filmmaker Ron Howard will also return to direct the adventures of the renowned “symbologist” in the new film, which follows “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fendi announces new kids’ store

Fendi announces new kids’ store

(Relaxnews) – The Rome-based luxury label has unveiled its latest kids’ store in Kuwait City. “We’re glad to announce the opening of the first Fendi Kids Store in Kuwait City, located in the Avenues Shopping Mall, an adorable and cosy space carrying collections from the newborn to kids,” announced the Italian brand on its Facebook page. Fendi opened […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – The brand’s new campaign features Estonian supermodel Karmen Pedaru. Photographed by legendary fashion snapper Craig McDean, the new campaign for Lebanese luxury designer Elie Saab features Karmen Pedaru lounging around a luxurious apartment in the latest autumn-winter collection. Light moves from dawn to dusk in the photos, showing off the elegant lace and […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos, Videos ·
Slash your hotel bill by sleeping with strangers

Slash your hotel bill by sleeping with strangers

(Relaxnews) – In the latest sharing economy trend, another website has been created for travelers who don’t mind sleeping with strangers to save a few dollars. The premise: given that hotels and resorts charge guests per room and night, Easynest allows solo travelers to shack up with fellow lodgers so that everyone can slash their hotel bill […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
A Corvette Stingray that’s double the fun

A Corvette Stingray that’s double the fun

(Relaxnews) – Taking a standard ‘Vette and boosting its power to 700 bph is just the start: Hennessey Performance is also planning a fully road-legal, warranty-compliant 1000bph version of America’s oldest and most iconic sportscar. Just as with smartphones, where every new iPhone launch motivates the hacking community to jailbreak the device as quickly as […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Heathrow to give away T-shirts celebrating royal baby

Heathrow to give away T-shirts celebrating royal baby

(Relaxnews) – Stacks of boxes filled with celebratory T-shirts for the pending birth of the royal baby are just waiting to be opened at London’s Heathrow Airport and distributed to arriving passengers — any day now. To celebrate the arrival of the royal heir and the third in line to the throne, the London airport […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

(Relaxnews) – Just like this Prince Harry lookalike photographed outside St Mary’s Hospital in London, the world is awaiting the arrival of the royal baby — the first child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Will it be a boy? A girl? Will the name be Alexandra? George? Will the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Photos ·
‘Under the Dome’ is the new summer success series in the US

‘Under the Dome’ is the new summer success series in the US

(Relaxnews) – Based on Stephen King’s book, the series hit almost 18 million American viewers for its first episode, which aired on CBS on June 24. “Under the Dome” boasted 13.53 million viewers who watched the premiere as it aired — the best start for a summer series since 2007. CBS and Nielsen have now […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
One way to extend your life? Eat nuts: study

One way to extend your life? Eat nuts: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that eating nuts, particularly walnuts, may give you a longer life. In a longitudinal study of more than 7,000 people over 50 years old in Spain, the study found that those who ate nuts more than three times a week had reduced risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease compared […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is deeply saddened, outraged, and disappointed by the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who stalked, shot, and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American boy. On Saturday, July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of any wrongdoing. Our hearts go out to the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sarah Lahbati posts bail for libel

Sarah Lahbati posts bail for libel

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress Sarah Lahbati has returned to the Philippines to clear her name in connection with a libel case filed against her by an official of her former home network. The 19-year-old actress posted bail for the case at the Makati City Regional Trial Court, hours after she arrived late Thursday in the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Dior releases shot of new Robert Pattinson campaign

Dior releases shot of new Robert Pattinson campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British actor was recently announced as the face of Dior Homme, and now the brand has shown off a teaser shot of the upcoming campaign. It’s all been rather smoke and mirrors so far chez Dior. The first rumblings of a link up between the label and actor Robert Pattinson came back in […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Marriott caters to Arabic speakers with new website

Marriott caters to Arabic speakers with new website

(Relaxnews) – In a bid to woo an increasingly important market segment — affluent Arabic speakers and frequent flyers from the Middle East — the Marriott hotel chain has launched its international website in Arabic. The new portal allows Arabic-speaking customers around the world to book stays across the chain’s 3,800 properties in 74 countries. […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Apple hiring smartwatch talent

Apple hiring smartwatch talent

(Relaxnews) – Sources claim Apple is looking for help in getting its first wearable technology device ready for a 2014 launch. An article in the Financial Times claims that Apple has been encountering “hard engineering problems that they’re unable to solve” and as a result is set to start recruiting new blood with wearable technology experience in […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Katy Perry unveils new Killer Queen fragrance

Katy Perry unveils new Killer Queen fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Set for release next month, the pop star’s latest perfume was apparently inspired by Freddie Mercury’s famous lyrics. Appearing in a jewelled bottle, apparently inspired by a royal scepter, Killer Queen is Perry’s third fragrance after the feline-inspired Purr (2010) and Meow (2011). And it was the lyrics penned by the famous frontman […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Microsoft slashes price on Surface tablet

Microsoft slashes price on Surface tablet

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Microsoft has quietly cut the price of its entry-level Surface tablet computer by some 30 percent, after surveys indicating sluggish sales. The Surface RT tablet was being sold for as low as $349 for US customers on the Microsoft website on Monday, down from the introductory price last year of $499. The […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Bulgaria opens first cross-country motorway

Bulgaria opens first cross-country motorway

(SOFIA-AFP) – Bulgaria opened its first cross-country motorway on Monday, to link the capital Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas. Work on the 360-kilometre (224-mile) southern axis — part of the Pan-European transport Corridor 8 linking the Adriatic to the Black Sea — began in the 1970s. The project was relaunched in 2004 […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Toyota Highlander: a one-off SpongeBob concept

Toyota Highlander: a one-off SpongeBob concept

(Relaxnews) – Toyota unveiled a “SpongeBob” concept car as the new version of the 2014 Highlander for the Padres vs. Giants baseball game in San Diego. Toyota and Nickelodeon teamed up to create this unique vehicle, themed from inside to outside around the famous cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. The eye-catching result of this partnership will […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
The secret to being satisfied with your life: study

The secret to being satisfied with your life: study

(Relaxnews) – What’s the secret to happiness as you grow older? A new study suggests that during difficult changes as you age, an acceptance of what can’t be changed may be a major predictor of life satisfaction. A team of researchers from Deakin University in Australia examined levels of life satisfaction and perceived control in […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Swiss watchmakers keep cool in wait for Apple smartwatch

Swiss watchmakers keep cool in wait for Apple smartwatch

(ZURICH-AFP) – Swiss watchmakers are warily eyeing Apple’s reported progress towards creating a “smartwatch”, but say they are not too worried about the tech goliath’s likely incursion into their traditional turf. The California-based company has so far been tight-lipped about its suspected plans to wrap some of its popular iPhone and iPad capabilities into a […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
Chinese star Han Geng to star in ‘Transformers 4’

Chinese star Han Geng to star in ‘Transformers 4’

(Relaxnews) – Director Michael Bay announced the addition of Han Geng to the cast of “Transformers 4,” in which China will play an essential part. The 29-year-old joins Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Resident Evil: Retribution”) as part of the cast. A large part of the movie will be shot in China, which is even “a character” in […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ becomes instant success

Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ becomes instant success

Relaxnews) – Released in April under the Scottish pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling’s crime thriller “The Cuckoo’s Calling” shot to number one on the Amazon US, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble charts after the secret was let out. Suspicions grew as reviewers were confronted by the novel’s quality, in particular the supposed debut […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
Yves Saint Laurent’s L’Homme transformed into ‘Parfum Intense’

Yves Saint Laurent’s L’Homme transformed into ‘Parfum Intense’

(Relaxnews) – Yves Saint Laurent has come out with an intense take on its flagship fragrance for men. This potent new scent for the fall season will be going on sale on August 26. L’Homme Parfum Intense was composed by expert noses Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. The two perfumers have blended citron, bergamot, black […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Now anyone can fly a spaceship to the moon

Now anyone can fly a spaceship to the moon

(Relaxnews) – It’s every little boy’s (and a number of grown men’s) greatest dream, becoming a star pilot. And while the only realistic means of leaving the Earth’s atmosphere in search of interplanetary adventure is via a US$250,000 seat on the maiden voyage of the Virgin Galactic shuttle (confirmed passengers to date include Brad Pitt, […]

Shangri-La creates ultimate travel package to Maldives for affluent Chinese

Shangri-La creates ultimate travel package to Maldives for affluent Chinese

(Relaxnews) – The Shangri-La hotel chain is launching a luxury travel package for wealthy Chinese consumers that includes a flight aboard a private jet to one of the most exclusive and remote parts of the Maldives, a favorite destination for affluent holidaymakers in China. The Shangri-La Private Jet Journey program is billed as a personalized, […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list

German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list

(KASSEL, Germany-AFP) – With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germany’s Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design. As of last month, it’s also a UNESCO world heritage site. Locals are ecstatic that Europe’s largest hillside park, with its fairytale waterfalls, secluded ponds and […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Guide to a healthy life: ballet goddess Mary Helen Bowers

Guide to a healthy life: ballet goddess Mary Helen Bowers

(Relaxnews) – Former prima ballerina Mary Helen Bowers famously resculpted actress Natalie Portman’s physique for her Oscar-winning role in the film “Black Swan.” Here, she opens up to Relaxnews about everything from what she eats for breakfast to her secret to finding happiness. Once a dancer for the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, […]

Snails face: Japan beauty treatment offers slime power

Snails face: Japan beauty treatment offers slime power

(TOKYO-AFP) – Having live snails crawling on your face sounds like the thing of nightmares, but in Japan one company is hoping people will be prepared to pay for it. Staring Monday, women who want to slough off dead skin, clear their pores or roll back the years can submit themselves to five minutes of […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
World’s largest building opens in China

World’s largest building opens in China

(BEIJING-AFP) – Boasting its own artificial sun and a floor area three times that of the Pentagon, the “world’s largest building” has opened in southwest China to mixed reviews from its first visitors. The towering 100-metre (330-foot) high New Century Global Centre, which is said to to be big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
For the sophisticated moviegoer: wine-flavored popcorn

For the sophisticated moviegoer: wine-flavored popcorn

(Relaxnews) – After wine-infused ice cream and chocolate, a New Zealand winemaker has partnered with a gourmet popcorn company to make Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir-flavored munchies. New Zealand estate Kim Crawford Wines has teamed up with New York-based Populence to launch the sweet, wine-flavored popcorn which is meant to be paired with the respective wines: the […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Shakespeare’s Othello makes triumphant Venice return

Shakespeare’s Othello makes triumphant Venice return

(VENICE-AFP) – St Mark’s Square in Venice on Wednesday was the spectacular backdrop to a tragic opera in the first open-air performance in 43 years by the famous La Fenice theatre — a new must on the global culture calendar. La Fenice is staging Italian maestro Giuseppe Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Othello, the Moor of […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Music ·
Israel on its way to banning foie gras

Israel on its way to banning foie gras

(Relaxnews) – The war on foie gras continues, as Israel is poised to become the latest jurisdiction to ban the import and sale of the French delicacy. In an early show of overwhelming support, 59 members of the Knesset threw their backing behind the bill this week in a preliminary reading, versus 10 opposition votes, […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
First-ever Oscars concert planned for nominated music

First-ever Oscars concert planned for nominated music

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Oscars will, for the first time, hold a concert in Los Angeles featuring the songs and scores nominated for Hollywood’s most prestigious prize, organizers said. The concert will be held on February 27, 2014, at Royce Hall, at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) said an internal email from […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music ·
‘Glee’ TV star Monteith found dead in Canada hotel

‘Glee’ TV star Monteith found dead in Canada hotel

(TORONTO-AFP) – Cory Monteith, who starred as a sensitive jock on the hit musical television series “Glee” and had struggled with substance abuse, has been found dead in a Vancouver, Canada hotel room. No cause of death was given for the 31-year-old actor, but acting Police Chief Doug LePard said there appeared to be no […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s next flick

Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s next flick

(Relaxnews) – The US actor and director has clinched the lead in “Gone Girl,” which David Fincher plans to shoot in the fall, reports Deadline.com. Ben Affleck is apparently going to star in this adaptation of a bestselling suspense novel by Gillian Flynn about a woman’s disappearance on her fifth wedding anniversary. Affleck is to […]

13.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chloe Moretz to star in ‘If I Stay’ adaptation

Chloe Moretz to star in ‘If I Stay’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – Sixteen-year-old actress Chloe Moretz has officially been attached to portray the comatose heroine of Gayle Forman’s novel “If I Stay” in R.J. Cutler’s big-screen adaptation. After the title role in this year’s upcoming remake of “Carrie,” MGM has signed up Moretz to play the lead in this movie based on Forman’s 2009 prizewinning […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Surface innovation a touch of ingenuity

Surface innovation a touch of ingenuity

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have demonstrated a new system that can turn everything from window panes to tables into interactive touchscreens. Called Speech Touch and Acoustic Tangible Interfaces for Next-generation Applications (or STATINA for short), it uses low-cost sensors to identify and measure the vibrations created by hands and fingers […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
New Yorkers to sample French rides, amusements of old

New Yorkers to sample French rides, amusements of old

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New Yorkers, said to always embrace the next new thing, will have a chance this summer to sample rides and amusements enjoyed by fun seekers a century ago. Beginning this weekend and running through September 29, the inaugural Fete Paradiso fair will recreate the festival from a long bygone era. These […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US scientists said Wednesday they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of supplements. The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

(Relaxnews) – A luxury, British website has created a once-in-a-lifetime epic travel itinerary that will take one couple to all 109, three-Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, for the cool sum of about $275,000. It’s a six-month culinary odyssey that will take two people to the world’s top dining addresses across 12 countries, including Lung King […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
A new Swarovski fragrance for September

A new Swarovski fragrance for September

(Relaxnews) – Two years after launching Aura, Swarovski is unveiling new butterfly-themed fragrance Miss Aura, a fruity-floral perfume available in September. Developed by noses Veronique Nyberg and Alienor Massenet, Miss Aura is softer than its predecessor. With an opening fruity scent of pink grapefruit, litchi and ivy, the fragrance then combines rose and buddleia with […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

(Relaxnews) – In what could be seen as a complete coincidence, but probably isn’t, in the same week that Nokia wowed the press in New York with its Lumia 1020, a device that redefines the concept of smartphone photography, Google is giving away an e-book about taking better photographs with Android devices. For a limited […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Young actress Jasmine Curtis will appear in her second independent film this year as a troubled teen caught between the clashing cultures of her heritage — being both Filipino and Israeli. After appearing in the CineFilipino Film Festival entry “Puti,” the 19-year-old actress joins another film festival in a project directed by […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Videos ·
Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Claudine Barretto was caught clueless when asked on the whereabouts of her husband Raymart Santiago Saturday afternoon, when the actress held a birthday party for their daughter. The 33-year-old actress threw a belated celebration of Sabina’s birthday in Quezon City on Saturday, two weeks after her adopted daughter turned 7 last June 21. “Dapat ‘yung […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

(Relaxnews) – The Finnish phonemaker’s latest device is so good at capturing images that users really will be able to throw their digital cameras and even their HD video cameras away. In fact, it’s so good, don’t be surprised if professional photographers start using it too. As widely predicted, the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts an incredible […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

(Relaxnews) – Sony Music is to release the US rock band’s sixth studio album to date, “Mechanical Bull,” on September 23/24, and now the group has announced that the first single off the album, “Supersoaker,” is due out on July 17. “Mechanical Bull,” described by the band as a “musically complicated” album, was recorded in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

(Relaxnews) – The second movie directed by Angelina Jolie is due out on December 25, 2014. After “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), Angelina Jolie is going back behind the cameras for her new project, “Unbroken,” due on December 25, 2014, reports Deadline.com. Based on the bestselling book by Lauren Hillenbrand (writer of […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood superstar is in talks for the titular lead in “Mortdecai,” based on a series of very popular British novels from the 1970s. Johnny Depp may be playing Charles Mortdecai, a “debonair art dealer and part-time rogue,” as the Hollywood Reporter puts it, who “must traverse the globe armed only with his […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A lifelong fascination with Japanese mega-monsters is behind Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster “Pacific Rim,” due to be released worldwide this week. Ever since childhood, del Toro has been captivated by Japanese “kaiju,” the name given to huge creatures such as Godzilla who emerged in popular culture in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

(Relaxnews) – LG’s new 5.2-inch LCD panel is a mere 2.2mm thick, while its bezel measures just 2.3mm and will pave the way for lighter phones with larger visible displays. Unveiled in Seoul by the company’s LG Display arm, the panel also boasts higher contrast and brightness levels, plus quicker touch-response times than existing LCD […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
The photo of the day: mystery woman

The photo of the day: mystery woman

(Relaxnews) – The 9th China International Comics and Games Expo (CCG Expo) opened its doors in Shanghai on Thursday, July 11. Through July 15, cosplay fans will be able to become their favorite characters from mangas, video games, anime and film. But who is this mysterious woman? Princess, warrior, goddess?

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Games, Offbeat ·
Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

(Relaxnews) – Curious intellectuals, inquiring minds and self-confessed geeks may be interested in a new cruise package that sails from Miami to Peru with producers and personalities from the highest-rated science series on US TV. Artful Travelers, which specializes in creating cultural and educational travel experiences, has announced the launch of a cruise along the […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

(Relaxnews) – Berry, apple and citrus-flavored wines and spirits are trending worldwide, as consumers seek out sweet but refreshing fruit-infused drinks, says a new report. The swing towards fruity alcohol comes at the expense of chocolate and confectionery flavors, which enjoyed popularity over the last few years, says the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Research group in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia Jr. said the Philippines and the United States have yet to finalize an agreement that would give the latter greater access to the military bases here. The ambassador assured, however, that the agreement would be in line with the Constitution. “[It should be] within the […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

(TOKYO-AFP) – The operator of Japanese cheap-chic clothing chain Uniqlo said Thursday it will open 10 new stores in the United States, as it reported a 22 percent jump in net profit. For the nine months to May, Fast Retailing booked a net profit of 88.4 billion yen ($880 million). Operating profit edged up 4.0 […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
James Franco gets shady for Gucci

James Franco gets shady for Gucci

(Relaxnews) – American writer, actor and director James Franco was recently shot for his first eyewear campaign. Gucci has unveiled its latest Black Bamboo sunglasses, which are set to go on sale in October this year. In support of the new shades, the Italian luxury brand has also released the first details of a global […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Adidas NEO launches Selena Gomez line for teenage girls

Adidas NEO launches Selena Gomez line for teenage girls

(Relaxnews) – American singer Selena Gomez launched her first fashion collection for the Adidas NEO label at the brand’s flagship store in Berlin on July 9. At the event, Gomez was on hand to answer questions from her fans in a Twitter Q&A. The collection, dubbed “rock chic” by Adidas, features 53 pieces all designed […]

Amy Adams to star in adaptation of Steve Martin novel

Amy Adams to star in adaptation of Steve Martin novel

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is attached to star in “An Object of Beauty,” a movie adaptation of a novel by actor/humorist Steve Martin, announces Maven Pictures. The book, which came out in 2010, is about Lacey Yeager, a smart and ambitious young woman out to make a name for herself in the New York […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Healthwise, US falls behind other wealthy nations

Healthwise, US falls behind other wealthy nations

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The United States spends more per capita on health care than any place in the world but lags behind other wealthy nations in health and life expectancy, according to research published on Wednesday. Japan still leads the world in terms of living the longest, with average life expectancy at 82.6 years in 2010, […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang brushed off the latest travel advisory issued by the United States of America against travelling to the southern portion of the Philippines, saying it was the right of any country in order to keep their citizens safe. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson said in a press briefing aired over government-run radio station dzRB […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Empress Schuck surprised over her inclusion in ‘sexiest woman’ list

Empress Schuck surprised over her inclusion in ‘sexiest woman’ list

MAKING it to the Top 10 spot of the FHM’s 100 Sexiest Woman in the Philippines came as a surprise for young actress Empress Schuck. The 20-year-old actress said she never rallied or asked her fans for votes but she’s thankful for the support shown by everyone in this year’s sexiest list. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
European Union lifts safety ban on Philippine Airlines

European Union lifts safety ban on Philippine Airlines

(MANILA-AFP) – The European Union has lifted a three-year ban on Philippine Airlines flying into its airspace after the national carrier addressed safety concerns, the EU’s ambassador to Manila said Wednesday. PAL will be allowed to fly into the 28-member bloc from Friday, which will spur tourism and business links, ambassador Guy Ledoux said. “This […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Singing in a choir is good for your heart: study

Singing in a choir is good for your heart: study

(Relaxnews) – Singing in a choir may have some of the same positive effects as yoga, according to a small new exploratory study that found the regular breathing patterns required can reduce the variability of your heartbeat. When people sing in a choir their heartbeats synchronize, so that the pulse of choir members tends to […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Music ·
Rosamund Pike’s L.K.Bennett bag design revealed in new campaign

Rosamund Pike’s L.K.Bennett bag design revealed in new campaign

(Relaxnews) – The former Bond girl stars in the campaign for the London brand’s latest collection which features three new bags she has helped to design. Launching July 17, L.K.Bennett has unveiled a new bag created by the label’s Fall-Winter campaign star Rosamund Pike. The English actress, who first worked with the brand on their Spring 2013 […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Hollywood Stars ·
Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen to star in ‘Trash’ by Stephen Daldry

Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen to star in ‘Trash’ by Stephen Daldry

(Relaxnews) – Rooney Mara, who plays the prodigious young hacker in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (2011), and Martin Sheen, Peter Parker’s uncle Ben in the Spider-Man trilogy by Sam Raimi, have both joined the cast of Stephen Daldry’s next movie, “Trash,” from Working Title. Following in the footsteps of “Slumdog Millionaire,” the scenario […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking for a good bottle of rosé to go into your picnic basket or to serve at your backyard summer barbecue, bypass the wines that beckon with deep rich pink hues and opt for bottles that hail from Provence, Bordeaux or the Sancerre region. Because in a recently held blind tasting […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

(Relaxnews) – This summer, look out for kale-flavored popsicles and quinoa-speckled chocolate bars. Because according to a gourmet food trade show, known as a launching pad for many premium and top-of-the-line products, innovative new frozen treats and unexpected applications of seeds and grains are among some of the biggest fine food trends for this season. […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Women who freeze their eggs wished they’d done it earlier: study

Women who freeze their eggs wished they’d done it earlier: study

(Relaxnews) – A new Belgian study finds that women who freeze their eggs in hopes of improving their fertility later in life often wished they’d done it at an earlier age. “Egg banking,” the practice of freezing eggs to circumvent age-related fertility, is becoming a popular trend in many countries, according to the researchers. The […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hollywood writers option Boston Marathon bombing

Hollywood writers option Boston Marathon bombing

(Relaxnews) – A film about the =April 15 Boston Marathon bombings is to be scripted by the scribes of “Fighter,” according to Deadline.com. The feature will be based on a book coming out next year by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge about the terrorist attack and the reactions of the city’s residents. […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority Golden Anniversary Celebration Aug. 24

Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority Golden Anniversary Celebration Aug. 24

One of Philippines’ largest fraternities/sororities – Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority – with chapters from all over the archipelago and international chapters all over the world is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year with members on the west coast holding its Southern California gathering in the City of Riverside. Hosted by Brod Jerry Corrales, […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News ·
Singapore Airlines upgrades cabins amid stiff rivalry

Singapore Airlines upgrades cabins amid stiff rivalry

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Tuesday unveiled new seats and other in-flight amenities in all classes as part of a sweeping upgrade of its cabins in an attempt to stay competitive. Passengers on selected flights between Singapore and London will be the first to experience the improved seats and entertainment system, wider TV screens […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Next iPad set for September launch: report

Next iPad set for September launch: report

(Relaxnews) – The latest reports appear to confirm earlier rumors that a lighter, smaller fifth-generation iPad will launch this autumn but that the next iPad Mini could be delayed until the end of 2013. According to Digitimes, the Taiwanese blog with a less than perfect track record but with unequalled access to southeast Asian supply chain […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Yves Saint Laurent turns Manifesto into a potent elixir

Yves Saint Laurent turns Manifesto into a potent elixir

(Relaxnews) – Manifesto by Yves Saint Laurent, a fragrance launched last September, is now flanked by a woody and floriental ambergris-scented elixir due out on August 26. Hyped by the house of Yves Saint Laurent as “a veritable alchemy of dazzling sensuality,” Manifesto l’Élixir features tangy hints of bergamot and mandarin, enhanced by a harmonious […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Selena Gomez’s ‘Love Will Remember’ leaks

Selena Gomez’s ‘Love Will Remember’ leaks

(Relaxnews) – American singer and songwriter Selena Gomez’s track “Love Will Remember” from her forthcoming LP has leaked on the internet. Taken from her forthcoming album, “Stars Dance,” which is due out July 22, “Love Will Remember” features what may or may not be a recording of an actual voicemail left by her former lover […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Jelly Bean is finally the most popular version of Android

Jelly Bean is finally the most popular version of Android

(Relaxnews) – It may have taken a year, but at long last — and for the first time ever, this month’s Android usage figures show that the latest edition of the open source operating system has overtaken all other versions of the software and is now on 37.9 percent of Android devices. It still means […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
US trains Filipino troops on how to use drones amid China fears

US trains Filipino troops on how to use drones amid China fears

CAVITE CITY (AFP) – US troops trained their Philippine counterparts how to use surveillance drones Friday, as Manila seeks to boost military ties with Washington and counter what it perceives as a rising security threat from China. The naval exercises are part of annual training operations between the two defense partners, but they have come […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

(Relaxnews) – Travel + Leisure magazine has released the results of irq 18th annual World’s Best Awards 2013, in which readers vote for their favorite hotels and destinations. Topping the best hotel category? A luxury safari camping experience among African wildlife in Botswana. Readers also named the thriving, pulsing city of Bangkok as their top […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Psy tops global social media chart: Starcount

Psy tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Psy topped Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded over the week of July 1-7, after racking up in excess of three billion views on YouTube. Also in music, the American country music star Taylor Swift has had a good week in social media racking up four million views for her video “Red,” released […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Despicable Me 2’ outgrosses Brad Pitt

Worldwide box office: ‘Despicable Me 2’ outgrosses Brad Pitt

(Relaxnews) – The computer-animated sequel outsold “World War Z” at worldwide box offices during its second weekend in commercial theaters, bringing in $171.3 million. “Despicable Me 2” also topped the US charts at $82.5 million. At receipts of $63.4 million, the Brad Pitt zombie flick fell behind but still outgrossed newcomer “The Lone Ranger.” This […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tennis: Quarter of Brits watched Murray win Wimbledon

Tennis: Quarter of Brits watched Murray win Wimbledon

(LONDON-AFP) – More than a quarter of the British population tuned in to watch Andy Murray become Britain’s first men’s Wimbledon champion since 1936, BBC figures released Monday showed. The British Broadcasting Corporation said Sunday’s final attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million viewers. The March 2011 census put the United Kingdom population at 63,182,200, […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Inferno’ leads 2013’s US best-seller lists, ‘The Great Gatsby’ revived

‘Inferno’ leads 2013’s US best-seller lists, ‘The Great Gatsby’ revived

(Relaxnews) – Dan Brown’s May release, “Inferno,” finished the first half of the year as 2013’s best-selling book in print and digital in the US, according to a Nielsen BookScan chart supplied to Publisher’s Weekly, and Amazon.com’s Kindle ranking. But as PW points out, there’s a great deal of difference between the print and digital charts […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Online ·
Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs coming July 15

Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs coming July 15

(Relaxnews) – Marc Jacobs’s third perfume, a follow-up to Dot, will be available on July 15. The product of a collaboration between perfumer Annie Buzantian and nose Ann Gottlied, this new fruity-floral essence features pear, fruit punch and mandarin, combined with orange blossom, peach nectar and honeysuckle and the scents of honey, intense vanilla and […]

07.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·