Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

(YANGON-AFP) – Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015. The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from the United States and Britain to China, Japan and […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Americans may not be through with Mitt Romney after all. The two-time Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly stressed over the past year that he is not interested in a third shot at the White House. But an Iowa poll released Wednesday suggests that Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost to President […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Actress Dawn Zulueta took to the microblogging site Twitter to finally address rumors saying that she and “The Voice” judge Bamboo Mañalac are siblings. Zulueta denied that Mañalac is her brother, but she was quick to add that she has “high respect” for the singer. The actress said she and her brother, George, are the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

MANILA (Mabuhay) — In a seeming indication that he is currently not inclined to extend his term, President Benigno Aquino III has already detailed his plans for the day he will step down from the country’s top elective post. During a light moment in his interview with Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday, Aquino said he […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed its newest perfume, the latest in an ongoing collaboration with Coty first begun in 2011. At the end of July, Bottega Veneta celebrated its famous clutch bag, The Knot, with a pop-up exhibition in Saint Tropez, and now it has unveiled a new fragrance in honor of the bag. […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

(Relaxnews) – Thanks to its opening in China, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” returned to first place at the global box office for the weekend ending August 31. The sci-fi movie earned $52 million worldwide over the period, including $47 million in Chinese theaters. The sequel to “Rise of the Planet of the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

(Relaxnews) – The summer festival season is drawing to a close, but for some major artists the touring season is just getting under way. Before the year is up, Lorde, Lady Gaga or one of these other artists may be coming to a venue near you. Lorde September 5 – November 1 North American/New Zealand […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

(Relaxnews) – The diminutive drop-top two-seater sportscar will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-new model, which will be launched simultaneously in Europe and the US on September 3. It may be a common sight on roads all around the world but back in 1989 when Mazda took the wraps off the original MX5 […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York kicks off Broadway Week

New York kicks off Broadway Week

(Relaxnews) – Taking place from September 1 to 14, the latest edition of Broadway Week once again offers tourists and New Yorkers 2-for-1 ticket pricing at the city’s top theaters. Throughout the operation, theatergoers will get two entries for the price of one to shows at all 21 theaters on the legendary street. Among the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

(Relaxnews) – After starring in the brand’s Touche Éclat and Baby Doll Kiss and Blush campaigns, the British supermodel has returned to the spotlight to promote Yves Saint Laurent’s latest makeup collection, titled Cuirs Fétiches. This latest makeup line is inspired by leather in all its forms, from fetish wear to punk rock jackets. “I […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

The new “Feng Shui” movie will be titled just that, lead star Kris Aquino revealed during a story conference for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry. According to Aquino, her upcoming horror film will be a continuation of the 2004 blockbuster also directed by Chito Rono. Star Cinema will produce anew. This time, the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
A new test could determine if your food is really organic

A new test could determine if your food is really organic

(Relaxnews) – Slapping on the “organic” label to inflate the price of produce might become a thing of the past thanks to researchers from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and the Wuerzburg University in Germany, who have developed a high-tech test to set the standards. Despite tightening laws and increasing proactivity from food […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

(Relaxnews) – Due to set sail this fall, the cruise operator’s new flagship will be outfitted with several high-tech innovations for a more enjoyable journey. A luggage tracking app, robotic bartenders and apps that let crew members keep track of passengers’ individual preferences are among the new technologies coming to the Quantum of the Seas. […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Offbeat, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

(Relaxnews) – Denying other rumors on the subject, including recent speculation that Daniel Radcliffe would play Marvel’s sorcerer, Collider reports that negotiations with Joaquin Phoenix are about to cross the finish line. Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt… The rumor mill has churned out the names of several in-demand actors (and […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

(Relaxnews) – In July, Rag & Bone shared images of Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt posing in Coney Island for its latest campaign. Now the fashion label has revealed two new videos starring its celebrity spokesmodels. Rather than posing side by side for the Fall-Winter 2014-15 campaign, Michael Pitt and Winona Ryder were shot individually by Glen Luchford, resulting […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s been 20 years since “Friends” took the world by storm. And to celebrate, New Yorkers can indulge their love of comedy and coffee in their very own Central Perk. It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door […]

A rule of thumb for those with a tendency to over-indulge

A rule of thumb for those with a tendency to over-indulge

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities say sticking to a general rule of pouring just half a glass of wine regardless of age, size or gender could prevent overdoing it. In the study, researchers worked with 74 undergraduate students and staff and asked them to pour white and red wine from bottles […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Barbie unveils her Instagram account

Barbie unveils her Instagram account

(Relaxnews) – After Man Repeller and Garance Doré, Barbie is the latest fashion icon to bring her lessons in style to Instagram. The blondest of dolls made her debut on the social network Wednesday under the handle@BarbieStyle. Just like real-life fashionistas, Barbie shares style inspirations and details from her own wardrobe, including #OOTD photos (for […]

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

(Relaxnews) – After months of speculation, the world’s most secretive consumer technology company has finally sent out the official invites to an event on September 9, where the unveiling of the iPhone 6 is expected to take place. But what exactly will Tim Cook announce when he takes to the stage at the Flint Center […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in Australia say a steady intake of junk food leads to a loss of rats’ natural appetite for a balanced diet, indicating that poor eating habits could lead to changes in the brain. “The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing happens in humans, eating junk food may […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·