Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

(Hong Kong-AFP) – Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s second most expensive place for expats, Mercer said […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

(Relaxnews) – Is it better to choose your own diet when you’re looking to lose weight? Not necessarily, according to American researchers who led an experiment on the subject. First of all, the best diet is the one you can maintain meticulously and not the one that you choose. Using the opposite hypothesis, that the […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

(Relaxnews) – Dove is known for its campaigns featuring “real women”, but now the personal care brand has turned its attention to dads. Dove Men+Care has launched “First Fatherhood Moments,” a new social media and advertising campaign in the North America celebrating “the emotion, strength and happiness” that men express upon learning they are going […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Philippines tests health app for remote islands

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines is testing an app that will speed up delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities, the science department said Thursday. Using the app, designed for tablets using Google’s Android operating system, the health officer of a remote town can upload medical records and clinical information on a patient, […]

11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

CERRITOS – The Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles (PHILSELA) will present scholarship awards to 11 high school graduates during its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Washington Room of Liberty Park in Cerritos. The scholars this year are from ABC Unified District High Schools: Artesia, Cerritos and Ghar and […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
US to put woman on new $10 bill

US to put woman on new $10 bill

(Washington-AFP) – The US will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenback. The US Treasury announced Thursday that a yet-unchosen woman, likely “a champion for our inclusive democracy,” will feature on the […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Calendar of men’s fashion shows in Milan

Calendar of men’s fashion shows in Milan

(Relaxnews) – After London, and just before Paris, men’s fashion week has a layover in another fashion capital: Milan, from June 19 to 23. The action kicks off with a show by Dirk Bikkembergs, and the Milanese chapter of the tour will end with a show by Stella Jean. Here is the full calendar for […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Jeb Bush: ‘I will run to win’

Jeb Bush: ‘I will run to win’

By Diego Urdaneta Miami, United States (AFP)   – Jeb Bush jumped headlong into the presidential race Monday, insisting “America deserves better” after eight years of Barack Obama, as the Republican seeks to win over voters skeptical of his political pedigree. Following a six-month pre-candidacy exploration, Bush made his formal announcement at Miami Dade College, […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a summer vacation that won’t break the break? Consider Hanoi, Vietnam, which came out on top as the most affordable international destination in TripAdvisor’s annual TripIndex report. Created to help travelers plan and budget their summer holiday, the TripIndex looks at the average cost of a three-night trip in 60 key […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

(Relaxnews) – Over 50% of US men under 34 are taking an extended break from work to care for their babies. According to a survey from insurance company The Hartford, 31% of Millennial dads said that both they and their partner took more than two weeks off work after a baby was born while 21% […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
MILF means business by handing over weapons, fighters — Iqbal

MILF means business by handing over weapons, fighters — Iqbal

SULTAN KUDARAT  (Mabuhay) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s handing over of its weapons and fighters to an independent panel shows the group’s sincerity to the peace process, chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal said Tuesday. “This is a symbolism that sends a strong signal that the MILF means business,” Iqbal told reporters before the […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
WCOPA Team Philippines: Preserving the good name of the Filipino artist worldwide

WCOPA Team Philippines: Preserving the good name of the Filipino artist worldwide

Time and again, the Philippines have dominated the world stage as numerous Filipinos rake in top awards in various talent searches across the globe. Currently the reputation is such that if you are Filipino , people from different nations and the international community expect you to have an incredible talent. More often than not, their […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Rhian gives closet lesbians courage to come out

Rhian gives closet lesbians courage to come out

Rhian Ramos was surprised when she got tweets from real life lesbians telling her that because of her ground-breaking soap, “The Rich Man’s Daughter”, they were able to muster enough courage to come out, open up themselves and reveal their real sexual preference to their family and friends. “Since we started airing on May 11, […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: Decommissioning proves peace pact not a gamble

Aquino: Decommissioning proves peace pact not a gamble

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Laying down their arms even before the Bangsamoro Basic Law is approved and enacted proves that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is sincere in its dealings with the Philippine government. That was the gist of President Benigno Aquino III’s speech on Tuesday as 145 MILF members voluntarily underwent the […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Extraordinary Tales’ to get Halloween release

‘Extraordinary Tales’ to get Halloween release

(Relaxnews) – A new animated feature and one of the last films to star the recently deceased icon of horror, Sir Christopher Lee, is heading for US cinemas this October. An anthology of five suitably dark Edgar Allen Poe stories, the animated feature is directed and adapted for the screen by Raul Garcia, whose work […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
lokai launches bracelet to benefit World Wildlife Fund

lokai launches bracelet to benefit World Wildlife Fund

(Relaxnews) – Global lifestyle brand lokai launched Monday a new bracelet called ‘wildlokai’ to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). For every ‘wildlokai’ bracelet sold from June 15 through July 28, lokai will donate one dollar to the charity, with a minimum contribution of $250,000, according to a press release. The unisex bracelets are designed […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Hollywood Stars ·
Travel to the heart of Andalusia with Sisley’s Soir d’Orient

Travel to the heart of Andalusia with Sisley’s Soir d’Orient

(Relaxnews) – Sisley has unveiled its latest fragrance, Soir d’Orient (“Oriental Night”) which is directly inspired by the warmth and mystery of Andalusia, a Southern region of Spain where the culture was fundamentally influenced by the Arabs who ruled the land for over 500 years. It is available for purchase from the company’s UK e-shop. […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

 (AFP)-AFP) – New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle, and had their health monitored for more than 11 years. Their average […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday. The announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration finalized the agency’s proposed ban on artificial trans fats in 2013, and described partially hydrogenated […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “A Gala Evening Celebrating Philippine Design, Textile and Fashion” was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd of US government officials, members of the Washington diplomatic corps, members of the Filipino-American community, and the general public, and shining light on the fabric and designs that make the Philippines unique. On the eve of […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·