Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly better under […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL prepared to help boatpeople

PHL prepared to help boatpeople

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 5/19/2015 – The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away. The Philippines is obliged to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing persecution, because it is party to the 1951 United Nations convention on […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

In California an estimated 15,867,909 individuals, including 6,324,503 women and 3,351,780 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services, U.S. News ·
French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

(Relaxnews) – Cookie lovers will be pleased to hear the sweet news that Oreo is releasing a limited edition S’mores flavored snack this week. The treats will hit shelves in the US on May 22, Time reports, and will comprise a chocolate marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham crackers. Oreo has a long history of […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the arrival of “David Bowie is” in Melbourne, David Bowie is releasing an exclusive, limited edition 7″ of his 1983 single “Let’s Dance.” The yellow vinyl edition will be out on July 16 as an exclusive to the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, which will be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

(New York-AFP) – The king of late-night American television, David Letterman, broadcasts his final show Wednesday, ending a 33-year run of unpredictable, caustic comedy that set him apart. The longest-serving nighttime talk show host in US TV with more than 6,000 shows to his name, 68-year-old Letterman has been honored with tributes in US media, […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

(Relaxnews) – After keeping things natural and subtle at the start of the Cannes Film Festival (headbands, nude makeup), celebrities broke out their more glamorous beauty looks over the weekend. The gaze is emphasized by smoky shadow or cat eye liner, while classic red hues and shiny glosses bring out the lips. While designer gowns […]

Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

The Catanduanes International Association (CIA), Inc. will celebrate its 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion on August 7 to 9, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.  This year’s festivities are being sponsored by Catanduanes USA(CAUSA)/LA Chapter. This 3-day event will be highlighted with “Western Style Night”, “Grand Gala Night Hollywood Style and “Mass and Picnic.” Be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Discharge  the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharge the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharging a Deed of Trust in bankruptcy! A second or third mortgage can be stripped off the title of your home, and discharged as unsecured debt in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Imagine, your house is worth less than you owe, and now you can strip part of what you owe and still keep the property. […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Legal Matters, Services ·
SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) today celebrates its business and community partnerships in the Asian community at its 10th annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE, will speak at the event, which brings […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A senior Catholic Church official this week reminded President Benigno Aquino III to go after his political allies if they are linked to corruption. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urged the President to show his anti-corruption resolve in the pork barrel scam amid reports some of his party mates are involved. “They […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Republicans pass $3.8 trillion 2016 budget

US Republicans pass $3.8 trillion 2016 budget

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States (AFP)  – The Republican-led US Congress passed a 2016 budget Tuesday, a largely symbolic policy document which if fully enacted would balance federal spending and slash $5 trillion in social, education and health programs over the next decade. The $3.871 trillion blueprint for the year beginning October 1, 2015, […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Avengers’ leads for third straight week

Worldwide box office: ‘Avengers’ leads for third straight week

(Relaxnews) – “Avengers: Age of Ultron” emerged the leader at the worldwide box office for the weekend ending May 17, marking a three-week winning streak. According to Rentrak, the superhero movie took $223.8 million worldwide over the course of the weekend, for cumulative takings of more than $1.1 billion. In second was “Mad Max: Fury […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Todd Haynes eyeing ‘Wonderstruck’ adaptation

Todd Haynes eyeing ‘Wonderstruck’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – The director of “Carol,” which premiered at the Cannes film festival over the weekend, is reportedly looking to take on an adaptation of a children’s book by Brian Selznick. According to Screen Daily, Selznick himself has adapted his book “Wonderstruck,” which focuses on two intertwining narratives set 50 years apart: one, from 1977, about […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Paco Rabanne introduces Olympéa, the female equivalent of Invictus

Paco Rabanne introduces Olympéa, the female equivalent of Invictus

(Relaxnews) – Paco Rabanne is expanding its fragrance range with Olympéa, an olfactory ode to a strong and irresistible woman. The new perfume is set to launch in August. After launching the men’s fragrance Invictus, Paco Rabanne returns to the theme of antiquity with an equivalent for women. Like its masculine counterpart, Olympéa is meant […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Burmese ruby sells for record $30 mn at auction

Burmese ruby sells for record $30 mn at auction

(Geneva-AFP) – A 25.59 carat “pigeon blood” ruby sold for a world record $30.33 million at auction in Geneva Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon’s niece fetched $15.9 million, Sotheby’s said. After competitive bidding, the ruby went to an anonymous telephone bidder for 28.25 million Swiss francs (27.3 […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style ·
Los Angeles Go Red For Women raises $350,000 for women’s heart health

Los Angeles Go Red For Women raises $350,000 for women’s heart health

Retired LA Kings player Daryl Evans and heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato honored with the King and Queen of Hearts Awards The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Los Angeles Go Red For Women Luncheon raised $351,491 and drew close to 350 people to The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 7, 2015. The garden-themed […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Carla Abellana thinks Sarah G is ‘so beautiful’

Carla Abellana thinks Sarah G is ‘so beautiful’

Sarah Geronimo seems to have found a new fan in Kapuso actress Carla Abellana. On Instagram, Abellana shared a picture of the Geronimo with the caption: “My God, you are so beautiful Sarah Geronimo.” The black and white photo posted by Abellana shows Geronimo wearing a fashionable coat and a scarf. As of writing, the […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·