SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Los Angeles - The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held last May 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Most Rev. Myloi Hubert Vergara, D.D.,  Bishop of Pasig, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

(Relaxnews) – Green is beautiful, if the buzz surrounding the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York is anything to go by. As the beauty industry makes a conscious effort to smarten up its act regarding sustainable ingredients, the sixth edition of the annual summit will examine everything from environmentally friendly products to marketing techniques […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
H&M to launch beauty line this fall

H&M to launch beauty line this fall

(Relaxnews) – Clothes giant H&M is launching a beauty and makeup line, which will hit some 900 stores worldwide this fall. The company announced on Tuesday that the new H&M Beauty concept will offer more than 700 products spanning body and hair, beauty accessories and makeup. A premium line and sustainable products certified by Ecocert […]

13.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LOS ANGELES – City and federal officials have announced the first annual Tap Water Day LA at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino, celebrating Los Angeles’ clean, reliable drinking water. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero, Chief Sustainability Office Matt Petersen, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Director of Water Quality Albert Gastelum were […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – Screen star Anne Hathaway is to take the main role in “Colossal,” a monster movie with a difference. Her character, Gloria, moves back to her hometown after a New York job and marriage plans both fall through. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, a giant lizard rampages through Tokyo, an event […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated. The transport department will on Wednesday publicly issue the new country-wide guidelines for the likes of Uber and GrabTaxi, a […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Philippine News ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

(Sydney-AFP) – Confectionery-maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavour — Australia’s famous, sharply-savoury spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavour combinations to hit the shelves in coming weeks — along with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

(Relaxnews) – Written, directed by and co-starring Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie alongside husband Brad Pitt, romantic drama “By the Sea” is heading for a November 13 release. The US date is accompanied by a new image which shows Jolie and Pitt, a real-world married couple, as holidaying wife and husband Vanessa and Roland. A location […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner is all over the news at the moment after finally admitting that her overstated pout is down to dermal lip fillers rather than clever makeup. But don’t despair — it is still possible to get fuller chops armed with a few products and a couple of beauty tricks. Here’s how: The […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

(Relaxnews) – Ford unveiled two new packages on Monday for the 2016 model of its iconic Mustang, which will bring back a few staples from its heritage. The “California Special” offers both coupe and convertible owners a myriad of add-ons like 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in black, hood and side racing stripes, leather trim with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

(Relaxnews) – “Cinderella” star Lily James will take a lead role opposite Christopher Plummer in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” a period drama of romantic subterfuge. She’s to become a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II, disguised as a housemaid and sent to Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer, “Beginners”) under orders from the British […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple announces Chinese forest management project

Apple announces Chinese forest management project

(Relaxnews) – Cupertino’s mobile tech company Apple is looking to bolster the production of renewable resources through partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. A multi-year forestland project with the WWF is to protect up to 1 million acres that provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products. “Forests, like energy, can be renewable resources,” said […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States don’t vote, but they have children, siblings or cousins that do, and Hillary Clinton is courting their support. The Democratic presidential candidate has singled out immigration as a key campaign issue in her bid for the White House […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

Montreal, Canada (AFP)   – Canada and the Philippines announced they will begin discussions over increasing commerce between the two nations by lowering trade barriers, officials from the two governments said Friday in Ottawa. The negotiations are part of a push by Canada to develop bilateral economic agreements in Asia as progress has slowed on […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “sore loser” and a coward and says he won’t delay his planned retirement to grant the Philippine icon a rematch next year, in an apparent U-turn. And he dismissed Pacquiao’s claim that he had been carrying an injury in Saturday’s one-sided win for Mayweather, the […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Mother’s Day is shaping up to be extra special for Heart Evangelista this year. Just days before Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 10, Evangelista posted a photo of her mother Cecile Ongpauco teaching her how to make polvoron. Photo from Heart Evangelista’s Instagram “Nothing beats learning moms secret recipes,” the actress wrote, […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·