Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

(Relaxnews) – How do you measure your own beauty when you’re blind or visually impaired? This is the question beauty brand Dove asked three Swedish women for the latest installment of its “Choose Beautiful” campaign. A short film called “Dove Blind Beauty” shows three visually impaired women talking about their own body image in relation […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

(Relaxnews) – Iconic US fashion house DKNY has announced the appointment of two new creative directors to take the brand into a new era. Creative duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are now responsible for the brand’s new direction, effective immediately, according to Vogue UK. Between them, they are expected to oversee all collections and will […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Older cats may get seizures after hearing certain loud, high-pitched sounds like keys rattling, tin foil crinkling, or a metal spoon banging against a food dish, researchers said Monday. Even sounds as ordinary as tapping on a computer keyboard, hammering a nail or the noise of a clucking tongue could set […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

(Washington-AFP) – Elvis Presley’s two personal jets are staying at Graceland, his estate said Monday, ending months of jitters among his legion of fans that they were about to be sold off. The Lisa Marie, a vintage Convair 880 airliner, and Hound Dog II, a Lockheed JetStar executive jet, have been on display at the […]

Facebook moving beyond messaging

Facebook moving beyond messaging

(Relaxnews) – Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

(New York-AFP) – Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords. The 22-year-old British singer, who has maintained a punishing touring schedule amid a meteoric rise in his career, said he has been “vocally exhausted for a while now.” He was […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night  at The Omni Hotel May 3

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and understanding between cities and cultures.  These collaborations promote collaboration and trust among citizens and nations, create opportunities for technological and economic innovation […]

28.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

By Cecil Morella He may be the underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet’s top “pound-for-pound” boxer crown. “Use my left and right (fists),” the Filipino boxing hero told reporters when asked how he planned […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — To avoid his critics, President Benigno Aquino III is thinking of shifting careers from politics to mechanics. During a speech on Thursday before high school graduates who are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer program, Aquino shared that a graduate of government’s technical-vocational program is already a mechanic in Australia, earning twice […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Sunday  (AFP) – Some 3,000 people marched in a gay pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday as calls grow for Japan to legalize same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony. The crowd, mainly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as their supporters and sex workers, paraded […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
US sending disaster response team to Nepal

US sending disaster response team to Nepal

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million to address immediate needs. A White House official said Saturday that President Barack Obama was briefed on the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake believed to have killed more than 1,200 people in […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Eula Caballero is growing smarter as an actress

Eula Caballero is growing smarter as an actress

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Having constantly heard herself being described as sweet and funny, Eula Caballero wonders if people actually mean she is foolish if too gullible. “Ewan ko kung bakit lahat nagsasabi sa akin nun. (Siguro akala) engot-engot yata ako. Baka pinagtatawanan ako sa likod ko, (saying), ‘Ang boba naman ng babaeng ito,’” she related, […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Christian Bautista to join politics?

Christian Bautista to join politics?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Singer Christian Bautista revealed he has been asked to run for public office in his hometown in Cavite. Bautista, however, said that he is not keen on entering politics as of now. “Sa ngayon, mag-focus na lang ako dito sa non-profit [organization]. It’s the Lord’s will na lang kung mapupunta dun ang […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

(Relaxnews) – A start-up named Color Genomics has raised $15 million in funding to launch an affordable saliva test to screen for a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. An estimated 5 to 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary, according to the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, and the genetic predisposition […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

(Relaxnews) – Even before the launch of the much-hyped wearable, car makers were developing dedicated Apple Watch apps to allow owners to control certain car features remotely. BMW and Porsche are among the brands leading the charge. Also available for Android and iOS, the BMW i Remote is designed for owners of the BMW i3 […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology ·
US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

(AFP) – US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. In a highly anticipated, two-hour television interview aired Friday — hailed by transgender rights’ campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

(Relaxnews) – While it’s common to turn to liquid forms of a given medication if the thought of swallowing pills gives you the willies, UK scientists say they’ve discovered a gel-based system that’s more effective. Taken with a spoon just like the liquid kind, it delays the release of drugs, thereby maximizing their effect. Upon […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

(Relaxnews) – The opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has dethroned “Furious 7″ from atop the box office hit list, bringing in a massive $201 million during its first weekend outside of the United States, according to Rentrak. In what’s poised to become a summer box office hit, the comic book sequel debuted on April 22 […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·