Do smartphones make us lazy?

Do smartphones make us lazy?

(Relaxnews) - Having the world at our fingertips diminishes the role of our brains in daily life, according to researchers in Canada. “Decades of research has revealed that humans are eager to avoid expending effort when problem-solving, and it seems likely that people will increasingly use their smartphones as an extended mind,” says lead author Nathaniel […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

(Relaxnews) – Pharrell Williams has appeared in court to testify in the copyright case with the Marvin Gaye estate over the Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines”. The star is embroiled in a legal battle with Gaye’s family, who claim that the track, which he wrote for Thicke, is a rip-off of the 1977 hit “Got […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Dean of documentaries’ Maysles dies at 88: official

‘Dean of documentaries’ Maysles dies at 88: official

(New York-AFP) – Albert Maysles, the pioneering documentary filmmaker who immortalized The Rolling Stones’ infamous 1969 concert at Altamont Speedway, has died, staff at his institute said Friday. He was 88. Maysles, nicknamed the “dean of documentaries” for a series of groundbreaking films over a career spanning several decades, passed away late Thursday, Erika Dilday, […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

(Relaxnews) – Jennifer Lopez has released a sneak peek of her new music video “Feel the Light”… and with it, a brand new beauty look. Star-studded glittery eyes and the longest, most complex looking braid we’ve ever seen are the order of the day here for the stylish singer. In shots posted on her Instagram […]

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

Los Angeles  - The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to announce that we have opened our doors to serve the public at its new location at 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The change of location, that is four blocks from its present location, is part of a wider effortof the Consulate to deliver better client experience and to enhance […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
FASO goes Broadway on April 25

FASO goes Broadway on April 25

As a follow up to its very successful “Swing the Night Away!” show late last year, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) goes Broadway on Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. “This will be a thrilling show since it will be the first time that FASO will perform an entire […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Jessie Usher to follow in Will Smith’s footsteps in ‘Independence Day 2′

Jessie Usher to follow in Will Smith’s footsteps in ‘Independence Day 2′

(Relaxnews) – The young American actor will play the son of Will Smith’s character in the sequel to the science-fiction blockbuster, which Roland Emmerich will return to direct. But who is Jessie Usher? Just after turning 23, the actor has picked up a major role in “Independence Day 2,” which will also star Liam Hemsworth and Jeff […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Courrèges x Estée Lauder’s pop-timistic cosmetics line on sale this month

Courrèges x Estée Lauder’s pop-timistic cosmetics line on sale this month

(Relaxnews) – The new 13-piece makeup range is due to land on www.courreges.com and www.esteelauder.fr, and at select Estée Lauder beauty counters on March 16 where it will be available for a limited time. The avant-garde co-branding project between the two beauty and fashion visionaries marries “the floating-on-air feeling of an embellished Courrèges mini dress, […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WWII Japanese ship found in PHL

WWII Japanese ship found in PHL

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds battleship sank 70 years ago By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan’s biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Salty foods could have protective benefit: study

Salty foods could have protective benefit: study

(Relaxnews) – Dietary salt could defend the body against invading microbes, according to a new study. Overconsumption of salt has long been known to increase risk of heart disease and stroke however, researchers in Germany say it warded off skin-parasites from infecting mice. “Up to now, salt has been regarded as a detrimental dietary factor,” […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

China’s wealthiest to take part in key political meetings

Beijing, China | AFP |  – Five of the 10 wealthiest people in Communist-ruled China are due to take part in two major political meetings starting this week, government websites show, highlighting the influence of the country’s mega-rich. Super-wealthy delegates to the “two sessions” are often the focus of public attention, with some criticised for […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Delegates of member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will meet at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City on Wednesday, March 4 for the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Dialogue 2015. During the meeting, delegates will discuss emerging trends and issues on urban infrastructure and financing, get an overview of the Urban […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Uncertainty dogs Obama’s immigration plans

Uncertainty dogs Obama’s immigration plans

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama faces a tough political and legal battle to drive through an amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, but uncertainty may prove as big a hurdle as Congress or the courts. Sitting opposite Obama in the Oval Office on February 4, 19-year-old Mexico-born Steven […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Torrance, Calif. native serves aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush

Torrance, Calif. native serves aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush

By Joshua Treadwell Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach NORFOLK, Va. – A 2011 West Torrance High School graduate and Torrance, Calif., native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Fireman Alexa Vega is an electrician’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Jackie Forster denies having sex, using drugs in front of kids

Jackie Forster denies having sex, using drugs in front of kids

Former actress Jackie Forster took to social media to address two rumors that have been haunting her for years. In a series of Instagram posts, Forster denied having sex and using drugs in front of her children in Boracay. These two things were rumored to be the reasons why her two sons, Andre and Kobe […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

(Barcelona-AFP) – Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of “5G” mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years. Executives and regulators from Asia, Europe and the United States jousted to define their quest for the 5G Holy Grail on Tuesday at […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Doctors may be under-estimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world’s most popular painkiller, researchers said Tuesday. Chronic users of the drug — people who typically take large, daily doses over several years — may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems, they found. […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Divergent’ fever? Other dystopian teen fiction to feed your fandom

‘Divergent’ fever? Other dystopian teen fiction to feed your fandom

(Relaxnews) – Veronica Roth, author of the “Divergent” trilogy, has a new book coming in 2017. In the meantime, what is a teen fiction fan to do? As the second “Divergent” film, “Insurgent” hits theaters this month, the trilogy’s scribe has announced she’s got two books on the way. The first, said to be “in […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film ·
Peanuts may reduce risk of death, heart disease

Peanuts may reduce risk of death, heart disease

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Eating peanuts, in small amounts, may reduce the risk of mortality, especially death from cardiovascular disease, a new study Monday showed. The report compiles research from people of varying races, including Caucasians, African Americans and Asians, all from low income backgrounds. Researchers found that consuming peanuts regularly reduced mortality among men […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]