Chanel brings fantasy Paris to life at fashion week

Chanel brings fantasy Paris to life at fashion week

(Paris-AFP) – Paris, according to lore and legend, is a city predominantly inhabited by elegant women, chic cafes and famous faces. Visitors, of course, find the reality more down-to-earth. The French capital can sometimes seem more heavily touristed, surly and less sartorially obsessed than they might have anticipated. But Chanel, the fashion house that is […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

(Relaxnews) – Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to remove a whitening agent used in the powdered sugar that coats their donuts following pressure from a consumer group that claims the substance poses a health threat. At issue: titanium dioxide nanomaterials produced through nanotechnology, a new food industry application that manipulates matter at the molecular level […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
From the Paris runway: Stella McCartney

From the Paris runway: Stella McCartney

(Relaxnews) – In a runway show taking place at Paris’s famous Opera Garnier, Stella McCartney offers an urban and confident woman. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes’ Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation. The designer works with different luxurious wools for next winter, through long, asymmetrical jumper […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Employment agency must be stopped

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative in Toronto works for a consulting company/employment […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
President Barack Obama to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel

President Barack Obama to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel

  (Relaxnews) – American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be interviewing US President Barack Obama in an episode set to air Thursday night. The commander-in-chief will make an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live this week — the first time Obama sits down for a chat with the comedian and late night show host, […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Telling kids they’re special may foster narcissism: study

Telling kids they’re special may foster narcissism: study

(Miami-AFP) – Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study Monday that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is based on 565 children in the Netherlands […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world’s most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users. The plan will use, on a voluntary basis, data from medical tracking apps to aid research on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. The […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
LA Galaxy Foundation joins forces with American Heart Association to fight cardiovascular disease

LA Galaxy Foundation joins forces with American Heart Association to fight cardiovascular disease

LOS ANGELES – The LA Galaxy Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined forces through a yearlong collaboration to fight cardiovascular disease. The LA Galaxy Foundation’s support of $125,000 will help fund cardiovascular health initiatives aimed at engaging young people in healthy physical activity, providing blood pressure screenings to women, and helping congenital […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Julia confirms: Claudine will attend her debut

Julia confirms: Claudine will attend her debut

Julia Barretto revealed that she continued to keep in touch with her aunt Claudine despite the Barretto family feud that continue to make headlines. Julia said she and Claudine communicate with each other regularly. “The last time we talked, she called me yesterday or the other day. We talk. Never naman kami nag-away,” she said. […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: Napeñas fooled me on Mamasapano mission

Aquino: Napeñas fooled me on Mamasapano mission

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) – “The truth is, I was given the wrong information.” President Benigno Aquino III made this statement on Monday as he enumerated errors supposedly committed by former Special Action Force (SAF) chief Director Getulio Napeñas Jr. that resulted in the high number of police fatalities in the January 25 Mamasapano clash […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Viewers to Volunteers ad for CBS features Weekend Balita columnist Jannelle So

Viewers to Volunteers ad for CBS features Weekend Balita columnist Jannelle So

Weekend Balita and US Asian Post columnist Jannelle So in TV ad for Viewers to Volunteers airing on CBS. Jannelle Viewers to Volunteers commercial

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Jannelle So, Online ·
24 hours in Santa Barbara

24 hours in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA – I have been to this coastline county seat of Santa Barbara County many times before and always enjoy going back. There’s lots to explore – the beaches on the coast, the streets filled with curious shops and unique boutiques, history in one of the oldest missions in the country, and the […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Jannelle So ·
Feast-and-famine diet shows promise for longevity: study

Feast-and-famine diet shows promise for longevity: study

(Relaxnews) – High intensity interval training has hit the dinner table. Fasting has been demonstrated to have health benefits, yet since it’s not possible to fast indefinitely, researchers suggest doing so intermittently for a long and healthy life. “We found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase to SIRT 3, a well-known gene that promotes […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

(Relaxnews) – The 13th studio album by pop superstar Madonna has months of hype and an all-star roster of artists — Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Nas, Diplo, Chance the Rapper — behind it. Ahead of its release next week in Europe and North America, critics weigh in on the album’s dichotomous nature, and on […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Korean mermaids

Korean mermaids

March is Global Women’s Month. March 8th is International Women’s Day when we celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women past, present and future. Because of this, we will hear a lot of stories about the proverbial “girl power.” I’ve heard and told my share, in  my 20-year career as a print and broadcast journalist. But when […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Jannelle So ·
Sweet cravings will make sugar curbs hard: experts

Sweet cravings will make sugar curbs hard: experts

(Paris-AFP) – UN recommendations to curb sugar intake may face an uphill battle for acceptance, experts say — confronted by an ingrained human yearning for sweetness. Sugar is laden with energy, which we are genetically geared to want — a craving the food industry has cultivated to keep consumers coming back for more, they point […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Spring 2015 makeup: it’s all about the contrast

Spring 2015 makeup: it’s all about the contrast

(Relaxnews) – Why choose between intense colors and subtle pastels? This spring, makeup brands are combining the two in collections centered on contrast. As always, makeup fans are advised to choose between dramatic eyes or vibrant lips, making one or the other the centerpiece of the look. Explosive lips at Chanel With its Rêverie Parisienne […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

(Geneva-AFP) – It could be the battle of the titans. Auto giants at the Geneva Motor Show say they welcome the potential move of Silicon Valley players into their sector but experts warn of major disruptions. Google has long made headlines with its plans for a self-driving car, but Apple is now also reportedly readying […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Design trend: innovative egg cups

Design trend: innovative egg cups

(Relaxnews) – Perched atop its little foot, the egg cup is one of the most eccentric and charming tableware items, and one that contemporary designers never tire of revisiting. Here are some of the latest examples for pocillovists to peruse. Order in the court Among the star products of the recent Maison & Objet trade […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Autumn fashion on the Paris catwalk looks dark and leggy

Autumn fashion on the Paris catwalk looks dark and leggy

(Paris-AFP) – While most of the northern hemisphere is eagerly awaiting spring and summer, on the Paris catwalks right now it’s already about the following autumn and winter — and that season is forecast to be dark and leggy. Such is the predominant look unfurled by some of the top brands including Dior, Kenzo, Lanvin, […]