Why Aicelle Santos got into theater

Why Aicelle Santos got into theater

Unlike other singers who tried theater in an effort to explore new showbiz avenues, Aicelle Santos did it mainly because she wants to make her sister happy. “Ang inspiration ko really came when my sister was diagnosed with cancer,” said Aicelle during the media huddle for her first solo concert “Class A” at the Philippine […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Biologists lift lid on eyelash mystery

Biologists lift lid on eyelash mystery

(Paris, France-AFP) – Why do humans and other mammals have eyelashes? Experts have been batting rival theories around for years. Eyelashes are dust catchers, snaring things that would otherwise drift into the eye, went one idea. Or they were sensors, acting like a cat’s whiskers, to warn the eye of wind-borne grit or other dangers, […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Type 2 diabetes patients should eat a high-energy breakfast and a low-energy dinner for optimal control over their blood sugar, according to researchers hailing from Sweden and Israel who conducted a small-scale study. In the new study, published in the journal Diabetologia, they worked with eight men and 10 women who have lived […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Paris Modes at Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015/16 in Milan

Paris Modes at Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015/16 in Milan

(Relaxnews) – The new Just Cavalli girl is becoming more confident and self-assured. Paris Modes TV’s editor in chief Sophie de Champsavin shared her impressions on the presentation. With wet hair and black eyes, the Just Cavalli girl has a playful approach to her wardrobe. She can opt for feathers, on a skirt, on a […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Breakfast-skipping teens should get back on track: study

Breakfast-skipping teens should get back on track: study

(Relaxnews) – Skipping breakfast could change how your body manages its glucose levels and could one day possibly contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. “These findings may indicate an increased inability among habitual breakfast skippers to metabolize a large quantity of protein,” says […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Kardashian reality show gets $100m deal

Kardashian reality show gets $100m deal

(Relaxnews) – The Kardashian family is setting up for another four seasons’ worth of reality TV broadcasts under the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” name. Kim, Khloé, Kourtney alongside Kendall and Kylie Jenner are all signed on as well as mother Kris, who concluded a $100 million deal with E!, according to Page Six. Kim’s husband, […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch

Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch

(New York-AFP) – Apple sent invitations Thursday for a mystery event due to take place March 9, amid speculation about an imminent launch of its much anticipated Apple Watch. The invitation simply said “Spring Forward,” referring to the fact that clocks will spring forward one hour in the United States the day before for daylight […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

(Relaxnews) – As part of the renovation of the Parisian monument’s first floor, two wind turbines have been installed at vertical axes, announced the company that operates the Eiffel Tower this Thursday, February 26. The Eiffel Tower’s two new wind turbines, each measuring seven meters tall and three meters across, are located on the second […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Offbeat ·
Ireland passes EU’s first tobacco plain packaging law

Ireland passes EU’s first tobacco plain packaging law

(Dublin, Ireland-AFP) – Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union member state to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal action. Under the new rules all forms of branding, including logos and colours will be banned and all products will have have a uniform packaging […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Korean delicacy: Raw horse meat and coagulated pork blood

Korean delicacy: Raw horse meat and coagulated pork blood

One of the things I enjoy about traveling is discovering delightful dishes from different cultures. I have traveled to South Korea a total of four times, so far; and when I recall those trips, one of the memories that stick out are those involving food. Here are my top 4 gastronomic highlights: 1. Korean Street […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Destinations, Jannelle So ·
No rematch clause for Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight deal – execs

No rematch clause for Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight deal – execs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite earlier reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was pushing for a rematch clause in the contract, the superfight with Manny Pacquiao is confirmed to be a single-bout affair now that the official announcement has been made. Showtime Vice-President Stephen Espinoza disclosed the detail shortly after the American boxer declared the fight “a […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: FIFA to move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar

Football: FIFA to move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar

(Doha, Qatar-AFP) – The 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA announced on Wednesday. Jerome Valcke, FIFA secretary general, said the tournament will be played “in an Asian country”, but Qatar had been ruled out because of its climate. The tournament, which pits the following year’s World Cup hosts and the World […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Drunk in love: Rats recover when given oxytocin

Drunk in love: Rats recover when given oxytocin

(Miami, United States-AFP) – The love hormone, known formally as Oxytocin, may have another unexpected effect. When tested on intoxicated lab rats, it helped them act as if they were sober, international researchers said Monday. The tests have only been done in lab rats so far, but those injected with oxytocin and fed alcohol seemed […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Millions in China on the move after Lunar New Year

Millions in China on the move after Lunar New Year

(Beijing, China-AFP) – Vast numbers of Chinese were heading back to their workplaces Tuesday as the Lunar New Year holiday drew to a close, with state media reporting a record near-10 million railway trips expected. Chinese tradition dictates families gather in their home towns before the annual celebrations begin — on February 19 this year. […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Lunar New Year ·
Google Chrome Experiments celebrates 1,000 submissions

Google Chrome Experiments celebrates 1,000 submissions

(Relaxnews) – Google on Tuesday revealed a microsite celebrating the 1,000 user-made projects that have been submitted to Chrome Experiments. Called Experiment #1000, the new interface at 1000.chromeexperiments.com lets you explore the games, art and other creative coding endeavors that have been shared since the project started in 2009. Submissions can be viewed by timeline or using […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Pee-wee Herman film to get Netflix premiere

New Pee-wee Herman film to get Netflix premiere

(Relaxnews) – Production begins in three weeks on “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” the new film from Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow featuring iconic character Pee-wee Herman. Apatow (“Anchorman,” “Bridesmaids”) and Reubens worked together on the project and will produce the film, which was written by Reubens and Paul Rust (“Arrested Development”). John Lee (“Broad City,”” Inside […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

(Relaxnews) – Mother Monster is joining the cast for the fifth season of anthology series “American Horror Story.” Lady Gaga’s character has not been revealed but she is to star in the FX series’ upcoming run. Series regulars such as award-winning actress Jessica Lange are widely expected to return. The multihyphenate musician has previously appeared […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Paul McCartney to cap two-year tour with US festival

Paul McCartney to cap two-year tour with US festival

(New York-AFP) – Paul McCartney will headline the Firefly Music Festival in the United States in June in what could be the finale to the ex-Beatle’s two-year tour. Firefly, which takes place in the woods of Delaware, has rapidly grown since 2012 as it seeks to give the US East Coast a version of a […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
A bionic hand in many ways as good as a graft

A bionic hand in many ways as good as a graft

(Vienna, Austria-AFP) – European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday. The three Austrian beneficiaries of the unprecedented technique had suffered injuries in car and climbing accidents to the “brachial plexus” — […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Albay guv blasts Xian Lim for rejecting promo materials

Albay guv blasts Xian Lim for rejecting promo materials

“NO FORGIVENESS deserved.” This was the reply of Albay Governor Joey Salceda to television actor Xian Lim’s apology over his refusal to accept promotional materials during his trip in the province. On Thursday evening, social networking site Facebook was abuzz with comments after Salceda posted a supposed message from a certain “Atty. Carol” in connection […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·