Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

(Relaxnews) – The French beauty brand is celebrating half a century of its Absolue skincare line. To mark the anniversary, Lancôme is launching a new Absolue Precious Oil and also, in collaboration with French engraver and jewelry maker Arthus-Bertrand, a special edition of Absolue L’Extrait. It was 1965 when Lancôme introduced the first Absolue skin […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

(Relaxnews) – In preparation for spring, the Italian brand is transforming one of its newest women’s fragrances into a fresh eau de toilette. Launched in September 2013 as an eau de parfum, Si by Giorgio Armani will take on a new, lighter incarnation in 2015. Si Eau de Toilette is a floral chypre that plays […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

The 126th Rose Parade is just days away, and one Filipina worthy of a mention is on the Royal Court. Gabrielle Current, who lives in Pasadena and is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was selected from over 800 young women who competed for the honor of serving as a member of the 2015 Tournament […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said […]

25.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

Comedy is first Asian American TV show in 20 years By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On this year’s Conference for Creative Content (C3), Visual Communications presented ABC’s newest comedy TV show – “Fresh Off The Boat.” A special screening of the pilot episode was held last December 6 at the David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles for students, creatives, media executives […]

22.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
Kate Spade Walk on Air in stores for spring

Kate Spade Walk on Air in stores for spring

(Relaxnews) – New York City-based fashion and lifestyle label Kate Spade has a new fragrance due out in March next year. Inspired by the brand’s home city, Kate Spade’s ’Walk on Air’ is a fresh floral-packed scent built around a delicate lily of the valley heart and concocted by Mexican-born perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, the nose behind scents […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

(OSLO-AFP) – Farmed Norwegian salmon — repeatedly criticised for its supposed effects on health — can be safely eaten even by pregnant women, a new report by experts said Monday. A fixture of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Europe, farmed salmon has become more and more controversial, with a French TV programme last year […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Oscar nominee Wallis shines in ‘Annie’ remake

Oscar nominee Wallis shines in ‘Annie’ remake

(MIAMI-AFP) – Oscar-nominated child star Quvenzhane Wallis brings her trademark zest to a new big-screen version of the classic Broadway musical “Annie,” retold for the social media era. The film — incidentally among the Sony productions leaked online by hackers — tells the story of the young heroine who, while striving to find her real […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kate Upton named world’s sexiest woman

Kate Upton named world’s sexiest woman

(Relaxnews) – American actress and model Kate Upton was named People Magazine’s sexiest woman of the year at a ceremony Friday in Los Angeles. It’s what one might call the revenge of a blonde. Criticized for her curves, the 22-year-old beauty has just earned the title of sexiest woman alive at the annual People Magazine […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Fantasy epic ‘The Hobbit’ casts spell on box office

Fantasy epic ‘The Hobbit’ casts spell on box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Tolkien epic “The Hobbit” weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy franchise, industry estimates showed Sunday. The last of six films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” took $56.2 […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Madonna releases new songs after leaks

Madonna releases new songs after leaks

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, upset that early versions had leaked online. The pop icon’s new songs, available immediately for sale and streaming online, will be part of her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in March. The Material Girl said […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is poised to open New Year with a bang for a two-night concert to endear followers and avid patrons of the only getaway for music and game lovers, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

(Relaxnews) – Despite initially denying media reports, several weeks on Samsung has now confirmed that from February, ChatOn will be no more. On November 24 the Korea Times reported that ChatOn, Samsung’s answer to services like WhatsApp, was about to disappear because despite high user numbers, it was proving unprofitable. Samsung rejected the story and issued a […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hugs can help ward off stress, infection: study

Hugs can help ward off stress, infection: study

(Relaxnews) – It may sound strange, but hugs can protect stressed individuals from getting sick, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who say hugging represents a close relationship and a source of social support. “We know that people experiencing ongoing conflicts with others are less able to fight off cold viruses,” says lead study […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Online travel searches for Cuba spike 300 percent following Obama news

Online travel searches for Cuba spike 300 percent following Obama news

(Relaxnews) – American travelers were quick to react to news that President Barack Obama plans to end the diplomatic deep-freeze with Cuba and ease travel restrictions, driving online traffic for Cuba up nearly 300 percent on TripAdvisor, reports the online travel site. On December 17, when the historic news broke, searches for Cuba on the […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

(Relaxnews) – New York’s iconic yellow cab, the four-door sedan as symbolic of the Big Apple as black cabs are of London, is about to be phased out for wheelchair-accessible mini-vans. But lest the replacement offend stalwart New Yorkers, vans will be painted in the city’s trademark canary yellow. Beginning next spring, retiring taxis will […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Holiday make-up: golden shimmer and glamorous lips

Holiday make-up: golden shimmer and glamorous lips

(Relaxnews) – For their holiday collections, cosmetics makers have drawn upon Fall-Winter trends, adding a touch of glamour and some of the colors traditionally associated with the festive season. A few overriding trends have emerged among these lines: golden shimmer, a natural, luminous complexion and intense lips. Golden Shock by Dior The house of Christian […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays ·
In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he’s not alone. Thousands of drone fans — young and old — turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles. While historically people have thought of drones as military aircraft or flying devices used by businesses, the growth of drones […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Ibuprofen use could extend lifespan

Ibuprofen use could extend lifespan

(Relaxnews) – An over-the-counter pain-relieving and fever-reducing drug could lead to a longer and healthier life for many species and possibly humans, too, according to a new study at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in the US. “We first used baker’s yeast, which is an established aging model, and noticed that the yeast treated with ibuprofen […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·