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 ·
Wild blueberries can neutralize a high-fat diet: study

Wild blueberries can neutralize a high-fat diet: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating blueberries picked in the wild, called bilberries, can diminish the many undesirable effects of a high-fat diet, including inflammation and rising blood pressure, according to a study at the University of Eastern Finland. The research team fed mice a high-fat diet over the course of three months and gave some of them […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

(Relaxnews) – At CES 2015, LG will reveal a series of smart TVs with WebOS 2.0, the new version of its dedicated operating system. Updates to the platform will include enhanced responsiveness and a new offering of ultra high-definition (4K) content. Above all else, this new version of WebOS will provide enhanced speed and smoother […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

(Relaxnews) – We take a look at some of the brightest emerging talents in the world of fashion modeling. Who will be 2015′s Kendall and Cara? The runway superstar – Binx Walton Sure, Tennessee-born Leona ‘Binx’ Walton has been around a couple of seasons now, but 2015 could be the year she becomes something of a household name. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Hugh Jackman in talks for ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

Hugh Jackman in talks for ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actor could join the third film in this prequel trilogy, either for a brief cameo or a more substantial role. If Hugh Jackman signs up for the film, it will be his seventh time — or eighth when counting his very brief appearance in “X-Men: First Class” — portraying the immortal […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

(Relaxnews) – An idea that once seemed absurd is now looking entirely possible, for researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have managed to successfully implant 3D-printed cartilage in sheep. Specifically, they replaced the meniscus, which is a piece of C-shaped cartilage, the tearing of which is one of the most common knee injuries, according to […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

(Relaxnews) – According to the arbiters of taste at CN Traveler magazine, Italian, Indian and Californian hoteliers are the most likely to go above and beyond the call of duty. Because when asked to name their favorite hotels around the world for the 2015 edition of the Gold List, decision-makers gave nods to 11 addresses […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
La Perla Atelier line to launch during Paris haute couture fashion week

La Perla Atelier line to launch during Paris haute couture fashion week

(Relaxnews) – Italian luxury lingerie brand La Perla has announced a new collection designed by Emiliano Rinaldi: La Perla Atelier is set to launch as part of Paris’s upcoming haute couture fashion week with a runway show on January 26. Rinaldi, who has his own Emiliano Rinaldi line based in Florence, is also the designer behind La Perla’s […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·