Julia Roberts for Givenchy Spring campaign

Julia Roberts for Givenchy Spring campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is the new face of Paris-based luxury brand Givenchy for Spring/Summer 2015. Last season Riccardo Tisci captured Erykah Badu for Givenchy; now this time around the Italian designer hired Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to photograph Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. “I decided to make her more intellectual, more serious, more pure,” he explained to WWD. […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
London, Rome and Paris are most reviewed cities on TripAdvisor

London, Rome and Paris are most reviewed cities on TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – London was the most reviewed city on TripAdvisor this year, while Americans were the most prolific contributors. After combing through the more than 200 million reviews and opinions generated on the site, it appears that travelers have the most to say about the British capital, as visitors penned 565,742 reviews about London in […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Amazon launches 4K service

Amazon launches 4K service

(Relaxnews) – A selection of shows and feature films in ultra-high definition are now available to watch and download for any customer with a compatible television set. Ultra-high definition, or 4K, offers four times the resolution of HD and is slowly but surely inching towards the mainstream and into consumers’ living rooms. It would move […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Paris, France | AFP |   – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Typhoon is the Asian term for a low-pressure system that is called a hurricane […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
US police postpone ‘Run from Cops’ charity event

US police postpone ‘Run from Cops’ charity event

Los Angeles, Etats-Unis | AFP |  – An Arizona police chief has postponed a “Run from the Cops 5K” fundraising event in light of nationwide protests following a series of killings by police of unarmed black men, including in Phoenix. The annual five-kilometer run was planned for Saturday in Tempe, just outside the Arizona state […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

MANILA (Mabuhay) – International humanitarian aid is pouring in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby as the Philippine government determines the scale of damage from the storm, which is now headed towards Central Luzon. Several casualties have been reported in the Visayas, where Ruby first made landfall on Saturday, but Philippine authorities have yet to […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — After lashing parts of the Visayas, Bicol and southern Luzon, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) weakened into a tropical storm on Monday morning as it made landfall over Marinduque shortly before noon, state weather agency PAGASA said. PAGASA amended its heavy rainfall warning showing Ruby is now a tropical storm, even though heavy rains […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) pegged the initial damage estimates on crops and the fisheries sector from the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) at P498.27 million. Based on the latest report of the department’s regional offices, damage estimates for palay, corn and high value crops reached P385.52 million, Assistant Secretary Edilberto De […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Yen Santos: The crying lady

Yen Santos: The crying lady

“Pure Love” cast member Yen Santos is becoming known among industry insiders as actress whose tears can fall within two seconds whenever required for scenes. In an interview, she disclosed that it took awhile before she found her technique. “Nung umpisa talaga, dalawang oras nila hinihintay pero hindi talaga ako maiyak (sa mga eksena). Sabi […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

(Relaxnews) – From her expert use of social media to her highly publicized reflections on the music industry, Taylor Swift has caught the public’s attention multiple times in a year that’s seen the country singer reinvent herself as a full-blown pop star via her latest, chart-topping album, “1989.” “Love affair” between artist and fans In […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

(Relaxnews) – The benefits of certain foods such as orange juice could be more important than we think, according to a new study suggesting current methods for determining antioxidant activity only tell half the story. Researchers from the University of Granada developed a method called the global antioxidant response (GAR) that they claim provides a […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

(Relaxnews) – The outstanding model of 2014 has to be Cara Delevingne who branched out this year into both acting and designing, but still somehow managed to find time for an impressive tally of fashion campaigns and shows. The 21-year-old London-born model was one of 2014′s most recognizable faces, both in the world of fashion […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Eight years after winning an Oscar for “Walk the Line,” Reese Witherspoon is taking another stroll towards Hollywood glory — but this time, it’s a grueling 1,100-mile solo hike. At least that’s what her character undertakes in “Wild,” a film based on the best-selling, real-life story of a woman’s three-month trek along […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

Washington, United States | AFP   – The US House of Representatives easily approved a sweeping package of tax breaks Wednesday that will allow individuals and corporations to save billions of dollars on their 2014 taxes. Lawmakers passed some 55 so-called tax extenders, deductions that expired at the end of 2013 but will be retroactively […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

(Relaxnews) – Due in theaters on July 1, 2015, “Terminator Genisys” marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to one of his most iconic roles. A new trailer offers a first look. Described as a reboot of the original film, which was directed by James Cameron in 1984, “Terminator Genisys” is actually a retelling of the […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

(Relaxnews) – Given that tarantulas have a slightly ‘fishy’ flavor, the best wine pairing is a full-bodied Chardonnay. A crisp Clare Valley Viognier, meanwhile, provides just the right combination of fruit and richness for the nutty taste of mealworms. These are among the suggestions from British wine merchant Laithwaite’s Wine, which has created a guide […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The luxury brand has revealed details on its spring 2015 makeup collection, titled French Innocence. In the mix are matte and shimmery eyeshadows ranging from pale nude to navy blue, along with vibrant pinks for the lips. Due for release in March, the French Innocence line embodies effortless Parisian chic, as well as […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. − Leading national and California immigrant rights organizations joined with Covered California to announce a partnership to spread the word to all communities that immigration status should not deter anyone who can benefit from obtaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s leading official overseeing health insurance […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Actress Judy Ann Santos’ personal therapy that helps her release tension and deal with emotions is simple: she goes grocery shopping. “Kumbaga ’yung pagbili ko ng mga bagay ay paraan para matanggal stress ko,” she said, noting that she does it every day, especially when she does not have tapings or shoots scheduled. Thankfully, her […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·