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 ·
Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of Health (DOH) can’t afford a long vacuum in leadership since it is the face of social service and healthcare system in the country, a former consultant said. Philippine College of Physicians President Anthony Leachon urged President Benigno Aquino III to finally make a decision on who will head the department. […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Attorneys General say immigration action tramples Constitution Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Texas led a group of 17 US states Wednesday in suing President Barack Obama’s administration over its plan to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Obama’s unilateral immigration reform […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

(Relaxnews) – New York’s One World Trade Center is the world’s most expensive skyscraper in history, according to new figures released by building data company Emporis. The 1,776 feet (541 meter) structure, which stands immediately beside the memorial for the Twin Towers and offers views over Manhattan from its 100th floor observatory, cost an eye-watering $3.9 […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
U2 to return to road four years after record tour

U2 to return to road four years after record tour

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, whose last tour in 2009-2011 was the highest-grossing ever, on Wednesday announced concerts in 2015 across North America and Europe and promised variety in its sets. The tour plans indicate that frontman Bono expects a full recovery after a bicycle accident last month. He was replaced by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

(Relaxnews) – As a tribute to the iconic Yves Saint Laurent fragrance introduced in 1983, Italian art glass maker Venini has created a series of unique sculptures. Ahead of the winter holidays, the Venetian glass furnace has created flacons that are also true works of art. Collectors and art glass enthusiasts will appreciate the unique […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Pope risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal

Pope risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal

By Angus Mackinnon VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – The pope’s suggestion that Muslims are not doing enough to counter terrorism may increase tension between the West and Islam, but it reflects sincere concern in the Church over the issue, Vatican experts said Monday. In what Church watchers described as a significant toughening of his tone, the […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Behati Prinsloo is Lancaster’s latest ambassador

Behati Prinsloo is Lancaster’s latest ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The French accessories brand has announced Behati Prinsloo as the face of its new campaign. The Namibian supermodel follows in the footsteps of Karlie Kloss, who represented the previous Lancaster collection. The Victoria’s Secret Angels are certainly in the spotlight this season. On the heels of the lingerie brand’s latest runway show, held […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
When Faith steps in

When Faith steps in

After almost giving up on showbiz due to years of getting rejection and criticism, Hazel Faith dela Cruz now has a modest list of career highlights. She won the “Glee” Send Off To Hollywood contest and landed a walking part on the popular TV series; has worked with the Diamond Star Vilma Santos in the […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dennis Trillo is in no rush to get married

Dennis Trillo is in no rush to get married

Actor Dennis Trillo has come up with a five-year plan for himself – and getting married is not included in his medium-term goals. Trillo, who has been unattached for the last two years, said he still has a lot to accomplish as an actor, such as doing more quality films, such as his current indie […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
James Bond returns to classic roots with ‘Spectre’

James Bond returns to classic roots with ‘Spectre’

(LONDON-AFP) – Austrian Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Italian actress Monica Bellucci will star alongside Britain’s Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film “Spectre”, in a new outing promising a strong dose of 007 nostalgia. The movie — titled after a global criminal organisation featuring in the early Bond films — will be shot […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

(Relaxnews) – The one single place people like to brag about visiting the most is also known as “the happiest place on earth.” That’s the case of Instagram users, anyway, after the photo-sharing site looked at the most popular geotagged locations to come up with its list of most-visited locations around the world. This year, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

(Relaxnews) – After taco shells, chicken wings, and even soft drinks, operation Dorito-fication —  in which foods are being injected, infused and encrusted with Doritos nacho chips — has spread to Australia, where Pizza Hut launched the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. It’s the latest application of Doritos corn chips: Pizza Hut’s signature mozzarella-stuffed crust is […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Madonna is the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Madonna is the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

(Relaxnews) – After a couple of days of swirling rumors, Italian brand Versace has confirmed that Madonna is the face of its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, shot in New York City by Mert & Marcus. Pop-icon Madonna has once again teamed up with her friend Donatella Versace for a new campaign shot by photographers Mert Alas […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
Nina Ricci’s new fragrance is juicy sweet

Nina Ricci’s new fragrance is juicy sweet

(Relaxnews) – To enter 2015 on a sweet note, the French brand will release Les Délices de Nina, a perfume based on a strawberry candy accord. After teaming with the famous pastry maker Ladurée in 2014 to create a macaron-inspired scent, Nina Ricci is once again appealing to clients with a sweet tooth. Due to […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·