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 ·
Spring 2015 makeup: explosive lips and pastel lids at Chanel

Spring 2015 makeup: explosive lips and pastel lids at Chanel

(Relaxnews) – The French capital continues to inspire new collections from leading cosmetics makers. On the heels of Lancôme’s unveiling of its French Innocence line, Chanel has revealed its own collection inspired by Parisian gardens in the spring. With Rêverie Parisienne, the brand’s Makeup Creation Studio plays upon contrasts, using a vast palette of shades […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
First Dunhill perfume developed under John Ray due in early 2015

First Dunhill perfume developed under John Ray due in early 2015

(Relaxnews) – In the first quarter of next year, the British brand will launch Icon, its first fragrance created under the creative direction of John Ray, who arrived at the head of the Dunhill label earlier this year. A woody aromatic, Icon was developed by Carlos Benaim — the nose behind Pure Poison by Dior […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – A sequel to the late Nelson’s Mandela’s autobiography “The Long Walk to Freedom” is to be published in South Africa next year, the former president’s foundation said Wednesday. The book titled “The Presidential Years”, which Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office. He had already drafted […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: News ·
When you lose weight, where does it go?

When you lose weight, where does it go?

(Relaxnews) – In the midst of a global obsession with dieting lies an oft-pondered question that not even many healthcare professionals can answer correctly: Where do the lost pounds go? A new study from the University of New South Wales says the mass is exhaled as carbon dioxide. “There is surprising ignorance and confusion about […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won’t be selected until early next year. Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

(Relaxnews) – Though the foodie elite may prefer restaurants where foods are centrifuged, foamed and spherified, according to the latest restaurant ranking from user-generated online booking site OpenTable, the Everyman diner prefers a good old-fashioned steak. Because topping the site’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards is not a fancy, exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in New York or […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Jeb Bush a step closer toward White House run

Jeb Bush a step closer toward White House run

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington, United States | AFP |   – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother of the 43rd president of the United States and son of the 41st, appears to be preparing a bid to become the 45th. George H.W. Bush’s 61-year-old second son promised Sunday that he would make up his mind […]

16.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·