High heels could bring out the best in men: study

High heels could bring out the best in men: study

(Relaxnews) – A first-of-its kind study investigated the effect of women’s shoes on men’s behavior and found that women wearing high heels inspire a man to be more helpful. “Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” says study author Nicholas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, emphasizing how his […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
GOP eyes counterstrikes to Obama immigration plan

GOP eyes counterstrikes to Obama immigration plan

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Outraged Republicans have pounced on President Barack Obama’s planned announcement on immigration reform, warning that unilateral action will trigger fierce reprisals from a Republican-led Congress. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday threatened lawsuits, paralysis on Obama’s nominations, and potentially debilitating budget battles to prevent the president from implementing elements of a […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

(Relaxnews) – If you set out to create the world’s safest, most comfortable and technologically advanced car and started with a blank sheet of paper, the finished product might bear a striking resemblance to the Mercedes Benz S Class. However, imagine what the same car would look like if the starting point was the aforementioned […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

(Relaxnews) – With Lily James of “Downton Abbey” taking the title role, Disney’s first trailer for “Cinderella” offers a peek at the March 2015 fairy tale movie. Cate Blanchett is in place as Ella’s cruel stepmother, with Holliday Grainger (“Great Expectations”) and another “Downton Abbey” cast member in Sophie McShera as her adoptive sisters. Helena […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif.    – While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and Turkey Day, unfortunately, go hand in hand, too. Because of the latter, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to add a healthy dose of safety to their preparations this Thanksgiving, since the National Fire Protection Association says cooking is the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first that employs brain imaging scans to show how we processes […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Take two from U2 with film version of album

Take two from U2 with film version of album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, who faced mockery for sending their album for free to iTunes’ half billion users, are back with a new experiment — a film version by leading urban artists. “Films of Innocence” will feature motion pictures by 11 artists known for work in city spaces. The Irish band said the artists were […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Print your boarding pass the old-fashioned way and sign up to Twitter. These are among tips from travel experts in their survival guide for American Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year. With 24 million people expected to travel over the US holiday next week, experts at online booking site […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s Times Square was illuminated by the world’s highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor — nearly as big as a football field — was switched on Tuesday evening. The first images broadcast from the enormous screen included a digital film featuring images of mountains, a bird, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

WASHINGTON, (AFP) – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a large, clandestine influx of minors, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. The program, which begins in early December, only applies to children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Two specific kinds of dietary fiber could lead to weight loss if taken daily over a long term, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Despite research suggesting that certain dietary fibers can increase the presence of beneficial gut bacteria and reduce […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, the US magazine People said Thursday. The honor was announced on the late night US TV show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and in the magazine itself. With his face at first masked and his voice digitally modified, Hemsworth, 31, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – Pope Francis said on Monday he will visit the United States in September 2015, his first trip to the country since becoming pontiff. The pope said he would travel to Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families,” a Church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years. Vatican sources said the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers would be granted open work permits from the start. All of those never […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

(Relaxnews) – Going on a diet — the old fashioned kind that heeds no promise to curb hunger — can halt the normal rise and fall of over 900 different genes related to aging and memory formation in the brain, according to a team of neuroscientists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Their findings, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

(PARIS-AFP) – The stage version of cult 1951 musical “An American in Paris” will this week make its world premiere in the City of Love where it is set, before hitting Broadway next year. More than 60 years after actor and dancer Gene Kelly dazzled onscreen as an American soldier trying to woo a French […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One Direction has returned for the fourth straight year with a holiday season album, as the boy band proves its longevity through a gradually maturing sound. The British heartthrobs stormed onto the stage in 2010 with an appearance on the talent show “The X Factor.” Since 2011, the band has released an […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

(Relaxnews) – The American singer will appear at the top of the bill, with Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier also performing during the underwear brand’s show in London early next month. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page the 24-year-old singer is one of this year’s star performers at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, set […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady has chosen Miley Cyrus to be the face of its Rock Your Legs campaign. The seamless tights line is aimed at “very young, confident women, main characters of their future,” as the brand explains on its website. The singer appears in a video for the campaign directed by Terry […]

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

(Relaxnews) – The cast of characters from the highest-grossing animated film of all time, “Frozen,” will join the holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort in California this year. Through January 6, 2015, sisters Anna and Elsa, as well as perhaps the most popular snowman second only to Frosty, Olaf, will join the roster of Disney holiday […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Holidays, Hollywood Stars ·