Grape compound shown to help fight acne: study

Grape compound shown to help fight acne: study

(Relaxnews) – After heart and dental health, a team of US scientists has found that a compound found in grapes and red wine could also play a role in fighting acne. Though for some, red wine can cause the skin to flare up in a rosy flush, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

(TOKYO-AFP) – There are times in everyone’s life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that’s always ready to give a comforting cuddle. The “tranquility chair” is built in the shape of a larger-than-life fabric doll with a friendly face and a fetching hat, but more […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s “shinkansen” train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country’s post-war economy and its safety record. A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo’s central station at 6:00 am, exactly 50 years since the launch of […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

(Relaxnews) – George Clooney’s high-profile, star-studded wedding to Amal Alamuddin has proven to be a PR boon for the city of Venice, with interest in the Italian destination spiking significantly among American travelers. That’s according to the number crunchers over at Trivago.com, one of the largest online hotel search sites in the world. For example, […]

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

(Relaxnews) – The chef behind a Spanish restaurant currently listed as one of the top 10 dining destinations in the world is on a quest to explore the humble world of candy. And given his track record for culinary innovation, it’s safe to bet that the outcome is sure to be a fascinating one. Chef […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

(Relaxnews) – Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took the Valentino woman on a typically magical journey for Spring/Summer 2015. At Valentino, the two Italian designers mine certain themes very well, and many of their key reference points were here Tuesday, including lots of Greco-Roman inspirations (from the flat gladiator sandals with straps running up […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday. The papal security force will include more than 300 soldiers who were withdrawn from the UN-administered Golan Heights buffer zone after the […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PUERTO PRINCESA  (AFP) – Thousands of Philippine and US marines on Monday began military exercises close to flashpoints in the South China Sea, where Beijing is involved in bitter territorial disputes with its neighbors. The 12-day amphibious landing exercises – involving about 3,500 US marines and sailors and 1,200 Filipino counterparts – were officially launched […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

After winning the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), Daniel Matsunaga is set to work on two movies for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. However, Matsunaga refused to divulge the details regarding one of his movie projects. “I have two movies. Hindi ko alam kung pwede ko sabihin. Yung isa ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General co-hosted the launch of the 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament at the Community Hall of the Philippine Consulate General on 24 September 2014. Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the cooperation of the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA) composed of the Bangladesh, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mongolian, Pakistani, Singaporean, Thai Chambers […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Manila Thursday evening after a working visit that covered five nations. His Philippine Airline PR001 flight from San Francisco, California, United States touched down at the Manila International Airport past 10:00 p.m. In his arrival speech at the NAIA Terminal 2, the President reported his […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so-called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus – dubbed a “Yes means Yes” law – in what is thought to be a first. Under the law, signed late Sunday by Governor Jerry Brown, partners will have to give “affirmative, conscious, and […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Cargo forwarders remind clients to send boxes early

LOS ANGELES – With delivery delays still in the horizon, five leading Filipino cargo forwarders are calling on customers to send their balikbayan boxes early to ensure that they would reach the intended beneficiaries in the Philippines in time for the holidays. Cristina Dalupan, executive director of the Philippine American Shippers Association, said the four […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
A Granny Smith apple a day could keep you slim: study

A Granny Smith apple a day could keep you slim: study

(Relaxnews) – Non-digestible compounds found in apples promote the growth of friendly gut bacteria, which stabilizes the metabolism and creates satiety. That’s according to the results of a new study that singled out Granny Smiths as your best bet for gut health. “We know that, in general, apples are a good source of these non-digestible […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

(Relaxnews) – In just a decade, the travel industry will step into a revolutionary and historic new chapter for mankind: space and underwater travel. After gazing into their crystal balls, a group of futurologists and industry experts have issued a slew of prophecies in the final installment of a Skyscanner report that aims to paint a portrait […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

(SEOUL-AFP) – One of K-pop’s marquee acts, the girlband Girls’ Generation, has kicked out one of its star members, sending shockwaves through the group’s devoted fan base in South Korea, Asia and beyond. Jessica Jung, a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, International Stars ·
PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday in Paris, the Giambattista Valli Spring-Summer 2015 collection has a fresh, feminine feel. On the Valli runway there were plenty of flowers, as we’ve come to expect from the label, but also stripes, paisleys and a few abstract patterns. The dresses are short and lightweight, the skirts are high-waisted and paired […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

(Relaxnews) – Photos of the faces of Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry were morphed together in a bioengineering experiment to determine how neurons react to ambiguous faces when individuals try to decipher identity. “We are constantly bombarded with noisy and ambiguous sensory information and our brain is constantly making decisions based on such limited data,” […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

(Relaxnews) – Lorde on Monday revealed her new track “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the lead single for the soundtrack to the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 1.” Lorde announced back in July that she would be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming “Hunger Games” installment and that she’d written the lead single alongside Joel Little, who produced […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is expected to officially unveil Windows 9 to enterprises and developers at a dedicated media event on Tuesday. And while potential new features are unclear, there is one feature that seems destined to appeal to most users. The consumer release of Windows 9 isn’t expected to come until early 2015. However, according […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·