Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

(PARIS-AFP) – For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few. Loom bands — colourful rubber bands woven together into bracelets and other items — are the latest craze to […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Congressional leaders introduce health equity bill

Congressional leaders introduce health equity bill

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed today’s introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014 (HEAA). The bill, introduced by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, builds on the strengths of the health care reform law and provides additional tools to address health and health care disparities affecting minority and […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

Brazil overtakes US as cosmetic surgery world capital

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – Move over Beverly Hills: image-conscious Brazil has overtaken the United States as the world’s capital of cosmetic surgery. O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper on Sunday quoted official figures as saying the South American giant had recorded 1.49 million procedures in 2013, outstripping the United States by more than 40,000. The paper […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Yves Saint Laurent intros ink-like foundation

Yves Saint Laurent intros ink-like foundation

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has announced Le Teint Encre de Peau, a liquid foundation that promises a weightless feel and all-day wear without the need for touch-ups. This summer, Yves Saint Laurent is promising nothing short of a makeup revolution. On August 26, the brand will launch Le Teint Encre de Peau, which it […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘The Mummy’ resurrection delayed due to ‘Huntsman’

‘The Mummy’ resurrection delayed due to ‘Huntsman’

(Relaxnews) – The sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which has just been dated for an April 22, 2016 release, will delay the reboot of “The Mummy,” Universal has announced. The monster movie is now slated for release on June 24, 2016. In the interest of giving both films a better chance at a big box office opening, […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boaters in Michigan get jet ski pizza delivery service

Boaters in Michigan get jet ski pizza delivery service

(Relaxnews) – An enterprising restaurateur in Michigan is making life easy for summer boaters by offering a pizza delivery service on his jet ski, for boat-to-boat service. Instead of docking at his eatery The Long Lake Grocery, boaters out on the water can simply pick up their smartphone, place their order, and wait for pizza […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Artificial blue light can realign the body clock: study

Artificial blue light can realign the body clock: study

(Relaxnews) – In a first-of-its-kind study, French researchers found that artificial blue light can synchronize the body clock under conditions in which natural light is scarce or unavailable. They performed their experiment under real conditions involving crew members of the Franco-Italian polar research station Concordia, located in Antarctica. Because the sun disappears there from May […]

03.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
G-Shock launching new line of colorful models sized to fit women

G-Shock launching new line of colorful models sized to fit women

(Relaxnews) – The watch brand has revealed the first details of a new women’s line, the S Series, set to arrive in September. Smaller than the classic G-Shock models, the new GM1-S110 and the GMD-S6900 styles will feature updated colors and prints. The former, available in six colors, boasts LED backlight function, five alarms, stopwatch, timer and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘FIFA 15′ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

‘FIFA 15′ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

(Relaxnews) – A few weeks ahead of the soccer game’s much-anticipated release, EA Sports has uploaded a new video showing off the improvements to player movement and control. After showcasing “FIFA 15′”s enhanced visuals, namely through a realer-than-real depiction of Lionel Messi and some intense action scenes, and pointing out the emotional intensity of reactions from players and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

(Relaxnews) – The first official design renderings of the car, which hopes to go toe to toe with the latest Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, have been released. And in terms of styling, the new car has a very European feel with a wider stance, longer nose and smoother lines. The overall effect will be […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

(Relaxnews) – After teasing the clip with a series of visuals, pop star Katy Perry has released the full video for “This is How We Do,” a pop-culture-laden romp set in a typically candy-colored Katy Perry universe. The video is directed by Joel Kefali (Lorde’s “Tennis Court”) and brings in imagery in the form of […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

(PARIS-AFP) – Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial. So say psychologists who on Tuesday unveiled the results of an unusual set of experiments into so-called neural […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

(Relaxnews) – The company’s first standalone app offers one-tap self-destruct messaging but only to smartphone users in New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. Instagram says that those countries were chosen for the initial launch because of their geographical diversity and because they are regions with high messaging app use. So, once the bugs are ironed […]

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

(Relaxnews) – If you want an ultra-high-definition TV but can’t decide on a flat or curved screen, the Samsung UN78S9B might be just the thing. And that’s because its 78-inch screen goes from flat to concave curve, on command. Demonstrated for the first time at the 2014 International CES in January, the TV has gone […]

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

(Relaxnews) – Though the French may be better known for small, yappy pooches that fit in designer handbags, Paris has developed a growing affinity for cats in recent years, first with the opening of a popular cat café, and now with the adoption of a new feline at the luxurious Bristol hotel. It’s a move […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

(Relaxnews) – The legendary 20th century fashion editor has been celebrated in a new fragrance collection. The Diana Vreeland Parfums line has been created by her grandson Alexander Vreeland and is designed to reflect Vreeland’s theatrical personality, love of words and passion for intense colors. There are five different fragrances, each named after a quote […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s has made good on its promise to collaborate with the internet sensation behind the potato salad phenomenon on Kickstarter and will be bringing the Columbus, Ohio man to Toronto for a potato salad cook-off. In an attempt to cash in on what was a runaway story this month, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former US president George W. Bush has written a “personal biography” of his presidential father, said Crown publishers Wednesday, which announced it will release the book in November. Crown announced that the biography of ex-president George H. W. Bush will be released on November 11 — Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States. […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – Luxury French lighting studio Veronese is teaming up with French designer Reda Amalou on a glittering project for the prestigious Maison&Objet design salon in Paris this September. The designer, who created the Murano glass piece “Ceci n’est pas une vase” or “This is not a vase” for the brand in January this year, will be […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·