Turn off the TV when kids aren’t watching, say researchers

Turn off the TV when kids aren’t watching, say researchers

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Iowa say children’s social and emotional development is enchanced in the absence of a television playing in the background while they’re doing something else, like playing a game or interacting with friends and family. After looking into the impact of television on young children’s cognitive development, they also […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Modified strain of gut bacteria could be used to combat obesity

Modified strain of gut bacteria could be used to combat obesity

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by previous studies on the subject, a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville tested a strain of safe bacteria that has been used to treat diarrhea since its discovery 100 years ago. The resulting success, using mice as subjects, suggests a probiotic treatment for obesity may soon be a reality. […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

SoCal prepares for the biggest surfing competition in the world

(Relaxnews) – Top world surfers are making their way to Huntington Beach, California, recognized worldwide as Surf-City, USA, for a chance to qualify for coveted spots on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. Expected to draw a crowd of over 800,000 and bring over 20 million dollars to the Orange County, California economy, […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

Football: Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot – Japan neurologists

(TOKYO-AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists. Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar in February this year indicated minimal cerebral function when he rotated his ankle and point to […]

McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar maker is set to cause quite a stir at this year’s classic car Concours d’Elegance by taking the wraps off its latest super-exclusive track-focused creation. The P1 GTR will be based on McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar, the P1, but will be faster, more powerful, more aerodynamic and altogether rarer. That’s because in […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Stem cell study points to new treatment for muscle repair

Stem cell study points to new treatment for muscle repair

(Relaxnews) – Research conducted on exercising mice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could open new doors in the field of muscle repair using stem cells. Scientists injected stem cells prior to encouraging mice to perform exercises considered the rough equivalent of human lengthening contractions performed as part of resistance training. They found the […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles – World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Philippines’ National Director Gerardo Mercado accompanied by Mr. Jed Madela paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 16 July 2014. Jed Madela is the first Filipino to win the “Grand Champion Performer of the World” title in 2005. Jed was a featured guest […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

WASHINGTON (AFP) – More than 10 million uninsured people in the United States have signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama’s reform plan since 2013, said a study out Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine show a “significant” decline in the uninsured rate for adults aged 18 to 64. […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Milan Vukmirovic joins Ports 1961

Milan Vukmirovic joins Ports 1961

(Relaxnews) – The designer and general fashion star has been appointed at Ports 1961 as the brand’s new head of menswear. Creative director Fiona Cibani has previously taken care of both the men’s and womenwear collections. Now she’s passing the menswear baton to Milan Vukmirovic. “Fiona and I are thrilled to have Milan on board, as his menswear […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

(Relaxnews) – Leaner, meaner and with a higher level of standard specifications, Porsche’s engineers have worked miracles to squeeze even more power, performance and fuel economy into the latest Cayenne. Which might make it seem like the exterior design team has been coasting by comparison, despite the fact that the new premium SUV’s lines are […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Football: Premier League set for US big screens

Football: Premier League set for US big screens

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US fans will have a new venue to satisfy their growing appetite for football when selected 2014-15 English Premier League matches hit movie screens across the country. NBC Sports, which holds Premier League broadcast rights in the United States, is teaming up with entertainment company Fathom Events to show live matches on […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
America is top of the global spam league

America is top of the global spam league

(Relaxnews) – It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship’ report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent […]

Steamy ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer hits the internet

Steamy ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer hits the internet

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, Universal Pictures UK uploaded one of the most anticipated trailers of the season, which is as suggestive as fans of the novel could have hoped. On the heels of the teaser shared by Beyoncé earlier this week, the advertising campaign for “50 Shades of Grey” is heating up with the release of the […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

(Relaxnews) – It sounds half-baked, but a South Korean bakery chain has pulled off a gutsy, audacious move and opened a flagship store in central Paris, called Paris Baguette Chatelet. From the outside, the bakery — located in the heart of the city near Chatelet — betrays no sign of being anything other than French, […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

(Relaxnews) – If you see crowds of bearded, mustachioed hipsters elbowing one another in your nearest produce aisle, it’s likely because they’re trying to grab the last head of kale before a predicted shortage hits the globe. Because according to a new report out of Australia, one of the world’s biggest kale seed suppliers says […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
In-flight WiFi more important than ever to travelers

In-flight WiFi more important than ever to travelers

(Relaxnews) – Staying connected while off the ground is as important to travelers as in-flight beverage service, according to a recent study conducted by Honeywell Aerospace. From its survey of 1,000 Americans who used WiFi on a plane within the past 12 months, the company concludes that the majority of passengers view connectivity as a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 to open September 12

(Relaxnews) – While the World Cup excitement has already come and gone for soccer fans, rugby enthusiasts still have plenty to look forward to, starting with the launch of ticket sales for the next Rugby World Cup. From September 12, official vendors will begin selling a total of 500,000 tickets to the English and Welsh […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

(Relaxnews) – With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft’s mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it’s no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready. In terms of components, the Lumia 530 comes with a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Samsung’s latest UHDTV comes with an ultra-high price

Samsung’s latest UHDTV comes with an ultra-high price

(Relaxnews) – The television, which officially goes on sale in the US this week comes with a 105-inch curved screen and a $120,000 price tag. Samsung describes the new set — currently the world’s largest curved-screen UHDTV — as offering the ultimate immersive experience and, with a 105-inch curved screen (that’s 2.67metres from corner to […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

(Relaxnews) – America’s favorite ice cream parlor isn’t about gimmicks and ploys. There is no breast milk or insect-laced ice cream at Island Creamery in Virginia. But what drove customers to rave about the small independent shop and drive it to the top of TripAdvisor’s list of best ice cream parlors in the US are […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·