Light drinking less healthy than thought: study

Light drinking less healthy than thought: study

(PARIS-AFP) – A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say “cheers” is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Restaurant chain invites Kickstarter potato salad sensation to create recipe

Restaurant chain invites Kickstarter potato salad sensation to create recipe

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s is hoping to cash in on the phenomenal Kickstarter potato salad frenzy by inviting the man leading the internet sensation to develop a recipe for its menu. Jack Astor’s, a casual restaurant chain with 39 locations across Canada and New York state, wants to throw Canada’s first Potato […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
OneRepublic backs ‘The Giver’ with trailer soundtrack

OneRepublic backs ‘The Giver’ with trailer soundtrack

(Relaxnews) – Two time Grammy Award nominated band OneRepublic lifts the profile of August’s sci-fi adaptation “The Giver” starring Brendan Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Summarizing the main plot thrust of the film (and the Lois Lowry novel upon which it’s based), a brief trailer sees Brendan Thwaites’s Jonas start to uncover […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Eva Green announced as latest Campari spokesmodel

Eva Green announced as latest Campari spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – The French actress and former Bond Girl follows in the footsteps of Uma Thurman as the latest face of the Campari calendar.  Eva Green posed for the photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten for the 2015 edition. Campari is returning to its roots for the next edition of its calendar, which will be unveiled at the […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘Divergent’ threequel gains ‘The Maze Runner’ writer

‘Divergent’ threequel gains ‘The Maze Runner’ writer

(Relaxnews) – The third and final part of the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant,” has brought in Noah Oppenheim to turn Veronic Roth’s young adult novel into a two-part screenplay. “The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1″ is scheduled for cinemas in March 2016 and its conclusion for March 2017. And as The Hollywood Reporter notes, at this stage […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ grow up in new teaser

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ grow up in new teaser

(Relaxnews) – New footage has been released for the Michael Bay-produced action movie, including scenes of the young turtles learning the ways of the ninja. With less than a month to go before “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” hits US theaters, the movie’s promotional campaign is in full swing. A few days after the release of […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
World Cup fan of the day: seeing orange

World Cup fan of the day: seeing orange

(Relaxnews) – At the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo yesterday, Holland and Argentina faced off in the World Cup semi-finals. Like this fan, who seemed to be invoking the spirit of victory while wearing a highly untraditional headdress, the Dutch showed their passion and support by wearing all kinds of attire in their national color […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
New York museum to host first sleepover for adults

New York museum to host first sleepover for adults

(Relaxnews) – The American Museum of Natural History in New York is aiming to recreate the Ben Stiller film “Night at the Museum” by hosting its first-ever sleepover — for adults. Only instead of hot chocolate, guests will sip on champagne. And instead of Disney animated films, guests will be challenged to contemplate their place […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Adidas and Marina Abramović make performance art film to celebrate World Cup

Adidas and Marina Abramović make performance art film to celebrate World Cup

(Relaxnews) – German sportswear giant Adidas has teamed up with world famous performance artist Marina Abramović to explore the concept of teamwork ahead of the grand finale of the 2014 World Cup. A reworking of her 1978 performance in collaboration with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) titled “Work Relation,” the film sees three groups of people performing […]

Paris haute couture: highlights from Serkan Cura

Paris haute couture: highlights from Serkan Cura

(Relaxnews) – Serkan Cura presented his Fall-Winter 2014 at the town hall of Paris’s 4th arrondissement. If we take two things from this very offbeat couture collection, it’s feathers and corsets. Cura, who earned his stripes during his several years at Jean Paul Gaultier, clearly knows just how to construct this sexy garment and — […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Paris haute couture: highlights from Viktor & Rolf

Paris haute couture: highlights from Viktor & Rolf

(Relaxnews) – The Dutch design duo continued their return to the Paris haute couture schedule with a Fall/Winter 2014 collection.  Bows (the type you tie, not perform) and red carpet dressing were at the heart of things at Viktor & Rolf’s latest, and typically conceptual, show. The designers served up two dozen twists (excuse the […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Enjoyment of exercise enhances results: study

Enjoyment of exercise enhances results: study

(Relaxnews) – New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab says that those who “think fun” while exercising are likely to eat less afterwards than those who exercise simply for the end result of weight loss. In the quest to prove that one must enjoy the journey, not just the destination, researchers led 56 […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Sleep and the full moon: Study finds a degree of truth in folklore

Sleep and the full moon: Study finds a degree of truth in folklore

(Relaxnews) – With the next full moon approaching on Saturday, July 12, a team of international researchers based in Gothenburg, Sweden, have concluded that people are more sensitive during this lunar phase and will sleep an average of 20 minutes less. Their results match those of a Swiss study conducted last year involving 33 participants, although the […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Obama seeks $3.7-B to stem illegal border entries

Obama seeks $3.7-B to stem illegal border entries

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America. Obama said the funds – a far higher sum than he signaled he would request late last month—would help ease an “urgent […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US airport checks focus on electronic devices

US airport checks focus on electronic devices

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Plane travelers who can switch on their cellphones or other electronic devices will be able to take them aboard as part of new security measures, US authorities said Sunday. US-bound travelers from Europe and the Middle East have faced tighter airport security in recent days over fears that Al-Qaeda-linked militants are developing new […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Why Piolo is excited about ‘Hawak Kamay’

Why Piolo is excited about ‘Hawak Kamay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Although he has done a number of television shows in the past, Piolo Pascual said he is still very excited about his upcoming family soap, “Hawak Kamay.” Pascual said the new ABS-CBN series will focus more on the family as compared to the past projects he’s done. “First of all, I’m working […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
AARP launches search for America’s top boomer talent with Boomer Superstarcontest powered by American Idol Live!

AARP launches search for America’s top boomer talent with Boomer Superstarcontest powered by American Idol Live!

Contest will search for undiscovered baby boomers with star quality and amazing voices WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America’s next big singing sensation!  AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person’s dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by American Idol Live!, AARP’s Boomer […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Happenings, Music, Online ·
Museum dedicated to Chinese roast duck opens in Beijing

Museum dedicated to Chinese roast duck opens in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – A museum dedicated to one of China’s most iconic foods, roast duck, has opened in Beijing. To fete its 150th anniversary and promote the brand, restaurant chain Quanjude, which has served its signature roast duck to dignitaries and heads of state, opened the doors to the museum that features more than 500 items […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane

Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Domino’s pizza manager Andy Ritchie has taken a lot of orders, but never one quite like this: to feed an entire plane full of hungry, delayed passengers, stuck on the tarmac. It was about 10:30 pm on Monday when the pilot of the Frontier Airlines flight called in, said Ritchie, manager at […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

(Relaxnews) – Twitter reported a record number of tweets during the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany, which the Germans won 7-1. Some 35.6 million tweets were posted to the social networking site during the game, far surpassing the previous record of 25 million tweets reached during the 2014 Super Bowl. Germany’s fifth […]