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 […]

To maximize fitness, stay active between workouts: study

To maximize fitness, stay active between workouts: study

(Relaxnews) – A team of cardiologists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center concluded that extended sedentary behavior of two hours or more could be as harmful to fitness levels as short stints of exercise are beneficial. In parallel, six hours spent sitting is as harmful to cardiorespiratory fitness as one hour of exercise […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Paris haute couture: highlights from Julien Fournié

Paris haute couture: highlights from Julien Fournié

(Relaxnews) – For his 11th haute couture show, Julien Fournié chose to mix it up style-wise. The presentation of this collection marks a key moment for Fournié: On the brink of launching his first ready-to-wear line, Julien Fournié took advantage of this show to also present six looks from that line, which will be available […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Philippines’ largest airline joins shark fin ban

Philippines’ largest airline joins shark fin ban

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ largest airline Cebu Pacific said Wednesday it has ceased carrying shark fins, becoming the latest carrier to impose a ban as part of global conservation efforts. “We are banning shark fin carriage effective immediately as we learned that unsustainable shark fishing and our carriage of shark fin is not aligned with […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Philippine News ·
Karlie Kloss stars in multi-angle film for Donna Karan

Karlie Kloss stars in multi-angle film for Donna Karan

(Relaxnews) – For Fall-Winter 2014, New York City-based designer Donna Karan has chosen to celebrate three decades in the fashion industry with an innovative new fashion film starring American model Karlie Kloss. Directed by fashion photographer and artist Steven Sebring, “Woman in Motion” was shot with 100 cameras to capture the 21-year-old model from every angle […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Plummet 41 storeys on world’s newest and tallest drop ride

Plummet 41 storeys on world’s newest and tallest drop ride

(Relaxnews) – For 10 terrifying seconds, the world’s tallest drop ride will send riders down a hurtling descent equal to 41 storeys at speeds of up to 145 km an hour. It’s called Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and it opened over the US Independence Day long weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Photos, Videos ·
Domain ending .organic latest address to enter digital marketplace

Domain ending .organic latest address to enter digital marketplace

(Relaxnews) – After .bar, .rest and .wine, the internet is about to get another food-related domain that’s aimed at gathering website sellers and producers of organic products under the same umbrella address. Created to help users quickly identify business with clear domain endings, the online trend has moved to the organic food movement, with global […]

New J.K. Rowling story shows Harry Potter at 34

New J.K. Rowling story shows Harry Potter at 34

(LONDON-AFP) – Fictional boy wizard Harry Potter made his first appearance in seven years on Monday, featuring as a nearly 34-year-old with grey hairs in a new short story by author J.K. Rowling. In an article on her “Pottermore” website that is supposedly written by a gossip columnist, Harry and his friends reunite for a […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Does the collapse of a US bakery chain mark the end of the cupcake era?

Does the collapse of a US bakery chain mark the end of the cupcake era?

(Relaxnews) – News that the largest chain of cupcake stores in the US has crumbled makes it official: the cupcake, as a dessert trend, is dead. That’s the conclusion of the internet, which is abuzz after The Wall Street Journal reported that Crumbs Bake Shop bit the dust Monday, shuttering all 78 stores in 12 US states […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Syjuco wants Aquino impeached over DAP

Syjuco wants Aquino impeached over DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) chief Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. said he submitted to the House of Representatives an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In a statement on Monday, Syjuco said Aquino should be impeached for “bribery,” “betrayal of public trust,” […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·