Aquino admin vows to step up service delivery efforts

Aquino admin vows to step up service delivery efforts

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration has vowed to step up its delivery of essential services to Filipinos and institutional reforms. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma bared this initiative after a recent survey conducted by the Pulse Asia indicated a decline in President Benigno S. Aquino’s national ratings in the second quarter […]

15.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New research says it is possible to push through the pain, and beat it

New research says it is possible to push through the pain, and beat it

(Relaxnews) – Shedding light on athletes’ ability to work through pain, researchers at the University of Luxembourg conducted an experiment in which they conditioned subjects to numb-out their pain sensations. The study was based on Pavlov’s legendary experiment in which he conditioned a dog to produce saliva at the ringing of a bell, which he […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
That rotten egg smell could lead to a raft of healthcare therapies: study

That rotten egg smell could lead to a raft of healthcare therapies: study

(Relaxnews) – The pungent odor of rotten eggs and human flatulence is a compound called hydrogen sulfide, and researchers at the University of Exeter say it could hold the key to treating diabetes, stroke, heart attack and dementia. “Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence,” says […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Restaurant Week: enjoy New York’s finest meals starting at $25

Restaurant Week: enjoy New York’s finest meals starting at $25

(Relaxnews) – This year, Restaurant Week is returning to New York from July 21 through August 15 for its summer edition. Over 300 renowned eateries will offer affordable fixed price menus throughout the event, much to the delight of cost-conscious foodies. Three-course meals (appetizer, main course and dessert) will be available for $25 at lunch […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
A day on the track: how to pick your car

A day on the track: how to pick your car

(Relaxnews) – Once racing a car gets under your skin and it’s time to go from an occasional leisure activity to your number one pastime, it’s also worth considering looking at a set of wheels that’s been built specially for the job. But with so many choices on the market at so many price points, […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

(Relaxnews) – In a final burst of World Cup fever across social networks, Colombian player and Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez remained high atop the Starcount global social media chart for the week of July 7-13, while Brazilian star player Neymar continued to dominate the chart. James Rodriguez had been widely expected to win the […]

Versace reveals Yellow Diamond Intense fragrance

Versace reveals Yellow Diamond Intense fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Donatella Versace has revealed a new women’s fragrance inspired by the light of yellow diamonds. The new floral frag is an eau de parfum flanker for the Yellow Diamond scent, which first appeared in 2011. Mixed by Alberto Morillas of Firmenich (famously one of the noses behind CK One), the fragrance is an intense […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Climate change may cause more kidney stones: study

Climate change may cause more kidney stones: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A warming planet is likely to bring more hot days, more sweaty people and more dehydration — a key risk factor for a surge in kidney stones, researchers said Thursday. Already, the study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients whose medical […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Adidas adizero f50 top scoring boot during World Cup

Adidas adizero f50 top scoring boot during World Cup

(Relaxnews) – In addition to sponsorship of both teams to reach the final for the first time in nearly 25 years, Adidas also has bragging rights to the highest scoring boot, the adizero f50 having been behind the ball for a total of 47 goals. Wearing the adizero f50 boot were three of the top scorers, Rodriguez, […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
17 Fil-Ams vie for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 title; prelims July 13

17 Fil-Ams vie for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 title; prelims July 13

After months of intense preparation, 17 of the most beautiful Filipina-Americans from around the country are set to compete for the coveted crown of  Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014. “Binibining Pilipinas USA – Your Destiny Awaits!” will stage its Preliminary Competition this Sunday, July 13, at The Banquet Hall, 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA  90010.  […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dolce & Gabbana launches first skincare line

Dolce & Gabbana launches first skincare line

(Relaxnews) – This week, Dolce & Gabbana is making its debut in the skincare market with two collections. The result of several years of research, the Italian brand’s new products promise a number of skin-transforming innovations. For its first foray into skincare, Dolce & Gabbana is pulling out all the stops, promising to give its […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Rachel Weisz could join Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’

Rachel Weisz could join Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in talks for the female lead in director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s best-selling novel. An international best-seller, the Australian author’s first novel will soon make its way to the big screen with an all-star cast. In addition to Michael Fassbender, who will play the male lead, the production […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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 ·