Online dating site Match.com partners with ‘Love Boat’ for singles

Online dating site Match.com partners with ‘Love Boat’ for singles

(Relaxnews) – It’s perhaps the best way to cruise for a date — literally and figuratively. Online dating site Match.com has teamed up with a leading US singles cruise company to launch a pair of vacation packages for singletons who aren’t afraid of taking their search for a soul mate to the high seas. Not […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online ·
This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

(Relaxnews) – Consumers and travelers polled by a digital news magazine in the US have voted Paris the world’s top place to visit for 2014 and 2015. It may be the second year in a row that the City of Light topped US News & World Report’s annual World’s Best Places to Visit ranking, but the French […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sunday’s dramatic World Cup match between the United States and Portugal may have ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw for Team USA, but it was a ratings winner on US television. Cable sports network ESPN said Monday the late-afternoon game scored a 9.1 in preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings — meaning about one in […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Katy Perry releases her documentary on VOD via Facebook

Katy Perry releases her documentary on VOD via Facebook

(Relaxnews) – The documentary “Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D” is available to US fans via the social network for about $4. Paramount Pictures is trying out a new experiment in broadcasting the documentary via Facebook. The film is available to download on Facebook as well as on VOD websites for about $4 — a […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Spotify’s summer feel-good playlist

Spotify’s summer feel-good playlist

(Relaxnews) – Spotify has unveiled its Top 10 songs that will make you happy or help you feel good this summer. Pharrell Williams is of course on top of this list, with “Happy.” Spotify’s happiest songs: 1 “Happy” – Pharrell Williams 2 “Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors 3 “The Walker” – Fitz […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
What’s next for Maja Salvador

What’s next for Maja Salvador

After her “stressful” role as the mistress in the recently concluded “The Legal Wife,” Maja Salvador is set to star in a new series − but first, the young actress is hard at work on her upcoming concert in July. Dubbed “MAJ: The Legal Performer,” Salvador’s one-night show will be held at the Music Museum […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

MANILA June 23 (Mabuhay) -− Hours after a warrant of arrest was issued against him by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday filed a motion for bail with the anti-graft court. Estrada is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam where he supposedly pocketed P183.7 million […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
For Iran’s women, makeup speaks volumes

For Iran’s women, makeup speaks volumes

(TEHRAN-AFP) – Under the compulsory veil and despite hard times, Iranian women are unrestrained in showing off one feature on which they feel a need to spend money. Their faces. Everyday wearing of makeup is probably more common in Iran, an Islamic republic, than in some liberal western countries. It is a rare opportunity to […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Korean TV dramas give Asian shoppers urge to splurge

Korean TV dramas give Asian shoppers urge to splurge

(SEOUL-AFP) – The export success of South Korea’s TV dramas has spawned a hard-selling world of branded entertainment that uses product placement to push everything from smartphones to lipsticks. The so-called Hallyu (Korean Wave) of TV shows and pop music has long conquered most of Asia and, in recent years, found new, devoted fans in […]

World’s fastest wooden roller coaster debuts in US

World’s fastest wooden roller coaster debuts in US

(Relaxnews) - A US theme park has laid claim to a string of records, debuting a thrill ride it claims features the tallest, steepest drop, and the fastest ride for a wooden roller coaster. Thrill seekers took the Goliath for its maiden spin last week at Six Flags Great America, located between Chicago and Milwaukee. The […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
New products, new regulations aim to reduce concussions in sports

New products, new regulations aim to reduce concussions in sports

(Relaxnews) – Reflecting worldwide interest in reducing sports-related concussions, the US National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has approved new regulation standards for American football helmets. As early as June 2016, manufacturers will be required to comply with safety standards more specific to concussions than current regulations. “The revised standard approved today […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Claudia Schiffer is the life of the party in Dolce & Gabbana campaign

Claudia Schiffer is the life of the party in Dolce & Gabbana campaign

(Relaxnews) – The German supermodel appears in the Sicilian designer duo’s latest campaign. Inspired by an enchanted medieval version of the Mediterranean island, Dolce & Gabbana have unveiled their Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, with Claudia Schiffer, the 43-year-old German model who has appeared in campaigns and runway shows for the biggest luxury labels out there for over two […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
Worldwide box office: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ still flying high

Worldwide box office: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ still flying high

(Relaxnews) – Despite figures below expectations, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ stays on top of the worldwide box office, above “Maleficent” and “22 Jump Street.” For its second week, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has grossed over $68.8M worldwide, which keeps it on top of the worldwide box office, according to Rentrak. In […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Starbucks launches retro “handcrafted” sodas

Starbucks launches retro “handcrafted” sodas

(Relaxnews) – Starbucks has bundled a few different trends into the launch of a new line of sodas that features the buzzword ‘handcrafted’ and is designed to evoke nostalgia. After piloting the products in Atlanta and Austin last year, the coffee giant is rolling out a trio of summer sodas in the US that resurrect […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Released on May 9 in the UK, Lenny Abrahamson’s film will open in the US in August. The official trailer was unveiled over the weekend. “Frank” tells the story of a young musician, Jon, played by Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in “Harry Potter”), who joins an eccentric pop band lead by a mysterious […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
A Myanmar site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the first time

A Myanmar site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the first time

(Relaxnews) – The Pyu city states have joined the prestigious UNESCO list. They now feature among the 1,000 places on Earth that are on the World Heritage list. The three cities, Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra, are located in the dry Irrawaddy River zone, the country’s main river. They are the remnants of the Pyu […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
George Washington trumps Pinocchio for inspiring honesty in kids: study

George Washington trumps Pinocchio for inspiring honesty in kids: study

(Relaxnews) – For parents hoping to guide their offspring in the right direction, an innovative study points to stories with positive outcomes as a helpful tool. The study, published in Psychological Science, concludes positive moral tales like “George Washington and the Cherry Tree” work better at instilling a sense of honesty than “Pinocchio” or the “Boy Who […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Unique Ferrari F12 TRS breaks cover

Unique Ferrari F12 TRS breaks cover

(Relaxnews) – If you thought the La Ferrari was rare or special, think again. It only costs $1 million and the company plans to build 499 of them. The Ferrari F12 TRS, on the other hand, is a unique creation, based on the company’s equally wonderful F12 Berlinetta and built exactly to a client’s specifications. […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
World Cup’s winners, losers converge in hip streets

World Cup’s winners, losers converge in hip streets

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – You’ve chewed your nails nervously while watching a pulsating World Cup game and now it’s time to savor victory — or maybe drown your sorrows. You’re in gigantic Sao Paulo, you’re hip, you’re wearing your team colors and, above all, you’re thirsty. Head for the heaving, bottle-strewn streets of bohemian quarter Vila […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Jay Z and Beyoncé’s ‘On The Run’ tour will be second most successful ever

Jay Z and Beyoncé’s ‘On The Run’ tour will be second most successful ever

(Relaxnews) – On June 25, the A-list couple will kick off their “On The Run” tour in Miami, Florida. A few days before the tour starts, Forbes Magazine has provided figures for the concerts, ranking them as the most successful tour ever after U2′s “360.” Jay Z and Beyoncé are surpassing the Rolling Stones and Madonna in […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Offbeat ·