@HiddenCash rolls out $2,000 treasure hunt to New York

@HiddenCash rolls out $2,000 treasure hunt to New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The frenzied scavenger hunt for large sums of cash hidden in public hit New York on Saturday, with $2,000 in envelopes stashed across Central Park and Brooklyn. The brainchild of a group of wealthy friends in California, it is the first time the treasure hunt comes to New York, having sparked Internet-driven […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: News ·
A rock chic makeup line for YSL this fall

A rock chic makeup line for YSL this fall

(Relaxnews) – French luxury house Yves Saint Laurent found inspiration in leather for its Fall 2014 makeup line. With patent stilettos, jackets and handbags, leather accessories have recently invaded haute couture shows and fashion as a whole. With this in mind, Lloyd Simmonds, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Make-Up Creative Director, chose the material as inspiration […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Louis Vuitton goes to the World Cup

Louis Vuitton goes to the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand will be center stage at the World Cup final on Sunday, July 13. Louis Vuitton’s handiwork will be broadcast around the world when the World Cup trophy is taken out of its bespoke monogram case and presented to the winning captain following the final of the global football bonanza. […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Super’ banana to face first human trial

‘Super’ banana to face first human trial

(SYDNEY-AFP) – A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers said Monday. The project plans to have the special banana varieties — enriched with alpha and beta carotene which the […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Top 10 trends in natural and organic foods

Top 10 trends in natural and organic foods

(Relaxnews) – Lentils, beets, and bee-less honey. These are some of the foods that are predicted to become growing trends in the natural and organic food world, says a trendspotting report out of the US. In their top 10 list, the folks over at marketing and communications firm Sterling-Rice Group, offer up a prediction of […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – More than 300 Chinese space enthusiasts have booked tickets costing nearly $100,000 for a five minute trip to outer space, official media reported Friday. The 305 buyers snapped up tickets for a trip with Dutch firm Space Expedition Corp (SXC) when they went on sale on Taobao, an online retail website, the state-run […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

(Relaxnews) – The official World Cup ball, the Brazuca, is fast becoming a social media sensation, having hit one million followers on Twitter over the weekend, with its online fan base rapidly expanding day by day. Adidas celebrated the success of the first-ever World Cup match ball to have a Twitter account with a commemorative […]

Keanu Reeves to replace Daniel Craig in ‘The Whole Truth’

Keanu Reeves to replace Daniel Craig in ‘The Whole Truth’

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood icon Keanu Reeves will fill the spot left by Daniel Craig to headline this new film that had been on hold in recent weeks. Just a few days before production started back in April, “The Whole Truth” lost its star, Daniel Craig, who pulled out of the project for unknown reasons. The […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jason Momoa joins ‘Batman v Superman’ as Aquaman

Jason Momoa joins ‘Batman v Superman’ as Aquaman

(Relaxnews) – Hawaiian-born Jason Momoa (“Stargate: Atlantis,” “Game of Thrones”) is to become blonde-haired, telepathic underwater inhabitant Aquaman for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The appearance is a stepping stone towards Zack Snyder’s follow-up for Warner Bros and DC Comics, “Justice League,” which is to accommodate an ensemble cast similar in scope to Marvel’s […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

(Relaxnews) – More fruits and vegetables and fewer sweetened beverages and saturated fats significantly decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, in a recent study. The study, conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS), followed 148,484 participants without diabetes at the start. Researchers judged the quality of subjects’ diet […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is upon us, as seen on Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 9-15. Brazilian soccer player Neymar, Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and opening ceremony performer Jennifer Lopez all takes spots in the top ten. Brazilian striker Neymar scored two goals in […]

Shanghai film festival opens with domestic focus

Shanghai film festival opens with domestic focus

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Shanghai on Saturday kicked off its annual film festival, a nine-day event with a heavy emphasis on Chinese cinema and a sprinkling of Hollywood stars promoting their latest works. The Shanghai International Film Festival dates to 1993, but a similar event in political capital Beijing has stolen some of the spotlight though it […]

New York’s High Line fetes fifth birthday

New York’s High Line fetes fifth birthday

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s High Line — a public park built on elevated former train tracks — is celebrating its fifth birthday, with officials claiming it attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty. Inspired by the “Coulee verte” in Paris, the urban promenade snakes nearly 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) along Manhattan’s West Side, […]

15.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city. J-Lo, wearing a carnival-inspired and revealing green outfit, appeared from a trapdoor along with rapper Pitbull to sing the official World Cup […]

Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) — As the Philippines celebrates its 116th Independence Day, President Benigno Aquino III called for unity in the international community and asked countries not to impose their views and policies on others. In his toast at the Vin d’honneur on Thursday, the President said being an independent country means being part […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The 2014 World Cup will represent the first time that goal-line technology has been used at football’s showpiece event, but technological advances will also shape the tournament in other ways. Here, AFP Sports identifies five new technologies that will aid players, officials and fans during the competition, which starts on Thursday: […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
First look at Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as war heroes in ‘Fury’

First look at Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as war heroes in ‘Fury’

(Relaxnews) – A new video presents the first footage from David Ayer’s forthcoming war movie, along with commentary from the director and stars. Producers chose to unveil the first images from “Fury” during a panel with Wargaming.net during E3 in Los Angeles. Set in April 1945, during the final days of World War II, the […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Hello Kitty turns 40 and stars in museum exhibition

Hello Kitty turns 40 and stars in museum exhibition

(Relaxnews) – Iconic Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty is set to star in her very first fan convention as well as an extensive museum exhibition in the US to celebrate her 40th birthday. Featuring unique collaborations and limited edition commemorative products, ‘Hello Kitty Con 2014 – The Fan Convention’ in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, will provide an […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘SpongeBob’ surfaces for new movie

‘SpongeBob’ surfaces for new movie

(Relaxnews) – The poster has arrived for the next movie featuring the famous talking sponge. This time, SpongeBob is expected to crawl out of the ocean for new adventures on dry land. Produced by Paramount Pictures, “Sponge Out Of Water” will be directed by Paul Tibbitt, a writer on the original TV series and on […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Disney rebooting ‘The Lion King’ with TV movie spin-offs

Disney rebooting ‘The Lion King’ with TV movie spin-offs

(Relaxnews) – Starting in 2015, Disney will launch a series of TV spin-offs on its 1994 animated movie. Kion, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, will be the star of a new TV movie slated to air on the Disney Channel. “The Lion King” was a smash hit with moviegoers when it debuted in 1994, bringing […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·