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 ·
Two new Red and Black editions for the Ford Fiesta

Two new Red and Black editions for the Ford Fiesta

(Relaxnews) – Ford has announced the launch of two new Red or Black editions of the Fiesta with a new 140 hp version of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for September 2014. Ford has unveiled the Red Edition, a new version of the Fiesta. It will only be available as a three-door model and will have […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Get to know Brazil’s World Cup host city Fortaleza

Get to know Brazil’s World Cup host city Fortaleza

(Relaxnews) – For one month, Brazil will be putting its best cleated foot forward as the world turns its attention to the bustling, colorful country for the duration of the FIFA World Cup. For the uninitiated, it’s also a prime opportunity to become acquainted with the richly diverse economic powerhouse. On Saturday, June 21, Germany […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
New prep advice for patients: stock up on good gut bacteria

New prep advice for patients: stock up on good gut bacteria

(Relaxnews) – For patients receiving stem cell transplants, some simple but important precautions to promote the proliferation and diversity of healthy gut bacteria could be imperative. Recent research links this “friendly bacteria” to post-transplant stem cell survival rates. The community of microorganisms in the digestive tract, also called “microbiota,” is an important part of the […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Kids with strong ties to parents create better friendships: study

Kids with strong ties to parents create better friendships: study

(Relaxnews) – Not only do strong parent-child bonds mean that kids are more likely to be attentive to friends, they’re also more assertive in the face of difficult peers, say researchers at the University of Illinois. As a first step in their study, researchers assessed the relationships between 114 children and their mothers. Parents were asked […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Study suggests self-shiatsu for shut-eye

Study suggests self-shiatsu for shut-eye

(Relaxnews) – A recent study suggests shiatsu massage could work as a non-pharmacologic sleep aid, particularly for those with insomnia derived from chronic pain. Researchers at the University of Alberta conducted a pilot study in which they concluded self-administered pressure techniques of shiatsu, the traditional Japanese massage, could be an effective solution to insomnia. “We […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The Penguin and Catwoman in new ‘Gotham’ teaser

The Penguin and Catwoman in new ‘Gotham’ teaser

(Relaxnews) – Prior to the launch of its new fall series, Fox has unveiled a teaser focusing on the villains of “Gotham.” The prequel to Batman’s adventures, “Gotham” shows a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) who has just lost his parents, but it mostly concentrates on Commissioner James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie (“The OC”), […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Robert Downey Jr. in ‘The Judge’ trailer

Robert Downey Jr. in ‘The Judge’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The “Iron Man” actor stars in “The Judge,” whose trailer promises plenty of emotion and humor. The film will be released on October 10. Directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers,” “Clay Pigeons”), “The Judge” tells the story of Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.), a successful New York lawyer who returns to his hometown […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·