Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

Three new boards to catch totally different waves this summer

(Relaxnews) – Surfers are carving new turns and old tricks on a new wave of boards that reflect the sport’s eco-friendly culture and even give wobbly newbies a chance to experience the thrill with reduced chance of wipe-outs. For those who thought it wasn’t possible to hang ten or even catch a wave, Spain-based Aquillahas developed […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Photos, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

(Relaxnews) – From hemp-laced ice cream to champagne popsicles spiked with an eye-popping 37 percent alcohol, this summer frozen treats are going R-Rated. In a roundup of artisanal and craft ice creams, research firm Euromonitor has highlighted a few innovative, adults-only treats that are poised to shake up the market. In the same vein as […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘Take your clothes off, be like me!’ says wise-cracking robot

‘Take your clothes off, be like me!’ says wise-cracking robot

(TOKYO-AFP) – A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people’s emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month. Mobile carrier Softbank, which created the robot, says Pepper can understand 70 to 80 percent of spontaneous conversations — although it also answers from a set number of pre-programmed responses. AFP caught up with […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Raquel Zimmermann poses for Paule Ka

Raquel Zimmermann poses for Paule Ka

(Relaxnews) – For the fall-winter 2014 season, the French ready-to-wear brand Paule Ka chose Raquel Zimmermann as the face of a retro-chic campaign. The Brazilian supermodel posed for the Swedish photographer Andreas Larsson, and the result is a black and white campaign that is all about elegance. Between oversize bows, a 1950s-style suit and impeccably […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online, Photos, Videos ·
A golden phone pays homage to Gustav Klimt

A golden phone pays homage to Gustav Klimt

(Relaxnews) – After paying tribute to Piet Mondrian and Vincent Van Gogh, luxury phone manufacturer Mobiado has turned its attention to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, a key representative of the Art Nouveau movement in Vienna. The brand’s new gold-plated smartphone is available now in a limited edition. The smartphone’s brass casing is plated in 24K […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Dolce & Gabbana launches first cream eyeshadow with Scarlett Johansson

Dolce & Gabbana launches first cream eyeshadow with Scarlett Johansson

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand chose to partner with the American actress once again to promote its first ever cream eyeshadow. Dolce & Gabbana, which has launched palettes of powder eyeshadows with two or four colors in the past, has introduced an entirely new product: a cream eye color available in single shades. The new […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Eyes reveal the difference between love and lust: study

Eyes reveal the difference between love and lust: study

(Relaxnews) – Does your date see you as a potential soul mate or an object of lust? Gaze patterns — more specifically where he or she looks — could help you find your answer, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. They say that glancing at the other person’s body could indicate sexual desire, […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Makers of Glow launch pregnancy app

Makers of Glow launch pregnancy app

(Relaxnews) – Glow, a data science company geared towards women’s reproductive health and education, this week launched its new app, Glow Nurture. The company’s first app, Glow, dedicated to fertility tracking and helping women conceive or avoid pregnancy, is said to have aided more than 20,000 users in just one year and was among the 2014 Webby […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Color Me launching Korean-style electric make-up applicator

Color Me launching Korean-style electric make-up applicator

(Relaxnews) – A new American start-up is looking to revolutionize the way women in the West apply their makeup. Color Me is an electronically operated automatic sponge that vibrates at 15,000 pulses per minute to mimic gentle finger tapping as it buffs and blends foundation into the skin. The product, created by entrepreneur Leah Ashley […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
Violence, loophole drive C. American kids’ exodus to US

Violence, loophole drive C. American kids’ exodus to US

SAN SALVADOR  (AFP) – The wave of Central American children making the risky journey to reach the United States is being driven by violence in their home countries and a loophole in US law, analysts say. The exodus of minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has become a humanitarian crisis and overwhelmed the United […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino critics slam yellow ribbon drive

Aquino critics slam yellow ribbon drive

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Progressive lawmakers slammed President Aquino’s call for supporters to wear a yellow ribbon. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said wearing yellow means support for the disbursement acceleration program (DAP) or being “pro-presidential pork barrel.” He said the President’s speech where he warned the Supreme Court of a clash between the executive and the judiciary […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Typhoon Glenda leaves, kills at least 13

Typhoon Glenda leaves, kills at least 13

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The first typhoon of the Philippines’ brutal rainy season shut down the nation’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people across the country and cutting power for millions. Ferocious winds from Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in the megacity of […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Do women talk more than men? It depends on the situation: study

Do women talk more than men? It depends on the situation: study

(Relaxnews) – Equipped with technology devices called sociometers to track social interactions, a team of researchers from Northeastern University in Boston attacked the common stereotype that women are more talkative than men, finding that different group settings yield different results. Researchers worked with men and women in two different social settings. In the first, conversation […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Watch: Karlie Kloss warms up in Nike’s latest looks

Watch: Karlie Kloss warms up in Nike’s latest looks

(Relaxnews) – After being announced as the face of Nike’s Fall 2014 women’s collection, American model Karlie Kloss features in a new video posted by the brand. In the same line as the new Nike Pro sports bra line, the new collection aims to respond to the multiple demands of cross-training and respond to athletes’ […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Flavor contest includes coffee-flavored potato chips

Flavor contest includes coffee-flavored potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves, USA, for cappuccino-flavored potato chips. Of the more than 14 million flavor suggestions, the world’s largest potato chip manufacturer Lay’s has narrowed down the list to four finalists in its crowdsourced flavor contest: Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, Wavy Mango Salsa and an eyebrow-raising Cappuccino. Yes, that’s […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘Mommy’ trailer promises feel good film with darkest underbelly

‘Mommy’ trailer promises feel good film with darkest underbelly

(Relaxnews) – Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy” increases its public profile further still with a three-minute insight into its layered plot and arresting characters. Steve’s the troubled kid whose future hangs in the balance, Diane his mom, a widow, struggling to keep a lid on him, and Kyla the neighbor who miraculously manages to bring […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Heroes’ reboot to revolve around new characters

‘Heroes’ reboot to revolve around new characters

(Relaxnews) – The miniseries “Heroes: Reborn” will focus primarily on a new cast of characters, creator Tim Kring revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. As fans of the late NBC series “Heroes” speculate on which stars could return for the reboot — Milo Ventimiglia, Zachary Quinto and Ali Larter have already stated they will not […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Gerard Butler is new face of Boss Bottled

Gerard Butler is new face of Boss Bottled

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish actor will take up a new role in the autumn as the star of a Hugo Boss fragrance campaign. Butler’s appointment, which sees him replace the American actor Ryan Reynolds as the face of Boss Bottled, was posted on the brand’s Facebook page on Thursday. The 44-year-old Scottish star will appear in TV […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US economy growing across nation: Fed Beige Book

US economy growing across nation: Fed Beige Book

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US economy has continued to shake off its winter sluggishness with all regions of the country seeing expansion, the Federal Reserve said in a report Wednesday. Seven of the 12 regions surveyed recorded only “modest” growth, while five notched “moderate” growth, the Fed said in its latest Beige Book report, based […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

(Relaxnews) – It’s the fast food chicken chain that most consumers outside the US have never heard of. But inside America, the wild popularity of family-owned chain Chick-fil-A has been identified as a threat to major fast food behemoths like McDonald’s and has even surpassed chicken giant KFC. The title of a recently released market […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·