Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s Sunday night and Giuseppe Marrone is teaching perfect strangers how to make perfect gnocchi as they slurp on Spritz cocktails in his New York apartment. The 29-year-old would-be restaurateur who once worked at The Ritz has thrown open his home to foodies hungry for the ultimate niche experience: the New York […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vinegar: the next superfood?

Vinegar: the next superfood?

(Relaxnews) – Between the balsamic, sherry and red wine vinegars on our salads and the alcohol vinegars in our cleaning products, the applications for the acidic liquid are virtually endless. But can vinegar be considered a health food? A report published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the Journal of Food Science shows that certain […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most expensive and outrageously extravagant drinking tour, billed at $1.27 million USD and created for serious oenophiles and spirits aficionados, includes a glass of champagne from a collection worth half a million dollars — and a diamond. Dubbed the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday, the tour takes guests on an around-the-world trip […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Best quotes from the Cannes Film Festival

Best quotes from the Cannes Film Festival

(CANNES-AFP) – Some of the movie world’s best known and most influential actors, writers and directors have been on the French Riviera for the past 10 days for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Here is a selection of some of the most memorable quotes from the film fest which awards its top Palme d’Or prize […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

  (WASHINGTON-AFP) – Muggles, take note: a documentary about Harry Potter fans playing real-life quidditch is about to get its world premiere at a top US film festival. “Mudbloods” follows a California university team’s journey to the Quidditch World Cup, bringing the fictional schoolboy wizard’s favorite contact team sport to life — complete with straw […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘X-Men’ opens on top

Worldwide box office: ‘X-Men’ opens on top

(Relaxnews) – “Days of Future Past,” the seventh film in the mutant action franchise, outperformed the previous six in terms of global opening weekend revenues. Bryan Singer’s blockbuster grossed $261.8 million worldwide during the weekend ending May 25, according to Rentrak. With its monster opening, the latest chapter in the “X-Men” saga easily took first […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Luxury Parisian hotel traces link to the Beatles in photo exhibit

Luxury Parisian hotel traces link to the Beatles in photo exhibit

(Relaxnews) – Beatles fans who are Paris-bound this summer may want to add the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V to their itinerary, as the luxury landmark — where the band wrote one of their most iconic songs — will pay tribute to the music legends in a photo exhibit. The photos, taken by Harry Benson, […]

Support for gay marriage in US hits 55 percent

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fifty-five percent of Americans now approve of same-sex marriage, the highest level ever, according to a Gallup public opinion poll released Wednesday. Recalling how support for marriage equality broke the 50-percent mark in 2012, Gallup said its latest result was “further evidence that support for gay marriage has solidified above the majority […]

23.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Thai army chief holds meeting of political rivals

Thai army chief holds meeting of political rivals

By Boonradom Chitradon BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand’s military hosted ground-breaking talks Wednesday between warring political rivals after the army chief imposed martial law to prevent the deeply divided kingdom degenerating into another “Ukraine or Egypt”. The opposing camps and other top officials met for more than two hours under heavy guard in Bangkok in what […]

23.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

(Relaxnews) – For optimal muscle mass, the results of a new nutritional study suggest that Westerners need to rethink the way they distribute their protein intake throughout the day. Here’s what the average American diet looks like: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat and protein […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The best ice creams for Memorial Day

The best ice creams for Memorial Day

(Relaxnews) – To mark upcoming Memorial Day in the US, ice cream maker Baskin-Robbins has released a patriotic flavor studded with candy stars, Oreo cookie bits and strawberry-flavored stripes. Behold the Oreo Independence flavor, created as a thank-you message to US troops both at home and abroad, says the ice cream brand. Vanilla ice cream […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Could red wine fight cavities?

Could red wine fight cavities?

(Relaxnews) – For wine lovers, the results of a new study provide even more reason to pour a glass of red wine guiltlessly, after scientists found that it could be good for your teeth. According to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, red wine contains antimicrobial elements that were found to help […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Facebook shift steps up privacy for new users

Facebook shift steps up privacy for new users

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Facebook on Thursday unveiled a change to its privacy policy aimed at limiting the data shared by new users who may be unfamiliar with the huge social network. The shift means that new users posting on Facebook will share data only with friends, not the general public, unless they change privacy settings. […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
US museum adds Katy Perry portrait to collection

US museum adds Katy Perry portrait to collection

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Thanks to the generosity of a US forklift truck dynasty, pop star Katy Perry will soon take pride of place in the dignified National Portrait Gallery in Washington. “Cupcake Katy,” an oil-on-linen portrait by New York artist Will Cotton, will go up on June 18 as part of a rotating display of recent […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obama aims to lure more foreign travelers

Obama aims to lure more foreign travelers

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – President Barack Obama will move Thursday to reduce airport waiting times for foreign travelers arriving in the United States in order to boost tourism, the White House said. Obama will visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York to discuss tourism, two years after establishing the goal of making the United […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
‘Batman vs Superman’ given official title and logo treatment

‘Batman vs Superman’ given official title and logo treatment

(Relaxnews) – Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been set for a May 2016 head-on collision with “Captain America 3,” but this is the first time that Warner Bros has addressed it by its mandated name. With Snyder at the helm, having directed Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel,” Ben […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Could ‘electroceuticals’ soon replace drugs?

Could ‘electroceuticals’ soon replace drugs?

(Relaxnews) – Engineers at Stanford University have developed a new technology that permits deeper, permanent implantation of microchip devices, paving the way towards a new field of health in which electronics could replace drugs. They have created a wireless charge system for medical implants, circumventing problems of size and charge that previously limited the battery’s […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Two meals a day may be best for Type 2 diabetics: study

Two meals a day may be best for Type 2 diabetics: study

(PRAGUE-AFP) – Eating a hearty breakfast and lunch might benefit people suffering from Type 2 diabetes who are now encouraged to go with up to six small portions a day, according to a new study. “We compared the efficiency of the classic model with five or six small meals a day with that of two […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Don’t tell kids why their veggies are good for them, study suggests

Don’t tell kids why their veggies are good for them, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – A recent study led by Dr. Ayelet Fishbach of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business indicates that children who are told certain foods will make them stronger, smarter or taller are less likely to want to eat them. “We propose that young children infer from messages on food instrumentality that if […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say. Never before have astronomers witnessed the debris trail behind this particular comet, and a sea of white lights could dash across the night sky for hours. Or not. “The problem we are […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Environment, Science & Technology ·