Official pix: Roberto Cavalli tour costumes for Katy Perry

Official pix: Roberto Cavalli tour costumes for Katy Perry

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer has created two special looks for the American singer’s Prismatic World Tour which kicks off this week. Katy Perry will hit the stage this week wearing two Roberto Cavalli looks created especially for her by the Italian luxury brand. They are certainly designed to keep all eyes fixed on the 29-year-old singer: […]

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

(PARIS-AFP) – Just before midnight, a man climbs onto a ledge on the 21st floor of a building in southwest Paris and leaps off. Seconds later he opens his parachute — all part of the thrill of base jumping. Unlike sky divers who leap from an aircraft, base jumpers take off from a fixed point, […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the next few months, highly secretive US military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier’s memory. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is forging ahead with a four-year plan to build a sophisticated memory stimulator, as part of […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Online video stars join forces for ‘May the 4th Be with YouTube’

Online video stars join forces for ‘May the 4th Be with YouTube’

(Relaxnews) – As part of worldwide “Star Wars” celebrations on Sunday, the Star Wars YouTube channel co-ordinated a “May the 4th Be with YouTube” event with contributions from the likes of Corey Vidal, Bored Shorts, CollegeHumor and YouTube Nation. Each four-to-five-minute skit provided an alternative take on events in the Star Wars Cantina, originally seen […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

Olympics: 2018 host PyeongChang on right track, IOC says

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said that 2018 Winter Games host PyeongChang was on track in its preparations, but urged the South Korean city to give extra attention to sponsorship and venue construction. As the massive delays to preparations for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro caused frayed […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

(Relaxnews) – From the US to France, Vietnam and Sweden, office workers around the world will be loosening their ties and kicking off their heels on Tuesday to join a global lunch hour dance-athon created to let workers blow off steam and put on their dancing shoes midday. Instead of eating stale sandwiches at their […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Offbeat, Online ·
‘Spider-Man 2′ leaps to box office top

‘Spider-Man 2′ leaps to box office top

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ sprang to the top of the North American box office this weekend, its first in movie theaters, industry estimates showed Sunday. The sequel featuring Andrew Garfield in the title character’s celebrated red and blue tights took in $92 million in 4,324 theaters, outperforming the original that went on […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

The Hawaiians are in for a vibrant celebration of an iconic event, as GMA International is all set to take part in the Flores de Mayo festivities in Honolulu this coming May 10, 2014. The Filipino Community Center (FilCom) is bringing the Flores de Mayo festival in Hawaii along with the authentic Filipino customs and traditions that make it one […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

(Relaxnews) – Registrations for the Wings for Life World Run are now closed, and the countdown has begun. Across the globe, from Denver in the US to Perth in Australia, runners will depart simultaneously on Sunday, May 4 in this atypical race. For runners in the US, the clock will start before sunrise (3:00am in […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Study: men more attracted to women with less makeup

Study: men more attracted to women with less makeup

(Relaxnews) – Women who never leave the house without layering on foundation, blush and eye makeup might want to reconsider their beauty routine, especially if the goal is to make themselves more attractive. A study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology concludes that women are seen as more attractive when they have on […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Rihanna’s trademark makeup looks: tutorials

Rihanna’s trademark makeup looks: tutorials

(Relaxnews) – The Barbadian popstar is revealed the cover star for Vogue Brasil’s latest issue, which hit newsstands Monday. RiRi was shot by Peruvian photographer Mariano Vivanco in a look that features some of her key beauty features (bold smoky eyes, strong colored lips and messy short hair). We examine how to recreate some of […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

Increasing physical activity can be as easy as thinking about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Trying to muster the motivation to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement? Think back to a particularly exhilarating run or scenic bike ride and odds are you’re more likely to hit the gym. That’s according to the results of a recent study out of the University of Hampshire, which found […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

(Relaxnews) – For those headed to Cannes for the famous international festival this May, film screenings aren’t the only attraction to look forward to.  Here is a look at the temporary bars, nightclubs and artistic spaces slated to open their doors between May 14 and 25 to welcome international film stars, critics and celebrities. Unsurprisingly, […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
The ‘dirtiest’ and cleanest foods in the US produce aisle: report

The ‘dirtiest’ and cleanest foods in the US produce aisle: report

(Relaxnews) – For the fourth year in a row, apples have topped the list of most pesticide-laden produce in the US. In the Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen list, 99 percent of apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. The guide ranks 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

(SEPANG-AFP) – Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country’s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370. The much-delayed new facility near the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) officially commenced operations at 12:05 am (1605 GMT) when a […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

(Relaxnews) – With Father’s Day just around the corner, this could prove the perfect present for anyone who loves cars as much as they love rock n’ roll: the 1972 compact supercar that once belonged to the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist will be going under the hammer in Monaco at the Coys auction on Friday, […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring, Music ·
Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

(Relaxnews) – Expect to see more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and sustainable beef on the menu, says McDonald’s, which released details on its corporate responsibility plans for 2020. By 2016, the mega fast food chain says it will begin purchasing “a portion” of beef from verified sustainable sources. Customers in nine of its top markets […]

Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. None other than the top Republican in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner, mocked conservatives in his own party this […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

(Relaxnews) – Rumors suggest that the star could join his longtime friend Ben Affleck on the set of Zack Snyder’s forthcoming superhero movie, according to Thewrap.com. Matt Damon could board “Justice League,” the feature on the DC Comics superhero team, along the same lines as Marvel’s “Avengers.” The speculation should be regarded as such, however, […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How this restaurant produces zero waste

How this restaurant produces zero waste

(Relaxnews) – A small Chicago sandwich shop has gained headlines for pulling off an impressive feat for any restaurant: producing zero waste. Over two years, chef owner Justin Vrany’s restaurant Sandwich Me In has produced eight gallons of garbage — the average amount of waste produced by a restaurant every hour, he says. In more […]