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 […]

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

(Relaxnews) – Apple has very quietly and without any fuss upgraded the processors across its range of ultra-lightweight notebooks and has also lowered their prices. All of the other specifications remain the same — 4GB of RAM as standard, Intel HD 500 graphics and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of solid state flash memory […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the brand will be able to book personal beauty appointments at two of Chanel’s London locations ahead of their weddings. Chanel has launched a new beauty service for brides at its Covent Garden and Bond Street boutiques in London, designed to help women prepare for the big day. A £90 (approx […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

(Relaxnews) – The new Trident Iceni claims to be the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel-powered sportscar. There’s no debating that diesel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years, but trying to convince avid well-heeled drivers to take a chance on an Iceni rather than its British compatriots, say a […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is the new face of the famous Swiss watch brand, the first time the role has fallen to a soccer player. The captain of the Portuguese national football team, one of the key talents in the Real Madrid starting line-up, and the two-time winner of the sport’s biggest […]

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

(Relaxnews) – Girls who were told they were fat at the age of 10 are more likely to be obese at the age of 19, according to the results of a new US study. The findings out of the University of Los Angeles California underscore the importance of refraining from making flippant fat comments to […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How mind games can make you smarter

How mind games can make you smarter

(Relaxnews) – Scientists in the US have developed a new training program for the brain that they say can make you smarter. Called “Gist reasoning training,” the program developed out of the University of Texas at Dallas goes beyond standard memory recall and information processing tests and improves cognitive performance by challenging the brain in […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian design house is expanding its Couture Editions line, part of the Armani/Privé Collection, with a new fragrance inspired by the Armani/Privé Ombre & Lumière apparel couture collection. Layering, generous volumes and contrasts between sheer and opaque fabrics are among the hallmarks of Giorgio Armani’s Spring-Summer 2014 couture collection. Ahead of summer, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary Italian furniture studio Gufram is preparing to show off its new pieces by designers including Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid at the “Wanted” exhibition running alongside ICFF New York. The group has collaborated with a host of big names within the design industry to create a hot new collection for 2014. Pieces include Boing […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman’s genes, and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that may one day cure her disease. The team reported clearing an important hurdle in the quest to make “personalised stem cells” for use in disease therapy, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800 million into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials said Monday. CEO Bob Iger said the deal, with Shanghai Shendi Group, will total an investment of $5.5 billion, and the additional funds will be to boost the […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Floorball, a hockey-like game popular in Singapore, will make its debut in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the city-state, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out, organisers said Tuesday. There will be 402 gold in 36 sports, including equestrian events, waterskiing and rowing, in the regional biennial games, the Singapore […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

(Relaxnews) – The fantasy series’ popularity continues to rise. The most recent episode was the most watched yet, seen by 6.9 million HBO subscribers on Sunday, April 27. “Game of Thrones” achieved a new record audience with the fourth episode of its fourth season, entitled “Oathkeeper.” The broadcast was watched by close to seven million […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·