Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to peek through your fingers for this one: a pair of French daredevils have broken the record for the highest BASE jump after leaping from the tip of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The heart-stopping stunt is captured on […]

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

(Relaxnews) – MAC has unveiled its latest designer collaboration, a capsule collection with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of New York City-based fashion label Proenza Schouler. The collection riffs on the designers’ signature use of quirky colors and iridescent finishes. First announced in October last year, the collection will hit select stores on May 1. […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

(STERLING, United States-AFP) – Adrienne Schreiber curls down her lower lip to reveal “SF1″ inked in black — a tattoo celebrating Scare Force One, a tribe of fierce Washington women on roller skates. When they get together, they push, shove and — above all — win. Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

(Relaxnews) – A shoppable video for a Petit Bateau capsule collection, Léa Seydoux and flowers feature in a new Prada scent short, and cool dreamy imagery for the Mykita-Margiela collaboration: here are the finest cuts from the world of fashion film over the past seven days. Petit Bateau  The French brand celebrated its capsule collection […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – A less powerful and less thirsty version of the company’s compact Macan will be heading to select Asian markets after its China motor show debut this week and could one day go on sale in Europe, too. It looks almost identical to the 3-liter, turbocharged V6 version of the German sports car maker’s […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Modern Family’ star opens beer bar in Utah

‘Modern Family’ star opens beer bar in Utah

(Relaxnews) – The actor who plays a bumbling but lovable TV dad on the US comedy series “Modern Family” has opened the doors to a new beer hall in Utah. Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the award-winning TV show, has teamed up with local food celebrity and Salt Lake […]

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

(Relaxnews) – North Americans are intrepid travelers and look for destinations that are ‘off the beaten track,’ while Europeans seek out sun-soaked beach vacations. Those are among some of the key findings in a large-scale TripAdvisor survey that polled 60,000 respondents in 32 markets around the world for the bi-annual TripBarometer, which aims to gauge […]

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – The Kenyan-Mexican actress has been named as 2014′s “Most Beautiful” by People magazine. Nyong’o has had a stellar rise over the past 12 months, following her breakout performace in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film “12 Years A Slave,” her debut film role, for which she picked up this year’s Academy Award for Best […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Imelda Cledera-Rodriguez:  ‘Make each day a masterpiece’

Imelda Cledera-Rodriguez: ‘Make each day a masterpiece’

US Asian Post first learned about this educator when she produced a benefit concert for the typhoon Haiyan victims. We watched that concert and were blown away by the performance of students from different cultures sharing their time and talent to help people they don’t even know. Before she sang Beth Middler’s “From a Distance” […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Offbeat ·
Once you pop, you can’t stop: designers create organ made from Pringles cans

Once you pop, you can’t stop: designers create organ made from Pringles cans

(Relaxnews) – A Brooklyn-based artistic collective has created a fully-functioning pipe organ made from 250 empty Pringles cans. The instrument features a playing area, and pressing down on the exposed cans around this section of the organ creates various unusual tones generated from within the base of the piece, which flow up through the pipes. […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months. Palcohol is made by an Arizona company called Lipsmark and will come in six varieties of single-drink pouches, the company website says. Drinkers […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

Tips for being an eco-conscious consumer (Family Features) Whether stopping in for a daily to-go cup of coffee or running your weekly grocery store trip, you likely have many purchases throughout the day. With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on your own personal impact on the environment and […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that people search for “healthy” topics on Google 30 percent more often at the beginning of the week than at the end. Investigators from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and non-profit organization the Monday Campaigns analyzed “healthy” Google searches — meaning searches that […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

(Relaxnews) – Disney France has invited around 20 fashion designers and visual artists to explore the theme of “Bad for Good” (“Le Mal pour le Bien”) through a series of works that will be exhibited in Paris and sold at auction for charity. Once again this year, Disney France is renewing its tradition of partnering […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

(Relaxnews) – After posing in the Italian brand’s apparel and accessories, Lady Gaga is looking glamorous in Versace shades. The design house has revealed the first images of its latest eyewear campaign featuring its star spokesmodel. The decor is the same as in Versace’s latest handbag and ready-to-wear campaigns. Posing on a couch, Lady Gaga […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

(Relaxnews) – An American chef whose mastery of bistro cuisine enabled her to open a Parisian outpost of her New York ‘gastrotheque’ Buvette to critical acclaim shares her secrets to recreating the same rustic but chic fare at home in her upcoming cookbook. Named after chef Jody Williams’s New York and Paris restaurants, the 304-page […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
D-Day memorial tourism: family-friendly destinations

D-Day memorial tourism: family-friendly destinations

(Relaxnews) – On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, bringing France and the rest of Europe one step closer to liberation from Nazi occupation. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of this historic invasion, a key turning point in World War II and a touchstone in military history for Americans and […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

(SANKT ANTON AM ARLBERG-AFP) – Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it’s called snow volleyball. Think of it as beach volleyball at 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), played on white powder with skiers whizzing by. […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

(Relaxnews) – Traveling throughout Japan and have a beef about the country’s public transportation or tourist services? Air your complaint over on Twitter and odds are it will be heard. According to a report out of Japan News, the country’s tourism office has launched a new program that will analyze tweets made by foreign tourists to help […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

(Relaxnews) – A California-based artist has created a giant mirrored structure that comments on our increasing obsession with selfies. “Screen Identity” is a seven-foot wooden sculpture of a smartphone that features a mirror as its screen. It is big enough to frame the entire body of those who approach it, reinforcing the idea that as […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·