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 ·
Are you a green hotel guest?

Are you a green hotel guest?

(Relaxnews) – According to a TripAdvisor survey of 2,100 respondents, here are the top five most common ways US travelers lessen their environmental impact in hotels: 1. An impressive 96 percent of respondents said they do their part by turning off the lights when leaving the room. 2. The second most popular eco-friendly behavior is […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

(Relaxnews) – Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few simple resolutions that will help you eat green and healthfully — and drive up industry demand for organic, local and sustainably produced foods. To officially […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry reigns over Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of April 14-20, while footballer Cristiano Ronaldo also takes a spot in the top ten. Perry’s spot at the top comes thanks to buzz across several social networks. On Facebook she received more than 300,000 likes and was talked […]

A fetish for full body suits in Japan

A fetish for full body suits in Japan

(TOKYO-AFP) – By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything — including her eyes — and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

(Relaxnews) – Can artists’ imagination and creativity be explained through biology? Possibly. A study published in the journal NeuroImage indicates that their brains show structural differences from those of non-artists. Researchers scanned the brains of 21 art students and 23 students in other disciplines using a method known as voxel-based morphometry. Comparisons between the two […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Health & Fitness ·
Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

TOKYO (AFP) –Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday. The two governments “have decided to engage in intensive discussions on various subjects at various levels” to improve conditions surrounding relations, […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

LOS ANGELES, C.A.,  - We are pleased to announce that Filipino-American, Jojo Aguilar, is returning as the Master of Ceremony for the 2014 First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-26, 2014 at the Edward Jones Dome.  More than 10,000 high school students from around the globe will […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Science & Technology ·
Four-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Janet Evans to speake at LA Go Red For Women luncheon

Four-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Janet Evans to speake at LA Go Red For Women luncheon

LOS ANGELES 2014 – Celebrated U.S. Olympic swimmer, Janet Evans, will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 10th annual Los Angeles Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 9, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Evans is widely regarded as the greatest female distance swimmer in history and was recently named one of the Top 100 Greatest […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

(Relaxnews) – An interactive store window that analyzes what you’re wearing and recommends a personalized new outfit based on your age, gender and complexion could be the next big thing in virtual shopping technology. AS Colourmatic aims to encourage shoppers to abandon their wardrobe staples of blacks, whites and greys and opt for riskier, more colorful […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

(Relaxnews) – Original artwork and limited edition prints relating to the first “Ghostbusters” film are to go on tour, following rumors about a third entry to the franchise. Backed by the Los Angeles pop culture exhibition space Gallery 1988 in conjunction with Sony Pictures, the show will make its first stop in New York, not […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish apparel brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by hiring world class supermodel Adriana Lima. Known across the globe for her striking eyes and impressive curves, the Brazilian supermodel has just become the first global spokesmodel for the colorful ready-to-wear brand. The tie-up does not come as a surprise, as the 32-year-old […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·