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 ·
Alexa Chung signs as face of Nails Inc.

Alexa Chung signs as face of Nails Inc.

(Relaxnews) – The fashionista is the new face of the nail lacquer specialists and will create a six-shade collection for the brand. To celebrate Nails Inc.’s 15th anniversary, the London-based brand has signed TV host, writer and general fashionista Alexa Chung as the face of a new advertising campaign. Set to launch in August, Chung […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

(MIAMI-AFP) – David Beckham’s hopes of seeing his new Miami football team play at a prime spot at the port of Miami were Tuesday all but blown out of the water in a major setback for the former Manchester United idol. The ex-Real Madrid and England midfielder wants to build a $250 million state-of-the-art open-air […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Affluent travelers pick Burj Al Arab as world’s best hotel

Affluent travelers pick Burj Al Arab as world’s best hotel

(Relaxnews) – The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, best known for its sail-like silhouette, has been named the best hotel in the world by readers of The Telegraph’s luxury magazine Ultratravel. In addition to taking the title of best hotel in the Middle East, the luxury hotel in Dubai beat Claridge’s in London, the Four […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Wanna Marry Harry? US show flirts with royalty, ridicule

Wanna Marry Harry? US show flirts with royalty, ridicule

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Drastic times call for drastic action. Is Britain’s newly single, media-shunning Prince Harry really so desperate for a wife that he asked an American TV channel to fix him up? Well no. But that’s the fantasy being peddled to 12 pretty, ultra-competitive American women chasing after one very plummy Brit with ginger […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Healthy aging may be a question of taste

Healthy aging may be a question of taste

(Relaxnews) – Two recent studies indicating that changes in one’s tasting capacities could affect overall health and longevity have the potential to disprove the old cliché that what tastes good isn’t necessarily good for you. Tests conducted on fruit flies at the University of Michigan concluded that sweet tastes had positive effects on lifespan whereas […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·