Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sitting in a Mexican bar in the US capital, Maria complained that “using lemon instead of lime in a margarita is like using onions instead of garlic.” But lemon margaritas just might be coming to a cantina near you, thanks to the skyrocketing price of limes. “The prices started to shoot up in […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

(Relaxnews) – Canon is the most popular brand of camera slung around travelers’ necks; Pantene is the most common shampoo bottle to line the tubs of hotel bathrooms; and when it comes to choosing the backpack that will accompany them on their cross-European adventure from one hostel to the next, travelers trust The North Face […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated for release in December 2015, Ben Affleck’s forthcoming feature “Live by Night” is now expected to arrive in theaters almost one year later, in October 2016. Warner Bros announced that it has pushed back the release of “Live by Night,” which Ben Affleck is set to direct. The delay was seen […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with Disney to create a new capsule line for the new Disney movie starring Angelina Jolie. MAC‘s Maleficent line, inspired by the darkness of the title character’s sinister look, is available to order online in the US from Thursday, May 8. The collection includes a lipstick, longwear […]

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – More than 20 years after taking children’s television by storm, the Power Rangers are morphing into the movies. In a statement, production house Lionsgate said Wednesday it is partnering with Saban Brands, which owns the rights to Power Rangers, to develop “an original live-action feature film based on the iconic Power Rangers […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

(Relaxnews) – Meg Cabot is returning as author of “The Princess Diaries” in 2015, but this time will focus on Mia Thermopolis’s life as an adult. Just like her fans, Mia has grown up, and “Royal Wedding” sees her prepare for marriage to long-term beau Michael. At the same time, it emerges that Mia has […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

(Relaxnews) – Discovered during the US’s run of workplace comedy “The Office,” Andy Buckley is participating in the fourth entry to the dinosaur franchise started in 1993. Buckley joins Omar Sy, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan in facing up to Universal Pictures’ selection of dinos. Colin Trevorrow (of Sundance’s 2012 […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Is sharing housework the key to marital bliss?

Is sharing housework the key to marital bliss?

(Relaxnews) – Building on previous research about the link between household chores and happy relationships, a new study finds that the key is in agreeing from the get-go on how the work should be divided. Several studies have suggested that splitting household chores can go a long way toward maintaining a happy marriage, including a […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Quantifying how pets improve health

Quantifying how pets improve health

(Relaxnews) – Two leading tech companies hope to prove the link between owning a pet and leading a healthier life by bringing together the data they collect from their activity tracking products. Whistle, the health and activity monitor for dogs, has integrated with UP, the wristband, app and platform from Jawbonethat helps people track everything from […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
US Supreme Court allows prayer at government meetings

US Supreme Court allows prayer at government meetings

By Chantal Valery WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld citizens’ right to pray at government meetings, in a divided decision which said the practice did not violate religious freedoms. The court’s five conservative justices said “the nation’s history and tradition have shown that prayer in this limited context could coexist with […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

SEOUL (AFP) – New satellite imagery confirms continued activity at North Korea’s main nuclear test site that is consistent with preparations for an atomic detonation, analysts said Wednesday. Images taken on Tuesday show particular activity near the entrances to the two completed tunnels in the South Portal area of the Punggye-ri test site, the Institute […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Show moms, grads your love but tie down those metallic balloons

Show moms, grads your love but tie down those metallic balloons

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Sixty-six percent. It would be a great number in an election. Unfortunately, it reflects a one-month spike in power outages caused by metallic balloons. Since the month of May and its celebrations of Mother’s Day, graduations and proms has arrived again, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers duringNational Electrical Safety Month to keep the balloons secured […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Harvey Weinstein to relaunch Charles James brand

Harvey Weinstein to relaunch Charles James brand

(Relaxnews) – Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein confirmed that he would be reviving the Anglo-American couturier’s label. After rumors surfaced Tuesday that the movie mogul would be spearheading the revival of the historic brand currently on display at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, couture fans got understandably excited. Now it’s been confirmed that the deal has […]

07.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA (AFP) – Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the 10-day drills were necessary to deal with the challenge […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Can coffee help you stand up to your boss?

Can coffee help you stand up to your boss?

(Relaxnews) – Regardless of the strength of their convictions, employees have a hard time standing up to their bosses and co-workers when they are fatigued. So it should come as no surprise that a recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, suggests coffee as a way to resist succumbing to unethical pressures in the […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Young blood: elixir of youth?

Young blood: elixir of youth?

(PARIS-AFP) – Young blood may hold the long-sought cure for the decline of the ageing brain, according to research which showed injections of juvenile mouse blood boosting learning and memory in older rodents, scientists said Sunday. Multiple blood transfusions from three-month-old mice, the equivalent age of 20 to 30 years old in humans, yielded improvements […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Disney develops 3D-printed interactive speakers

Disney develops 3D-printed interactive speakers

(Relaxnews) – Scientists at Disney Research have developed a way to create electrostatic interactive loudspeakers in almost any form, thanks to a new 3D printingmethod. Speakers in the shape of anything from a rubber ducky to an abstract spiral could be easily manufactured, thanks to the technology unveiled at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Meadham Kirchhoff & Penhaligon’s: behind the scenes for Tralala

Meadham Kirchhoff & Penhaligon’s: behind the scenes for Tralala

(Relaxnews) – The Anglo-French design duo and French perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour have revealed the creative processes behind their new fragrance for Penhaligon’s. Meadham Kirchhoff is one of London’s hottest emerging labels, which made it all the more exciting when we first heard it would team up with one of the city’s oldest perfume houses. To […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to reteam for new movie

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to reteam for new movie

(Relaxnews) – The celebrity couple is planning to work together on a new film written by Angelina Jolie herself, according to Deadline.com and the Hollywood Reporter. The project would be the pair’s first professional collaboration since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in 2005. Brangelina in a movie? The idea is likely to pique the interest of […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscar-winner Sally Field gets Hollywood star

Oscar-winner Sally Field gets Hollywood star

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscar-winning US actress Sally Field finally got a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame on Monday, more than three decades after she earned her first Academy Award. The 67-year-old joked about her roller-coaster career spanning five decades, including her Oscar-winning performances in 1979′s “Norma Rae” and 1984′s “Places in the Heart.” […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·