Grad student finds out where bee stings hurt the most

Grad student finds out where bee stings hurt the most

(Relaxnews) – A Cornell University graduate student set out to answer a simple question: what is the most painful place to be stung by a honeybee? The response was determined using the Schmidt Sting Pain Index over a month of daily, self-inflicted pain. To carry out his rather unusual experiment, Michael Smith stung himself five […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Adam Levine adding women’s line to his K-Mart collaboration

Adam Levine adding women’s line to his K-Mart collaboration

(Relaxnews) – The singer and talent show judge has added women’s clothing to his hugely popular collaboration with Kmart. Adam Levine-loving ladies, you’re in luck! The singer has unveiled a new affordable fashion line for women to add to his men’s collection with the US retailer Kmart which launched last October. The TV and music […]

Matthew Terry fronts campaign for new Calvin Klein fragrance

Matthew Terry fronts campaign for new Calvin Klein fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Calvin Klein chose supermodel Matthew Terry as the face of its latest men’s fragrance: CK Free Sport. The limited edition eau de toilette will be available from May. Among Calvin Klein’s most frequent collaborators, Terry regularly poses for the brand’s menswear, jeans and watch campaigns. This time, the young man lends his rock […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Lounge ambience for Chanel eyewear with Alice Dellal

Lounge ambience for Chanel eyewear with Alice Dellal

(Relaxnews) – The fashionista has been shot by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld for a new Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. One of the brand’s coolest ambassadors, Alice Dellal has been roped in to show off Chanel’s latest eyewear collection, a range of chic shades and glasses. The 26-year-old Brazilian-born UK-based model appears lounging around, ”part rebel, part blossoming young […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Does junk food make you lazy?

Does junk food make you lazy?

(Relaxnews) – A diet rich in processed foods and fat — and the extra weight that comes along with it — may actually cause fatigue, a lack of motivation and decreased performance, according to a recent study involving lab rats. It’s a generally accepted fact that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity. But according […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Starwood bans shark fin soup

Starwood bans shark fin soup

(Relaxnews) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the latest international hotel chain to ban the controversial shark fin soup across its entire portfolio of brands including Sheraton, Le Meridien, St. Regis and W Hotels. Beginning this July, in a gesture of environmental stewardship, the company will no longer serve the dish that’s considered a delicacy […]

‘Laban: The Legend of Urduja’ at Cal’s State Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night April 25

‘Laban: The Legend of Urduja’ at Cal’s State Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night April 25

A Filipino student association based in Cal State Long Beach is going to hold a Filipino cultural night and will stage a play entitled “Laban: The Legend of Urduja” as its 28th annual cultural presentation on April 25 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. California State University, Long Beach’s Pilipino Cultural Night […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

(LONDON-AFP) – As the home of cooked breakfasts and pints of beer, it is perhaps no surprise that Britain is the European king of anti-cholesterol drugs with some seven million users. But recommendations to widen the use of “statins” — the class of drugs used to battle cholesterol — has sparked a national debate about […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

(Relaxnews) – Faced with the frustration of their fans, many of whom were disappointed with the show’s ending, the creators of “How I Met Your Mother” have decided to release an alternate conclusion. This second finale will be available on DVD this fall. The conclusion chosen by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the comedy’s creators, […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 (AFP) – The United States is mostly deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed only minor offenses or have no criminal record, despite President Barack Obama’s promises to the contrary, the New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said it found that only 20 percent of the two million people deported […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

(Relaxnews) – Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that “Star Wars Episode VII” has started filming, even if casting isn’t totally complete. Though Horn would not confirm which actors had already been signed for J.J. Abrams’s production, plenty have been linked with the seventh “Star Wars” film. Adam Driver (“Girls”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Is David Beckham launching a clothing line?

Is David Beckham launching a clothing line?

(Relaxnews) – The global sports and fashion star is rumored to be working on his own fashion label. Beckham is one of the most bankable global names in the men’s fashion and sports scenes. Now, according to rumors picked up by WWD, the 38-year-old is eyeing up a deal for his own casual sportswear fashion line. […]

Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

(Family Features) When you think of Easter goodies there’s a good chance the flavorful jelly bean comes to mind – a big hit with kids young and old. But, because flavor preferences change with age, it stands to reason that not all Easter gifts are created equal. So, how do you navigate the taste bud […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
James Franco directs for Gucci

James Franco directs for Gucci

(Relaxnews) – The multitalented actor, director, writer and published poet has directed a new ad for the Italian luxury label, showing off the company’s latest sunglasses for Spring-Summer 2014. The video, which was teased last week, was unveiled by Gucci Monday. It’s not the first time the actor has linked up with the brand. Franco is currently […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

By Dan De Luce HONOLULU (AFP) – US officials on Wednesday offered to help ASEAN countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies. Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and other top officials discussed the danger posed by rising global temperatures with ASEAN defense ministers in Honolulu, home […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday. The superhero saga from Disney’s Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Filipino Veterans Foundation presents Bataan Legacy April

Filipino Veterans Foundation presents Bataan Legacy April

Los Angeles, CA –  In commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan (A Day of Valor), the Filipino Veterans Foundation will present Bataan Legacy on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Admission to the Program is Free.  Doors will open at 10:00 AM.  A reception will […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings ·
Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

(Relaxnews) – Parents planning their summer vacation this year may want to consult a new ranking of the top kid-friendly attractions as voted by families across the US. According to 2,000 readers of FamilyFun magazine, the top historic site in the US, for instance, is Mount Rushmore, while the top national park for families is […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary French furniture studio Moustache is celebrating its fifth birthday with a living ‘breathing’ installation at this year’s Milan Design Week. The “Half Decade Beast” exhibition will feature 10 new projects by designers including Bertjan Pot, Scholten & Baijings, Formafantasma, Raw-Edges, Constance Guisset and Dimitri Bähler. Lacquered chairs, moustache lamps and iridescent vases will all […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Love, sex and football: a Brazilian extravaganza awaits

Love, sex and football: a Brazilian extravaganza awaits

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – Calling all football lovers…and lovers. June 12, Brazil. Put it in your diary. The date isn’t just the big kick-off as Brazil get the World Cup underway against Croatia; it’s also Lovers’ Day in the host nation. The coincidence of dates heralds a boon for entrepreneurs plying their wares in Brazil’s expanding […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·