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 ·
Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday. RR Auction did not disclose the name of the buyer of the still-functional Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed to […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Next year’s Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 — back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The timetable leading up to the Oscars, traditionally the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season, was […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

(Relaxnews) – The actor is in talks to take the lead role in maritime action film “The Finest Hours.” Well known as James T. Kirk from the ongoing “Star Trek” reboot and recently seen in spy film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine is in negotiations to become involved in Disney’s seaborne project. Craig Gillespie […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s period piece “Jersey Boys” charts the phenomenal success of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll vocal group The Four Seasons. Based on the multithreaded Tony-winning musical play, “Jersey Boys” was reworked for cinema by “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and “Hugo” screenplay writer John Logan. It wasn’t just talent that got Valli and his lads […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up avenues for new contraception or treating infertility, they said. When a sperm meets an egg, they fuse to form […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·