Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them

Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them

(Relaxnews) – They’re jewels of the oceans, small paradisiacal islands and atolls that rise up in the middle of the sea often developed for the pleasure of holidaymakers seeking tropical getaways. But they won’t last long. Hyperbole? Not for the scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for years on the dangers of rising sea levels; […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Using spices and herbs wisely can help reduce salt intake: study

Using spices and herbs wisely can help reduce salt intake: study

(Relaxnews) – New research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014 showed people who receieved guidance on substituting spices and herbs for salt have a better chance of decreasing sodium consumption that those who attempt it alone. Researchers studied 55 volunteers over a 20-week period, providing all food […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Ryan Gosling attached to Busby Berkeley biopic

Ryan Gosling attached to Busby Berkeley biopic

(Relaxnews) – The American star will produce a film on the life of Busby Berkeley, the legendary director and choreographer credited with inventing the modern musical film during Hollywood’s golden age. Gosling may also direct or star in the biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. On the heels of “How to Catch a Monster,” due […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lanvin to launch lighter version of ME fragrance

Lanvin to launch lighter version of ME fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Around one year after launching ME, Lanvin has introduced a lighter, airier and fresher variation on the original fragrance. ME L’eau will arrive at perfume counters from this April. Developed by nose Shyamala Maisondieu, the fragrance opens with Italian mandarin, violet leaf and pink peppercorn notes combined with a bouquet of floral notes, […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Humans can detect one trillion smells: study

Humans can detect one trillion smells: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, US researchers said Thursday. For decades, scientists accepted that humans could detect only 10,000 scents, putting the sense of smell well below the capabilities of sight and hearing. “Our analysis shows that the human capacity for discriminating […]

‘Divergent’: the next ‘Hunger Games’ teen film smash?

‘Divergent’: the next ‘Hunger Games’ teen film smash?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The studio that produced “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” is at it again: “Divergent” is the latest teen adventure saga with a fearless female heroine battling the odds in a post-apocalyptic future. All eyes in Hollywood are on the box office fortunes of the movie, which hits theaters in the United States […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

(Relaxnews) – A record 200 million tablets are expected to ship over the course of the year but as a number of regions such as the US and Europe reach the tipping point, where one in two consumers owns a device, it will be emerging markets that will be driving growth and even influencing specifications. […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

SYDNEY  (AFP) – Australian and American authorities said Tuesday they had begun searching 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of the remote Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and conceded it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The Malaysian government has revealed it believes the jet was deliberately diverted and […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

LOS ANGELES  – Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of computer screens – which means less time being active. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated the first Wednesday of April as National Walking Day, which is on April 2 this year. The goal is to get people to lace up their sneakers and […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

(Relaxnews) – The world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, the Samsung NX mini Smart Camera, is actually small enough to slip into a pocket, even with a lens attached. And it really is slim. It measures just 110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm, meaning that it is shorter and narrower than a Samsung Galaxy S5 […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, who is currently the face of the brand for spring, will work with Ann Taylor on a line of Little Black Dresses. Set to hit stores on April 10, Ann Taylor creative director Lisa Axelson has worked with the 34-year-old actress on a capsule collection of LBD. The five styles include dresses […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

(Relaxnews) – The Swedish apparel brand is promoting its environmentally responsible side through the latest H&M Conscious and Conscious Exclusive collections, which are slated to hit stores next April 10. This year, H&M is launching not one but two Conscious collections, including the H&M Conscious Exclusive line created in partnership with the Ever Manifesto collective. […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

(Relaxnews) – The concept of the “mid-life crisis” has been around for quite sometime, yet whether it was an actual thing or just an excuse for people to tool around in sports cars has remained unclear. Past evidence for the mid-life crisis relied on cross-sectional survey data, or the examination of people’s happiness at different […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Starbucks launches new tea with powerful tastemaker: Oprah Winfrey

Starbucks launches new tea with powerful tastemaker: Oprah Winfrey

(Relaxnews) – In a major celebrity collaboration, Starbucks has tapped Oprah Winfrey, the high priestess of US culture, to lend her Midas touch to a new line of teas. It was a big announcement Wednesday for the coffee giant and a major boost for the newest branch of its company, Teavana. Winfrey, a global media […]

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The United States, a treaty-bound ally of Manila, said it was “troubled” by Sunday’s incident in which China prevented movement of two ships contracted by […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LAUSD celebrates the arts

LAUSD celebrates the arts

Student inspires first district-wide arts fest LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)  held a two-week festival celebrating the arts that began March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014. In honor of Arts Education Month, the District showcased student art across multiple disciplines during the Arts Fest, including music, dance, film, theatre and visual […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

BISHKEK  (AFP) – The Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on Monday said there had been no sightings of the missing Malaysian passenger jet following reports that it may have reached their airspace. According to one of the possible scenarios, the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane that mysteriously went missing on March 8 could have […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a review to see whether US deportation policies could be conducted more “humanely” following complaints by Latino advocates over mass expulsions of illegal immigrants. Obama last week blamed Congress for high levels of deportations, saying he had no choice but to enforce existing laws because an […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

(Relaxnews) – A new teaser unveils the CGI versions of the famous dog Snoopy, his despondent master Charlie Brown and their feathered friend Woodstock. Opening with a parody of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the new video from Fox Family Entertainment introduces the big-screen debut of Charles M. Schulz’s classic characters. The CGI adaptation, made with […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·