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 ·
Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

(Relaxnews) – In contrast to the American tradition of baseball card collecting, hardly as popular as it once was, the international pastime of soccer sticker collecting is still alive and well, particularly in the lead up to the World Cup. Panini, the world’s largest publisher of collectibles, has now announced the event’s official licensed album […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

(LONDON-AFP) – It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed if not adopted the idea of five a day, the target endorsed by the state-run National Health […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
North Korea opens up marathon race to foreigners

North Korea opens up marathon race to foreigners

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in its 27-year history, the world’s most hermetically sealed country will allow foreigners to hit the pavement in North Korea’s annual marathon race. About 200 foreigners have signed up to run alongside likeminded North Korean runners April 13 at the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, reports Associated Press, where […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
New York’s Tavern on the Green to re-open this month

New York’s Tavern on the Green to re-open this month

(Relaxnews) – After facing an uncertain future, a team of restaurateurs have breathed new life into the iconic Central Park restaurant and landmark Tavern on the Green, which will reopen to the public this month. When the restaurant closed in 2009, tourists and New Yorkers alike bemoaned the loss of the historic ‘fairyland oasis’ of […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – An international exhibition in New York explores the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, the pterosaurs who ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago. “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs,” opens on Saturday and runs until January 2015 at the American Museum of Natural History, co-curated […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Land of the diligent: two-thirds of Americans work while on vacation

Land of the diligent: two-thirds of Americans work while on vacation

(Relaxnews) – Conscientious Americans are leaving almost half of their paid vacation allowance unused, and two in three say they work while on vacation, according to a new report. A survey by the careers website Glassdoor published this week revealed that the average American employee has taken advantage of just 51 percent of his or her paid […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday welcomed visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam at Malacanang and thanked him for Singapore’s support to the Philippines, especially in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” last November. “Singapore was one of the first countries to reach out to the Filipino people in the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
A HyFive for hydrogen power

A HyFive for hydrogen power

(Relaxnews) – A new Pan-European scheme will cost £31 million (€38.4 million) and aims to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable alternative to both fossil fuel-powered cars and plug-in electric vehicles in a number of the continent’s leading cities. In total, five major car makers have signed up to the project, which was officially announced […]

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

(Relaxnews) – BMW’s new sports drop top and sports off-roader are to make official debuts at the upcoming auto show. With a glorious twin-turbocharged 3-liter straight six-cylinder engine, a 0-100km/h time of a fraction over 4 seconds, sublime handling and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, there’s very little that BMW could do to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

(Relaxnews) – May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called “The Proton Transmogrification.” American comedian Bob Newhart returns for a third cameo after appearing in two other protonically titled episodes last year. The official crossover means that Lucasfilm and CBS cooperated to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

(Relaxnews) – HBO will air the seventh and final season of the vampire series starting on Sunday, June 22. HBO accompanied its announcement of the “True Blood” Season 7 premiere date with a new teaser. Rather than revealing scenes from the forthcoming episodes, the video takes the viewer on a tour of the Bon Temps […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) and Emily Blunt (“Looper”) are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language category for “Incendies” and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of “Prisoners” and “Enemy.” So it […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa’s late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela’s private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate’s […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

(NEW YORK-AFP) – David Letterman, a pillar of American late-night TV talk shows, announced Thursday that he’ll be stepping down as host of “Late Night” on CBS next year after a 22-year run. “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down,” said Letterman, 66, during a live taping of his highly-rated show at the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

(LONDON-AFP) – Glasgow will celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth Games in July with the live demolition of five iconic tower blocks in the north of the Scottish city, officials said Thursday. The 30-storey Red Road residential blocks, the tallest in Europe when they were built in the 1960s, had been earmarked for demolition for […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label is creating an exhibition space in the Italian city of Carpi. Founder and creative director Anna Molinari has announced the opening of a permanent space dedicated to Blumarine inside the Museum of the City of Carpi. The company was born in the Northern Italian town in 1977, and has stuck close […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

(Relaxnews) – Here are more highlights from the runway shows in Brazil. Ronaldo Fraga Fraga opened with some loose crochet knit dresses featuring blocks of contrasting color, before serving up a diamond checkerboard print and some stunning bright dresses. A series of pieces matched the colorful woven shoes, and there were also some cool illustrated […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·