Shakira to promote Dannon’s Activia

Shakira to promote Dannon’s Activia

(Relaxnews) – The Colombian singer has become the latest brand ambassador for the probiotic yogurt brand Activia, Dannon announced March 12. In parallel with her music career and her role as a coach on “The Voice,” Shakira seems to be on a quest for well-being. After being named global brand ambassador for Oral-B and Crest’s […]

Emma Watson intros new ‘Noah’ trailer

Emma Watson intros new ‘Noah’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The British actress gave her Facebook and Twitter fans a first look at the new trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s forthcoming biblical saga, one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Twenty-three-year-old Emma Watson plays Ila, Noah’s adopted daughter, in the Paramount Pictures feature. The new trailer, uploaded to the studio’s YouTube channel, opens […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Healthy eating in midlife helps protect brain health: study

Healthy eating in midlife helps protect brain health: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indicated those who consistently consumed healthy foods at the average age of 50 had a nearly 90% lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study compared to those who did not […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Literary supper club pairs food with books

Literary supper club pairs food with books

(Relaxnews) – A dining concept in Amsterdam has twinned the passions of bookworms and food lovers into a literary-themed dinner series. Every two months, The Bookish Banquet hosts a dinner party themed after a classic novel for an event that’s part book club, part multi-course dining experience. It started as a one-off, Alice in Wonderland dinner party […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed an “Arrangement Establishing an Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Texas Area Offices and the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles” on 03 March 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Signing on behalf of the Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
And the most beautiful restaurant in the world is…

And the most beautiful restaurant in the world is…

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most beautiful restaurant is located five meters below the sea in the Maldives and offers panoramic views of the marine underworld. According to a ranking compiled by food blog The Daily Meal, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at the luxury Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is the most beautiful dining destination on the planet, […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Calcium, vitamin D improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women: study

Calcium, vitamin D improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study has found postmenopausal women can improve their cholesterol with calcium and vitamin D supplements. The study was published in the journal Menopause. The idea of these supplements improving cholesterol has been up for debate. For example, a recent Rockefeller University study published in the American Heart Association journal found no change […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest 2014

Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest 2014

GRAND PARK CELEBRATES LA’S LOVE FOR LOCAL AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS AT SECOND ANNUAL GRAND PARK DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST WHAT: Los Angeles’ only book festival that focuses exclusively on the local community, the second annual Grand Park Downtown Bookfest offers Angelenos of all ages access to the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based presses and publishers in […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Timeline of World Wide Web

Timeline of World Wide Web

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years. Here is a timeline: March 12, 1989: British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee circulates his “informational management proposal” at the European organization CERN, laying the foundation for the World Wide Web. He […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
What would houses designed by the world’s most famous artists look like?

What would houses designed by the world’s most famous artists look like?

(Relaxnews) – What would a house in the style of Picasso look like? A new series of illustrated buildings in the style of 27 famous artists attempts to playfully imagine what would happen if architecture met art. Archist is the brainchild of Italian illustrator Federico Babina, known for his projects exploring the link between the two […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
US sends second ship to help search for Malaysia plane

US sends second ship to help search for Malaysia plane

WASHINGTON,  (AFP) – The US Navy has sent a second ship to the South China Sea to help in the desperate search for a missing Malaysian jet, officials said Monday. The naval destroyer USS Kidd has joined another American destroyer, the USS Pinckney, as Malaysian authorities announced they were doubling the size of the search […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Movie project of Richard, Gretchen stalled

Movie project of Richard, Gretchen stalled

It seems that fans of Richard Gomez would have to wait a little longer before they see the actor back on the big screen again. Last November, it was reported that Gomez will do a film with Gretchen Barretto and John Lloyd Cruz which will be part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary offering. He, however, […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Over 10k Pinoys form women symbol at Luneta for Women´s Month

Over 10k Pinoys form women symbol at Luneta for Women´s Month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – More than ten thousand Filipinos formed the “Women Symbol” at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta on Saturday, to kick off activities for the Women’s Month. Philippine Commission on Women executive director Emmeline Verzosa said the event is a “show of force” for women in the Philippines. “Para mapakita rin natin na napakarami […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

By M JEGATHESAN KUALA LUMPUR  (AFP) – Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat as the new Philippine Consul General in Los […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

(Relaxnews) – The crime drama headlined by Kevin Bacon will have a third season, which FOX will unveil in early 2015. The network has also given the greenlight for new seasons of “New Girl,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mindy Project.” In spite of a decline in ratings this season, “The Following” is slated to return […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World Wide Web turns 25 years old

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

(Relaxnews) – Thalmic Labs, the Canadian company behind the smart armband, has posted a YouTube clip to show how new uses are being developed for the gesture control gadget ahead of its consumer launch later this year. When the Myo armband was first announced to the public more than a year ago, the device, which […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Self-acceptance: a key to a happy life, but difficult for most, survey finds

Self-acceptance: a key to a happy life, but difficult for most, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the “healthy habit” people struggle with most. The UK charity Action for Happiness in conjunction with online behavioral change program Do Something Different asked 5,000 participants to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 on ten “happy” habits. These habits, identified as “keys to happiness” via scientific […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

(Relaxnews) – Is “The Signal” going to be this summer’s surprise hit? Focus Features appears to think so, giving it a June 13 debut in North America. The sci-fi thriller and Sundance Festival favorite spreads with further releases to follow on June 20 and June 27, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A tale of three […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·