Eating more fish shown to boost good cholesterol levels

Eating more fish shown to boost good cholesterol levels

(Relaxnews) – A University of Eastern Finland study has found that eating more fatty fish can increase good cholesterol levels. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE and found participants who increased their fish fatty consumption to three or four fish meals per week had more large HDL (high-density lipoprotein)  — also known as “good cholesterol” — […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
KickstARTer: our pick of crowd-funded art projects for March 2014

KickstARTer: our pick of crowd-funded art projects for March 2014

(Relaxnews) – South American conceptions of beauty, a city made out of sugar cubes, a hand-painted Van Gogh animated film and Kickstarter’s biggest art project, the Mini Museum, feature among our project picks for March. Fine Wooden Bowls Limited Edition #6 Ends: March 9 A specialist in the creation of large wooden bowls — no easy […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Rumor: ‘Terminator Genesis’ crosses paths with first two films

Rumor: ‘Terminator Genesis’ crosses paths with first two films

(Relaxnews) – Possible plot spoilers for 2015′s “Terminator: Genesis” have surfaced, implying that the fifth film will weave itself into the story arcs of both “Terminator” (1984) and “Terminator 2″ (1991). The film will be comparable to “Star Trek” and “Back to the Future Part II” in the way that it references previous entries to […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cape Town’s concrete grain silos to be transformed into contemporary art museum

Cape Town’s concrete grain silos to be transformed into contemporary art museum

(Relaxnews) – South Africa is set to get a brand new contemporary art and design center in the form of a reimagined grain silo complex. The 1921 V&A Waterfront building in Cape Town consists of 42 concrete tubes 33 meters high, which facilitated the collection and storage of the country’s grain until the turn of […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Luxury hotel chain launches customizable bed service

Luxury hotel chain launches customizable bed service

(Relaxnews) – In a bid to eliminate the Goldilocks syndrome, guests at the Four Seasons can now customize their bed and pillows to accommodate their sleep preferences. Instead of complaining their bed’s too soft or too hard, guests can order their mattress the way they like at Four Seasons locations across the US, in much […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
McLaren surprises Geneva crowds with new convertible

McLaren surprises Geneva crowds with new convertible

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar company had already announced that it was set to launch a new super-fast sports coupe at the motor show, but then proceeded to take the wraps off a spider version too. Like the McLaren 650S, the 650S Spider has an output of 650PS (641bhp) and combines elements of the company’s […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Empress keeps her doors open

Empress keeps her doors open

Actress Empress Schuck admitted that she is considering offers from other networks as her contract with ABS-CBN is about to end this month. Schuck said that while she considers the Kapamilya network home, she is not sure if ABS-CBN still has plans for her career. “Honestly po, may offer. But since dito ako lumaki, mahal […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made many Filipinos proud Monday when “Let It Go,” the song he penned for the popular Disney movie “Frozen,” won Best Original Song in the 86th Academy Awards. With the recognition, Robert, who won along with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, joins the so-called EGOT club – an […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
DASH diet linked to lower kidney stone risk

DASH diet linked to lower kidney stone risk

(Relaxnews) – A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts is believed to reduce the risk of kidney stones in addition to lowering blood pressure, according to a small new study published in the March issue of the National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. This diet is also moderate in low-fat dairy products and […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
K-pop group 2NE1 releases two music videos

K-pop group 2NE1 releases two music videos

(Relaxnews) – Korean girl group 2NE1 has shared videos for two songs off just-released album “Crush.” Videos for “Happy” and “Come Back Home” are both available to stream on YouTube, having already racked up well over a million views. “Come Back Home”: youtube.com/watch?v=vLbfv-AAyvQ “Happy”: youtube.com/watch?v=didptMJxjpE The group’s new album, “Crush,” is available on iTunes, with a physical release […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

(Relaxnews) – Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab and Saint Laurent were among the couturiers who unveiled their Fall-Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear collections on the evening of Monday, March 3 during fashion week in Paris. Emanuel Ungaro Fausto Puglisi, the brand’s creative director, presented an ultra-sexy and seductive collection, with form-fitting looks and plenty of sheer and slit […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Oscars telecast ratings hit a 10-year high, preliminary data showed Monday, as Ellen DeGeneres won plaudits for her slick hosting of Hollywood’s biggest night — and broke a Twitter record. The 86th Academy Awards were seen by 43 million Americans Sunday, drawing the biggest audience of any entertainment program since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

(GENEVA-AFP) – Peugeot’s 308 picked up the Car of the Year award Monday, a boost for the troubled car company that recently had to be rescued by the French state and China’s Dongfeng. A panel of European automobile journalists chose the Peugeot 308 hatchback over a handful of other finalists including Tesla’s Model S, a […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – The sumptuous gardens of Castel Gandolfo, a summer getaway for centuries of popes, have opened to the public at the behest of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums announced Monday. “It took a man like Francis” to open the grounds to all, museum director Antonio Paolucci said in a statement, describing the gardens […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Art installations and live performances will add an extra dimension to Design Days Dubai when the fair kicks off in the UAE this March. A tech-art robotic arm installation drawing designs on the entrance wall will greet visitors entering the exhibition by sketching pictures of them. Designed by Guillaume Crédoz and Nareg Karaoghlanian, “TheObsessiveDrafter” is […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has returned from Malaysia early Saturday morning following his successful two-day state visit to Kuala Lumpur. President Aquino, along with his official delegation, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal II at around 2:47 a.m., Saturday, onboard a chartered Philippine Airlines PR 001. The President […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

By Dmitry ZAKS and Michael Mainville in Simferopol, Ukraine KIEV, March 3, 2014 (AFP) – Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of pouring more troops into Crimea and giving its forces an ultimatum to surrender as US President Barack Obama accused Moscow of being on the “wrong side of history” in Europe’s worst standoff since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with the theme “Kapit Bisig Tungo Sa Pagbangon” with a Mass and feature presentation on the Peace Project held at the Community Hall of the Consulate General on 25 February 2014. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Anne Curtis nominated in Nickelodeon awards

Anne Curtis nominated in Nickelodeon awards

Actress-host Anne Curtis is among the nominees in Nickelodeon’s 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards. The 29-year-old Kapamilya star is nominated in the Favorite Asian Act category, along with Chinese singer GEM Deng Zhi Qi, Indonesia’s Coboy Junior and Malaysia’s Lisa Surihari. An “ecstatic” Curtis took to the photo-sharing site Instagram to garner support for the […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to satellite technology, industry leaders said at the recent […]