Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

(Relaxnews) – Here’s another sign that traditional restaurant menus may be inching towards extinction: Pizza Hut has created an interactive touchscreen tabletop that would allow diners to build their pizza they way they like, using swiping and tapping gestures. Developed with Chaotic Moon Studios, the digital menu ordering service acts much like a tablet allowing […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Burger King kids’ meals come with low-cal fries

Burger King kids’ meals come with low-cal fries

(Relaxnews) – Burger King has replaced regular fries in its kids’ meals with a lower-calorie, low-fat spud. In its calorie count, BK compares its ‘Satisfries’ to its golden arched rival, saying that the lower-calorie crinkle cut spud has 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald’s fries. Overall, the reduced-calorie fry clocks […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

(GENEVA-AFP) – The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of total […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Study finds more evidence that fish oil is beneficial to heart health

Study finds more evidence that fish oil is beneficial to heart health

(Relaxnews) – A new study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found consuming high amounts of fish oil protects the heart from disease. The findings are being published in the March 6 issue of the journalHeart. Researchers at U Pitt worked with scientists in Japan, Philadelphia and Hawaii to study 300 […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Marlou Colina’s Oscars weekend

Marlou Colina’s Oscars weekend

Super stylist Marlou Colina is still reveling in the glow of his Oscars weekend, working and rubbing elbows with the stars at the recent Academy Awards in Hollywood. The boyish owner of  Colina Salons was busy for two days working with The Weinstein Company, a number of whose projects were in the running: August Osage County,  whose co-star Julia Roberts […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Marlou Colina ·
Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama fired off a sarcastic, no holds barred attack on Republicans Friday that made clear his focus is now more on mid-term elections than deal-making with his foes in Congress. Though it was the last day of February, Obama’s speech to partisan Democrats was more in tune […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the official Opening ceremony of the ABS-CBN International office at Glendale, CA on 21 February 2014. Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver and Consul General De La Vega were invited to the officially launch of ABS-CBN’s new office in Glendale, CA.  The ABS-CBN International Glendale office markets its […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

PHOENIX (AFP) – A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed Wednesday by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the US state’s economy. The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl 49 next February in Arizona, as well as Major League Baseball and Arizona’s […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US media giant Disney has made a deal with satellite operator Dish Network to allow its channels to be watched over the Internet — streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, or a traditional TV. As with any contract between a media group and a cable or satellite company, the deal announced Monday sets […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online ·
Paris to become home to biggest Chipotle restaurant in world

Paris to become home to biggest Chipotle restaurant in world

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle will be opening its largest restaurant in Paris next month, with a location that will be triple the size of the chain’s typical eatery. Set to open in the city’s business district of La Défense in the northwest end of Paris, Chipotle’s third Parisian outpost will span 7,000 square feet (650 square […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·