‘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 ·
Children’s preferences for sweet and salty tastes linked: study

Children’s preferences for sweet and salty tastes linked: study

(Relaxnews) – Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA have found children who enjoy sweet tastes also enjoy salty tastes, and prefer such tastes more than adults. The study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that biology contributes to our enjoyment of sweet and salty foods, which are high […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
McDonald’s launches new sandwich using Big Mac ‘special sauce’

McDonald’s launches new sandwich using Big Mac ‘special sauce’

(Relaxnews) – The latest launch out of McDonald’s will be the first burger aside from the Big Mac to be slathered in the iconic sandwich’s ‘special sauce.’ McDonald’s has poached its own recipe for success by taking the ‘special sauce’ used on Big Macs and slathering it on its latest sandwich launch. The Bacon Clubhouse […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Intelligent people more likely to trust others: study

Intelligent people more likely to trust others: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study out of Oxford University indicates intelligent people are more likely to trust others, while those with lower scores on intelligence scales aren’t as trusting. Researchers based findings on an analysis of the General Social Survey, a nationally representative public opinion survey in the United States that occurs every one to two years. […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

(SEOUL-AFP) – Asian boy band Super Junior-M will make a comeback this week with the release on Friday of a new album on Chinese Internet services, their agency said. “Swing” is their first album in more than 15 months since “Break Down”, which hit No. 1 on the US Billboard World Album Chart and landed […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood A-lister is reportedly among candidates to take over from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the second season of HBO’s crime series. Officially, the premium cable network has yet to order the second season of “True Detective,” but speculation abounds nonetheless. According to some sources, HBO is waiting to read the […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

(LONDON-AFP) – The first new Star Wars movie for a decade will start filming in Britain in May, it was revealed Wednesday, and the loveable droid R2-D2 is among the cast. Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios outside London, where pre-production has been under way for several months. The movie, currently known only as “Star […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marc Jacobs on beauty: ‘The eyes are the first feature I notice’

Marc Jacobs on beauty: ‘The eyes are the first feature I notice’

(Relaxnews) – Interviewed at the luxurious Hôtel Meurice in Paris, the designer sat down with Parismodes.tv on March 13 to talk about his new Marc Jacobs Beauty line. After launching in the US and then Dubai last fall, Marc Jacobs Beauty arrived in Europe on March 6. The products are set to appear in Asian and Brazilian […]

Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

(Relaxnews) – As the days grow longer, a number of perfume makers and beauty brands are preparing to launch new fragrances for the Spring-Summer season. While some brands, such as Cartier, have chosen to unveil entirely new scents, others have transformed their more popular perfumes into light eau de toilette fragrances that are perfect for […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5C in Europe

Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5C in Europe

(Relaxnews) – As of Tuesday, EU consumers can snap up a cheaper version of the company’s multi-colored handset. The new entry-level version of the iPhone 5C only offers 8GB of on-board memory, half that of the 16GB version which, until Tuesday morning, was the base handset. However, as well as having less storage, the new […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Happiness not valued equally across cultures, review finds

Happiness not valued equally across cultures, review finds

(Relaxnews) – A recent review has found ideas on happiness vary greatly according to culture. Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand say that while happiness is the ultimate goal in some cultures, others believe it attracts negative consequences. Claimed to be the first study to look at the concept […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

(Relaxnews) – Marvel’s May 23 superhero film continues teasing a full trailer due in a week’s time with this 15-second teaser posted to Instagram. With the clip’s screen real estate divided into nine, a baseball-team’s worth of supermutants features in a sequential, segmented montage. And with the film’s storyline spanning both past and future, “X-Men: […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Winslet honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Winslet honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet was honored with a star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday — hours after an earthquake jolted Tinseltown awake. The “Titanic” star joked that the pre-dawn 4.4 magnitude quake, which was felt strongly across the Los Angeles area, occurred just as she was getting ready […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Josh Lucas joins Debra Messing in ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

Josh Lucas joins Debra Messing in ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

(Relaxnews) – Two years after the last episode of “The Firm,” the American actor has signed on with NBC once again, this time for a crime dramedy adapted from the Spanish format “Los Misterios de Laura.” Former “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing will play the titular Laura, a tough and cunning homicide detective and […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·