To keep away belly fat, choose your dietary fats carefully: study

To keep away belly fat, choose your dietary fats carefully: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have performed the first study on humans that demonstrates how food’s fat composition determines where fat will be stored in the body. Findings of the small, preliminary study suggest that polyunsaturated fat — found in olive oil, nuts and seeds and oily fish– seems to keep fat […]

24.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Weird and wacky Carnival traditions around the world

Weird and wacky Carnival traditions around the world

(Relaxnews) – From the lopping off of men’s neckties in Germany to the burial of a sardine in Spain, carnival traditions around the world are vast and varied. As the world gears up to throw the biggest party of the year, online booking site Cheapflights.com highlights a few interesting and eyebrow-raising traditions that draw thousands […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close

Olympics: Party time as Sochi Games close

(SOCHI-AFP) – Sochi let its hair down on Sunday at a rollicking end-of-games Olympic party celebrating Russia’s spirit and culture through the country’s rich heritage of music and art. The packed Fisht stadium on the Black Sea coast was in high spirits after the home nation earlier topped the medals table. In a light-hearted reference […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Evidence ‘mixed’ regarding echinacea as cold treatment

Evidence ‘mixed’ regarding echinacea as cold treatment

(Relaxnews) – Echinacea is widely used in Europe and the United States to treat colds, but a new report published by The Cochrane Library claims evidence for the herb’s effectiveness is “weak.” Reputed for its ability to boost immunity, echinacea is a flowering plant found throughout the US and Canada. The report‘s six authors reviewed the […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Where to find the happiest people in the US

Where to find the happiest people in the US

(Relaxnews) – Is it just coincidence that the happiest state in the US is the leading producer of sunflowers in the country? And is home to an International Peace Garden located on the US and Canadian border? Perhaps not. According to the latest edition of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released this week, residents of North […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Last von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music’ fame dies

Last von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music’ fame dies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last survivor of the Austrian musical family whose escape from the Nazis was immortalized in “The Sound of Music,” has died, her half brother told US media on Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in the northeastern US state of Vermont on Tuesday of natural causes, […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bill Gates’ booklist: an imagewall

Bill Gates’ booklist: an imagewall

(Relaxnews) – Noted philanthropist Bill Gates has made available a list of his recent and recommended reading, 130 titles that range from “How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place” to “The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa.” Scientific and technological histories befitting of an ex-Microsoft CEO — […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online ·
New smart toothbrush takes dental care to new levels

New smart toothbrush takes dental care to new levels

(Relaxnews) – The Oral-B Smart Series electric toothbrush boasts Bluetooth and its own smartphone app to educate and entertain users while keeping their dentists informed. Due to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on February 24, the toothbrush is bound to raise a dazzling white smile when attendees see it in action. Developed […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Olympics: Brazil gives Winter Games cool shoulder

Olympics: Brazil gives Winter Games cool shoulder

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Down on Copacabana Beach, there’s plenty of talk about June’s World Cup and political protest as Rio residents relax on the sand. With their festival of football just four months away, the 2016 Olympic Games that Rio will welcome as the movement’s first ever South American host feel a long way […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Spider Man helps the planet as official Earth Hour ambassador

Spider Man helps the planet as official Earth Hour ambassador

(Relaxnews) – Spider Man is doing his bit for the planet this year, having been named as the ambassador of Earth Hour for 2014. The WWF Initiative has partnered with Sony Pictures to raise awareness of the famous lights-out event, which this year will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 8:30pm. Stars of the upcoming film “The Amazing […]

Jennifer Aniston in talks for ‘Mean Moms’

Jennifer Aniston in talks for ‘Mean Moms’

(Relaxnews) – “Friends” and “We’re the Millers” star Jennifer Aniston is on track for “Mean Moms,” a film that pokes beneath the surface of well-heeled suburbia in the style of “Desparate Housewives,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The feature is based on Rosalind Wiseman’s life advice tale “Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads,” after […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Eat Chocolate Lose Weight’ diet advocates daily intake of the sweet stuff

‘Eat Chocolate Lose Weight’ diet advocates daily intake of the sweet stuff

(Relaxnews) – Chocolate has almost always been on the “Heck no!” list when it comes to diets, but a new regimen promises eating the sweet treat helps with weight loss. Neuroscientist Dr. Will Clower penned the book “Eat Chocolate Lose Weight” and says consuming chocolate can actually help you eat less each day. Studies on […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness ·
GQ’s picks for the top restaurants in the US 2014

GQ’s picks for the top restaurants in the US 2014

(Relaxnews) – A fine dining restaurant that cross-pollinates Asian and Texan influences and distills them onto plates like taco of sea eel, scrambled eggs, trout roe and kale has been named the best US restaurant of 2014 by GQ magazine. In the March issue of the US title, influential food writer Alan Richman pronounced Austin’s Restaurant […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Are dishonesty and creativity intertwined?

Are dishonesty and creativity intertwined?

(Relaxnews) – Is a dishonest person also highly creative? A new study published in the journal Psychological Science indicates a distinct connection. “The common saying that ‘rules are meant to be broken’ is at the root of both creative performance and dishonest behavior,” says lead researcher Francesca Gino of the Harvard Business School. “Both creativity and dishonesty, […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Indonesia announces world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary

Indonesia announces world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary

(JAKARTA-AFP) – Indonesia on Friday instituted the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago. New legislation gives full protection to the creatures across all the waters surrounding Southeast Asia’s biggest country, which for years has […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Aquino: ‘Late DILG Chief Robredo had the vision for the relocation plan’ for informal settlers

Aquino: ‘Late DILG Chief Robredo had the vision for the relocation plan’ for informal settlers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday it was the vision of the late Department Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo where “the relocation plan for informal settlers” came from. During the inauguration of the Estero de San Miguel Micro Medium-Rise building for 167 informal settler families at the […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika comes to the Pechanga Theater

i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika comes to the Pechanga Theater

TEMECULA, Calif.  – Vice Ganda, one of the Philippines’ hottest stand-up comedians and showbiz personalities is taking his highly aniticipated concert series entitled “i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika” to the Pechanga Theater in Temecula, California. The show, which originally took off under the title “i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Araneta” was held last year […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

(Relaxnews) – After performing her single “Dark Horse” with Memphis rapper Juicy J live at the Grammy Awards last month, Katy Perry has premiered the video for the single. Perry announced the video premiere on Twitter with the message: “Make me your one and only. Check out the MAGIC that is the #DARKHORSEVIDEO.” The over-the top video, […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Coca-Cola designs ‘social media guard’ for latest ad

Coca-Cola designs ‘social media guard’ for latest ad

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola has come up with an unusual way of getting us to put down our smartphones and break the social media habit that, for many of us, regularly interrupts real life. The brand has designed a ‘Social Media Guard’ for its latest ad, which aims to highlight the amount of time spent obsessively […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

(Relaxnews) – Bad news for anyone who had been waiting to snap up the all-electric Tesla Model X this year, as the company is putting production on hold for yet another 12 months. According to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, the delay is partly due to the fact that he is “a perfectionist when it comes […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·