Hershey takes aim at Nutella with new chocolate spread

Hershey takes aim at Nutella with new chocolate spread

(Relaxnews) – American chocolate company Hershey has put Nutella on notice with the launch of its own chocolate spread. Though the Italian brand owned by Ferrero has enjoyed a longstanding monopoly as the original chocolate hazelnut spread, the Pennsylvania-based Hershey Company has created a trio of its own products pitched as an indulgent pairing for […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Build it and they will believe, says defiant China tycoon

Build it and they will believe, says defiant China tycoon

(CHANGSHA, China-AFP) – A Chinese multi-millionaire who built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles vows to construct the world’s tallest building in just six months — despite authorities preventing work amid safety concerns. Zhang Yue is worth an estimated 1.1 billion yuan ($180 million) and has grandiose aspirations, the biggest of them […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘American Hustle’ takes home top SAG award

‘American Hustle’ takes home top SAG award

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Crime caper “American Hustle” won the top film prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Saturday, earning another big boost in Hollywood’s all-important Oscars race. Australian Cate Blanchett won best actress for her role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” while Matthew McConaughey took home best actor for AIDS activist movie […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
NBA’s Kings to accept Bitcoin for tickets

NBA’s Kings to accept Bitcoin for tickets

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – US basketball outfit the Sacramento Kings said Thursday they would begin accepting Bitcoin, the first professional sports team to accept the virtual currency. Fans will be able to use Bitcoin for tickets and team merchandise from March 1, using the so-called cryptocurrency’s payment processor BitPay. The Kings said the move was part […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are eating a bit less, dining out fewer times and consuming slightly healthier food, the US Department of Agriculture said in a study released Thursday, calling the finding “encouraging.” Between 2005 and 2010 the number of calories consumed each day decreased five percent among working-age adults, the study reported. Fat consumption also […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Haute couture: Spring-Summer 2014 fashion week schedule

Haute couture: Spring-Summer 2014 fashion week schedule

(Relaxnews) – Just as Paris men’s fashion week comes to a close on January 19, the fashion world will turn its attention to the world of haute couture, to be presented in Paris from January 19 to 23. Couturiers and prestigious design houses will present their Spring-Summer 2014 collections to star-studded international audiences. Atelier Versace […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Ice hotel creates ‘Frozen-inspired’ bedroom made of ice and snow

Ice hotel creates ‘Frozen-inspired’ bedroom made of ice and snow

(Relaxnews) – Quebec City’s iconic ice hotel has carved out a bedroom fit for a snow queen in a collaboration with Walt Disney Studios with their “Frozen”-inspired suite. To be unveiled this weekend at the Hotel de Glace, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after the royal bedrooms of sisters Anna and Elsa featured in the animated […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Study debunks science behind popular blood type diet

Study debunks science behind popular blood type diet

(Relaxnews) – A team of Canadian researchers has quashed the theory behind a popular diet that prescribes eating foods according to your blood type. The news may come as a blow to faithful followers of the internationally best-selling book “Eat Right for Your Type” first penned by naturopath Peter D’Adamo in 1996. Disappointed fans may […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Speech requires both sides of brain

Speech requires both sides of brain

(PARIS-AFP) – Humans need both sides of their brain for speech, according to a study Wednesday that could rewrite therapy for people verbally impaired by a stroke. A mainstream theory in neurology is that speech and language are “lateralised” skills — thus controlled by only one side of the brain, in this case the left. […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Under the Dome’ to return June 30, ‘Extant’ to premiere days later

‘Under the Dome’ to return June 30, ‘Extant’ to premiere days later

(Relaxnews) – At the TCA Press Tour, CBS announced that its new sci-fi thriller “Extant” will air on July 2, a few days after the Season Two premiere of “Under the Dome.” Both shows are produced by Steven Spielberg. Last September 16, “Under the Dome” ended its first season with a terrible cliffhanger. CBS will […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

(LONDON-AFP) – A garden gnome, a chocolate royal coach and a falconry glove were among the gifts presented to Britain’s royal household last year, it was revealed on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II was the lucky recipient of a gold jewelled photo frame set on a jewelled ostrich egg when Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, president of […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Offbeat ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

(Relaxnews) – One of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris which boasts an illustrious reputation of feeding emperors, French royalty and celebrities has been named the most romantic dining destination in the world in an informal Zagat survey. After polling their readers on Twitter, editors of the crowd-sourced restaurant guide came up with […]

Latest Samsung tablet aimed at budget shoppers

Latest Samsung tablet aimed at budget shoppers

(Relaxnews) – Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, a 7-inch tablet for cost-conscious consumers. It doesn’t have a high-resolution display, nor does it have a front-facing camera, but when it goes on sale, the latest addition to Samsung’s constantly growing range of tablets is expected to cost less than $150. What buyers will get […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
More than two drinks a day could speed memory loss: study

More than two drinks a day could speed memory loss: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Men who consume more than two alcoholic drinks per day while in middle age may speed up their memory loss in later life by up to six years, said a study Wednesday. However, there were no differences in memory or mental function between non-drinkers and those who drank less than two drinks, or […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Oscar nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ lead count

Oscar nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ lead count

(Relaxnews) – Crime comedy “American Hustle” and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” emerged from the 86th Academy Award nominations round with ten apiece, while historical drama “12 Years a Slave” stood on nine. Ensemble piece “American Hustle,” set in the 1970s and 1980s, picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Actor (Christian Bale), […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Leo Messi becomes face of Pepsi ahead of FIFA World Cup

Leo Messi becomes face of Pepsi ahead of FIFA World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, taking place in Brazil from June 12, Pepsi has put together a dream team of international soccer stars for its new “Live for Now” ad campaign, featuring Leo Messi and Sergio Ramos among 17 others. Some of these world-class athletes will even appear on limited edition Pepsi […]

SIA, Air New Zealand form alliance

SIA, Air New Zealand form alliance

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand on Thursday announced an alliance to expand services to both countries and boost their global reach as they look to capitalise on growing tourism traffic. The alliance will enable SIA to operate its Airbus A380 superjumbos to New Zealand for the first time, progressively replacing daily […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand has released its latest sun-splattered print campaign, shot in Ibiza by Giampaolo Sgura. For Spring-Summer 2014, Just Cavalli has relaunched its ‘Love Revolution’ spirit theme which also appeared in last season’s images. Styled by Véronique Didry (who also worked on the Sportmax Code S/S 14 Campaign) and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, who has […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

(Relaxnews) – Once again, the American actress has posed for renowned Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino in the latest Vogue Eyewear campaign. Shot by Mario Testino, who has collaborated with Vogue Eyewear for several years now, the campaign presents the design house’s latest frames, emphasizing the bright colors and chic details that characterize this Spring-Summer […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·