World’s largest winter festival to host 60th edition

World’s largest winter festival to host 60th edition

(Relaxnews) – The largest winter festival in the world will fete its 60th anniversary this year by attempting to throw the world’s largest snowball fight. To kickstart the annual Quebec Winter Carnival, the skies over the historic, fortified city of Quebec will be set on fire in a massive fireworks display January 31. New this […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Where to plan your family vacation this year

Where to plan your family vacation this year

(Relaxnews) – Norway, Aruba and Orlando have emerged as some of the top 10 family destinations for 2014, according to a group of family vacation experts. Though the Christmas holidays may have just ended, parents of school-aged children know that spring break looms not far off. Here are a few suggestions from the editors of […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

(Relaxnews) – Growing interest in Korean culture and relaxed visa restrictions helped drive millions of Chinese tourists to South Korea, who outnumbered Japanese visitors to the country for the first time last year. English-language daily newspaper the Cho Sun Ilbo reports that 3.92 million Chinese visitors descended on South Korea in 2013, up a whopping 44 percent […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Johnny Depp being considered for ‘Doctor Strange’

Johnny Depp being considered for ‘Doctor Strange’

(Relaxnews) – Originally intended for a 30-year-old actor, the lead role in “Doctor Strange” could go to Johnny Depp and, if it did, the film would be rewritten around the 50-year-old star. That’s the word from the Latino Review, which broke news of a meeting between Depp and Disney-owned Marvel Studios — but a yes […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines celebrates as caregiver wins Israel’s X Factor

Philippines celebrates as caregiver wins Israel’s X Factor

(MANILA-AFP) – Celebrations broke out in the Philippines Wednesday after a Filipina caregiver working overseas became the winner of Israel’s first “X Factor” television singing contest. Rose Fostanes, one the millions of Filipino overseas workers who are lionised back home and form a crucial pillar of the country’s economy, won the competition late Tuesday with […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China defends South China Sea fishing rule

China defends South China Sea fishing rule

BEIJING (AFP) – Beijing on Friday rejected US criticism of a measure requiring foreign fishing vessels to secure permission to enter much of the South China Sea, which it claims almost in its entirety. The rule – which comes as tensions have escalated over overlapping claims with the Philippines, Vietnam and other nations – was […]

15.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
UCLA nurse heads to the PHL for ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief effort

UCLA nurse heads to the PHL for ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief effort

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, registered nurse Elena Dahl, an RN at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Dahl, who lives […]

15.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
What made Kris decide to stay with ABS-CBN

What made Kris decide to stay with ABS-CBN

For host-actress Kris Aquino, the idea of leaving her home network ABS-CBN felt like walking away from family. Although Aquino has always been vocal that the interests of her sons Joshua and James “Bimby” Yap Jr. come first, she revealed that the opinion of her supporters was also key in making her decision to renew […]

15.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hotly anticipated perfumes arriving in 2014

Hotly anticipated perfumes arriving in 2014

(Relaxnews) – The start of 2014 will be an exciting time for perfume lovers, and particularly for fans of the floral essences that always herald the arrival of spring. We take a look at some of the fragrances slated to arrive in stores over the coming months. La Tentation de Nina by Nina Ricci In […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers: study

Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15,000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth, researchers said Monday. Fermented carbohydrates in the nuts caused cavities, tooth decay and bad breath, said the study led by British scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Major fashion designers reinvent the football helmet

Major fashion designers reinvent the football helmet

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the upcoming 48th Super Bowl, 48 major fashion design houses — including Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, DKNY, and Diane von Furstenberg — have designed football helmets to be auctioned off at Bloomingdales.com, kicking off January 15. Anyone in New York can also glimpse the fashionable helmets in the […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Daria Werbowy stars in Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2014 campaign

Daria Werbowy stars in Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2014 campaign

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian brand has unveiled its latest advertising images, starring Canadian beauty Daria Werbowy, who was photographed by fashion legend Steven Klein. Already the face of Céline and Salvatore Ferragamo this season, the 30 year-old model has bagged another high-profile campaign, picked by Balenciaga creative director Alexander Wang as the star of his latest campaign. […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
Taco Bell fan gets inked in exchange for liftetime supply of tacos

Taco Bell fan gets inked in exchange for liftetime supply of tacos

(Relaxnews) – How far would you go for a lifetime supply of your favorite food? Would you, for instance, ink it permanently — and visibly — on your body? One Taco Bell fan in Canada did, volunteering to get a tattoo of the Doritos Locos Taco. In a marketing strategy that tested the popularity of […]

New glassware designed to enhance flavors of Coca-Cola

New glassware designed to enhance flavors of Coca-Cola

(Relaxnews) – Just as snifter glasses are designed to enhance the brandy drinking experience, Coca-Cola is trying to convince consumers that a specially designed glass can also enhance the flavors of their fizzy drink. Developed in partnership with Riedel, the new glasses are inspired by the curves of the original Coca-Cola contoured bottle, and are said […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Childless couples are happier with their relationships: study

Childless couples are happier with their relationships: study

(Relaxnews) – New research from Open University in the UK finds that couples without children are more satisfied with their relationships than couples with kids. In a study of more than 5,000 adults, findings showed that childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their relationships, reports The Guardian. But researchers also found that […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Are people with kids happier than people without? In the United States, those with and without kids rate their lives about the same, but globally children tend to diminish well-being, said a study Monday. The results were derived from two major surveys by Gallup that included almost three million people worldwide. One survey […]

Three ways to lift the winter blues

Three ways to lift the winter blues

(Relaxnews) – When winter is in full swing, all those dark, frigid days can give you “the winter blues” — mild depression that can cause low energy and waning motivation. Here are a few research-backed ways to lift yourself out of the doldrums. Go green: If you’re a city dweller, a new study published last month […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Pops on getting back with Martin: Nag-iba na ako

Pops on getting back with Martin: Nag-iba na ako

Pops Fernandez only responded with a hearty laugh when asked if it is possible that she and her former husband, Martin Nievera, would get back together. Fernandez was hesitant to directly address if reconciliation is possible, saying things have already changed since they parted ways in 2000. “When I do think about it, because siyempre […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Golden Globes draw biggest US audience for 10 years

Golden Globes draw biggest US audience for 10 years

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly 21 million people watched the 71st annual Golden Globes on US television, its best audience for a decade, according to ratings cited Monday by industry journal Variety. The three-hour Sunday night telecast from Beverly Hills drew 20.9 million viewers, a six percent increase from the 19.7 million who watched last year’s […]

14.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bite-Sized Valentine’s Day Treats Get to the Heart of the Holiday

Bite-Sized Valentine’s Day Treats Get to the Heart of the Holiday

(Family Features) Nothing says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day more than heart-shaped, homemade treats. This year, try individual treats to make each gift recipient feel extra special. You’ll love the fact that they are simple to create. “Though small in size, mini-treats deliver a big message to all of the Valentines on your list,” […]

13.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Kitchenomics, Valentine's Day ·