Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) - Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

Trailer: Johnny Depp poses a threat to humanity in ‘Transcendence’

Trailer: Johnny Depp poses a threat to humanity in ‘Transcendence’

(Relaxnews) – The forthcoming science-fiction thriller on artificial intelligence now has its first official trailer. After three mysterious teasers, Warner Bros has finally lifted the veil on the first scenes from “Transcendence.” In  two minutes and 30 seconds, the trailer suggests a highly polished thriller with a futuristic, high-tech atmosphere. The film is the directorial […]

27.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves move away from two film projects

Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves move away from two film projects

(Relaxnews) – The two Hollywood superstars have stepped back from the remakes of “The Magnificent Seven” and “Point Break.” According to Thewrap.com, Cruise is no longer attached to the project that was designed to remake the classic Western, a project he had been involved with since May 2012. However, MGM is still planning on producing […]

27.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Football: Qatar determined to take heat out of hosting

Football: Qatar determined to take heat out of hosting

(AFP) – The debate may be raging over whether the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar should be switched to the winter, but one party content to stick with the original summer dates are the local organisers themselves. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has launched a consultation process over whether the football showpiece should be moved […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: News ·
TV stars to watch in 2014

TV stars to watch in 2014

(Relaxnews) – After a particularly rich and exciting year of TV in 2013, networks are planning to outdo themselves once again in 2014, and they couldn’t do this without the help of the stars. Whether returning to the small screen or making their first appearance, these actors are bound to have viewers talking next year. […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trailer: Jon Hamm stars in ‘Million Dollar Arm’

Trailer: Jon Hamm stars in ‘Million Dollar Arm’

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released the first trailer for this sports drama, set between the worlds of Indian cricket and American baseball. “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm plays a baseball talent agent close to bankruptcy. In a last-ditch effort to turn his career around, he comes up with a wild challenge: to find the first […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Self-cleaning plate means no more washing up

Self-cleaning plate means no more washing up

(Relaxnews) – Washing the dishes is a tedious chore for most of us. But a solution may have arrived — in the form of the self-cleaning plate. It might sound too good to be true, but thanks to Swedish design duo Tomorrow Machine and research company Innventia, a prototype dishware range including a plate and a cup […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
A technology that’s straight to the point

A technology that’s straight to the point

(Relaxnews) – Imagine being able to control anything from a computer to the cooker, simply by pointing at it. Billed as the next generation of gesture recognition, the technology will be demonstrated for the first time at January’s International CES by its creators PointGrab. “This new experience revolutionizes the way people will naturally interact with […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipe ideas to set the […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Chefs to go ‘mad scientist’ and foods to be fermented in 2014

Chefs to go ‘mad scientist’ and foods to be fermented in 2014

(Relaxnews) – After the spectacular success of the cronut this year, a trendspotting report out of the US predicts more hybrid food mashups to trend in 2014. It’s no exaggeration to call New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s part-croissant, part-donut creation the dessert of 2013. In addition to drawing pre-dawn queues outside his eponymously-named bakery […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
China gets into the Christmas spirit

China gets into the Christmas spirit

(Relaxnews) – Christmas spirit is catching on in China, although admittedly not in the traditional Western sense. According to a recent article by Jing Daily, recent years have seen the holiday become increasingly trendy throughout the nation, as marketers latch onto a potentially lucrative opportunity. The Chinese take on the festive period is more focused on […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday prepared to celebrate his first Christmas as pontiff with a mass in St Peter’s Basilica as a giant traditional Nativity scene named in his honour was unveiled on St Peter’s Square. The Nativity scene made by Naples artisan Antonio Cantone this year is entitled “Francis 1223 — Francis […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays ·
Kale is 2013, sea beans are 2014

Kale is 2013, sea beans are 2014

(Relaxnews) – Kale and pork belly are so 2013. If you want to sound fantastically food-forward for 2014, here’s a list of foods and words you should know. Because according to a trendspotting report from San Francisco-based Andrew Freeman & Co., the foods anticipated to get buzz next year include pizzaritos (pizza slices rolled up […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Jose Manalo faces child abuse raps

Jose Manalo faces child abuse raps

THE 17-year-old daughter of comedian Jose Manalo filed a complaint against him for allegedly not being able to support their financial needs before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) on Friday. “Eat Bulaga” mainstay Manalo, whose real name is Ariel Manalo, was charged with violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III received United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on Saturday morning. The UN Secretary-General arrived in the country Friday evening. Ban was welcomed by the President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario upon his arrival at the Palace. Ban will […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

Actress Gretchen Barretto said her father, Miguel Barretto, threatened to shoot her and two of her siblings when he supposedly learned of their plans to testify in court against their youngest sister Claudine. Gretchen made the accusation as she spoke with reporters shortly before a hearing on a case involving Claudine and husband Raymart Santiago […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Read the newspaper, set an internal time clock and don’t be late to the party — literally. These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk. If you […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

(Relaxnews) – The actor currently appearing on “American Horror Story: Coven” has joined the cast of the American remake of the hit British show “Broadchurch,” Deadline.com has announced. Dubbed “Gracepoint,” the American version will bring the plot of “Broadchurch” across the pond. The star of the original series, David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), will once again […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who eat peanuts while pregnant are less likely to have children with peanut allergies than women who avoid them, said a US study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics were based on a study of more than 8,200 US children. Among those, researchers found […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·