Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Yves Saint Laurent presents Flower Crush makeup collection

Yves Saint Laurent presents Flower Crush makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – The French design house has unveiled its Spring 2014 makeup collection, including cosmetics inspired by a bouquet of roses, peonies and irises. The collection features delicate, sensual and fresh new cosmetics, including some limited editions as well as new colors for some of the brand’s iconic products. Designed by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Japan kanji of the year is ‘ring’ after Olympics bid

Japan kanji of the year is ‘ring’ after Olympics bid

(TOKYO-AFP) – The annual “kanji” Chinese character of the year in Japan went to “ring” Thursday, after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, often referred to in local print media as “five rings.” In an event televised nationally, the top monk at world-famous Kiyomizu Temple in the ancient capital of Kyoto drew the […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Pope urges social ‘fraternity’ after economic crisis

Pope urges social ‘fraternity’ after economic crisis

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis on Thursday urged governments around the world to show more solidarity and strive for equality following a period of economic crisis, a day after being declared “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. “The succession of economic crises should lead to a timely rethinking of our models of economic […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Holiday buying guide: tablets

Holiday buying guide: tablets

(Relaxnews) – If consumer reports and research firms are to be believed, tablets will be the must-have gift of 2013, beaten only in popularity by clothing and gift cards, which will probably be redeemed against the cost of a tablet anyway. The best of the best: The iPad Air from $499 The only thing stopping […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
More good news about exercise and breast cancer

More good news about exercise and breast cancer

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a good reason to go for a short walk or run today: While prior research has already found that regular exercise can reduce breast cancer risk by about 25 percent, a new study suggests that those numbers are even greater than previously thought. Even small amounts of regular exercise, such as regularly […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

(MADRID-AFP) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo officially opened a museum dedicated to his own achievements in his birthplace of Madeira, Portgual on Sunday. The museum contains a number of trophies, medals and memorabilia from throughout the 28-year-old’s career, including the Ballon d’Or he won for being the world’s best player in 2009. And after […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

(Relaxnews) – The digital platform has released the first teaser trailer for the show’s second season, arriving February 14. On December 12, “House of Cards” returned to the news through the Golden Globes nominations announcement: the first season of the political thriller is a contender for four of the awards, more than any other TV […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
A delete button for social media

A delete button for social media

(Relaxnews) – BackPeddle is a new app that lets users control what they share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and for how long. The free app, launched on Friday for iOS and Android, is designed to help people deal with managing and juggling content and permissions and even regrets across a growing number of social media networks and […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Paralympics: Rio ready to emulate London success

Paralympics: Rio ready to emulate London success

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – International Paralympic Committee chief Philip Craven believes Rio de Janeiro is poised to emulate the success of the London Paralympics at the upcoming 2016 games. Craven, visiting Rio to view the venues, said Wednesday he was excited to see Brazil’s efforts at raising awareness as well as putting on an extravaganza […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Build-your-own’ eyewear system launches

‘Build-your-own’ eyewear system launches

(Relaxnews) – Getting bored of your glasses no longer needs to be a problem, as a ‘build-your-own’ eyewear range allowing wearers to create a host of style combinations was launched this week. Designed by Nuke Optics, ‘Venom’ is being billed as the first-ever fully-customizable modular eyewear range. The collection is made up of various modular […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

(PARIS-AFP) – “A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

(Relaxnews) – One of the Italian luxury brand’s top-selling fragrances has been given a new studded makeover for a limited time only. Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition was unveiled at department store Harrods in London and Takashimaya in Singapore on December 1, before it rolls out globally to 20,000 locations around the world in February. The women’s […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

(PARIS-AFP) – Citizens of Planet Earth are being invited to make a “video shout-out” to wake up a deep-space probe, Rosetta, that has been in hibernation since June 2011. The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering prizes for the best video clip of people shouting “Wake up, Rosetta!” to help end its scout’s long sleep […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

(Relaxnews) – It may be a while before equestrian ski joring becomes an official Olympic winter sport, but according to a list curated by editors of National Geographic magazine, the cowboy sport for skiers is the reason Whitefish, Montana was named one of the best winter trips for 2014. It’s an eclectic list that conspicuously […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Music, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

(Relaxnews) – Ratings agency Nielsen has announced the top ten most watched series on American cable TV in 2013, listing AMC’s zombie series in first place with 16.16 million total viewers. “Duck Dynasty,” the only reality TV show in the list, took second place with 13.37 million total viewers. Aired on A&E, the show follows […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

(Relaxnews) – Fluke, sweetbreads, tortas and cemitas. Not familiar with these food terms? Soon you may be, if the predictions of influential food diviners come true next year. In their annual trendspotting report, consultants at the New York-based Baum + Whiteman have curated a list of buzzwords and foods they predict will shape the culinary […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

(Relaxnews) – Move over soy sauce, there’s a new umami-booster in town. Though Asian food enthusiasts have long known about the flavor-boosting properties of fish sauce, the smelly but highly effective condiment is predicted to penetrate more and more restaurant kitchens including those that serve Western fare in the same way soy sauce has penetrated the […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

(Relaxnews) – Because sometimes an airport sandwich just won’t do, ritzy flyers at Los Angeles Airport can now tuck into caviar-topped bellinis and wash it down with $1,000 bubbly as their pre-boarding snack. French caviar house Petrossian opened a bar at the Tom Bradley International Terminal last week for passengers with gourmet taste buds and […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

(Relaxnews) – No longer content with simply churning out plates of edible art, chefs in 2014 will continue to push culinary envelope by elevating the dining experience to sensory theater with the help of operatic soundtracks, light shows, scent diffusers and the switch of a thermostat. That’s one of the key restaurant predictions by influential […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·