Chanel presents music-themed spring makeup collection

Chanel presents music-themed spring makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – After launching a collection on the theme of superstition in June, the French fashion and beauty brand has turned to the world of music for the inspiration behind its Spring 2014 makeup collection. The new products will be available from January 14. “A few notes, light and crystal clear. A melody you know […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

Despite anti-union pressure, RNs vote by 52% for union Resisting a heavy-handed pressure campaign by their employer and frontline managers, registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus, Sutter Health’s largest hospital in San Francisco, have voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The final count, in a secret ballot, mail campaign […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama highlights desire for vast Pacific trade deal

Obama highlights desire for vast Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The White House sent a strong signal Monday of its desire to create a huge Pacific free trade area, despite the slippage of its year-end deadline for the 12-nation project. President Barack Obama gathered senior trade advisors in the Oval Office and invited news photographers to document the meeting, in the wake […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has taken a page from her good friend Gwyneth Paltrow and written a book on nutrition and health. “The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body” is due out December 31 and available for preorder via Amazon for $16.43. Rather […]

Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for ideas to make your holiday interior décor festive, chic and also environmentally friendly isn’t always easy. We talk to German industrial designer Sandra Lindner, whose wooden X-mas Tree has become a staple of eco-friendly design, about how best to approach the party season. What was the inspiration behind the design of your X-mas […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno,’ Roth’s ‘Allegiant’ end year as Amazon’s best-sellers

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno,’ Roth’s ‘Allegiant’ end year as Amazon’s best-sellers

(Relaxnews) – Dan Brown’s “Inferno,” Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed,” and “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) crown Amazon.com’s top 20 best-selling adult books for 2013. Also featuring in the top five were romantic novel “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty and the professional guidance of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
Samsung Galaxy S5 to have iris scanner and QHD display: report

Samsung Galaxy S5 to have iris scanner and QHD display: report

(Relaxnews) – The next high-end smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S5, could come with an iris scanner capable of recognizing any user based on their eye, according to ZDNet Korea. Expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2014, the phone could also be equipped with an ultra high-definition (Quad HD) display screen. While Apple […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Are we really ready for smart socks?

Are we really ready for smart socks?

(Relaxnews) – Heapsylon seems to think so and is getting ready to launch its Sensoria Fitness Socks, which can do everything a fitness tracker can do and more. The socks in question, which are packed full of sensors but can thankfully be tossed in the washing machine after a heavy workout, can count steps, speed, […]

Antibacterial soaps must be proven safe for use: US

Antibacterial soaps must be proven safe for use: US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In response to concerns that widespread use of antibacterial soaps may be fueling a rise in superbugs, manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter requirements showing long-term safety, US regulators said Monday. Antibacterial soap-makers would also have to show that their products are more effective than plain soap at preventing illness and the […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

Temporary Protected Status could mean no deportation for undocumented Filipinos Los Angeles, 16 December 2013 – The Philippines has formally requested Washington for additional immigration relief measures to allow eligible Filipinos to stay and work in the United States so they could support the country’s long-term post-typhoon recovery efforts, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Monday, 16 December. Foreign […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury brand has unveiled their latest advertising campaign, which features an exciting cast of emerging UK talent. Burberry has revealed the campaign for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, shot by famed Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. The campaign is supported by a fun video, soundtracked by “Introvert,” by Squeeze which picks up the soft romantic […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

(Relaxnews) – Good news for Britons planning to host a Christmas dinner: your grocery bill will be lower than last year. In fact, according to a new infographic by market research group Euromonitor, the average Christmas meal is estimated to be 21 percent cheaper this year compared to 2012, which may allow dinner hosts to […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Disney designs the mascot for Expo 2015 in Milan

Disney designs the mascot for Expo 2015 in Milan

(Relaxnews) – The next Universal Exposition, set to take place in Milan from May to October 2015, has just revealed its official mascot. Designed by Disney Italia, with inspiration from the 16th-century Milanese painter Arcimboldo, the mascot is a face made of cartoon fruits and vegetables. Each of the 11 fruits and vegetables pictured — […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
TV tourism on the rise in New York

TV tourism on the rise in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Fancy a cosmopolitan a la Carrie Bradshaw or titillation down the strip club favored by Tony Soprano? TV tourism is whipping up a storm in New York, where fans can live as their heroes. Twice a day, a “Sex and the City” bus fills up outside the posh Plaza Hotel with gaggles […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
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 ·