What to eat to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

What to eat to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – As the biggest holiday on the Asian calendar approaches, households around the world are stocking their pantries and fridges full of foods like oranges, dried coconut, noodles and whole fish to ensure an auspicious beginning to the lunar New Year. Celebrate the year of the horse with some of these foods and dishes […]

How probiotics could help you lose weight

How probiotics could help you lose weight

(Relaxnews) – A new study claims that the regular consumption of probiotics could help accelerate weight loss in women. Published jointly out of food and yogurt giant Nestlé and Université Laval in Quebec, the research suggests that obese women who add probiotics to their diet plan — most commonly found in yogurt — could lose […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe

Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscars organizers have withdrawn a best song nomination from a composer in a rare move because he emailed voting members to highlight his candidacy, which is strictly banned for Academy executives. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” from the film of the same name, was a surprise inclusion in the five-strong shortlist for best […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
‘Following’ creator developing drama series for CBS

‘Following’ creator developing drama series for CBS

(Relaxnews) – CBS has given a pilot order to Kevin Williamson’s new series, which could air on America’s most watched network during the 2014/2015 season. Currently untitled, Williamson’s latest project is a psychological thriller on a special police unit tasked with handling stalkers. Williamson will write and executive produce the series. Before creating “The Following,” […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Boy-band One Direction year’s best-sellers

Boy-band One Direction year’s best-sellers

(LONDON-AFP) – British pop phenomenon One Direction were on Thursday named as the world’s most popular recording artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Band member Niall Horan called it “incredible news” and thanked fans for the newly-created award, which aggregates CD and vinyl sales; download sales and streaming numbers. […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of Ferruccio Laviani’s Bourgie lamp

Kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of Ferruccio Laviani’s Bourgie lamp

(Relaxnews) – Italian brand Kartell, known primarily for its high-end contemporary furniture and housewares made of plastic, is paying homage to the Bourgie lamp and to its designer Ferruccio Laviani, who has worked with Kartell for over two decades. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bourgie, the brand invited several other designers to present […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
2014 Emmy Awards moved to August

2014 Emmy Awards moved to August

(Relaxnews) – The prestigious TV awards ceremony will take place on Monday, August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, according to an announcement by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and NBC, which will broadcast the ceremony this year. To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, which resumes in early September, […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Maja: ‘Never pa akong naging mistress’

Maja: ‘Never pa akong naging mistress’

Maja Salvador didn’t have seconds thoughts about accepting her role as Nicole in the upcoming primetime drama, “The Legal Wife.” Salvador said she took the role to get a break from her usual “sweet” roles. “Halos lahat ng ginagawa ko parang pa-goody-goody…kaya feeling ko kailangan ko nang mag-level up sa ibang role, sa ibang characters […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
ABS-CBN TFC’s ‘ASAP Live in Dubai’ makes history, draws thousands to back-to-back shows

ABS-CBN TFC’s ‘ASAP Live in Dubai’ makes history, draws thousands to back-to-back shows

Largest Filipino event in the Middle East ushers OSN as the region’s exclusive TFC hub  Dubai, UAE  – As the 19th edition of the internationally acclaimed shoppers’ paradise  known as Dubai Shopping Festival reaches its final week, ABS-CBN TFC brought powerful Filipino sights and sounds to the 32-day festivities by way of back-to-back shows of “ASAP Live […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone

Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Pope Francis is taking his place alongside the icons of American popular culture by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. It’s the first time the staunchly liberal rock-music bible has featured a Roman Catholic pontiff on its cover, which is typically graced by pop stars and movie […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
How the world will fete Chinese New Year

How the world will fete Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – From London to Dubai, the world is poised to throw the second big new year party of the year, with the Chinese lunar festival set to kick off this week. Festivities are being planned the world over to help ring in the lunar new year, celebrated not only by the Chinese but also […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
British bakers crowned kings of European pastry making

British bakers crowned kings of European pastry making

(Relaxnews) – British bakers have earned bragging rights to being the best in Europe, after a pair of English pastry chefs won the World Pastry Cup in Switzerland this week. British duo Barry Johnson of chocolate boutique Rococo Chocolates and Nicolas Belorgey of the Cordon Bleu London trumped their European rivals with their Lion King-themed […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Brain scans help predict learning problems: study

Brain scans help predict learning problems: study

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – Brain scans may help identify children with learning difficulties much earlier by measuring their short-term memory capacity, according to a Swedish study published Wednesday. The study by a team of researchers at Karolinska Institute, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, showed that it is possible to map the development of short-term memory capacity […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Street Society’ spins on ‘Fast & Furious’ motifs

‘Street Society’ spins on ‘Fast & Furious’ motifs

(Relaxnews) – Here’s Indonesia’s take on the motoracing genre in “Street Society,” due February 20, in which illegal street racer Rio tries to get away from the scene by taking on the most dangerous sprint of all. Glossy supercars speed through the island’s city streets and coastal roads by day and night, with Rio installed […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
Watch: Victoria Beckham and Skype trailer

Watch: Victoria Beckham and Skype trailer

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the debut of “Five Years – The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story,” a new trailer for the interactive project has appeared. “I’ve always loved fashion, and I was that kid who used to watch my mom get ready,” says Victoria Beckham in the 60-second teaser of her collaborative film made with video […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire inspires special edition Fiat 500

Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire inspires special edition Fiat 500

(Relaxnews) – The Italian car maker has presented a limited edition of its 500 and 500C city cars dedicated to the iconic perfume. These 250 special edition “Fiat 500 La petite Robe noire by Guerlain” cars will be sold exclusively in France. The logo of Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire perfume — a dynamic silhouette […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Enrique Iglesias planning to launch first fragrance this summer

Enrique Iglesias planning to launch first fragrance this summer

(Relaxnews) – Coty Inc. and Enrique Iglesias have signed a partnership to create a line of perfumes under the Spanish-American singer’s name. The third son of Julio Iglesias, who is also known for his music and legendary good looks, is preparing to make his first foray into the fragrance sector. For the time being, Coty […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Jamie Dornan tours Venice for Hogan

Jamie Dornan tours Venice for Hogan

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has hired the “Fifty Shades of Grey” star for its new Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. Jamie Dornan is a name you’re going to be hearing plenty more of this year. The 31-year-old Northern Ireland-born actor and model was announced in October as the man who would be playing the titular […]

Vienna set to welcome hotel designed by Dominique Perrault

Vienna set to welcome hotel designed by Dominique Perrault

(Relaxnews) – Parisian architect Dominique Perrault‘s latest project, the Meliá Vienna hotel, is set to open in the city’s new landmark skyscraper, the Donau-City (DC) Tower, in just a few weeks. The 253-room hotel will be Meliá Hotels International’s first property in Austria, taking up 17 of the building’s 58 floors. The DC Tower, designed by Perrault, is […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs opening ‘tweet shop’

Marc Jacobs opening ‘tweet shop’

(Relaxnews) – The New York City-based designer will be launching a new pop-up store with a social media twist. During the upcoming Fall-Winter 2014 shows in the Big Apple, designer Marc Jacobs will be debuting an innovative new social media experiment, reports Fashionista. At first the ‘Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop’ sounds pretty normal, containing a […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·