BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

(Relaxnews) – The final six candidates for this year’s Fashion Fund award have been announced ahead of the ceremony on January 28, 2014. Designers Emilia Wickstead, House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto and Zoe Jordan are all in with a chance of taking home the coveted prize next month, which is designed to foster […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

(Relaxnews) – Google has released its annual Zeitgeist review of the fashion year, as seen through US searches, and it’s dominated by Italian and American labels. The top five places go to a mixture of Italian and US labels with no mention of classic French brands Chanel and Dior in the top ten. Versace topped the […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

(Relaxnews) – On the heels of its capsule collection designed in partnership with Junya Watanabe, the Spanish label has presented a new range of handbags in vibrant, eye-catching colors. The collection hits stores this January. Drawing inspiration from the peacock, one of the brand’s signature symbols, Loewe chose a range of showy electric colors for […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

(Relaxnews) – When a chart mapping America’s favorite beers began circulating online, Google users in the US took to the search engine to look up Blue Moon, making it the most popular beer brand of 2013. Similarly, when American crime drama “The Blacklist” featured the Aviation cocktail on one of their episodes recently, thirsty viewers […]

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

(Relaxnews) – Movie studio Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground and released preview images of its first theme park in Malaysia, which will feature kid-friendly attractions and thrill rides themed after some of the brand’s blockbuster titles like “Ice Age” and “Night at the Museum.” When the Twentieth Century Fox World park opens in 2016, […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Cells from the eye are ‘printed’ for the first time

Cells from the eye are ‘printed’ for the first time

(PARIS-AFP) – Neuroscientists on Tuesday said they had used an inkjet printer to print cells from the eye, making a practical step in the quest to grow replenishment tissue for damaged or diseased organs. Researchers at England’s University of Cambridge extracted two types of cells from rat retinas and sent them through a printer nozzle […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The body behind the Oscars has unveiled a new logo that it hopes will focus more attention on the organization’s wider work in addition to Hollywood’s biggest trophy fest. The prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 6,000 or so members choose who gets the prized golden statuettes every year, […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ’3 Days to Kill’

Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ’3 Days to Kill’

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star plays a dying secret agent in this action thriller, produced and written by French director Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”). Premiered exclusively on Yahoo!Movies, the first trailer for “3 Days to Kill” reveals a fast-paced action thriller with undertones of family drama. Kevin Costner stars as Ethan Runner, a retired secret […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

(Relaxnews) – The company is planning to launch a desk-conquering 34-inch QHD display with a 21:9 aspect ratio at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As well as providing a seriously cinematic experience, ultra-wide monitors are great for giving users the benefits of a multi-screen set-up without losing valuable work space or […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

(BERLIN-AFP) – A German museum has applied for UNESCO heritage status for the country’s traditional Father Christmas, saying he is under threat from the cheery version of Santa Claus popularised globally by Coca-Cola. The German Christmas Museum’s director Felicitas Hoeptner argues today’s Santa Claus is based on a German gift-giver who meted out both treats […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
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 ·