Toddlers who play with their food may be better learners: study

Toddlers who play with their food may be better learners: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s a scenario most parents know all too well — a messy toddler in a highchair poking, smearing, and throwing food. But a new US study finds that the more your child plays with his or her food, the more he or she is learning. Researchers at the University of Iowa studied how […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
World Cup 2014 ball now on sale

World Cup 2014 ball now on sale

(Relaxnews) – Brazuca, the ball that will hit Brazilian stadiums next summer during the World Cup 2014, was unveiled by Adidas last night with great fanfare. Fans can now purchase their own Brazuca ball in select Adidas stores or at the website www.adidas.com/worldcup. The name of the FIFA World Cup 2014 ball has been known since […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian born man who has met a Filipina online via Facebook. A friend of a friend sent me her profile.  We chatted for many months before we married last year but we never met until my trip to the Philippines last summer. I want to sponsor her for immigration […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

(Relaxnews) – For fans of Jane Austen’s novels this could be a fantasy come true, but “Ever, Jane” is no “World of Warcraft” — unless you think Mrs. Bennet counts as a Regency Period troll. For in “Ever, Jane,” your conversations, kind words, and libelous gossip combine with an invitation system that hinges on players’ […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Games, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
US moms doing less housework, watching more TV: study

US moms doing less housework, watching more TV: study

(Relaxnews) – Perhaps it’s time to revise the old adage “a woman’s work is never done,” as a new study finds that American mothers are spending less time toiling in the kitchen after their workday and more time unwinding in front of the TV. New research from the University of South Carolina shows that mothers […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

(Relaxnews) – The studio behind “The Hunger Games” is in early talks to produce the biographical film on the former US Secretary of State, announced The Hollywood Reporter. Titled “Rodham” after Hillary Clinton’s maiden name, the biopic will revisit the politician’s formative years, exploring her experience as a young lawyer involved in the impeachment of […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey

Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Tablet computers have been one of the hottest items in tech in recent years, but sizzling growth is likely to slow in the coming years, a market tracker said Tuesday. The research firm IDC said global tablet sales are expected to hit 221.2 million units this year, up 53.5 percent from last year […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales for Cyber Monday grew 16 percent from last year to $2.29 billion, lifted by more shopping on mobile devices, a market tracker said Tuesday. The Adobe Digital Index survey said online sales for the key holiday shopping day reflected an 80 percent jump in sales from mobile devices like smartphones […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Men and women’s brains are wired differently: study

Men and women’s brains are wired differently: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women aren’t very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking. At first glance they might seem like a couple of hoary old stereotypes from the battle of the sexes. But are they? A new study looking at the neural wiring of the male and female brain has concluded that there […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Action star Robin Padilla urged the public to remain vigilant even after the Supreme Court has declared the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more known as the pork barrel, as unconstitutional. Padilla said the duty of the people to be watchful over the conduct of the country’s elected officials should not stop at the court’s […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Nike updates classic Air Max 90

Nike updates classic Air Max 90

(Relaxnews) – Nike says it is set to apply its “how do we make it better?” design ethos to the classic Nike Air Max 90. First in line for the updates is the Nike Air Max Lunar90, which was unveiled and launched Sunday night and features Nike’s latest cushioning technology, Lunarlon. Available in the original […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

(Relaxnews) – For the campaign for its new lipstick, Mon Rouge, Lolita Lempicka called upon Russian supermodel Sasha Pivovarova, who is already the face of the brand’s Elle L’Aime fragrance. Presented in an elegant case, adorned with the gold letters of the Lolita Lempicka logo over a background that matches the lip color, the new […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

(Relaxnews) – The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film “The Return,” written and directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This second teaser takes us behind the scenes of “The Return” for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

(Relaxnews) – Sent with love from New Zealand to Los Angeles is a giant pop-up book illustrating four filming locations that became part of “The Hobbit.” Set up within the grounds of the Beverly Hilton hotel, the display is on site for a five-day stint in anticipation of the December 2 premiere of “The Hobbit: […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – More Americans took advantage of early holiday season sales than last year, but they spent less — and online sales fared better than brick-and-mortar stores, a survey showed Sunday. About 141 million people, or 59 percent of the adult American population, shopped or intended to shop for so-called Black Friday deals from Thursday […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7′ postponed, not canceled

Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7′ postponed, not canceled

(Relaxnews) – Universal is likely to delay the next feature in the racing movie franchise, initially expected to arrive in theaters in July 2014, following the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker. Walker died in a car accident over the weekend. The 40-year-old actor, who played Brian O’Connor in the “Fast & Furious” […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dubai sweeps travel awards including title of leading destination

Dubai sweeps travel awards including title of leading destination

(Relaxnews) – At an event known as the Oscars of the travel industry, Dubai emerged the big winner of the night, sweeping some of the most coveted awards. Just a few days after being chosen to host the 2020 World Expo convention, the glittering city of Dubai was also named the world’s leading destination at […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Major award winners from ‘Oscars’ of travel industry gala

Major award winners from ‘Oscars’ of travel industry gala

(Relaxnews) – The glittering city of Dubai and Etihad Airways emerged the big winners at the 20th edition of the World Travel Awards, an event known as the Oscars of the travel industry. Just days after being chosen to host the 2020 World Expo convention, Dubai was named the world’s leading destination at a gala […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – For 13-year-old Coral Fairchild, Snapchat trumps old-style text messaging as the way to socialize with friends in the mobile Internet age. The northern California girl adds mustaches to faces in pictures or speech bubbles using touch-screen features that allow people to draw on Snapchat images being sent. “You can take a regular […]

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean Kim Hong-Yeol, a.k.a. Hong10, trumped reigning champion Mounir from France to take the Red Bull world breakdancing crown before a rapturous home crowd in Seoul on Saturday. The 28-year-old snatched the title in a final dance-off against the 2012 winner, after 14 other contenders for the global b-boy championship had been […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Entertainment, Music ·