‘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 ·
Beauty tutorials: holiday makeup

Beauty tutorials: holiday makeup

(Relaxnews) – For our weekly selection of makeup tutorials we found some fun looks for the upcoming holidays:  Lisa Eldridge For her holiday look, Chanel beauty expert Lisa Eldridge applies golden bronze, chocolate brown and plum eyeshadows, blending together the three shades and adding a light beige shade to highlight. She then uses brown liquid […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Online, Videos ·
Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

(Relaxnews) – On December 2, Sony will launch SuperSong, an international music contest in which the winning song will be included on the official album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Brazil next summer. Ricky Martin will head up the jury tasked with selecting the winning song. The Puerto Rican star is […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Sports & Recreation ·
When it comes to marriage, ‘follow your gut’: study

When it comes to marriage, ‘follow your gut’: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that newlyweds know on a subconscious level whether their marriage will be a happy one or not, and that when it comes to tying the knot, listen to your gut instincts. Florida State University scientists recruited 135 heterosexual couples who had been married for less than six months and […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
B-52 flights meant ‘America is here’: US envoy

B-52 flights meant ‘America is here’: US envoy

China asserts air zone rights despite defiant bomber flights By Carol Huang BEIJING, November 27, 2013 (AFP) – China has insisted it has the ability to enforce its newly-declared air zone over islands disputed with Japan, despite Beijing’s reluctance to intervene after American B-52 bombers entered the area. The flight of the giant long-range US […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

(Relaxnews) – Whether it be reaching for the stars or changing people’s attitudes to electric cars, in 2013 the South African-born serial entrepreneur and visionary showed he was doing more than anyone in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how technology can revolutionize the way we live our lives. No wonder people are calling him the next […]

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

(Relaxnews) – Each year, honoring a long-standing Christmas tradition, perfume makers present their star fragrances in exceptionally enticing gift sets. In 2013, these brands are emphasizing elegance and masculinity, presenting boxes in black, white and grey containing luxurious male fragrances and skincare products. Tome 1 – La Pureté For Him by Zadig & Voltaire For […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

(Relaxnews) – From elegant stemware, Swarovski crystals and even custom-made speakers, champagne houses have released festive holiday collections that up the ante in elegance and innovative packaging. Luxury champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, for instance, has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650 holiday gift featuring two bottles of bubbly and a pair of custom-made flutes. Set […]