McDonald’s US swaps toys for books in new Happy Meal campaign

McDonald’s US swaps toys for books in new Happy Meal campaign

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s restaurants in the US are following on the heels of their British cousins by launching a literacy drive that will distribute 20 million books to families across the country over the course of two weeks. The campaign, set to coincide with National Family Literacy Day November 1, will include access to digital […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Grand Canyon could re-open as US eyes parks deal

Grand Canyon could re-open as US eyes parks deal

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The US state of Utah began re-opening its national parks Friday after striking a deal with federal authorities, who are discussing similar agreements to re-open landmarks like the Grand Canyon. At least three other states — including Arizona, home of the huge canyon — have reportedly contacted federal authorities about paying costs […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Rain or shine: how to run a marathon in any weather

Rain or shine: how to run a marathon in any weather

(Relaxnews) – Fall marathon season is upon us, with major races in Chicago, Amsterdam, Beijing, and New York just around the corner. Here’s how to be prepared so the season’s notoriously erratic weather won’t spoil race day. When it’s freezing - Running expert Jeff Gaudette at Competitor.com advises “ratty sweatshirts” and old gloves, a hat, and a pair […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
TV still major source of news for Americans: survey

TV still major source of news for Americans: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Television remains a key source of news for Americans even as digital media gains importance, a survey showed Friday. A Pew Research Center analysis showed 71 percent of American watch local television news at home and 65 percent view network newscasts over the course of a month. Some 38 percent of adults watch […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be sold

Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be sold

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Medical files proving that screen icon Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery including on her nose and chin are to be sold at auction next month, auctioneers said Tuesday. The files going under the hammer include X-rays of the “Some Like It Hot” sex symbol who died aged 36 in 1962, as well […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it will overcome national security fears to boost its tourism industry. A meeting of senior officials from the home, foreign and tourism ministries, as well as intelligence officers, concluded on Monday evening […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Over 6 million ticket requests for FIFA World Cup 2014

Over 6 million ticket requests for FIFA World Cup 2014

(Relaxnews) – At the close of the first stage of ticket sales for the football World Cup 2014 in Brazil, FIFA has received a total of 6.1 million ticket requests. A lottery will be held to determine which fans will secure one of the coveted tickets before a new stage of sales opens on November […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014′ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014′ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

(Relaxnews) – “Deer Hunter 2014″ tops the US chart while “LINE Touch Touch” gets fingers tapping and swiping in Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 11, can be found below. USA Deer Hunter 2014 (Category: Games) A funfair shooting […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fendi releases video for L’Acquarossa fragrance

Fendi releases video for L’Acquarossa fragrance

(Relaxnews) - Fendi has released a video celebrating its latest fragrance. The forty-second-long film shows off the vibrant red, gold and black of the bottle, a flask Fendi is calling “a precious, luxurious and one-of-a-kind object.” The film also uses petals to represent the floral heart of the juice which contains red-and-gold lantana flowers, rose, orange blossoms and magnolia. […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

(Relaxnews) – After San Francisco, and Chicago, New York’s JFK Airport is the latest hub to host a farmer’s market in an effort to tout locally grown products. At the end of the month, low-cost airline JetBlue plans to set up a pop-up market that will feature farm-fresh produce from the fall harvest like pumpkins, […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Money & Business ·
Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington in the running for ‘Fantastic Four’

Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington in the running for ‘Fantastic Four’

(Relaxnews) – The cast of the “Fantastic Four” reboot is beginning to take shape as Fox gears up to audition a number of young stars. Variety reports that British actors Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) and Jack O’Connell are among producers’ top picks for the role of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. The two will […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a flash concert in New York’s Times Square Thursday, sparking a Twitter frenzy by announcing the free gig at an hour’s notice. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!” he wrote to his 1.6 million followers in a message […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

(Relaxnews) – An international heritage group has placed 67 sites, monuments and landmarks on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list this year — a list that includes the cultural heritage of the entire country of Syria. According to the World Monuments Fund’s latest report released this week, conflict and escalating violence in war-torn Syria are […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, World News ·
Kuala Lumpur & Manila 6 nights + air via Philippine Airlines From $1,699

Kuala Lumpur & Manila 6 nights + air via Philippine Airlines From $1,699

Malaysia and Philippines – Rich heritage & tropical paradise Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a six-day trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Promotions ·
Comfort Foods Bring the Whole Family Together

Comfort Foods Bring the Whole Family Together

(Family Features) Few dishes have a way of pleasing taste buds and gathering the family together like comfort foods. It’s always best to have a repertoire of these classic, tried-and-true recipes on hand. Whether you prefer a creamy plate of macaroni and cheese or a steamy bowl of chicken noodle soup, nothing warms the senses […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Best hangover remedy? Scientists say Sprite

Best hangover remedy? Scientists say Sprite

(Relaxnews) – If you’re searching for the magical elixir to cure a hangover, Chinese researchers may have found it. The solution: lemon-lime flavored soda Sprite. But if you prefer to skip the sweet stuff, soda water is a good alternative, findings showed. Some of the adverse effects of alcohol are thought to be caused not […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Call in sick or head to work? Depends on where you live: study

Call in sick or head to work? Depends on where you live: study

(Relaxnews) – If you have a full-fledged illness, a family emergency, or just need a day under the duvet, whether or not you call in sick or schlep into the office largely depends on the country you inhabit, a new Canadian study finds. Findings showed that views on absenteeism, whether seen as a legitimate reason […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
iPhones don’t make you happy, but people can: study

iPhones don’t make you happy, but people can: study

(Relaxnews) – iPhones and other gadgets can be useful, but they don’t make us happy — but people and human relationships do, at least according to a new Swedish study. A team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg scoured Swedish news articles looking for words that appeared with the word happiness. After analyzing more […]

HP launches $279 Chromebook

HP launches $279 Chromebook

(Relaxnews) – In addition to the recently introduced Chromebook14, HP has presented the Chromebook11, an 11.6-inch notebook running the Chrome OS. The device is now available in the US and will be offered in other markets over the coming months. Compact and light, weighing in at 1kg, the Chromebook11 boasts a 10-second start-up time and […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
World’s first curved smartphone hits South Korea market

World’s first curved smartphone hits South Korea market

(SEOUL-AFP) – Samsung launched the world’s first smartphone with a curved display screen on Thursday, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market. Galaxy Round — a 5.7-inch concave handset that fits the curve of a user’s palm — has hit stores in South Korea but Samsung did not […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·