Rooney Mara will fall for Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

Rooney Mara will fall for Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

(Relaxnews) – American actress Rooney Mara will replace Mia Wasikowska in a lesbian drama inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Number 9 Film announced. This 1952 novel known as “Carol” or “The Price of Salt” portrays the burgeoning relationship between a housewife caught up in a loveless marriage about to divorce (Cate Blanchett) and a young […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

(MARIBOR, Slovenia-AFP) – Who would have thought the answer to unemployment in the city worst hit by Slovenia’s economic crisis could be meat, mint and peanut butter-flavoured snacks for pooches. But that’s just what happened for Nastja Verdnik, a 26-year-old journalism graduate who has opened the Balkan country’s first bakery for dogs. “I used to […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Fish leaders are born, not made: study

Fish leaders are born, not made: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Leadership is an innate quality, said a fish study Wednesday that predicted trouble in animal social groups, also human ones, when natural roles are reversed. Groups tend to perform better with a combination of willing followers and strong leaders, which in most animal species are bolder, more extroverted individuals. But incentives, like higher […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Zimbabwe mulls ‘Garden of Eden’ to boost local tourism

Zimbabwe mulls ‘Garden of Eden’ to boost local tourism

(HARARE-AFP) – Zimbabwe is planning a low-budget entertainment park in the resort town of Victoria Falls to boost local tourism, a cabinet minister said Friday. “We want to bring the Garden of Eden to Victoria Falls, where flora and fauna can co-exist,” Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi told AFP at the end of the United Nations […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, World News ·
Renaissance ‘ideal city’ inspires anew in Tuscany

Renaissance ‘ideal city’ inspires anew in Tuscany

(PIENZA, Italy-AFP) – An “ideal city” inspired by Renaissance humanism off the beaten track in the Tuscan hills is finding new fans with 15th century urban planning that still appeals to today’s city dwellers. “It looks idyllic!” said a tourist from Melbourne in Australia as she admired the harmonious mix of palazzi, churches and immaculately-kept […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Washington explores bid for 2024 Olympics

Washington explores bid for 2024 Olympics

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Washington is actively looking into making a fresh pitch to host the Olympic Games, this time in 2024, says the head of DC2024, which has officially launched online. If all the pieces fall in place, it will go before the US Olympic Committee in September 2015 in hopes of becoming the US candidate […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Tuk-tuks offer new take on Paris

Tuk-tuks offer new take on Paris

(PARIS-AFP) – The humble tuk-tuk, a fixture in Asian cities from Bangkok to Bangalore, is rapidly becoming a common sight in the touristy parts of Paris — and the bane of traffic police. The three-wheeled auto rickshaws, as well as human-powered pedicabs, first appeared in the French capital in 2011, and their numbers have since […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Ready for a smart shower?

Ready for a smart shower?

(Relaxnews) – Annoyed that your other half is forever hogging the shower but don’t know how to broach the subject with tact or decorum? Well, help is at hand. The Uji is a showerhead created by Tufts University alums Brett Andler, Sam Woolf and Tyler Wilson that starts to glow red when the user is taking […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
National Science Club Month 2013 – Philippines

National Science Club Month 2013 – Philippines

Pambansang Kapisanan ng mga Kabataan Samahan ng Agham (Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs), Inc. Something big is making a landfall this September! In celebration of the National Science Club Month in the Philippines, the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), the first and largest umbrella science club organization in the Philippines,  will be […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread (Thailand)

Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread (Thailand)

Through September 29, 2013 Ahmanson Building, Level 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Tickets: Members Free; Under 18 Free; Seniors & Students $10; Groups of 10+ $12; All other guests $15 Website: www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/pinaree-sanpitak-hanging-thread Since the early 1990s, Bangkok-based artist Pinaree Sanpitak has produced a diverse body of work exploring the human […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Thai Contemporary Art Exhibition “Traces of Thoughts II”

Thai Contemporary Art Exhibition “Traces of Thoughts II”

August 30 – September 5, 2013 Royal Thai Consulate General 611 N. Larchmont Blvd., 2nd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90004 Exhibition Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Opening Reception Friday August 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. This exhibition showcases the work of six Thai […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cambodia Town Film Festival

Cambodia Town Film Festival

Saturday-Sunday, September 14-15, 2013 Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90804 Tickets: Various prices; weekend pass $40 Web announcement/tickets: cambodiatownfilmfestival.com/festival-lineup-sun.php A special highlight is the English-subtitled premiere of the classic Cambodian film “On Ey Srey Orn” which will play alongside a documentary about the golden age of Cambodian filmmaking on Sunday, as […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Ed Abasolo, a Filipino-American Muay Thai fighter from Dublin, California won the first bout of the night as one National title and two women’s World titles lit up the big wins at the World Championship Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino on August 24, 2013. Twenty fighters competed in a packed house with most of the titles […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Go!: Rovio teases brand new Angry Birds related game

Go!: Rovio teases brand new Angry Birds related game

(Relaxnews) – Rovio this week announced a new game related to the Angry Birds franchise in a teaser video. The action-packed drag-racing type game, inspired by the Red Bull soapbox race, is set to be launched soon. Bad Piggies, the first Angry Birds game spinoff, was launched in 2012. The green piggies embarked on an […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Children’s clothing collections echo this season’s adult ready-to-wear looks

Children’s clothing collections echo this season’s adult ready-to-wear looks

(Relaxnews) – Graphic motifs, animal prints, plaids, leather, tweed and metallic fabrics: the latest trends from the world of adult fashion are making their way into this season’s collections for children and teens. These brands have put together miniature versions of their Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collections so that kids can look as stylish as their parents […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Art agenda: ‘Renaissance to Goya,’ ‘Asian Religious Icons through Western Eyes’

Art agenda: ‘Renaissance to Goya,’ ‘Asian Religious Icons through Western Eyes’

(Relaxnews) – Spanish art arrives at Australia’s Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of a limited-stop exclusive world tour, Korea examines Western approaches to Asian icons in the 16th century at the National Museum in Seoul, and Lyon prepares to welcome the international art scene as part of its four-month biennale. Renaissance to […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Vans and Kenzo present their latest collaborative collection

Vans and Kenzo present their latest collaborative collection

(Relaxnews) – The fifth capsule collection jointly presented by the American skate apparel brand and the Paris-based fashion house places the spotlight on animal prints and graphic motifs. The new sneakers can be ordered through Kenzo‘s online store. The models in this latest collection are based on three prints from Kenzo’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection: Flying Tigers, Lightning […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in US

Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in US

(SAN FRANCISCO, California-AFP) – Apple on Friday began letting US iPhone owners trade in their smartphones for credit toward buying new models. The California company’s trade-in program kicked off in the wake of unconfirmed reports of a September 10 event at which Apple will unveil new iPhones, with rumors ranging from a gold handset to […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Debbie Downer? Why some people dislike everything: study

Debbie Downer? Why some people dislike everything: study

(Relaxnews) – Why do some people just seem to hate everything, while others relish everything with gusto? A new study explores what drives those differing personalities. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Pennsylvania say it boils down to what’s called “dispositional attitude,” or a personality trait that drives whether […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Gut bacteria link to obesity illnesses: study

Gut bacteria link to obesity illnesses: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Individuals who lack key species of so-called “good” bacteria in their intestines are more prone to obesity and associated diseases such as diabetes, heart and cholesterol problems, according to research published Wednesday. The findings may hold new clues to help tackle the world’s obesity epidemic, which is predicted to affect more than 700 […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·