‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

(Relaxnews) – The famous Great Dane and his sleuthing human friends will debunk more spooky mysteries in a new feature-length animated film, Variety reports. After releasing two live action films based on the classic American cartoon, Warner Bros. will turn to animation for the next installment of the adventures of Daphne, Velma, Fred, Shaggy and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

(Relaxnews) – A rumor announcing Jason Bourne’s return to cinemas had just enough time to gather momentum on the Internet through the night before it was denied by Universal Studios. According to Twitchfilm.com, Matt Damon had put his hesitations aside and begun negotiating his return to the character of Jason Bourne, the amnesiac hit-man first […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

(Relaxnews) – NBC is currently working on a TV adaptation of the classic children’s book series, Deadline.com reports. L. Frank Baum’s fantasy world will provide the inspiration for a darker, more sinister interpretation along the lines of “Game of Thrones,” according to Deadline.com. Matthew Arnold, the creator of “Siberia,” will write and produce the project, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

(Relaxnews) – There are a lot of reasons why you eat something. Hunger is certainly a factor, but so is convenience. Now, US researchers are using Twitter as a tool to helping us understand not only what we eat but why. In a new study, University of Arizona professor Melanie Hingle and her team set […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

(Relaxnews) – Addicted to high heels? British researchers have created a new 3-D scan of the female foot in a high-heel shoe, to see exactly what’s going on — and it’s not too good. Specialists at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North London are using new technology to view the foot and ankle in three […]

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

(Relaxnews) – A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in the UK. Results from the laboratory study show that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

Multi-platinum recording artist returns to LA to headline 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) FilAm ARTS is pleased to announce the return of the Philippines’ King of R&B, JayR, to Los Angeles, where he will headline and perform at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest and […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Four truly terrible diet plans

Four truly terrible diet plans

(Relaxnews) – Diets that prescribe stitching a wire mesh to your tongue, binge drinking, and passing a feeding tube through the nostril in order to pump a liquid formula into the stomach rate as some of the worst diet plans, ever. Plastic tongue patch diet This procedure involves a plastic mesh patch sewn onto the […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

(Relaxnews) – The company dubbed the Apple Mac of the car world has officially conquered California, America’s most important and trend-defining car-buying state, and now it has its sights firmly set on doing the same on the other side of the Atlantic with the opening of its first European production plant. The latest figures from […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said the percentage of high-speed users represented a small but statistically significant rise from the 66 […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

(Relaxnews) – No time for a coffee break? Spray on some caffeine, thanks to a new product called Sprayable Energy that claims to be the world’s first caffeine-based topical energy spray. Created by Harvard undergraduate Ben Yu, 21, and venture capitalist Deven Soni, 33, the new spray is an odorless liquid that is absorbed through […]

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A television series by streaming video service Netflix about a middle-class white woman learning to get by in a women’s prison has slowly and quietly become a smash hit in America. “Orange is The New Black” — a “dramedy” based on a best-selling autobiography with the same title — has earned […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

(Relaxnews) – The actor-turned-director has agreed to take the reins on “The Stand,” an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, following Ben Affleck’s departure from the project, according to the Hollywood trade press. Working with Warner Bros. and CBS Films, Scott Cooper will direct the film adaptation of King’s 1978 novel, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

(Relaxnews) – If you’re bored with treadmill runs or stationary bike rides, a new iPad app hopes to take you on a virtual spin through some of the world’s most gorgeous locales, from the Rocky Mountains to the Alps. Now a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise funds, FitTrip connects with a handful of popular heart rate monitors […]

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! has announced its acquisition IQ Engines, a start-up company specializing in face and image recognition technologies. Yahoo!’s photo-sharing platform Flickr is expected to use the technology in the near future to help users to organize and search their online albums. IQ Engines is the owner of two proprietary technologies, SmartCamera and SmartAlbum, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The latest device from Chinese manufacturer BBK is the third handset to break the existing record for world’s thinnest smartphone since June. In what is quickly becoming a Chinese smartphone design preoccupation, yet another new handset is about to debut that can claim to be the world’s thinnest. The Vivo X3, built by […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
World tourism shows surprise spurt

World tourism shows surprise spurt

(MADRID, Community of Madrid-AFP) – International tourist numbers surged by 5.2 percent to nearly half a billion people worldwide in the first half of 2013, beating earlier expectations, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation said Monday. The growth was higher than expected, with 494 million international tourists spending at least one night abroad in the […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

(Relaxnews) – New scientific evidence finds that people whose personalities have a mix of optimism and pessimism may be happier and more successful, according to Taiwanese researchers. People who fall into this category are dubbed “realistic optimists,” in that they have the positive outlook of optimists tempered with the realism of pessimists. Sophia Chou, an […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Each week, Relaxnews invites a master chef to share insights into the gourmet kitchen by presenting a favorite ingredient. Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Michelin-starred Sola restaurant in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, shares his perspective on one of the world’s most internationally appreciated vegetables: eggplant. Relaxnews: What led you to choose this […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest names in fashion blogging has signed an exciting US publishing deal. With a column in Vogue Paris, it’s no surprise so see that Doré’s talents have been spotted by Spiegel & Grau, part of the Random House publishing group. Set to feature a mix of illustration, photography and musings on […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Online ·