Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

(CHICAGO, Illinois-AFP) – Bed bugs, bad service and terrible food used to be inevitable risks when traveling, but a host of online review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor are helping savvy consumers pick the best hotels and eat like locals. The power of good reviews quickly shows up in the cash register, producing a […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
The top 10 chocoholic countries

The top 10 chocoholic countries

(Relaxnews) – In what should come as no surprise, Switzerland has emerged as the home of the most devoted chocoholics in the world, where the average resident ate nearly 12 kg of chocolate in 2012. That’s equivalent to 240 chocolate bars a year. According to figures from Leatherhead Food Research compiled by Confectionerynews.com, here are the […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

(Relaxnews) – Dustin Lance Black will team up with the American Broadcasting Company to create a mini-series based on his own life, The Hollywood Reporter writes. After receiving an Oscar for writing “Milk,” the biopic of San Francisco politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, Dustin Lance Black will write and produce a new project […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Camping resets your biological clock: study

Camping resets your biological clock: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to be a morning person? A new small study suggests taking a weeklong camping trip to reset your internal biological clock to both wake up earlier and feel more alert when you do. The research from the University of Colorado at Boulder found that subjects who spent more time exposed to natural […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Health and fitness agenda: IDEA World Fitness Convention

Health and fitness agenda: IDEA World Fitness Convention

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Los Angeles welcomes the IDEA World Fitness Convention while Toronto readies the Canfitpro fitness expo. IDEA World Fitness Convention August 7-11 Los Angeles, California, USA Moving to Los Angeles in 2013, IDEA World Fitness Convention is one of the largest and oldest trade events for fitness professionals. Thousands of influential fitness […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

(Relaxnews) – To promote his latest fragrance, Justin Bieber has just released a new application which, at least virtually, lets fans wake up next to the megastar. The application, named The Key, ties in with the pop star’s new fragrance of the same name. Fans of the young star can pick one of his songs […]

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

Alpha Kappa Rho (AKP) will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on August 8, 2013.  As one of the largest international Filipino fraternity and sororities, this milestone will be celebrated in many countries worldwide. The first chapter was formed in 1973 in the University of Santo Thomas (UST) in Manila on the Feast Day of St. […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND DISTRIBUTED $150,000 AMONG COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND DISTRIBUTED $150,000 AMONG COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) held its 7th Annual Giving for All Seasons Fundraising Gala. The gala was held at Fifth Floor, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The event began at 6:00 pm with a hors d’oeuvres reception and silent […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
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 […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)

22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)

Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8, 2013 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Pt. Fermin Park 807 W. Paseo Del Mar San Pedro (Los Angeles), CA 90731 Website:  filamarts.org/fpac The 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) is an Angeleno tradition celebrating diversity through vivid artistry and cultural expression. It’s about you, me, family, tribes, being together, growing […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Docent Tours of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA

Docent Tours of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA

August 6, 13, 17, and 24, 2013 -August 6, Tuesday 3:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art (50 mins) [LA Times Central Court] -August 13, Tuesday 1:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art: Religion and Myth (20 mins) [LA Times Central Court] -August 17, Saturday 1:00 PM Tour: South and Southeast Asian Art: Religion and Myth (20 mins) [LA […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Indian and Southeast Asian Collection: Sculpting Workshop (Thursday Summer Fun Children’s Activity)

Indian and Southeast Asian Collection: Sculpting Workshop (Thursday Summer Fun Children’s Activity)

Thursday, August 1, 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Norton Simon Museum 411 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105-1825 Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10. | No reservations needed Admission Fees: Adults $10.00, Seniors (ages 62 and above) $7.00; Children (ages 18 and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on 09 August 2013, in observance of Eid’L Fidtr (Feast of Ramadhan) under Presidential Proclamation No. 629. ###

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon has optioned the movie rights to “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells,” the novel’s author Andrew Sean Greer told Sfweekly.com. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna could be gearing up to try her hand at directing again with this somewhat fantastical project, inspired by a novel published […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Canadian director James Cameron is making three sequels to his film “Avatar,” which will be released between 2016 and 2018, Fox Studios announced Thursday. The 2009 film is the highest-grossing movie on record, having netted $2.8 billion at the box office worldwide. Cameron had originally planned for only two sequels. “In […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
One in three young Americans living at home: study

One in three young Americans living at home: study

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – More than a third of young American adults live with his or her parents, a 40-year high, a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Institute suggests. In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 — or 21.6 million — lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Hong Kong billionaire plans huge Australian casino

Hong Kong billionaire plans huge Australian casino

(SYDNEY, New South Wales-AFP) – A Chinese billionaire has revealed plans for a Aus$4.2 billion (US$3.7 billion) tropical resort and casino in Australia which he says will be a “man-made wonder of the world”. The Queensland state government confirmed Friday it has streamlined the approval process for Tony Fung’s Aquis project near Cairns, plans for […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

(Relaxnews) – In what a number of tech journalists are already calling Android’s iPhone moment, Motorola and Google launched the Moto X — their first co-developed smartphone handset — at a huge launch event in New York on Thursday night. A device which puts simplicity and ease use above processor speeds and internal specifications. The […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer has designed costumes for the upcoming Hollywood thriller, and also shows off his interior design skills. Back in 1980 Giorgio Armani first burst into American movie and fashion culture with his slick outfits for Richard Gere in Paul Schrader’s hit film “American Gigolo.” Now he’s returned to the silver screen for “Paranoia,” […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Paco Rabanne names new creative director

Paco Rabanne names new creative director

(Relaxnews) – The Paris-based brand has announced the appointment of Julien Dossena. The 30-year-old Frenchman is the third designer in as many years to take the reins at Paco Rabanne. Previous incumbent Lydia Maurer left the French luxury label in May, just one year after the departure of Indian designer Manish Arora who lasted a year […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·