New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – New Zealand introduced a new law on Thursday which bans the use of drugs offering so-called “legal” highs unless manufacturers can provide clinical evidence that they are safe. The law imposes strict controls on products such as synthetic cannabis and legal “party pills”, which mimic the effects of drugs like ecstasy without using […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

(Relaxnews) – The first full-length trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has hit the internet. Following a short teaser, the Weinstein Company took the opportunity of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18, to release an extended look into the hotly anticipated biopic. In 2’30”, the video touches on the highlights of Mandela’s life as […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Two NASA spacecraft are about to take pictures of the Earth for planetary science research, and the US space agency is encouraging people worldwide to jump into the shot. “Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb,” NASA said. The first chance is on Friday, July 19, from 21:27 to 21:47 GMT, when the Cassini […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

(Relaxnews) - Butter London has released a new set of bright, Pop Art-inspired nail lacquers and liquid lipsticks. The limited edition shades will give your summer beauty looks a London twist. “When it comes to adding a pop of colour, there’s no better place than your lips or tips,” said Katie Hughes, the brand’s Global Colour Ambassador. […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Eating some fish during pregnancy can curb anxiety: study

Eating some fish during pregnancy can curb anxiety: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one serving of fish a week during pregnancy may lower a mother-to-be’s anxiety, a new Brazilian study finds. Findings showed that pregnant women who never or rarely ate dark or oily fish (salmon and tuna, for example) were 53 percent more likely to experience high levels of anxiety in their third trimester […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will reflect the real status of the country as well as his administration’s commitments and principles to achieve an inclusive growth. In his speech during the celebration of the 67th Founding Anniversary of the University of the […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New PowerDock can charge five devices simultaneously

New PowerDock can charge five devices simultaneously

(Relaxnews) – Optimized for Apple devices but compatible with Kindle tablets and a host of Android devices, Griffin’s latest accessory safely recharges gadgets from a single power socket. From smartphones and mp3 players to tablets, cameras and notebooks, pretty much all consumer devices are now battery powered and operated. And the result is that at […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
HTC launches smaller flagship phone

HTC launches smaller flagship phone

(Relaxnews) – With One Mini, HTC becomes the latest phone maker to adopt the miniaturization trend. The One Mini follows the same external design cues and ergonomic proportions of its bigger brother, the HTC One, and on the inside uses the same custom skin, Beats Audio technology, and user interface. However, the smaller device’s size […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s film on the English F1 driver James Hunt is fleshed out in a new trailer. Hunt’s personality is at the center of the trailer. A charismatic ladies’ man, Formula 1 champion and adrenaline junkie, Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, is brought back down to earth after his first taste of defeat. […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

(Relaxnews) – After several months in the development stages, the new sitcom “Togetherness” has moved into the fast lane. HBO has ordered eight episodes, although viewers will have to wait until 2014 to see them. Filming on the show will begin early next year in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.com. The sitcom follows four friends living […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Netflix political drama “House of Cards” made entertainment history Thursday, becoming the first online-only series ever to be nominated for a major Emmy award. The FX miniseries “American Horror Story: Asylum” collected 17 nods, the most of any TV show, in the run-up to the 65th annual primetime Emmy awards ceremony […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

(Relaxnews) – The villain in the next Spider-Man movie, Electro, shows his face in a new trailer. The video reveals the distinctive look taken on by Jamie Foxx for his portrayal of Electro, who develops the power to control electricity after a few scientific experiments gone wrong. The character will be Spider-Man’s main enemy in […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

(Relaxnews) – To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the longest-running TV sci-fi series in the world, London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a variety of Doctor Who-themed experiences for passengers including signings by writer Jenny Colgan, author of the 2012 novel Doctor Who: Dark Horizons (under the name J.T. Colgan). Beginning this week, the London hub airport will […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, International Stars ·
Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

(Relaxnews) – Nelson Mandela, who turns 95 on Thursday, has created a rich legacy of written work, much of it biographical in nature, some leaning toward photographic record or even fictional anthology; all, of course, inspirational. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life (1990) This first book now acts as a collection of Mandela’s speeches and […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

(ROME, Latium-AFP) – Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami — author of the screenplay for “Life is Beautiful” by Roberto Benigni — died on Wednesday at the age of 72. “Vincenzo Cerami is the one person who has taught me how to strike people’s feelings, how to make people emotional,” Benigni said. “Knowing Vincenzo was the most […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Photo of the day: Happy Birthday Madiba!

Photo of the day: Happy Birthday Madiba!

(Relaxnews) – Thursday marks Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. In front of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where Mandela is receiving care, a crowd has gathered to celebrate the winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Happy Birthday Madiba!

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Phil on Angel’s ‘sexiest’ ranking: She’s No. 1

Phil on Angel’s ‘sexiest’ ranking: She’s No. 1

Phil Younghusband isn’t too concerned with the slip in ranking of his girlfriend Angel Locsin in a men’s magazine list of the “sexiest women in the Philippines.” Asked about Locsin’s third-place finish in the recent FHM polls, the 25-year-old football player brought up his girlfriend’s recognition as an actress. “Well, for me Angel’s winning the […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

(Relaxnews) – The American brand has teamed up with the classic all-American comic book company . On his latest album, rapper Kanye West references the youth-oriented high street label, describing a group of young ladies who “Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty”. Still, the mention won’t have hurt the retailer, which has just announced […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, International Stars ·
Drinking water may boost brain power: study

Drinking water may boost brain power: study

(Relaxnews) – A new small study finds that quenching your thirst with water may give your brain a boost. Results showed that subjects who drank about three cups of water (24 ounces/775 milliliters) before taking a battery of cognitive tests performed better on a test measuring reaction time than subjects who didn’t drink water. This […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

(Relaxnews) – The two actors have jumped to the top spots in Forbes’s ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, which is usually topped by the likes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio or Johnny Depp. At age 48, Robert Downey Jr. has become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning the not-so-trifling sum of $75M. The star, whose early […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·