Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

(DUBAI-AFP) – Shedding weight in Dubai is being rewarded in gold under a new initiative by the municipality of the Gulf emirate aimed at fighting obesity, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. “Your Weight in Gold” is the title of a campaign promising one gramme of gold for every kilo shed, provided a minimum of two […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

(Relaxnews) – The JW Marriott hotel chain has revamped the traditional turndown service with a program that includes an organic snack bar, essential oils for a relaxing bath, and luxury chocolates to replace the classic mint on the pillow. Designed to help guests relax and rejuvenate while on the road, the Nightly Refresh Program will […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that absence may truly make the heart grow fonder and that couples who live apart have more meaningful interactions and stronger bonds than those who see each other every day. In a new study, couples in long distance relationships maintained over phone calls, texting, emailing and video chat were […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Marriage rate in US plummets

Marriage rate in US plummets

(Relaxnews) – Matching the trends happening in Europe, fewer US women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot, according to new data released Thursday. The marriage rate in the US is currently 31.01, the lowest it’s been in over a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Center […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

(LONDON-AFP) – The Duchess of Cambridge lives a very different life to most mums-to-be, but Britain’s army of mothers has been captivated by her pregnancy — and is ready to rally around to help her bring up the new heir. Social media has been abuzz with every detail of Prince William and his wife Catherine’s […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

(Relaxnews) – A high specification device is one of six phones launched Friday that have been especially adapted to meet Indian consumer needs — in tems of both price and performance. The Grand X features a 5-inch HD display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor plus 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – Children’s toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said. “Substances which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction as well as 55 allergenic fragrances are now banned from use in […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, World News ·
One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

(Relaxnews) – Boy band One Direction has released an audio video for the group’s latest track, titled “Best Song Ever.” The band has been teasing fans with snippets of the forthcoming single, “Best Song Ever,” for the past few weeks, but the official audio video for the full single is now available atyoutube.com/watch?v=-zCF1-emakY The single […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

(Relaxnews) – Where is Spider-Man headed? Is he going on vacation? No, he’s just off to San Diego’s Comic-Con event, which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday. Close to 130,000 comic book, movie, and pop culture fans gather in California for this annual event which also hosts a large number of sneak peeks and […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·
What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

(Relaxnews) – Are you impulsive and an idealist? Chances are your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. On the other hand, is your go-to flavor at the ice cream parlor strawberry? You’re more likely to be tolerant, devoted and an introvert. At least that’s according to “smell and taste expert” Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online ·
Personality may predict your love of spicy food

Personality may predict your love of spicy food

(Relaxnews) – Your preference for spicy versus bland food may be determined by your personality type, a new US study finds. Presented at this week’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, the research has found a correlation between personality types and hot-spice preferences, with thrill seekers more likely to want […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Master stylist Marlou Colina unveils  ‘make up 101’ Sept 8

Master stylist Marlou Colina unveils ‘make up 101’ Sept 8

COLINA Salon, in cooperation with Colina Cosmetics, unveils the biggest make-up event of the year: “Make-up 101,” to be held on September 8, 2013, from 1pm to 7pm, at Double Tree Hotel Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Dr., Norwalk CA 90650 Conducted by celebrity make-up guru Marlou Colina, the one-day intensive make-up workshop will cover Theory, Stage-Demo, and Class […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

(Relaxnews) – Actress Jennifer Garner is the star of a new campaign for Italian luxury brand Max Mara, with the label officially launching the campaign Thursday at a glamorous dinner in New York City and releasing a video. “We are pleased to announce Jennifer Garner as the new face of our #MaxMara Accessories Campaign,” tweeted the brand earlier […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Karylle avoids ‘oversharing’ about love life

Karylle avoids ‘oversharing’ about love life

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Singer-actress Karylle is holding back on giving details about her love life after her previous relationship ended in controversy. Although considered an “open secret,” the 32-year-old “It’s Showtime” host refuses to publicly confirm her relationship with Sponge Cola frontman Yael Yuzon. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Karylle explained why she chooses to […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
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 ·