Heavy mobile phone usage tied to poor fitness: study

Heavy mobile phone usage tied to poor fitness: study

(Relaxnews) – Perhaps not too surprisingly, spending copious amounts of time hovering over your mobile phone — texting, emailing, gaming, or watching videos — doesn’t do much for your fitness. Reported in Runners World on Thursday, Kent State University found that university students who spent large amounts of time on their phone — as much […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

(Relaxnews) – While the official wine for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may hail from local producers in Brazil, VIP guests will sip on French bubbly provided by Champagne Taittinger during one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. As the World Cup’s official champagne, Taittinger will keep the effervescent stuff flowing liberally during the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Lancôme unveils a lighter take on La Vie est Belle

Lancôme unveils a lighter take on La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – The French brand celebrates the first anniversary of its fragrance La Vie est Belle with the soft and delicate Eau de Parfum Légère, out internationally in August. Developed by perfumers Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion, the lighter version contains iris and white musk scents, combined with jasmine sambac, orange blossom, pure […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

(Relaxnews) – While the beaches of Thailand may be known for being overrun by young budget-conscious backpackers, the county’s tourism board has launched a new site promoting luxury travel experiences in a bid to woo globetrotters with deep pockets. Thailand Super Quality is being pitched as an online portal that can help affluent globetrotters build bespoke, […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Videos ·
Twitter index: Happy July 4

Twitter index: Happy July 4

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, July 4, Twitter users are celebrating US Independence Day and mourning the death of Bernie Nolan. Independence Day, celebrated annually on July 4, marks the approval of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The following year Americans began celebrating the anniversary of their freedom and the occasion has spiraled into the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Winnie Mandela biopic due out in September

Winnie Mandela biopic due out in September

(Relaxnews) – A movie starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as the Mandelas is slated for US theatrical release on September 6. “Winnie,” by South African director Darrel J. Roodt, tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s second wife, recounting her eventful private and public life from her childhood through her activism to her various criminal […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
James Franco taking on Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

James Franco taking on Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star is looking to direct a movie adaptation of the 1929 novel, reports the Los Angeles Times. “The Sound and the Fury” tells the story of a formerly wealthy family in the American South that struggles with poverty, alcoholism and tragedy. The filmmaking could present quite a challenge for Franco, who […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors Thursday, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York, causing extensive damage to the landmark. Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty, one of America’s most recognizable symbols, on the festive […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations ·
What would your dream airport look like?

What would your dream airport look like?

(Relaxnews) – If you could create your dream airport what would it include? According to 10,000 international travelers, the most coveted feature would be a movie theater. In a Skyscanner survey released this week, the most popular airport facility for wiling away tedious layovers and wait times for nearly half (49 percent) of respondents, was […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Paris fashion is ‘royal affair’

Paris fashion is ‘royal affair’

(PARIS-AFP) – The Paris couture shows were on Wednesday a “royal affair” with Elie Saab’s crown jewel-inspired collection while Frank Sorbier’s courtly models looked as if they had stepped out of a Holbein painting. Saab’s shimmering regal gowns came in emerald green, sapphire blue and blood-red like “rubies plucked from a crown”. Frank Sorbier meanwhile […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Johnny Depp swaps pirates for wild west in ‘Lone Ranger’

Johnny Depp swaps pirates for wild west in ‘Lone Ranger’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Johnny Depp and the makers of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise have swapped the high seas for the wild west in “The Lone Ranger,” as they seek to reboot an American pop culture icon. Having earned more than $3.6 billion at the box office with the “Pirates” blockbusters, producer Jerry Bruckheimer […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

(Relaxnews) – In keeping with tradition — “Saints Row” tradition — there are outlandish wrestling moves, overpowered weapons, mascot costumes, and a couple of F-words ahoy in the “Saints Row IV” Independence Day trailer. Forget about “Grand Theft Auto V” is the subliminal message; there’s plenty of time for that sort of thing a month […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Videos ·
Google+ trends: Fourth of July, Doug Engelbart

Google+ trends: Fourth of July, Doug Engelbart

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, July 4, Google+ users are celebrating US Independence Day and paying their respects to Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse. July 4 is a national holiday in the US and is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques and general patriotic events. The origins of the day can be found in the […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Online, Science & Technology ·
4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

Set to be the largest and best fireworks display in Southern California, a 30-minute production will light-up the night sky at Americafest: the 87th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl.  The show will be produced and choreographed by PyroSpectaculars by Souza, the company that produced the fireworks shows at the Centennial Celebration […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Happenings ·
KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress KC Concepcion is thankful to actress Judy Ann Santos for pushing her in her bida-kontrabida role in ABS-CBN’s hit series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” with Sam Milby. “Ang best advice na ibinigay niya sa akin ay i-try ko itong bida-kontrabida na ito. Parang siya ‘yung nagbigay sa akin ng extra push […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Is Sony getting ready to launch the world’s first UHD smartphone?

Is Sony getting ready to launch the world’s first UHD smartphone?

(Relaxnews) - The latest leaked images and specifications suggest that Sony’s new handset in question is a new flagship device that will be capable of shooting video and a scarcely believable 4,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution. The phone in question, codenamed the “Honami” (but most likely to be called the Xperia Z when it launches) is believed […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

(CHICAGO-AFP) – General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday. The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A batter-laden fried fish dish packs two weeks worth of harmful trans fat in a single serving and was named worst restaurant meal in America Tuesday by a US consumer advocacy group. The Big Catch meal, sold at the fast food chain Long John Silver’s, contains 33 grams of trans fat and 3,700 […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York has introduced stiff new penalties for teenagers who send text messages while driving, saying the measures are necessary to tackle a “deadly” problem. Under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, drivers under the age of 18 will have their licenses suspended for a first offense of sending SMS […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Motoring ·
How long-term couples handle conflict: they ignore it

How long-term couples handle conflict: they ignore it

(Relaxnews) – For long-term couples, a new US study reveals the most common strategy for handling conflicts: just change the subject. Researchers from San Francisco State University followed 127 middle-aged and older long-term married couples over a period of 13 years, keeping tabs on how they managed conflicts on everything from housework to finances. Researchers […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·