Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

By Elena Johnson My vegan nachos are a quick and easy recipe great for serving a crowd. They can be tailored to individual tastes by adding more vegetables – like jalapeños, chopped onion, or corn – or by adding vegan cheese (such as Daiya Pepperjack Style Shreds). These ingredients can also be wrapped in tortillas […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park San Diego to be held on August 10 and 11, 2013

29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park San Diego to be held on August 10 and 11, 2013

The 29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held on August 10 and 11, 2013, Saturday and Sunday, in Balboa Park at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way, San Diego, California. A yearly production of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, the Festival runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in both days. Admission is FREE.   Business entrepreneurs […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Climbers flock to Mt. Fuji as season begins

Climbers flock to Mt. Fuji as season begins

(YAMANAKAKO, Japan-AFP) – Hordes of trekkers flocked to Mount Fuji Monday at the start of a two-month climbing season, after it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its status as a symbol of Japan. Hundreds of hikers began their ascent of the 3,776-metre (12,389-feet) peak before dawn in a bid to […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Sports & Recreation ·
Christian Dior unveils multicultural collection

Christian Dior unveils multicultural collection

(PARIS-AFP) – Christian Dior artistic director Raf Simons on Monday unveiled a collection full of multicultural influences, in what the designer acknowledged was a step away from Dior’s exclusively French sense of itself. Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, who famously tripped on a Dior gown as she collected her Oscar, joined big names from Asia such […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Live out astronaut fantasies at new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction

Live out astronaut fantasies at new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction

(Relaxnews) – After blasting off into space for 33 missions, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will spend its retirement days serving as a tourist attraction for budding astronauts and space buffs at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Wannabe astronauts can live out their fantasies at the newly revamped Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which has undergone […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Art lovers can now visit New York’s Met every day

Art lovers can now visit New York’s Met every day

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Art lovers can now visit New York’s famed Metropolitan museum every day of the week after the management dropped a policy of being closed on Mondays. The Met, which welcomed a record-breaking 6.28 million visitors last year, had closed its doors on Mondays for more than 40 years. “Art is a 7-day-a-week […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Loewe and the Cruz sisters team up for handbag design

Loewe and the Cruz sisters team up for handbag design

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish luxury goods label has joined forces with sisters Penelope and Monica Cruz to design a new handbag, set to be unveiled in November. Academy Award-winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz stars in a new Loewe advertising campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot on the roof of the Casino de Madrid in the […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Staying up late can lead to weight gain: study

Staying up late can lead to weight gain: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that staying up late — because of studying, working late, traveling, or just being a night owl — can lead to weight gain because people tend to crave junk food in the wee hours of the morning. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the US found that subjects […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Nike reveals new soccer ball

Nike reveals new soccer ball

(Relaxnews) – Just as many soccer pros start pre-season training, Nike has unveiled the new ball that they’ll be kicking around. This season, England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, and the Brazilian league will all be playing with the new Nike Incyte Ball, which the company claims is the most technologically advanced […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Jimmy Choo launches fruity/floral flanker of flagship perfume

Jimmy Choo launches fruity/floral flanker of flagship perfume

(Relaxnews) – Jimmy Choo, famed for its ultra-high-end women’s shoes, has disclosed the details of its third fragrance, a limited-edition flanker of its very first perfume. Directly inspired by the luscious leathers of the brand’s collections, this new fruity/floral essence hits the market August 1. The limited-edition Exotic fragrance was developed by professional perfumers Olivier […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age

In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age

(TOKYO-AFP) – As a schoolboy, Akihiro Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. Now, the graduate student can rely on his smartphone, tablet and laptop to remember them for him. “Sometimes I don’t even bother to take notes in seminars. I just take out […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Books, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Lessons at home and homework at school in US

Lessons at home and homework at school in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – When April Burton explains the intricacies of French grammar to her American classroom, the students are at home, in front of their computer or smartphone. As for the homework, they will do it the following day, at school, thanks to the “flipped” classrooms approach made possible thanks to new technologies that are transforming […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani is set to launch a line of luxury chocolates especially for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The limited-edition boxes of chocolate pralines are alcohol-free and filled with dried fruits and honey, infused with saffron and cardamom, and decorated in emerald green sugar, reports gourmet food blog Fine Dining Lovers. Bonbons […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Next iPhone could be controlled with head movements

Next iPhone could be controlled with head movements

(Relaxnews) – Developers have unearthed more settings in the latest beta version of iOS 7, the operating system that will power the next iPhone and iPad and that will also be released to existing iDevice owners later this year. Discovered by an anonymous tipster, the feature allows users to control their devices with left-or-right head […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
‘The Hunger Games’: Julianne Moore could be Panem’s president

‘The Hunger Games’: Julianne Moore could be Panem’s president

(Relaxnews) – Julianne Moore could take part in the last two movies of the saga starring Jennifer Lawrence. While Jodie Foster was previously approached to play Alma Coin, Julianne Moore has reportedly now been asked to take the part of this scheming politician who briefly becomes president of Panem, the setting of Suzanne Collins’s novels, […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan robot says space mission ‘big stride’ for androids

Japan robot says space mission ‘big stride’ for androids

(TOKYO-AFP) – A talking robot that will accompany a Japanese astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere. In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the pint-sized KIROBO fielded questions from curious journalists who asked what it was going to do in space. “This may […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Azzaro’s latest men’s fragrance celebrates friendship

Azzaro’s latest men’s fragrance celebrates friendship

(Relaxnews) – The Italian design company expands its Chrome fragrance line with an eau de toilette honoring male friendship, Chrome United. Developed by Richard Ibanez, the fragrance is a unique marriage of Sichuan pepper and coriander, complemented by notes of bergamot recalling the scent of the original Chrome. This combination is enhanced by extracts of […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

(PARIS, France-AFP) – Eating a portion of tuna, salmon, sardines or other oily fish once or twice a week reduces the risk of breast cancer, according to a review published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Thursday. Researchers based in China looked at 26 previously published studies covering more than 800,000 volunteers in the […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

(Relaxnews) – Hotel chain JW Marriott is the latest luxury property brand to launch a club for its wine-loving guests which includes home delivery of specially curated bottles and accompanying recipe ideas. The JWM Wine Club is being launched in collaboration with Treasury Wine Estates, a global wine company with an international portfolio of New […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Could video games be the key to a healthier lifestyle?

Could video games be the key to a healthier lifestyle?

(Relaxnews) – The market for ‘active’ video games is growing rapidly and could be key to improving young people’s lifestyles, according to a new report released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN). “The enthusiasm surrounding active video games is fundamentally transforming how we play and […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·