Potential Home equity builder?

Potential Home equity builder?

Can you discharge your Second Mortgage in bankruptcy, and still keep your home? Many Americans are now in the position where their home is worth less than what they owe on it. In some areas, homeowners are seeing drops in value from 30% to 50%. In desperation, some homeowners have made the calculated decision to […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Musical revolution flowers in remote Russian city

Musical revolution flowers in remote Russian city

(PERM, Russia-AFP) – In a provincial music institute a thousand kilometres from Moscow, deep in Russia’s Urals, a conductor and his orchestra rehearse as the spring light floods through the windows and the local trams rumble by. But despite the far-flung location in the city of Perm, these musicians are no provincial journeymen. They are […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music ·
Surfers to hit the waves on International Surfing Day

Surfers to hit the waves on International Surfing Day

(Relaxnews) – Next week, surfers around the world will take to the waves to celebrate their sport on International Surfing Day, now in its tenth edition. In 2004, EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association) launched the event, which is supported by the European Surfing Federation (ESF), as well as Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and Surfrider […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘The Hobbit’ credited for bringing more tourists to New Zealand

‘The Hobbit’ credited for bringing more tourists to New Zealand

(Relaxnews) – The picturesque scenery of New Zealand featured in “The Hobbit” last year is credited for a spike in the number of international visitors to the country early this year. The latest figures released by New Zealand’s tourism office show that director Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” is doing again for his native country what […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Videos ·
Van Cleef & Arpels creates watch for charity auction

Van Cleef & Arpels creates watch for charity auction

(Relaxnews) – The Only Watch charity auction is set to take place this September in Monaco. The world’s first charity watch auction, Only Watch, will once again see 38 of the biggest watch manufacturers come together to raise money to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Each one of the watchmakers will donate a unique timepiece that they […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy marked the 115th year of Philippine Independence on Wednesdaywith a well-attended diplomatic reception that allowed it to share the good news about the economic transformation taking place in the country. “Truly, we have much to celebrate as a country and as a people. Hope is permeating the Philippines today and a renewed […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

(Relaxnews) – Some very off-the-wall restaurant concepts are popping up in all corners of the world. While fresh-air fanatics will have the chance to eat Dinner in the Sky over Venice from June 19-23, landlubbers might opt to dine in a lavatory or prison instead. Here are some of the most original gastronomic brainwaves around: […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
The exclusive accessory that’s also an investment

The exclusive accessory that’s also an investment

(Relaxnews) – Goldgenie has launched a customized iPhone finished with gold and diamonds that actually becomes more — rather than less — valuable as it gets older. When buying any electronic device and, in particular a smartphone, most consumers do so knowing that within a year it will no longer be the fastest or the […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world’s highest housing, restaurant and transport prices. Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country’s tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for football’s Confederations […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Shanghai opens star-packed film festival

Shanghai opens star-packed film festival

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Shanghai on Saturday opened its annual film festival packed with star power in acknowledgement of China’s role as the second largest box office in the world. The government-backed Shanghai International Film Festival is mainland China’s premier event of its kind, though capital Beijing has tried to steal the show with its own film […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
British ‘Superman’ eyes soaring franchise future

British ‘Superman’ eyes soaring franchise future

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Briton Henry Cavill becomes the latest actor to don Superman’s famous red cape as “Man of Steel” hits theaters this week — and hopes it’s just the start of a rebooted blockbuster franchise. The heart-throb actor co-stars with Amy Adams as plucky reporter Lois Lane and Australian Russell Crowe as his other-worldly […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Gerald Anderson film eyed for Hollywood remake

Gerald Anderson film eyed for Hollywood remake

An action-thriller starring Gerald Anderson is being considered for a Hollywood remake, according to the actor. The 24-year-old actor said Hollywood producers have expressed interest in doing a remake of the Erik Matti-directed film “On The Job.” “Sabi nila direk, ‘yung kampo nila Mark Wahlberg tumawag para i-remake, at saka nila Tom Cruise,” Anderson said. […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Chipotle Maple Citrus Watermelon Wings (Family Features) Make Father’s Day special by combining two of Dad’s favorite things – sweet treats and the grill. Hot dogs have gone gourmet and a big, juicy hamburger or steak is a tried-and-true classic. But, this year, show Dad how much you love him with a healthy twist on […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Fatherly Tips for Raising Healthy, Successful Kids

Fatherly Tips for Raising Healthy, Successful Kids

Children Benefit From Involved Dads (Family Features)  Everyone knows the classic love story. Man and woman fall in love, get married, have a baby and live happily ever after. However, real life isn’t always the fairy tale. While today’s version of the modern family has changed over time, the importance of parental involvement in children’s […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sneak peek: Naomi Watts resurrects Lady Di in ‘Diana’

Sneak peek: Naomi Watts resurrects Lady Di in ‘Diana’

(Relaxnews) – A first and rather solemn teaser trailer has come out for this biopic about the late Princess of Wales, Diana Spencer. MSN’s UK portal has obtained exclusive rights to premiere this sneak peek at the upcoming biopic by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”), which is due out in the fall in the UK. Naomi Watts […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Speech-to-text devices in new cars fail to overcome the well-known perils of hands-on texting while driving, a US study published Wednesday suggests. Developing standards for measuring cognitive distraction behind the wheel, University of Utah researchers wired the heads of 32 drivers with sensors, then gave them an array of tests in vehicle simulators […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Only five percent of us wash our hands properly: study

Only five percent of us wash our hands properly: study

(Relaxnews) – While washing your hands is the best way to defend against the spread of infectious diseases, a new study from Michigan State University finds that when it comes to hand washing in restrooms, most of us do a poor job. Of the 3,749 people researchers observed in public restrooms in bars, restaurants and […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Initiative takes aim at smartphone theft

Initiative takes aim at smartphone theft

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Law enforcement officials from New York and San Francisco launched a nationwide campaign Thursday to curb smartphone theft with the help of the companies that make the coveted devices. A Secure Our Smartphones Initiative led by New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco district attorney George Gascon calls for […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Hollywood legends warn of film industry ‘implosion’

Hollywood legends warn of film industry ‘implosion’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Hollywood legends Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have sparked a surge of debate in Tinseltown after warning that the film industry is set to implode, amid soaring budgets and cable TV rivalry. “E.T.” icon Spielberg revealed that his Oscar-winning political biopic “Lincoln” almost didn’t make it into theaters last year, while Lucas […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Apple’s iCloud Keychain a password locker for the cloud

Apple’s iCloud Keychain a password locker for the cloud

(Relaxnews) – At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on June 10 the company announced the launch of the iCloud Keychain, which acts as a cloud-based password locker, storing passwords for the growing number of internet services that consumers use behind one very secure password. The iCloud Keychain is a built-in password manager which will […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·