General anaesthesia boosts dementia risks for elderly

General anaesthesia boosts dementia risks for elderly

(PARIS, France-AFP) – General anaesthesia for the elderly boosts the risks of dementia by more than a third, according to a study by French doctors released on Friday. Researchers led by Francois Sztark at the University of Bordeaux in southwestern France analysed data from a long-term study into cognitive decline covering 9,300 elderly people in […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Adidas announces partnership with Novak Djokovic, unveils his new shoe

Adidas announces partnership with Novak Djokovic, unveils his new shoe

(Relaxnews) – Adidas has revealed a new footwear partnership with tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, who debuted his new Barricade 7 sneaker at the French Open at the Roland Garros Stadium. The deal follows Novak’s “personal decision” to wear the Barricade shoe for many years, Adidas said. The Serbian star won all six of his Grand […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Is your job making you fat?

Is your job making you fat?

(Relaxnews) – A new survey finds that the worst job for weight gain is administrative assistants, with 70 percent packing on the pounds on the job. Other careers that may wreck your waistline: engineer, teacher, nurse, or IT manager. In a survey from website CareerBuilder of 3,600 full-time workers in the US, more than half […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Turning the tables on the traditional home computer

Turning the tables on the traditional home computer

(Relaxnews) – Tabletop PCs are a new category of device that can be used as a giant, family-sized tablet or paired with a keyboard and a mouse and operated like a traditional desktop computer. The next big home computing trend or a flash in the pan? Described as an all-in-one, all around the home, the HP […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Canadian group given go-ahead to excavate Atari’s ‘E.T.’ dump

Canadian group given go-ahead to excavate Atari’s ‘E.T.’ dump

(Relaxnews) – The site where a 1983 Atari is said to have buried its stock of unwanted video games, consoles, computers and parts — including catastrophic culprit “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” — is to be dug up in the year of the Atari Dump’s 30th anniversary. Stephen Spielberg’s “E.T.” was a huge success at the cinema, […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Offbeat ·
Google+ trends: Will Smith’s ‘After Earth’

Google+ trends: Will Smith’s ‘After Earth’

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, June 3, Google+ users are discussing the film “After Earth,” which stars Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith and performed poorly at the box office on its opening weekend. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, “After Earth” is a futuristic tale of a father-son team who find themselves stranded on Earth […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Marvel woos ‘Doctor Who’ redhead for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel woos ‘Doctor Who’ redhead for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

(Relaxnews) – Actress Karen Gillian is going to play the super-villain in the super-hero outer-space flick “Guardians of the Galaxy,” reveals The Hollywood Reporter. Karen Gillian, a 25-year-old Scottish redhead, made her breakthrough portraying Amy Pond for three seasons in the BBC science fiction series “Doctor Who.” She is now going to play one of […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Alber Elbaz makes colorful animated film for Lancôme

Alber Elbaz makes colorful animated film for Lancôme

(Relaxnews) – Lancôme has released an animated film made by Alber Elbaz in the runup to the June 15 launch of his first-ever line of mascaras and eye shadows for the French luxury cosmetics house. The animated “Hypnôse Show” begins with what seems to be a typical Parisian fashion show. But as the lights dim […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Young women opt for the sun’s rays over bronzers, survey says

Young women opt for the sun’s rays over bronzers, survey says

(Relaxnews) – To achieve a summer glow, American women opt for UV tanning over safer sunless tanning products, a new survey finds. “It’s a question of confidence,” study lead author Jeong-Ju Yoo of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, told HealthDay. “Sunless tanning products like bronzers, tanning creams or lotions are a much safer alternative to […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Health and fitness agenda: Evolution Asian Yoga Conference, Wanderlust

Health and fitness agenda: Evolution Asian Yoga Conference, Wanderlust

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Hong Kong welcomes its 7th Evolution Asian Yoga Conference, and Vermont ramps up for its annual yoga and music festival, Wanderlust. 7th Evolution Asia Yoga Conference June 6-9 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Evolution Asia brings together yoga enthusiasts and masters worldwide to explore the world of yoga […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AARP hosts first Asian media luncheon

AARP hosts first Asian media luncheon

AARP hosted their first Asian Media Luncheon at the Hilton in San Gabriel, California on May 14, 2013.  The event invited representatives from a wide variety of media constituencies to attend, specifically targeting the Filipino-American, Chinese-American and general Asian-American media outlets.  On the national scale, AARP also introduced their Asian advertising campaign created by DAE […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News ·
A romantic Italian oasis that inspired literary giants

A romantic Italian oasis that inspired literary giants

(NINFA, Italy-AFP) – Rare plants, enchanting ruins and the tinkle of waterfalls: the English-style botanical oasis of Ninfa near Rome is a secret idyll billed as “the world’s most romantic garden”. The exquisite garden dates back to the late 19th century when the aristocratic Caetani family took over lands deserted for centuries including Ninfa, a […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Environment ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

(Relaxnews) – Among upcoming video games, nimble memory-remixer Nilin is on a quest to save a gorgeous-looking Neo-Paris from its data-mining corporate overlords in “Remember Me,” while a cohort of superheroes, both famous and lesser-known, step forth in the free online offering “Marvel Heroes.” Scrolls (Mac, PC) International: June 3 The sophomore title from the “Minecraft” […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes despite perils

Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes despite perils

(MILAN-AFP) – Bikes are outselling cars in cash-strapped Italy but while cyclists in Milan say their city is ready for a two-wheel lifestyle, there are daily nuisances for riders on Rome’s trafficked streets. Some cities in Italy have bike-sharing initiatives, bike paths and public awareness schemes, while cyclists are still barely tolerated in others. “The […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Twitter index: Wigan football team, Chicser band

Twitter index: Wigan football team, Chicser band

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, May 28, Twitter users are discussing the English football team Wigan while others who are fans of YouTube boy band Chicser are hoping to get to chat with member Owy Posadas. English football team Wigan, which won this year’s domestic English football competition the FA Cup, is causing a stir on […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A Starbucks cafe in Hong Kong’s posh financial district which used water from a tap near a urinal to brew coffee prompted a torrent of angry reactions from customers Thursday. The coffee shop, in the famous Bank of China Tower, has been using the water from a tap in a toilet to […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to open Vegas restaurant?

Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to open Vegas restaurant?

(Relaxnews) – After collaborating on a cafe that’s set to open in London this fall, BFFs David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay have been tapped to partner up again in another restaurant venture, this time in Las Vegas. According to The Sun UK, hotelier and business tycoon Steve Wynn, who owns the Wynn Las Vegas, is wooing the […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
When stressed, people lean on habits, good or bad

When stressed, people lean on habits, good or bad

(Relaxnews) – Old habits really do die hard, especially when we’re under pressure. But a new study finds that while people fall back on established routines when stressed, this includes healthy habits as well. While common belief dictates that stress can trigger overeating or shopping sprees, that’s not necessarily the case, according to new research. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘World’s oldest’ Torah scroll found in Italian archive

‘World’s oldest’ Torah scroll found in Italian archive

(ROME-AFP) – The world’s oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in a university archive in Bologna, according to an Italian professor who said the text could be from the 12th century. The precious lambskin scroll had been classified by the university library as being from the 17th century and was named simply “Scroll Number […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, World News ·
James Dean’s short-lived stardom to featured in a biopic

James Dean’s short-lived stardom to featured in a biopic

(Relaxnews) – After telling the sad suicidal tale of post-punker Ian Curtis in “Control” (2007), Anton Corbijn plans to adapt James Dean’s life for the silver screen. The Dutch filmmaker has teamed up with See-Saw Films producer Iain Canning (“The King’s Speech,” “Shame”) to flesh out this low-budget project, called “Life,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·