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 ·
Porsche Design Sport launches womenswear line

Porsche Design Sport launches womenswear line

(Relaxnews) – Fashion meets function, at least according to Adidas and Porsche Design. The two have joined forces to launch the first Porsche DesignSport womenswear collection. Just like the menswear range, launched in 2006, Porsche Design Sport brings its iconic luxury brand to a range of sporty sneakers, gym hoodies, gym pants, and outerwear in […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Summer festivals heat up UAE

Summer festivals heat up UAE

(Relaxnews) – Abu Dhabi’s tourism office has announced the expansion of an annual family-friendly summer festival that will span 52 days, covering Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. SummerFest Abu Dhabi, which launched in 2011, will kick off at the end of next month and run until August 17 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Guided by voices: virtual assistants could work across platforms

Guided by voices: virtual assistants could work across platforms

(Relaxnews) – The next generation of virtual assistants will work across devices, across platforms and throughout our homes. Thanks to Apple’s Siri voice-operated virtual smartphone assistant and Google’s new conversational search and map apps, consumers are getting more comfortable with talking to their devices when they want to check facts or dates, or in the […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Healthy living can fend off forgetfulness: study

Healthy living can fend off forgetfulness: study

(Relaxnews) – Feeling forgetful? A new study finds that adopting healthy behaviors could help sharpen your memory. While research has already shown that a healthy lifestyle is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, the researchers said. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Radiation on trip to Mars near lifetime limit

Radiation on trip to Mars near lifetime limit

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Astronauts who travel on future missions to Mars would likely be exposed to their lifetime limit of radiation during the trip, not to mention time spent on the Red Planet, scientists said Thursday. The measurements were made aboard the Mars Science Laboratory, an unmanned NASA rover and mobile lab that set off for […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Tips for a successful home swap

Tips for a successful home swap

(Relaxnews) – As home swapping becomes an increasingly popular lodging alternative among travelers, one of the first pioneers of the concept offers prospective participants tips on how to keep their dwelling exchange-ready year-round and ensure a safe and secure swap. After being popularized by the 2006 film “The Holiday,” in which Cameron Diaz’s character swaps […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
Dinner in the sky over Venice in June

Dinner in the sky over Venice in June

(Relaxnews) – From June 19 to 23, guests at Hotel Cipriani on the isle of Giudecca in the Venetian Lagoon will be in for a truly celestial meal: 22 guests at a time will be invited up for a “Dinner in the Sky” — at a big table on a rotating platform raised 164 feet […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·