Study shows that adventure shapes the individual

Study shows that adventure shapes the individual

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The act of exploring helps shape the brain and adventuring is what makes each individual different, according to a study out Thursday by researchers in Germany. The findings published in the US journal Science may offer new paths to treating psychiatric diseases, scientists said. Researchers sought to pin down why identical twins are […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Food agenda: Mesamérica

Food agenda: Mesamérica

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major food-related events around the world. Mesamérica May 21-22 Mexico City, Mexico A culinary event aimed at promoting Mexican cuisine and gastronomy, Mesamérica will bring a veritable constellation of superstar chefs this year, with a roster that includes Daniel Humm, Alex Atala, Gaston Acurio, Andoni Luis Aduriz, René […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Chanel unveils new Keira Knightley film

Chanel unveils new Keira Knightley film

(Relaxnews) – “Once Upon a Time” celebrates the founding of the famous Parisian luxury label’s first store exactly a century ago. Starring recently married Chanel favorite Keira Knightley, the 18-minute long film was directed by the brand’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and was unveiled as the brand showed the latest Cruise collection in Singapore on May 9. […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Is Ferrari planning an even more exclusive hypercar?

Is Ferrari planning an even more exclusive hypercar?

(Relaxnews) – Ferrari has confirmed that all 499 examples of its latest flagship, the LaFerrari, are already spoken for as biggest rival Porsche reveals mixed fortunes with its latest flagship offering, the 918 Spyder. Ferrari’s parent company, Fiat, is reportedly examining other opportunities to extend the car’s production run in some way with the most […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
World Trade Center spire completed in New York

World Trade Center spire completed in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York construction workers cheered Friday as the final piece of the spire for the World Trade Center was hoisted into place, making the tower the tallest in the western hemisphere. Local television footage showed the huge piece, measuring 408 feet (124 meters), being craned slowly up, completing the final piece in […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller ‘Gravity’ gets first trailer

Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller ‘Gravity’ gets first trailer

(Relaxnews) – Set for a fall release, “Gravity” was presented by Warner Bros in a 1’30” trailer posted on YouTube. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will play two astronauts stranded in space and facing death after the destruction of their space station. The frightening atmosphere of the thriller shot in 3D comes across through the […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Microsoft eyes full control of Nook: report

Microsoft eyes full control of Nook: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Shares in Barnes & Noble surged Thursday after a report that Microsoft was preparing a $1 billion bid for the bookseller’s Nook Media digital assets. B&N shares jumped 26.9 percent to $22.55 in pre-market electronic trades, after the report by the technology news blog TechCrunch. Last year, Microsoft invested $300 million in the […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Last year, the number of tourists visiting Brazil grew by 4.5 percent, compared to 2011, according to the Brazilian tourism board, Embratur. In 2012, 5.7 million international tourists discovered this South American destination, representing a 4.5 percent increase in a year. Argentina remains the number one source of tourists, followed by North America […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US filmmakers are to make a biopic about Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi, to be released around the time of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Beverly Hills-based Epic Pictures Group said it has acquired the rights to a biography of the Barcelona star, “Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Sports & Recreation ·
J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

(Relaxnews) – American retailer J. Crew has teamed up with the winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund award for an exciting capsule collection. Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons and jeweler Jennifer Meyer all took home top prizes at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards late last year. The pieces are set […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, May 10, Google+ users in Australia are sharing pictures and news of the most recent solar eclipse while those in the US and elsewhere are looking forward to Mother’s Day. On Friday, May 10, residents of the Australian outback were lucky enough to witness a solar eclipse, the second in six […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Online ·
Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Television host and actress Toni Gonzaga is confident that distance will not affect her relationship with director Paul Soriano. Gonzaga said she understands that Soriano has to be away sometimes because of work. She said work schedules never became an issue for them because they are both in the entertainment industry. “Yun […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

The Department of Energy (DOE) would like to inform the public that power supply in Luzon was restored at 11:50 PM of May 8, 2013. This was made possible by the close coordination of the DOE, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), power generation companies, distribution utilities, and other energy agencies, in ensuring […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Keira Knightley afraid to tie the knot in ‘Laggies’

Keira Knightley afraid to tie the knot in ‘Laggies’

(Relaxnews) – English actress Keira Knightley will replace Anne Hathaway in “Laggies,” a dark comedy by Lynn Shelton (“Humpday”), announces Entertainment Weekly. Stepping in for Hathaway, who had to forego the role on account of scheduling conflicts, Knightley will be playing Megan, an eternal adolescent terrified of adulthood and its attendant responsibilities. When her boyfriend […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Too many US parents multitask while driving with kids: survey

Too many US parents multitask while driving with kids: survey

(Relaxnews) – From texting to putting their kids in the wrong size safety seat, many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while behind the wheel, a new survey finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US surveyed more than 600 parents to find out about their driving habits when traveling with […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Google to showcase new tablets and operating system update at May conference

Google to showcase new tablets and operating system update at May conference

(Relaxnews) – With one week to go until Google’s annual developers’ conference kicks off, the rumors surrounding new products, features and services is reaching fever pitch, and new tablets and an updated operating system are widely expected by those in the know. The Google I/O Developers Conference, which this year will be held in San Francisco […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Celebrating business and community partnerships: SCE hosts the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event

Celebrating business and community partnerships: SCE hosts the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event

IRWINDALE, Calif., May 3, 2013 — Celebrating business and community partnerships, Southern California Edison (SCE) hosted its eighth annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration today, highlighting the company’s partnerships with local business customers and organizations. “SCE takes pride in cultivating relationships with diverse business customers and community organizations on energy conservation, supporting […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Watchdogs say late release of source code illegal

Watchdogs say late release of source code illegal

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) -– After complaining about the lack of a review of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, watchdog groups now believe the last minute release of the PCOS source code is illegal. Bobby M. Tuazon, co-convener of AES Watch and director for policy studies of the Center for People Empowerment in […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC bars mayor from public office for continued use of US passport

SC bars mayor from public office for continued use of US passport

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — For continuously using his US passport even after he renounced his US citizenship, the mayor of Kauswagan town in Lanao del Norte was not only removed from his post, he was also prevented from running in any local elective post by the Supreme Court. Voting 10-5, the Supreme Court has […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

(Relaxnews) – NPD Display Search reports that manufacturing and development are back on track and that a second generation iPad Mini, this time with a 300ppi+ display will be ready to launch in time for the holiday season. The upgrade will bring the small tablet in line with Apple’s iPhone 5 and latest full-size iPad, […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·