Volunteering good for the heart: study

Volunteering good for the heart: study

(OTTAWA-AFP) – Volunteer work has long been touted as good for the soul, but the practice is also good for your heart, according to a study out Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver wanted to find out how volunteering might impact one’s physical condition, and discovered […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘I’m fat’ shifts to ‘I’m old’ as women age

‘I’m fat’ shifts to ‘I’m old’ as women age

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that as a woman ages, she doesn’t necessarily go any easier on herself. Rather, aging women tend to replace negative thinking about large thighs or muffin tops with concerns over looking old and wrinkled. A study from Trinity University in the US examined the self-critical talk of 914 women […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Discover a beauty sanctuary at All About Skin

Discover a beauty sanctuary at All About Skin

You ladies know and dread this! When you wake up, look in the mirror and start to see and notice the ravaging effects of aging in your face, you know that sun, chemicals, and time have finally caught up with you. Especially so when men start calling you ma’am and tita, you feel self-conscious and […]

26.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Pope to quit Twitter after stepping down: Vatican Radio

Pope to quit Twitter after stepping down: Vatican Radio

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – The pope’s official Twitter account, which has more than two million followers in nine languages, will close next week when Benedict XVI leaves office, Vatican Radio said Friday. After a high-profile launch on December 12 under the name @pontifex, the pontiff’s online musings quickly attracted over 1.5 million followers in English. Around […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Online, World News ·
For Piolo, Diether, respect key to lasting friendship

For Piolo, Diether, respect key to lasting friendship

Actors Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo both agreed that the key to a lasting friendship is having mutual respect for each other. Both actors said they never thought their friendship would come a long way. Both are members of the first “ASAP” boy group The Hunks along with Jericho Rosales, Carlos Agassi and Bernard Palanca. […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

(Relaxnews) – Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s eponymously named Tokyo restaurant has been hailed as the best dining destination in Asia, a newly bestowed title that’s poised to launch a banner year for the restaurant which also fetes its 10th anniversary in 2013. The win isn’t a complete surprise, given that the two Michelin-starred restaurant Narisawa was named the […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Twitter index: Demi Lovato premieres ‘Heart Attack’

Twitter index: Demi Lovato premieres ‘Heart Attack’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of American singer Demi Lovato have taken to Twitter on Monday, February 25, to express their delight at the premiere of her latest single “Heart Attack,” and the Oscars continue to cause a buzz as the finer points of Sunday night are debated. American singer and teen idol Demi Lovato premiered her […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music, Videos ·
Sitting just four hours a day can boost your risk of illness: study

Sitting just four hours a day can boost your risk of illness: study

(Relaxnews) – A new large-scale Australian study finds that sitting each day for more than four hours can boost your risk of serious illness. What does this mean for desk-bound workers? Researchers from the University of Western Sydney conducted a study involving 63,048 middle-aged Australian men, who recorded how many hours each day they usually […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Center for Florida Alliance Goodwill and Advancement (CFAGA), Philippine-American Association of South Florida (PAASF), Philippine American Society of Palm Beach (PAS), Philippine American Nurses Association of Southeast Florida (PMASEF), is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on: Schedule: […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
How mobile data could save lives

How mobile data could save lives

(Relaxnews) – The latest mobile industry report shows that mobile operator data revenues will overtake voice call revenues by 2018, driven by the growing demand for connected devices and the benefits they can bring to consumers around the globe. The GSMA report, compiled in partnership with PwC and published to coincide with the opening day […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Athletics: 101-year-old marathon runner shines at last race

Athletics: 101-year-old marathon runner shines at last race

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world’s oldest distance runner retired Sunday after ending his last race in Hong Kong on a high, describing it as one of the “happiest days” of his long life. Fauja Singh, nicknamed the “Turbaned Tornado”, finished the 10-kilometre (6 mile) run at the Hong Kong […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, World News ·
‘Die Hard’ still at the top of the worldwide box office

‘Die Hard’ still at the top of the worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – The fifth installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis took $45.7M worldwide on the weekend of February 24, meaning that it has held on to the top spot. ”Die Hard: A Good Day to Die” has made $184.8M since its release. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is back with takings of $19.1M, which takes its total […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Long lines at US customs after sequester: official

Long lines at US customs after sequester: official

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Automatic spending cuts set to go into effect Friday could lead to five-hour long waits at airport customs for passengers entering the United States, the White House said. Officials say that virtually every aspect of life could be affected by the cuts, which will hit unless bitterly divided lawmakers manage to strike a […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Sony officially launches ‘world’s slimmest and lightest’ tablet

Sony officially launches ‘world’s slimmest and lightest’ tablet

(Relaxnews) – The Xperia Z squeezes a 10.1-inch HD screen and huge 8 megapixel rear-facing camera into a 6.9mm thick, water-resistant shell. The tablet, which sets new standards in the Android marketplace, will be available to buy from Q2 2013 and is the latest in a recent string of devices from the Japanese tech company […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
China ends Lunar New Year with molten metal showers

China ends Lunar New Year with molten metal showers

(Nuanquan, China-AFP) – Fireworks lit up the sky across China on Sunday and straw-hatted farmers in one village hurled molten metal into the air, as the country marked the end of Lunar New Year festivities. China’s Lantern Festival traditionally signals the close of just over two weeks of rest and feasting during the Lunar New […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Lunar New Year ·
Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles was a night of dramatic looks, with some stars choosing fairytale princess looks and others opting for edgier, almost futuristic column-style gowns on the red carpet of the 85th Oscars awards. Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart, who presented at the 85th Oscars Sunday night, wore […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Google+ trends: reactions to the Oscars, what would you do with Google Glass?

Google+ trends: reactions to the Oscars, what would you do with Google Glass?

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, February 25, users of Google+ are sharing their thoughts on this year’s Oscars and taking part in Google’s competition to win a seat at the development table for Google’s augmented reality program, Google Glass. Following the annual star-studded Oscars on Sunday, Google+ users are talking about the winners and losers and […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Oscars survive Seth MacFarlane’s emcee debut

Oscars survive Seth MacFarlane’s emcee debut

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The 85th Academy Awards opened Sunday with Captain James Kirk appearing via videolink from the Starship Enterprise, and closed with First Lady Michelle Obama appearing live from the White House. In between, it survived a raft of sometimes off-color jokes by Seth MacFarlane in his first appearance as an Oscar emcee — delighting […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
National Pinball Museum hits ’tilt’

National Pinball Museum hits ’tilt’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The United States’ National Pinball Museum is closing its doors after failing to agree on a new lease with its landlord, but it’s holding out hope for a replay. In a statement, the non-profit museum — which relocated from Washington to Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 — said it would shut down on March […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
US exhibition traces history of altered photo images

US exhibition traces history of altered photo images

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation? Not at all, said the curator of a landmark exhibition on the topic that opened in Washington this week. After all, we’ve been living with altered images since photography was invented in the 19th century. […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·