Active kids do better on academic tests: study

Active kids do better on academic tests: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that getting kids into the gym or onto the playground could boost their grades. The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found that elementary and middle school students who weren’t physically fit were more likely to fail both math and reading tests. “Schools […]

03.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US teen designs compact nuclear reactor

US teen designs compact nuclear reactor

(LONG BEACH, California-AFP) – Eighteen-year-old Taylor Wilson has designed a compact nuclear reactor that could one day burn waste from old atomic weapons to power anything from homes and factories to space colonies. The American teen, who gained fame four years ago after designing a fusion reactor he planned to build in the garage of […]

02.03.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
AFP on martial law: we all must learn from mistakes of the past

AFP on martial law: we all must learn from mistakes of the past

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — The military has welcomed the signing into law by President Benigno Aquino III of the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, which officially acknowledged that martial law, officially in place from 1972 to 1981, had wronged almost 10,000 victims of the Marcos regime, and vowed no repeat […]

02.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AVOID FORECLOSURE WITH A LOAN MOD OR SHORT SALE

AVOID FORECLOSURE WITH A LOAN MOD OR SHORT SALE

There are many solutions available to homeowners falling behind on their payments. Most people think Bankruptcy as the only option, short of just letting the Bank take the home. Bankruptcy is a good option, and while it can strip off the second trust deed if the home is upside down in current value, bankruptcy cannot […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Southeast Asian events in Southern California

Southeast Asian events in Southern California

Saturday, March 2, 2013 Masterpieces: The Remarkable Sculpture of Ancient Cambodia 2:00 PM Brown Auditorium Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free and open to the public.  No reservations required. Web announcement: www.lacma.org/event/distinguished-lecture   The Seventh Annual Distinguished Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art, delivered by Prof. Robert Brown,professor […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
New Depeche Mode songs to be broadcast in Times Square

New Depeche Mode songs to be broadcast in Times Square

(Relaxnews) – English electro outfit Depeche Mode will be performing in the “Live on Letterman” web concert series in New York on March 11, showcasing, for the first time, songs from the band’s new LP “Delta Machine.” The performance will be webcast in Times Square and on the web. The “Live On Letterman” series is […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Ongoing repairs keep Statue of Liberty closed

Ongoing repairs keep Statue of Liberty closed

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Damage wreaked on the Statue of Liberty by Hurricane Sandy has yet to be fully repaired, and it remains unclear when the New York icon will again welcome tourists from around the world. “We do not have a reopening timeline yet,” said spokeswoman Linda Friar of the National Park Service, the US […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles

The American automotive industry has throughout its history endured a multitude of ideological and technological changes. In past years, America was known for its muscle cars, which were loud, roaring and powerful, yet they often lacked efficiency and handling. Volkswagen, though foreign in origin has become one of America’s most pertinent automotive manufactures. In more […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

(Family Features) A new kitten can make the “purr”fect addition to your family and provide companionship for years to come. Regardless of whether you’ve just adopted a kitten for the first time or are a seasoned pet parent, there are plenty of tasks to consider when it comes to cat care. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Steve Jobs biography to get manga treatment

Steve Jobs biography to get manga treatment

(Relaxnews) – Japanese magazine “Kiss” is to run a cartoon serialization of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’s official biography. According to “Kiss” magazine’s official Twitter feed, the Japanese translation of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling official biography is to be serialized in cartoon form, with the first chapters expected to be published in the May edition. Taking on […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books ·
US ‘showrooming’ habits mapped by new survey

US ‘showrooming’ habits mapped by new survey

(Relaxnews) – ‘Showroomers’ are the most likely US consumers to visit home, toy and pet stores, and those that spend the most with online retailers are also the most likely to visit Victoria’s Secret. The “Aisle to Amazon” study, which combines responses from 14,925 US shoppers with the direct measurement of almost 1 billion US […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
PHL sends mercy ship to Malaysia

PHL sends mercy ship to Malaysia

MANILA, Feb 24, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines was Sunday night preparing to send a mercy ship to pick up scores of followers of a Filipino sultan who entered the Malaysian state of Sabah to press his territorial claims, the foreign office said. The “humanitarian ship” was to depart the southern-most Philippine island province of […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reparations for martial law victims

Reparations for martial law victims

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 in ceremonies marking the 27th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power held at the EDSA People Power Monument in Quezon City on Monday. In his speech, the President said the new law […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asia has the world’s most billionaires: survey

Asia has the world’s most billionaires: survey

Asia has the world’s most billionaires: surve(BEIJING-AFP) – Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, a survey by a China-based wealth magazine showed on Thursday, apparently overtaking North America for the first time. There were 1,453 people around the world with a personal wealth of $1 billion or more as of January, said the […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden ·
First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission

First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The world’s first space tourist, US multimillionaire Dennis Tito, unveiled plans Wednesday to send a manned mission to Mars and back, targeting a launch date less than five years away. The two space travelers wouldn’t land on the Red Planet — or even enter its orbit — just fly through the vicinity and […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
World’s tallest hotel officially open for business

World’s tallest hotel officially open for business

(Relaxnews) – Dubai rolled out the red carpet Wednesday night for a roster of celebrities that included British singer Leona Lewis to help open the tallest hotel in the world. In a city already oozing with glitz and glamour, the opening party for the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai amped up the voltage escorting 1,200 party guests into […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Videos ·
Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

(Relaxnews) – The newest addition to Disney’s fleet of luxury cruise ships that can accommodate 4,000 people and counts 14 towering decks dominated a readers’ choice poll of the world’s best cruise ships. According to readers of Cruise Critic – an offshoot of TripAdvisor – the Disney Fantasy is the best in class when it comes to […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Trailer: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2′

Trailer: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2′

(Relaxnews) – Food will threaten the world in this sequel to the 2009 animated comedy. Yahoo!Movies got the trailer exclusive. Brilliant inventor Flint Lockwood, who in the last film almost destroyed his town by inventing a food-producing machine, will be back in ”Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” discovering that his still-operational machine has created an […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

(TOKYO-AFP) – Passers-by in Tokyo’s busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel — it has shrunk to about half its original height. Slowly but surely, and with none of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. “In this demolition […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Ron Livingston joins’Boardwalk Empire’

Ron Livingston joins’Boardwalk Empire’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Livingston has signed onto the fourth season of “Boardwalk Empire,” Deadline.com has revealed. Livingston will join Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon on the show playing Roy Phillips, a new businessman in town who will not go unnoticed. His character will appear in the fourth season, set to air in the […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·