Good at multitasking? Doubtful, according to new study

Good at multitasking? Doubtful, according to new study

(Relaxnews) – People who believe they are good at multitasking are actually terrible at it, according to a new study from the University of Utah. “What is alarming is that people who talk on cells phones while driving tend to be the people least able to multitask well,” says psychology Professor David Sanbonmatsu, a senior […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US not exempt from laws: Aquino  No reason given why US Navy ship was in Tubbataha Reef

US not exempt from laws: Aquino No reason given why US Navy ship was in Tubbataha Reef

MANILA, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has welcomed the US Navy’s apology for a minesweeper that went aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef, but said they would not be exempt from penalties. The priority was to remove the damaged USS Guardian from Tubbataha Reef even as an investigation was under […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
N. Korea defiant over nuclear test

N. Korea defiant over nuclear test

SEOUL, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – North Korea has vowed “high-profile measures” in the latest in a series of threats sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions, state media said Sunday, suggesting it was determined to press ahead with a third nuclear test. The warning by leader Kim Jong-Un came a day after Pyongyang said […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Hillary can’t predict her future, as 2016 looms

Hillary can’t predict her future, as 2016 looms

WASHINGTON, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – With only days left until she steps down as America’s top diplomat, Hillary Clinton left the door open Sunday to a possible future run in the 2016 presidential elections. And, in a rare joint interview with CBS, she appeared to win the endorsement of none other than President Barack […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino accepts donation from Filipino community in Switzerland for victims of Typhoon Pablo

Aquino accepts donation from Filipino community in Switzerland for victims of Typhoon Pablo

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III thanked the Filipino community from Switzerland and Lichtenstein for extending aid to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. An initial check worth 8,650 Swiss francs was turned over to the President during his meeting with the Filipino community here. “Marami pong nag-donate ng konting […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Special Olympics brings 2,300 athletes to S. Korea

Special Olympics brings 2,300 athletes to S. Korea

(SEOUL-AFP) – Around 2,300 mentally disabled athletes have gathered in the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang for the opening Tuesday of the 2013 Special Winter Olympics. The eight-day event will see athletes from 110 countries competing in disciplines including alpine and cross-country skiing and figure and short-track speed skating, as well as hockey and […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
A 128GB iPad on the way?

A 128GB iPad on the way?

(Relaxnews) – According to the 9to5Mac website, Apple could soon release a new 128GB iPad. This latest rumor is based on analysis of the source code of the beta version of iOS 6.1, Apple’s future mobile operating system, which will, for the first time in the history of the mobile iOS, allow for 128GB devices for […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Ready for Romance: Valentine’s Day 2013 Raffle Contest

Ready for Romance: Valentine’s Day 2013 Raffle Contest

Valentine’s Day has, throughout the years, been one of our society’s most anticipated holidays. It is a day filled with a nuanced combination of passion, interest, intrigue, excitement, nervousness and new horizons. For many, it is a start to their New Year with their significant other, or maybe it is their first date with someone […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Giveaways, Offers, Promotions ·
Friend of Fil-Ams California Senator Yee guns for State of Secretary seat

Friend of Fil-Ams California Senator Yee guns for State of Secretary seat

Sen. Leland Yee meets with L.A. Pinoy media, outlines platform   By Rhony Laigo A state senator of Chinese descent came down to Los Angeles early this week to woo Filpino-Americans’ vote as he seeks to replace Secretary of State Debra Brown whose term will end in 2014. California Senator Leland Yee met with the members […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Japan researchers grow kidney tissue from stem cells

Japan researchers grow kidney tissue from stem cells

(TOKYO-AFP) – Researchers in Japan said Wednesday they have succeeded in growing human kidney tissue from stem cells for the first time in a potential breakthrough for millions with damaged organs who are dependent on dialysis. Kidneys have a complex structure that is not easily repaired once damaged, but the latest findings put scientists on […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Boost your mood with more fruits and vegetables

Boost your mood with more fruits and vegetables

(Relaxnews) – Need more happiness, energy and calm in your life? A new study suggests it could be as easy as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. After analyzing the food diaries of 281 young adults for 21 days, researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand say they found a day-to-day relationship […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Android Malware could hit the 1 million mark in 2013

Android Malware could hit the 1 million mark in 2013

(Relaxnews) – New virus threats for Android devices are outpacing viruses for Windows at a rate of 14-to-3, and cyber criminals have also shifted their attention to social media and even Mac OSX. One of the unintended consequences for the smartphone and tablet makers who have helped to build a post-PC world is that their […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Quit smoking by 40, live long and prosper: study

Quit smoking by 40, live long and prosper: study

(Relaxnews) – Good news for those trying to snuff out their smoking habit: in a new study, smokers who quit before turning 40 regained all of the years they would have presumably lost if they continued smoking. Smoking cuts at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan, at least according to research. But a comprehensive […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino vows to continue institutionalizing reforms to effect country’s enduring progress

Aquino vows to continue institutionalizing reforms to effect country’s enduring progress

(DAVOS, Switzerland) President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday vowed to relentlessly pursue efforts in institutionalizing reforms in the country saying his government “wants change to become an enduring mainstream of progress rather than a mere blip in the radar and a case study for failed expectations.” “To etch positive, meaningful change in stone, to […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace confident of sustaining soaring tourist arrivals

Palace confident of sustaining soaring tourist arrivals

Malacanang said it is confident that the government could sustain the growing influx of tourists coming to the Philippines after posting four million arrivals for 2012. The Philippines has surpassed the four million visitor arrival mark for 2012 posting a total of 4,272,811 foreign visitors last year. This figure is a 9.07 percent increase from […]

Malacanang expects rule of law to prevail in resolving West Philippine Sea dispute

Malacanang expects rule of law to prevail in resolving West Philippine Sea dispute

The Palace expects that the international law will prevail in finally settling the disputed West Philippine Sea issue after the Philippines elevated its cause to the international tribunal. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing in Malacanang on Wednesday that the Palace also expects China and the Philippines, being signatories to United Nations […]

23.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Philippine News, World News ·
Metta World Peace of LA Lakers to Judge Student Suicide Prevention Video Contest!

Metta World Peace of LA Lakers to Judge Student Suicide Prevention Video Contest!

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, star forward for the Los Angeles Lakers leads the roster of judges for the statewide high school student video contest called Directing Change. The contest is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health […]

23.01.2013 · Filled under: Contests ·
Statement by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea

Statement by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea

22 January 2013 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the print and broadcast media.I have the honor to introduce to you the Honorable Solicitor General of the Philippines Francis H. Jardeleza who stands with me here today. This afternoon, the Philippines has taken the step of bringing China before an Arbitral Tribunal under Article 287 […]

23.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Philippine News, World News ·
America archives its billions of tweets

America archives its billions of tweets

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Library of Congress, repository of the world’s largest collection of books, has set for itself the enormous task of archiving something less weighty and far more ephemeral — Americans’ billions of tweets. The venerable US institution is assembling all of the 400 million tweets sent by Americans each day, in the belief […]

22.01.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Michelle Obama stays true to Jason Wu for inaugural gown

Michelle Obama stays true to Jason Wu for inaugural gown

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US First Lady Michelle Obama stayed loyal to Jason Wu on Monday, choosing the Taiwan-born, New York-based designer for her much-anticipated inaugural ball dress as she did four years ago. She appeared before a cheering crowd of thousands in Washington’s cavernous convention center in the ruby-colored, halter-top chiffon and velvet gown by Wu, […]

22.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, U.S. News ·