Jackson wanted normal childhood for kids: daughter

Jackson wanted normal childhood for kids: daughter

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Michael Jackson made his children wear masks so they would not be recognized without him, and could have some kind of a normal childhood unlike his own, the late star’s daughter Paris said. In only her second public interview, the 13-year-old said she didn’t understand why she and her siblings Prince and […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
For Ford and Nissan, electric car sales still slow in the US

For Ford and Nissan, electric car sales still slow in the US

(Relaxnews) – Ford has revealed the first sales figures for its Focus Electric vehicle. The Detroit giant confirmed for the first time this week that it has sold just 16 Focus Electric models in the US since production began in December, shifting six last month and eight in total this year. In fairness to Ford, […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Foods approved by the American Heart Association

Foods approved by the American Heart Association

(Relaxnews) – Sandwich giant Subway has become the first fast food chain to receive the stamp of approval from the American Heart Association for offering heart-healthy fare. Sandwiches that carry the Heart-Check logo include black forest ham, chicken, turkey breast and roast beef but must be on 6-inch, 9-grain bread with no sauce. In order […]

05.06.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
PlayStation classics headed to PS Vita this summer

PlayStation classics headed to PS Vita this summer

(Relaxnews) – The PS Vita, Sony’s latest handheld which went on sale only a few months ago, was sure to have everyone’s attention at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which is currently underway in Los Angeles. The Japanese brand capitalized on the buzz to announce the reissue of some of its most popular PS1 titles on […]

05.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Queen Elizabeth II in numbers

Queen Elizabeth II in numbers

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Here are some facts and figures about her reign and the jubilee festivities: – Queen Victoria was the last and the only previous British monarch to celebrate a […]

05.06.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Eat your veggies if you want your kids to eat theirs: study

Eat your veggies if you want your kids to eat theirs: study

(Relaxnews) – If you want your kids to eat their vegetables, best lower your voice, put the wagging finger away, and tuck into a salad yourself. Because after observing different parenting styles of low-income families, researchers found that providing a positive food environment and adopting personal healthy eating habits was more effective than barking out […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
New app will let you track acne, skin tone, and pore size

New app will let you track acne, skin tone, and pore size

(Relaxnews) – If you want to track spots, skin tone, and pore size on your face over time, to either obsess over aging and imperfections or see if that new skin care regimen is working, a forthcoming smartphone app hailing from Japan will help you do just that. Japanese Fujitsu Laboratories’ Color Frame requires you […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS Dunstable, England Elephant keeper Elizabeth Fellows plays football with Donna, a two-year-old elephant at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable, central England on May 28, 2012. The elephants were playing with the ball as the zoo prepares to host a sporting extravaganza. ©AFP PHOTO/ FILIPPO MONTEFORTE Rome A woman looks […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Ghostbusters: is Hollywood a spiritual ‘vortex’?

Ghostbusters: is Hollywood a spiritual ‘vortex’?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Mystic healers. UFO hunters. Spirit mediums. People claiming psychic powers turn up everywhere. But in Hollywood, where dreams are made, the spiritual realm meets showbusiness. Watch out. Drive down a typical boulevard in Los Angeles, and within minutes you will spot a “psychic” sign offering to sort out your problems. Cults and […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Snow White’ takes bite out of N. America box office

‘Snow White’ takes bite out of N. America box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Snow White and the Huntsman” was the fairest of them all at the North American box office over the weekend with a $56. 3 million debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. The film starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart of “Twilight” fame, which offers a new twist on the classic fairy tale, knocked […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘The Avengers’ boots ‘Harry Potter’ as third-biggest box office hit

‘The Avengers’ boots ‘Harry Potter’ as third-biggest box office hit

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – After almost a year as the No. 3 film of all time with $1.32 billion in earnings, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, released in July 2011, has slipped to fourth place as The Avengers edges it out with $1.35 billion. After  just a month in theaters, director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers reached this milestone […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Train, bus or taxi? New site simplifies airport transfers for travelers

Train, bus or taxi? New site simplifies airport transfers for travelers

(Relaxnews) – If you’re flying in Europe this summer, a new website wants to help with your airport transfers. Often one of the toughest parts of the journey, getting from the airport to a city can be shrouded in mystery, particularly for travelers arriving late at night or to a place that hasn’t earned its […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
US May auto sales rise 20% on sweeter incentives

US May auto sales rise 20% on sweeter incentives

(DETROIT, Michigan-AFP) – With Toyota and Honda leading the way, US car sales rose by more than 20 percent in May from a year ago, juiced up by increased incentives amid a slow US economy, industry figures showed Friday. In total, 1.33 million new cars and trucks were sold in the United States last month, […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Motoring ·
(July 8) Apl.de.ap takes you to the Philippines – a global celebration of Filipino music

(July 8) Apl.de.ap takes you to the Philippines – a global celebration of Filipino music

The Black Eyed Peas rapper/DJ celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind party, featuring pop and traditional Pinoy artists, hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and more. Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00PM Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue Hollywood, CA 90068 323.850.2000 ARTISTS: Apl.de.ap with members of the Black Eyed Peas – Will.i.am and Taboo […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Recipe for smoked risotto with spinach, prosciutto and smoked mozzarella

Recipe for smoked risotto with spinach, prosciutto and smoked mozzarella

(Relaxnews) – Barbecue kingpin and author of the recently released book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking Foods Ted Reader says nearly everything can be smoked, including unexpected ingredients like chocolate and rice. After experimenting with different types of grains, Reader said Arborio works the best due to its high starch content and the fact that short-grain […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Ditch the steak and throw some rice or chocolate on the barbecue

Ditch the steak and throw some rice or chocolate on the barbecue

(Relaxnews) – You’ve smoked brisket, ham, ribs and fish, but what about throwing rice on the barbecue? Or chocolate, cheese and cocktails? As summer barbecue season kicks into high gear, intrepid grill masters looking for the next big challenge may want to consider expanding their repertoire and pulling out unconventional foods for the smoker, a […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
NASA ‘space drink’ found to smooth wrinkles and erase sun spots

NASA ‘space drink’ found to smooth wrinkles and erase sun spots

(Relaxnews) – The media has been buzzing this week about a NASA antioxidant-packed “space drink” that could smooth wrinkles and reverse sun spots. Science fiction or the fountain of youth? The beverage, known as AS10, was developed by the US space agency to protect astronauts from the damaging effects of radiation while traveling through space. […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Lady Gaga hits 25 million follower mark on Twitter

Lady Gaga hits 25 million follower mark on Twitter

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Pop diva Lady Gaga set a social media record Thursday when she became the first person on Twitter to amass more than 25 million followers, more than anyone else on the micro-blogging website. “#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I’m officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today. Last sold out show in Singapore in […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Can I pay off my Chapter 13 plan early?

Can I pay off my Chapter 13 plan early?

This is a subject of intense discussion among bankruptcy attorneys, judges and trustees. There have been instances where the court has approved an early payoff, but so far, these have been exceptions to the rule. At the moment, the following is the current practice. You can pay ahead a few months on your plan without any problems. […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Local News, Services ·
Malacañang rallies Filipinos to ‘pitch in’ in helping DOT achieve tourist arrivals target

Malacañang rallies Filipinos to ‘pitch in’ in helping DOT achieve tourist arrivals target

MANILA, Mar 26 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang called on the Filipino citizenry to “pitch in and do their share” in helping the Department of Tourism achieve its tourist arrivals target of 4.6-million visitors for 2012. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that all Filipinos should help the government achieve this reachable goal as the benefits would […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·