Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET Paris A woman looks at a painting entitled “1024 Farben, 1973″ by the German artist Gerhard Richter during the presentation of the exhibition “Gerhard Richter: Panorama” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, on June 4, 2012. The exhibition which is a major chronological retrospective that includes portraits based […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Apple unveils thinner, more powerful MacBooks

Apple unveils thinner, more powerful MacBooks

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple on Monday unveiled a new lineup of Macintosh laptops, including a revamped MacBook Air, the lightest of the computers, and a thinner, more powerful MacBook Pro. The move keeps Apple, which has been dominating the market for tablet computers like the iPad, in the game against a new line of slimmer […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Apple unveils own maps program, challenging Google

Apple unveils own maps program, challenging Google

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple unveiled its own mapping program Monday, challenging Google for the popular software application and opening up a new front in the war with the maker of the Android operating system. Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system for the iPhone and iPad includes “an entire new mapping solution from the ground up, […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

(Relaxnews) – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum in California is hosting an exhibit through September 2 featuring an extensive collection of photographs, clothing, furniture, artwork, and other memorabilia. Central to the exhibit are the works of photographer George Barris, including never-before-seen pictures of the Hollywood icon. Here is […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Google+ trends: Change your LinkedIn password, Manny pacquiao, Maria Sharapova

Google+ trends: Change your LinkedIn password, Manny pacquiao, Maria Sharapova

(Relaxnews) – “I changed #LinkedIn password. Have you?” ask Google+ users reminding their followers to change their password on sites including LinkedIn, Last.fm and eHarmony in the wake of massive password breaches. “First is was #LinkedIn, then it was #eHarmony later in the day, and now it’s #LastFm.  With the rash of compromised user accounts […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

10 photos (Relaxnews) – This week Lookbook users were torn between casual styles composed of separates in soft colors and looks that were short, black and lacy. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Jennifer G. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy by Jennifer G., 25 year old Native Fox from California. Find out more about her style […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
AirAsia Philippines begins flights to Malaysia

AirAsia Philippines begins flights to Malaysia

(MANILA-AFP) – Budget carrier AirAsia’s Philippine unit on Saturday began its international operations with the first of its daily flights to Malaysia, the company said. The airline’s Airbus A320 plane departed on its inaugural foreign flight from Clark airport, a sprawling former US airbase almost two hours’ drive from Manila, for Kuala Lumpur’s low-cost terminal. The […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Fashion agenda: Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Fashion agenda: Sao Paulo Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – Starting on Monday, Brazil’s biggest fashion week kicks off with names like Alexandre Herchovitch, Tufi Duek and Reinaldo Lourenco showing. São Paulo Fashion Week June 11-16 São Paulo, Brazil Since its launch in 1996, São Paulo Fashion Week has developed into Latin America’s most important fashion event, following on the heels of the […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Sony maintains Vita’s 10 million target

Sony maintains Vita’s 10 million target

(Relaxnews) – Sony is sticking to its stated aim of selling 10 million PlayStation Vita handheld consoles by March 2013, aided by a strong software line-up and selection of free services. Speaking to Reuters, PlayStation CEO Andrew House confirmed the 10 million target, first alluded to by Sony boss Kaz Hirai back in May. The […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Cebu Pacific banned from overbooking

Cebu Pacific banned from overbooking

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ aviation regulator announced Wednesday a ban on local airlines overbooking flights, following an outcry from would-be passengers who had been denied seats. The ban takes effect on June 15 even though low-cost carriers have protested that this would severely damage their business model, Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla told […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Smokers who eat fruits and veggies more likely to quit: study

Smokers who eat fruits and veggies more likely to quit: study

(Relaxnews) – Smokers trying to snuff out the habit may want to consider increasing their fruit and vegetable intake after a new study showed that those who follow healthy diets were three times more likely to quit and stay tobacco-free longer. In a study that surveyed 1,000 smokers in random phone interviews in the US, […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
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 ·