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 ·
Pacquiao hits back at tax man

Pacquiao hits back at tax man

Manila, March 26, 2012 (AFP) – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said Monday a tax suit filed by the Philippine government had cost him millions of dollars in endorsements, and vowed to fight it out in court. Pacquiao, one of the world’s richest athletes, said the case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Google Insights: Eurovision Song Contest and ‘American Idol’ finals go viral

Google Insights: Eurovision Song Contest and ‘American Idol’ finals go viral

(Relaxnews) – Both the Eurovision Song Contest and American Idol have been trending at the top of Google’s rising search terms this week as internet users looked for more information about the winning contestants and the show finales. The final of the Eurovision Song Contest was held on May 26 and saw Swedish pop singer Loreen take […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Gourmet coffee comes to Japan around the clock

Gourmet coffee comes to Japan around the clock

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Impressed at the meteoric growth of specialist coffee shops across Japan, the nation’s 45,000 convenience stores are looking to tempt more customers through their doors by pouring mugs of gourmet coffee. Lawson, the second-largest operator of 24-hour convenience stores in Japan after industry giant 7&i Holdings, has teamed up with Mitsubishi Corp. to […]

29.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Dodger Stadium and the Beach Boys both celebrate 50th anniversaries

Dodger Stadium and the Beach Boys both celebrate 50th anniversaries

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers announced a season-long partnership with The Beach Boys to jointly celebrate Dodger Stadium’s and The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversaries. The Beach Boys launched Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary presented by State Farm on Opening Day, Tuesday, April 10 (vs. PIT at 1:10 p.m.), with a special performance by the band followed by the national […]

29.05.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
DOT targets 10 million visitors by 2016

DOT targets 10 million visitors by 2016

GLENDALE,CA – The slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” seems to be working. Ever  since the Philippine Department of Tourism launched it early this year, more foreigners have been flocking to the country in record numbers. In spite of the momentum, however, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. is not stopping. After […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
(June 30) Top Filipino tenor Noel Velasco at Noypitz

(June 30) Top Filipino tenor Noel Velasco at Noypitz

(Glendale, CA)  One of Philippines “national treasures” will resurface to give Filipino-Americans another reason to celebrate and be proud of their Philippine culture when the internationally-acclaimed Filipino tenor Noel Espiritu Velasco shares his talent on June 30 at Noypitz Bar and Restaurant in Glendale, California. The only Asian winner of  the prestigious Pavarotti International Voice […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Aquino lauds sari-sari store owners

Aquino lauds sari-sari store owners

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) – Even the lowly sari-sari store contributes to the Philippine economy. President Aquino acknowledged the contributions of the micro, small and medium enterprises to the national economy, saying the retail industry accounted for 13% or P1.3 trillion of the country’s 2011 gross domestic product. Aquino made the remarks as he kicked […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
China’s new complaint about bugs in PHL fruits puzzles agriculture exec

China’s new complaint about bugs in PHL fruits puzzles agriculture exec

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) — A new complaint from China about bugs in Philippine fruit exports has puzzled Philippine agriculture officials, who said there had been no similar complaint from other countries importing same products. Bureau of Plant Industry Director Clarito Barron said the latest complaint involving mealybugs in Philippine papayas and pineapples came on […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Tom Ford and Victoria’s Secret among winners at 40th Fifi Awards

Tom Ford and Victoria’s Secret among winners at 40th Fifi Awards

(Relaxnews) - Glee actress Jane Lynch hosted the 40th Fifi Awards in New York May 21, with big winners at the event — dubbed the fragrance industry “Oscars” — including designer Tom Ford and US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. Famous faces in attendance at the annual ceremony, which honors the fragrance industry’s creative achievements, included Jessica Stam, […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Apple still top global brand as value jumps: survey

Apple still top global brand as value jumps: survey

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Apple has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable corporate name with a strong 19 percent increase in its so-called brand value, a survey showed Tuesday. The research firm Millward Brown Optimor, a unit of advertising and communications giant WPP, found that Apple’s brand value increased 19 percent to $182.9 billion, […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Worst US city for traffic gridlock? Honolulu

Worst US city for traffic gridlock? Honolulu

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Los Angeles has something of a bad reputation for traffic jams, with its perennially snarled freeways.But, surprisingly, it’s not the worst US city for gridlock, says a new study. That dubious honor goes to .. Honolulu. Commuters in the Hawaiian paradise capital spent some 58 hours not moving in their cars last […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Paul McCartney music video to open for ‘The Intouchables’

Paul McCartney music video to open for ‘The Intouchables’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – In his directorial debut, Paul McCartney tapped the talents of Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp to star in his music video for “My Valentine,” which will be screened in US cinemas to accompany the French hit The Intouchables this weekend. The black and white 3-minute film shows split-screen images of the two actors using […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Top health/fitness apps: fertility trackers, headache relievers, and fitness model six-packs

Top health/fitness apps: fertility trackers, headache relievers, and fitness model six-packs

(Relaxnews) – Top apps this week include an app that tracks your basal body temperature, one that uses binaural brain wave therapy to cure headaches, and another that helps you achieve fitness model Adrian James’s eviable abs. Details on some of the top iTunes apps by country/region for the week, chosen from among the top […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Top six germy places in your office

Top six germy places in your office

(Relaxnews) – Heading to the office break room for lunch? A new study suggests giving it a good cleaning first. While coexisting with microbes is a necessary fact of life, here are the top six germ hotspots in your office, according to a new study announced Wednesday. Backed by American cleaning and paper product manufacturer Kimberly-Clark Professional, the […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
DODGER STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY STATE FARM WILL BE CELEBRATED ALL SEASON LONG

DODGER STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY STATE FARM WILL BE CELEBRATED ALL SEASON LONG

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers announced today plans for the season-long celebration of Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary presented by State Farm. This year marks the 50th year of the establishment of Dodger Stadium, an indelible Los Angeles landmark that greatly impacted the fabric of the city of Los Angeles, solidified the Dodger franchise in Southern California and offset […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez Hong Kong Visitors look at a painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang titled “Brother and Sister” during the soft opening of the Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong on May 16, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY New York An installation view of part of “SPACE […]

23.05.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·