Dubai to build opera house, museum

Dubai to build opera house, museum

(DUBAI-AFP) – Debt-laden Dubai will build an opera house and an modern art museum, the government said Wednesday, in the first such project since the Gulf emirate was hit by the global economic downturn in 2008. The Dubai Modern Art Museum & Opera House District “aims to further strengthen UAE’s emerging role as the cultural […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

12 photos (Relaxnews) – During a two-day cookout at the Bocuse d’Or Europe — known as the culinary Olympics of the food world — chefs from 20 countries had five and a half hours to prepare two dishes: a fish and meat platter, each with three garnishes. Here are the winning dishes from the top […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Photos ·
Blood test could predict heart attacks: US study

Blood test could predict heart attacks: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US researchers have found oddly-shaped blood cells in heart attack patients, indicating that a blood test could help predict whether a patient is at risk of an imminent cardiac emergency. The study by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) found that the endothelial blood cells from heart attack patients are abnormally large and […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Angry Birds launches into space with new app

Angry Birds launches into space with new app

(Relaxnews) – Angry Birds Space, one of the most hotly anticipated mobile phone apps of the year has blasted into this galaxy and is now available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC users. “This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Anti-smoking efforts save 800,000 US lives: study

Anti-smoking efforts save 800,000 US lives: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Higher taxes on cigarettes, limits on selling to kids and campaigns to educate people on the dangers of smoking have saved nearly 800,000 lives, according to a US study released Wednesday. The research is based on scientific models that counted how many people smoked up until 1970 and projected how many would have […]

18.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Avoid overeating by getting extra sleep

Avoid overeating by getting extra sleep

(Relaxnews) – If you find you have an insatiable appetite throughout the day, consider the amount of sleep you’re getting every night. A new study presented this week at a medical conference in San Diego has found more evidence linking sleep deprivation to obesity. For eight nights, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota observed the sleeping […]

18.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
In US, sickness from imported foods on the rise

In US, sickness from imported foods on the rise

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – People in the United States are getting sick more often from imported foods in recent years, and seafoods and spices from Asia are the most common culprits, US health authorities said Wednesday. After reviewing cases of reported outbreaks from 2005 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 2,348 illnesses […]

18.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Jilted fruit flies slurp alcohol to forget: study

Jilted fruit flies slurp alcohol to forget: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Frustrated male fruit flies, whose sexual advances are rejected by females, turn to alcohol to drown their sorrows, a study published Thursday revealed. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco discovered that rejected male flies have a tiny neuropeptide F molecule in their brain that pushes them to drink far more than […]

18.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
Weekly most-watched sports videos: windmill slam, triple knockdown

Weekly most-watched sports videos: windmill slam, triple knockdown

(Relaxnews) – Gerald Green’s windmill slam-dunk for the New York Nets, Derek Boateng’s one-man Ukranian soccer rumble, and choice words from AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic top the YouTube weekly sports charts on March 15. YouTube’s most watched sports videos of the week (All-time views in parentheses) 1) Gerald Green… Are You Kidding Me? (2,123,182 views) 2) 3 knockdowns in […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Saint Patrick’s Day beauty tutorials: shamrock hair, clover nails and green lips

Saint Patrick’s Day beauty tutorials: shamrock hair, clover nails and green lips

(Relaxnews) – This Saturday, March 17, forget current on-trend tones such as pastels or neon brights because it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and the only color to be seen in will be green. Ahead of all those parties, here are a selection of beauty tutorials inspired by the Emerald Isle for its inhabitants and their honorary […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
PayPal to expand in Asia after mobile app launch

PayPal to expand in Asia after mobile app launch

(Hong Kong-AFP) – PayPal Asia-Pacific chief Rupert Keeley said Friday the US company plans to expand in the region over the next 12 to 18 months, after it launched the region’s first payments service for smartphones. Australia and Hong Kong were the first countries in the region to have the new mobile system but Keeley […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Take any recipe, swap out the liquid for stout, and you’ve instantly rejigged the recipe –  Irish style. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipe ideas that takes liberal — and creative –use of Ireland’s unofficial national drink for the most sacred of Irish holidays. Beef and Dark Beer Chili Editors […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Donuts, ketchup and milkshakes go green for St. Paddy’s Day

Donuts, ketchup and milkshakes go green for St. Paddy’s Day

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of the year again, when foods take on an unnaturally bright green hue and are manipulated into four-leaf clovers. In the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, fast food companies are releasing their tributes to the Irish holiday by coating, glossing and injecting foods with bright green coloring. McDonald’s, […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ will return in 3D

Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ will return in 3D

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit film about the return of prehistoric dinosaurs will be converted to 3D for release in theaters in July 2013, reported Variety. The 3D version would celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi adventure, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Based on the Michael Crichton novel, the […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

(Relaxnews) – The Angry Birds launch themselves into space, spooky series Silent Hill returns with Downpour, and Disney Pixar characters feature in Kinect Rush. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii) North America: February 27, Everyone European regions: March 23, 7+ Japan: since November 2011, A (all ages) Befriend Pokémon from across all five generations, swapping between Pokémon Black & White chums Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig, and […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
Japan’s Uniqlo eyes Asia with new Tokyo megastore

Japan’s Uniqlo eyes Asia with new Tokyo megastore

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s cheap chic clothing chain Uniqlo opened the doors to its new 12-floor Tokyo megastore on Friday, making a splash in the upmarket Ginza area as part of a drive across Asia. “Opening a flagship store here is the first step to expand the business from here to the whole of Asia,” Uniqlo […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
What to see in Myanmar

What to see in Myanmar

(Relaxnews) – After over a decade as a pariah state, Myanmar has suddenly reappeared on the global tourism scene, becoming the must-see stop for backpackers heading to explore popular south east Asia. Myanmar was named by both Lonely Planet and Wanderlust as a must-see destination for this year, not least because — for now — […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Sleeping with the stars – ten celebrity-owned hotels you shouldn’t miss

Sleeping with the stars – ten celebrity-owned hotels you shouldn’t miss

(Relaxnews) – Earlier this year, Francis Ford Coppola opened his fifth hotel, the Palazzo Margherita in Italy, adding yet another outpost to the expanding Coppola Resorts chain. But read further than just the first page of a hotel’s website and you’ll find that several properties have celebrity proprietors or backers — here, a list of […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

  9 photos (Relaxnews) – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens March 31, offering visitors, “The Making of Harry Potter,” a behind-the-scenes experience of the cinematic magic of Harry Potter, complete with the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props from the eight films in the series. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk RC ©Courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·

A super-hero marathon will lead to ‘The Avengers’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Select cinemas will stage movie marathons leading up to the midnight debut of The Avengers, with the five films that feature the cast of Marvel’s superhero characters. On May 3, beginning at 11:30 am, “The Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon” will include back-to-back screenings of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk – and The Avengers. The […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·