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 ·
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 ·