Starbucks launches augmented reality Valentine’s Day app

Starbucks launches augmented reality Valentine’s Day app

(Relaxnews) – Starbucks in the US has launched a new app that allows users to send and receive interactive Valentine’s Day cards that blow virtual kisses to loved ones. After downloading the Starbucks Cup Magic app, users can create personalized messages that come to life when recipients point their smartphone towards one of their limited edition […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
McCartney headlines queen’s jubilee concert

McCartney headlines queen’s jubilee concert

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Beatles legend Paul McCartney will headline a large concert in front of Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, organiser Gary Barlow said Tuesday. Barlow, the frontman of pop band Take That who has been tasked with putting together the June 4 tribute to mark the monarch’s 60 years on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna propels Super Bowl to most-watched show on TV

Madonna propels Super Bowl to most-watched show on TV

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – This year’s Super Bowl XLVI championship game for American football, won by the New York Giants, was watched by a record-breaking 111.3 million US fans, slightly beating last year’s event by just 300,000 viewers as the highest rated show ever on US television. In 2011 the game drew 111 million fans to […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid came to a close February 5 after five days of Fall 2012 ready-to-wear presentations from Spain’s top design talent. Here is a roundup of standout beauty looks from the shows, ranging from trends likely to catch on such as Hollywood waves and smokey eyes to more obscure […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Smoking linked to mental decline in men: study

Smoking linked to mental decline in men: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Men who smoke experience greater mental declines over time than men who never smoked, but the same link does not appear among women, said a British study published in the United States on Monday. The research suggested that the effects of long-term cigarette smoking show up terms of memory loss, inability to connect […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Boeing faces new problem with Dreamliner: report

Boeing faces new problem with Dreamliner: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has discovered a manufacturing error causing delamination in a fuselage section of some 787 Dreamliners, The Seattle Times reported Sunday. Citing an unnamed person with knowledge of the problem, the newspaper said Boeing was inspecting all the airplanes already built to determine the extent of the problem. Boeing has […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Februrary 2012 Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

Februrary 2012 Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Romance is in the air as lace, chiffon and ethereal images are popular on Lookbook now. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Mike Q. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu We found love in a hopeless place by Mike Q., 18 year old photographer from Bucharest Find out more about his style at http://lookbook.nu/qmike ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Nadia E. Special uses : Use only […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Amazon’s flash-sale site going luxe with discount designers

Amazon’s flash-sale site going luxe with discount designers

(Relaxnews) – Amazon’s members-only flash-sale site MyHabit is launching its first designer tab, with the likes of Thakoon, Valentino and Balmain going on offer at up to 60 percent. Adding to its women’s, men’s, children’s and home categories, the site is teaming up with top fashion houses including Bibhu Mohapatra, Costume National and Alejandro Ingelmo […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Could bonding with friends over dinner make you fat?

Could bonding with friends over dinner make you fat?

(Relaxnews) – Going for dinner with a friend with a big appetite? A new study suggests pacing your food intake after researchers found that people tend to mimic each other’s eating behavior, bite for bite. After observing the eating patterns of 70 pairs of young women, a team of Dutch researchers found that the participants […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Health and fitness agenda: Germany’s BioFach and Vivaness events

Health and fitness agenda: Germany’s BioFach and Vivaness events

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, yogis can log on to one of the only virtual yoga conferences, while Nuremberg, Germany, readies its massive BioFach, the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to organic products. 3rd Yoga, Health & Happiness: Virtual World Yoga Conference February 7-11 Online The Virtual World Yoga Conference is the first yoga event of […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Top free iPad apps: Disneyland Explorer

Top free iPad apps: Disneyland Explorer

(Relaxnews) – Over the past week the most downloaded free iPad application in both the USA and Canada was Disneyland Explorer; this app offers users a glimpse into the Disney experience through a large number of pictures of highlights in the park. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Miss Piggy to grill stars at BAFTA awards

Miss Piggy to grill stars at BAFTA awards

(LONDON-AFP) – Hollywood stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are set to face a grilling from Miss Piggy on the red carpet at the BAFTA film awards in Britain, it was announced Monday. The glamorous pink star of “The Muppets” will question the stars as they arrive at the British Academy Film Awards 2012 on […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Celebrity cook-off show attracts record-breaking audience for US food channel

Celebrity cook-off show attracts record-breaking audience for US food channel

(Relaxnews) – A record number of viewers tuned into the the Food Network last month, in large part due to a new celebrity cook-off show hosted by food TV personalities Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri. The series premiere of Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off helped attract a network average of 1.4 million viewers to the cable channel, […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

12 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images London Lindsay Schuman puts the finishing touches to a floral arch installation at the Tropical Extravaganza Festival 2012 in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on February 2, 2012 in London, England. The festival runs from February 4 to March 4, 2012 and contains 6500 tropical […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
‘Oldest marathon runner’ competes in Hong Kong

‘Oldest marathon runner’ competes in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A 100-year-old British Indian man who claims to be the world’s oldest marathoner was all smiles after completing a 10-kilometre run at the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday. Born in 1911 and affectionately nicknamed the “Turbaned Torpedo”, Fauja Singh finished the race in just over one hour and 34 minutes, organisers told […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Sunflowers and flax milked as latest non-dairy alternatives

Sunflowers and flax milked as latest non-dairy alternatives

(Relaxnews) – Almond milk may have been the fastest growing non-dairy milk alternative in 2011, but a raft of other dairy-free beverages are also set to squeeze into the market, including sunflower and flax-based milk. US-based Sunrich Naturals, for instance, recently launched a beverage made from sunflower kernels called Sōl, a non-dairy alternative that’s particularly rich […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Proposed autism diagnostic criteria roils medical community

Proposed autism diagnostic criteria roils medical community

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A proposal to use new diagnostic criteria for autism has roiled the US medical community, with many experts concerned that the move could exclude children affected by some forms of the disorder. The American Psychiatric Association recommended last month that a new category called “autism spectrum disorder” be established to incorporate several forms […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Create your own wine label on Facebook

Create your own wine label on Facebook

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve ever fantasized about becoming a winemaker, a California wine company is launching a virtual contest that gives oenophiles a chance to create and market their own label. Crushpad, a custom crush facility for winemakers in Sonoma, California, announced the launch of a Facebook contest this week that allows ordinary wine lovers in the […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Promotions ·
Queen Elizabeth prepares to celebrate diamond jubilee

Queen Elizabeth prepares to celebrate diamond jubilee

(LONDON-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II starts five months of diamond jubilee celebrations this weekend with the promise of pomp and splendour despite the British monarch’s wishes for restraint. The queen will make a deliberately low-key visit to Norfolk in eastern England on Monday, 60 years to the day since she ascended to the throne after […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Festivities for British queen’s jubilee, month by month

Festivities for British queen’s jubilee, month by month

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with five months of festivities to rival the extravagant wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year. Here are the key events: February 6: The day the queen came to the throne following the death […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·