Facebook users with low self-esteem may be driving people away

Facebook users with low self-esteem may be driving people away

(Relaxnews) – A new study, set to be published in the journal Psychological Science, reveals that Facebook users with low self-esteem may be pushing their friends away by posting too many dreary comments and pessimistic updates. “We had this idea that Facebook could be a really fantastic place for people to strengthen their relationships,” says researcher […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

(FRANKFURT-AFP) – The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered all 67 Airbus A380 superjumbo planes currently in operation to be checked for wing cracks, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Already in January, EASA said that 20 such jets be inspected after cracks were found in the wings of Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France planes. […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top trend: Tulle

Top trend: Tulle

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Forget ballet tutus and wedding gowns because tulle has been revamped for today’s fashionista, with users of style sharing community Polyvore proving the material suits a host of styles ranging from punk to movie star glam. ©catterson/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend:Tulle/Polyvore Ballet punk Top from modcloth.com, D&G jacket, skirt seen on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – The Arab Spring uprisings and political turmoil in the West will dominate the 62nd Berlin film festival starting Thursday, as Hollywood royalty sprinkles stardust in the frigid German capital. Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town to present new films at the first […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

(Singapore-AFP) – Twelve-year-old Sabrina Kaur does not understand the lyrics of her favourite South Korean boy band Big Bang’s songs and, until recently, had never met Koreans in real life. But that did not stop her from joining more than a thousand other Singaporean girls at an audition in the city-state in January to discover […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Fast food chains: Middle Eastern flavors takes root in Brazil; Jollibee expected to exert Filipino flavor

Fast food chains: Middle Eastern flavors takes root in Brazil; Jollibee expected to exert Filipino flavor

(Relaxnews) – A fast food chain in Brazil that sells traditional Middle Eastern snacks called sfihas, or open-faced meat pies, has been identified as one of the top 10 global foodservice companies that could be coming to an empty parking lot near you. According to a report released February 4 by Euromonitor, fast food chain Habib’s, specializing […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
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 ·