Valentine’s Day across the world

Valentine’s Day across the world

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/STR India Indian model and Bollywood actress Madhavi Sharma poses during a special Valentine’s Day theme glamour photo shoot in Mumbai on February 7, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO/Guillermo LEGARIA Colombia Workers select roses to be packed ahead of Valentine’s Day, the biggest holiday of the year for fresh-cut flower sales, at a flower […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN Kuala Lumpur A Hindu devotee with a pierced back makes his way towards the Batu Caves to perform his religious rites before sunrise during the Thaipusam Festival on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 7, 2012. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Apple number one consumer electronics brand in the US: NPD

Apple number one consumer electronics brand in the US: NPD

(Relaxnews) – Apple is the number one consumer electronics brand in the US for the second year running. According to figures published by market researcher the NPD Group on February 13, consumer technology hardware and consumable sales reached close to $144 billion in 2011, down half of a percent from the year before. Apple was […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

10 photos (Relaxnews) – The 54th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles February 12, where top beauty trends included long lashes, quiffs and retro waves. See the best looks from stars including Adele, Taylor Swift and Rihanna here. ©AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR False lash Lashes were long and voluminous, with singer Adele […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
How to be a sexier man? Eat fruits and vegetables, new study finds

How to be a sexier man? Eat fruits and vegetables, new study finds

(Relaxnews) – Men, if you’re looking to be more attractive to the opposite sex, a new study suggests loading up on carotenoid-packed fruits and veggies to achieve a healthy skin tone. In a study from the University of Nottingham in Malaysia, researchers found that women find men with a “golden” skin tone more appealing than […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

7 photos (Relaxnews) – The ongoing New York Fashion Week is continuing to showcase retro inspired beauty looks, with victory rolls making an impact at Jenny Packham. See all of the latest emerging beauty trends here. ©AFP PHOTO/Mike Coppola/Getty Images Roll with it Retro hairdos stood out at Jenny Packham, with models sporting sweeping victory […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

(Relaxnews) – Liv Tyler’s eagerly awaited music video for Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose has been revealed online. On February 13 the French fashion house released the video for Tyler’s modern cover of 1987 track “Need You Tonight” by Australian band INXS. It can be seen here: http://youtu.be/8CfGz5FxaaI. Tyler smolders in the clip, which features choreography […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
‘Pyramids’ planted to revive Philippine corals

‘Pyramids’ planted to revive Philippine corals

(MANILA-AFP) – Thousands of small “pyramids” are being planted off the Philippines’ famous Boracay resort island in an effort to bring its nearly destroyed coral reefs back to life, an environment group said Thursday. Over 300 of the structures were planted this week off Boracay’s coast and eventually about 5,000 will be placed in the […]

12.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammy-winning pop legend and actress Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel, police said. She was 48, her publicist confirmed. “At 3:55 pm Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel,” said Mark Rosen, a police spokesman said. With a ferociously powerful voice and a dazzling […]

12.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

(Relaxnews) – With the first presentations for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York kicking off February 9, here is a roundup of the latest beauty news from the US fashion capital. It looks as though fingers on the runways are set to get even more stylish as MAC senior artist Keri Blair recently revealed the beauty […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Valentine’s Day spending up 8.5 percent for 2012

Valentine’s Day spending up 8.5 percent for 2012

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Sweethearts celebrating Valentine’s Day will spend an average of $126.03 in 2012, an increase of 8.5 percent from last year, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted in the US, and the gift giving includes their beloved pets. Total spending for February 14 could reach $17.6 billion. Valentine’s Day is considered […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 10 include social network Path apologizing for uploading iPhone users’ address books to its servers, details about Windows 8, Google’s rumored Home Entertainment System and [x] Glasses, and the release of Chrome for Android. Path apologizes for ‘stealing’ iPhone users’ address books, […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Google users warned of threat to smartphone wallets

Google users warned of threat to smartphone wallets

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Users of Google smartphone wallets were being warned on Friday that there is a way to crack pass codes intended to thwart thieves from going on illicit shopping sprees. Zvelo Labs researcher Joshua Rubin was featured in a video at the company’s website demonstrating software that quickly figures out a Google Wallet […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Lady Gaga to launch social media site

Lady Gaga to launch social media site

(Relaxnews) – American pop star Lady Gaga has turned her attention to a new social media site of her very own: Littlemonsters.com. The site is currently in closed beta but fans can now request an invite by visiting the site. Littlemonsters.com is being developed by Backplane, a startup partially funded by Gaga that was co-founded by her […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Venice puts its mask on – Carnival program features balls, art and games

Venice puts its mask on – Carnival program features balls, art and games

(Relaxnews) – From February 11 to 21, masked parades, live art performances and concerts will fill the streets of Venice as the historic Italian city hosts its annual tribute to theater, the Venice Carnival. Historically the Venice Carnival began as a time of celebration of expression across the social classes who wore masks in order […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Mixologist’s guide to cocktails most popular food-related Tumblr post

Mixologist’s guide to cocktails most popular food-related Tumblr post

(Relaxnews) – A visual aid guide on how to make old-school, vintage cocktails like the Harvey Wallbanger and John Collins has been making the rounds on Tumblr this week to become the most popular food and drink-related post among photo bloggers. As of February 10, the poster-like guide detailing the ingredients that go into 20 different cocktails […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Not all chocolates and pastries are created equal. Here’s a look at how master chocolatiers and pastry chefs do up Valentine’s Day, from brands like Pierre Hermé, to Patrick Roger, and La Maison du Chocolat.     ©Pierre Herme Special uses : use only for Pierre Herme Pierre Herme: Coeur Ispahan Rose-flavored macaron […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Photos ·
Consumers looking for more soup and salad options when dining out

Consumers looking for more soup and salad options when dining out

(Relaxnews) – The rapid, international expansion of quick-service salad chains marks an emerging consumer demand for healthy, affordable fare and bolsters new market survey results which found that soup and salad categories on restaurant menus have become increasingly popular. In a survey of 1,500 consumers in the US, market research group Technomic found that nearly […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
RIM hits back at BlackBerry nay-sayers, claims 6 million app downloads per day

RIM hits back at BlackBerry nay-sayers, claims 6 million app downloads per day

(Relaxnews) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) was on a mission to debunk “a few myths” about its app ecosphere at the BlackBerry DevCon in Europe on Tuesday, February 7. Technology blog The Verge reported that newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins took to the stage to reveal BlackBerry owners are downloading apps from the BlackBerry AppWorld at a rate […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Add dessert to breakfast and lose weight: study

Add dessert to breakfast and lose weight: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that the best way to lose weight is to start the day off with a balanced breakfast and then have your cake and eat it too — literally. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to the results of a study out of Tel Aviv, adding a dessert to a […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·