Elected leaders die younger, says study

Paris, France | AFP | – Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president,  but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. So suggests an offbeat study in the Christmas edition of the British medical journal, The BMJ. Researchers led by Anupam Jena, an associate professor in health […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

Car companies making the connection at CES

Car companies making the connection at CES

(Relaxnews) – In recent years the International Consumer Electronics Show has been reenergized as an event for providing consumers with a peek into the automotive world of the future and at this year’s show, which opens its doors on January 6, a new record is expected in terms of the number of automakers in attendance. […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 17 Christie’s Paris auction house wrapped up an entirely online auction. This is the first time that Christie’s Paris has curated an online auction. The trend is growing and may be revolutionizing the industry. Many auctions are now available only online. Christie’s got in early and first began online only […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology ·
Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Thursday made shifts to its executive team, naming its first chief operating officer since Tim Cook moved into the chief executive job some four years ago. Jeff Williams became Apple’s chief operating officer, formalizing a role some contend he was already handling at the California-based technology colossus. Williams joined the […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Aquino’s satisfaction rating down in SWS Q4 survey

Aquino’s satisfaction rating down in SWS Q4 survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s public satisfaction rating suffered a nine-point drop from +41 in September to +32 this month, results of the fourth quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Wednesday showed. The survey conducted from December 5 to 8 among 1,200 adults nationwide found 58 percent were satisfied, 16 percent […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that active individuals who enjoy high-impact sports such as running may need higher vitamin D levels to reduce the risk of stress fractures. If you practice sport regularly and you prefer high-impact activities, this latest American study, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, advises you to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

After his sold-out show at the Music Museum recently, Matteo Guidicelli is hoping for a repeat of his concert next year. “Astig! Sold out kami tapos sobrang saya. Almost three hours ‘yung show. Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng nanood ng concert,” he said. “Kung nagustuhan nilang lahat, may repeat sana in the future. Baka next […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

After a 12-year absence from the concert scene, singer-actress Jessa Zaragoza is getting ready for her comeback solo show. Zaragoza announced that she will be mounting her solo concert “I Am Me” on January 5 at the Music Museum in Greenhills. She said it’s the time for her to go back to her passion, which […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama voiced fresh determination to destroy the Islamic State on Monday, vowing to kill the group’s leaders and win back territory in the Middle East. Sounding a notably more strident tone, Obama said that the United States and its allies were taking the fight to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY  (Mabuhay) – Typhoon Nona left Northern Samar with at least one dead, after it unleashed its wrath on Monday that caused widespread power outages and communication network paralysis. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) identified the casualty as Pascual Ancente Jr., 31, of Allen Northern Samar. The victim died due […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·

Social media link to attacks poses conundrum

By Sophie Estienne San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Pressure is growing on social networks to play a bigger role in finding and weeding out jihadists and others looking to recruit members and plot deadly attacks. But it’s more complicated than it sounds: networks like Facebook and Twitter support free expression, and filtering our bad actors […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Urgent aid needed to fight ‘super’ El Nino: Oxfam

Sydney, Australia | AFP   – Droughts, erratic rains and frosts brought by a super-charged El Nino are severely impacting the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea worst hit, aid group Oxfam said in a report Monday. Calling for an urgent up-scaling in relief to save lives, the charity said 4.7 million people faced hunger, poverty and disease in the […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

(Zurich-AFP) – The number of women among the world’s billionaires has risen faster over the past two decades than that of men, mostly thanks to Asian female entrepreneurs, a study published Tuesday showed. There were 145 female billionaires in the world at the end of 2014, compared with 22 in 1995, according to the study, […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
New Year celebrations around the world: New York

New Year celebrations around the world: New York

(Relaxnews) – Not many days from now, the planet will bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. We’re taking a world tour of the big cities where the New Year is a major cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at what’s planned in New York. The Big Apple is a must-do […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

(Relaxnews) – Scarlett Johansson could be set to star in Sony Pictures’ upcoming movie ‘Move That Body’. The actress is in final negotiations with the studio to play in the R-rated comedy, The Wrap reports. The plot tells the tale of a bachelorette party gone wrong. The script was written by Paul W. Downs, who will co-star […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

(Relaxnews) – ‘House of Cards’ is returning to TV for its fourth season next spring. A new teaser for the political drama starring Kevin Spacey has revealed that the show’s 13 new episodes will air on Netflix on March 4. The entire season will be released on the same date. In the teaser, which is […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

(Relaxnews) – Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Pomegranates have been proven scientifically to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. They are also thought to have an anti-aging effect that can protect our neurons. The latest […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Washington, United States | AFP |   – President Barack Obama vowed not to give up on vexed efforts to tighten US gun laws Monday, the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which killed 26 people. In a Facebook post, Obama took the Republican-controlled Congress to task for failing to pass reforms after the shooting that […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the powerful Committee on Appropriations in the House of Representatives lost his cool in the middle of a committee hearing after one of his colleagues asked him if he still headed the panel even after expressing support for the presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Davao City […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·