California’s new paid sick leave law

California’s new paid sick leave law

Recently, the California State Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family’s Act of 2014 (HWHFA) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  An employee who on or after July 1, 2015 works in California for 30 or more days within a year, and satisfies a 90-day employment period before taking any sick […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Jacob M. Krall, Legal Matters, Services ·
If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

(Relaxnews) – The Internet of Things is in for rapid growth, forecasts Gartner, Inc., with 6.4 billion devices predicted for 2016, and 20.8bn by 2020. “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending,” said Jim Tully, Gartner VP […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

(Relaxnews) – British singer Adele continues to see success from her most recent single, “Hello,” as the new track remained at number 1 on the charts for a second week, reports Billboard. “Hello” is the first single to be released from Adele’s much-anticipated third album, “25,” which goes on sale November 20. The single got the […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

By Thomas WATKINS Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Undefined | AFP |  – Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway. Carter flew to the USS Roosevelt – […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snooky wants more off-beat roles

Snooky wants more off-beat roles

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Awarded actress Snooky Serna has been wowing fans with her performance on the GMA 7 primetime drama “My Faithful Husband,” where she plays Cedes, the mother of lead star Dennis Trillo. One of the more memorable scenes she did for the show was the cat fight with co-star Rio Locsin, which was […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is going into least 11 bilateral meetings with his counterparts during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) next week. Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, confirmed the President’s schedule in a press briefing Monday. However, a bilateral meeting with Chinese President […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

For this year’s elections, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC partnered once again to support AANHPI voters through our national election protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE. Bilingual assistance was available to voters in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Calls were fielded from across the country, including from […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

(Relaxnews) – Justin Bieber gave a surprise performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend, reports Billboard. The Canadian pop singer performed “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now” and “Boyfriend” to an enthusiastic crowd at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the achievements of young entertainers, featured performances […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

(Relaxnews) – Research by the American Heart Association has shown that eating more home-cooked meals could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the study, those who ate two homemade meals — lunch or dinner — per day had a 13 percent lower risk of getting the disease. Eating homemade meals was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

(Relaxnews) – Philadelphia has become the first US city to earn the distinction of being a World Heritage City, an exclusive club that includes the likes of Paris, Rome, Cairo and Kyoto. Up to now, the World Heritage Cities club counted 266 destinations around the world with the conspicuous absence of any US cities. But […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, U.S. News ·
A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

(Relaxnews) – What sense of themselves as a person do young children have? American researchers have conducted tests that suggest self-esteem is as strong in a 5-year-old child as it is in an adult. Self-esteem is a complex psychological concept which can be summarized as a positive or negative view that individuals have of themselves […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

KZ Tandingan denied rumors that Matteo Guidicelli courted her in the past. The singer said they are just really close friends and never had any romantic ties. “We used to be very close friends na halos araw-araw nag-uusap na close friends,” she said. Asked if it is possible that she didn’t know that Guidicelli was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
John Estrada admits he’s a ‘jealous’ father

John Estrada admits he’s a ‘jealous’ father

John Estrada is hoping the future boyfriends of his daughters will not be exactly like him. Some people regarded Estrada as a ladies’ man when he was in his teenage years. Estrada said in jest: “Huwag naman yung masyadong katulad ko. Yung mga ibang parte lang.” Admitting he is the jealous type of father, Estrada […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani not a priority for Bongbong

Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani not a priority for Bongbong

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Thursday that he will not actively pursue the burial of his father, the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani if ever he wins the vice presidency in 2016. “Hindi, parang malayo sa prayoridad. That’s not something that we have discussed,” Marcos […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

Los Angeles – The Justice League based in Los Angeles or the Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans’ organizations, community advocates, youth and students announced that they will march for the fourth time in 15 years on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Justice League with 34 organizations endorsing the […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Palace hopes laglag bala issue won’t affect PHL image

Palace hopes laglag bala issue won’t affect PHL image

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official expressed hope Friday that the attention given by international media on the laglag bala controversy at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will not affect efforts to promote the country as a tourist destination. “Unfortunately, these are unattended consequences of the attention that this (issue) has generated and we are […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Texas, Southern plains on alert for another round of flooding rainfall

Texas, Southern plains on alert for another round of flooding rainfall

By Jordan Root, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com AccuWeather Global Weather Center   – AccuWeather reports following a very wet second half of October in the southern Plains, the weather pattern is showing no signs of letting up as another storm system is expected to deliver heavy rain towards the end of the week. A storm aloft […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second consecutive year, AARP presented The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards on Saturday, October 31 at Carnegie Hall in New York. Created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations that have raised the profile of the Filipino American community in a unique way, TOFA honored 15 exceptional individuals and […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Grace Poe mulls taking ‘second opinion’ after DNA test results show no match

Grace Poe mulls taking ‘second opinion’ after DNA test results show no match

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe is considering taking a second set of DNA tests with her probable biological kin after the initial trials yielded negative results. “Just like [in getting] a medical opinion, you can always get a second opinion. So we’re open to having a retest,” Poe told reporters.during the Makabayan coalition’s formal […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·