Erotic ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ starts worldwide rollout

Erotic ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ starts worldwide rollout

(Paris-AFP) – “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the long-anticipated movie version of the bestselling erotic novel, began its worldwide rollout on Wednesday, with sex-savvy France one of the first to catch a glimpse. The film, starring Jamie Dornan as a billionaire with a penchant for S&M and Dakota Johnson as a virginal student who falls under […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Valentine's Day ·
Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Starting this month with the annual event in Brussels, 2015 will be a busy year for the international automotive industry. For US-based car fans, most of the action will take place in the first quarter of the year between Detroit, Chicago and New York. In Europe, the two most important shows will be […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

(Relaxnews) – French and German-speakers in Belgium have lent their support behind a Flemish initiative to rally their fellow countrymen and sign a petition that would give one of their signature dishes, fries, UNESCO world heritage status — and, perhaps, give the country ownership of the world’s favorite spud dish. In advance of Fry Week, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Manila Thursday evening after a working visit that covered five nations. His Philippine Airline PR001 flight from San Francisco, California, United States touched down at the Manila International Airport past 10:00 p.m. In his arrival speech at the NAIA Terminal 2, the President reported his […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
In the fight against BO, cotton could be the best weapon: study

In the fight against BO, cotton could be the best weapon: study

(Relaxnews) – A study conducted in Belgium confirms what your workouts may already have taught you: that polyester attracts and captures odor-causing bacteria more than cotton, making polyester clothes smell worse than cotton clothing after exercise. First author Chris Callewaert of Ghent University in Belgium asked 26 athletes to hand in their shirts after an […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

(PARIS-AFP) – France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday. The figure topped the 2012 number by two percent, and meant that when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, France easily beats the United States and Spain who had […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

(PARIS-AFP) – For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few. Loom bands — colourful rubber bands woven together into bracelets and other items — are the latest craze to […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
World Cup fan of the day: Stars & Stripes

World Cup fan of the day: Stars & Stripes

(Relaxnews) – In Salvador on Tuesday, at the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Belgium and the US faced off during the round of 16 phase of the World Cup. This fan came out to support the American team wearing an expression of wonder and the symbols of the US flag on her face.

02.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra […]

Football: UEFA to mark 1914 Christmas truce match

Football: UEFA to mark 1914 Christmas truce match

(GENEVA-AFP) – European football’s governing body UEFA on Tuesday announced that it planned a high-level ceremony to mark the 1914 Christmas truce match played by Allied and German soldiers in World War I. UEFA chief Michel Platini has invited the leaders of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, plus the heads of the national […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
New Logitech mice honor World Cup soccer teams

New Logitech mice honor World Cup soccer teams

(Relaxnews) – Less than 100 days before the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Logitech has announced a collection of 13 mice, each honoring one of the nations competing in the tournament. These Football Edition Mice, versions of the M235 wireless mouse, are available now in Europe. This new special edition collection […]

Weird and wacky Carnival traditions around the world

Weird and wacky Carnival traditions around the world

(Relaxnews) – From the lopping off of men’s neckties in Germany to the burial of a sardine in Spain, carnival traditions around the world are vast and varied. As the world gears up to throw the biggest party of the year, online booking site Cheapflights.com highlights a few interesting and eyebrow-raising traditions that draw thousands […]

23.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
Trailer: Paul Walker infiltrates urban jungle in ‘Brick Mansions’

Trailer: Paul Walker infiltrates urban jungle in ‘Brick Mansions’

(Relaxnews) – Paris becomes Detroit in the remake of Luc Besson’s “District B13,” with “Brick Mansions” expected out in April. Real-world parkour champ and “District B13″ co-star David Belle returns, as does Besson in a scriptwriting capacity, though it’s Olivier Megaton’s film editor of choice, Camille Delamarre, who’s on directorial duties this time out. An […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
When it comes to stress, two minds are better than one

When it comes to stress, two minds are better than one

(Relaxnews) – Nervous about an upcoming presentation or a major work project? New research shows that sharing your anxieties with people who may be feeling the same way can be an effective coping mechanism for dealing with the stress. For the study, published jointly out of the University of California Santa Barbara and the University […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) - Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

(Relaxnews) – Whether it be reaching for the stars or changing people’s attitudes to electric cars, in 2013 the South African-born serial entrepreneur and visionary showed he was doing more than anyone in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how technology can revolutionize the way we live our lives. No wonder people are calling him the next […]

The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

(Relaxnews) – An international heritage group has placed 67 sites, monuments and landmarks on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list this year — a list that includes the cultural heritage of the entire country of Syria. According to the World Monuments Fund’s latest report released this week, conflict and escalating violence in war-torn Syria are […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, World News ·
The top 10 chocoholic countries

The top 10 chocoholic countries

(Relaxnews) – In what should come as no surprise, Switzerland has emerged as the home of the most devoted chocoholics in the world, where the average resident ate nearly 12 kg of chocolate in 2012. That’s equivalent to 240 chocolate bars a year. According to figures from Leatherhead Food Research compiled by Confectionerynews.com, here are the […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
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