Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

(Relaxnews) – If you buy a new coat from The North Face in 2016, it will likely be made from recycled content if, indeed, they meet the lofty goal they announced Tuesday in which they aim to use 100 percent recycled polyester by then. Polyester makes up nearly 80 percent of the fabric they use, […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

(Relaxnews) – It’s a yearly miracle, when parts of the Earth awaken from their wintry slumber and erupt in a kaleidoscope of color. And some parts of the Earth are even more beautiful than others. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places to witness the visual feast, according to Cheapflights.com. Bluebonnet fields, Texas, USA […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Philippine Cinderellas beat poverty, seize world stage

Philippine Cinderellas beat poverty, seize world stage

(Manila-AFP) – As a child she waded in muddy Philippine rice paddies, now teenager Janicel Lubina struts down runways for the country’s top designers and is hoping to be crowned among the world’s most beautiful women. Lubina is a star recruit in one of Manila’s beauty pageant boot camps, where shy, lanky teenage girls from […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
MoMA PS1 unveils the winner of its Young Architects Program 2015

MoMA PS1 unveils the winner of its Young Architects Program 2015

(Relaxnews) – MoMA PS1 has named Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as the winner of its annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. The winning project, “Cosmo”, is a movable artifact made from customized irrigation components, which purifies water and exposes the hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. The assemblage of ecosystems is engineered to filter and […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

(Relaxnews) – New York City, famed for being a concrete jungle, could become the world’s first city to build an underground park complete with grass, trees, park benches, and sunlight. Inspired by the city’s High Line, an elevated rail line that was transformed into a public park in Manhattan’s West Side, a team of engineers […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Online, Videos ·
Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty. “It’s a little crunchy. It tastes fine,” Kolski said, sounding somewhat surprised as she favorably appraised the dish at Washington’s Occidental Restaurant, a popular establishment a stone’s throw from […]

The top 10 beaches in the US

The top 10 beaches in the US

(Relaxnews) – A beach in Hawaii with a clean safety record, far from the madding tourist crowds, has been named America’s best beach for 2014 by a professor who specializes in coastal research and is best known as Dr. Beach. This year, Stephen Leatherman gave Duke Kahanamoku Beach, located on the west end of Waikiki […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Are you a green hotel guest?

Are you a green hotel guest?

(Relaxnews) – According to a TripAdvisor survey of 2,100 respondents, here are the top five most common ways US travelers lessen their environmental impact in hotels: 1. An impressive 96 percent of respondents said they do their part by turning off the lights when leaving the room. 2. The second most popular eco-friendly behavior is […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Starwood bans shark fin soup

Starwood bans shark fin soup

(Relaxnews) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the latest international hotel chain to ban the controversial shark fin soup across its entire portfolio of brands including Sheraton, Le Meridien, St. Regis and W Hotels. Beginning this July, in a gesture of environmental stewardship, the company will no longer serve the dish that’s considered a delicacy […]

A HyFive for hydrogen power

A HyFive for hydrogen power

(Relaxnews) – A new Pan-European scheme will cost £31 million (€38.4 million) and aims to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable alternative to both fossil fuel-powered cars and plug-in electric vehicles in a number of the continent’s leading cities. In total, five major car makers have signed up to the project, which was officially announced […]

New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

(Relaxnews) – Does the sight of a light bulb left on in an empty room leave you hopping mad? A new app which lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world could be just the thing. ‘LightsOut‘ is an app which aims to create a global map of geographical examples of inefficient energy use by […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

(Relaxnews) – The Swedish apparel brand is promoting its environmentally responsible side through the latest H&M Conscious and Conscious Exclusive collections, which are slated to hit stores next April 10. This year, H&M is launching not one but two Conscious collections, including the H&M Conscious Exclusive line created in partnership with the Ever Manifesto collective. […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for ideas to make your holiday interior décor festive, chic and also environmentally friendly isn’t always easy. We talk to German industrial designer Sandra Lindner, whose wooden X-mas Tree has become a staple of eco-friendly design, about how best to approach the party season. What was the inspiration behind the design of your X-mas […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
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 […]

Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

(Relaxnews) – As the dialogue on the perils of meat consumption continues to grow louder, Dutch scientists are poised to release their lab-grown, test tube beef to the world when a select group of guests will take a bite out of a fake burger — and, perhaps, a bite of history. At an undisclosed location […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

(Relaxnews) – After years of research and much anticipation, a Dutch scientist will finally unveil his lab-grown, artificial meat to the world, created in a petri dish from the stem cells of a cow. Next week, at a secret location in London, the synthetic meat will be served to a select group of guests in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

(Relaxnews) – Fancy a fun summer project? Why not try these homemade beauty tips? Honey and Lemon Face-Mask In this video Mindy Black shows you how to use raw organic lemon juice and honey to help hydrate and moisturize your skin. http://youtu.be/GQcOs9dVATg Natural Homemade Skin Toner These carrot and cucumber-based natural skin-toning recipes help to […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

(Relaxnews) – In a move to create a shoe that Nike hopes is the closest to a barefoot-like experience on the market, the brand slapped together two of its most innovative technologies into one: the Nike Free Flyknit. By combining the mid-range cushioning and flexibility provided by the Free+ 5.0 midsole and form-fitting “second skin” […]

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

(CHICAGO-AFP) – General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday. The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Talk to the hand – the phone that fits like a glove

Talk to the hand – the phone that fits like a glove

(Relaxnews) – British cellular network operator O2 teams up with artist and designer Sean Miles to turn vintage gloves into mobile phones. Conceived as an elegant way of highlighting the possibilities when it come to recycling gadgets, the “Talk to the Hand” gloves combine vintage Miu Miu and Pineider gloves with parts from old mobile […]

23.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
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