Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Amazon Prime Now embraces express beauty delivery

Amazon Prime Now embraces express beauty delivery

Amazon Prime Now is allegedly extending its express delivery service to cover beauty products.  The retail giant is rolling out the option to take delivery of beauty and skincare products within two hours of ordering, seven days a week, for Prime Now customers in Chicago, New Beauty reports. The move follows the news that Merz Apothecary, a […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from Nielsen’s Global Ingredient and Dining-Out Trends report, which surveyed more than 30,000 online consumers in […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Samsung are pooling their considerable resources in order to build a connected health and lifestyle platform that will interact with everything from smart TVs to wearables in order to help people make healthier choices. As more and more areas of our lives — from the homes we live […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

To promote the upcoming release of a totally rebooted take on the film “Ghostbusters” Sony is partnering with Snapchat and adding ‘busting’ and sliming features to the popular app Through sponsored lenses that for the first time allow Snapchatters to use front and rear cameras to the same effect, you can picture yourself busting a […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada’s health ministry on Thursday approved a type of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for Canadian dinner tables. This comes six months after US authorities gave the green light to sell the fish in American grocery stores. The decisions by Health Canada and the US Food […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains. The small-scale study, by researchers at the University of Washington, is the first to use resting-state brain […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

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12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

The company behind the beloved chocolate-covered peanut treats is asking its American fans to decide on the newest addition to the M&M family to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Dubbed a nationwide Flavor Vote, Mars Chocolate North America has given consumers the chance to pick a new flavor combination of M&M’s. Voters can express their choice […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota is examining how to ensure older people — even in the most remote regions — can remain mobile and healthy with a new three-year project in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Asuke Mobility Project is a 360-million-yen ($3.2 million) undertaking in partnership with Nagoya University that will do more than simply provide the city’s elderly […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Developing tools with which to slice and mash their food meant our ancestors needed to chew much less, leaving more time for honing language and other skills instead, evolutionary scientists said Wednesday. About 2.5 million years ago, a big shift was observed in the hominin family comprising modern humans and all our ancestors — away […]

21.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country’s prized nectar, a study published Wednesday showed. “Today, one bottle of wine exported in five is made in Italy, the biggest wine exporter in the world,” Italy’s Coldiretti agricultural association […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Californians save 1.1-M acre-feet of water

Californians save 1.1-M acre-feet of water

Residents urged to stay focused on conservation SACRAMENTO – For the first time since June, California just missed Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent water conservation mandate in January, as urban water suppliers reported a cumulative savings of 24.8 percent for the eight months since mandatory conservation began. With more than 1.1 million acre-feet […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

(Relaxnews) – The Harris Poll has conducted a survey into the eating habits of Americans during times of stress and found that 53% admit to eating more when going through a difficult time and 67% say they have a favorite comfort food that they go to for relief. The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,252 US […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

(Stockholm-AFP) – Each year, Old Man Winter drops his curtain of darkness over the Nordic countries, not lifting it again until April when spring bathes the region in sunlight and nature comes back to life. At this time of year, when night falls as early as 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and lasts until about 9:00 […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·