WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

The World Health Organization has released a raft of health and safety advisories for travelers headed to Brazil for the Olympic games. In addition to routine vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, hepatitis B, mumps etc) which vary from country to country, the WHO also recommends travelers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, Typhoid fever, rabies […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face a 100 day wait before they can remarry following legal changes approved Tuesday by the country’s cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a UN rights group. The approval, from conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration on International Women’s Day, came after Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in December that the six-month […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

After making fashion history to become the first transgender model to get a Vogue spread, Andreja Pejic now holds bragging rights to becoming the first transgender model to land a fashion magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain. Pejic graces the March cover of Marie Claire Spain, in a knit slip dress that shows off her […]

Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a hotel that comes with a foolproof romance guarantee? Guests have vouched for an adults-only boutique in Aruba set against white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, helping it snag the title of world’s most romantic hotel. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, TripAdvisor has released a list of the most romantic […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Valentine's Day ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

(Relaxnews) – A new collaborative study between Harvard University in the US and the University of East Anglia in the UK has found that a diet full of flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, a condition which affects up to half of all middle-aged and older men. Exercise is already known […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

(Relaxnews) – A man’s weight affects his sperm’s genetic makeup and could lead to a predisposition to obesity in his children, according to a Danish study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. A five-year study undertaken by Dr. Romain Barres of the University of Copenhagen has revealed that the sperm of thin and obese men […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

(Relaxnews) – Apple has added a special section to its App store in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community ahead of Pride Day (June 28) and on the same day that the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in all 50 US states. The featured area brings together books, movies, TV […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

(Relaxnews) – Over 50% of US men under 34 are taking an extended break from work to care for their babies. According to a survey from insurance company The Hartford, 31% of Millennial dads said that both they and their partner took more than two weeks off work after a baby was born while 21% […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

(Relaxnews) – The urban myth that gentlemen prefer blondes has been put to rest. In fact, according to a recent survey, brunettes are just as popular with the male population, with 31 percent of men finding golden locks to be the most attractive and the same percentage preferring darker tresses. Ten percent of men have […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

(Relaxnews) – An aromatic substance called Hedione sings to our pheromones in a way that other fragrances don’t, according to a new German study. If the root of the word sounds familiar, it’s derived from the Greek word “hedone,” for fun, pleasure and lust, commonly used in the English language with a suffix at the […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
We were made to love and love again: study

We were made to love and love again: study

(Relaxnews) – Humans are wired to break up and move on, according to a new study drawing on the field of evolutionary psychology. “Our review of the literature suggests we have a mechanism in our brains designed by natural selection to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives,” says Brian Boutwell, Ph.D., […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Drunk in love: Rats recover when given oxytocin

Drunk in love: Rats recover when given oxytocin

(Miami, United States-AFP) – The love hormone, known formally as Oxytocin, may have another unexpected effect. When tested on intoxicated lab rats, it helped them act as if they were sober, international researchers said Monday. The tests have only been done in lab rats so far, but those injected with oxytocin and fed alcohol seemed […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Valentine’s Day: women want flowers, men want sex

Valentine’s Day: women want flowers, men want sex

(Relaxnews) – Contrary to what many think, it seems that most women don’t want to receive lingerie this Valentine’s Day, new research suggests. A “Valentine’s Day Survival Guide” by dating service It’s Just Lunch has revealed that most women would pick flowers, jewelry, chocolate and even a simple card over underwear. Flowers came out top, […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
Looking for love online? Find it by being real: study

Looking for love online? Find it by being real: study

(Relaxnews) – Online Cupids have become wary of exaggerations and downright lies people use to pepper up their profiles and researchers at the University of Iowa say honesty has become a standout trait in this cyber-demographic. “We found people want to contact a person who appears to be accurate in what they are saying about […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Holidays, Online, Valentine's Day ·
The world’s best city for dating and finding love? Paris

The world’s best city for dating and finding love? Paris

(Relaxnews) – Oh la la, it’s true. Paris really is the city of love. At least, that’s according to the results of a global survey which named the French capital the best city in the world for dating. After asking more than 11,000 readers about their dating lives ahead of Valentine’s Day, city guide Time […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
DIY stores ready for kinky ‘Fifty Shades’ customers

DIY stores ready for kinky ‘Fifty Shades’ customers

(London-AFP) – A British chain of DIY stores has told staff to prepare for customers looking for ropes, plastic cable ties and tape after seeing the erotic film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, British newspapers reported on Tuesday. A leaked memo from B&Q stores entitled “Preparation for Fifty Shades of Grey Customer Queries” told its 20,000 […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Listing for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ condo dashes hopes of fans

Listing for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ condo dashes hopes of fans

(Relaxnews) – Airbnb raised — and then promptly dashed — the fantasies of “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans after putting up a listing for a luxury apartment in the same condo as its sexy, fictional hero, Christian Grey. In advance of the film release of the erotic novel, Airbnb posted a listing that offered up […]

11.02.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The City of Light tops list of most romantic destinations

The City of Light tops list of most romantic destinations

(Relaxnews) – Paris has emerged both the sexiest and most romantic city in the world, according to US travelers in a wide sweeping survey ahead of Valentine’s Day. In a poll conducted by full-service travel site Expedia, the City of Light managed to retain its worldwide reputation as the ideal travel destination for lovebirds looking […]

10.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
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