Men’s fragrances on the rise in UK and US

Men’s fragrances on the rise in UK and US

(Relaxnews) – A number of big launches have boosted men’s fragrance sales over the past year. A new report by the NPD Group has revealed the rising popularity of luxury scents in the UK and the US: “While women’s individual juices continue to be the top selling fragrance segment across the US and Europe, new launch activity […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

‘Star Wars 7′: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

‘Star Wars 7′: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

(Relaxnews) – Young actors and “Star Wars” fans around the world now have a shot at joining the cast of the next episode in one of two major roles through an online audition. Disney decided to cast a wide net for the roles of Rachel and Thomas, two new characters in the Star Wars universe. […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sociability may boost your brain: study

Sociability may boost your brain: study

(Relaxnews) – A small new study suggests that the size of your social network may influence the size of your brain. Researchers at Oxford University in the UK found that in a study of 18 men and women, the brains of sociable subjects were bigger and better connected, especially in regions associated with sociability, The […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

(Relaxnews) – On November 25, fans of the British boy band will celebrate the release of “Midnight Memories,” available for pre-order since September. The young superstars have also announced a worldwide stadium tour for 2014. One Direction released their single “Best Song Ever” this summer, sparking a worldwide controversy that found its expression through social […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

(Relaxnews) – While wearing your boyfriend’s ratty T-shirt was once considered acceptable gym attire, times (and fashions) have changed. With an eye toward urban gym-to-street looks, fit fashionistas don’t need to search too hard to find stylish wear for breaking a sweat. Here is a good start. Carbon38 Los Angeles-based Carbon38, cofounded by former Miami […]

Top iPhone Apps: ‘Bitstrips,’ ‘Wallpaper for iOS 7′

Top iPhone Apps: ‘Bitstrips,’ ‘Wallpaper for iOS 7′

(Relaxnews) – The popularity of social cartoon app “Bitstrips” spreads to Canada, users in France and South Korea upgrade their phone wallpapers, and India is gripped by “BBM” fever. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on November 7, can be found below. […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Can baking make you happy?

Can baking make you happy?

(Relaxnews) – From chocolate brownies to cakes and cookies, baking is often associated with comfort foods — and now a new British movement claims that the simple act of baking could help lift you out of a depression. The Independent in the UK reports that baking could emerge “as a form of pill-less Prozac,” at […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The sweetest, most delicious record-breaking chocolate feats in the world

The sweetest, most delicious record-breaking chocolate feats in the world

(Relaxnews) – The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a hundred years old and embarked on an expedition to the Antarctic. The largest chocolate bar was created in the UK and weighed about the size of an adult bull. And to make the world’s largest hot chocolate, it took three hours to heat […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Scientist comes up with mathematical equation for perfect pizza

Scientist comes up with mathematical equation for perfect pizza

(Relaxnews) – A mathematician in the UK has come up with a scientific formula that claims to decode the secret to making the perfect pizza pie. The key, says Dr. Eugenia Cheng of the University of Sheffield, is the topping-to-base ratio and the thickness of the crust. In other words, baking a pie with a […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
HTC launches One Max phablet

HTC launches One Max phablet

(Relaxnews) – After months of image and info leaks, the Taiwanese phonemaker’s fingerprint reading phablet is finally official. Based on the company’s existing flagship handset, the HTC One, considered by many the best-quality Android handset money can currently buy, its big brother boasts a 5.9-inch full HD display and, like the latest iPhone (from whom […]

14.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone strength: study

Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone strength: study

(Relaxnews) – If you regularly pop vitamin D pills to strengthen bones, a new large-scale study suggests spending your money elsewhere. Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand reviewed 23 studies involving 4,082 healthy adults with an average age of 59. Findings showed that those who took vitamin D supplements for about two […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014′ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014′ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

(Relaxnews) – “Deer Hunter 2014″ tops the US chart while “LINE Touch Touch” gets fingers tapping and swiping in Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 11, can be found below. USA Deer Hunter 2014 (Category: Games) A funfair shooting […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is eyeing the role of Carla May Wilks in the forthcoming film adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling novel, Deadline.com reports. Jennifer Ehle is a TV icon in the UK, in large part thanks to her role on the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” which aired in 1995.  The actress, […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Health/fitness apps: Simply Being, iSergeant, Girl’s Diary

Health/fitness apps: Simply Being, iSergeant, Girl’s Diary

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts around the globe include apps for meditation, interpreting your dreams, and military-style pushup training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes free and paid health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, recorded on October 2. US: Argus This much-hyped app […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Tech agenda: World Smart Week

Tech agenda: World Smart Week

(Relaxnews) – No, it’s not an event celebrating IQ but rather a collection of conferences and tradeshows highlighting technologies that connect everything from fridges and microwaves to cars and cookers to the internet and that can be controlled by nothing more than a smartphone or tablet app. World Smart Week September 24-27 Nice, France Combining […]

Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

(Relaxnews) – The man who brought the world the cronut — a hybrid croissant-donut that has taken the food world by storm — has released the sequel to his pastry wizardry, a ‘magic souffle.’ As a follow-up to the sugary, buttery phenomenon that has sparked a global craze, New York-based French chef Dominique Ansel has created a […]

09.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Britain’s ‘yummy mummies’ ready for back-to-school Botox

Britain’s ‘yummy mummies’ ready for back-to-school Botox

(Relaxnews) – As children go back to school, more moms are heading out for anti-aging treatments in the UK, with one in five mothers saying that they feel pressured to look good on the daily school run, according to a report. British cosmetic surgery clinics The Harley Medical Group say that they have seen an […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Downton Abbey’: a first look at season 4

‘Downton Abbey’: a first look at season 4

(Relaxnews) – The saga of the Crawley family continues in a new video from ITV, the British channel behind the hit series. The British drama series “Downton Abbey,” which boasts a strong following across the Atlantic, has begun promoting its fourth season. Scheduled to air in the UK this fall, the new season will feature […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Gareth Bale tops global social media chart: Starcount

Gareth Bale tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Footballer Gareth Bale is top of Starcount‘s global social media chart after gaining a massive three million new likes on his Facebook page over the period August 26-September 1. Elsewhere on the charts Lady Gaga moves up to second position following her performance at London’s iTunes Festival. 01. Gareth Bale The Welsh footballer is […]

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