Health experts clamp down on tanning injections, or ‘jabba-tans’

Health experts clamp down on tanning injections, or ‘jabba-tans’

(Relaxnews) – A rise in the use of tanning injections, known as “jabba-tan,” and nose sprays containing Melanotan has sparked fresh warnings about their hazards. Friday the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that the agency has received 18 reports detailing 74 separate reactions which are suspected to be side effects, such […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts in countries around the globe include an app for managing high-stress moments and another that checks if you’re overly zealous in your training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, […]

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

(Relaxnews) – A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in the UK. Results from the laboratory study show that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

(Relaxnews) – As waistlines around the globe continue expanding, some scientists say that it’s time to do away with a common way to measure weight: body mass index (BMI). BMI, which is based on weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Six tips for dating online

Six tips for dating online

(Relaxnews) – Thinking of trying online dating? If so, you’re in good company. According to Online Dating Magazine, 20 percent of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met online, while more than 280,000 marry someone they met online every year. In the UK a reported one in five relationships start online. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
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 ·
Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

(Relaxnews) – Henry Holland’s latest and most exclusive pieces will be sold from the back of a truck! No, the London-based designer hasn’t had a fall from grace (he’s still stocked at luxury department stores Selfridges, Harrods and Matches), he’s just embracing one of the latest trends with a mobile pop-up store. The ‘Mr Quiffy’ […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Offbeat, Online ·
Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

(Relaxnews) – A gangsta vegan blog that got a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and throws in F-bombs willy nilly is being turned into a cookbook. Since launching last August the anonymously written blog Thug Kitchen gained a cult-like following for its tough-talking, gratuitous use of expletives and tasty vegan recipes like sweet potatoes and pinto bean tacos, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

(Relaxnews) – The US designer, who calls the UK capital his home, has concocted a new London scent to celebrate his latest opening in the Big Smoke. The new Tom Ford London flagship on Sloane Street street in the West End opens this week, and the Texas-born designer and director was enthusiastic about his new home city: […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

(Relaxnews) – Following the announcement of his name yesterday evening, Prince George Alexander Louis, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was officially added to the Buckingham Palace display at the Legoland theme park in Windsor, UK.

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
One Direction to launch makeup line

One Direction to launch makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Working with cosmetics company MUA, the British-Irish boyband has developed a makeup line. Named ‘Little Things’ (after one of the band’s singles, for those of you who aren’t ‘Directioners’), the band’s debut make-up collection includes different colors for each band member, with five lipsticks, five lip polishes, three cheek tints and five shades […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

(Relaxnews) – Around the world, Despicable Me: Minion Rush remains popular with iPad users in the UK and USA. In France, meanwhile, a modern and extreme version of the classic game Tetris is proving popular. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

(Relaxnews) – It didn’t take long for a brewery in England to release a beer in honor of the newest addition to the royal family. The name? “Heir Raiser.” Like the rest of the world — and its savvy entrepreneurs — McMullen & Sons brewery in Hertford waited “eagerly” for the birth of the baby before releasing […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

(Relaxnews) – For many of us, dining al fresco can be as simple as pulling out a sandwich, maybe a nice salad  and parking it on a patch of green real estate. For others, however, picnics are simply outdoor extensions of fine dining restaurants, with real china, crystal glasses and decorative candelabras. Perhaps nowhere is […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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” […]

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

(Relaxnews) – Berry, apple and citrus-flavored wines and spirits are trending worldwide, as consumers seek out sweet but refreshing fruit-infused drinks, says a new report. The swing towards fruity alcohol comes at the expense of chocolate and confectionery flavors, which enjoyed popularity over the last few years, says the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Research group in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Microsoft shifts attention from its Xbox One console and the furore surrounding some of its features to the future of its operating system Windows 8. As well as a reinstated start button expect announcements about new tablets and maybe even something about a health and motion tracking smartwatch. Windows BUILD conference […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Most popular top tier luxury hotel brand online

Most popular top tier luxury hotel brand online

(Relaxnews) – When travelers with deep pockets and expensive taste go online shopping for a room at a luxury hotel, it’s the Four Seasons they turn to most. That’s the conclusion of the World Luxury Index Hotels report, which scoured through more than 133 million searches on top search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex in […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Tech agenda: Augmented World Expo 2013

Tech agenda: Augmented World Expo 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, the Augmented World Expo 2013, where everything from smart glasses and wearable technology to new and radical ways of interacting with computers and mobile devices will be demonstrated and examined. Augmented World Expo 2013 June 4-5 Santa Clara Convention Center California, United States Everything that draws on technology to add to […]

31.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Science & Technology ·
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