Team sports may be the key to slimmer teens

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to tackling childhood obesity, new research out of the US finds that kids who play on several sports teams are nearly 40 percent less likely to be obese. “Team sport participation had the strongest and most consistent inverse association...

Keeping a food journal may help you lose weight

(Relaxnews) – If you’re hoping to lose weight, a new study announced July 13 suggests that keeping an honest food journal can help you eat less. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle studied the eating behaviors of 123 overweight,...

Skoda announces China as its biggest market

It’s been one long week of celebrations for the people at Skoda, which marked its fifth year of operations in China by releasing three special edition models and by announcing that the country had now become the firm’s biggest market. The Volkswagen Group-owned brand...

Burger King is conversation starter, McDonald’s responds fastest to tweets: report

(Relaxnews) – Have a beef with the service or quality of your latest fast food meal? If it was with McDonald’s, odds are you’ll get a response within 29 minutes of blasting out a tweet. Burger King, however, could take more than two days to reply. Those are some...

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ poised to seize the weekend box office

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – With the end of the Batman trilogy by director Christopher Nolan releasing at midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning in the US, fans’ anticipation and critical praise have set up this blockbuster as one of the biggest films at the box...

US electric car market full of spark

(DETROIT, Michigan-AFP) – The US market for all-electric cars is charging up, with plug-in vehicles rolling off US dealer lots despite much higher costs, battery fire scares and falling gasoline prices. Plug-in cars racked up strong sales in the first six months of the...

Olympics: Games ‘best chance to sell UK for 150 years’

(LONDON-AFP) – The London Olympics are Britain’s best chance to sell itself for more than 150 years, a government official declared on Wednesday. Speaking nine days before the Games open, Alan Collins, the managing director for Olympic Legacy at UK Trade and...

Seven hours of sleep a night optimal for memory

(Relaxnews) – To keep your brain sharp, a new study finds that the sleep sweet spot is seven hours, no more, no less. The Nurses’ Health study, using data from some 15,000 women, found subjects who slept five hours or less on average per day had lower scores on...

Vilma stars in “The Healing”

Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos is set to celebrate her 50th year in showbiz through a movie produced by ABS-CBN and its film outfit Star Cinema. Dubbed as “The Healing,” the film will be the Batangas governor’s first-ever suspense horror movie. Vilma said that it is the...

Easy homemade dressings add zest to nature’s bounty

Enjoying garden-fresh fruits and vegetables can help you look and feel good, especially once you learn how to dress them up as mouthwatering sensations. Making your own dressings is easy and pays off in terms of both taste and nutrition. “Take advantage of farmers markets and...
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