• Top of the Morning: Actor Albert Martinez Pays Tribute to Late Wife Liezl

    Liezl succumbed to breast cancer 8 years after the first diagnosis
  • 1. Albert Martinez pays tribute to late wife Liezl

    Actor Albert Martinez paid tribute to his late wife Liezl by posting a photo of them on Instagram. He captioned it: “She was my wife, my partner, my best friend. We grew up together. We raised a family together… I owe everything to her. I have a successful career and happy home life because of my wife Liezl." The former actress passed away last Saturday, March 14, after losing a long battle with breast cancer. (gmanetwork.com)

    Related: What you Need to Know about Postpartum Breast Cancer

    2. New parents salary calculator
    Britain company Interflora has come up with a new campaign “Hardest Job in the World” as a tribute to mothers (or fathers, too!). You just click on the link to get you started on calculating compensation by answering a questionnaire on how much time is spent cooking, cleaning, playing, homework, and more. The site determines a parent’s salary by factoring the average salary of a chauffer, cook, teacher, psychologist, housekeeper, etc. (interflora.com)


    3. Elton John fires back at Dolce & Gabbana
    The singer, who has two children via surrogate with longtime partner David Furnish has expressed outrage over Dolce & Gabbana’s statement. The designer duo told Italian magazine Panorama, "We oppose gay adoptions," adding that the only family is the traditional one. They also opined that children born through IVF are “children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalogue." The singer said in his Instagram post: "Shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children," and also vowing, "I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again."(huffingtonpost.com)


    4. Privacy activist want “Hello Barbie” pulled out
    The conversational Barbie by Mattel, turns out, also has an embedded microphone that can record the voice of the child playing with it. The recording is then uploaded to a cloud server, where voice detection tech helps the doll make sense o the data. Parents can get weekly e-mails with audio files of the child’s conversations with Hello Barbie. This has raised privacy issues and a campaign is calling for it to be pulled out from toy stores, saying it leaves children entirely vulnerable to sneaky advertorial efforts from the giant toy company. (mashable.com)


    5. Watching TV good for kids?
    New research shows that by watching an educational children’s program, toddlers can learn to count to five and read a simple map. While there’s no contest that TV exposure should be moderated, the key is interaction —- watching with your kids. Also, choosing between a TV program that provides a good learning platform versus those suited for entertainment purposes only can spell the big difference. (washingtonpost.com)

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