• Top of the Morning: Hospital Sends Home Newborn Babies in Christmas Stockings

    The hospital brings good cheer to those spending the holidays there, plus a new way of predicting baby's gender
  • 1. Babies in Christmas stockings!

    babies in stockings

    At Magee-Women's Hospital at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, babies are being placed in special keepsake Christmas stockings for parents spending the holiday in the hospital. The baby-sized stockings came with special holiday bonnets, too, as part of the hospital's annual tradition. (mashable.com)


    2. New way of predicting baby's gender?
    According to a study published in the journal Psychology and Behavior, if you're pregnant and are disgusted by formerly favorite food, you're most probably carrying a boy. Polish researchers at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, explain the feeling of disgust is tied to an expectant mom's immune functions: It's a way to protect growing male embryos, which are more vulnerable than female ones. (today.com)


    3. Pinoy lolo named one of Canada's "favorite crossing guards"
    Peter Atienza, 65, was named one of Canada's favorite crossing guards in a nationwide contest, Toronto Star reports. He used to be a sugar farmer in the Philippines and now travels two hours to and from his 45-minute shifts in Oriole Public School, the school that has employed him for 16 years now. He was nominated in the contest by parents of children whom he has saved from speeding vehicles. (gmanetwork.com)


    4. Gift-giving's new benefits
    All the more reason to shop for the holidays (if you haven't started or haven't finished ticking off your list): new research shows that gift-giving is a huge plus to boost physical health. Researchers say generosity and gratitude gives you a boost of energy and robustness. That's on top of already known emotional benefits: making a person happier, more optimistic, and it lowers the risk of depression and anxiety. (huffingtonpost.com)


    5. Vina Morales ready to date again
    Singer-actress Vina Morales is ready to give relationships another chance next year. Vina, who has a daughter, Ceana, 5, with businessman Cedric Lee, hasn't been in a relationship for six years already. She says she was scared to open her heart and get hurt again, but she says she'll start trusting more, especially guys with good intentions. (abs-cbnnews.com)

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