• Top of the Morning: Jennylyn Mercado, Best Actress

    Jennylyn celebrates with ex Patrick Garcia and his fiancée, singer Alicia Keys gives birth, and more
  • 1. Jennylyn Mercado is MMFF Best Actress

    Jennylyn Mercado won Best Actress in the recently-held Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night for her first-ever comedy role in "English Only, Please". The actress shared that Christmas was happy with her son Jazz, 6, and even posted a photo of them with Jazz's father Patrick Garcia, his fiancée Nikka Martinez, and their daughter Chelsea, 1, when they visited their home. (pep.ph)


    2. Yoga benefits your heart as much as aerobics
    Researchers found that doing yoga lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, and other cardiovascular risk factors just as much as aerobics exercise does. This doesn't mean one who's already on meds should ditch them, but doing yoga alongside your medication (with doctor's advise, of course) can help vastly improve the heart's health. The researchers, however, need more studies to pinpoint which of the different types of yoga greatly benefits the heart. (gmanetwork.com)


    3. Ryzza Mae Dizon wins Best Child Performer
    Eat Bulaga's "Little Miss Philippines" winner just earned her second acting award, and it's the best Christmas gift she received this year. Ryzza Mae Dizon won Best Child Performer in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for her role in the film "My Big Bossing". She also won the same award for her role in My Little Bossing last year. (pep.ph)


    4. Alicia Keys welcomes second child
    Singer Alicia Keys just received her greatest gift for this year: She and husband, rapper and music producer Swizz Beats, just welcomed their second child Saturday, December 27. The couple announced the arrival of their son Genesis Ali Dean via Instagram. Big brother Egypt Daoud, 4, is also excited that he's not going to be the youngest of the brood anymore. Beatz is also a dad to daughter Nicole and sons Price Nasir and Kaseem from a previous relationship. (people.com)


    5. Look at your bad traits positively
    A new study that will be published online in the Journals of Experimental Social Psychology in March shows that if you look at your not-so-good traits as beneficial, you'll eventually behave as if they really are helpful instead of "negative." This is nothing but good news as optimism is proven to be linked to a longer, healthier life! (yahoo.com)

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