• Top of the Morning: Mariel Padilla Opens Up About Miscarriage

    Plus, tech toy users hacked, an Olsen sister gets married, Pope Francis biopic, and more!
  • 1. Mariel Padilla shares how she moved on from miscarriage

    Losing a baby is painful enough, let alone suffering two miscarriages in a year; it's simply devastating. That's what happened to Mariel Padilla. In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, she opened up about what she went through and how she was about to pick herself up after suffering two miscarriages, where one of which could have produced twins or triplets. "Naging okay kasi I'm so blessed kasi si Robin was really supportive. Iyon talaga. Hindi man ako sinuwerte na magkaroon ng anak ngayon, pero sobra akong suwerte sa asawa," she said. Mariel also added that the support she has been receiving from friends and fans who went through the same thing gave her hope. "Ngayon you lift everything to God, bahala na si God," she said. (abs-cbnnews.com)  

     

    2. VTech products hacked!
    Tech toy maker Vtech disclosed that personal information on almost five million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers. These include the user child's names, birthdates, and gender. It also includes the children’s parents' names, email addresses passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download history. The Hong Kong-based company, popularly known for their toy laptops, tablets, and smartwatches, said they have already contacted the affected users and has temporarily suspended some of its website as a precaution. (yahoo.com)

     

    3. Mary-Kate Olsen is married!

    The former child star-now fashion designer had officially tied the knot with French banker Olivier Sarkozy (half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy) last Friday. Her Full House dad confirmed the reports. The small ceremony--only 50 guests were present to witness the union--was held at a private residence in Manhattan, New York. The two have been together since 2012, and got engaged early last year. Congratulations! (people.com

     

    4. New film recalls Pope Francis' darkest moments

    The new film Call Me Francesco will tackle the dark years of Pope Francis during the Argentine Military dictatorship. The 98-minute biopic will give a glimpse of the life of The Pope from his youth up to his election as the head of the Catholic Church in 2013. The film is directed by Daniele Luchetti and he said chose to focus on the character of Pope Francis, the authoritarian yet sensitive archbishop of Argentina. This is the second film made about the life of the pontiff. The first one was Francisco, el padre Jorge by Spanish director Beda Docampo Feijoo which was released last September. Call Me Francesco premieres in Vatican today. (inquirer.net

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    5. Kids who get screen time in moderation are happiest
    Researchers analyzed data from previous studies involving 125,000 kids and found that moderate amount of screen time makes children and young teens the happiest bunch. Kids who spend at least five hours a day staring at screens, such as the TV, tablet or smartphone, were 80-percent more likely to get depressed. However, children who spent moderate amounts on time in front of a screen were eight-percent less likely to get depressed than those kids who were strictly denied any screen time. The researchers suggest that less screen time could mean more time for more productive or active endeavors, such as exercise or interacting with friends, which may help decrease the chances of kids getting depressed and contribute to optimum mental health. (gmanetwork.com)

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