• Top Of The Morning: Mattel Debuts Zendaya Barbie Doll

    Hooray for beauty diversity! Plus, a Cebu lawmaker urges school officials to fight bullying
  • 1. Mattel debuts Zendaya Barbie Doll

    Last week, Barbie doll manufacturer Mattel announced that they will be making a limited-edition Barbie doll in the likeness and image of teen star Zendaya Coleman. It’s an actual doll now—and it was gorgeous. Barbie doll designer Carlyle Neura took her 2015 Oscar’s look, complete with dreadlocks and Vivienne Westwood gown. Zendaya loved it, too! “When I was little I couldn't find a Barbie that looked like me, my...how times have changed. Thank you, [Barbie] for this honor and for allowing me to be part of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty,” she said in an Instagram post. (buzzfeed.com

    2. Lawmaker urged school officials to fight bullying
    Cebu Representative Gerald Anthony Gullas, Jr., sounded the alarm over the rising incident of bullying in the country. He urged school officials to up their child protection campaigns after the Department of Health (DepEd) recorded an increase in bullying incidents. The incidents last year increased from 5,236 to 6,363 this year. “Based on a cycle of 201 school days, this translates to at least 31 incidents of bullying every day,” Gullas, a member of the House committee on basic education, said in a statement. He called on each school’s child protection committee to raise their game. (gmanetwork.com)

    3. Cancer treatment during pregnancy does not harm baby
    A new study suggests that babies who were in their mother’s womb while she’s undergoing cancer treatment will be fine.  Researchers looked at 129 children say that pregnant women who undergo cancer treatment—chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery—does not pose risks to their unborn babies. Babies of moms who underwent treatment in their second or third trimester did not have higher risk for heart conditions nor cognitive or general development in the early childhood. However, the study which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine noted a high number of preterm births, but the babies were already on track on had normal development at 22 months. (time.com)

    4. A mom who is more likely to breastfeed is…
    A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health says that early breastfeeding differs by neighborhood, poverty, and race. The report also showed that moms who have a lot of money, live in an exclusive neighborhood, and deliver their baby in a top hospital are more likely to breastfeed. This is most likely because of the challenges that come with breastfeeding. The study is a wake-up call for hospitals and the government to prioritize funds for new-mom programs, especially in poor neighborhoods that need them most. (yahoo.com)

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    5. Liv Tyler is engaged!
    The actress has been engaged to her sports agent boyfriend, David Garner, since last Christmas, but preferred to keep it private, a source tell Us Magazine. Liv also posted a photo on Instagram that showed her engagement ring. The two started dating last year and they already welcomed their first child, son Sailor Gene, in February. This will be the second marriage for both of them. Liv was married to Royston Langdon with whom she shares her 10-year-old son Milo. David also has a seven-year-old son Grey with his ex-wife.  Congratulations! (usmagazine.com)

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