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  • Toddler is 1st Filipino to Model for British Brand Burberry!

    Plus, watch Luis Alandy and Joselle Fernandez's wedding video, astronomers discover new Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Toddler is first Filipino child to model for iconic British fashion luxury brand

    Meet Skylar Louise. According to Pop! Inquirer, the adorable toddler is the first-ever model for the British fashion luxury brand Burberry. Back in April 2016, her London-based Filipina mom, Lavern Bacsafra-Mcleish, shared via a Facebook post that her daughter had been selected as one of the child models to participate in Burberry's 2016 Childrenswear campaign. Little did she know that her 22-month-old's photos would be chosen as the fashion website's banner photo for the category Infant Girl 6 Months - 3 Years. "I'm your biggest fan, anak," Lavern wrote as caption to screenshots of the website that she shared on Facebook. Since then, Skylar had also been part of a photo shoot for another London fashion brand, Olive Loves Alfie by Ashlyn Gibson's summer collection.

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    Little Skylar is making waves, and it looks like her baby sister, three-month-old Savanah Scott, will be joining her in the modeling industry soon. (pop.inquirer.net)

    WATCH: Luis Alandy and Joselle Fernandez's wedding video

    "I've done a hundred of scenes like this in my work, but to stand here in front of you and the reality of being married to you is my dream come true," said actor Luis Alandy in his vows to now wife Joselle Fernandez. After being together for two years, the two got married last February 17 at Two Gardens in Tagaytay. The video incorporates scenes from the couple's "The Notebook"-themed prenuptial shoot, aside from highlights of their wedding preps, the lovely garden ceremony, and the reception party where the couple had their first dance as husband and wife. The video was shot by Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings. (pep.ph)

    Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star


    We might not be alone in the universe after all. NASA had announced a stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our very own galaxy, the Milky Way. All seven planets match the size and mass of our own, but only three show promise of nurturing life as it has oceans of water, according to the report published in the journal Nature. "We have made a crucial step towards finding life out there," said research co-author Amaury Triaud, a scientist at the University of Cambridge. "Up to now, I don’t think we have had the right planets to find out. Now we have the right target," he said in a news briefing. The planets orbit a red dwarf star, called Trappist-1, which is only 39 light years away and has the largest number of Earth-sized planets known to orbit a single star. It also has the most number of planets within the so-called "temperate zone", an area where it's not so hot that water evaporates, nor is it too cold that the water freezes rock-solid. The discovery adds to growing evidence that our home galaxy may be populated with tens of billions of worlds not unlike our own. (inquirer.net)

    Toy news: LEGO's new platform Boost and an update on Monopoly


    LEGO Boost is "putting digital together with physical play," said its senior director of brand relations Michael McNally. Boost is the toy company's new platform which allows children to build toys with LEGO blocks and code them with motion and sound using an iPad. Its demo, dubbed as the Screaming Cat, got lots of raves at the recently-held 2017 Toy Fair.


    Meanwhile, another iconic toy brand is keeping up to date with the times. Monopoly is phasing out the thimble token and replacing it with a hashtag token. The thimble was booted out during last month's Monopoly Token Madness Vote, a poll that determined which of the original eight tokens will be replaced by new designs. The hashtag sign is looking to be its replacement given its popularity on social media. Toy manufacturer Hasbro also used crowdsourcing to engage its loyal fan base when the iron token was replaced by the cat token in 2013.

    Exercise linked to better breast cancer outcomes
    A new study found that exercise is vital to a woman's breast cancer treatment. Researchers found that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent, compared to women who didn’t exercise. Women with breast cancer need to exercise regularly to avoid gaining weight, which is risky either during or after breast cancer treatment as it increases the chance of recurrence and decreases survival rates, the review concludes. Exercise also benefits the patient by having fewer side effects from chemo, radiation, and hormone therapy, according to study co-author Dr. Ellen Warner from Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. While exercise is key, extreme diet changes, such as eliminating meat, dairy or sugar completely, did not affect the surviving women. However, the study suggested that diets high in saturated fat can increase the risk of death from breast cancer. (gmanetwork.com)

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