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Top of the Morning: A Syrian Teen Gives P100,000 to PH Typhoon Nona VictimsThe true spirit of Christmas is alive! Plus, see who gave birth, who's expecting, and more!
1. Syrian boy donates savings to Typhoon Nona victims
Syrian teen Marwan Masri, who is based in Dubai, passed up the chance to get himself a luxury car in order to help others in need. The fifteen-year-old decided to give his eight years worth of savings--that's DH75,000, or around P965,683--to the Filipino people affected by Typhoon Nona, which recently wrecked havoc in the country. Masri dreams to be a doctor like his father someday, and he didn't need a lot of convincing, too, after finding out that many of the families of the Filipino workers working for his father's clinic were affected by the typhoon. He said he earned and saved the incentive money his father gives him for getting good grades. Thank you, Marwan! (abs-cbn.com)
2. It's a girl for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen!
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting a girl! The couple's gender reveal coincided with the release of the model and soon-to-be-mom's mag cover. "So proud and honored to have shot the cover of Vogue Thailand! Special to me for so many reasons...one being I am SO PROUD to be Thai, so excited to have shot a Vogue cover (a dream, of course) annnnd a couple minutes after this shot, John and I learned we were having our little baby girl! " she captioned her post on Instagram. The singer reposted the cover, too, on his one photo-sharing account. Congratulations! (people.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
3. Eddie Redmayne and wife expecting first child
Oscar award-wining actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the upcoming awaited film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, is going to be a dad soon. He and wife Hannah Bagshawe are expecting their first child--and it will be the first for both of them. The two were married last year and recently celebrated their anniversary. This has been good year for Redmayne in terms of his career, and this news is cherry on the top. Congratulations! (people.com)
4. Mom's age when giving birth affects her child's intelligence?
According to a study published in Biodemography and Social Biology, a woman's age when she gives birth plays a rolled in how intelligent her child would be. Researchers from the London School of Economics say that kids born to first-time moms in their 30s have better cognitive scores and better behavior that the first-born children of moms in their 20s. Lead author Alice Goisis explains that moms in their 30s are more likely to be educated, have higher incomes, and are more stable in terms of lifestyle--and thus, they could also afford early prenatal care or could have planned their pregnancy. Kids of moms in their 30s also outperformed children whose moms were in their 40s. (yahoo.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. Bristol Palin gives birth to second child
The daughter of former U.S. vice presidentiable, Sarah Palin, has given birth to her second child. Bristol Palin took to Instagram to share the arrival of her daughter Sailor Grace. "My sweet Sairlor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn't be more complete, " she captioned the photo. Her wedding with former U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer was cancelled a month before she announced that she was expecting another child. She is already a mo to her son Trip, with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston. Congratulations! (people.com)