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  • Top of the Morning: M&S Child Model with Down Syndrome Gets New Modeling Job

    His mother expresses joy and hope at the inclusion
  • 1. Child with Down syndrome gets new modeling jobs

    Seb White, a seven-year-old boy, is one of Britain’s first child models with Down syndrome. His mom Caroline posted a message on Marks & Spencer’s Facebook page asking the company to feature him in a “truly original, bold, and memorable campaign” which would fit perfectly with Mark & Spencer’s family values and inclusive ethics.”

    Last Christmas, Mark & Spencer included Seb in one of their Christmas TV ad campaigns, and has since modeled for other ads, including Kinder Surprise and Jojo Maman Bébé. (buzzfeed.com)

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    Seb in an M&S ad

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    Seb appearing in the M&S catalogue

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    The Kinder Surprise chocolate packaging also has Seb as its model

    2. Angelina Jolie: “I am now in menopause.”
    After having a double mastectomy two years ago, the Oscar-winning actress and filmmaker has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in the hopes of further reducing her risks of cancer. Angelina wrote about her experience in The New York Times published Tuesday, March 24. She also revealed how she reacted when her blood test showed a possible early sign of cancer: "I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren." (yahoo.com)

    3. The Walking Dead actor champions breastfeeding
    Dad, model and actor Norman Reedus is proud to show the world that he is pro-breastfeeding. Before The Walking Dead newest episode was aired last Sunday, Norman expressed his support for mothers who nurse in public by posting a cool photo on his Instagram. The photo shows two breastfeeding women, and he captioned it: “Free it! Love these ladies! Tonight's show is gonna be awesome!!!” (huffingtonpost.com)

    4. Kids can now design their own toys
    With the help of 3D-printing technology and the new app Tinkerplay by Autodesk (known for the program AutoCAD design software), kids can now design their own toys. The kid-friendly and easy-to-use app allows users to design and customize characters and creatures digitally and have them 3D-printed if they like. Tinkerplay is now available on iOS, Android and Windows. (gmanetwork.com)

    5. Parents warned not to buy breastmilk online
    Online selling of breast milk is becoming a booming business, as breast milk is the healthier alternative and cheaper alternative to formula —- but it’s not good, according to a new editorial in The BMJ. Buying unregulated breast milk from strangers online to feed it to their infants is risky. Breast milk bought online are not screened, collected, pasteurized, and stored according to protocol compared to breast milk you’d find at a regulated milk bank. (time.com)

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