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Top of the Morning: Cristine Reyes and Ali Khatibi are Engaged!The SP cover mom announced that wedding bells are coming soon.
1. Cristine Reyes is engaged!
Actress and new mom Cristine Reyes formally announced that she and boyfriend mixed martial arts fighter Ali Khatibi are engaged. The two are already parents to their seven-month-old daughter Amarah. Cristine announced the news via her social-media accounts, posting a photo of Ali’s palm as if supporting her hand as well as Amarah’s tiny little fingers. In the photo, which she captioned, “Engaged,” she’s wearing a teal diamond ring. The two have been together for almost two years. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
2. Mediterranean diet may help reduce breast-cancer risk
Aside from reducing the risk for heart disease and preventing cognitive decline, a Mediterranean diet could also help lower a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer. Researchers have found that women who ate a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil were 68-percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those women in the study who were advised only to reduce the amount of fat in their diet. Women who were put on a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts also had a decreased risk for breast cancer compared to women who only reduced their fat intake. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. (livescience.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
3. Mary Poppins is headed to the musical theater
Disney is developing a new live-action movie musical about the beloved nanny and her magic umbrella. “Into The Woods” director Rob Marshall and producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt are reportedly already on board the project. The story will be set 20 years after the events in the 1964 classic Disney “Mary Poppins” movie (starring Julie Andrews) and will draw inspiration from the rest of the author P.L. Travers’ eight-part children’s book series. We last saw the world of Mary Poppins in 2013’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” where Walt Disney met with the author in the early ‘60s to persuade Travers to put the adventures of Mary Poppins on the big screen. (ew.com)
4. Breastfeeding can enhance social skills of autism "at-risk" infants
Researchers found that breastfeeding may help enhance the social development of certain infants who have the autism “risk” gene. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that those infants who have the autism “risk” gene and were breastfed longer spent more time looking for “happy” eyes and shied away from “angry” eyes. The authors of the study stressed, however, that breastfeeding does not prevent autism or lessens the severity of it. Breastfeeding longer just may have little impact in an “at-risk” child’s future social behavior. (webmd.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. Dominique Conjuangco and Julianna Gomez babysit the Kramer girls
Celebrity mom Chesca Garcia Kramer posted photos of her kids Kendra and Scarlett having a grand kikay bonding time with Dominique Cojuangco and Julianna Gomez. In one of her posts, Chesca wrote in the caption: “So how do two grown girls and two little girls hangout? The little ones teach the older ones how to strut their stuff.” It looks like all four of them had fun. Dominique even hinted at something brewing from this babysitting experience in her own Instagram post. We’ll find out soon enough. (pep.ph)