1. House okays bill simplifying remarriage for divorced Filipinos
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The House of Representatives approved after the third reading House Bill 5907, which seeks to amend the Family Code of The Philippines by allowing a Filipino to remarry after his or her foreign spouse has obtained divorce. Under the proposed law, a divorced Filipino only need to have the judicial decree of absolute divorce authenticated by the Philippine consul where the decree was obtained, and may be used as one of the requirements for the issuance of a marriage certificate. (gmanetwork.com)
2. Universal flu vaccine closer to reality Researchers from two separate U.S. teams have found success with an approach that zeroes in on a stable part of the flu virus. This new approach should remove the problem with the current flu vaccines, which must be given anew every year because they focus on the mutating part of the virus. As a sign of true progress, the studies will now test the new approach to humans to confirm that the method will still work. The proof-of-concept work is published in the Science Journal and Nature Medicine. Until then, it’s still a must to get the every-year flu shot consistently. (bbc.com)
3. New children’s book that helps kids fall asleep now a #1 bestseller
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The new book The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep must be so effective that it skyrocketed to being a #1 best-seller in just a few weeks. It promises to help get the kids to sleep in 10 minutes -— and reviews in Amazon confirm this. The book was written by Swedish author and behavioral scientist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin for that sole purpose: to help your kid go to sleep… with science. "The tale gives suggestions to the child's unconscious mind to sleep. The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep works perfectly either at naps during daytime or home at night, in a group or alone,” the author writes on its website. (upworthy.com)
4. Shiri Appleby expecting her second child The “unREAL” star is pregnant with her second child with longtime fiancé chef Jon Shook. She’s really more put together than her character Rachel in the TV hit drama. The two got engaged during a trip to Italy last July 2012. They welcomed their first child, daughter Natalie, last March 2013, during which the “Roswell” alum shared that she’s “beyond thrilled.” After the news of her second pregnancy broke out, she Tweeted a cute family photo with the caption, “…and then there were four.” Congratulations! (usmagazine.com)
5. Saudi women register to vote for the first time Women in Saudi Arabia can now register to vote starting this week —- a first in the history of the Arab country. For the first time, women will be allowed to vote and run in the elections in December of this year, marking a huge milestone in the push for women’s rights in a country that has been criticized many times for its treatment of women. Although women can only vote and run in the election on the municipal level, it is a sign of progress, hoping to expand women’s role in Saudi civil society. (cnn.com)
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