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  • Top of The Morning: Exemplary Women Walk The Runway At New York Fashion Week

    Instead of models, this designer featured role-model women to wear her creations.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • 1. Women role models walk the runway in game-changing fashion show

    It wasn’t a typical fashion show. Designer Carrie Hammer handpicked 27 real badass women to model her clothes for the “Role Models Not Runway Models” show during the New York Fashion Week. All the women models are the best at what they do, and they inspire others on a daily basis: from Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis to disability advocate Maysoon Zayid. The fashion show gave these women a platform to celebrate their greatness: their ambition, strength of character, and beauty–both inside and out. This is not the first time Carrie went against the norm; she had featured the first woman in a wheelchair and the first person with Down syndrome. (babble.com)


    2. Babies know the difference between Skype and watching a TV show
    Researchers from Georgetown University have shown that babies as young as six months old can distinguish between a video broadcast and a video-based chat. Babies are able to pick up whether or not an adult is actually responding to them in real time, as opposed to, say, Dora (of “Dora The Explorer”) looking directly at the camera and speaking to them from the TV show. This is especially helpful for long-distance families, where the young ones meet their grandparent for the first time over Skype or Facetime. This discovery could also help further the understanding of how technologies play a role in shaping abstract concepts later on. (mashable.com)

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    3. LeBron James is helping parents get their education, too!
    The LeBron James Family Foundation has a new program, called “I Promise, Too,” that will give parents the financial and emotional support to obtain high school equivalency credentials and learn other skills. Parents under the program will have their practice exams and their GED exams paid for, and will receive an HP laptop (which they get to keep if they complete their classes), free buss passes, and free parking when attending class, as an incentive for progress and attendance. This follow-up program comes after a month of launching “I Promise,” a program that helps underprivileged students pay for college. (mashable.com)


    4. Pregnant model rocks it out at New York Fashion Week
    Her baby may just be the youngest attendee at the New York Fashion Week, where model mom-to-be Karolina Kurkova glowed as she mingled with fashion’s elite. Karolina, who’s expecting her second child with husband Archie Dury, showed off her baby bump in a classic button-down white blazer, drawstring sweatpants, and sneakers which she eventually switched to heels. She even dished out some preggy style advice: “[Heels] do look good and it depends what you’re wearing. It makes it fun. I don’t wear heels every single day so it’s nice to bring out the heels and dress up, especially when you’re pregnant.” (people.com)



    5. Chris Brown gets joint custody of daughter Royalty
    The courts ruled in favor of the hip-hop R&B singer and granted custody of his daughter, Royalty, with former fling Nia Guzman. The condition for the joint custody is that Royalty will be with her mother every four days, with Chris also paying $2,500 in child support. The singer wanted to do right by his daughter, saying, “A lot has changed in my life, a lot of mistakes, a lot of lessons learned. The best thing I’m most thankful for is my daughter,” he said at the BET Awards last June. (usmagazine.com)

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