Kapuso actress Marian Rivera revealed that she and husband Dingdong Dantes already know the gender of the baby in her womb. The five-month-pregnant mom-to-be says, “Yun talaga ang gusto ni Dingdong,” and that they will share the gender of their baby in due time. Marian also voiced out her wanting for a big family since she’s an only child. She quips, “Ayoko ng birth control, gusto ko nga basketball team kami e! Gusto ko madami.” (pep.ph)
2. Babies in the womb like to be touched A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE shows that babies in the womb respond more to touch more than sound. The mothers who participated in the study were asked to read to their unborn child or to stroke and rub their abdomen. The small-scope study suggests that the babies’ increase in arm movements, which was higher when the mom was touching her belly, is a direct response. (time.com)
3. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo releases new book Actress and host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is venturing into new territory. Juday recently released her new book “Judy Ann’s Kitchen,” a cookbook. She said cooking was her diversion whenever she’s sad or happy and that she is passionate about her craft, even taking six months off her busy showbiz schedule to study culinary studies. “That is how I give love to people, show my love to my husband, to my kids and friends.” The 34-year-old actress is currently ten weeks pregnant. (abs-cbnnews.com)
4. Kids with good memories make for better liars Researchers at the University of Sheffield found a link between verbal memory and covering up lies. Children ages six to seven were given the chance to do something they’re not allowed to do, and then were questioned afterward with a hidden camera present. The study, which was published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, showed that kids who have better memories and could keep track of lots of information were able to successfully make up and maintain a cover story for their lie. (psychcentral.com)
5. 14 brands of water bottle recalled Water bottling company Niagara Bottling LLC recalled 14 different brands of bottled water after discovering that one of their spring water sources tested positive for E. coli bacteria. The brands affected are: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite. Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, ShopRite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegmans. E.coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, and other symptoms, and poses a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune system. (huffingtonpost.com)
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