The "Cake" actress recently spoke about her frustration about the constant reports of a feud between her and her ex-husband Brad Pitt’s current wife, actress-director Angelina Jolie. The two ladies both attended the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 29 —- the first time since the 2009 Oscars. Jen had nothing but kind words for Angie and her movie, and thinks it’s time to move on from the “tiresome and old” rivalry. (etonline.com)
2. Specific games enrich child’s spatial reasoning New research shows that children who frequently played with games such as puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability. Spatial reasoning, or being able to reason about space, and how to manipulate objects in space, is a critical part of everyday life, as when, for example, crossing a busy street. It’s also vital in learning science and math. (psychcentral.com)
3. Disney debuts first Latina princess
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The children’s network announced on Thursday, January 29, the upcoming debut of its first Latina princess, Princess Elena of Avalor, in a 2016 special episode of "Sofia The First". Princess Elena is a confident and compassionate 16-year-old in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. Her guest stint at the show will feature a storyline that will launch a spin-off show "Elena of Avalor" in the same year. (mashable.com)
4. Stanley Tucci welcomes new baby boy The Hunger Games actor welcomed his fourth child, son Matteo Oliver, on January 25 in London, England. This is the 54-year-old actor’s first child with his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt. He is also a father to Camilla, 12, and twins Nicolo and Isabel, 14, from a previous relationship. (people.com)
5. Makeup linked to earlier menopause The age of a woman usually determines when she’ll start menopause, a period in a woman’s life marking the end of her fertility and child-bearing years, but a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE shows that exposure to certain chemicals in common household products and pollutants can advance its onset. Researchers discovered that phthalates in plastics, cosmetics and hair spray, among others, pushed the start of menstruation as mush as four years earlier. (time.com)
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