Top of the Morning: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Welcome First BabyMark and Priscilla also donate 99% of Facebook shares to charity for daughter and the future generation.
1. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome daughter Max
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed their first child. "Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!" he wrote in a Facebook post. The baby's full name is Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, and she weighed seven pounds, eight ounces when she was born last week. Zuckerberg also posted an open letter to her daughter. "Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You've already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in."
The arrival of Max came with more good news. Mark and Priscilla are donating 99% of their Facebook shares, roughly 45 billion dollars, to advance human potential and promote equality for the next generation. He also thanked everyone who supported their journey to parenthood. "Thank you to everyone in this community for all your love and support during the pregnancy. You've given us hope that together we can build this world for Max and all children."
2. In Photos: Nyoy Volante and Mikkie Bradshaw’s prenup picsADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Singer Nyoy Volante and fiancée, theater actress Mikkie Bradshaw had a rustic, vintage-themed prenup shoot by Nice Print Photography. The two are set to tie the knot in February next year, Nyoy announced in July. They were supposed to get married last November but had to delay it till early next year because of their busy schedules. The two met in the play Rock of Ages. In an interview with Inquirer.net’s Dolly Caravajal, Nyoy said of their relationship, “You get lost for words trying to define a great relationship, but it’s definitely… where love has developed into something so great, you’d want to seal it with marriage.” (inquirer.net)
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3. Credit Suisse adding to its new-parent leave policy
Banking company Credit Suisse announced on Monday that it would offer all U.S. employees 20 weeks of maternity leave. It previously offered 12 weeks of paid leave, and now adds eight weeks of unpaid leave for new-parent employees. The Zurich-based company also announced that it's willing to shoulder travel costs for a nanny if and when its new-parent employees need to travel for business within the first 12 months of their child's life. Elizabeth Donnelly, Credit Suisse's head of benefits for the Americas, stated that the reason for the revised policy is because of the tight competition among other companies' leave benefits. (huffingtonpost.com)
4. Sugar-free beverages can still cause tooth decay
A new study by the researchers at the University of Melbourne found that sugar-free drinks can cause tooth decay as much as sugary drinks do. “While reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion,” says study co-author Eric Reynolds. The chemicals in some "sugar-free" drinks, particularly those acidic additives with low PH levels, have the same damaging effects on the teeth. (yahoo.com)
5. Former Twilight star welcomes daughterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Actor Cam Gigandet and fiancée Dominique Geisendorff have welcomed a new daughter named Armie Heartly Gigandet. The new-mom announced their third child's arrival via Instagram. Just four days ago, Dominique posted a family photo and captioned it, "Too much to be thankful for #lovemyfam #almostnotpregnant." She and Cam are already parents to eldest daughter Everleigh Ray, 6, and son Rekker Radley, turning 3 next month. Congratulations! (people.com)
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