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  • Top of the Morning: Mark Zuckerberg Announces 2-month Paternity Leave

    Plus, see what one woman did when she saw an out-of-business toy store. Find out too, which two actors are gong to be dads!
  • 1. Mark Zuckerberg announces 2-month paternity leave

    Mark Zuckerberg FB post (paternity leave)Photo from Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take a two-month paternity leave when his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth. The two are expecting their first baby, a daughter, after several miscarriages. He made the announcement by posting a photo of their dog Beast with their baby seat. With the photo, he said, "Priscilla  and I are starting to get ready for our daughter's arrival. We've been picking out our favorite childhood books and toys. We've also been thinking about how we're going to take time off during the first months of her life. This is a very personal decision, and I've decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives." He also adds, "Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families. At Facebook we offer our US employees up to 4 months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year." It's clear the soon-to-be dad is excited for his next new role, fatherhood. (huffingtonpost.com)


    2. Woman buys a toy store and donate all its goods
    Carol Suchman of New York when she saw a toy store, Hudson Party Store, that had gone out of business. She walked in and purchased the whole store to give toys to the homeless. "When I saw this toy store, I just realized I could do it on a grander scale for this one year," Suchman said in an interview with local news station ABC News 13. While Carol shops for toy for the homeless every year, this is the first time that she bought a whole toy store. She then wrapped thousands of new and unopened toys and school supplies and sent them to the New York Department of Homeless Services. (mashable.com)

    3. Former SNL host Seth Meyers and wife expecting their first child!
    The Late Night with Seth Meyers host and wife Alexi Ashe are set to become new parents for the first time. An US Weekly source says the former SNL funnyman and lawyer  "are so thrilled to become parents and were so happy to share the exciting news with friends and cast members from SNL last night at the ." The two were married in 2013 during a start-studded Ceremony on Martha's VIneyard in Massachusetts. Congratulations! (usweekly.com)

    4. Actor Jamir Dornan will be a dad again
    The 50 Shades of Grey actor and his wife actress Amelia Warner are expecting their second child. Jamie Dornan, who will reprise his rolls as Christian Grey in the next movie Fifty Shades Darker, is on the list of People's Sexiest Man Alive. Although their reps have not confirmed the baby news--they keep a low profile about their marriage--they were seen out and about in London, with Amelia sporting a very visible baby bump.  The two are already parents to their two-year-ld daughter Dulce. (nydailynews.com)

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    5. Parasitic worm may may women more fertile
    Would you be willing to be infected by a parasite to increase your chances of getting pregnant? According to a nine-year study of 986 Tsimane indigenous women who carried a type of roundworm, Ascaris lumbricodes, had an extra two children on average. Researchers suggest that infection may alter a woman's immune system and make it easier for her to get pregnant, but they also say that more research is needed in the subject. (yahoo.com)

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