Mother and Daughter Share Haircut
Andrea Verdone Gorsegner and her 10-year-old daughter, Hannah, decided to get the same haircut: matching buzzcuts. The two decided to do this while participating in a New Jersey community head-shaving event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer called “Shave a Hero, Save a Hero.” The duo decided on this bold move as a way to support Natalie, the Gorsegner’s youngest daughter who was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “I still have my lashes, I still have my eyebrows, and more importantly, I have my health. Kids with cancer have no choice but to lose every stitch of hair on their bodies, including their little lashes and eyebrows,” said mom Andrea who added that the kids are the true heroes. While her daughter was going through rigorous cancer treatments, the mom of two set up a non-profit called Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer to raise money for research.
What’s in a Name?
You will probably notice fewer kids being named Harvey, Irma, Katrina, Sandy, and Andrew in the next couple of years. Those names are associated with recent hurricanes and storms which caused terrible destruction and even deaths. According to the Social Security Administration, which tracks the 1,000 most popular names annually, names tend to plummet in popularity after horrific natural disasters. Harvey was a favorable choice last year with 770 parents choosing it as the name for their newborns, but just like Katrina, the name experienced a dip from 3,323 back in 1982 to only 190 in 2016. Sandy was most popular as a girl’s name in 1960 when it was the choice for 3,648 newborns. After the storm hit the East Coast in the fall of 2012, the numbers also dropped.
Meet Your New Assistant, a Sanbot Robot
Is your birthday coming up? Starting this month, you can purchase your very own Sanbot Nano, an Alexa-powered humanoid robot on Amazon for only $2,800. The 2.7-foot robot is equipped with 50 sensors that help it open and close lights, avoid obstacles, recognize voices, know when someone enters the room, order pizza, or anything else that Alexa can do. “Sanbot Nano’s customized capabilities will make every family feel like they have a personal assistant,” Ryan Yu, chief marketing officer at Qihan, said in a press release. This is Qihan’s first robot designed for the home. The global personal robots market is expected to see average yearly growth of 37.8 percent between 2017 and 2022, reaching $34.1 billion in size, according to Research and Markets data. If your parents complain about the hefty price, just tell them that this robot will improve sibling rivalry as now you can have the Sanbot Nano to boss around instead of your little brother or sister.