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Hashtag Activism and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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First – before you read any further, if you have either enjoyed the celebrity ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE videos or have participated in making a video yourself…. and if you have not already made a donation to ALS – then GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE ALS WEBSITE AND MAKE THAT DONATION.

And don’t think that just because you didn’t dump a bucket of ice on your head in the name of raising awareness for a charity that’s fighting the good fight for thousands of people, if you laughed even once at the antics of anyone who did do it – you owe ALS money.

I Survived the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I Survived the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Continue reading HASHTAG ACTIVISM AND THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

3 Reasons Why Women Are No Longer Sunbathing Topless


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Have you ever been to a topless beach?

Perhaps this is a better question: have you ever been to a topless beach so that you could sunbathe topless yourself?

Chances are – especially if you’re reading this in the US — is that you haven’t experienced the joys of European Sunbathing (as it’s known in Las Vegas).  Unless you count that one time in Cancun where nobody knew who you were and you only did it on a dare from your drunk sorority sister.

The Risks of Sunbathing Topless: And Other Funny Stories from the Road
The Risks of Sunbathing Topless:
And Other Funny Stories from the Road
Continue reading 3 REASONS WHY WOMEN ARE NO LONGER SUNBATHING TOPLESS

Latest defense against cancer? Cat Poop


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Medical researchers are always looking for the Next Big Discovery in their quest to prevent cancer.

Maybe they’ve found something that’s been just under our noses all this time:

Barbie Potty Training Blissa Barbie Fashion Doll and Pet Playset
Barbie Potty Training
Blissa
 Fashion Doll and Pet Playset

Continue reading LATEST DEFENSE AGAINST CANCER? CAT POOP

Breast Cancer Awareness: Grow Your Pits For …


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Are you someone who would like to participate in any number of October’s traditional charity functions to raise money to battle breast cancer or otherwise raise awareness, but just don’t feel like – or unable to – going on a two- or three-day walk?

Maybe you’re a bit tired of eating all that Yoplait yogurt and saving up all the pink tops, and you are purposefully avoiding catering to any company that decides to “Go Pink” as a marketing ploy.

So what is there that you can do that’s a little bit off the beaten path, but still gives you an opportunity to show that you are supportive of a very important cause?  After all, men have MOVEMBER, so what’s a woman to do?

Continue reading BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: GROW YOUR PITS FOR …

Did Susan G Komen make the right decision?


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Pink Darth Vader Helmet
Pink Darth Vader Helmet
 
(because even though Darth Vader is evil, he still supports the fight against Breast Cancer)

Today, Web Watch received a flood of emails from friends and family regarding the Susan G. Komen Foundation pulling their financial contributions to Planned Parenthood.

There is even a petition asking Susan G Komen to restore their relationship with Planned Parenthood.

That there is controversy surrounding what the Susan G Komen Foundation does with their money, and that there is a brouhaha surrounding the marketing of the pink ribbon to raise money for breast cancer research, is nothing new.  The people who are commenting on the petition are acting all shocked and surprised that Such A Thing Is Going On, when Web Watch has told you about this for years. Continue reading DID SUSAN G KOMEN MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION?

Women prefer to make purchases based on charitable giving


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Yoplait Yogurt
Buy some YOPLAIT YOGURT

A recent survey from M/A/R/C Research and The Integer Group discovered that women are very particular about the brands that they buy at the grocery store.

And it has absolutely nothing to do with whether those products are superior in Web Watch’s opinion (the infamous “Heinz vs Hunts ketchup debate” lingers on, folks) or not.

What the survey uncovered was that 43% of women prefer to purchase brands that are associated with charitable giving. Continue reading WOMEN PREFER TO MAKE PURCHASES BASED ON CHARITABLE GIVING

Movember: Grow a Mustache for Charity


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Mustache RidesOctober was breast cancer awareness month, as Web Watch noted by sharing National Feel Your Boobies Week and other sites with you.

Not to feel left out, November is dedicated to raising awareness of various men’s cancers, with programs encouraging men to get prostate exams or testicular cancer checks.

Which is why every November, men are encouraged to sign up at the official MOVEMBER website to help spread the word and raise money for various organizations.

Why “Movember”, you ask?  It’s all about the “Mo”. Continue reading MOVEMBER: GROW A MUSTACHE FOR CHARITY

7 Things To Look For During a Self Exam


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Honoring Our Breasts - an Exam Guide with MusicAnd to wrap up National Feel Your Boobies Week

Courtesy of a now-defunct online ad campaign by Target to promote regular breast exams called “Check Out My Breasts”, here are seven things to look for when performing your own self-examination:

  1. Check for any unusual thickening of the breast tissue. Raise your arm above your head, and apply pressure in small circles with your fingers.
  2. Check that one breast hasn’t become larger or lower than the other.
  3. Check for any changes to your nipples or any skin irritations around them.
  4. Continue reading 7 THINGS TO LOOK FOR DURING A SELF EXAM

Click to Give at The Breast Cancer Site: Free Mammograms


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Free Breast ExamsNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

Want to give someone a free mammogram?

All you have to do is click.

Visit THE BREAST CANCER SITE (run by the same people who do THE HUNGER SITE) and click the “CLICK HERE TO GIVE” link in the middle of the page.

Every day that you visit and click, the site’s sponsors will pony up more money to pay for mammograms for women in need.

It’s all done through advertisers that pay to be displayed on the page you’ll see when you click.  You don’t have to buy anything – the sponsors will be billed for the number of times their ad was viewed.

100% of the site’s advertising goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Hey guys – Men need to check for breast cancer too!


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Male Breast Cancer AwarenessNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

Yes, as anyone who watched the phenomenal HBO prison series OZ can attest, men can get breast cancer as well…. and can survive to shank someone when put back into gen pop.

Here are some videos that show more information, including how to perform your own self exam.

Continue reading HEY GUYS — MEN NEED TO CHECK FOR BREAST CANCER TOO!

How To Do a Self-Exam for Breast Cancer


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breast exam postcardNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

To help those Web Watch readers who may not be familiar with the proper way to conduct a proper self-examination for breast cancer, we have compiled a series of these helpful video tips.

How to Make Partner Breast Exams Fun

Continue reading HOW TO DO A SELF-EXAM FOR BREAST CANCER

Products to Help Check Yourself for Breast Cancer


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breast cancer self exam aidNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

There are a few products on the market that can help you perform a monthly self-exam with more confidence and accuracy than if you didn’t use these products.

One common complaint from women performing a breast self-examination is that they don’t know what they’re feeling for.   The PLEXUS PINK BREAST CHEK KIT is a small sponge pad that feels like breast tissue.   Inside the sponge is a small slit that you can place different size pellets.

With the pellets inside, running your finger on the outside of the breast chek kit should give you an idea of what a lump or similar area would feel like in your own breast.  Sometimes, just knowing what you’re looking for is half the battle in early detection.

Continue reading PRODUCTS TO HELP CHECK YOURSELF FOR BREAST CANCER

Hurray for Jeanne Sather: The Assertive Cancer Patient


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Breast Cancer LifeHammer Escape ToolNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

If there’s one thing that a successful patient has in battling their own disease, it’s assertiveness.

No good ever comes from being passive and letting the disease – any disease – control you.

THE ASSERTIVE CANCER PATIENT is Jeanne Sather’s blog devoted to how she is beating her own cancer.

Continue reading HURRAY FOR JEANNE SATHER: THE ASSERTIVE CANCER PATIENT

Companies that Profit by using Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer


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Pink Ribbons, IncNational Feel Your Boobies Week continues…

If you haven’t noticed, October brings with it not just the black-and-orange fun of Halloween, but also the ubiquitious pink ribbon-emblazoned products that companies issue to show their support for breast cancer research.

Web Watch 100% supports donating to research and the good that comes from that – whether it be for breast cancer or any other charitable cause of your choice.

However, where the pink ribbon on products was once seen as solely as a philanthopic device has turned into something much more:  Just Another Marketing Ploy.

Why buy these regular spatulas when you can buy a pink spatula?

Why buy just any room circulation fan when you can buy a room circulator fan that has a pink ribbon on it?

Just browse Amazon or your favorite local store this month, and you’ll see any number of pink and ribbonized items that serve no real purpose when compared to their normal-colored counterparts sold throughout the rest of the year.

Continue reading COMPANIES THAT PROFIT BY USING PINK RIBBONS FOR BREAST CANCER

Oct 9th-16th is “National Feel Your Boobies Week”


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Pink Ribbon Cookie CutterOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the week of October 9th-16th is NATIONAL FEEL YOUR BOOBIES WEEK.

And to encourage everybody to feel their boobs on a regular basis, everyone is urged to make their own boob-a-licious avatar graphic over at BOOBICON ME.

Continue reading OCT 9TH-16TH IS “NATIONAL FEEL YOUR BOOBIES WEEK”