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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

How much are aluminum soda pull tabs worth?

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Maybe you’ve seen a cardboard box for the Ronald McDonald House in your breakroom.

Maybe you’ve been told by your neighbor’s kid that there’s the same amount of money in this part compared to the entire rest of the trash you’re throwing out.

What if we told you that you’re basically wasting your time?

1,000 Soda Pull Tabs
1,000 Soda Pull Tabs


The worst charity in America

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One thing that everyone should do at some point in their lives is give back a little bit.

How you give is entirely up to you.   Some choose to contribute money or time to their church, while others participate with local healthcare or children-oriented organizations.

Maybe you take the time to help build a house, or do yardwork for someone who is unable to do it for themselves.

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World


Be a celebrity for a day

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Have you ever wanted to LIVE THE LIFE OF A CELEBRITY?

Wanted to do the things that celebrities do? Go to where celebrities go? Hang out with your favorite famous people, maybe exchange cell phone numbers?

Well, it’s all possible — for a price.

Celebrity Confessions: What Hollywood's Rich and Famous Say About Sex, Money and Success
Celebrity Confessions: What Hollywood’s Rich and Famous Say About Sex, Money and Success

Continue reading BE A CELEBRITY FOR A DAY

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?


How to cheat at Scrabble (and get away with it)

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Have you ever wanted to CHEAT AT SCRABBLE and get away with it?

No, we’re not talking about ways to cheat at WORDS WITH FRIENDS — Web Watch has already covered that.

We’re talking about how to cheat at the Scrabble board game, the one with the actual tiles and fabric pouch that you play at the kitchen table on Saturday nights with some friends and a nice bottle of wine or two?

Well – Web Watch has a way for you to CHEAT at Scrabble, and make it a legitimate part of your gameplay.


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

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

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.

Check out this year’s Celebrity Mascot Games!

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The 17th annual CELEBRITY MASCOT GAMES are taking place on July 16th at Stetson University, and July 17th and 18th at Amway Arena in central Florida.

Each year since 1992, mascots from colleges, universities, and professional sports organizations have gotten together to prove, once and for all, who is the best mascot.

Some of the events the mascots have had to compete in the past were the obstacle course, giant bowling, dodgeball and jousting.  If you haven’t seen the clips on ESPN SportsCenter, you will this week.