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Hashtag Activism and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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

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3 Reasons Why Women Are No Longer Sunbathing Topless

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


Latest defense against cancer? Cat Poop

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
 Fashion Doll and Pet Playset


Breast Cancer Awareness: Grow Your Pits For …

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?


Did Susan G Komen make the right decision?

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.

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Women prefer to make purchases based on charitable giving

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.

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Movember: Grow a Mustache for Charity

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”.

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7 Things To Look For During a Self Exam

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.