Nov 27 2012

Giving Tuesday, What is it?

Giving Tuesday Offers Worthy Ways To Give. Huffington Post

"Just in time for the holidays, Giving Tuesday -- Black Friday and Cyber Monday's more generous relative -- is in town not just for a visit, but to stay.

The Giving Tuesday initiative was launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to urge charities, businesses, schools and religious and community groups to give back around the holidays.

For the initiative's first year, organizers dedicated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as the day to spread the word and have galvanized more than 2,000 groups to each commit to a project that will benefit at least one registered 501c3 nonprofit.

The Giving Tuesday site suggests ways anyone can give back: Corporations could establish a matching donation system; families could help kids set up a percentage of their allowance to give back to charity each month; small businesses could start planning a fundraising drive among employees."

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Nov 27 2012

Angus T. Jones from Two and a Half Men, talks faith

Two and a Half Men' star could buy soap, sirloin, homes in Detroit. TODAY

On Monday, "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones, 19, made news by calling his show "filth" and urging fans to tune out. Critics of Jones were quick to point out that he said nothing about forgoing his $350,000-per-episode paychecks or returning money he's previously earned on the show he now condemns.

Two and a Half Men' star calls show 'filth,' says fans should 'stop watching.' TODAY

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Nov 26 2012

November 26, 2012

Daughter of Houston Rockets McHale Dies of Lupus Complications. abc News

Complications of the autoimmune disease lupus took the life of Alexandra “Sasha” McHale on Nov. 24. She was the daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale.

Only 23, she had been hospitalized for two weeks before her death, according to the team. McHale, 54,  had been on a leave of absence with his family while her health declined.

Alexandra McHale was a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth and had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus last year.

“Unfortunately, awareness of this disease is rather low and an event like this suddenly comes up and people think, ‘Oh, my god,  a 20-year-old is not supposed to by dying,’” said Dr. Cynthia Aranow

Cyber Monday: Five Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping. abc News

How to get the best deals on Cyber Monday. YAHOO! Finance

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