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There are three main reasons I don’t frequently donate to charities, and believe me I would love to.  The first is that I’m a broke college student.  The second is that one of my jobs is telemarketing/fundraising for my college.  But the third is that I am sometimes concerned about how donations are actually being spent.  Well, now there’s a great website/organization that aims to help specific women’s issues, and the website tracks how every dollar is spent.  Catapult lets you find a project either by location or topic (e.g.

  Malala Yousafzai is in “satisfactory” condition at a military hospital, but the next few days will be critical, the Associated Press reported today. The 14-year-old Pakistani girls’ education rights activist was shot by a Taliban gunman on Tuesday.  The spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, said she is being kept unconscious and on a ventilator, and that it was too soon to say whether she had any significant head injury. The bullet entered her head and went into her neck towards the spine. Doctors operated to remove the bullet.

Have you ever recognized that people tend to get a little bit cray when they turn 30? Every 29.5 years, Saturn enters the same constellation it was in when you were born. Your first Saturn return occurs when you are between the ages of 28 and 30. Does that sounds familiar?  Does it make you think of No Doubt’s album Return Of Saturn? It isn’t a coincidence.  Gwen Stefani wrote that album when she was going through her Saturn return in the year 2000 and named the album directly after that.

People still remember Mickey Avalon, right? Anyone who’s experienced the lyrical genius on display in his hit song “My Dick” could never forget him. And don’t even try to deny it, we know every time the song comes up on shuffle in the car you’re singing/yelling along. Our excuse is that the vulgarity is so bad that it’s almost good. We can all agree that this was a song made to be parodied, and there have been attempts in the past, most notably Margaret Cho’s “My Puss” from a few years back.

Ladies (and gents, too): it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are displaying that little pink ribbon of support for loved ones who have been affected by the disease. But now you can go a step further in supporting the cause – by donating a mammogram to minority women and men through the Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation.  The foundation, which aims to help inform and equip minority men and women with the tools and education to make proactive decisions on their breast health, is asking for $65 donations on their site through PayPal.

Sick of people assuming that successful women must have slept their way to the top? You’re not alone. Freelance writer Andrew Goldman, who writes the “Talk” Q&A column in The New York Times Magazine, recently asked The Birds star Tippi Hedren if she considered sleeping her way to the top. In any context, this is a pretty offensive question, but it may be especially so here. Goldman was interviewing Hedren about an upcoming biopic based on her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, who sexually harassed her and ruined her career after she refused to sleep with him.

Malala Yousafzai began her activism at age 11. In early 2009, she began writing a blog for BBC Urdu about her life in Swat Valley as the Taliban banned girls’ education.  On Tuesday, the 14-year-old Pakistani education rights activist was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, and she is currently in critical condition. The following are excerpts from her blog, all published by BBC Urdu in January 2009. This is what Malala fought for. This is why the Taliban targeted a 14-year-old girl.   • I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taleban.

This gold-plated brooch will fox up any outfit. For a look that's polished and fun, try wearing it between the collars of a button up, or pinning it to a headband. Fox, $22, modernaked.etsy.

Do you love American Beauty, but wish it had a lighter touch and a happier ending — and starred Hugh "Dr. House" Laurie? Okay, me neither really. Just checking.  But in case you do fit this particular niche, The Oranges is the suburban dysfunction film for you. Like a certain rose-petal-covered movie we know, The Oranges is a meditation on American life and American happiness directed by a British dude.  It also uses voice-over to explain its philosophies, and stars Allison Janney as the neighbor's wife.  Unlike A.B, it's not going to win any Oscars.

Girls in school uniforms in Haiti Happy International Day Of The Girl! If you haven’t heard, today is the UN’s first-ever International Day Of The Girl. Today, people around the world will come together to talk about girls: their rights, their lives, and what we can do to empower them.