Are you still getting into the 2013 groove?
That's neat — Barbra Streisand has you beat. She's already well into being the best version of herself in 2013, and has announced a $2 million pledge for women's heart research. How's that workout resolution of yours coming along?
She spoke at President Bill Clinton’s second-annual Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference, and talked about health and junk food:
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We're huge fans of Eliza Dushku around here, and we aren't just talking about her professional work as an actress — we're talking about Eliza the person. The person how uses her birthday to raise funds for charity.
She keeps doing it, and we keep loving it!
Here's what she said:
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You know when your relatives give you an ugly sweater as a present, and all you can think about is how this was the most useless way to spend thirty dollars ever?
Well, all of that is about to change!
During the entire month of December, wearing an ugly sweater may help towards battling cancer!
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If it just us, or is J.K. Rowling becoming even more inspirational??
Her story in becoming the writer she is today is astounding, and now that she's at an amazing level, she loves doing her part in giving back — she just announced a $16M donation to Edinburgh University to fund a clinic for multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative disease.
That's not it, though. A new eBook version of her massively successful Tales of Beedle the Bardcompanion book is set to launch!
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Now THAT'S a great way of handling being the highest paid NFL player of all time!
Drew Brees, quarterback for the Saints, is donating a million bucks to Sandy relief effort. He knows all to well about being in a city that has been devastated by weather.
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We're glad that Yoko Ono is carrying on John Lennon's policy to reach out and help others. By standing with the Hard Rock International and WhyHunger for IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign for the 5th year in a row, his beautiful message can live on!
If you don't know, it's a global campaign to combat childhood hunger and poverty through the backing of sustainable agriculture education and feeding programs for children and families in need.
Now THAT's how you figure out a long-term solution to hunger!
Here's what Yoko says:
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Stem cells taken from other people and have been successfully transplanted into a patient's heart to repair damage! What this means is that stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue!
Plus, stem cells could be banked for off-the-shelf use after heart attacks, just as blood is kept on hand now. Donation centers could pop up, and it could be like a blood-drive that shows up at your school.
The study used a specific type of stem cells from bone marrow, called mesenchymal stem cells, because they were believed they would not be rejected by recipients' immune systems — they lack a key feature on their surface that makes the body's protective antibodies see them as foreign tissue and attack them. This is also good news for the stem-cell naysayers out there because
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