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How To Help The Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

Every Little Bit Helps

The photos that show the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has left behind are overwhelming. Even reaching out to help can be confusing, with endless charities to sort through. In the wake of such an earth-shattering storm, the Philippines’ president has declared that they are in a state of national calamity. It’s not easy to see endless images of suffering so many miles away and feel helpless.

One of the more heartbreaking moments of the media’s storm coverage was when Magina Fernandez, a survivor who lost her home and business, looked into CNN’s cameras and begged for international help to arrive immediately because the situation is “worse than hell.” Another man in the same video explained that he doesn’t know anyone who hasn’t lost at least one person they love in the storm. That’s pretty incomprehensible. Here are a few charities to turn to if you’d like to offer help to Haiyan’s victims. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Raids, Awkward Moments, And The End

  • Apparently some wives in the Philippines were sick of their husbands spending time in Quezon City’s sex dens, so they tipped off the police. So far, 15 establishments have been raided and more than 200 sex workers have been rescued. [Philippine Daily Inquirer]
  • Office works around Peterborough, England, are unsure as to whether they should kiss or shake hands when they greet clients and colleagues of the opposite sex. A poll showed that 19 percent had clashed faces with a client or coworker when aiming to kiss opposite cheeks, and six percent had accidentally groped a colleague or client when one had gone in for a kiss and the other a handshake. Awkward. [PeterboroughToday.co.uk]
  • Think you might be in the wrong relationship? Check out this list. [Radar]
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    PETA Sex Dolls Confiscated

    Apparently PETA was inspired by the movie Lars and the Real Girl for its latest stunt. The animal rights group had planned to protest KFC’s cruel killing of chickens by displaying blow-up sex dolls with banners reading, “KFC Blows.” But the plan went awry when Philippine customs confiscated the dolls before PETA could put them on display in red light districts in the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and Japan. Maybe the customs’ agents were feeling lonely? [China View] Keep reading »

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