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A Florida domestic violence center called Women In Distress found an impactful way to reach out to women when the organization placed mini-PSAs in fake Tinder profiles. The profile photos start out as fairly innocuous images of attractive guys, but escalate with each swipe as the men reveal themselves to be violent. Any ladies who saw the profiles… READ MORE »


Celebs

Scarlett Johansson teamed up with Feeding America to launch a new PSA, and in an accompanying statement, she reveals that she was one of the millions of American kids who relied on public assistance growing up:
“My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family. Child hunger in America isREAD MORE »


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In an effort to fight prejudice and implicit bias, the Ad Council put together this PSA featuring love in its many forms – and just how little our external “differences” matter at the end of the day. The ad prompts viewers to visit Love Has No Labels, a site that further explains how even those… READ MORE »


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President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It’s On Us campaign “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” While it’s incredibly… READ MORE »


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These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no better time for the team to encourage a dialogue. What starts as a dull classroom morphs into a gorgeous, haunting routine that sticks in your… READ MORE »


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I never thought I’d see a funny public service announcement for gun control, but today was the day, my friends. “Playthings” warns adults of the dangers that come with leaving certain things out in the open—and in this case, it’s dildos. As two embarrassed moms look on while their sons sword fight with their sex… READ MORE »


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Warning: the video above is gross, violent and gruesome. It’s also an Australian PSA against cutting school, which understandably has people quite upset. Watch at your own risk. [Huffington Post]
Demi Lovato was photographed with some bling on her left ring finger, prompting some to conclude she is engaged to Wilmer Valderrama, who… READ MORE »


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In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various “Stand Your Gun” laws around the country, reenacting the night Trayvon Martin was killed. In the video, we see a man (representing Zimmerman) following a young black man (representing Martin)… READ MORE »


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I’m not even sure what to say about the U.S. Navy’s new PSA “Bath Salts: It’s not a fad …It’s a NIGHTMARE,” warning against the dangers of the drug, which has been growing in popularity with sailors. If they were trying to scare people, it worked … in a super low budget horror movie kind… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Be tough, be smart, don’t forget to lovingly groom your moustache — and save all the bacon you possibly can. That’s what “Parks and Recreation”‘s Ron Swanson recommends, especially considering we’re supposedly heading into a bacon shortage. You might, like Ron, want to consider all of your bacon hiding spots, okay? The more you know… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I’ve had a huge girl crush on Anna Faris ever since I first discovered “The House Bunny” playing on cable one morning during the kind of hangover that just feels better to sit out in bed with a whole pizza. I was immediately taken by both her perfect butt and slapstick humor. Thus the… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Single. In a relationship. Engaged. Married. “It’s complicated.” When it comes to declaring your relationship status on social networking sites, there always a handful of options, but the latter is the only one that hints to a situation that strays from traditional coupling up. How unfair. Shouldn’t, say, “Friends With Benefits” be an option? READ MORE »


News

CBS is running a short PSA this holiday season urging people to give the gift of … pap smears. I understand the sentiment behind the message, but a pap smear for the holidays? Whatever happened to a nice pair of earrings? … READ MORE »


Entertainment

To stop crazy young people from sending sexual, mean or just plain stupid texts, LG is launching a PSA campaign encouraging peeps to “Give it a Ponder.” The ads star James Lipton of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and—randomly—his removable beard. Watching James, who is pretty much a universal father figure, say “junk” makes this… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Hey, kids! Washing your hands is cool. Especially with this mad lame swine flu or whatever going around.

That’s what electropop duo Chromeo wants the youth of America to know, so they did this PSA for the show “Yo Gabba Gabba.” (Which, we might add, is the most alarmingly bizarre program we’ve… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The ’80s were so weird. Check out this awesomely hilarious opening sequence for a PSA intended to spread awareness about sexual activity called … wait for it … “How Can I Tell If I’m Really In Love?” It stars, among some randoms, Justine Bateman (in a fierce plaid jacket, natch), brother Jason, and Ted Danson. READ MORE »


News

Remember those drunk driving PSAs we were forced to watch in Driver’s Ed? The plot was usually the same—a friend is at the funeral of a friend who was killed in a drunk driving accident and then we see a totaled car wrapped around a pole. While these were always a bit on the… READ MORE »


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Have you been tested lately? California health officials announced yesterday that an actress in the porn industry has been diagnosed with HIV––just another reminder to be safe when you’re having fun in bed. This is the first publicized case of HIV from the industry since 2004 (although the California health records show 22 HIV cases… READ MORE »


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