1. Entertainment

    Stick It to Fred Phelp’s Memory by Buying a Hawkeye or Captain Marvel Shirt

    It's hard to know how to feel about the recent passing of Fred Phelps, in no small part because he did a lot of terrible things and was generally (and rightly) seen as an extremely bad person. But, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick will make things a little easier for you by giving a bunch of their hard-earned comic book money to charity.

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  2. Tech

    UNICEF Tap Project Trades Time on Your Phone for Clean Water for Children

    I'm sitting here at my desk sipping some clean, filtered, safe, and drinkable water while my phone goes untouched next to my laptop. The phone's browser is open to the UNICEF Tap Project site, and for every ten minutes I go without touching it they're donating a day's worth of clean water to a child in need. You can, and should, do this too.

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  3. Weird

    Charity Auction Invites You to Drive Around in a Tank With Arnold Schwarzenegger and Crush Things

    After-School All Stars is dedicated to keeping kids safe, healthy and off the streets. And, if you donate now to their charity auction, you could win a chance to fly out to California and ride around in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger and crush things—both literally and figuratively. Here, let Arnold explain.

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  4. Tech

    This Combination Briefcase/Barbecue Is Dangerously Classy

    There's nothing better than barbecuing without being constrained to one's own backyard (I guess.) Thankfully, this $341.14 Mon Oncle portable barbecue set from Spanish design company RS Barcelona gives you the liberty to cook your meat when and were you want.

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  5. Weird

    The Internet Loves Making Penguin Sweaters

    Dear Internet: if you are currently knitting a sweater for a penguin impacted by an oil spill, pause! Philip Island Penguin Foundation made a public plea for sweaters yesterday, but use your yarn cautiously; in the past, these requests have resulted in thousands of unnecessary sweaters. Internet, for once, you are being too kind.

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  6. Gaming

    A Video Game Speedrun Marathon Raised Over $1 Million for Charity, Video Games Save Lives, People

    What could be better than racing to see if you can get a world record clear time in some of your favorite games? Doing it for charity and saving lives, for sure. Awesome Games Done Quick raised over one million dollars for cancer research last week as players competed in a huge live streaming speedrun event.

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  7. Entertainment

    JL8 Creator Offers Original Background to Raise Money for Typhoon Victims

    Yale Stewart, creator of one of our favorite webcomics, JL8, is raising money for victims of Super Typhoon Haiya in the Philippines with this background of a young Justice League showing up to help. It's an inspiring image, and it's already raised nearly $6,000 for UNICEF. If you're looking to help, we have the link.

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  8. Science

    The Hoverboard from Back to the Future 2 Returns as an Electric Skateboard for Charity [Video]

    We are drawing extremely close to 2015, which is the year Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the Future Part 2. Unfortunately, we're still quite a bit away from flying cars and skateboards, but ZBoard is going to bail us all out by coming in just under the wire with a replica of the movie's hoverboard.

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  9. Entertainment

    The Wayne Foundation Is Real and We Spoke to the Woman Who Runs It

    In the comics, The Wayne Foundation is a way for Bruce Wayne to help his city in ways that Batman cannot. In the real world, it's a charity that fights the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. We spoke to its president Jamie Walton about starting the foundation with Kevin Smith, and which superheroes she'd like to see donate.

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  10. Weird

    Guy Dresses as Iron Man and Takes to the Streets Helping Homeless People

    A lot of people are on edge today because of the government shutting down, so we've found something to make you feel like maybe humanity isn't doomed to end itself in spiteful pettiness. YouTuber Dominic Sandoval dressed as Iron Man and gave a bunch of homeless people things that make him happy like Mountain Dew. We needed this today. Thanks.

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  11. Gaming

    I’ve Done It, I’ve Found the Best of All Possible Doghouses

    I was walking through the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey the other day with my family and stumbled across the single greatest doghouse ever to exist in history. I present you with "Bow Wowser's Castle" by artist Sam Boglioli. There were a bunch of dog houses around the mall, but none of the others were geek-themed, so I didn't bother taking pictures of them.

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  12. Gaming

    World of Warcraft Players Break Fundraising Record for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    World of Warcraft is a community as much as it is a game, and sometimes that community has been called on to help out the real world. Blizzard, the company behind WoW, has hosted fundraising efforts in the past for charities like St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation, and even the relief effort after the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan. Their latest call to action for players has broken all of their previous fundraising records. Blizzard announced last week that World of Warcraft players have raised $2.3 million dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief.

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  13. Gaming

    Cards Against Humanity’s Pay-What-You-Want Holiday Sale Produces Surprising Results

    Any kind of sale where businesses invite their customers to pay what they please for goods just reeks of disaster. The obvious problem is that "paying what you want" tends to gravitate towards "paying nothing at all." The good people behind Cards Against Humanity recently held a pay-what-you-want sale for holiday packs, and they've released the data they collected from it. The results just might surprise you.

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  14. Gaming

    THQ Learns Humility, Offers Amazing Humble Bundle

    Yet another Humble Bundle has arrived, but unlike the video game bundles of the past that were primarily of the indie variety, major third-party publisher THQ is stepping up to the charitable plate in an unprecedented move and offering a Humble Bundle of their very own. We're not talking about their run-of-the-mill, rubbish assortment of shovelware based on Nickelodeon cartoons and Disney movies either. With great games like Company of Heroes -- yes, with its expansions -- ready to play on Steam, there couldn't be a better way to give to a charitable cause.

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  15. Entertainment

    George Lucas to Use $4 Billion From Disney Sale Toward Funding Education

    Just two days ago, The Walt Disney Company announced they acquired Lucasfilm, and that the next Star Wars trilogy would begin in 2015 with Episode 7. The deal was said to cost $4.05 billion, a staggering sum of money that George Lucas plans to put toward funding education.

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