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10 Stars Doing Interesting Things to Change the World

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 6:47 PM

By Amy Lynch

With awards season in full swing -- the Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards luminaries still glowing from their wins, and the Grammys and Oscars steadily approaching -- it's impossible not to fall prey to the endless fashion chatter about what everyone's been wearing on the red...

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Three Days to Save the Earth: Highlights from SXSW Eco

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 6:57 PM

By Amy Lynch


Anyone and everyone in the realms of music, film and interactive technology is more than familiar with "South By," the abbreviated moniker for the South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival held in Austin, Texas every spring. A fourth piece...

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A Generation Where It Is 'Cool' to Give Back

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Since we entered pre-school the message has been to help anyone in need. We have been wired to take action and make a wrong a right. If somebody is getting bullied, don't be the bystander, be the ally. When the holidays approach, roll up your sleeves and serve dinner in...

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RAINN Day Conversations Shed New Light on Sexual Violence

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 6:35 PM

By Amy Lynch

Jerry Sandusky. "Legitimate" rape. Daniel Tosh. The women's health care debate. If there were ever an era in which sexual violence was inextricably linked to many of the most talked-about headlines, this would be it. While today marks the 18th year in which the nation's largest anti-sexual...

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Milkshake Interviews: 'Children Are The Future Of Rwanda'

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 6:04 PM

By Katy Kelleher


Imbabazi Orphanage offers more than just shelter and food to the displaced children of Rwanda -- it also offers education, skills and training, and a refuge from the outside world. In a country where 95,000 children have been lost...

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See Africa Like You've Never Seen It Before

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 7:07 PM

by Katy Kelleher

Here at Milkshake, we're always looking for new ways to travel with a purpose. Instead of simply cruising from country to country, we think travel should involve a cultural exchange. UNITE Tours shares this ethos. To get a...

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Organic Food, Delivered Fresh to Your Door

(6) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 12:02 PM

By Rachel Chemerynski

Anyone who prides themselves on purchasing whole, organic food and products knows very well how costly it can be, and that's not just on the bill alone. After factoring in sky-high gas expenses, potential babysitter fees, chaotic aisles, long lines and precious personal time, that $300 receipt...

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Style For Good: A Q&A With Twins for Peace

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 4:18 PM

By Katy Kelleher

Americans have a long-term love affair with France -- and for good reason. While some of us state-side tend to have a Woody Allen-esque obsession with neurosis and perfection, our European brethren always seem to project a certain insouciance that...
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Yester Wear

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 5:44 PM

By Kristi Valentini, Milkshake Editor

I doubt my grandpa would ever have imagined that the Marine-issued duffel bag he slugged around the Pacific islands during World War II would 70 years later carry lipgloss, change and a cell phone and hang from the arm of an indie diva. But Alice...

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Give a Uniform, Change a Life

(3) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 4:42 PM

By Katy Kelleher

Here in America, school uniforms are viewed as something of an anachronism. Most schools no longer require uniforms, and the ones that do often come with a hefty price tag. However, things are a little different in places like Tanzania and Haiti, where uniforms are required even...

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Laughing Man... Still Smiling

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 11:54 AM

By Ashley M. Gayle

If you could throw X-men, The Prestige, and Swordfish into a blender you'd have the fierce, devilishly tasty punch that is Hugh Jackman. But when he's not busy bringing us movies we can't live without, Jackman is bringing all that's good to every morning.

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Passed Down And Paid Forward

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 5:04 PM

By Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong

There's a man named Buffett who's devoted his life to reform in a big way. Relatable, unconventional, and extremely wealthy, his work is beginning to shape policy on a global scale. Howard Buffett, that is -- son of the outspoken billionaire who's been applying the family zeal...

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Four Great Places To Donate Used Books

(3) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 3:26 PM

By Katy Kelleher

There are few greater pleasures in life than sitting down to a new-to-you book and getting ready to dive in. But as any bibliophile knows, the more you read, the more you accumulate. Even the most library-bound among us inevitably seems to wind up with more bestsellers...

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The Only Daily Deal Email You'll Ever Need

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 3:55 PM

by Katy Kelleher

If you're anything like me, your inbox fills up every morning with what seems like hundreds of emails from various discount sites. Daily deals from Groupon, Living Social, and the like are an amazing way to save money--but they can also be a bit of a pain...

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The Elephant Collection

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 11:15 AM

By Katy Kelleher

As a certain frog once pointed out, it's not easy being green. Especially when it comes to jewelry. Sure, you could buy all vintage baubles, but sometimes it's nice to go modern, which is why Milkshake is loving The Elephant Collection from Shompole.

The line, which...

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Milkshake -- It's All Good!

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 8:00 AM

By Amy Jurkowitz and Katy Kelleher

Milkshake, founded just a year ago is a free daily email that features all that's good -- products, people, places, causes and companies. Every day we bring one story to our dedicated and growing community about a discovery, a situation, an idea...

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