Don’t Be a Marlboro

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Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, your body, and the people around you. So why do it?

Some say it’s an addiction, some say it calms them down, some say they only do it when they are drinking, and use every excuse in the book. According to American Lung Association, smoking causes 80-90% lung cancer cases in men and women.

This disease is not prejudice and will affect anyone and everyone even those who are around you when smoking. Save you and your loved ones. Take the pledge to stop smoking and to stop Marlboro’s new campaign “Be Marlboro.” Why damage your body and put it at risk?

Save your body, don’t damage it!

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Hack Harassment with Lady Gaga

 

What do you think of when you hear Lady Gaga?

Me, I think a strange character, but bold and inspiring.

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 3.21.54 PMShe uses her fame to stands up for what she believes and isn’t afraid to be unique and different from others. She puts motivation in everything she does.  Now she is doing it for a group of people that you always hear about but never seem to get the help until it’s too late. These are the victims of cyber bully’s.

 

Lady Gaga’s foundation,“Born This Way,” is working with Intel, Vox, and Re/code to #hackharassment.  According to the Pew Research Center, about 40% of people experience cyberbullying or some type of harassment but only about 5% report it to the police. Online bullying doesn’t start and stop with a specific age group. It can happen across all age groups. However, the most impacted are between the ages of 18 to 29.  With those alarming percentages, Lady Gaga has brought these businesses together to work on providing a positive change in social media and other technologies.

 

They begin this journey by hosting a hack-a-thon. Programmers from around the world will come together to put a stop to the online abuse.  Their products will be shown at the Code Conference from May 31st through June 2nd, in California.

Online bullying has always been an issue and has been pushed under the rug for far too long.  According to Hack Harassment, about 29% of people that are harassed fear for their lives.  Why not report these things? Why live in fear?

Cyberbullying is no joke and can cause people to take drastic measures including giving up on life. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich issued a statement saying, “We need to remember that behind every device, game, sensor or network is a real person with real feelings and real needs for safety,” according to Billboard.

Just like the old saying “treat people the way you want to be treated.” Check out #hackharassment and start your own movement to stand up and end this issue.

Flaunting Your Calvin’s

“Cause if you like the way you look that much

Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself

And if you think that I’m still holdin’ on to somethin’

You should go and love yourself”

                                                           – Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Funny, because Justin seems to be “loving” himself more than anyone else with the new Calvin Klein #mycalvins campaign.

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Who doesn’t like the new Justin Bieber? He has really changed it around this 2016 and Calvin Klein has chosen him to be part of their new campaign, along with other celebrities like Fetty Wap, Kylie Jenner, and many more.

This hash tag started in Jan. 2014 and has been used more than 1.85 million Twitter mentions with no intention to stop. They are changing it to not just revealing the underwear and sports bras, but their line of jeans too.

The campaign has inspired millions of people to interact with Instagram and Twitter using this new hash tag. Many of these pictures and statuses are people showing their underwear or sports bra’s with their label shown and noticed. Calvin Klein’s underwear apparel has been around since 1968 but when Brook Shields, in 1980, asked if someone wants to know “what’s between me and my Calvin’s.”

It insinuated there was more than just nothing.

As many people and advertisers know, sex sells, and Calvin Klein does just that. They pay tons of money to beautiful celebrities to wear their brand. Of course, they have to be willing to pose with little to no clothes.

Justin Bieber really wanted to be a part of Calvin Klein campaign because he has been wearing Calvin Klein underwear for years. All the while, he wore the underwear in hopes of getting to model for the brand one day.

Calvin Klein’s new campaign has Justin Bieber flaunting his Calvins. They suggest that you should flaunt yours.

What do you do in yours?

Be Your Own Champion

Countless women and girls around the world want to be like the princesses they have watched while growing up. Disney launched their new campaign recently called “Dream Big Princess” that will last for 3 years. “Dream Big Princess” is to inspire girls and women to dream big and have a “go after it” attitude.

During this campaign, commercials showed girls that have achieved goals that forced them to challenge each of them to go above and beyond in all things and situations. They are committed to being great and doing great things for all people in their communities and around the world.  In one of their first campaigns to Dream Big, Disney shows a 16-year-old Canadian girl who has already become a pilot.

Each princess has a stronger side than just the dresses and dances. Jasmine wants to see the good in everyone, Snow White wants to be friends with everyone, and so on. The Dream Big Princess wants to show girls that you don’t need a tiara, a dress, or glass slippers to inspire other people and be your own, unique princess. The Dream Big brings forward what little girls are doing around the world to inspire the new generation of girls and showing that if they dream big their dreams can happen.

These girls make their debut on Feb 19 and 26 on the Disney Channel during their “Night of Big Dreams” and “Day of Big Dreams.” Jen Lee came up with this campaign; she is the writer and director of Frozen. She wanted to start this campaign because the princesses have helped her in her hard times. Cinderella showed her that while she was bullied, she would make it. As she and her partner created Frozen, she was looking for all the strong characteristics such as courage, love, and strength.

Not all princesses have what you want to dream of like weight loss and to be thin. This is to inspire to go out and do, or be someone you love and not just brighten your own life but others.You can be a champion no matter what you take on in life. Be your own champion or princess.

 

Don’t Risk It

On Feb. 7, millions of people around the world partied and tuned in to watch the Panthers take on the Broncos in the Super Bowl 50. Or should I say the Broncos take on the Panthers. One of the biggest sporting events of the year where many people drink and eat a lot. According to Mashable and Huffington Post, approximately 325.5 million gallons of beer, 1.3 billion wings, and 29 million pounds of chips were consumed this Super Bowl. With all that said, some didn’t party or tune in for the game, but for its commercials.

Budweiser usually does their ads with cute puppies and horses but that wasn’t pulling in the younger crowd like they needed to. So this year they changed up their campaign called “Simply Put.” Budweiser is standing up against drinking and driving. Their message is simply, that drinking and driving is dangerous and unacceptable.

“Simply Put” stars Helen Mirren, an English actor, who uses the title to talk about anyone who drinks and drives is a “short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution.”

This campaign has pulled in millions of people on Twitter and even other beer brands thanking them for what was said. People want to contribute to this campaign and many other famous people believe this is a great and safe way to start it.

Budweiser has partnered with Twitter and started a new hashtag called #GiveADamn. This campaign will donate $1 to safe driving programs each time it is used. You should give a damn because it could happen to you or someone you love.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving website, every two minutes a drunk driver injures someone. Don’t let that utterly useless, human form of pollution be you or a loved one. There are different programs like Uber to get you and others home, and save lives.