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Not only can you be warm cozy and fashionable this holiday season but you can give back too! Head to http://ivoryella.com/holidaycollection.com to get your one of a kind amazing apparel and gear and 10 percent of net profits will go to saving the elephants and other charitable causes.

 

The International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner in NYC

The International Rescue Committee hosted its annual Freedom Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work and honor long-time IRC supporters Cliff and Laurel Asness and Ken and Vickie French with the Humanitarian Leadership Award. In a very special moment, Sting joined IRC President and CEO David Miliband on stage to honor humanitarian aid workers across the world.  Helping others is what makes the world go round and this initiative really shines a light on what’s important in life. Mikhail Baryshnikov and IRC Voices Piper Perabo, Nykhor Paul and Danielle de Niese also attended. #youvebeenVALidated to be inspired!  I invite you to share ways you like to give back.

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You’ve Been VALidated To Give Back

Celebs can hit the slots in their own homes and so can you!  And with Betfair you can play for a cause.  Donate your winnings to a charity playing your favorite gaming sites or even start your own. Typically when a celebrity gets caught gambling, there’s a stigma attached to the incident. So, I’ve identified a couple of celebrities and have tried to match them up to an online game that would safely feed their inner craving for gaming. I’ve chosen online gambling, mostly due to its sustained popularity following the surge in poker playing in the early 2000s.

First I want to touch on my main man Nelly. The St. Louis rapper has been accused by his manager of having a gambling problem and blowing his money playing poker at the casino but I’ve seen him in action giving back for charity at The Angel Ball in NYC which is what really matters. So, I’ve switched up his rumored game-of-choice, poker which he can play in the privacy of his own home by utilizing Betfair.

For some reason, anytime a celebrity gets caught gambling, there’s a stigma attached to the incident. So, we’ve identified a couple of celebrities and have tried to match them up to an online game that would safely feed their inner craving for gaming—whether they know that they have one or not. For this exercise, we’ve chosen online gambling, mostly due to its sustained popularity following the surge in poker playing in the early 2000s. Just in case one of these celebrities were to take our advice and throw all of their fortunes away, at least they could do it from the secrecy of their own internet browser.

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Before he started making hits like “Hot in Here,” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” and more recently, recording country tunes with Tim McGraw, Nelly had a shot at becoming a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He knows a little something about swinging a bat, so maybe he should try his hand at betting on a sport like cricket. He’d be the first hip-hop artist to take a vested interest in the sport, and he might even be an expert at picking winners in anyone of Betfair’s cricket matches.

Now let’s talk about a fabulous female in the spotlight. The Week  selected creator and lead actress, Lena Dunham, as one of its “10 celebrities who are actually worth following on Twitter.” Even if you don’t watch her popular HBO series, you can tell by her tweets that she’s a master of smart observations, and humorous logic. However, if you do, in fact, watch Girls, then you know that Dunham loves to be in the nude. There’s no safer place for her to do this than by herself, in the privacy of her own home.

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Now that Dunham has an estimated net worth of $30 million, she should find something risque to to toss her purse at.  Online sports betting? No, too juvenile for her.  Poker?  Nope. She’d get bored quickly and pick up her favorite Zadie Smith book instead.
“Why do we need games like Candy Crush if we can just sit here blockin people with our blockin finger?” Dunham once tweeted. So, online arcade games are definitely out.  Hmm, maybe she’s a slot machine girl. Can you picture it?  A barely clothed Lena Dunham sitting in front of her MacBook Air, driving herself crazy while the Slots Alice and the Mad Tea Party slot machine reels spin on the screen and spin her brain into an existential crisis? If she loses, she’ll never tell her friends about it, but if she wins some money, she’s likely to donate all of it to the charity of her choice.

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