1.) It started out as a school class assignment which led to a workshop with middle school students about self-esteem issues. Then, 3 junior girls turned the project into “No Makeup Day” at New London High School in Wisconsin. The students organized the day to prove to themselves, and others, that true beauty is more than skin deep. More than 200 girls pledged not to wear makeup to school, and more than 100 boys pledged to support their efforts, which have now become the “True Beauty Campaign,” and hopes to spread to other school and states in the future.
2.) For the past few years, Black Friday shopping has started earlier and earlier. For example, for the second straight year, Target will be opening on Thanksgiving night, this year at 9. And, for the 2nd year in a row, a Target employee has managed to secure hundreds of thousands of names on a petition asking Target to rethink its plans to start its Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving night. This year he got 350,000 signatures. And, for the second year in a row, Target is politely declining the suggestion and moving ahead as planned.
3.) There’s something available on iTunes today that’s been missing – music from AC/DC. The Australian heavy metal band had been resisting making its music available on iTunes because they thought it was disrespectful to force artists to sell their music as individual tracks. Their new live album “Live at River Plate” and several AC/DC compilations are now available, mastered specifically for iTunes. Kid Rock ended his iTunes hold out earlier this month, leaving country star Garth Brooks as the biggest act with music not available through iTunes.