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Next Stop for 'Boobies' Bracelets: Supreme Court?

Pa. school board votes to appeal federal court decision

(Newser) - The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets could be settled by the US Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 last night to appeal a federal appeals court's decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are... More »

'Boobies' Bracelets Aren't Lewd: Court

They're about breast cancer awareness

(Newser) - If kids at a Pennsylvania middle school want to wear bracelets declaring their love for boobies, the district has no right to stop them, a federal appeals court says. Two teens were suspended for wearing bracelets reading "I Heart Boobies"—a breast cancer awareness slogan—during their school'... More »

Gates Drops $1.1M on Bracelets to Tell if Kids Are Bored

Foundation bets $1.1M on 'galvanic' wristbands

(Newser) - Bill and Melinda Gates want to ensure kids are engaged in the classroom—so their foundation is plunking down $1.1 million on testing futuristic bracelets that "measure engagement physiologically," based on "galvanic skin response" levels. The Gates' Measuring Effective Teachers project is testing all kinds of... More »

For Drivers Who Text: a Scarlet Bracelet

Iowa authorities try colorful warnings for the time being

(Newser) - Iowa drivers caught texting while driving under a new law aren't getting tickets. Instead, police are handing out brightly colored thumb bracelets that bear the phrase TXTING KILLS, reports the Wall Street Journal . The idea is to raise awareness, with fines kicking in next year. State employees are also distributing... More »

Poor? You Can Still Save the World

20 ways to make a charitable donation without emptying your wallet

(Newser) - Even if the Great Recession has left you without a lot of disposable income, you can still help make the world a better place. The Christian Science Monitor rounds up no- and low-budget ways you can help by donating:
  • Business attire: The clothes you're no longer wearing to the office
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Wal-Mart Yanks Toxin-Tainted Miley Cyrus Jewelry

AP investigation finds high levels of cadmium

(Newser) - Wal-Mart is yanking a line of Miley Cyrus bracelets and necklaces after an Associated Press investigation turned up dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in the jewelry. Long-term exposure to cadmium, a known carcinogen, can lead to bone softening and kidney failure, and hinder brain development in the young. It's only... More »

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