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Put down the tweezers: Feministing, an online feminist community, has launched a unibrow campaign this month - grow one to raise money for a charitable cause of your choice.

It's a tongue-in-cheek retort to Movember – the charity event that saw most of your male colleagues sporting awkward mustaches all throughout November, ostensibly to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer.

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No word on whether Feministing is inviting men to unibrow it up alongside the sisters.

Update: The hairfest isn't over for guys either.

Mark Daku, a PhD candidate in political science at McGill, launched " Decemburns" last year. Today, he's encouraging Canadian men to grow their sideburns to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and help bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa through the power of chops.

Hear me tweet: We tweet, but don't necessarily follow the posts of others on Twitter, says new research from Pew.

Just a third of Twitter users read material posted by the people they're supposedly following daily, according to the study of more than 2,000 American adults.

How did they use their own accounts?

For many, like a modern, chirping Socrates: Some 54 per cent said they use Twitter to post philosophical observations about life.

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Another use? Creating stalking profiles: Approximately 24 per cent use the service to tweet their location, with 7 per cent doing so on a daily basis.

Get ready to rumble: There's a battle brewing between Santa and Frosty at the YMCA this Christmas.

"A politically correct West Village YMCA has fired Ol' St. Nick in favor of Frosty," says the New York Post.

Instead of asking Santa for presents and lying about how good they've been, children will now "suffer the icy embrace of a talking snowman and his sidekick, an anonymous penguin."

Critics are baffled by the move especially since Santa and Frosty are secular figures and the YMCA was started as a Christian organization.

YMCA officials say the decision is part of a "transitioning."

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"We realized that change is sometimes good, and that Frosty is a great winter character who would appeal to a broader number of kids," John Rappaport, executive director of the McBurney YMCA, told the Post.

Ice cold.

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