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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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In Case You Were Thinking About Underestimating the Damage In Puerto Rico and the USVI, Oxfam America Says Don’t.

We've been talking a lot about Puerto Rico (and we should also be sure to remember the U.S. Virgin Islands, as their damage was no less severe and is no less important) in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria lately, and it might be tempting as time goes by to let this, like so many other stories, bleed into the white noise of the news, and assume that it'll all be taken care of. Well, Oxfam America is reminding us that it won't be "taken care of" for a long, long time.

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Lost Fans Can Help Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Indulge Their Geekery Thanks to Javier Grillo-Marxuach

Sadly, while the U.S. Government is aiding Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, it's been doing so much too slowly, and with far too much bigotry. Average citizens. lay organizations, and celebrity efforts have had to fill in a lot of gaps in order to get Puerto Rico the aid it needs, and will continue to need as it addresses this humanitarian crisis.

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Listen to These Awesome Songs About Dogs & Help Dogs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

If you need me, I'll just be here crying over this song about Carrie Fisher and Gary, on repeat, forever.

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Samantha Bee Wants to Take You on a Lunch Date With Margaritas and No Trump Talk

In a new Omaze campaign, Bee shows off her culinary taste and promises a Trump-free chat for a lucky winner saying, "Remember when people used to do things? Like enjoy lunch and each other's company? That's gonna be us!"  

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Jonathan Groff and Lin-Manuel Miranda Get the Romantic Duet They Deserve

For #Ham4All, former King George actor Jonathan Groff did a little duet with Lin-Manuel Miranda where he channels Renée Elise Goldsberry to do Angelica's part in "Satisfied."

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Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Raises Over $13 Million

"I encourage you to choose love even when it's difficult," said Grande, "Let no one take that away from you." She ended the concert with a cover of "Over the Rainbow."

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As Tragedies Unfold in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Consider Sharing News on Social Media a Form of Activism

Did you know there was a huge flood in Sri Lanka a few days ago that has killed over 200 people? Did you know there was a bombing in Afghanistan that killed more civilians than the Manchester attack did? It's likely you didn't.

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Mark Duplass Tried to Find the “2% of Common Ground” Between “Elitist” Liberals & Trump Supporters

It has to exist, right?

Is there even a tiny overlapping sliver in the Venn diagram of theses two groups' belief systems?

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Three Scenarios For My Valentine’s Date With Idris Elba to Support Girls’ Education

Listen, Idris, you don't have to impress me. I'd let you be my Valentine without you having to do anything for it. But you just can't help being socially conscious AF, can you? *sigh* Well, I'll tell you something right here and now, Mr. Elba...nothing gets me hotter than raising money for girls' education.

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Yet Another Woman Came Forward With a Story of How George Michael Changed Her Life

In the days since George Michael's death, stories have been pouring out about the singer's incredible generosity.

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Tegan and Sara Take Their Activism to the Next Level With New Foundation to Advocate for LGBTQIA Women and Girls

Tegan and Sara have never been shy about standing up for the LGBTQIA community. However, on their most recent tour for their album, Love You to Death, the musical duo set in motion what would become an effort to take their activism game to the next level.

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The Spirit of Giving: Where to Donate This Holiday Season

Let’s start 2017 off trying to hold each other up and make things just a little bit better for all of us.

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Want to Solve a Murder with Chris Evans and Help a Charity?

The donations will go to supporting Christopher's Haven, a supportive community for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals.

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Things We Saw Today: The “Hamilton Mixtape” Live-Stream Concert… Before YouTube Tried to Take It Down (!?)

The video above depicts excerpts of today's live-streamed performance of The Hamilton Mixtape in concert, via the official Hamilton YouTube channel. Except, uh, for reasons passing understanding, YouTube slapped a copyright violation on the video, so the Hamilton channel had to remove the sound. Hopefully the sound will be back soon so that everyone can enjoy it! Until then, search for the show on Twitter; folks have been posting excerpts from the performance.

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DC Comics and IDW Team Up On Love is Love Comics Anthology to Benefit Survivors of Orlando Pulse Shooting

The June 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was one of the most tragic events of this year, sending an arrow through the heart of the LGBTQIA community. There have been several tributes already, too. Now, two of the biggest publishers in comics are joining forces to create an anthology to benefit the survivors of that horrible event.

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Amber Heard Donates Entire $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity

Amber Heard has announced that she'll be donating all of the money from her $7 million divorce settlement to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the ACLU's Women's Rights Project.

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Golden Probe Awards Highlights Sexist Reproductive Rights Policies in Parody Award Show

I'm finding myself very excited for Lady Parts Justice's Golden Probe Awards, an awards show that recognizes "outstanding achievements in the fields of sexism and anti-abortion extremism."

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Patrick Stewart Sings Cowboy Songs, Because He and His Wife Are a Beautiful Pair of Weirdos

Patrick Stewart and his wife, singer Sunny Ozell, are the kind of couple who announce their marriage neck-deep in a ball pit. So, it should come as no surprise that this beautiful pair of weirdos would team up to do something equally looney to raise money for a good cause.

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Interview: Misha Collins’ GISHWHES Will Take You on the Hunt of Your Life

Unconventional Uses for Mayonnaise Dept.

TV star Misha Collins has seven world records—would you like to join him to get another? Or maybe you feel like covering yourself in jam and giving out free hugs on the sidewalk; or giving a puppet show to a child in the hospital; or making a beautiful angel sculpture…out of feminine hygiene products. That’s the kind of thing that can happen when you join the adventure that is the Greatest Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, aka GISHWHES.

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