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On the opening day of his new movie Good Deeds writer/director/producer/actor Tyler Perry did a good deed himself for a Chicago pastor when he pledged $98K to help the man in his mission to better his South Side community. Someone else making news (again) is singer Chris Brown for allegedly stealing a fan’s iPhone. Oh, and you might want to reconsider putting that relaxer in your hair after you read the latest from a recent study. Here are some more headlines that got my attention this week:

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and/or watch videos.)

Creativity:

*DYI: Personalized ABC Nursery Art (Le Zoe Musing)

*Lemon Cookies with Blueberries Recipe (Baker Bettie)

*Seven Steps to Dealing with Sentimental Clutter (Real Simple)

*Maya Angelou’s “Note To Self” (The Root / CBS News)

*The Origins of Positive Constructive Daydreaming (Psychology Today)

Entertainment:

*Chris Brown Steals A Fan’s iPhone (The Hollywood Reporter)

*Star Jones Sits in the Hot Seat on “The View” (The Root)

*Whitney’s Visit to Her Mother (Wall Street Journal)

*Hunger Games Movie Tickets Already Selling Like Crazy (Washington Post)

*ESPN Apologizes for Racist Headline After Lin Loss (Huffington Post)

*Comedian Bill Maher Donates $1 Mill to Obama Super PAC (Yahoo News)

*Tyler Perry Pledges 98K to Chicago Pastor to Help Community (WGN News)

Life in General:

*Girl Dies After Being Forced to Run as Punishment (Associated Press/yahoo news.com)

*Fall Back in Love with Your Mate (JRock Motivates)

*“Werewolf” Girls Says She is Proud to be Special (Today.com)

*Most Births Occur Outside of Marriage for Women Under 30, Study (The New York times)

*How Young Black Men Succeed in Higher Ed, Study (The Root)

*Banish a Bad Mood in 15 Minutes (Real Simple)

*Texas Salon Owner Wanted: Puts Woman in Hospital for Illegal Injections (Madame Noire)

*Talk About Sex, Even if it’s not Easy (CNN)

*Hair Relaxers Linked to Early Puberty & Fibroids (EBONY.com)

Chris Rock watches a little girl get her hair relaxed in his 2009 documentary "Good Hair". There is new information that suggests that chemical relaxers cause young girls to enter puberty early in life.

Before you go “leave a comment” and tell me which of these articles you found to be the most interesting.

Until next time…

Marti

Photos: http://www.imdb.com, Good Hair documentary

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