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He was previously Macworld's senior writer, and continues to contribute to the publication. He is the cohost of the Not Playing podcast, a cohost of the Turning This Car Around podcast, a cohost of the The Rebound podcast, and the sole host of the Your Daily Lex podcast.

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An update on Anya's hot chocolate stand for cancer

Anya successfully raised more than $3600 through her hot chocolate stand

In two hours, Anya’s actual hot chocolate stand earned nearly $645. Combined with online support from folks buying virtual cups, Anya's donation to Stand Up To Cancer is bigger than we thought possible, and she's so excited and appreciative of the support.

As you may know, Anya had the idea for the hot chocoalte stand on her own, and her goal was to raise money for cancer research; both her grandmother (my mom) and her almost-10-year-old cousin (my nephew) are currently battling cancer. Stand Up To Cancer allocates 100% of the funds from individual donors to researchers, so this money will go to good use.

Anya prepared this thank you note. And my whole family thanks you, too. 

Posted on October 28th, 2013