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Doing well sometimes means you’re in a position to do good. And, boy, have they ever. Both Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert made it onto dosomething.org’s Celebs Gone Good list. These two country singers are on the list with other superstars like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Lea Michele, Lady Gaga and more. Swift is cited for giving away $1 million dollars in 2011, half of which went to Nashville’s rebuilding efforts after the flood. (She also auctioned off her home’s tap water for UNICEF’s Tap Project campaign, which I never knew about.) Lambert raised some big money for the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation which helps “break the silence against violence” by sending the money directly to women’s shelters and organizations that help women. It’s so inspiring to see what Swift and Lambert are doing, it might just make you want to rethink your own New Year’s resolutions. Why just start exercising, when you can exercise your right to help someone in need?