2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Astronomical Wonders
Once-in-a-lifetime astronomical events and monumental scientific achievements drove people to look to the skies and online on Yahoo! throughout 2012.
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- Teens Arrested for Letting Friend Drive Drunk in Fatal Crash
Could you be held accountable for allowing someone else to drive drunk? Two 17-year-old boys arrested in Glastonbury, CT on Thursday are finding out the hard way that you possibly can. They were charged with misdemeanors because police say they knew their friend Jane Modlesky, also 17, was too drunk to drive when she got behind the wheel of an SUV in July before crashing into a tree and dying.
- Kate Middleton's $35 Zara Necklace is (Unsurprisingly) Sold Out
Another day, another company strikes gold thanks to Kate Middleton. A day after the Duchess of Cambridge wore a $35 sparkly, crystal bead Zara necklace to attend the premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" to honor the late Nelson Mandela, the necklace has sold out on Zara's website. Middleton paired the piece with a cream-colored Roland Mouret gown and wore her hair in a casual ponytail - a departure from the previous evening when she showed off a glittery tiara (a family heirloom valued at quite a bit more than $35) for an event at Buckingham palace. More on Yahoo Shine: Extra, Extra! Kate Middleton Has Gray Hair, Too
- Doc McStuffins Is Breakout Holiday Toy for Boys and Girls of All Races
- Here's Why You Don't Have to Refrigerate Butter
You'll visit some homes where butter is left on the counter, while others would balk at ever leaving a dairy product outside of the refrigerator for long. Though, according John Bruhn, a dairy-foods specialist at the University of California at Davis: "Most butter contains added salt, which impedes the growth of spoilage bacteria." So, while butter will go bad, it happens much more slowly than with unfermented dairy products, such as milk. Unsalted butter takes about a week to spoil, but it contains enough natural salt to slow the growth of bacteria that causes spoiling.
- The 8 Biggest Fitness Myths You Still Believe
There is no shortage of opinions on the best ways to lose weight and get into shape. Losing weight only happens in the gym. Nothing you do in the gym is going to combat the rest of the equation when it comes to weight loss. Fat is burned through a combination of cardiovascular and strength training that decreases your body's overall fat content when coupled with a healthy diet.
- Simon Cowell is This Close to Proposing to Pregnant Girlfriend Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell, America's favorite man to hate, might just win over our hearts after all. The music mogul is reportedly this close to proposing to his very pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman. And now he legally can! Silverman finalized her divorce from Andrew Silverman, with whom she has a seven-year-old son, in a New York civil court yesterday, People confirmed. In September he slyly said to Ryan Seacrest during a radio interview, "Let's put it this way, I wouldn't expect her to be a single mother."
- Trim the Treats: 7 Secretly Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Do Jay Z and Beyoncé Know Going Vegan is a Lifestyle, Not a Fad?
The world collectively dropped its Chobani yogurt this week when Jay Z and Beyonce announced, through Jay Z’s website, that they would go vegan for 22 days, aiming for a “spiritual and physical cleanse.” The declaration was brief, redirecting readers to the site of friend and vegan meal-bar maker Marco Borges for details about “the benefits of a plant based diet,” and implying that the stunt is about health and fitness over animal rights. But does simply sticking to vegan foods automatically equal healthfulness and weight loss?