2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- If Jennifer Lawrence Needs This Much Airbrushing, We're All Doomed
It's hard to believe that Jennifer Lawrence needs help in the beauty department, but one magazine gave her some. It appears the magazine elongated Lawrence's body, slimming her waist, thighs, and arms; It's a curious move given how outspoken Lawrence has been about the pursuit of perfection in Hollywood. In November during a live interview at Yahoo headquarters, Lawrence responded to an audience question, asking how young girls can deal with the pressure to look perfect, by saying, "The world has a certain ideal - we see this airbrushed perfect model image … you just have to look past it.
- 60- and 40-Watt Bulbs Banned for 2014: What You Need to Know
In order to comply with efficiency standards outlined in the Energy and Security Act, which was signed into law by President George Bush in 2007, it will be illegal to manufacture or import them after December 31. More on Yahoo: Three Ways to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill The old incandescent bulbs are highly inefficient-only about 10% of their energy output is converted into light, the rest is lost to heat. The savings really add up," Noah Horowitz, Senior Scientist for the National Resources Defense Council tells Yahoo Shine.
- Homeless couple sues Missouri town for asking them to leave
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A small Missouri town was sued on Monday by a homeless couple who are accusing it of violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to leave because they stood on a street corner holding a sign seeking assistance. Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie, who were holding a sign that read "Traveling. God Bless," obeyed police who ordered them to leave Miner, Missouri, on September 26, according to the federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on the couple's behalf. The city clerk in the town of 980 people in southeast Missouri said ordinances the officers cited do not exist, the lawsuit said.
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- You Won’t Believe Colin Farrell’s Surprise Friendship with a Hollywood Icon
Colin Farrell has a reputation for being a lothario, but one of the most meaningful relationships he ever had was a platonic one with a legendary Hollywood actress in the last few years of her life. While appearing on "Ellen" to discuss his new movie, "Saving Mr. Banks," the actor touched on his unlikely friendship with none other than Elizabeth Taylor, that began after he bumped into her team at a Los Angeles hospital in 2009. Farrell was at Cedars-Sinai for the birth of his son Henry, and she was there for a medical procedure.
- 10 Surprising Reasons Men Initiate Divorce
We asked relationship experts about the other grievances once-happy husbands cite for divorcing-their unexpected answers give clues on how to keep your marriage solid. But there's a difference between putting on weight and getting so big that the Discovery Channel would be intrigued if you washed up on a beach. "I have one client whose partner has a chin hair that bothers him so much," says Sherry Amatenstein, who specializes in couples' therapy in Long Island City, NY. You always say no. If you're speaking in negatives as often as a two-year-old does, "you become a killjoy," says Amatenstein.
- Deaf Father Hears Daughter’s Voice for First Time
- Make Your Own Marshmallows - It's Easy!