2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Wife Surprises Army Husband With 100-Pound Weight Loss
An Army husband received the surprise of his life on Wednesday when he stepped off the plane after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan, and saw his wife who had dropped 100 pounds in his absence.
- Cricket Prank Bans Seniors From Graduation
Many high school seniors are 18 years old, but that doesn't mean they think like adults: according to neuroscientists, the area of the brain associated with reason and self-control doesn't fully mature until one's mid-20s. Maybe that's why seven kids at East Carter High School in Grayson Kentucky thought it would be funny to release 10,000 crickets into their school early last Thursday morning as a senior prank. According local WSAZ News, the seniors were not allowed to walk in their graduation ceremony on Saturday morning and would not receive their diplomas until they paid a $600 fine.
- Sunscreen Ratings: The Best and Worst for Beach Season 2013
Want to really enjoy your day in the sun? Start by choosing the best sunblock out there so you don't have to worry about getting burned. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its 2013 Sunscreen Guide to Sunscreens, which rates more than 1,400 sunscreens, lip balms, and SPF moisturizers and cosmetics for safety, effectiveness, and affordability. And some of their findings might surprise you.
- 20 Trendiest Dog Breeds (and Mixes) in America
Some breeds, like Labrador Retrievers, have been popular pets for years, but other breeds (and popular mixed breeds) have moved steadily up the list over the past decade. For example, 10 years ago you might not have even heard of a Cane Corso, but these days you're likely to cross paths with at least one at your dog park or vet's office.
- Father and Daughter's Amazing Appalachian Trek to Save Lives
In an effort to fight hunger, 13-year-old Kylie Trawick and her dad Bob are going the extra mile in a major way—hiking more than 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, at a clip of about 20 miles per day since setting off in late March. And, at 723 miles in, they’ve already surpassed their goal of raising one pound of food for every mile completed, with about 4,000 pounds already donated in Kylie’s honor to food pantries across the country.
- Eat This to Burn Fat & Boost Your Immune System
Incorporate this superfood into your diet to lose weight, improve your immune system, and get a healthy dose of vitamin D.
- 11 Things Men Do when You're Not Looking
The fascinating, the gross, and the totally inexplicable things men like to do alone, courtesy of our spy, Aaron Traister. REDBOOK. 1. We (try to) fix things It sounds crazy: You've asked us repeatedly to deal with some D.I.Y. project, and when do we tackle it? When you're not even there to see. I'm more inclined to plaster the holes in the playroom (what are they doing up there-jousting?) if my wife, Karel, isn't around to needle me. Also, it helps when "someone" isn't hanging over your shoulder making "helpful" suggestions about how to "apply the plaster in the smoothest possible fashion. ...
- Here's Why Rihanna Will Lose Her Lawsuit Against Topshop
Rihanna is suing Topshop for using an image of her face on a T-shirt, without her consent.