2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Second grader in wheelchair set apart from classmates in school photo
Class photos usually end up on the family fridge, but the snapshot Anne Belanger received of her son’s Grade 2 class in New Westminster, B.C. went straight back into the envelope in which it arrived. The mother of Miles Ambridge … Continue reading →
- TSA Officer Accused of Shaming Teen for Wearing Leggings. Dad's Got This.
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating a report that one of its officers allegedly humiliated a 15-year-old girl wearing leggings, a tank top and a button-down, angrily telling her to cover up as she went through an I.D. check line in the Los Angeles Airport Sunday.
- Red Robin Ad Mocks Vegetarians With 'Teen Phase' Joke. Guess Who's Not Laughing?
Are vegetarians humorless? It’s the question being asked this week after a Red Robin television ad offended herbivores by touting its 24 types of burgers and then noting, with an implied eye roll, “We even have a Gardenburger—just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase.”
- I'm Overweight and My Boyfriend's Not. Big Freaking Deal
My boyfriend Ali is 5'10" with friendly blue eyes, a dimpled smile and a fit, muscular body. He's someone you'd expect to see with a really hot, thin woman...not an overweight girl like me. We've been dating for 18 months, and, wherever we go - whether we're walking hand-in-hand through the mall, airport or down the street in his hometown (Glasgow, Scotland) or mine (San Jose, Calif. ...
- Couple Married in Bacon Ceremony
It's every pork lovers dream: A bacon wedding.
- The Class Photo that Broke a Mother’s Heart
What is wrong with this picture? It's one of those things that you don't get, until you get it. Unless you are eternally empathetic, you look at this photo and don't see much wrong at all. To Anne Belanger, mother of Miles, the photo is unbearable to look at. When the class portrait for her son's Grade 2 class came home, she opened it excitedly, and immediately shoved it back in the envelope. She couldn't look at it. It broke her heart. Anne's son, Miles, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. ...
- Woman Finds Dog After Harrowing Search
When Mary Wolfe, 24, was traveling from Alaska to Colorado last September with her dog, Nahla, she stopped in Seattle to visit friends. They brought her out to a pub, where Wolfe reluctantly tied Nahla up outside. (She was accustomed to bringing the dog into restaurants in Alaska.) Wolfe went out to check on Nahla every 10 to 15 minutes, often with a group of smokers who were at the bar. But a few minutes after the smokers left for the night, Wolfe went out and found that Nahla was gone. ...
- Kim Kardashian's Birth: All We Know (And All We Don't Know Yet)
While members of the family have tweeted about the birth, Kim, Kanye West, and their reps have all remained mum. The deafening silence around the baby Kimye seems bizarre for a family who gets rich off of airing the most intimate details of their private lives in full public view.