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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- Do Dogs Need Coats or Sweaters? Only 3 Types Do
Q. How do I know if my dog needs a sweater or coat this winter? A. I feel safe in saying that if you have a healthy, young Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute who's acclimated to the cold and has the glorious coat common in the Northern breeds, you likely won't have to invest in canine clothing for walks in the snow. In general, there are three kinds of dogs who benefit from the insulation provided by a sweater or coat, as well as the protection afforded by life as a pampered house pet: Though protection from the elements is the biggest reason to put clothes on dogs headed outside, it doesn't hurt to leave a sweater on these dogs inside if you're keeping the heat down to save energy and money.
- Not-So-Bitter Pill: 6 Foods to Cure Hangovers, Flus, Blues and More
- Haute Cocoa: 3 Irresistible Reasons to Ditch the Pre-Made Packet
- Trim the Treats: 7 Secretly Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Another Fast-Food Chain is Cleaning Up Its Act
Chick-fil-A says it's removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns, artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings, and yellow dye from its chicken soup as part of a push to improve its ingredients. Still, I can't help but wonder why so many questionable ingredients have been used in fast-food products for so long, and how many are still persistent on chain menus. For example, here are a few questionable ingredients still present in some of Chick-fil-A's and other fast-food products: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): This compound is used as a flavor enhancer, and it's classified as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA, but it remains a controversial food additive, has been known to cause headaches, migraines, and a variety of other negative symptoms in many individuals.
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- My Pet Has Bad Breath. What is Causing It?
Studies show that after the age of 3 years, 80 percent of dogs and cats will have signs of periodontal disease. As plaque matures and periodontal disease progresses, more destructive bacteria come into play. Periodontal disease is a painful condition that can lead to tooth loss and damage to organs like the heart and kidneys.
- 7 Celeb Moms Who Helped Us Find Baby-Weight Peace
It was a refreshing change of pace, which is why we're taking this moment to applaud… By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK. In October, Kim told Jay Leno that all the criticism of her pregnancy weight gain "really hurt my soul." She responded to haters by posting an extremely revealing photo of herself on Instagram, and admitted to The Tonight Show host that the picture was her "big middle finger to the world and everyone that called me fat." The actress posed for the cover of REDBOOK's September issue 11 weeks after giving birth to daughter Lincoln. Contrary to popular belief, trainer-to-the-stars (and Gwyneth Paltrow BFF) Tracy Anderson does not expect women to lose baby weight in a hot second.