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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- Moscow Mule Mugs and Other Hipster Items People Steal From Restaurants
The Moscow Mule, a simple cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer, and lime and served in a copper mug, is turning hip bar hoppers into thieves. According to a story published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, customers are ordering the cocktail in droves and subsequently stealing the mugs they're served in. And, says Christ Nogulich, its food-and-beverage director, the problem isn't new. And while Casa del Mar doesn't have an official policy in place to prevent theft, according to the Wall Street Journal, many restaurants and bars have gotten savvy in order to stem the sticky fingers.
- 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2013 (According to Google Searches)
In its annual end-of-the-year Zeitgeist, Google recounts the most searched people, places and topics of 2013. With his precious wrinkled face and easygoing personality, it's no surprise that the Bulldog tops Google's list of most searched dog breeds! He might be No. 2 on Google, but he will do whatever he can to be No. 1 with his human of choice. The Poodle is one of the most versatile dog breeds around.
- Meet Nico Jackson, Pippa Middleton's (Maybe) Fiancé
If you woke up this morning, you know that Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate Middleton, is (reportedly) engaged to her banker boyfriend, Nico Jackson. Jackson, 30, is a stockbroker with Deutsche Bank, having earned his business degree at Kingston University in London. He's a departure from the men Pippa has dated in the past - her ex George Percy is heir to the Northumberland estate (which has been used in Harry Potter movies). The couple reportedly met last fall and have been inseparable since, gallivanting around the world to exotic places, including a ski trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland in March and to Mustique, a private locale in the St. Vincent & Grenadine Islands on a vacation with Kate Middleton Middleton and Prince William.
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