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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- Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Brags on Twitter, Joins Other 'Crime-Braggers'
The criminal mind can be cunningly brilliant—or stunningly foolish. You can safely put Emma Way of the UK into that second category. She’s the aggressive motorist who hit a cyclist while for a drive in Norwich, fled the scene and bragged about it on Twitter on Monday.
- Here's the Strongest Couple You'll Ever Meet
Don Akim and Rosanna Beckett are like any other engaged couple in love—except they're both extreme body builders.
- Green Tea May Not Be So Healthy After All
Green tea has been touted for its fat-blocking abilities, its antioxidant properties, and its role in reducing the risk of stroke. But a new report shows that not all green tea is the same.
- The Dark Side of Greek Yogurt
Thick, creamy Greek yogurt is undoubtedly the dairy product du jour, touted by celebrities, personal trainers, and fitness magazines as a weight loss tool slash dessert, thanks to its high protein content and creamy texture.
- Samsung's 'Evolutionary Husband' Angers Men—Is it Sexist?
There’s a controversial new ad that’s gone swiftly viral this week, and a vocal group of men are up in arms about it, calling it “sexist.” Yes, that’s right. This time it’s men who are being belittled to make people buy something: Samsung’s Evolution kit, which transforms any Samsung television into a smart TV (though the specific product is really beside the point here).
- 6 Memorial Day Foods that Could Poison Your Dog
Picnics are fun! So it's no surprise that as we head into Memorial Day weekend, many people are planning to take attend or host holiday cookouts and BBQs with their dogs by their sides. Here are the top picnic foods your dog needs to avoid.
- What Does a $100,000 Burger Taste Like?
What does a $100,000 burger taste like? For Erin Evenson, winner of Sutter Home's 2012 Build a Better Burger contest, it's cooked up from family memories and New York City's 7 train.
- The Unlikely Family Photo that Gave Me Chills
"But the sun rolling high / Through the sapphire sky / Keeps great and small on the endless round." - The Lion King, Circle of Life