2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top 10 Searches
Chalk up another one for the voter: People may have been wearied by the negative campaigns, but they persevered through the slog of politics and made "elections" the year's most searched term. The fifth iteration of an Apple smartphone, a glorious gathering of athletes, the passing of a superstar, and a bevy of celebrities—including one duchess—also mesmerized online audiences in 2012.
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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.
- 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.
- Target's New Affordable Wedding Gowns
Many mass retailers have jumped on the bridal bandwagon over the years, from J.Crew to Urban Outfitters to Costco. Now Target is the latest big-box store to offer wedding gowns, with dresses ranging from $99.99 to $129.99. So the next time you're picking up flip-flops, detergent, and cat litter you can also buy your wedding dress! Last-minute brides with shotgun weddings: yes, you can even buy them online.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kidnapped Women Will Have Chance to Adopt Captor's Dogs
Authorities say the women may have bonded with the animals — which are in good health — during their decade-long imprisonment.
- 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).
- Admitting I Had a Problem: Lindsay Lohan and I Had a Lot in Common ... Until I Got Sober
Lindsay Lohan and I have a lot in common, even though she might not think so. We both have a problem with alcohol. Neither of us has meant to get drunk and screw up, but it just happened. Kind of a lot. Both of us have felt misunderstood. We've both wondered why we so often set out to have one glass of wine and end up having six. ...