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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- Stunning Look for Michelle Obama
'Tis the season to go glam. First Kate Middleton – known for wearing affordable, accessible brands on the red carpet turned up the wattage with a diamond tiara that also happened to be a royal heirloom last week —the first time she's worn one since she got married. Then, on Sunday night,Michelle Obama eschewed her shorts-wearing, J. Crew-loving, sensible first lady image and swept into the Hollywood-heavy 36th annual Kennedy Center Awards in a spotlight-stealing Grecian gown.
- Court Apologizes After Tossing Out Breastfeeding Mom
For women who choose to nurse their infants, sleepless nights might be just the beginning of resulting hardships, thanks to folks who think that breastfeeding belongs hidden behind closed doors. That’s the hard lesson new mom Danielle Gendron learned after being ushered out of a Connecticut courtroom by a judicial marshal for discreetly nursing her 3-month old son.
- 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.
- Why This Woman Wants To Rent A Family on Craigslist For The Holidays
- Sonic Apologizes for Offensive Chiefs-Redskins Sign
The controversy began after a Sonic location in Belton, Missouri, put up a sign on Sunday that encouraged pro football team the Kansas City Chiefs to "scalp" the Washington Redskins, and passerby Delores Schilling snapped a pic of the sign and posted the following tweet. Yahoo Shine could not reach a Sonic representative for comment, however, on Sunday, Patrick Lenow, vice president of public relations at Sonic, told NBC News, "The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable ... In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to override good judgment. "Unfortunately, these types of stereotypes are more common than not, because much of what's believed about American Indians is learned from fictional Hollywood movies," Tim Johnson, a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve and associate director for museum programs at the Smithsonian Institute, tells Yahoo Shine. "People may assume certain things about American Indian culture perhaps because of a lack of visibility or because there's a puzzling idea that society at large can define American Indian culture better than American Indians themselves," says Johnson.
- Watch This Chicago Bulls Cheerleader Slowly Realize She’s Being Proposed To
This public proposal at a Chicago Bulls game is as adorable as they come. Chicago Bulls "Luvabull" cheerleader Ariana Rosado was performing with her teammates during the third quarter of a recent Bulls game. The upbeat dance music suddenly switches to Bruno Mars' "Marry You," and her teammates drift away, leaving Rosado the only one dancing. A man in an inflatable Bulls costume enters the court, and soon reveals himself to be Rosado's boyfriend of two years, Shane Zackery.
- This is Why Deer Shouldn't Go Ice Skating
A lakeside resident saw the poor animals stuck on the ice and shared a photo of them on Facebook to help get the word out about their situation. James Kenison and his father Doug Kenison, owners of MedCity Hovercraft, a hovercraft tour and training company, knew they had the means to help the animals before it was too late.
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