2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt
- Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash
- Russia firing artillery on Ukraine troops: US
The United States on Thursday said it had evidence Russian forces were firing artillery from inside Russia on Ukrainian troops, in what officials called a "clear escalation" of the conflict. Moscow is also planning to "deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to the pro-Russian separatist forces in Ukraine, US deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The evidence was based on "intelligence information" indicating arms were "continuing to flow across the border" into Ukraine since the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 on board, Harf said. "They're firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military," Harf told reporters.
- Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters
- TYKE BECOMES A TERROR WHEN MOM TAKES BACK HER CELLPHONE
DEAR ABBY: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushes her, pulls her skirt and hits her. Her reaction is to hug him and start praying for the devil to get out of his body in Jesus' name as he continues to hit her. While I respect Fran's religion, I'm appalled at his violent behavior, concerned that he will grow up thinking it's OK to hit people, and I think this should be handled differently. ...
- Facebook soars as Zuckerberg’s cash-machine kicks into gear
- Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door
In the words of Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and Kiplinger.com, "discretionary spending -- the chic apartment, frequent travel and restaurant meals, consumer electronics, fancy clothes and cars -- crowds out the saving that will enable you to be rich someday." This is what makes the invisible rich, well, invisible: They're not conspicuous about their consumption. Just as the invisible rich take a pass on flashy accoutrements, they keep things simple when investing, avoiding risky options, such as initial public offerings, structured notes and hedge funds, even when their higher net worth opens the doors to such investments.
- Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated