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2012 Year in Review

2012... Mistakes? We Made A Few... Thousand

Steve Young | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Steve Young

Here are a few maxims on the year that -- thank God -- has passed on from natural causes... and embarrassment.

Home Care Assistance's Top 10 Achievements of 2012

Lily Sarafan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Lily Sarafan

As 2012 draws to a close, we at Home Care Assistance are also taking time to reflect on our achievements in the past twelve months and how these milestones impact our clients, our caregivers and our communities. Read on for our Top 10 Achievements of 2012.

The Digest 50 -- 2012's Most Powerful People, Groups in HBCU Culture

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

2012 was an extraordinary year of successes and challenges for HBCU culture, and this list, while not comprehensive, gives an inside look at the gains made by historically black colleges, and the people behind them.

2013, Be Good to Me

Omnia Saed | Posted 03.04.2013 | Teen
Omnia Saed

New Year's is one of my favorite times of the year. I love that feeling of starting new and fresh with an untouched 365 days that YOU will have control over.

The Funniest People Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy

Comedy infiltrated the news more than ever in 2012, with Stephen Colbert entering the political sphere with his Super PAC, to Bill Murray rounding the...

A Look At 2012 In Just 4 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

From President Obama's election victory to the historic gay rights wins across the nation to the tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado, a stunning new...

Ode to 2012

Will Durst | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

When you think about it, the only thing that really went right with 2012 was we misread the Mayan Calendar. Everything else is either worse than we found it or the same.

WATCH: The 2012 Rap Up

Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy

By now you've probably read, watched and clicked through more "best of 2012" roundups than you ever thought possible (if not, don't worry, we're still...

WATCH: 2012 HuffPost Live Year In Review

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.31.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

As we say goodbye to 2012, it's time to take a look at the greatest moments from the first year of HuffPost Live. From the Shadow Conventions and the ...

Uplifting Video Recapping 2012 in Smiles [VIDEO]

HooplaHa | Posted 03.02.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

Jay-Z and Beyonce had their first baby, we landed on Mars, the 2012 Summer Olympics - there have been a lot of reasons to smile this year. As another ...

HuffPost Teen's '18 Under 18' Of 2012! (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen

It's been an amazing year for young people, and here at HuffPost Teen, we've been inspired by watching many of them dominate in fields ranging from entertainment to science to technology to sports -- and beyond.

The 24 Best Moments For Women In 2012

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women

Here are our 24 favorite -- including epic accomplishments in politics, sports, business and culture and advances in marriage equality.

My 2012 'McLaughlin Awards' (Part 2)

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are some obvious choices in the Destined For Political Stardom category. Instead of the obvious, however, I'm going with a wild card pick: a person who may not become a political star for years to come.

What Was the Most Underreported Story of 2012?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

The real reporting crisis involves the inability of the mainstream to connect the dots, almost any dots, or display any kind of historical memory, or include in its daily reporting the sort of information that would make real sense of the "news."

The Sky's the Limit

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

To do good work, to be necessary, to have something to give: these are the true gifts. And at least there's still a struggle ahead of us, not just doom and despair. As you gear up for 2013, don't forget that 2012 has been an extraordinary year.

6 Trends In 2012 I'm Happy To Bid Adieu

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers may not be humming along with Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" as they close the door on 2012. It was a year of still-high une...

WATCH: The Perfect Song To End 2012

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

As we wrap up 2012 (and possibly everything else) it's been fun to look back at the year's highs, lows and all the "Gangnam Style" parodies in between...

12 Best Moments For Post 50s This Year

Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were counting down (10...! 9...! 8...!) to midnight, January 1, 2012. Yet over the last 12 months, a lot of thin...

LOOKING BACK: The Highs, Lows And Insanity Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

2012 was a wild and crazy year in both the world at large and in the media. We scoured through our archives to present you with this, our take on the ...

The 9 Free Apps iPhone Owners Couldn't Live Without In 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

Try as it might, Apple can't stop millions of iPhone owners from downloading a Google-made app. Apple this week released its "iTunes Best of 2012" ...

And The Most Popular Question On Quora In 2012 Is..

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

With all the data they collect on users, Internet companies have a way of peering into our souls to see what we're thinking about collectively. But th...

Facebook's 9 Most Important Moments Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology

As 2012 draws to a close, some of the biggest websites are pausing to reflect back on the trends that defined the year. Facebook on Wednesday released...

The Most Popular Tweets Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

Twitter has released its year-end retrospective of the most retweeted posts, top trends and most fascinating stories of 2012. From a post on Twit...

Your Favorite Travel Photos Of 2012

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel

Nothing is more jealousy-inducing than a great travel photo. Sunsets and snow-capped hills alike, it's difficult to see a gorgeous vacation pic and no...