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In the last week of 2012, readers and web denizens will be barraged by endless lists and roundups encapsulating the last 365 days, but we promise, this look back is something a little different. These ten stories and features were picked not by us, but by the most awesome people around — Refinery29 readers!
Yep, these are the ten pieces that you guys loved most this year. The ones you couldn't resist clicking, sharing, and coming back to for inspiration, again and again. Though a few of these are only a couple months old, they have already gone down in the R29 pantheon as some of our most popular stories of all-time. Oh, and we've got to admit, you guys certainly do have some great taste...not that we're biased, or anything.
Makeovers gave Cher Horowitz "a sense of control in a world full of chaos," as her BFF Dionne put it. We can’t +1 this sentiment enough. Whether subtle or serious, an image overhaul can help bring a character into the modern era (sometimes kicking and screaming) and, most often, compel her to change for the better on read
Ugh, siblings. They're the worst. They steal your toys, eat your food, and hog all the prime petting hours. How on earth do the Humans not realize that you are SO much cuter than your silly younger brother?! read