But laws of physics dictate that with every action comes a reaction. Every piece of good news seems to come burdened with its own baggage of negativity. Here are some of 2012's major developments -- along with their potential unanticipated consequences.
'Damning with faint praise' perfectly describes the critical reception for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.
|Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people|
|Lilly Pulitzer employee's fat-shaming cartoons spark outrage|
|Tinder and hookup apps blamed for rise in STDs|
|Wealthy Chinese 'Star Trek' fan builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise|
|Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75|