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What Kim Kardashian did versus what Angelina Jolie did in 2014 (and more)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... and maybe some days it felt like the end of times.

Ho. Ly. Cow.

So much can happen in a year! And yet, so little can seem to have changed!


When it comes to the steady march forward (it's moving forward, right?!) of progress for women, it's been one step Jolie, then two steps Kardashian. Then four steps forward and one step back.

I mean, on the one hand, a girl who isn't even 18 yet won the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating women's rights. On the other hand, an extremist group kidnapped hundreds of girls. Terrifying.

The roller coaster of highs and lows are truly enough to give a person motion sickness. But Phoebe Greenwood's four-minute year-in-review won't. In spite of some you-can't-not-mention-them downers, her video is funny, informative, and galvanizing.

Here's looking forward to a 2015 with more equality, opportunity, and humanity for all.

Feeling itchy for some links to follow up? It's Fact Check Time!

Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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