Our Top Conversation Starters of 2010

From the death of Elizabeth Edwards to the push back over airport pat downs, you told us the stories that impacted you most this year (14 Photos)

Kelly Wallace on Dec 29, 2010 at 10:19AM

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Our Top Conversation Starters of 2010


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The Rash of Bullying Suicides

The year began with the horrifying tale of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old student from Massachusetts who hanged herself, allegedly because she was repeatedly bullied. The year closed out the way it began, with a string of bullying-related suicides, many involving gay teens. Celebrities from Ellen DeGeneres to Neil Patrick Harris mounted anti-bullying campaigns while schools nationwide started programs. Said Valerie Rowekamp, an iVoice on iVillage, "It makes my heart hurt to think about what kind of pain and inner turmoil people endure when they are taunted and teased for merely being themselves. I really hope that 2011 brings more awareness and mutual respect to all."

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