Think you remember 2009? Brush up on 12 wild headlines from the last year and see how many you recall reading about back when they happened!
You voted Wells Fargo the best commercial bank of 2009 after a close runoff with Bank of America. My bank account isn't with Wells Fargo — it's with a smaller, more regional chain — but clearly SavvySugar readers agree Wells Fargo soars above the rest when it comes to fees, convenience, and general banking satisfaction.
Do you have an account with Wells Fargo? What do you like or dislike about it?
I have learned to love running and now actually crave the motion. For me, running is equal parts mental maintenance, cardio workout, and booty control. Nothing works my legs like running, and running uphill has become my favorite way to tone my backside.
When it comes to your favorite form of cardio, it looks like most of you agree. FitSugar readers voted running the most popular form of cardio in 2009. One reader calls running "nature's antidepressant," and I couldn't agree more. Working out on cardio machines is your second fave, with cardio classes close behind. Whatever you do to get your heart rate up, just keep on doing it. For more running inspiration, be sure to join RunningSugar.
Though Jessica was a little quiet on the acting front this year, she and beau Justin Timberlake were seen all over town running, hiking, and walking her dogs. When it came to working out solo she really stepped it up with boot-camp-style workouts, as well as specially designed sessions from her trainer, Jason Walsh. Walsh shared that the secret to Jessica's toned physique is commitment, something all of you obviously agree with!
But Jessica really impressed us in 2009 by announcing her involvement with two charitable organizations, and using her love of fitness to do so. In January, Jessica will be trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro for the charity Summit on the Summit, a group dedicated to educating the public about the need for clean drinking water worldwide. This is a cause that is dear to her heart because in October she helped announce the Live Earth Run For Water, a series of worldwide 6k runs which will take place next April to benefit the global water crisis.
With the momentum of winning three years in a row, we can't wait to see where Jessica's fit lifestyle takes her next year.
I'm not sure whether it was my childhood love for Legos or their current geeky appeal, but I couldn't get enough of the colorful plastic pieces! I covered quite a few Lego-themed goodies this year. Which was your favorite?
Then, tell me more of your 2009 faves by voting on the rest of my Best of 2009 polls.
Ben Stiller did his best Tom Cruise interpretation, Tom Cruise took on a very surprising role, and the ensemble, including Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr., proved that Hollywood parody is alive and well.
So alive, in fact, that Tropic Thunder wins GiggleSugar readers' votes for the funniest comedy of 2008. Coming in at a very close second is Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Thanks to everyone who voted.
You all voted on your favorite birth control method of '08 and I wasn't surprised to see that the the pill won with 43 percent of your votes. It seems as though most of us have a love/hate relationship with contraception, but I'm glad to see that those of you who are sexually active have found the right method for you!