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It's (really) the end of the world as we know it

No more peanut butter-and-jelly on bread that sticks to the roof of our mouths.

No more turning pages (we'll need to swipe them instead).

Forget the Mayan calendar. We saw some real endings in 2012. In the book of life, the year was a major transition chapter. What we lost and what our kids may never know:

Print magazines, newspapers and books: Newsweek's final print edition hit newsstands on Christmas Eve featuring a hashtag on the cover, but the print edition was scooped by the 80-year-old magazine's Twitter account, which released a shot of the cover the day before – proving once again that print no longer matters.

Twinkies, Ding Dongs & Wonder Bread: Hostess Brands, Inc., shut down all operations and began selling off its assets, blaming its demise on a "crippling" nationwide strike by Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM).

Girls named Sandy: I haven't checked the hospital birth stats on this yet, but it's a pretty safe bet that Sandy is no longer in the Top 100 Girls' Names after Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took away some of our most beloved people and places.

The Republican Party: The party alienated itself from minorities, the young and gay people by pleasing only its right-of-center members in the Presidential election, writing its own obit ... at least for this term.

Kodak moments: Now that the cameras on smartphones routinely reach 8 MP and can capture 1080p high-def video, why ever buy a point-and-shoot camera? Even low quality photos look fine after the Instagram treatment. Sealing the coffin: Eastman Kodak Co, the photographic film pioneer, started the year by filing bankruptcy, prompting many to ask, "Weren't they dead already?"

Landlines: I don't know anybody under the age of 40 who uses a phone plugged into the wall (unless they're charging it).

Fax machines: Why send something to a remote printer when you can just scan it and send via email?

Organized labor: The state of Michigan, the birthplace of the UAW and the nation's organized labor movement, became the country's 24th right-to-work state, joining Indiana to become the second right-to-work state in the heavily unionized Midwest. Union members now account for 12 percent of the workforce.

What will you miss in 2013?

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