Reading While Eating for December 27: They’re Just Saying

Tuesday's links emerge from a holiday hangover with impressive criminals and insufferable celebrities.

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St. Peter Square is reflected in a Christmas decoration hanging from a Christmas tree in the Vatican on December 26, 2011.

Hermit Kingdom: As North Korea mourns the loss of Kim Jong Il, take a look inside the world’s most secret state. (LIFE)

What They Think: From Warren Buffett to the Tiger Mom, take a look at the top 10 opinions of 2011. (TIME Ideas)

Parenting Dilemma: How much maternity leave is the right amount — for both the mother and the child? (Slate)

Yes, Really: Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Kardashian Kristmas Kard. (Go Fug Yourself)

Look Out, Gosling: Forget Tom Cruise. The real heartthrob in Mission Impossible is Slumdog Millionaire‘s Anil Kapoor. (Divanee)

Pretty Impressive: We don’t know whether to condemn this shoplifter or to give her props for clearly using a Thighmaster. Just watch, you’ll get it. (The Daily What)

Viral Video: Online animators JibJab have released their annual Year in Review, featuring all the stuff you’d like to bid “good riddance” to in 2012. (Vulture)