2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Most Popular Puppy Names of 2013
Just like we did in with the top puppy names of 2011 and top puppy names of 2012, we searched through Vetstreet's database of 925,000 puppies born since January 1 to determine what the most popular puppy names of the year are. Zoey isn't the only rising star in the top 50 names, but it's worth noting that it has been gaining popularity quickly, moving up from No. 33 10 years ago.
- Hottest Baby Names of 2013
What do Miley Cyrus, Prince George of Cambridge, and the down-home Duck Dynasty clan have in common? They're all influencing our baby-naming choices, according to BabyCenter. The online pregnancy and parenting resource released its annual list of top 100 baby names and hottest naming trends on Tuesday.
- Beyonce and Jay-Z Are Vegan Now
- Kidnapped Daughter and Her Mother Reunite Through Facebook After 44 Years
Forty-four-year-old Angela Palmer has spent most of her life believing her own mother abandoned her as a baby. And while Palmer is thrilled, her quest isn't over yet. "I was at work the week before Thanksgiving, when I received a friend request from a woman named Helga Simeckie in Croatia," Palmer, a 44-year-old from Oceanside, California, tells Yahoo Shine.
- Why Today's Moms Need Fewer Calories Than 50 Years Ago
The authors say that this energy imbalance -calories consumed versus calories burned-is contributing to the obesity epidemic for both women and their children. More on Yahoo: Can You Be Obese and 'Healthy'? "I'm not saying that women should be do more housework, but they need to add physical activity back into the day," lead author Dr. Edward Archer of the University of South Carolina tells Yahoo Shine. "Why did the obesity epidemic come about as it did?
- 7 Ways an Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Relationship
But one of the most important aspects of my life and my pregnancy really got pushed to the wayside: My relationship with my then-boyfriend, turned husband, as I rounded the corner into my third trimester. So in honor of those bases we may have glossed over, or skipped altogether, I present 7 surprising ways that an unplanned pregnancy can affect your relationship! It can make your relationship even stronger.
- Kate Middleton Stuns in Royal Family's Heirloom Tiara
It seems like Kate might have a thing for the late Princess Margaret. The Queen's younger sister - a bit of a glamorous wild child back in the day - was the previous occupant of Kensington Palace's apartment 1A, the same residence the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge so famously moved into this year. And last night, Kate set hearts aflutter by finally acting like a princess and walking out the front door with a dazzling diamond tiara on her (gray hair-free) head - the same tiara Princess Margaret so loved. Named the "papyrus tiara" as well as the "lotus tiara," it was created in 1923 by Queen Elizabeth II's mother, also named Elizabeth (but known in popular culture simply as The Queen Mum who had a sharp personal style and was played to sparky perfection by Helena Bonham Carter in The Kings Speech).
- 'Pope of the Poor' Secretly Living Up to His Nickname
Pope Francis is one of the most progressive leaders in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, with his positive remarks and statements on women, gay people, and atheists. It's been revealed that Pope Francis, who is justly earning his nickname "Pope of the Poor," has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night in disguise to help those in need. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski previously hinted at the Pope's nocturnal adventures in an interview in which he said, "When I say to him 'I'm going out into the city this evening', there's the constant risk that he will come with me," following his statement with a coy smile. These nightly expeditions are nothing knew for the Pope, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina.