2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial
retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a
unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,
compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.
Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
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- Photographer Examines Our Obsession With Beauty, Airbrushing
- Stunning Look for Michelle Obama
'Tis the season to go glam. First Kate Middleton – known for wearing affordable, accessible brands on the red carpet turned up the wattage with a diamond tiara that also happened to be a royal heirloom last week —the first time she's worn one since she got married. Then, on Sunday night,Michelle Obama eschewed her shorts-wearing, J. Crew-loving, sensible first lady image and swept into the Hollywood-heavy 36th annual Kennedy Center Awards in a spotlight-stealing Grecian gown.
- Four Things Couples Can Learn from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Marriage
Celebrity couples: They're just like us! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner became one of our favorite red carpet couples last awards season for their constant companionship, loving smiles, and obviously, their gorgeous ensembles. Though Affleck was criticized by some for referring to their marriage as "work" while accepting his best picture Oscar for Argo, we were amazed at his candor about the realities of marriage. Affleck, who was recently cast as the next Batman, shared details of his rocky Hollywood career, noting how after several movie flops and a broken engagement with Jennifer Lopez, it was Garner who pushed him toward his current success.
- 7 Dog Breeds that Should Never Be Mixed
We all know how popular "designer" dogs-including the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever-Poodle), Puggle (Pug-Beagle), Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Bichon Frise)-can be among celebrities and pet parents alike for their adorable faces and desirable traits, but what about the breeds that just shouldn't be mixed?
- 4 Reasons Running is Best for Weight Loss
- 5 Health Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Dementia
Here's motivation to live a healthier lifestyle: Following a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a low body weight, avoiding smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption can help reduce the odds of dementia, according to research published Tuesday. Researchers at Cardiff University's School of Medicine in the U.K. studied 2,235 men and found that those who adopted all five, or even four, of these healthy behaviors experienced a 60 percent decline in dementia and cognitive decline (with exercise being the strongest mitigating factor) and 70 percent fewer cases of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, compared to people who didn't practice any of them. Yahoo Shine could not reach lead study author Professor Peter Elwood for comment, however, he said in a press release, "What the research shows is that following a healthy lifestyle confers surprisingly large benefits to health - healthy behaviors have a far more beneficial effect than any medical treatment or preventative procedure."
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