2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: International Affairs
Between exiled activists, embassy assaults, murderous wives, imprisoned punk bands, and abandoned Italian cruise ships, there was enough international intrigue in the news to fill 20 versions of "Skyfall." Here are 10 international news stories that generated the most searches on Yahoo! in 2012.
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- 20 Trendiest Dog Breeds (and Mixes) in America
Some breeds, like Labrador Retrievers, have been popular pets for years, but other breeds (and popular mixed breeds) have moved steadily up the list over the past decade. For example, 10 years ago you might not have even heard of a Cane Corso, but these days you're likely to cross paths with at least one at your dog park or vet's office.
- 9 Cat Breeds with Funny Names
By Laura CrossThanks to dog shows and competitions like Westminster, you probably know your fair share about the many different breeds of dogs. Our feline friends, however, don't get as much attention, since they spend a lot more time indoors and out of the limelight. From the short-legged Munchkin to the affectionate Ragdoll, we've rounded up nine cat breeds with fun and clever names. You might not be familiar with them, but they all deserve your attention.1. MunchkinNo they don't come from Oz, but with a dwarf-like appearance, this short-legged feline is aptly named the Munchkin. ...
- Ingredients of an Idol: Dinner with American Idol Candice Glover
Last night, Ryan Seacrest announced that Candice Glover was crowned season 12's American Idol. So, what makes up an American Idol? A beautiful voice of course, a friendly personality, Mariah Carey's approval, the hearts of America, and creamy chicken noodles? Yes! Celebrate Glover's victory with her favorite meal. You will love this diva-licious dinner - and who knows, maybe you will be the next American Idol!Ingredients:3 lbs. ...
- The Hidden Reason Why My Baby Woke Every 45 Minutes
When we meet new people, whether it be on public transportation or just randomly when we are out and about, there are three questions they ask about Elvie. First, they want to know how old she is. Once they know, they ask if she is walking. When that is answered in the negative, the next question is nearly always regarding if she is sleeping through the night. When I say no to that one, there are often heads shaken in dismay. ...
- New Study Shows Dieting Can Actually Increase Unhealthy Cravings
Have you ever started a diet and then suddenly all you can think about is chocolate ice cream, crispy French fries, and cheesy, loaded nachos? Don't tell me you haven't. Well, guess what? You're not alone.Research at the Oregon Research Institute has revealed that it's not just a matter of will-power; restricting your calorie intake actually makes your brain want them more. By depriving yourself of food, you're tricking your brain into thinking the reward for eating that food is greater, thus making it harder to stick to your diet. ...
- 5 Money Mistakes You're Making when You Eat Out
By Lynn AndrianiYou're Making a Reservation on the PhoneEven great restaurants have empty tables sometimes, and while you might be able to snag one by calling at 5:00 on the evening you want to eat, online services like Savored and OpenTable do a fine job of searching for availability--plus, they reward you with a discount. If you use Groupon-owned Savored, for instance, which currently lists restaurants in 10 cities and is adding more soon, you could pay 30 percent less for food (and drinks, too) if you want to dine that night at 8 p.m., and up to 40 percent if you're willing to eat at 6 p.m. ...
- Confirmed: Beyoncé Is Pregnant!
And...drumroll please...Beyonce is preggers!
- UK Pizza May Be World's Spiciest Pizza
Yikes - UK pizzeria Paul's Pizza is really upping its spice factor, as the Daily Mail reports that the Saltdean Sizzler pizza might just be the spiciest in the world. Only nine challengers have been able to eat the entire pizza since last year, although 1,307 have been sold.10 Spiciest Dishes in AmericaAccoding to creator Paul Brayshaw, the 10-inch pizza uses the ghost chili to create a chili paste, topped with chili extract to amp up the spice. Those who end up eating all six slices get a photo on the "Wall of Flame," while everyone else ends up on the "Wall of Shame. ...