2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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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. ...
- 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. ...
- 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. ...
- Celeb Summer Beauty Trends to Try Now!
This season it's all about going bright, bold, and a little wild with your hair and makeup! Find out how to get the best warm-weather beauty looks, just like these trendy celebs. Related: Must-Have Summer Beauty Essentials Celebrities' Summer Beauty Secrets Amazing Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Get Fuzz-Free For The Beach!
- Give Your Hands an Anti-Aging Makeover
Shutterstock Reality check - the #1 giveaway of your age isn't your face, it's your hands. Bethenny's skin wizard, Dr. Howard Sobel, says, "Like any other part of the body, the skin on the hands loses its elasticity. The hands are especially affected because of constant exposure to the sun and the environment." Then there are those gross veins that make fingerless gloves look like a better option every day. "We lose fat in our hands as we age, which makes those blood vessels more noticeable and makes the hands look older." Even women who take care of their skin often neglect the skin on their hands… but that's where Dr. Sobel's tips come in handy! Dr. Sobel Howard D.Sobel, MD is an attending Dermatologist & Dermatologic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC who has been voted one of the best Dermatologic Surgeons by NY Magazine for 13 consecutive years. Dr. Sobel received his degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, as well as being the first Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. He is also the founder of one of the first doctor dermatologic skin care lines, DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula). More From Bethenny: Pimples: The Good, The Bad, The Don't Even Think About It Skin Secrets: Reduce Your Raccoon Eyes Winter Skincare Tips from Dr. Sobel
- Your Face Can Reveal Your Diet and Exercise Vices — Really!
We didn't know it would be so obvious if we OD'd on sugary foods once in a while! "The Daily Mail" reports that cardinal lifestyle sins, like not eating enough greens and forgoing the gym for the couch, can literally show up on your face. Here's a glimpse into what a few of the docs in the piece said about how food and your activity level can affect how people (actually) see you. For healthy recipe ideas, check out these delish dishes: Recipe: Chickpea and Basil Salad Recipe: Hummus is Taking Over the World Recipe: Bethenny's Whole-Grain French Toast More From Bethenny: 10 Steps to Quit Dieting Pimples: The Good, The Bad, The Don't Even Think About It Skin Secrets: Reduce Your Raccoon Eyes