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.
- Dog Cares for Trapped Kitten
By Amy Sinatra Ayres | vetstreet.comA South Carolina resident called police on Monday to report she'd heard a dog barking since Saturday. When animal control officer Michelle Smith followed the noise down a steep embankment to a ravine, she found a 5-year-old dog - who was nursing a tiny kitten. "I'm thinking that it just couldn't get back up with the kitten, and I don't think it was willing to leave the kitten," Smith said.The officer brought the pair to a local shelter, Anderson County P.A.W.S., where the staff is now supplementing the dog's nursing with bottles. ...
- 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. ...
- Pregnant Teens Have Bellies Banned from Yearbook
Teenage pregnancy is a fact of life. But it seems like more and more high schools want to pretend it’s not when it comes the pages of its yearbooks. First, a North Carolina school banned a photo of Caitlin Tiller and her infant. And now, a Michigan high school has edited out full-body shots of two pregnant students.
- 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. ...