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!.
- NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: ITT Educational Services Inc. rose 21.7 percent to $11.18. Cleco Corp. rose 10.6 percent to $53.37. Intrawest Resorts rose ...
- Ebola quarantine ends for Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancee, but not her heartache
- Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
- Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
- Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
- Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33
- Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance
- Why Swimming May Be the Best Exercise for Older Adults
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults, and researchers think that physical activity may lower people's risk of falls. In contrast, the men who did other forms of exercise — including golfing, doing calisthenics, working out on treadmills or stationary bikes, or playing lawn bowling games (similar to Bocce ball) — were no less likely to fall, the researchers found. "Unlike [with] land-based sports, swimmers are required to create their own base of support and at the same time, to produce a coordinated movement of both upper and lower extremities," said study author Dafna Merom, an associate professor of physical activity and health at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. Falls are a major public health problem in older adults.