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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- Chinese cartoon producer blamed after kids burned
- Sean Penn with US businessman wanted in Bolivia
- Store owner told she'll get $1M for selling winning Mega Millions ticket, only she isn't
- Fewer deportations big issue for Asians, Hispanics
- The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All
Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just 10 years probation for killing four people in a drunk driving accident, may go to jail yet. Couch, whose blood alcohol level was 0.24 (three times the legal limit for an adult of legal drinking age, which Couch is not), has been charged with their injuries as well, and prosecutors in that case will ask that he be given prison time, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: 'During his recent trial, the 16-year-old admitted his guilt in four cases of intoxication manslaughter and two cases of intoxication assault,' [Tarrant County District Attorney Joe] Shannon said in an email to the Star-Telegram. 'There has been no verdict formally entered in the two intoxication assault cases.
- Take Aspirin at Night to Reap its Health and Beauty Benefits
You're probably already aware of aspirin's ability to ward off cardiovascular catastrophes such as heart attack and stroke. And you probably know it has powerful cancer-preventive effects, including against colon and rectal cancer, esophageal cancer and even prostate and breast cancer. Aspirin slows down skin aging and prevents acne (and calms down current breakouts).
- Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults
Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But ...
- Your cat does not love you
It appears humans’ love and reverence for cats is a touch one-sided.