2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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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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- Cuddlers soothe babies too sick, tiny to go home
- Mariah Carey's Sexy New Bikini Pics
- Rare Case of Female-to-Female HIV Transmission Reported
A 46-year-old woman in Texas likely acquired HIV from her female partner in what health officials say is a rare case of female-to-female transmission of the virus. One was HIV-positive and had not taken medication for the human immunodeficiency virus in two years, according to a new case report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV is the virus that causes theacquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This woman did not have other risk factors for HIV: shehad not had heterosexual sex in 10 years, and she did not use injection drugs.
- New poll has Hillary Clinton crushing GOP 2016 rivals in Iowa. So?
It’s another week, another sparkly poll for Hillary Rodham Clinton! In the latest example of her statistical dominance of the 2016 presidential pre-game, a Quinnipiac survey released Thursday finds former Secretary of State Clinton well ahead of any number of possible GOP rivals among voters in Iowa. In a hypothetical Hawkeye State matchup between Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Clinton leads by 10 percentage points, according to Quinnipiac.
- Boy Given Up For Adoption Returns To Mixed Welcome
DEAR ABBY: When I was in my early 20s, I had a baby boy I placed for adoption. I could barely take care of myself, let alone a newborn. The father wanted nothing to do with me or the baby, so I placed him with his relatives out of state, who adopted him. With counseling, I got my life back on track, finished college and got a good job. I am married now and have a family. After 20 years, this child, "Fred," called me. We talked every night for a few weeks and I invited him here to live with me. Big mistake! Long story short, Fred is greedy, lazy and expects everyone to wait on him. ...
- Republican Robert Duvall Bolts GOP
- Lindsay Lohan Left a Handwritten List of Her Celebrity Conquests in a Hotel Bar
Today in celebrity gossip: Somebody found a purported list of Lindsay Lohan's famous hookups, Taylor Swift does not approve of Selena Gomez rekindling things with Justin Bieber, and Shailene Woodley continues to be terrific. In a slip-up that reflects either Lindsay Lohan's unapologetic trashiness or her straight-up awesomeness, it appears the beleaguered starlet accidentally left a handwritten list of all her Hollywood conquests in a hotel bar! Fortunately a "source" retrieved it and reported back to InTouch: Some are obvious (Wilmer Valderrama, Colin Farrell, Adam Levine) while others are eyebrow-raising (Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, James Franco) and others are just, uh, enviable (Nico Tortorella, Evan Peters, Jamie Dornan, Zac Efron, Garrett Hedlund).
- High School Wrestler Loses Championship, Wins Crowd With Heartwarming Gesture