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December 13, 2012

Whitney Houston tops Gangnam Style as top 2012 Google search

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Among other rankings, Scholastic Corp.'s "Hunger Games" trilogy took the top spots among most-read books on Facebook, followed by "Fifty Shades of Grey" from Random House Inc.

The top "check-in" location on Facebook, where users broadcast their whereabouts, was New York's Times Square, followed by California's Disneyland and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, winner of the 2012 World Series. Among sports teams, the New York Giants and New England Patriots football teams took the top spots.

Other Facebook rankings include songs and public figures, as well as trends in different countries. The review feature was also rolled out for users, showing individualized top 20 events for 2012.

Facebook, which held an initial public offering in May, was also the top-trending stock on Google Zeitgeist. Zynga, the social-gaming company that's seen its stock fall by more than 70 percent this year, grabbed the No. 2 spot. That was followed by Yelp, the review site, and Samsung Electronics.

Among Google's trending searches specific to people, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Jeremy Lin, the former New York Knicks basketball player, featured in rankings.

Apple led in devices among trending tech gadgets in the U.S. Apple's iPad 3 was at the top, followed by iPad Mini. Samsung's Galaxy S3, a smartphone using Google's Android software, was No. 3, and Amazon.com's "Kindle Fire" was No. 4.

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  • Latest trends on display at Party & Event Expo

    Party and event enthusiasts will have a chance to get tips and trends from a bouquet of experts Tuesday as the second annual Party & Event Expo will be held at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.
    The event, which is set for 3-7 p.m. Aug. 5, will feature an array of event planning options, including:

    August 1, 2014

  • ASK MR. DAD: Boys will be boys, even playing dress-up

    Dear Mr. Dad: I came home a little earlier than usual, walked into my bedroom, and saw my 6-year-old son sitting in front of the mirror, wearing one of my short dresses, heels, and applying mascara. He didn’t notice me at first because he was so busy talking to himself in the mirror. But as soon as he did, he scooted past me as fast as he could and went straight to his room. I’m worried and would like to talk with him about this, but he’s been avoiding me for days. What should I do?

    August 1, 2014

  • LIVING WITH CHILDREN: The power of ‘because I said so’

    I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they’re having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem — they are! All this time (however long that might be), they’ve been trying to correct the wrong person — the child — getting nowhere and becoming nothing but frustrated in the process. Instead, they need to correct themselves, and it goes without saying that correcting one’s self is much, much easier than trying to correct someone else.

    August 1, 2014

  • 2-day Farm Transition Workshop coming to Stillwater

    An intensive two-day workshop will take place on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater Aug. 15-16. The workshop is geared toward family farmers and ranchers interested in learning how to develop and implement a successful farm transition.
    Following a successful series of five one-day workshops held throughout Oklahoma in March and April, the two-day event will include in-depth coverage of business and personal goal-setting, financial analysis, human resources, family communications, estate planning, estate taxes and retirement planning. Expert panels featuring attorneys, tax professionals and mediators also will be available to help families who choose to have their first transition meeting at the event.

    August 1, 2014

  • YARD OF THE WEEK: Spring or summer, Clift’s yard blossoms

    The Clift Family at 2724 Woodland Creek Drive have worked many hours to make this week’s Yard of the Week a feast for the eyes. Mark Clift’s profession is in the technical field, but his passions are with the earth and sharing nature’s wonders with others, as he encourages his young children’s curiosity with their flower pot veggie gardens.

    August 1, 2014

  • pm_eagle scout John Giachino .JPG Scout earns Eagle rank

    John Bernard Giachino, 16, of Edmond, was awarded his Eagle Scout rank March 26. He is a member of Venture Crew 2021 chartered by St. John the Baptist in Edmond. John is the son of Phillip and LaDonna Giachino, grandson of Linda and the late John Giachino of Oklahoma City and Fred and Joanne Horinek of Newkirk.
    John’s Eagle Scout service project was designing and building a gaga pit for Camp Dakani in Oklahoma City for future Boy Scouts of America to play and enjoy for years to come.
    John will be a junior at Bishop McGuinness High School, where he is a member of the golf team and National Honor Society. He attends St. John the Baptist Church and participates in Life Teen. John recently visited Peru on a mission trip.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • TRAVEL - (8-2) White Haven green house.jpg New view on President Grant

    What do you know about Ulysses S. Grant? If you’d asked me that before my visit to St. Louis, I would have said: “President of the United States, Commanding General of the Union Army, buried in Grant’s Tomb and — a drunkard.”  Three out of four is not bad, but as history, I pretty much have to give myself a D.
    On previous visits to the Gateway City, Jack and I have visited Grant’s Farm — an area attraction owned by Anheuser-Busch. In the midst of the 281 acres stands a small log cabin — once the home of Ulysses S. Grant. Somehow, I never noticed the road just outside Grant’s Farm boundaries that leads to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, a property of the National Park Service.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1,000th baby group.jpg INTEGRIS welcomes 1,000th birth since opening in October 2011

    Being the father of a new baby boy is pretty exciting, but being the father of INTEGRIS Health Edmond’s 1,000th baby made it even more special.
    “When we got to the hospital, the night-shift nurse told us we were in a race with another couple who had gotten there at 7 a.m.,” said Bryan Lane, the new baby’s father.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • okco fair 100.jpg Oklahoma County Free Fair offers competition, free fun

    Oklahoma County residents are invited to compete in the 100th annual Oklahoma County Free Fair as they take part in many activities scheduled just for them.
    The county fair will get underway Aug. 21-23 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park and will be highlighted by its open adult and youth along with 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Education categories, as well as its special contest and activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grieving children find support at Calm Waters

    Calm Waters Center for Children and Families offers free support groups for children, ages 3–18 and their families whose lives have been affected by death or divorce.
    Oklahoma continues to rank among the top states in the nation for unintentional and premature deaths, leaving single parents raising children. Additionally, Oklahoma continues to have one of the highest divorce rates per capita in the nation. These tragedies leave children feeling isolated, sad, and uncertain.

    July 31, 2014