Every December we reveal the most popular stories that ran on our website (see also our top stories of 2011).
Celebrity interviews, fashion roundups, and health-advice pieces grabbed the top spots in 2012. But it was a big year for politics so no surprise that our slideshow "Obama Slept Here: 6 Truly Presidential Suites" garnered a ton of page views, too. The most widely read long-form story this year was one about "The Rise of India Syndrome," which explores the dark side of the West's fascination with yoga, meditation and spirituality. We saw spikes in traffic every time we published food and drink articles as well. In particular: our stories on "Hangover Cures" and the "10 Sexiest New Restaurants in America."
Below, the year-end list of our most-read stories.
—James Oliver Cury, online editorial projects manager at Details