HOLIDAY 2012 GIFT IDEA: SARTORI CHEESE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER RELEASE OF LIMITED EDITION CHEESE GIFT BOX

SARTORI COMPANY announced today that December 1st will be the official release of the first ever “PAOLO SARTORI LIMITED EDITION CHEESE GIFT BOX ($65.99 USD) This highly anticipated offering will include all five of SARTORI‘s 2012 Limited Edition Cheeses: COGNAC BELLAVITANO®, CANNELLA BELLAVITANO™, PEPPERMINT BELLAVITANO, PASTORALE BLEND®, and EXTRA-AGED GOAT CHEESE.

SARTORI COMPANY announced today that December 1st will be the official release of the first ever “PAOLO SARTORI LIMITED EDITION CHEESE GIFT BOX ($65.99 USD) This highly anticipated offering will include all five of SARTORI’s 2012 Limited Edition Cheeses: COGNAC BELLAVITANO®, CANNELLA BELLAVITANO™, PEPPERMINT BELLAVITANO, PASTORALE BLEND®, and EXTRA-AGED GOAT CHEESE.

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SIP AND SAVOR THE HOLIDAYS AT KRISPY KREME

FESTIVE HOLIDAY TREATS FROM KRISPY KREME FEATURES NEW GINGERBREAD DOUGHNUT AND RED VELVET LATTE

Unwrap the joy this holiday season with a merry assortment of delicious holiday doughnuts and beverages from KRISPY KREME. SNOWMAN, HOLIDAY SPRINKLES, RED VELVET CAKE and NEW GINGERBREAD CAKE DOUGHNUTS are available now through December 30, 2012 at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations.

Unwrap the joy this holiday season with a merry assortment of delicious holiday doughnuts and beverages from Krispy Kreme. Snowman, Holiday Sprinkles, Red Velvet Cake and NEW Gingerbread Cake Doughnuts are available now through December 30, 2012 at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations. (PRNewsFoto/Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation)

The more the merrier! These delightful holiday treats are perfect for sharing, celebrating and creating joyful memories during this festive season,” says RON RUPOCINSKI, KRISPY KREME CORPORATE CHEF.
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2012 WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT: AIDS IS A DEEPLY PERSONAL AS WELL AS SOCIETAL CONCERN FOR YOUNG AMERICANS OF COLOR

SURVEY FINDS BLACK AND LATINO YOUTH “VERY CONCERNED” ABOUT IMPACT OF HIV ON THEMSELVES AND OTHERS THEIR AGE; BLACK YOUTH MOST LIKELY TO BE OFFERED AND TO GET A TEST FOR HIV

Nearly three times as many Black teens and young adults, and twice as many Latino youth, say HIV/AIDS is an issue that concerns them personally as compared to whites the same age, according to a new KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION survey of 15-24 year olds in the United States.

One in two (49%) Black youth say they are “very concerned” personally about HIV/AIDS today, another 21 percent say they are at least “somewhat concerned;” by comparison, only a third of whites express any personal concern (17% “very” and 18% “somewhat”).  Latinos of the same age fall in the middle with 32 percent saying they are “very concerned” personally, and another 16 percent, “somewhat concerned.”

Three in four youth today say HIV/AIDS is a serious issue for their generation (44% “very” and 34% “somewhat”).  As with personal concern, young people of color – those from communities that have been disproportionately affected by the disease – are more likely to see HIV/AIDS as a significant issue for others their age. Twice as many Black (62%) and Latino youth (61%) say HIV/AIDS is “very serious” issue for their generation, as compared with whites of the same age (32%).

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ROCKIN’ AROUND THE HOLIDDAY TRIO: DUNKIN’ DONUTS’ NEW TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES CELEBRATES THREE COFFEE FLAVORS THAT BREW HOLIDAY SPIRIT

DUNKIN’ DONUTS RE-BRANDS TWITTER PROFILE PAGE AND HOSTS INTERACTIVE SWEEPSTAKES ALLOWING FANS TO VOTE FOR AND FILL UP HOLIDAY COFFEE FLAVORS IN REAL-TIME

‘Tis the season to celebrate with a WHITE CHOCOLATE, PEPPERMINT MOCHA and GINGERBREAD COFFEE or LATTE at DUNKIN’ DONUTS, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. To celebrate the brand’s newest seasonal beverage flavor WHITE CHOCOLATE, in addition to the return of PEPPERMINT MOCHA and GINGERBREAD COFFEE and lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts has a new way for its Twitter followers to share which flavor brews holiday cheer. Beginning today and continuing through Monday, December 3, Dunkin’ Donuts will host the “FLAVOR-FULL HOLIDDAY COFFEE TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES,” asking followers to share their seasonal flavor preference for a chance to win one of three daily $50 mGifts.

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THE TOP 2012 SEARCHES FROM BING REVEAL NO ONE CAN KEEP UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS IN BING’S TOP SEARCHES OF 2012

We are now entering the scary period of the year when we will become inundated with year-end lists: The Top Ten Best Movies (Albums, Television Shows, etc.), the Top Ten Worst Movies (Television Shows, et al), The Entertainer of the Year (Entertainment Weekly), The Best New Broadway Musical/Play, The Best Books (and Worst) of the Year (fiction/non-fiction). You get the picture. So I might as well bite the bullet and open the floodgate to what promised to be a torrent of lists of every kind. First out of the gate is BING, MICROSOFT’s answer to GOOGLE (which is the number one search engine on the Net).  As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever. While last year people were singing “Baby, baby, baby” with JUSTIN BIEBER as the most-searched person of 2011, 2012 was the year of the real baby, as celebrity births were five of the top 10 celebrity events. From new reality stars such as HONEY BOO BOO to viral hits such as “Gangnam Style” and airwave darlings such as TAYLOR SWIFT, BING captured history through the searches that mark the year’s most fascinating people, sensations and moments in time.

Based on the accumulation of billions of search queries conducted on BING this year, here are the much-anticipated top search lists for the most-searched people, news stories, athletes, musicians, celebrity events, social networks and TV shows. The complete report, including most-searched viral videos, movies, songs, TV personalities and more, is available at http://www.BingTrends.com.

Most-Searched Person of the Year

KIM KARDASHIAN didn’t just keep up with other celebs such as JUSTIN BIEBER (2011’s most-searched person) this year, she left them eating her dust as she took back the top spot. KIM K. was the most-searched person of the year in 2012, regaining the spot she also held in 2010. Her relationship ups and downs, including a new relationship with KANYE WEST, made Kim more interesting than ever. While Justin Bieber fell to the second spot, he still was the MOST-SEARCHED MALE OF THE YEAR and the MOST-SEARCHED MUSICIAN, thanks to the continued support of his many “Beliebers.” Newcomers to the list include RIHANNA, who skyrocketed from No. 20 in 2011 to No. 4 this year; SELENA GOMEZ, who jumped from No. 13 to No. 7; and NICKI MINAJ, who just barely cracked the top 10 at No. 9, up from No. 23 in 2011. MILEY CYRUS made the biggest gain within the top 10 list, jumping from No. 10 to No. 3, likely due to her surprise engagement. Continue reading

2012 WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT: MORE THAN HALF OF YOUNG HIV-INFECTED AMERICANS ARE NOT AWARE OF THEIR STATUS

TOO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE CONTINUE TO BECOME INFECTED AND FEW ARE TESTED FOR HIV

Young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) and most of these youth living with HIV (60 percent) are unaware they are infected, according to a VITAL SIGNS REPORT from the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION. The most-affected young people are young gay and bisexual men and African-Americans, the report says.

The analysis looks at the latest data on HIV infections, testing, and risk behaviors among young people and was published in advance of WORLD AIDS DAY, Dec. 1.

Overall, an estimated 12,200 new HIV infections occurred in 2010 among young people aged 13-24, with young gay and bisexual men and African-Americans hit harder by HIV than their peers. In 2010, 72 percent of estimated new HIV infections in young people occurred in young men who have sex with men (MSM).  By race/ethnicity, 57 percent of estimated new infections in this age group were in African-Americans. Continue reading

GIFTS.COM, THE LEADING RESOURCE FOR HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS, ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SECOND ANNUAL GIFTEE AWARDS

2012’S TOP HOLIDAY GIFTS VOTED BY AMERICAN CONSUMERS

Gifts.com, the most visited gift recommendation site renowned for hand-picked gift ideas and expert advice, announced the winners of the second annual GIFTEE AWARDS, honoring the best gifts of 2012. Winning gifts in this year’s 10 categories were nominated and decided by thousands of public votes. By tapping into the collective conscience of gift givers across the United States, The GIFTEE AWARDS reveal what America really wants for the holidays.

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The categories for the 2012 GIFTEE AWARDS address the most popular and trendy types of gifts that people will be shopping for during the holidays. New categories this year include BEST GIFTS MADE IN THE U.S.A. and BEST ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS. For details on the winners and finalists in all 10 categories please visit the Giftee Awards site at http://giftees.gifts.com/2012/winners. Continue reading