The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.
7 reasons to have sex: Some surprising benefits of sex are beginning to be explored, among them, that not only does being healthy support your sex life, but sex actually supports your health.
'Maybe I'm gay,' James Franco says: He's played gay men in the movies "Milk," "Howl" and the upcoming "The Broken Tower," so it's not unexpected that there is constant speculation about James Franco's sexuality.
Focus now on woods, river in search for teen: Investigators and rescue teams will continue their search Friday for a missing 13-year-old Texas girl, focusing near a densely wooded area and along the Colorado River.
Slain assistant principal had sent pupil home: A Nebraska high school senior had been called out of class to speak with an assistant principal just hours before he returned to school and fatally shot her, Omaha Police said.
Hunt under way for missingÂ teen: A 16-year-old North Carolina girl who disappeared while visiting family in Baltimore continues to be the object of an intense search by authorities.