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From Frank Gifford to Joey Feek, TODAY's 10 most popular stories of 2015

The year is nearly over, so how about taking a look back at the stories that had readers most charged up (and clicking!) through 2015?
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It's hard to believe, but 2015 is almost over. So let's take a look back over the last 12 months to see what stories had readers most captivated.

Here's our list of the top 10 most-viewed stories from the past year. What did you miss?

1. The life-changing magic of tidying up: How this 1 tip changed everything

A TODAY staffer took Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" book to heart, and it changed her world.

2. J.C. Penney employee sent home for wearing shorts she bought — at J.C. Penney

A former J.C. Penney employee said she was sent home from work for wearing shorts she bought in the store's "career style" section, launching a heated online discussion about dress codes for women.

3. 'Joey is at peace': Singer enters hospice, spends last days showering baby with love

Fans of the country duo Joey + Rory got a heart-wrenching update after Rory Feek posted to his blog that God had answered the couple's prayers.

4. Charlie Sheen reveals he's HIV positive in TODAY exclusive

Charlie Sheen revealed that he was HIV positive in an exclusive TODAY interview with Matt Lauer. "It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life," the 50-year-old actor said.

5. What would my mom do? (Drink Tab and lock us outside)

"Nothing steals joy away from parenting more than believing you are doing a terrible job at it," wrote one TODAY community member, who talked about how her upbringing was just fine and dandy.

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6. Guard dog, good dog! 20-pound pooch sends two bears running

French bulldogs aren't large and they don't look too intimidating, but they can be just as tough as their bigger bully-breed cousins when it comes to protecting their family and territory.

Youtube video shows two bears being scared away by a 20 pound French BulldogFerns channel / YouTube

7. Frank Gifford, husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, dies at 84 at Connecticut home

After the former New York Giants player and husband of Kathie Lee Gifford died in August, his family released a touching statement, saying, "We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being."

8. University president blasts students for being too sensitive: 'This is not day care!'

The president of an Oklahoma university took aim at the rising political correctness on campuses across the country with a sharply worded blog post calling kids "self-absorbed" and "narcissistic."

9. Kathie Lee Gifford returns to TODAY: 'Outpouring has been extraordinary'

Kathie Lee Gifford expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support and condolences she received over the loss of her husband as she returned to TODAY after Frank Gifford's death.

10. 'We can't stop ...': Watch this couple's hilarious pregnancy announcement

When Andrea Chapman got pregnant for the first time, she had twin girls and "people were over-the-moon excited for us." But by the time she was expecting baby No. 4, Chapman was met with bewilderment.

We Can't Stop ... Having Babies (Miley Cyrus We Can't Stop Pregnancy Announcement Parody)YouTube

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