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These Will Be The 10 Hottest American Housing Markets In 2014

But the pace of home price growth is expected to moderate in 2014.<p>Zillow expects home prices will increase 3% in 2014.<p>But drawing on the projected increases in home prices between October 2013-2014, currently low local unemployment rates, and healthy population growth rates, Zillow has identified …

New taxes for 2014: What you should know

A look at some potential new taxes in 2014 that you might have to pay if Congress doesn't take action in the next few weeks.<p>At the beginning of 2013, taxpayers faced huge changes to tax laws that created several new taxes and required them to make big adjustments to their tax planning. Fortunately, …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

The 3 Biggest Kitchen Trends Of 2014 Might Surprise You (PHOTOS)

Kitchen upgrades topped homeowners' list of renovation projects in 2013, and the trend doesn't seem to be slowing, according to a new report released by real estate website Zillow earlier this month that names the big kitchen trends of 2014.<p>Like the insight we got from our friends over at Houzz on …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

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8 Outlandish Tech Predictions For 2014 That Will Never Happen

Most of the humans making these predictions aren't really clairvoyant although some of are pretty good at spotting trends and predicting their trajectories.<p>The truth is, that the most interesting things that will happen in 2014 will take us all by surprise (that's what makes them interesting.)<p>With …

9 Awesome To-Do List Apps for 2014

As a former event planner, I know the importance of to-do apps. I’ve given a close look to the most promising options out there and compiled my favorites in this article. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, “household manager,” corporate employee, or freelancer, these are some of the best to-do …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Fodor’s Go List 2014

At Fodor's, we're always on the hunt for where to go next. From travel-worthy events (World Cup in Brazil) and buzzy hotspots (sun and scene in …

House prices: What will happen in 2014?

Off the back of impressive growth in 2013, we look at what the experts think will happen to house prices in the next 12 months<p><i>This story was first published on December 14. We will continue to update it as more predictions are published.</i><p>The housing market has undergone a huge turnaround in 2013. …

CES 2014: 5 Innovations to Watch

The annual gadget fest known as the International Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner. Here's a look at what to expect.<p>In case you have not marked your calendar yet, the annual gadget bonanza known as the Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner (it opens on Jan. 7). Held …

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5 Expert Predictions for the Global Economy in 2014

Why China could struggle with debt while the U.S. enjoys its fastest growth in a decade<p>The International Monetary Fund expects the growth of the global economy will accelerate to 3.6 percent in 2014 from 2.9 percent in 2013. Five top economic experts offer insights on how to read trends in …

Five Global Retail Trends That Will Shape 2014

If you haven't heard of Rakuten, you should change that.<p>It's a big e-commerce company in Japan with global ambitions. It describes itself as "the world's third largest e-commerce marketplace," presumably after Alibaba and eBay.<p>Over the past year or so, Rakuten has made an effort to break into the …

Twelve Social Media Predictions for 2014

The past year saw a lot of changes in social media. Google's social site, Google+, saw huge growth and more activity, LinkedIn really got in the game, and Pinterest continued to pull in more traffic and more sales. Visuals also really became front and center and led the way for infographics, Vine …

El Niño may make 2014 the world’s hottest year yet

New data show nearly even odds for El Niño conditions to develop next year, which could make 2014 the hottest year on record.<p>El Niño is the name that climatologists give to warming of the surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Since the Pacific Ocean is so big, slight changes can drive …

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How automation will fix government and retail shortfalls in 2014

<i>Craig Beddis is Chief Marketing Officer for Automic.</i><p>With IDC saying that emerging markets will account for 35% of 2014 worldwide IT revenues and, for the first time, more than 60% of worldwide IT spending growth, it’s time for every business to really examine what their spends are and ultimately …

PayPal Predictions: Your Wallet's Days Are Numbered

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2007 he said (famously) that the device would <i>put the internet in your pocket</i>. It might have been a rare instance of understatement by the Apple founder. Today, smartphones are everywhere, in every industry and being used to perform every human …

2014 looks bright for entrepreneurs willing to take risks

Entrepreneurs are approaching 2014 with a sense of excitement and trepidation. The past few years have been about survival for many businesses. Investors and financiers have been risk averse. However, with the UK economy predicted to grow by 2.4% in the coming year, businesses are daring to think …

The Foodist Predicts the Next Big Ingredients in 2014

The Foodist predicts the next big ingredients, cuisines, and cities that will shape how we eat<p><b>The Foodist</b> predicts the next big ingredients, cuisines, and cities that will shape how we eat.<p><i>Follow Andrew Knowlton on Twitter @andrewoknowlton</i>

Amazon's three big ideas for 2014

You've got to wonder why Amazon has been so cagey about releasing hard numbers on sales of its Kindle devices. Especially after a new analysis from Consumer Intelligent Research Partners that estimates about 20.5 million of the devices were in the hands of consumers as of the end of September.<p>But …

Top 10 Predictions For 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a very interesting year- both politically and economically. A few months ago, this did not seem to be the case. But the recent government shutdown, launch problems with Obamacare, the rise of Elizabeth Warren and other events have combined to set-up an intriguing year …