Christine Oliver

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Best adventure travel for 2014

For those who like their trips to thrill, here’s our pick of the best places to feel pumped in 2014.<p>Mountain biking, Avoriaz, France<p>Avoriaz is one of 12 interconnected resorts in the Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps, where man-made bike trails and alpine tracks create a spectacular …

Adventure Travel

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

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 …

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Why 2014 could be a rough year for the US stock market, and it has nothing to do with the taper

It’s been an undeniably great year for US stocks.The S&P 500 is on track to cap off its best year in a decade after rising about 25%. And with just a couple of weeks left in the year, now is the time when strategists and analysts try to predict what lies ahead. But despite some bullish …

Stock Markets

21 Travel Resolutions To Make For 2015

It's true... many of us are pretty lousy at keeping up our New Year's resolutions. (Let's be honest: How often did you really go to the gym this year?) But next year, vow to stick to it and master something anything on your list.<p>First of all: Vow to travel (more) in the New Year. It's good for …

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>

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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 …

2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

<i>The first in a series.</i><p>It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become …

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.<p>While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago …

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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 …

The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014

From a cyberattack on America to a civil war in Iraq, the threats we'll be worrying about next year<p>As South Sudan, the world's newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we're already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now the Center …