2014: User's Guide

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"Prediction is very difficult," physicist Niels Bohr wrote, "especially when it's about the future." Will this be the year we find a second Earth? Approve a malaria vaccine? See U.S. unemployment drop to 6%? Making accurate predictions--whether they're about the markets, the climate or the World Cup--helps us thrive. TIME predicts the pages that follow will prepare you well for the year ahead.

New ways to pay

What to fear now

The raging pot wars

Major league star search

Where to travel this year

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