We’re two weeks into the New Year, and though all of the holiday shenanigans are over, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2014. And while you browse through our list, remember that we’re only halfway through winter!

1. Bigger TVs, Bigger Cameras and Lots More Fancy Tech Stuff

The Consumer Economics Show showed a bevvy of new technology trends for the upcoming year, from wearable bands that track fitness and wellness levels and wearable glass (yep) from Google, 3D Printing, 4K TVs (read: ginormous) and really cool cameras.

2. Awards Season (January-March)

We at FTS love awards season. It’s a great time to watch our favorite actors get smashed and mingle with other celebs. We judge the red carpet endlessly and get to listen to celebs ramble on over the music during their acceptance speeches. Awards season began Sunday with the Golden Globes, and ends with the Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

3. The Super Bowl (Feb. 2)

If you haven’t been paying attention to football all season long, now’s the time. The best of the best compete on the field for a snazzy silver trophy, and the commercials are all anyone really talks about the next day anyway. Oh, and Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing at halftime, so that’s awesome.

4. The Winter Olympics (Feb. 6-23)

The best athletes from around the world compete for two and a half weeks in our favorite winter sports in Sochi, Russia. Now we’ll finally be able to understand what exactly curling is.

5. Fashion Week (February-March)

Just as we’re getting used to the cold weather and dreaming of summer, Fashion Week brings the hottest trends for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 season. And Nicolas Ghesquiere is replacing Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. So hopefully, we won’t be seeing more obnoxious “LV” bags.

6. Divergent (Mar. 21)

If you haven’t read this series yet, do so now. This is not your typical whiny-vampire-boyfriend-love-triangle book. It takes place in the futuristic Chicago and centers on the protagonist Beatrice Prior, who must chose a faction based on five qualities at 15, where she will live for the rest of her life. Yes, it’s sort of Hunger Games-ish, but way cooler. And Shaliene Woodley is starring in the film version, which you should definitely check out. She also stars in The Fault in Our Stars (June 6).

And if you still want your Katniss-Peeta fix, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 hits theaters Nov. 21.

7. FIFA World Cup (June 12)

If winter sports aren’t your thing, wait until June for the World Cup held in Brazil. Or at least pretend to like the sport.

8. Coin (July)

This razor-thin piece of plastic is the ultimate credit card and is designed to store all of your credit cards in one place. Bye bye, coin purses!

photo via gizmodo.com

9 The Fourth of July

The summer holiday is on a FRIDAY this year. You know what that means….#THREEDAYRAGEFEST


We could never forget one of our favorite late ‘90s-early ‘00s shows, Boy Meets World, and when news broke out that BMW would be getting a sequel, we were filled with nostalgia galore. Now, the show centers around Corey and Topanga’s pre-teen daughter Riley navigating the way through school, where Corey is a teacher. Although they hinted it would be a “possibility”, we’re crossing our fingers Shawn Hunter and Mr. Feeney will make appearances on the show!

What are you excited for in 2014?

Another thing to get excited for is of course our very first event in Boston! We’re throwing a party at The Brahmin on Friday Feb 21st from 8:30pm to close. Come dance the night away with us. There will be a chance to win prizes! Get your tickets here.


Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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