The Best of ‘The Best of 2014′ Lists

The Best of ‘The Best of 2014′ Lists

2014 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“Top 10 Least Reliable Cars of 2014,” Jason Siu, AutoGuide

“Best of Lacrosse 2014,” Lacrosse Magazine

“Top 10 Best Bollywood On Screen Kisses Of 2014,” Business of Cinema

“The 14 most glorious posts on Craigslist in 2014,” Jessica Contrera, Washington Post

“17 worst selfies of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“Top 10 Misguided Climate Deniers’ Quotes of 2014,” Mitch Jones, Food & Water Watch

“The top 10 graphic novels of 2014,” Michael Cavna, Washington Post

“Top 10 New Species of 2014,” Jeffrey Kluger, TIME

“NASCAR: Best Pit Crews And Crew Members Of 2014,” Christopher Olmstead,

“Cricket in 2014: 10 memorable moments,” Mike Selvey, The Guardian

“Top 10 temporary structures of 2014,” DesignBoom

“Top 10 worst candidates of 2014,” Jessica Taylor and Cameron Joseph, The Hill

“Top 5 Egregious Political Fails of 2014,” Patrice J. Lee, Independent Women’s Forum

“The 10 best moments in political comedy this year,” Kali Holloway, Salon

“The Top 10 Vinyl Releases of 2014,”

“Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014,” Gabriel Tanaka,

“14 striking findings from 2014,” George Gao, Pew Research Center

“Barbara Walters: ‘The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014,'” ABC News

“The 25 Most Intriguing People of 2014,” People Magazine

“The Least Influential People of 2014,” Drew Magary, GQ

“The Best Science Books of 2014,”  Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“The Five Best Anime of 2014,” Richard Eisenbeis, Kotaku

“The best (and worst) commercials of 2014,” Joshua Rivera, Entertainment Weekly

“The top 27 GoPro videos of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“The 6 best classical music viral videos of 2014,” Daniel Ross, Classic FM

“The 12 Most Stylish Music Videos of 2014,” Alyssa Vingan, Fashionista

“10 Great, Underrated Movies From 2014,” Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Top 20 most pirated movies of 2014,” Todd Spangler, Boston Herald

“Top 10 Toys of 2014,” Eliana Dockterman, TIME

“2014 ’10 Worst Toy’ List,”

“11 of the Worst Policy Ideas of 2014,” Wonkblog staff, Washington Post

“Top 5 Russian military innovations of 2014,” Tatyana Rusakova, Russia & India Report

“The 10 Most Memorable New Products of 2014,” Kristina Monllos, AdWeek

“The 10 most tasteless sales items of 2014,” Cliff Weathers, Salon

“Best Tall Buildings of 2014,” Adam Williams, GizMag

“Top 101 Convenience Stores of 2014,”

“11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014,” Alexandra Sifferlin, TIME

“The 8 Most Bogus health claims of 2014,” Julia Belluz, Vox

“The 20 Best Comedians of 2014,” Hudson Hongo, Paste

Best poetry books of 2014,” Don Share, Boston Globe

“The five best Romance novels of 2014,” Sarah MacLean, Washington Post

“Best of 2014: Biggest Bromances,” Kamala Kirk, E! Online

“The Top 10 Celebrity Weddings of 2014,” Kristen Klein, Bridal Guide

“The Best Wrestlers of 2014,” Kyle Dunning,

“The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014,” Jeff Benjamin and Jessica Oak, Billboard

“The 2014 Top Ten Higher Education List,” Robert Kelchen, College Guide

“The 19 Best TV Couples Of 2014,” Shaunna Murphy , MTV News

“Notable deaths of 2014 from the worlds of technology, science & inventions.” Bob Brown, NetworkWorld

“Best of 2014: Kate Middleton’s Most Regal Styles This Year,”  Lindsey Sirera, E! online

“The 10 Best Football Managers of 2014,” Sierra Godfrey,

“Best Bishoujo Of 2014,” SeventhStyle

“Top 10 Innovations 2014,” The Scientist

“The 25 Best Cigars of 2014,” Cigar Aficionado

“Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014,” Elena Malykhina, Information Week

“The Best Cosplay Of 2014,” Luke Plunkett, Kotaku

“The Best Poetry Books of 2014,” Sarah Crown, The Guardian

“Top 10 Golf Shots in 2014,” T.J. Auclair,

“The 5 worst art exhibitions of 2014,” Richard Dorment, The Telegraph

“Michelle Obama’s Best Outfits of 2014,” TIME

“The Most Over-The-Top Christmas Trees Of 2014,” Chris McGonigal and Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post

“10 Worst Leveraged ETFs of 2014,” Tom Lydon,

“16 memes that broke the Internet in 2014,” Annie Colbert, Mashable

“The Best of the Best New Supermarket Snacks of 2014,” Anne Monette Roberts, Pop Sugar

“The Top 10 Cleanses of 2014,” Charlotte Hilton Anderson, Shape

“Politics Dominates the Top Ag and Food Stories of 2014,” Peggy Lowe, Tri-States Public Radio

“Top 12 Agriculture Blogs of 2014,” Farm Futures

“Instagram’s top 10 most-tagged destinations of 2014,” Maeve McDermott, USA Today

“10 Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014,” Feministing

“The 10 Best Up-And-Coming Female Singer-Songwriters You Need To Know,” Diane Cho,

The Sexiest Female Athletes of 2014,” Hilary Sheinbaum, Men’s Fittness

“The Hottest Women of 2014,” Men’s Health

“The 12 Most Powerful Feminist Hashtags Of 2014,” Elizabeth Plank, Huffington Post

“18 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2014,” Rossalyn Warren, BuzzFeed

“Top 10 Muslim women that made headlines in 2014,” Dina al-Shibeeb, Al Arabiya News

“Top 10 educational facilities of 2014,” DesignBoom

“The Top 10 Offbeat Moments of the 2014 Tennis Season,” Chris Oddo, Tennis Now

“The 15 best subreddits of 2014,” Max Knobblauch, Mashable

“Top 10 WWE Superstars of 2014,” Renjith Ravindran, SportsSkeeda

“Top 10 3D printing stories of 2014,” DesignBoom

“The least essential albums of 2014,” David Anthony, Laura M. Browning, Marah Eakin, Josh Modell, Sean O’Neal, and Annie Zaleski, A.V. Club

“The 15 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014,” Daniel D’Addario, TIME

“The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” Thomson Reuters

“Cleaning All-Stars: The Best Cleaning Products of 2014,” AllYou

“4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014,” Jai Vijayan, Information Week

“The Best User Interfaces Of 2014,” Mark Wilson, FastCoDesign

“The 10 Best Ads of 2014,” Tim Nudd, AdWeek

“The 25 Best Inventions of 2014,” TIME

“20 Best Metal Songs of 2014,” LoudWire

“Top 2014 Invertebrates Books,” Marc Srour, Teaching Biology

“21 Greatest Selfies of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“The Best Wall Street Analysts of 2014,” Institutional Investor

“Top 5 Poker Players of 2014,” Lee Davy, Poker Update

“The Top 10 [Marijuana] Strains of 2014,” Danny Danko, High Times

“The 12 Best Documentaries of 2014,” Geoff Berkshire, Andy Crump, Michael Dunaway, Tim Grierson, Jeremy Mathews, and Tom Meek, Paste

“Hip-Hop’s Biggest Fail Moments of 2014,” Emmanuel C.M., XXL

“The 19 best drone photos of 2014,” Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Mashable

“Best kisses of 2014,” Christina Ascani, Mashable

“The Best Snowshoes of 2014,” Berne Broudy, Outside

“2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“The 20 best cassettes of 2014,” Fact

“The Most Interesting Product Controversies of 2014,” Vauhini Vara, The New Yorker

“Top dog names of 2014,” Victoria Taylor, NY Daily News

“Scientific American’s Top 10 Science Stories of 2014,” Scientific American

“Top 10 Feuds of 2014,” Denver Nicks, TIME

“The Worst Instances Of Public Nudity In 2014,” Tess Barker, MTV

The Best Red Dresses of 2014,” Chrissy Rutherford, Harpers Bazaar

“Top 10 phone scams of 2014,” Phil W. Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle

“Top Xbox 360 Games of 2014,”

“Here are Wall Street’s six worst trades of 2014,” Melvin Backman, Quartz

“The 10 Worst Things Wal Mart Did in 2014,” Alyssa Figueroa, Salon

“10 Best Movie Scores of 2014,” The Movie Waffler

“The Worst PR Fails of 2014,” Graham Rapier, Inc.

“Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014,” Doug Henschen, InformationWeek

“Top Telenovela Moments of 2014,” Yara Simon, Latin Post

“The Best Sports Moments of 2014,” Ian Crouch, The New Yorker

“Best extreme stadium food offerings of 2014,” Kelyn Soong, Washington Post

“Most Googled Calorie Counts of 2014,” Sydney Lupkin, ABC News

“Top 10 large scale art installations of 2014,” Nina Azzarello, DesignBoom

“The Best Video Game Concept Art Of 2014,” Luke Plunkett, Kotaku

“Top quotes of the year 2014,” Tom Borgman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The best tweets of 2014,” Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

“The Best Political Twitter Fights of 2014,” Arit John, Bloomberg Politics

“The 5 Worst Twitter Marketing Fails of 2014,” Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur

“Say cheese! The best celebrity mugshots of 2014,” New York Post

“25 of the Most Interesting Photos of Earth From Space This Year,” Betsy Mason, Wired

“The 50 best GIFs of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“Our Best Bites of 2014,” Serious Eats

“The Year’s 15 Best Longform Food Stories,” Helen Rosner, Eater

“The Best Food Books of 2014,” Corby Kummer, The Atlantic

“The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014,” Kate Bratskeir, Huffington Post

“Top 10 biggest food safety disasters of 2014,” Syreil Jude, Slideshare

“Best of 2014: The 20 Greatest Vines We Can’t Stop Looping,” Marc Inocencio,

“2014 Top 10 Religion Stories,” Religion Newswriters Association

“Fact Checker: The biggest Pinocchios of 2014,” Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

“The Worst New Words of 2014,” Ben Schott,

“The Top Yoga Moments of 2014,” Yoga Journal

“The 25 Best Sneakers of 2014,” Complex

“2014 Top 100: Which academic research caught the public imagination in 2014?”

“Lady Gaga’s 10 Best Fashion Looks of 2014,” Edward Barsamian, Vogue

“Best Celebrity Pregnancy Style of 2014,” US Magazine

“Best of 2014: 7 celeb mom breastfeeding moments,” Carolyn Robertson, Baby Center

“The Best and Worst Urban Trends of 2014,” Next City

“Best New Seafood Products of 2014,” John Fiorillo, IntraFish

“2014’s Biggest, Wildest Ideas,” James Manyika, OZY

“Best of 2014 – Top 36 Nail Polishes of the Year,” Michelle Mismas, All Lacquered Up

“World’s Best Airports 2014,”  World Airport Awards

“Best Sticky Mats of 2014,” Yoga Journal

“50 Most Expensive Used Book Sales of 2014,” AbeBooks

“The 25 Most Interesting Comics of 2014,” Rich Barrett, Mental Floss

“10 Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014,” Feministing

“The 10 Best Up-And-Coming Female Singer-Songwriters You Need To Know,” Diane Cho,

“The Best Olive Oils in the World for 2014,” Best Olive Oils

“Cardiology’s Top 10 Stories of 2014,” John M. Mandrola, MD, MedScape

“The Top 10 Library Stories of 2014,”Andrew Richard Albanese, Publishers Weekly

“Best N.J. prom photos of 2014,”

“11 Best NFL Celebrations of 2014,” Sean Wagner-McGough, Sports Illustrated

“The Top 15 Trance Tracks of 2014,” LessThan3

“10 Worst Products of 2014,” Rebecca Borison, Inc.

“10 Worst Dishes of 2014,” Robert Sietsema, Eater

“27 weirdest news stories of 2014,” Colin Gorenstein and Colin Daileda, Mashable

“The Best Wallet-Draining Housewares Of 2014,” FastCo Design

“The Top 10 Charts of 2014,” Economic Policy Center

“The 20 Best Sketches of 2014,” Jesse David Fox, Vulture

“The 13 most viral hoaxes of 2014,” Miles Klee, The Daily Dot

“15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014,” Nick Greene, Mental Floss

“Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014,” Greg Kumparak, Techcrunch

“The Best Controversial Cult Fave Beauty Products Of 2014,” Samantha Escobar, The Gloss

“Best Physics Videos of 2014,” Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American blog

“The Best Video Game Music Of 2014,” Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku

“5 worst operas of 2014,” Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

“Top 10 bike designs of 2014,” DesignBoom

“Top RVs, campers and tents of 2014,” C.C. Weiss, GizMag

“WebMD’s Top Stories of 2014,” Matt Sloane, WebMD Health News (reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH)

“The top 10 political stories of 2014,” Domenico Montanaro, Lisa DesJardins, Rachel Wellford, Simone Pathe, PBS Newshour

“The Worst Performing Currencies of 2014,” Shane Ferro, Business Insider

“2014’s Best and Worst Players in Public Education,” Tim Walker, NEA Today

“The best of 2014: Coaching freak-outs,” Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post

“The Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2014,” Chance Barnett, Forbes

“America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2014,” Michael Andersen,

“Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2014,” Heritage Daily

“Top 10 Google Algorithm Changes of 2014,” Traci Taylor,  ASPE-ROI Blog

“Top 10 Legally Weird Stories of 2014,” Daniel Taylor, Esq., FindLaw

“Top 5 legal blogs of 2014,” Alan C. Horowitz, Long Term Living Magazine

“The worst sports related commercials of 2014,” Daniel O’Leary, New York Daily News

“The funniest Royal Family pictures of 2014,” The Telegraph

“The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014,” Flowing Data

“The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 — and where the pranksters are now,”Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post

“Top 10 Environmental Health Stories of 2014,” Annie Hauser,

“Top 5 Smart Grid Trends of 2014,” Jeff St. John, Greentech Grid

“The Best New Webcomics Of 2014,” Lauren Davis, io9

“10 Good Things That Happened in 2014,” Jessica Roy, New York Magazine

“The Best of 2014 in lists,” The Guardian

“There Are Way Too Many ‘Best Of 2014′ Lists,” Hayley Munguia, FiveThirtyEight


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