25 Ways to Try Something New—and Have a Blast

It's now or never time, so get inspired, design your own adventure and, most of all, have fun!
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Do a mud run

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Beat insomnia

Snoozing like a cavewoman may help you wake up rested. Read how it changed one writer's life here.

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Reinvent your skin

“With current technology, doctors are able to give your skin a new identity,” says Neal Schultz, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. To prove our point, we found four women who allowed us to put these promises to the test. See the results here.

Christian Witkin

Give your fantasy career a try

Is there a fabulous new profession lurking in the wings? One woman test-drives her dream jobs.

Emily Shur

Try on a new life

American fashion editor Susan Swimmer adopts a French lifestyle. Read about it here.

Jake Chessum

Take a course in how to write a memoir—then write one

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Get a master’s degree in something new

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Eat vegetarian for a week

It’s easy to thrive without meat, especially if you keep in mind these five vital tips.

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Learn paddleboarding

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Ride a Zipline

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Take a martial arts class

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Attend—and participate in—an audition

Get inspired: Long past the tender age of tutus and tiaras, our intrepid reporter realizes her dream of dancing with the Rockettes.

Johnathan Carlson

Go on a first date

Together with HowAboutWe, we’ve created a personalized dating experience to get you offline and on real dates. Post dates you’d like to go on, then search for a connection and make plans. MORE Dating is FREE to join, so you have nothing to lose!

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Start a non-profit

A breast cancer survivor’s inspiring story and advice will show you how to create a group that can make a difference.

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Hike the Grand Canyon

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Enter a beauty contest

Check out the entries from MORE's 2013 Beauty Search contest, and make a vow to enter next year.

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Take cooking lessons

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Try a lip color that's bolder than your original hue

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color in No. 18 ($24; sephora.com) boasts budge-proof coral color at one end, clear gloss at the other.


Try a printed dress

Go for a bright pattern like an on-trend paisley. Massimo Dutti silk shirtdress, $145; massimodutti.com.

Gisel Florez

Take a volunteer vacation

Serial reinventor Juliette Watt had been a casino card dealer, singer, soap opera writer and flight instructor. Then a volunteer vacation at an animal sanctuary set her on another path.

Jesse Chehak

Adopt a pet

Visit petfinder.com to find the right pet for your family.

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Master a new yoga pose

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Join (or start) a book club

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Take a Spin class

When Julie Rice couldn’t find a place to exercise, she and a friend opened their own studio. Then SoulCycle took off. Read about its journey from single studio to national chain.

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Andrew Hetherington

First Published Mon, 2013-08-05 16:12

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