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New Year's megalist: 100 New things to try this year

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2014: Your new year

It's a new year, so why not do some new things? From hobbies to bucket list items, we've got you covered with 100 new ventures to try out in 2014.

10 New things to do for others

2014: Your new year

Donate blood

Blood is always in need. So if you haven't done it before, 2014 is the time to donate blood. Visit Red Cross or United Blood Services to register today.

Pick up the phone

Call that person you've been thinking about for all of 2013. In a world filled with texts and social media updates, this would be a nice gesture for someone you love.


Forgive someone. Write a letter or an email, or do it in person. It doesn't matter how, just do it.

Volunteer with a charity

Spend some time with a charity you care about by volunteering your time to help raise funds for the cause.

Buy locally

It not only helps the artist or business, but it also helps you by giving back to the community.

Become a mentor

Help a youth at risk by becoming a mentor. Find a local Boys & Girls Club in your area to find out how you can volunteer to help a child in need.

Save a life

Learn CPR, first aid or the Heimlich maneuver so you can save a life if you ever need to.

Cook dinner

Know someone who is sick or just super busy? Cook them up a frozen meal and drop it off as a surprise. Whether they cook it that evening or later, it is sure to be a saving grace.

Secret Santa

Go to Target, Wal-Mart or Babies R Us and print out a random registry. Choose a gift and send it anonymously to a new parent, bride or person in need.

Speak up

Think someone is doing an amazing job at life? Tell them! Don't let any opportunities pass you by in 2014 to tell someone how awesome they truly are.

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