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Welcome to 2015! Here's How to Have the Best Year Ever

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There's something about the new year that makes people put a lot of pressure on themselves, to diet, meet the right person, make more money, and on and on. A new year doesn't have to mean a new host of self criticizing, though. What about just trying some stuff out? What if your goal this year was to have more fun, or do something you were always scared of?

That's why this month on Racked is all about having the Best Year Ever. If you have workout goals, don't worry: There will be fitness shopping guides for you. But there will also be personal essays on things like learning how to swim (as an adult) and being comfortable naked in women's locker rooms, an instructional for dream careers, and easy cleaning tips. Get excited.