23 Cool new hobbies for the new year

23 Cool new hobbies for the new year


With a new year why not pick up a few new hobbies? Try your hand at any of these cool hobbies for 2017.

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1. Hiking

Either on a bunny slope or a mountain, hiking gets the heart pumping and unlike other hobbies gives you a lot of time to think and appreciate the finer things in life.



2. Drawing

It’s never too late to pick up a pen and pencil and start drawing, especially now when there’s so many free resources out there to help you along the way.


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3. Homebrewing Beer

This is an adventure in chemistry and physics that will teach you how to craft a product you want through empirical experimentation — trial and error — and help you to explore new and creative techniques. It requires relatively few pieces of equipment, and the startup knowledge can be found for free.

4. Skiing and Snowboarding

If you want a way to become physically fit and improve your spatial reasoning skills, this is a great hobby. All it requires is snow, a little capital, and perseverance — the gear can be rented by the day.


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5. Fencing

This is not for fancyboys. This hobby will teach you the dynamics of both offence and defense, as well as train your physical coordination, and ability to determine the next move of your opponent. It has real life applications and can often come in handy with self defense.



6. Investing

This is a hobby much like chess, in that it requires you to gain skill in planning, prediction, and observation of how human desires motivate human actions. You need not actively invest capital at first; you can start with some risk-free paper trading to test your skills and move on to bigger and better things when you feel ready.


8. Tattooing

Dive in and ink up, Gentlemen. As well, study the artistry behind the art. Learning the technique can even go as far as apprenticing yourself to an artist, should you find that you have a passion for creation of this sort. It will also enhance your eye for form, color, and imagery.

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