I followed a different horoscope every day for a week and it bullshat on my soul
Hopes&Fears challenged a spiritually cynical writer to live by a different horoscope every day for a week. This is his story.
I called back everyone who texted me for a week
Hopes&Fears challenged a writer to call everyone who texted her for one week. Her friends are still wondering what happened.
I commented on every Facebook thread in my feed for 72 hours
And realized that nothing I do is of any consequence before the great gaping maw of the void.
I let strangers make all my decisions for a week and wound up sobbing in an Uber
We challenged a writer to ask complete strangers to make her decisions for her. This is what happened to her vacation.
I was a shameless self-promoter for a week and no one called me on my fake book
Hope&Fears challenged one writer to shill for herself on social media and in real life. Here's what happened when she became a good little neoliberal.
Pole dancing, naked yoga, punk rope: a week inside the weirdest fitness classes in NYC
Hopes&Fears challenged one writer to try the most niche exercise offerings on the market. Here’s how she fared.
I lived ethically for a week and made children cry
Hopes&Fears challenges one writer to pursue moral purity. But the costs are high, especially when testing out the patience of her friends.
I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend not to bathe or groom herself for a week. This is her story.
I overshared for a week and people questioned my mental health
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to post about everything she was doing or feeling for a week. This is her story.
The hazardous waterparks of two Berlins
We sent a writer to Berlin, Germany and then Berlin, New Jersey to scoop the scene and ride some waves. This is his story.
I made the worst Kickstarter ever and it got funded
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to make a "viral" Kickstarter. It got weird, so we asked a professional PR company to evaluate it. This is her story (and their commentary).
I stopped dressing "slutty" for a week
Zoë Ligon decided to experiment with dressing very modestly for a week. This is her story.
I lived a day on the flip of a coin and realized my life is a sham
Hopes&Fears asked a friend to make all of his decisions based on a flip of a coin for a day. This is his story.
I listened to my mom for a week and stopped wearing all black everything
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to obey her mother for a week.
I kept track of my trash for a week and realized America is built on garbage
We asked a friend to write down every last thing she threw away for a week and to think long and hard about it. This is her story.
Sousveillance and the impossibility of not being seen in New York City
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to document and avoid surveillance cameras for a week. This is his story.
I tried Polyphasic sleep for a week and it felt like LSD
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to adopt a Polyphasic sleep schedule for a week. This is her story.
I tried to make a meme and lost my mind
Hopes&Fears challenged our artist friend Sam Rolfes to attempt making a viral meme every day for a week. This is his story.
I only spoke when spoken to for a week and became a bulldozing bitch
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to not initiate any conversations—spoken, e-mail or text—for a week. This is her story.