I believe in the power of learning, and I also believe that it’s not the same for everyone. Some of us really enjoy going to class, doing homework and studying (okay, not enjoy per say, but don’t mind it and will put the time in to get it done) while some of us learn in their own way and on their own time.
No matter which one you are, I fully believe in the power of learning. Exposing ourselves to new and different ideas helps us to see life in a new light.
Here is a list of 41 websites you can learn from today:
**khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science.
freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects.
Inktank.fi – Awesome and awe inspiring articles all in one wonderful place.
artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights.
unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch.
**coursera.org – Educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. They have everything from business to cryptology to computer coding with classes always starting soon!
conversations.nokia.com – Learn about the world’s most innovative smartphones and future mobile tech.
lizardpoint.com – A collection of browser-based games and the like to improve knowledge of geography, math, and such.
**ted.com – Collection of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks in which knowledgeable speakers address a variety of topics in short videos (< 18 minutes). I am on this website everyday! They have an unbelievable portfolio of talks and lecturers. They have recently added playlists covering a certain category with 5-12 different talks.
lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life! Tips and tricks for improving all areas of your life. Very entertaining, why didn’t I think of that sort of things!
lifehackninja.com – Recently started life hack site that offers lists of useful knowledge
good.is/infographics – Collection of infographics which showcase useful information in an easy to digest visual format.
mathrun.net – Practice your basic maths skills with a simple game.
Litro.co.uk – All you need to know about the wonderful world of books and writing.
justinguitar.com – Hundreds of free guitar lessons as well as some basic music theory.
**duolingo.com – Learn a new language for free while helping to translate the web. Just started this a few weeks ago! Although it is a English to foreign language conversion so we’ll see how fluent one can get using it.
memrise.com – Learn things quickly and efficiently with flashcards that are spaced based on the spacing effect
cookingforengineers.com – A site containing one man’s explorations in food, with step by step instructions for making a wide variety of dishes.
thedatingspecialist.com – A weekly blog run by a professional dating coach, offers advice on a wide variety of relationship topics.
zenhabits.net – Blog about improving your life by making it simpler.
nerdfitness.com – Fitness resource for the average person.
mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking.
openculture.com – Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films.
charitynavigator.org – Site dedicated to reviewing charities so you can easily research any you’re interested in.
lettersofnote.com – Their tagline says it all: “Correspondence deserving of a wider audience”
thedailymiscellany.com – A daily dose of useful knowledge, quotes, and other random things.
MIT Open Courseware – Free access to quite a few MIT courses that are on par with what you’d expect from MIT.
**codecademy.com – Website packed with introductory courses for various programming languages and web technologies. My favorite site to learn coding. It’s all hands on, no lecturers!
investopedia.com – Learn about the world of finance, from basic terminology to in depth analysis of various areas of investing.
udacity.com – Free courses mainly focused around mathematics and programming. Aimed at people of all skill levels.
lang-8.com – Write posts in a language you’re trying to learn, get them critiqued by a native speaker (and in turn help that native speaker learn your language)!
careerbuilder.com – Job hunting site to help you find a new career.
ureddit.com – Reddit’s very own University. Learn from redditors, or try to teach them.
engineerguy.com – Collection of videos in which Bill breaks down various feats of engineering in layman’s terms.
zooniverse.org – Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture.
quora.com – Ask questions you’re curious about, answer those you’re knowledgeable about. Tailor your own feed to fit what interests you.
thenewboston.org – A fascinating collection of videos and tutorials related to maths and computer science.
aldaily.com – Aggregation of articles from various higher education journals and publications.
noexcuselist.com/everything – A huge list of awesome sites to learn from.
livemocha.com – Community dedicated to the idea of everyone being fluent in multiple languages, teach or be taught another language with the goal of conversational fluency.
simplesciencefitness.com – Breaks down the science behind fitness into layman’s terms.
**lumosity.com – Improve your brain health and performance with brain games designed by neuroscientists to exercise memory and attention. Fun games, yearly subscription and only a 20 minute or so time commitment every day!
**website marked with asterisks are ones I’m constantly on!
Which websites do you use to improve your brain and your life?
originally posted on inktank.fi