Instead of spending countless hours socializing on the web, surfing the internet with no purpose, or streaming movies endlessly, use the free time to become a few points smarter.
There are tons of websites floating around the internet that will help sharpen your mind in fun ways. Whoever said learning was boring probably never got to check out these sites.
8. MIT Open Courseware
Can’t go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology? Here’s the next best thing—educators at MIT provide modules for tons of courses through this website. Millions of people have benefited from this program for free! Knowledge occupies no space, so why not learn something new and delve into a new course?
TED used to be a groundbreaking conference for big business owners all over the world. Nowadays, TED has a catalog of thousands of talks open for free viewing on their website. The beauty of TED is that most of the talks are less than 20 minutes long and they cover a spectrum of life-improving subjects. Got a free hour over lunch? Watch some!
Lumosity is designed to improve your brain performance so you can live a better life. It uses games that are designed to give your brain a workout. It targets the parts that deal with attention, flexibility, memory, speed, and problem solving. It also tracks the changes in your performance so you’re aware of improvements. Workouts have never been so fun and addicting.
Instructables is a community-driven site that provides users with step-by-step instructions on how to do or make pretty much anything you can imagine—from making Christmas ornaments to silkscreen printing to Ikea furniture hacks and many, many other things. It’s all about people across the world sharing their DIY guides for the benefit of others.
Never knew where to start when it came to drawing? Well, fear not because DrawSpace is here to breathe life to the artist in you. The site will provide you easy and comprehensive guides that will get you drawing in seconds.
The site name says it all. The site’s aim is to make you stay away from mindless TV. UnplugTheTV will give you a random video to watch that will actually be informative and beneficial to your mind.
DuoLingo is like the Rosetta-Stone of the internet. Yes, you heard that right, with DuoLingo you can learn almost all of the widely used languages such as German, Spanish, Italian, French, and of course, English. If you’re diligent, you can learn a new language in the span of a two to three months! It also uses games and other fun avenues of learning instead of the traditional boring lectures.
It’s never too late to learn a language—so give it a shot!
Vice feels like a zeitgeist catalog of arts, culture and current affairs targeted towards the young, inquisitive generation.
They talk about anything you can think of—and they do it in a courageously intelligent, boundary-breaking manner—in all kinds of content.
The people at Vice aren’t afraid to talk about controversial issues or even fringe topics. This makes every visit to Vice.com engaging and eye-opening. Whether it’s about the cannibal warlords of Liberia, getting high on snake venom, or real life documentation of the war in Syria, Vice has it covered.
Got other sites in mind? Link us up in the comments!