Boomers in the crowd, we hear you. What the heck is Reddit, you say? It’s basically a huuuge online forum for every topic under the sun. And we mean every topic. Redditors can post and comment on these forums called subreddits. If you’re interested in something (whether that’s conspiracy theories or, let’s say photos of random trees sucking on things) you’ll find a community for that over at Reddit.
Anyhoo, you’re reading this article because you seek to escape from your gloomy timelines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ve gathered a couple of the best subreddits you can waste your time on. Check them out:
When you want to get into financial stuff
Look, if they don’t teach you financial literacy in school, you just have to learn it yourself. What better place to learn about handling your finances and investing in the Philippines than from these Reddit communities? You’ll come in, a financial noob, you’ll get out with superior knowledge on building your wealth. Plus, these guys welcome all sorts of questions so don’t be afraid to ask.
When you want to know interesting stuff
Want to fall into the rabbit hole of interesting stuff? These subreddits will make sure you’re preoccupied for hours on end. From cool artifact discoveries to amazing natural wonders, you’ll find all of that here.
When you want to discuss films, movies, and TV shows
Ever watched a movie and had no one to discuss it with afterward? You don’t have to deal with your thoughts alone! Subreddits like r/movies and r/moviesuggestions have thousands of contributors all around the world. You can talk about movie reviews, movie events, and media suggestions.
When you have so many questions you want answered
Got a lot of questions? Love mysteries? We’re sure you’re going to spend hours scrolling through subreddits like r/UnsolvedMysteries and r/askreddit. The posts range from creepy encounters to simple questions about life you never thought to ask.
When you just want to laugh
They say laughter is the best medicine and these subreddits will help you heal. r/StoppedWorking is a community of people posting photos of animals that have ‘stopped working’ and r/funny is a hodgepodge of everything hilarious all over the world.
When you want to calm down
The whole point of spending more time on Reddit is to avoid all the bad juju your top social media platforms are giving you. So immerse yourself in these subreddits full of inspirational posts, cute animals, and photos of life being unintentionally beautiful.
When you want to be spooked
Remember reading True Philippine Ghost Stories as a kid? These Reddit communities are just like that but less on the cheesy, more on the creepy. Most are true encounters with the bizarre and the supernatural. Let’s just say you might want to make sure you read this under the covers.
When you want to get educated
If Reddit has the funny, the weird, and the cute, it also has the educational. You’ll find a community of almost anything under the sun you want to do. Lessons on life? there’s r/explainitlikeimfive. Need to get better at Google sheets? Check out r/googlesheets. And if you want to pick up a new language, r/LanguageLearning members can probably help you out for free.