40 websites that will make you cleverer right now

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The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here’s 40 of the best.

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.

whizzpast.com - Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place.

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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.

mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking.

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)

lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life! Tips and tricks for improving all areas of your life.

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.

conversations.nokia.com – Learn about the world’s most innovative smartphones and future mobile tech.

Litro.co.uk – All you need to know about the wonderful world of books and writing.

zenhabits.net - Blog about improving your life by making it simpler.

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.

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.

nerdfitness.com – Fitness resource for the average person.

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.

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.

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34 replies
  1. Dennis Kramer
    Dennis Kramer says:

    “And the beat goes on…Just doing it” Day to day/week to week/year to year. You gotta love it when a plan comes together. Learning is just sooooo cool. Thanks for pointing this child in the right direction.

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    • Joel
      Joel says:

      Sorry. Every English dictionary on the planet says you’re wrong. Including the granddaddy of the them all.

      “cleverer – comparative of clever (Adjective)”

      The Oxford English Dictionary.

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  2. Richard Viers
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  6. Betty
    Betty says:

    I’ll read anything that will help me not to be easily fooled in this day and age. Some of those sites I already know but I will definitely check out the rest of the list.

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