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Most offer "certificates" or "statements of completion," though typically not university credit. A "$" indicates that the course is free, but the credential costs money. (See the key below to understand the credentials offered by each course, and see our MOOC FAQ if you have general questions.) Courses are arranged by start date, while evergreen courses, which can begin whenever you wish, are found at the bottom. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now. The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages.

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now

But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. 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. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights.

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18 ways to educate yourself every day (because nerds are sexy)

Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford At the start of this year I made a decision that I want to commit to myself to a pursuit of intellect. I’m already a bit of a nerd, so this wasn’t really an alien concept for me, however I quickly realized that in order for me to make educating myself a priority in my life – I would have to make it into a daily habit. 15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of. Pop Rocks Death. Claim: Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame died from the explosive effects of mixing Pop Rocks candy with soda pop.

Pop Rocks Death

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1994] A kid ate 6 bags of pop rocks at a party. He then proceeded to drink a of Pepsi. The two substances combined in his stomach and exploded, killing him horribly. That's why pop rocks were taken off the market in the early eighties. Origins: Invented in 1956 by General Foods research scientist Mitchell and introduced to the general public in 1975, Pop Rocks were a form of carbonated candy made from sugar, lactose, corn syrup, and flavoring. Though the confection had been extensively tested and found safe, the combustive candy still alarmed residents in Seattle.

Nevertheless, among kids, wild stories about the perils of eating Pop Rocks abounded. Mixing the candy with carbonated drinks would cause the stomach to explode, was the popular whisper. 5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Intelligence. Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle. If you use it often and in the right ways, you will become a more skilled thinker and increase your ability to focus. But if you never use your brain, or abuse it with harmful chemicals, your ability to think and learn will deteriorate. Here are 5 simple ways anyone can squeeze a bit more productivity out of the old gray matter. 1. Minimize Television Watching – This is a hard sell.

Don’t you feel drained after a couple hours of TV? When you feel like relaxing, try reading a book instead. How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author. Five Lessons About How To Treat People -- Author Unknown 1.

How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author

First Important Lesson - "Know The Cleaning Lady" During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school? " Interesting Stuff.

Top 5 Unsolved Brain Mysteries" "Sweet dreams are made of this," sang Annie Lennox during her stint in the Eurythmics in the 1980s.

Top 5 Unsolved Brain Mysteries"

But you might notice that Lennox is suitably vague about what exactly "this" is. And really, no one knows what sweet dreams are made of, why we have them or even what we're doing sleeping our life away anyway. Can you believe that? Every night we carve out a few hours of shut-eye, and scientists don't even know why! They do know that it's extremely damaging if a person doesn't get enough sleep, and it's possible that sleep once served some sort of evolutionary benefit.