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Learn For Free

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Here is a chance to learn something for free – No excuses now

Here is a list of websites that have ‘Free’ online courses

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Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
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Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
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IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

TED
FORA
Big Think
99u
BBC Future
Seriously Amazing
How Stuff Works
Discovery News
National Geographic
Science News
Popular Science
IFLScience
YouTube Edu

DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

wikiHow
Wonder How To
instructables
eHow
Howcast
MAKE
Do it yourself

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

OpenStax CNX
Open Textbooks
Bookboon
Textbook Revolution
E-books Directory
FullBooks
Books Should Be Free
Classic Reader
Read Print
Project Gutenberg
AudioBooks For Free
LibriVox
Poem Hunter
Bartleby
MIT Classics
Many Books
Open Textbooks BCcampus
Open Textbook Library
WikiBooks

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

Directory of Open Access Journals
Scitable
PLOS
Wiley Open Access
Springer Open
Oxford Open
Elsevier Open Access
ArXiv
Open Access Library
LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

Duolingo
BBC Languages
Learn A Language
101languages
Memrise
Livemocha
Foreign Services Institute
My Languages
Surface Languages
Lingualia
OmniGlot
OpenCulture’s Language links

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

Codecademy
Programmr
GA Dash
CodeHS
w3schools
Code Avengers
Codelearn
The Code Player
Code School
Code.org
Programming Motherf*?$%#
Bento
Bucky’s room
WiBit
Learn Code the Hard Way
Mozilla Developer Network
Microsoft Virtual Academy

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

Learning Yoga
Learn Meditation
Yome
Free Meditation
Online Meditation
Do Yoga With Me
Yoga Learning Center

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

Exposure Guide
The Bastards Book of Photography
Cambridge in Color
Best Photo Lessons
Photography Course
Production Now
nyvs
Learn About Film
Film School Online

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

Enliighten
Ctrl+Paint
ArtGraphica
Google Cultural Institute
Drawspace
DragoArt
WetCanvas

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

Music Theory
Teoria
Music Theory Videos
Furmanczyk Academy of Music
Dave Conservatoire
Petrucci Music Library
Justin Guitar
Guitar Lessons
Piano Lessons
Zebra Keys
Play Bass Now

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Investopedia
The Chess Website
Chesscademy
Chess.com
Spreeder
ReadSpeeder
First Aid for Free
First Aid Web
Wolfram Demonstrations Project

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Your Brain When Packing

I think most of us can identify with this info-graph.
I believe I am getting better at packing when I travel. It has taken me a long time and I think I have it under control, well sort of.
If I have used everything that I have packed I feel it has been a successful packing.


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The Brain – Amazing – Power

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May 31, 2014 · 10:20 AM

Brain Teaser

%22What%22 is a word made up of 4 letters %22yet%22 is also made up of 3. %22Although%22 is written with 8 letters, and %22then%22 with 4. %22Rarely%22 consists of 6, and %22never%22 is written with 5.

And the answer is…………….. Will put the answer in the comments tomorrow

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Did You Know – 04/07/2014

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1. Studies show that snuggling before bed helps to relax the brain. This reduces the process of the brain over-thinking and making it easier to fall asleep.
Snuggling also helps keep blood pressure in check due to the normal chemical activity it generates source

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2. 250 people are currently frozen, waiting to be revived with future technology.
About 270 people have undergone cryopreservation procedures as of 2013. The revival envisions repairs being conducted using a variety of microscopic organisms and devices that will restore healthy cell structure and chemistry at the molecular level before warming is done. Until then, we, or rather they wait for The Resurrection. Company President John Rodriguez inside one of the empty Cryon tanks used to contain the bodies.
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3. Did you know you could go out with a bang. This sounds fantastic to me I would love it. “Heavens above Fireworks” is a company that turns your ashes into a firework after you die and you literally can be lit up and go out with a bang. A great way to say good-bye

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4. People who stay up late at night are likely to be more intelligent than those who go to bed early.
It is worth reading the whole article on www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ it is extremely interesting.

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5. A woman attempted suicide by jumping from the 86th floor of the empire state building, a sudden gust blew her right back onto the 85th floor. 1979, Elvita Adams jumped from the 86th floor, only to be blown back onto the 85th floor by a gust of wind and left with a broken hip.
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Did You Know – 12/09/2013

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1. 90% of the ‘Happy Hormone’ Serotonin is made in the stomach, which is why digestive problems often cause depression.
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2. According to a study presented to the Gerontological Society of America, men and women who took a 1000mg resveratrol supplement daily showed significantly increased blood flow to the brain. “We also saw exciting evidence suggesting comprehension and memory processing were improved” said Dr Steve Anton.
I think that would be a whole lot of red wine so maybe the tablets would be the better alternative otherwise you would end up intoxicated every day and I am not sure if your memory would be working very well the next day.

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3. 300 minutes a week is the average that dog owners walk. 168 minutes is the average that non-dog owners walk.
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4. 19 Million is the number of prescriptions for antibiotics written every year in Australia – One of the highest usage rates in the world.
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5. A ‘cargotecture’ is shipping containers are used in eco-friendly construction, from hotels to stores – eve, in Washington DC holiday rental cottages
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Did You Know – 08/12/2013

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1.  Samurai is a strictly masculine term, but the Japanese bushi class (the social class samurai came from) did feature women who received similar training in martial arts and strategy. These women were called “Onna-Bugeisha” and they were known to participate in combat along with their male counterparts. Their weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, yet relatively light.

Since historical texts offer relatively few accounts of these female warriors (the traditional role of a Japanese noblewoman was more of a homemaker), we used to assume they were just a tiny minority. However, recent research indicates that Japanese women participated in battles quite a lot more often than history books admit. When remains from the site of the Battle of Senbon Matsubaru in 1580 were DNA-tested, 35 out of 105 bodies were female. Research on other sites has yielded similar results.

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2.  That it is a myth that brain cells can’t regenerate. It has been believed that if you kill a brain cell it is never replaced

The reason for this myth being so common is that it was believed and taught by the science community for a very long time. But in 1998, scientists at the Sweden and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California discovered that brain cells in mature humans can regenerate. It had previously been long believed that complex brains would be severely disrupted by new cell growth, but the study found that the memory and learning center of the brain can create new cells – giving hope for an eventual cure for illnesses like Alzheimer’s.

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3. The worlds longest road is Pan-American Highway  in the world. It runs from Fairbanks, Alaska to Buenos Aires, Argentina, stretching 29,800 miles (47,958 km). it was never completed. A portion called the Darien Gap, mostly jungle about 100 miles (160 km) long located in Panama and Colombia, remains uncompleted. Cars and passengers are transported around the gap by ship. 

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4.  Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

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5.  There are more than 600 million telephone lines, yet almost half the world’s population has never made a phone call on a land line. However, many more have made a cell phone call; there are some 4 billion cell phones in use.
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6. 92% of Chinese belong to the Han nationality, which has been China’s largest nationality for centuries. The rest of the nation consists of about 55 minority groups.

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