Realization: Searching for sites to productively waste time on means actually using some of that good ‘wasting time’ hours on going through the hundreds of articles telling what sites to check. I was kind of pissed, to be honest. I highly value my ‘wasting time’ hours and I need it to be wasted on actually good sites, you know?
To avoid wasting more gold (time is Au), below are the fruits of my ‘hard work’.
From the site: Curiosity is on a mission to make learning easier and more fun than it has ever been. Our goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire people to learn. Each day, we create and curate engaging topics for millions of lifelong learners worldwide.
Posts to check:
- Meet 2018’s New UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- The Best Word to Convince People You’re Not a Robot Is Kind of Gross (it’s poop, you’re welcome!)
- The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Show Nature at Its Funniest
- The Eternal Return Theory Says You’re Not the First You to Live Your Life
- These Are the 10 Hilarious Winners of the 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes
From the site: Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. We publish in-depth essays, incisive articles, and a mix of original and curated videos — free to all.
Videos to check:
- Liras, drachmas, and kroons – coins before the euro tell their own stories
- When being watched is your work – life inside a Chinese live streaming company
- Surgeons with chainsaws – the breathtaking craft of logging on a Swiss mountainside
- Vintage book covers spring to life via hypnotic geometric animations
- Dances and giggles and stars – two men with down syndrome fall in love
From the site: All Lumosity activities have two things in common: a basis in research and personalized adaptivity. What does this mean? It means that all our games take inspiration from research in one form or another, and they also all adjust their difficulty based on your performance to keep you challenged. (So, what is Lumosity?) Lumosity is an adaptive, research-based brain training program that lets you challenge and practice a broad range of mental abilities.
The site will ask you to sign up and answer a few questions about yourself to gain access to the ‘brain games’. It’s quite engaging. If you’re interested in the science behind, you can go to https://www.lumosity.com/science.
What are your go-to sites? I’d love to hear your suggestions!
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