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30 Best Websites to Upgrade Your Mind

30 Best Websites to Upgrade Your Mind

Looking to learn new things this year? You can forget about overpriced institutions and traditional curriculums. The future of learning is online, where you can learn new things anytime, anywhere.

Whether your desire is to become the next big business leader, learn a new language, or hack the world of traveling, we’ve collected the best websites to learn new things online.

Enjoy!

Business

1. CreativeLIVE

Take free creative classes from the world’s top experts. Learn new things from business, photography, marketing, negotiation, and more.

2. Investopedia

Investopedia is the ultimate resource for understanding finance, trading stocks, market analysis, and free trading simulators.

3. Bigger Pockets

Bigger Pockets is the premiere social network for learning and understanding everything there is about real estate investing.

4. Mixergy

Leading show for entrepreneurs bringing on top business leaders to hear their story. Host Andrew Warner digs deep to give you the nitty gritty details of what it actually takes to build a thriving business.

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5. General Assembly

Online and in-person classes to learn coding, marketing, business, and more.

6. Skillshare

Online classes and projects that unlock your creativity for $10/month.

Foreign Languages

7. Duolingo

Learn a language for free.

8. Memrise

Use flashcards to learn vocabulary.

9. Rype

Your personal trainer for languages. Get unlimited 1-on-1 private language lessons online from the top professional teachers around the world. First 14 days are free.

Academics

10. Khan Academy

Khan Academy hosts over 1,500+ videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology, and finance.

11. iTunesU

Hundreds of universities — including Stanford, Yale and MIT — distribute lectures, slide shows, PDFs, films, and exhibit tours and audiobooks through iTunes U. The science section alone contains content on topics including agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, and geography.

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12. EdX

Free online courses from the world’s best universities. Includes MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley.

Technology

13. Treehouse

Treehouse offers lessons to learn basic HTML, coding apps, building websites, and much more.

14. Udacity

Earn a Nanodegree recognized by industry leaders and gain access to top courses online.

15. Coursera

Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. Includes Stanford, Yale, and Princeton.

16. Lynda

Lynda is a LinkedIn company that offers courses to learn new things such as software, creative, and business skills. Start today and get 30 days free of 1000s of courses!

17. Codeacademy

Learn to code interactively for free. With a community over 25 million, Codecademy proves to be a powerful platform to learn multiple languages of code.

18. One Month

One month offers personalized coding lessons on various topics that are designed to be completed in 30 days.

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Health & Fitness

19. Calm

Calmness on demand. Get guided meditation practice in less than 10 minutes.

20. Bodybuilding

Workout, nutrition, and fitness tips by health experts online.

21. Livestrong

Online magazine that shares great tips on how to be healthier and stronger.

Travel

22. Nomadicmatt

Learn how to travel the world for $50 USD a day using tips from a world nomad.

23. Matador Network

Online travel magazine that shares stories, tips, and deals on traveling smarter.

24. Lonely Planet

City guides, tips, and community for travellers around the world.

25. Wandering Trader

Advice on travel and making money online through trading.

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General

26. TED

Find carefully curated educational videos from the world’s leaders.

27. Scribd

Netflix for books. Download as many books as you want online for $8.99/month.

28. Chesscademy

Learn how to play chess for free and challenge others to play for free.

29. Biography

Learn the history and lives of the world’s most influential leaders.

30. Blinkist

Books summarized by real humans to save you time.

Over To You

What are some of the best websites you’ve used to learn new things? We’d love to hear it below and please share this around to your friends. It could change their lives.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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