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Good design isn’t the kind of thing that’s taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can help you in many jobs. This video gives even beginners the kickstart they need.
We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, and MIT has a one on documentary photography and photojournalism that is worth checking out. It’s open to the public, and it will teach you new photography skills and help you improve on old ones.
We all like the idea of learning a new language, but the time and effort involved can be off-putting. Gabriel Wyner, who wrote our previous post on learning languages as quickly as possible, has revised his method to help you learn faster and better retain what you learn.
Who doesn’t like the prospect of free drinks or winning money? Perfect a couple of ingenious bar tricks, and you can become the local hustler who never has to buy a round.
If you’re interested in learning to code, for fun or financial gain, this interactive chart from IEEE Spectrum can help you pick the first (or next) language to learn.