learning

Learn The Basic Elements Of Good Design In Under A Minute

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.


Learn Linux With This Free EdX Course From The Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $US2400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open-source operating system, there’s no better time than now.


This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

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.


Readsy Makes It Easy To Focus And Speed-Read Online Articles

Readsy is a free web service that makes speed reading any online article or website easy. Just paste in the text or the URL, and the site guides you through a rapid reading of the content.


This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn

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.


Remember More Of The Books You Read By Visiting Wikipedia First

You can retain more of the knowledge you glean from books by prepping your brain with background information before reading. That makes Wikipedia a great tool for readers.


Balance Beer Bottles On Knives To Win Free Drinks At The Bar

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.


Keep A Fact Book Of Things You Learn Throughout The Day

Learning is as good for your brain as exercise is for your body. Even if you’re learning a new and unfamiliar skill, it can help your memory. Give your brain a bit of extra help by writing down new things you’ve learned throughout the day.


DIY.org Is An Instructables For Children

Kids are crafty, natural tinkerers. Now they can join a community of like-minded other youths in sharing their creations, taking on new projects and acquiring new skills at DIY.org.


The Top Programming Languages, Ranked By Popularity

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.