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girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
Alison 
Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
iversity
Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
Saylor
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
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Investopedia
The Chess Website
Chesscademy
Chess.com
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ReadSpeeder
First Aid for Free
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Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

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

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

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mehyewll:

[clippy voice] hi there Paramount! It sounds like you’re trying to make a Star Trek 3 that doesn’t piss off fans of the original series! Can I offer some suggestions?

Here are things that won’t make up for the sins of your past movies!

  • a Shatner cameo
  • another Nimoy scene
  • Shatner and Nimoy together on screen again
  • Shatner and Nimoy together on screen again, with extra lens flare
  • Shatner and Nimoy together on screen again, with a special montage of The Best TOS Moments Ever and a super funny original joke about Kirk sleeping with a hot girl
  • Shatner and Nimoy together on screen again, both staring hollow-eyed and exhausted at the camera, repeating all their lines from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home verbatim over the course of 2 hours (but with— get this, big twist— the parts switched) and gripping framed promo pictures from their glory days like they are anchors in an ocean of existential dread, while subliminal messages flash across the screen entreating the viewer to write blog posts about how this is the best Trek movie of all time
  • Bob Orci yelling at people until they like it

And here are some things that will make up for the sins of your past movies!

  • rerebooting the whole shebang into the blockbuster Captain Uhura trilogy we all deserve

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quiltails:

Another standout at Quiltfest, “Owl Always Love You” by Kim Hart of Chiefland, FL.  I think this may be my favorite of all the 500 quilts displayed (except for mine, of course).  It’s so fun and playful, with one of the best border treatments I have ever seen, great use of color and texture.  Absolutely love it!
Picture taken at Quiltfest Jacksonville 2014

quiltails:

Another standout at Quiltfest, “Owl Always Love You” by Kim Hart of Chiefland, FL.  I think this may be my favorite of all the 500 quilts displayed (except for mine, of course).  It’s so fun and playful, with one of the best border treatments I have ever seen, great use of color and texture.  Absolutely love it!

Picture taken at Quiltfest Jacksonville 2014

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The Derbyshire Spider Problem: The Experts Speak (Strangely)

dduane:

Every now and then you run into an article online that sort of doesn’t go quite the way you thought it might. Today’s article of this sort: let me show you it.

A warning to start with: it’s about spiders. (I’m not going to post any pictures or anything of the kind, in case you were concerned. But the original article does have one, so if you have a problem with spiders you should avoid that.)

The Derby Telegraph ran this article, entitiled "Why do spiders scare us so much? There’s a scientific reason", which attempts to shed some light on people’s reaction to the sudden (apparent) increase in the numbers of large spiders entering UK homes of late. (I would have been glad of some stats on how much bigger these spiders are supposed to be than the mean — I assume there’s a mean — but never mind.) Here’s what they say:

In the wake of news that huge spiders are descending on Derbyshire homes, top scientists have explained why we are so scared of arachnids.

Humans are hard-wired to be scared of spiders and although very few spiders in the UK are poisonous, there are an estimated one million arachnophobics in the country.

One of whom is Peter’s sister. It’s a problem for her, so this issue comes up around the house for discussion every now and then. …To continue:

Scientists have now explained why we are more afraid of spiders than we are other insects.

Plymouth University Psychology professor, Jon May, told national press their angular shaped legs, dark colours and the fact they move unpredictably are all things we are hard-wired to fear.

So far, so good. Let’s hear a little more from Professor May. 

He said studies have shown that people tend to dislike angular shapes and prefer curved ones, have bad associations with dark colours, and prefer creatures we feel we can ‘understand’.

The fear is also socially conditioned, with children more likely to develop a fear for spiders if they encounter them at home with parents or siblings, he explained.

Fine. Just to make sure we’re sufficiently informed, let’s bring in another expert.

Dr Adam Hart, a reader in science communication at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “Small children are happy to handle creepy-crawlies in the garden and find them fascinating, but become scared of them as they get older.

"The rise of ‘nature deficit disorder’ - or children spending more and more time indoors and becoming detached from the natural world - may be increasing our fear of insects.

Hmm, interesting point that. Let’s see what Dr. Hart has to say to complete that thought.
"We must find ways to make people like insects more - as we have much to learn from them, and one of the ways to learn to appreciate insects is to eat them."
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…WUT??
That…really wasn’t somewhere I was expecting this to go.  Anybody else see that coming?
(wanders off, bemused)

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