What are some good websites that would help me increase my productivity and learning?

With these websites you will definitely increase your productivity and you will learn something new!

  • TED – Whether you’re on your computer or listening to a Podcast, TED opens your mind up to a new world. There’s a variety of people that explains any motivational subject you can think of that can help you rediscover life. With over a hundred videos to choose from, all TED talks provide you with a powerful message that can inspire you in ways you never knew before.
  • Quora A majority of your answers are given by people who actually know what they’re talking about. And if you don’t have any questions on the top of your head, you can search for other people questions that were answered by leading experts in anything you can think of.
  • www.vocabulary.com – The quickest, most intelligent and fun way to improve your vocabulary.
  • www.lumosity.com – A simple online tool to allow anyone to achieve their brain’s full potential. No matter what your age or background is, you can feel smarter, sharper, and brighter.
  • www.howtodothings.com OR www.wikihow.com/Main-Page – Learn how to do anything with step-by-step instructions.
  • www.freerice.com – Is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. It’s essentially a vocab challenge that donates rice to the needy with every question you get right.
  • CodeacademyCoding has taken an important role in the world and even knowing the basics to HTML and Java could make a major difference in your life. With dozens of easy step-by-step tutorials on display, it’ll only take a matter of hours before you gain a better understanding of it.
  • SpeederIf there was a super power that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet could have, it would be the ability to be the world’s fastest readers. But not too many people have the ability to read 1000 words a minute and actually retain that information. The next best thing you can do is gradually improve your reading speed and comprehension. This website provides you with a software that increases your ability to read faster and actually remember it.
  • AnkiWith the use of flashcards, you can customize them into whatever you want whether it has text, video, audio, and images in them. Anki helps make things easier to remember whether you’re studying for future exams or personal reasons.
  • Investopedia – This website has the right resources and tutorials to help you understand money and how to use it correctly.You’ll find ways to have your money work for you and what’s going on in the stock market. For anyone interested in business and the world of money, this is a great place to begin. If you’re looking for ways to invest, tutorials on basic accounting, or even simulators, this website can make you a mastermind of this field.
  • NerdfitnessPerhaps this website is more of a personal opinion than a widespread, but Nerdfitness still acts as one of the best websites to master your health. You’ll find the best resources to get you off that couch and into the gym in an entertaining fashion.
  • DuolingoIf you’re into Rosetta-Stone but don’t have the insane amount of cash to treat yourself to it, this website is the perfect place for you. Choose from languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, and much more to begin your path to become bilingual.
  • NicknotasNicknotas can make you into an irresistible gentlemen who’s comfortable under your own skin. There might be a wide range of how-to dating websites in the web, but this one actually provides resources on how to approach different situations. Follow this guy’s advice and you’ll be bound to find a partner.
  • Gutenberg – Searching for some random e-book for entertainment or curiosity? Glutenberg is an online library that provides over 46,000 free books you can have.  Choose from a variety of categories such as technology, music, history, education, and even fiction. This world is yours to use and learn from.
  • Coursera – There’s a hot resource of education you can bring into your life and it’s known as Coursera. Rather than spending time watching some random sitcom you’ve already seen before, this website provides the world’s best education to advance your mind.
  • Stumbleupon – Besides having a blast at hitting that little yellow button that sends you another article, Stumbleupon is a discovery engine that sends you web pages that relates to your general interests. Enjoy cooking and recipes? Stumbleupon brings you popular articles in those categories that might suit your desire. And if you’re not into the website, simply hit the yellow button and be ready for a new website to come your direction.
  • Lifehacker – There’s nothing better than having the ability to hack your life away effortlessly. When you’re searching for a way to better your relationships, what cool things you can do with technology, or interesting facts you never knew before, this website gives it all to you.
  • INCThis website takes a strong role for entrepreneurs and leaders who are looking to grow their businesses and understand the best routes to success.
  • InstructablesHere, you can browse through a variety of DIY subjects such as creating a LEGO iphone case, creating a fantasy map even if you can’t draw, or making your own purses. This website is great for those looking for inspiration to make a product of their own and explore what people enjoy.
  • RescuetimeWhat Rescuetime does is track all the things you do on the computer and shove them back into your face. That way, if you find yourself on Facebook more than your midterm paper, you’ll snap out of that procrastinating mindset and get back to work.
  • Remember The MilkThe name alone should be tempting enough to see what the heck this site is about. But in case you were still wondering, Rememberthemilk helps you manage your tasks in a productive manner. Acting as a multi-platform do-to-list, it reminds you of the things that has to be done with check boxes right next to them.
  • Mint Suck at keeping your fiances under control? This automatic tracking and budgeting tool can save you a bunch of future hassles. You can end up saving a bundle of cash with this website because it provides a detailed measure to where your money is going. By gathering your financial information into one place, you receive a pretty chart to your spending pattern. And don’t worry. They’re connected to almost every US financial institution connected to the internet. In just minutes, you can begin tracking your spending habits.
  • Cracked- This is one of the best websites to learn something new in an entertaining and funny manner. Ranging from articles, videos, and infographics, cracked has some of the best content you’ll find on the web. For example, one of its most popular articles are, “6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person.
  • Kickstarter- Sometimes all it takes for anyone to launch a great idea is a strong group of supporters backing them up. After all, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had strong support along their journey. Kickstarter serves as a website where anyone can post details of a project and solicit the necessary money to make it come true. And hey, if enough people fund you for it, you might end up inventing something that can change the world. Or at least entertain it.
  • StayfocusdPrevent yourself from wasting time on those procrastinating websites. (You know the ones.) This acts as a Chrome/browser app that limits the amount of time you spend on unproductive websites. (i.e. Facebook and Youtube.) Choose from the amount of minutes you give yourself on certain websites before it kicks you out.
  • PocketSomething that’s troubling is having over 30 tabs opened up and struggling to determine which one to stick with. Not only does it make your browser looks messy, it slows down your computer. Pocket stores information, images, and links for later on use. Use it to bookmark those random sites and search through them later.
  • www.howstuffworks.com – A wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how certain things actually work. From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered.
  • www.flipkart.com Log on to an online book store like this and find a new book to grab to read.
  • www.goodreads.com If you’re a bookish then visit  this world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. You can build your virtual bookshelf here.
  • www.poemhunter.com/poets – Read poems by classical poets
  • www.todayifoundout.com – Learn some new and amazing facts every day.
  • Digital Photography School — Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they’re helpful even if you’re a complete beginner. There’s also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers to connect with.
  • Factsie — Did you know the horned lizard can shoot blood out of its tear ducts? Keep clicking through this site to find unusual historical and scientific facts, along with links to sources. Another great site for fun facts is Today I Found Out.
  • Fast Company’s 30-Second MBA — In short video clips from from accomplished corporate executives, you’ll learn great business advice and life lessons, really fast.
  • Gibbon This is the ultimate playlist for learning. Users collect articles and videos to help you learn things from iOS programming to effective storytelling.
  • Khan Academy — Not only will you learn a wide variety of subjects through immensely helpful videos, but you’ll get a chance to practice them and keep track of your learning statistics, too. It’s a great way to further your understanding of subjects you’ve already taken or to learn something new. Other great learning sites includeUdacity, Coursera, AcademicEarth, Memrise, Chesscademy, and edX.
  • Powersearching with Google — Learn how to find anything you ever wanted by mastering your Google search skills. Also, read this article on 100 Google tricks that will save you time in school.
  • Recipe Puppy — Enter in all the ingredients you can find in your kitchen, and this wonderful search engine will give you a list of all the recipes you can make with what you have. It’s a great way to learn how to cook without the hassle of buying everything beforehand. For a more extensive list of recipes, try AllRecipes.
  • StackOverflow — It’s a question and answer site for programmers — basically a coder’s best friend. Other great sources to learn code are Learn X in Y Minutes,Codecademy, and W3Schools.
  • Unplug The TV — A fun website that suggests informative videos for you to watch instead of TV. Topics range from space mining to “How Containerization Shaped the Modern World.”
  • VSauce — This Youtube Channel provides mind-blowing facts and the best of the internet, which will make you realize how amazing our world is. What would happen if the world stopped spinning? Why do we get bored? How many things are there? Watch the videos and find out.

Credit goes to : Janis Butevics

Maruthi Prasad

I’m Maruthi Prasad,a self made entrepreneur.Founded TechnoSymbol.com and WeAreJobSeekers.com .And also I am a web designer & web developer based in Bangalore,India.

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