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LTDSNT: Learn To Do Something New Today!

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100 Skills Every Man Should Know100 Skills Every Man Should Know - Another compilation article with instructions to help you learn new skills. This one says it’s geared for men, but most of these skills are applicable to women as well.

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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You TimeToday, knowing how to use Google effectively is a vital skill. This list links out to enough Google related resources to make you an elite Google hacker.

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43 FoldersThis site is more about inspiring you to follow-through with your goals than it is about learning new skills. But I think following-through with your goals is a skill. Most people never quite get there.

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50 Things Everyone Should Know How To DoWhile not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. It’s a great starting point to learn new skills.

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About.com VideosAnother solid collection of how-to video tutorials.

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Academic EarthOnline degrees and video courses from leading universities.

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All RecipesA complete guide to recipes and cooking tips. If you’d like to learn to be a better cook, this site is for you.

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American Sign Language BrowserTeach yourself sign language online.

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BBC LanguagesTeach yourself a new spoken language online.

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Delicious Popular DIYLots of popular DIY articles bookmarked by users from all over the web.

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DIY NetworkA go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement projects. The site offers expert answers the most sought-after questions regarding creative projects for DIY enthusiasts.

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Dumb Little ManAnother awesome productivity and self-improvement blog hosting lots of useful information.

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eHowThe ten-year-old eHow is one of the largest how-to sites on the Internet, with over 160,000 videos and a whopping 600,000 articles. The majority of the articles, which are often presented in a clear and concise step-by-step format, can be consumed in under 10 minutes, as can their how-to videos. Of course, the things they teach you how to do might take up more than 10 minutes of your day.

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Hack a DayHack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.

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How To Do ThingsAnother solid collection of how-to tutorials.

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How to Learn Something New Every DayDo you wish that when your friends ask you "What did you learn today?" you said something other than "nothing"? This article presents ideas for you to use to make sure you learn something new every day.

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HowcastHosts professional how-to videos as well as how-to wiki tutorials. Howcast combines user ideas with the expertise of professional studio video to deliver what is nothing short of amazing, informative content.

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HowStuffWorksHowStuffWorks, which is now owned by the same company that owns The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, is a great information site that endeavors to clearly explain how things work in layman's terms. Articles are paginated, illustrated, and written in a format that makes reading and digesting them quickly very doable. Many articles are accompanied by videos that make understanding abstract or unfamiliar concepts even easier.
The site has a huge team of well-credentialed writers that produce the content.

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iMindsThe just-launched iMinds publishes original, short audio podcasts about liberal arts topics (such as history, economics, current events, and business) that are approximately eight minutes in length each. The idea is to allow people to learn new things, from a credible source while on the go. The tracks are available via iTunes and Audible.com for 99 cents each, while longer, multi-track lessons are sold for $3.99 (6 tracks) up to $24.99 (72 tracks).
The iMinds concept of delivering short, high quality audio books is sound, and we think they offer an interesting way for busy people to absorb new information. The Australian-based company is adding one to two new tracks per week and plans to have several hundred audio books on a variety of topics available by the end of 2010.

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InstructablesInstructables is a huge community of do-it-yourselfers who actively engage in creating and sharing well-illustrated, step-by-step how-to articles on everything from building robots to repairing torn clothing to creating 3D anamorphic sidewalk art (really). The guides are written by the extremely vibrant community, and all follow the same, step-by-step illustrated format that make comprehending the information quickly a snap.
Each guide can also be downloaded as a PDF file for easy offline viewing and printing

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

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Khan AcademyOver 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance. Lot’s of educational material to help you learn new skills.

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Learn something new - your brain will thank youThe idea that learning a new skill - say juggling, cooking, or playing guitar - can be like an addiction is no joke.

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LifehackerLifehacker - An award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently

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MAKE Magazine Brings the do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset to all of the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with cool DIY projects that help you make the most of the technology you already own

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MakeUseOfA booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. Lot’s of insightful tips and tricks to learn.

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MonkeySeeMonkeySee is another instructional video sharing site that invites experts to share both amateur and professionally created how-to and advice videos. Though many of the videos are over 10 minutes in length, they're broken up into short 3-4 minute segments, allowing you to view them in chunks whenever you have spare time. The site is also unique in that videos come with printable transcripts, can be downloaded to mobile devices for on-the-go viewing, and include biographical information about the expert to help you determine if this is someone you'd like to trust to teach you something new.

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PCWorld How-ToLot’s of useful tutorials and guides related to fixing and modifying computers and other electronic gadgets.

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ScitableA free science library and personal learning tool that currently concentrates on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms. The site also expects to expand into other topics of learning and education.

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ShowMeDoA peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software. The large majority are free to watch and download.

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ShvoongShvoong is a user generated summary site on which users submit summaries (and short reviews) of everything — from books to blogs to movies to news articles. For those who are in a hurry, but still want to be in the know so they can participate in water cooler discussions at work, Shvoong might be the site for you. Because the summaries are user submitted, they are of varying quality, but they're all short enough to be read in under 10 minutes and the better ones are certainly edifying.

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SparkNotesSparkNotes. The site, which was founded in 1998 by a group of Harvard students, offers hundreds of free summarized versions of books, textbooks, and entire subject overviews for a wide range of topics. The notes on the site are written by students or recent graduates at top-tier universities.

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SpreederThis site is focused on teaching you one new skill: speed reading. And it does a great job of doing so.

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StumbleUponStumbleUpon - A collective set of recommendations from thousands of hours of searching by web users who share your interests. It’s basically a recommendation engine. Users add to this engine by providing their personal recommendations on what sites are worth your time. If you select topics and tags of interest like ‘Self-Improvement‘ and ‘DIY,’ you’ll be learning new skills in no time.

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SuTreeAnother useful aggregator of how-to videos from all around the web.

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The Happiness ProjectLearn the skills necessary to create happiness in your life.

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The WeekThe Week is a printed current events magazine delivered, rather predictably, once per week. The magazine summarizes the news of the previous week by drawing on a variety of sources to present a short, but balanced, overview of issues. A recent summary of US President Barack Obama's shifting policies relating to Afghanistan, for example, drew on information from articles and editorials in the Washington Post, Slate, Politico, and from the blog Hot Air.
On their web site, The Week does the same thing but without the 7-day delay, providing a great way for busy readers to learn about current events — with links original sources in order to dig deeper if they have the time.

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Three Ways to Teach Yourself Something NewIf you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you'll notice they have something in common: they're fast learners and they're willing to adapt. If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you'll probably have to learn those skills on your own.

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VideoJugThe video content on this site covers a variety of topics including informative ‘How To’ and ‘Ask The Expert’ films that guide you step-by-step through everything and anything in life.

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wikiHowIt's built using the familiar Wikpedia model: anyone can contribute a how-to article and anyone else can edit it and make it better by refining the steps, adding photos, or correcting mistakes. The site has over 61,000 articles and all of them are free and Creative Commons licensed.

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Wired How-To WikiWired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips. Browse through hundreds how-to articles and then add to them, or start a new one.

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WonderHowToThis site is focused on one clear organizing principle: aggregating and linking to truly great, free how-to videos from which you can learn new skills.

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WoopidWatch free technology training videos. Get help and answer your computer and gadget questions with thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, and various software applications.

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Work.comWork.com - An extensive directory of how-to guides for beginning entrepreneurs.

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YoutubeYou may not immediately think of YouTube as a place to go to learn, and certainly the site is filled with more than its share of silly, brain-cell-erasing videos. But buried beneath all the fluff is a treasure trove of great how-to and educational content, and because of the site's 10 minute time limit on most videos, you can learn new things in no time flat. Start at the YouTube EDU section, which aggregates content from colleges and universities, then branch off and search the site for how-to clips on any topic you want to learn about.

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Zen HabitsThe ultimate productivity and self-improvement blog. Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, and find happiness. Lot’s of learning material here.

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