Want to Learn Something New? Here Are 10 Awesome Online Courses You Can Take Right Now For Under $70

 

If you’re anything like us, you have a huge list of skills that you want to master in your lifetime.

The problem is, it takes time and often a lot of money in order to not just learn but excel at something new.

While researchers have debunked the idea that you need 10,000 hours to become an expert at something, there’s still the issue of finding affordable and accessible courses. It’s even better if you can do them from the comfort of your own couch.

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Entrevista con James Burke – Idries Shah Foundation

¿Hasta qué punto será el futuro ‘futurista’ y en qué medida empezará a parecerse cada vez más al pasado?

‘Futurista’ es una palabra firmemente enraizada en su contexto contemporáneo. Por lo tanto, las perspectivas del futuro descritas por Julio Verne, H G Wells o en el mundo de Buck Rogers eran todas muy diferentes. Supongo que dentro de cincuenta años el futuro será (como es el presente) un entorno reconocible que contiene detalles que no entendemos. Como hubiera sido el caso de las personas hace cincuenta años con respecto a nuestro mundo moderno: personas vestidas y siguiendo rutinas diarias como antes, pero (con teléfonos inteligentes) hablando con pequeñas cajas, o aparentemente rodando películas de sus amigos con las mismas cajas pequeñas. O a veces hablando solo. Durante los próximos cincuenta años no puedo ver ningún retorno al pasado.

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Interview with James Burke

To what extent will the future be ‘futuristic’ and to what extent will it start to increasingly resemble the past?

‘Futuristic’ is a word firmly rooted in its contemporary context. Thus the views of the future described by Jules Verne, or HG Wells or the world of Buck Rogers were all very different. I suppose my guess would be that in fifty years’ time the future will be (as is the present) a recognizable environment containing detail we would not understand. As would have been the case of people fifty years ago regarding our modern world: people dressed and following daily routines much as before, but (with smartphones) talking into little boxes, or apparently running films of their friends on the same little boxes. Or sometimes just talking to themselves. Over the next fifty years, I can’t see any return to the past.

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100 Easy Ways to Make Women’s Lives More Bearable

 

Every year, I wake up on March 8 to a flurry of tweets from men wishing me a “Happy International Women’s Day!”

And every year, I find myself thinking: Well, thanks, but is that it? Is that all the support for gender equality that you can muster? For the entire year? It’s a nice sentiment, but at a time when the gender pay gap means that women in the UK work for free for 67 days each year, Black women in the US are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women, and trans women in the US are four times more likely to be murdered than cis women, it doesn’t quite do it for me.

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