We often waste our free time scrolling through social networks, chatting with friends, or posting another pic on Instagram. But here is something more useful.
Today Meow GAG invites you to look through our list of sites that can help increase our mental skills. Let’s bring something new into our lives!
- Free Rice is a website that donates rice grains for correctly answered multiple choice questions. The site offers a wide range of topics to test your knowledge, from humanities to science. For each correct answer, Free Rice gives 10 grains of rice. You can play in a group or individually.
- Coursera is an educational platform that offers online courses from the best universities and organizations in the world.
- Udemy is a market of knowledge. More than 10 million students use it today, and there are more than 40,000 courses.
- Lumosity is a website to enhance your intellectual abilities. It looks simple, but Lumosity has its own feature: it creates individual “workouts” for each person. It’s worth spending some time on it!
- Memorado is a free app for smartphones called “Brain Training Games.” It contains many levels: 600 are presented as a variety of different puzzles. (iOS/Android)
- Duolingo is a free platform for learning languages and crowdsourced translations. Users learn new things, gain knowledge, and later help by translating websites, articles, and other documents.
- Brainexer is a website with a huge amount of tests and exercises to improve your memory, counting skills, attention, and intelligence.
- Memrise is a unique online platform that uses the most recent techniques for working with memory to help people obtain and remember information faster and more efficiently.
- Project Gutenberg is an electronic library that contains various works of world literature.
- Curious is a website created for students, teachers, and talented people all over the world who want to share their knowledge and skills and even be rewarded for their work.
- Open Culture is a website of educational and cultural content that you can easily get and use for free.
- CogniFit Brain Fitness is an app where neuroscience and gamification are gathered for gray matter workouts. According to the app developers, using the app for at least 20 minutes 2 or 3 times a week can really improve your cognitive abilities. (iOS/Android)
- Fit Brains Trainer is a language-learning app. This program requires only a couple of minutes of playing to strengthen your brain. (iOS / Android)
- TED-ED is a website for teachers and students that contains interesting educational videos under 10 minutes long.
- Zooniverse is an online platform that allows you to participate in multifunctional science projects.
- How Stuff Works is a comprehensive website with a myriad of topics, explaining how things actually work and turning these topics into understandable articles.
- Unplug the TV is a site offering a pile of entertaining and educational videos. The simple format invites you to switch to a new video with one click or search through the archived data.
- This American Life is a radio show discussing a specific theme each time where ordinary people share their personal stories and opinions. It can be listened to via podcast, mobile apps, or, if you prefer old-fashioned devices, on the radio.
- EIDETIC is an app for people whose memory skills are a bit unsteady. This app’s repetition method will help you memorize anything. (iOS / Android)
- Answerbag.com is a website for those curious users who “just can’t remember how lifting force works,” or “I wonder who the best basketball player of the 1980s was.” Answerbag has a very simple format, and you’ll definitely find the right answer.
Were these links helpful? Let’s enlarge our knowledge together — share your useful sites!
Based on the materials from Bright Side