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Test Your Typing Speed

This website allows you to test your typing speed and also provides free training courses to help you improve your accuracy and typing skills. Practice and retake the test as often as you want!

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Super Cook

Tired of staring blankly into your fridge? Just enter in the ingredients you have and Super Cook will locate dozens of recipes you can whip up!

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Women In Science

Happy Women’s History Month! Now is a good a time as any to read this book about amazing women in STEM. Learn about the incredible contributions of Jane Goodall, Apollo 11 physicist Katherine Johnson, and many more!

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Learn About Our Octopus Friends

Hey, you’re bored. You might as well learn some interesting things about our octo-limbed undersea friends!

For example: did you know in some cultures octopi are considered erotic muses?

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Squareknot Guides

Recipes, game tutorials, costume ideas, Squareknot has the information you’re looking for! Search thousands of helpful guides and learn something useful from your couch.

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Photos That Changed The World

Some of the most amazing moments of all human history have been captured on film, and this book contains a whole heap of them. From the Wright Brother’s First Flight to Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, it’s all here and it’s all incredible.

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Tasty

Learn to cook and clean the drool off your keyboard while you’re at it. Tasty shows you all the best recipes, from desserts to cocktails to full meals. Tasty also provides helpful food prep tips for beginner and veteran chefs!

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The Whole 30

The Whole 30 diet is sweeping the nation, and with the new year upon us now is the time to try it out! This book explains the science behind the Whole 30 program and even includes a step-by-step recipe guidebook to get you on your way.

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Watch The 2017 Golden Globes Winners

Maybe the Oscar nominees haven’t been released yet, but you can get a pretty good idea of what the critics recommend by checking out this year’s Golden Globes winners. Many of these films remain in theaters. Plus, as if you needed it, you can get a hefty list of new noteworthy shows to binge-watch!

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You’re Saying It Wrong

Everyone loves the person who comes in to correct their grammar and pronunciation! This book will help you get there. It also includes interesting anecdotes about the history of commonly mispronounced words.

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Astronomy Picture Of The Day

Exactly what it sounds like. Every day you’ll get a new amazing image from space accompanied by a brief explanation of what you’re seeing written by an astronomer.

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The Flight Deal

This incredible website regularly updates with amazing flight deals to and from major cities (ie New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, etc). Find the best possible deals to minimize your travel costs and maximize your travel time and distance!

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Drinking At Disney

Planning a trip to Disney (and over the age of 21)? This book is an incredibly detailed and humorous guide to all the drinks in the greater Disney World area and the places in which to drink them.

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Google “I’m Feeling Curious”

Simply pull up that search bar and type in “I’m feeling curious.” Google will provide you with an endless stream of interesting facts and their source websites. Ask questions til you just can’t ask no more!

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Useful Science

This website finds useful and interesting new scientific studies and discovers and summarizes them for you in 1 or 2 sentences. Makes for a great way to learn something new and keep up on the fascinating things happening every day!

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Bob’s Burgers Cookbook

Bob’s Burgers is known for their punny burger recipes, from the “Poutine On The Ritz” burger to the “If Looks Could Kale” burger. This cookbook helps you make those recipes a reality. Turns out they’re pretty good burgers (if you cook ’em right!)

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Learn To Play Piano On Your Computer

“Pianu” is a website that teaches you how to play piano, interactively. Learn how to play your favorite pop song or movie theme just by clicking your mouse and punching in your key board!

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Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs

It’s all there in the title. This book for photo-amateurs teaches you all the basics of great photography and dons practical advice and hands-on tips without any complicated insider terms or diagrams.

Five easily digestible sections cover composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing.

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Learn About The 10 Dimensions Theory

Ever heard the expression “anything is possible?” This video explains the scientific theory of “Ten Dimensions,” supposing an infinite realm of possibilities. Watch the fascinating explanation.

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Life In The Dark

Explore all the corners of the earth that never see the light of day: from the bottom of the ocean to caverns to deep under the earth.

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The Home Bartender

Become a bartender in the comfort of your own home (minus the tips… and the attitude)!

This book contains 125 creative and delicious drink recipes that require only four ingredients or less.

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Watch A Jaguar Attack A Crocodile

Okay, this is just awesome. National Geographic footage of a jaguar pouncing on a crocodile in Brazil. You won’t be able to stop watching it. What boredom?

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100 Years Of Tattoos

Over 400 photographs telling the visual history of the tattoo. This book examines tattoos as a unique form of self-expression across several subcultures from music, to art, to fashion. Interesting and visually appealing!

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Have Fun Learning A New Language

Duolingo is a cool app and website that helps you learn a new language by playing fun word games. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

It’s fun, addictive, and wouldn’t ya know it, educational! Duolingo is also low commitment and incredibly effective. Play whenever you feel like it!

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Do Some Science

Zooniverse allows everyday people to contribute to scientific projects.  Take a few minutes to make the world a better place.

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100,000 Stars

Explore the universe and get a sense for how truly large space is.  Gorgeous.

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See How Stuff Works

Animagraffs teaches you how things work, the cool way.  Clever and beautiful animations break down how things work.  From jet engines to learning how to moonwalk, they’ve got you covered.

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The Economics of Seinfeld

Who knew you could learn everything from cost-benefit analysis to monopolistic competition from Jerry and the gang.  Using clips from the popular sitcom, common (and esoteric) economic concepts are explained in a way that’s easy to understand.

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Learn the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Alfa, Bravo, Charlie.  Tired of sounding like a dufus sounding out letters over the phone?  Why not take a few minutes to learn the official phonetic alphabet and sound like pro.

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Cool Facts About Your Birthday

Waste some time by seeing some interesting facts about your birthday.  What happened?  Who was born? How long would your hair be if you never cut it?

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Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.