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10 Websites that help you learn something new in 30 minutes a day

By 23rd January 2017October 16th, 2019One Comment

We all want to learn new things, it is how we keep our minds going. The issue that comes when learning something new every day is time. Instead of sitting through long lectures and webinars, we can rather use the following websites to learn a new skill in 30 minutes or less.


The time needed per day: 20 – 30 minutes

Subjects: Business, marketing, design, software tools

With over 5000 online courses, Lynda is great to learn developer and design courses. On top of that, they offer a 10-day free trial so you can see if it is for you.


The time needed per day: 20 – 30 minutes

Subjects: Photography, cooking, design, music, marketing, drawing

Skillshare has over 14 000 courses and for only 10 dollars per month, you can access them all. They have bite-sized video courses that range from 5 minutes to 2 hours, which you can break up into half an hour sessions.


The time needed per day: 15 – 30 Minutes

Subjects: Languages

Learn any language from the top language coaches in the world in 30 minutes every day. It is 5 dollars or less a lesson and a 14-day free trial. They have a Learn a language challenge, where you get 10 new words in your inbox every day.


The time needed per day: 5 minutes

Subjects: Engineering

Anyone with an engineering mind will love this site. Users and staff writers post bite-sized life hacks in the engineering field such as a lightsaber violin or ping pong ball juggling robot. A great site if you want to improve your skills in a fun way.

W3 Schools

The time needed per day: 30 minutes

Subjects: Coding

W3Schools is a web developers site, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, W3.CSS, and Bootstrap, covering most aspects of web programming. And it’s all free to access.


The time needed per day: 7 minutes

Subjects: Health and Fitness

Don’t have time to work out? 7-Min is a web and iPhone app that enables this. It is a 7-minute workout timer that gives you workouts to do within a quick 7 minutes. Perfect for the guy on the go.


The time needed per day: 10 minutes

Subjects: Meditation

Calm is a beautiful meditation app that teaches you the power of meditation and mindfulness. The 7-day guide is free as well as a few other guided readings. If you pay for the premium package, you get a new daily calm as well as a host of other lovely meditation. Perfect for any beginner.


The time needed per day: 5 minutes

Subjects: Art, business, health, science, history

With 116 free courses and a new 5-minute lesson in your inbox every day, Highbrow is the solution to learning something new every day in a very short period.

Big Think

The time needed per day: 10 minutes

Subjects: Science, Tech and Life

Learn from the world’s experts about scientific breakthroughs, revolutionary business concepts, and more, in short, chunk-sized videos.

Khan Academy

The time needed per day: 30 minutes

Subjects: Everything

Recognized by Bill Gates as one of the best teachers online, Salman Khan breaks down complicated subjects into simplified concepts to help you understand them in minutes, not weeks. And it’s free for all!

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