[SHARE] 14 Fun Things To Learn For Free This Year

If you're not learning, you're dying. So start living, and learn something new this year. Try out these free and easy online courses, and you might just discover a new passion.

1. Learn a new language

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Research shows that a multilingual brain is nimbler, better able to deal with ambiguities, resolves conflicts and even resist brain degenerative disease better. Thus, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn a new language. Duolingo is one of the easiest and most fun methods of learning a new language. With levels to complete and lives to save, it feels like you're playing a game rather than learning something as complicated as a new language. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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2. Appreciate the wonder that is science and nature

Appreciate the wonder that is science and nature

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'I F***ing Love Science" is the only Facebook fanpage about science that you need to follow. With 6.8 million followers, IFLS includes posts of everything interesting, from giant Peruvian centipedes and alien comics to a full download of great science discoveries of the week. You'd think science is boring, but IFLS shows us the funny side of science that we never knew existed. The best part about IFLS is that it's so fun and interesting to read, that you don't even realise you are learning something new about the universe everyday. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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3. Learn how to make films

Instead of watching movies, try making them. Learn About Film has simple, clear advice and information on how to learn filmmaking. How films work, planning your video, what equipment you need and how to tell your story. This could be your very first step to becoming the next Steven Spielberg, or Malaysia's next YouTube Star. [CLICK ON LEARNABOUTFILM LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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Learn how to make films

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4. Put your cameras to good use and start taking better photos

Put your cameras to good use and start taking better photos

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We all take photos, at least a selfie or two. Time to put the smartphone down and switch your iInstagram filters for something a little more sophisticated. You don't need a filter to take good photos, learn how to use all those funny buttons and symbols on your camera, and take amazing photos. Read by over 5 million people per month, digital photography tips and tutorials for camera owners of all levels. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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5. Learn how to invest your golden eggs

Learn how how to invest your golden eggs

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Admit it, you want to have more money to be able to do things you truly want to do. It's nothing to be ashamed about, but to be financially free, one needs to have good money management skills. You can start by learning how to invest your money in stocks and bonds. If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, Investopedia is the tutorial for you! [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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6. Discover a new word every day

Discover a new word every day

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Aren't you tired of using the same old words everyday, when there are millions of other beautiful words that we can use to describe our feelings? Expanding your vocabulary by discovering a new word everyday. You can start by subscribing to Wordsmith's daily newsletter. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO].

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7. Learn screenwriting from industry experts

Ever wondered how screenwriters come up with amazing plots such as Games Of Thrones or The Hobbit? Lynda has how-to videos about Screenwriting, taught by industry experts. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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Learn screenwriting from industry experts

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8. Put your heart into baking

Put your heart into baking

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The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But that applies for woman, child and enemies too. Try baking and find your inner Martha Stewart. From homey chocolate-chip cookies to sophisticated red velvet cakes, the sky's the limit when it comes to baking. Not only does Bakers' Corner has baking guides for beginners, it also comes with a long list of yummy recipes! [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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9. Learn to code

With our entire existence reliant on the internet, coding is the must-have job skill of the future. It is already one of the most important and desirable jobs there is, and it pays well. Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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Learn to code

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10. Make sweet music on a ukulele

Make sweet music on a ukulele

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Everyone should learn how to make music, whether it's a piano, a drums, or a whistle. Somehow, being able to make music just brings out the passion in you. It'll make you a little less stressed, and a little more happy. Why not start with one if the happiest musical instrument there is - the Ukulele!? With beginners guide and tonnes of tutorials, Ukulelehunt is one of the best places to start strumming [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO].

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11. Don't just visit a website, build one

Don't just visit a website, build one

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US President Barack Obama once said don't just buy a new video game, build one. Treehouse is the fastest, easiest way to learn to code, make apps, and start a business. They have tutorials in CSS, HTML, Ruby, JavaScript, iOS, and more. Who knows, you could be creating the next Facebook or Candy Crush! [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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12. Learn how to use Photoshop

Photoshop is a fantastically powerful tool to make yourself look like a model, or to pretend like you've been travelling in someplace exotic, or simply just to create amazing works of digital art. Photoshop might look daunting, but it is not as difficult as it looks. PSD Tut+ has all the tutorials that you need to embark your Photoshop adventure. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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13. Expand your mind and knowledge of the world

Expanding your mind and knowledge of the world sounds like a very daunting task, but it's actually as easy as hitting play on your movie player. DIYGenius has an absolutely amazing collection of mind expanding documentaries that you can stream for free on the web. Switch your mindless YouTube videos for something a little more fascinating and informative, and be amazed at how little you know about this planet you live in. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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Expand your mind and knowledge of the world

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14. Improve your doodling skills

Why doodle when you can be making work of art? Why not expand your silly doodle into something you would be proud of putting on your fridge door? It's time to pick up the pencil and and sketchbook you've been ignoring, and activate the right brain of yours! Drawspace is a great place to start. [CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFO]

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Improve your doodling skills

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So, what will you learn this year?

So, what will you learn this year?

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