Fab loves to learn. Also, Fab loves to speak in third person – but that we knew that already. Fab also loves to learn new things. It’s all about expansion, after all. Oh, and also, a great excuse to celebrate.

There are many ways you can get inspired, but I decided to cherry-pick 25 depending on your learning style.

Most of these sources are free, or include free content.

Hacks and Tricks

  • Read a Wikipedia Article Every Day – Simply hit ‘Select Random Article‘ and Wikipedia will find the best resource for you.
  • Have a RSS Feed HandyI highly recommend using Feedly to keep up with daily news in your industry or area of interest.
  • Get back to StumbleUponStumbeUpon is a great daily resource for learning about random, off-the-wall or obscure topics.

Courses and training

  • Duolingo — Learn a language for free – which for me is redundant because /pretentious prick mode on I already know five.
  • CreativeLive — Take free creative classes from the world’s top experts.
  • Curious — Grow your skills with online video lessons and choose the length of the lessons.
  • Coursera — Take the world’s best courses, online, for free.
  • Codecademy — Evergreen resource to learn to code interactively.
  • HBC Academy – Best academy for bloggers, including challenges and full courses.

Websites and Videos

  • TED-Ed  – Curated educational videos straight from the Ted archive.
  • Netflix – our favourite weekday evening companion has great documentaries including The Impostor, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Happy, What the Bleep Do We Know, Inside North Korea, and How to Die in Oregon.
  • Hackaday Learn new skills and facts with bite-sized hacks delivered daily.
  • LitLovers Needless to say, I love this one. You can practice your love of literature with free online lit courses.
  • Memrise – For the fellow linguists (I hear you comrades!). Get smarter and expand your vocabulary.
  • The Happiness Project Why not just learn how to be happy? I’d give five minutes a day to that!


  • TEDTalks – most TED talks are just as good in audio form as they are in video, and they are easy to listen to.
  • ITunes U – This one is for podcast lovers. Yale, Harvard, and other top universities share lecture podcasts.
  • Founders Talk – this is an excellent podcast for anyone wanting to get into the head of the founders of successful startups and businesses.
  • Stuff You Should Know –  another podcast that this time covers a wide range of topics. For the learners out there.
  • No Such a Thing as a Fish – A weekly podcast in which The QI researchers share their most interesting recent discoveries. I seriously love these guys.