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The Sartorialist
Fashion photo-blog pioneer Scott Schuman's famous collection of impromptu pics of street fashion from all over the world. Also features industry news, shows, etc.

Steampunk on Pinterest
The awesomeness of human imagination on clear display in Steampunk, where fashion meets science meets history. Jules Verne would have been proud.

The Story of Stuff
A 20-minute movie turned into a movement to waste less, use less, want less. It's about better, not more. Honestly ... don't most of us have way too much stuff?

lizardpoint
A great all-around early learning site: geography, flags, world leaders (current and past), art, and math (including basic fact quizzes and worksheets).

The Webby Awards
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honor "the best of the internet" with their annual Webby Awards. Great way to find unknown online gems.

ThoughtCo
Lifelong learning is the theme, with wide-ranging, thought-provoking, useful content in a variety of categories: math and science, humanities, art, music, etc.

Poor Richard’s Almanac
Ben Franklin was a genius, and his Almanac proves it. Browse through 25 years of pithy 18th century Franklinisms; I think you’ll be convinced.

Digital Bodleian
An effort to open portions of the prodigious collections of Oxford University's Bodliean Library for learning, teaching, research. You could spend hours ...

Art of Manliness
Blog devoted to preserving the virtue of
healthy masculinity, lest it become a lost art amid the cultural flux. Lots of cool, edifying, educational posts. Like this one.

Niche
Helpful site that ranks schools and communities over a variety of categories through careful statistical analysis of governmental data and user reviews.

Mr. Brandenburg's List of Recommended Books on Math and Science
Don't know who "Mr. Brandenburg" is, but his anthology of math and science books is a wonderful reference for general audiences.

Classic Games for Ti-83+ and Ti-84+
Download great old-school games for your calculator: Mario, PacMan, Tetris, Fruit Ninja, Gemini, Phantom Star, Mine Sweeper, Connect Four, Asteroids, lots of others.

Easter Eggs
Google engineers are a hilarious bunch, hiding weird and wonderful surprises within the search field for those who know the secret code. Find the best
here.

Wolfram Alpha
Stephen Wolfram's groundbreaking computational knowledge engine. Random question: "How many goats in Japan in 1986?" WA knows the answer (~47,500).

Game of Life
Conway's 1970
coding creation mimicking life's basic processes in an utterly simple yet strikingly lifelike way. You play God! Download: Golly. Java version here.

Lynda.com
"Courses in business, tech, and creative skills taught by industry experts." A top self-study resources. Plenty to keep the curious and motivated learning for life.

Google Apps
Why pay? Use free: Calendar, Chrome, Classroom, Contacts, Docs, Drive, Fonts, Forms, Gmail, Keep, Photos, Scholar, Sheets, Slides, Tilt Brush, Translate, more.

Free Rice
Learn everything from basic arithmetic to famous paintings, world geography, anatomy, English grammar, and vocabulary (upper levels are vicously hard).

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2018)
Classic Cold-War era
Rocky and Bullwinkle meets Johnny English meets out-of-the-fjordinary modern retro-animation. Education connection? Wossamotta U.


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