JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!

If you're being forced to stay home for a few weeks, you're going to want to keep busy.


Instead of watching time slowly crawl by, we could use this new abundance of free time to better ourselves and grow our minds. There are many physical and mental skills, either useful or simply entertaining, that can be learned in two weeks or less, and Redditor u/Ciniter asked people for suggestions of things that they could be learning to do right now. Many answers were completely doable and even fun!

10. Learn how to not need keys

"You can teach yourself lockpicking in 15 minutes."

Edymnion

9. Mend your favorite clothes

"How to sew. Good skill to have for simple clothes repairs, can extend the life of many favourite garments by years."

Creative_Recover

8. .-.. . .- .-. -. / -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. .

"You can learn Morse Code in less than a day with this google experiment"

MothsAreJustAsGood

7. It's the perfect weather to start planting

"Gardening.... as long as you still have some local nurseries open. You'll be outside which is nice, and it's Spring-time, so it's a great time to plant some flowers."

bunny0288

6. Work on your Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson impression

Giphy

"Raising an eyebrow, I've been teaching myself and it's working pretty great. Now I can emerge from my house ready to respond appropriately whenever someone says something stupid!"

General_Silverini

5. Maybe you can grasp some language basics

"You could learn some basic sign language signs in that time.

You could also learn the Korean alphabet in that time too. Its very easy."

AkiraOkumura

4. Learn some party tricks

Giphy

"You can 100% learn to juggle in less than a week, like 2 days tops"

Blake_p1

3. Have your own art class

"Doesn't sound real but you can get a really good base on drawing skills if you put in an hour or two per day. YouTube tutorials are super helpful. I know this because I did it."

Kitty_Meow_Meow_

2. Any kind of flips are impressive

"Do a frontflip. If you've got a couple meters of space and a nice mattress and maybe some cushions, you'll get it done in a week easy provided you are in average shape. There are YouTube videos that teach it in 5 minutes, take 20 minutes a day for a week. Easy peasy"

ldk051119

1. No props necessary

"Saying the alphabet backward in incredible speed. It's not that hard. You can also learn it by taking a letter at the start, then at the end, and off you go: it goes A Z B Y C X D W E V F U G T H S I R J Q K P L O M N."

YeetTime409

Do you have something to confess to George? Text "Secrets" or ":zipper_mouth_face:" to +1 (310) 299-9390 to talk to him about it.

Image by Anemone123 from Pixabay

There are few conspiracy theories that annoy me lately as much as the QAnon conspiracy theory. Other than it posing a grave threat to our democracy, I can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would take any of it as gospel. It's also remarkably easy to debunk––I'm still waiting for "the Storm" amid the ever-changing goalposts, by the way.

Turns out there are quite a few other conspiracies out there annoy the hell out of people, as we discovered once Redditor Sonic-the-edge-dog asked the online community,

"What's a conspiracy theory that annoys you due to how easily disprovable it is?"
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The gift of hearing is an awesome thing. So many of us have the luxury to take it for granted.

How many 'first' sounds do we hear regularly that barely register for memory?

For those of us who are given sound after never having it or losing it and regaining it, have an appreciation most of us will never understand.

They embrace sound with such thankfulness and clarity. They can also tell you when hearing disappoints.

After all they have a build up of imagination in mind.

Redditor u/XxXNoobMaster69XxXx was hoping the formerly hearing impaired would sound off a bit by asking:

Ex-deaf people of reddit, what was the most underwhelming sound, respective to your expectations?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by elizabethaferry from Pixabay

Schools are like their own little universes. A whole mini-society, complete with its own specific rules and customs, some of which make absolutely no sense whatsoever. You can't help but wonder what the faculty was thinking in some of these cases, or why no one stopped to think about why they were so weird.

Keep reading... Show less

People lie. The tagline of the popular TV series House, MD, was "everybody lies." That includes my parents and yours, folks.

Sometimes parents lie to their children to protect them. Sometimes they lie because it's easier than telling the truth. But unfortunately, not all parents are good people. Some lie to manipulate their children, or hold control over them. And that story is way more common than any of us would like to think.

Keep reading... Show less