Use your time inside to learn something new and change your perspective on the world.
Did you know that the bottomless void we call the internet is filled with some useful stuff too? Take YouTube for example. It’s the home of various successful and less-successful tutorials. Sure, it saved our lives a couple of times by teaching us how to change a lightbulb or use a washing machine. It also made us waste years and years of our lives. Ever watched people unbox stuff you never intend to buy? Then you know what I’m talking about.
Thankfully, YouTube is filled with fascinating channels that can teach us so much about the world and ourselves. We gathered here some of our absolute faves. Hopefully, you’ll find one that suits your soul too.
For the curious, the scientists, the explorers, the teachers and the students. Ted-Ed offers lessons on virtually every subject. And each of them is designed to spark your curiosity. Why do people fear the wrong things? What’s so special about Viking ships? Does time exist? Start watching and find out!
For the lovers of the culinary arts. Binging With Babish has to be one of the most creative culinary channels on the platform. Babish started his YouTube career by recreating recipes from famous movies and TV shows. Now he offers all kinds of delicious dishes on his channel. Still, watching him recreate the signature meal from Ratatouille or the Krabby Patty from Spongebob Squarepants is fascinating even for those with no culinary interests whatsoever.
For our geo-fans everywhere! If you ever wanted to know more about any country in the world, this is a place for you. This is the first and only Youtube Channel that offers detailed videos on all countries, areas and territories. You might not be a huge geography buff but remember, this is Earth, your home. Why not learn about it?
For the scientist in you. Kurzgesagt is a channel that tries to explain things with optimistic nihilism. It’s a refreshing outlook on human existence. In other words, it’s a brain booster you never knew you needed.
For the nerd in you. The Nerdwriter is a weekly video essay series that dwells in all sorts of ideas. Intelligent, funny and knowledgeable – it takes a special sort of skill to make a point without uttering a single word. From politics, morality to lots and lots of essays on art, this channel offers a little bit of something for everyone.
A special treat for film lovers. Now You See It explores film themes and tropes. It’s like a college film analysis class minus the lecture halls, essay assignments, and student loan debts. If you’re a fan of the visual arts, you’ll find remarkable content here.
Whatever you choose to do with your time, don’t forget to take care of your mind, body and soul. And talk to us in the comments <3