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This free, online social work course from the University of Michigan inspired me to apply to grad school. Here's why I recommend it to anyone considering a degree in social work.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. University of Michigan; Alyssa Powell/Insider The University of Michigan has the top-ranked Master of Social Work program in the US. U-M offers a Social Work Coursera MasterTrack certificate, making a degree more affordable. My experience taking the intro course of the program encouraged me to apply to graduate programs. Table of Contents: Static Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Cha...
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The 11 best MCAT courses, based on your studying style

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Kaplan; Magoosh; The Princeton Review; Blueprint; Alyssa Powell/Insider A Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score is required for entry to medical school. Online courses and practice tests can help you study and even raise your MCAT score. Below are some of the best options from The Princeton Review, Kaplan, Magoosh, and Blueprint. Anyone with med school plans probably knows about the Medical Colleg...
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Coursera and edX both offer certificate programs at a fraction of the cost of grad school - here are the main differences between them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX and both online graduate courses, many from top schools like MIT and Duke. edX MicroMasters and are bite-sized portions of master's degree programs. They can be used to build stand-alone skills or as stepping stones to full master's degrees. To mitigate common economic and geographic barriers to getting a master's degree, e...
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Over half a million people signed up for this free Princeton course on the science behind Buddhist meditation practices. I took it and came away with a better understanding of myself.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Static Robert Wright, a lecturer at Princeton, teaches Buddhism and Modern Psychology on Coursera. The class explores how Buddhist practices like meditation can scientifically improve mental health and wellbeing. I signed up and learned how mindfulness and meditating can make me a happier and healthier person. Alyssa Powell/Insider One of the biggest aspects of Buddhism is meditation...
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14 Cornell classes you can take online for free, from how to structure a business agreement to the ethics of food

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Cornell; Alyssa Powell/Insider Cornell University is one of the top 25 schools in the world - and offers free online courses. You can access courses in everything from engineering and big data to the ethics of eating. Below are 14 free online Cornell courses you can take through edX, or you can browse them all here. Cornell is one of the most prestigious schools in the world. To set foot on campus as a...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are currently 75% off - here's why they can be a great option if you're pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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I signed up for a free trial of One Day University to stream lectures from Yale and Columbia professors - here's why it's replacing Netflix reruns for me right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. One Day University; Alyssa Powell/Insider One Day University lets you live-stream short online lectures by world-renowned professors. Topics range from history and science to art. We suggest starting with The Science of Happiness. You can sign up for a free two-week trial here. After that, it's $9 per month. Table of Contents: Static What it is: Live and pre-recorded lectures from top universities ...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are currently 60% off - here's why they can be a great option if you're pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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This MasterClass taught me how to sleep better, even while dealing with a lot of stress

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider UC Berkeley professor Matthew Walker teaches The Science of Better Sleep on MasterClass. The class focuses on teaching you how to increase your quality and quantity of sleep. It helped me learn about my erratic sleep patterns, prevent sleep debt, and improve my health. In any given year, one in three adults doesn't get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Dis...
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The 9 best GRE prep programs, courses, and webinars to sign up for, even if you only have a month to study

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Magoosh; The Princeton Review; Kaplan; Udemy; ETS; Alyssa Powell/Insider The GRE is similar to the SAT, testing your math and verbal skills for entrance to graduate school. Depending on how much time you have, there are self-paced and structured online prep courses. Below, find answers to FAQ and courses from Magoosh, Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and Udemy. What is the GRE? The GRE (Graduate Record Ex...
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27 free UPenn courses you can take online, including Wharton business classes

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. UPenn; Alyssa Powell/Insider The University of Pennsylvania is one of the best 15 schools in the world. You can take some of its online courses for free, including ones from the renowned Wharton School. Find 27 of the most popular free UPenn courses below - from psychology to poetry - offered by edX and Coursera. Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization svetikd / Getty Imag...
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15 online writing courses taught by bestselling authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, and Roxane Gay

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession.Online classes are an affordable way to learn new writing tips as well as receive feedback on your work.All the classes on this list are taught by expert, award-winning writers with decades of experience.Good writing skills can take you far (just take it from a business major who wormed her ...
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Over 2.2 million students enrolled in this free Yale class on how to be happier - here's what it's actually like to take

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Yale's most popular class in history teaches you how to become happier using science.Through Coursera, Professor Laurie Santos created a free version of the course, The Science of Well-Being. It blew up in popularity during the pandemic.I enrolled and was surprised by how helpful and fun it was. It made an abstract topic feel concrete and useful in everyday life.  The Science of Wel...
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I learned how to crochet during the pandemic - here are 8 online courses, books, and kits that are perfect for beginners

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Like knitting, crocheting boasts many mental health benefits including stress-relief and higher concentration.While slightly more challenging than knitting, crocheting is great for making clothes and 3D projects like stuffed toys.Below are 8 online classes, books, and videos to learn how to crochet.If your screen time has skyrocketed during the pandemic, you may be searching for a hobby to keep yo...
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According to a career coach, these are the top skills that can advance your career - and the 16 online courses you can take to get them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We asked a certified professional career coach at TopResume about the skills that can help advance your career.From strengthening writing skills to mastering public speaking, learning new soft skills has never been more accessible or convenient, thanks to e-learning courses. like edX, Udemy, and Coursera offer high-quality, low-cost classes taught by experienced prof...
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9 free or affordable online courses to learn Java, offered by schools like Duke and UPenn

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; The University of Texas at Austin; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Java is one of the most popular computer programming languages, most often used to code back-end development projects and Android apps. Below are 9 online courses and certificate programs to learn Java, whether you're a beginner or have some coding experience.Read more: Harvard offers an online data science certificate program for ...
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Yale's most popular class ever was adapted into a free online course that teaches you how to be happier

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Reuters / Michelle McLoughlin In 2018, Yale professor Laurie Santos taught a class in response to concerning levels of student depression and anxiety. It became the most popular course in the school's history.To share the class' contents with a wider audience, Santos created a free Coursera course, The Science of Well-Being, that teaches you how to be happy.I enrolled in the class and was surprised...
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LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn identified the top five hard skills employers are looking for in 2021, such as data analysis and project management. Through January 31, the platform is offering free classes to learn those skills - no LinkedIn Learning signup required.Also included are general career development courses, from preparing for job interviews to negotiating a higher salary.Read more: Coursera...
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This book on narcissistic parents that's popular on social media is actually helping readers set stronger boundaries with family members

Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" is a bestselling book about dealing with difficult parents.The book breaks down emotionally immature parents into four categories, providing tips on setting boundaries and maintaining healthier relationships.It has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, shared countless times on social media and sparking public conversations usually left for private spaces.I interviewed the author, Dr. Lindsay C. ...
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8 games, apps, and workshops you can do virtually with your friends to stay connected while quarantining

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider The pandemic can be isolating for many reasons, and relying on video chats to stay connected can get monotonous when you feel like life's stayed the same.Below are ways to connect with friends or meet new people remotely, from comedy workshops and book clubs to workouts and cooking classes.Read more: It can be extra hard to make a career change during a pandemic, bu...
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13 cheap online courses that can help you land your next job, from writing cover letters to interviewing better

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Applying to jobs can feel like a tedious process. You can rework your cover letter and shoot an application out into the ether online without knowing much else. Just like any other skill, you can get better at applying to - and getting offers from - the right jobs.Cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback...
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Instructional design helps you create classes, trainings, and apps that people actually learn from. Here are online classes you can take to get better at it.

Drazen_/Getty Images When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Instructional design is a growing field that blends teaching with design to make learning more engaging and fun.It can be applied to many jobs, from teaching to developing corporate trainings, online classes, or educational videos.Below are 10 online courses, certificate programs, and free blogs to help you learn about instructional design and apply it to your career.Read more: 10...
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Amazon Prime members have access to tons of cheap online classes on Prime Video. Courses are taught by experts across endless topics, from history to singing, and cost as little as $2.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Amazon has video courses that span topics from cooking and singing to history and mathematics. They're designed by The Great Courses, and most are available to rent or buy, either by individual episode or season.You can also subscribe to The Great Courses Signature Collection subscription, which is $8 a month.Read more: MasterClass is having a huge 2-for-1 holiday sale right now - here's wha...
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10 free or affordable online courses and programs that can help you land a project management job

FreshSplash/Getty Images When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Project management is a quickly growing field - and one you can break into without a master's degree.Below are 10 online courses and resources, from free intro classes to programs that will prepare you to take the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.Read more: 13 e-learning sites where you can learn to code online for free or an affordable...
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15 online courses, workshops, and books that will teach you how to write a standout personal essay

iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Communicating ideas in a clear, confident way is a crucial life skill no matter which field you work in.Writing a personal essay can help perfect your storytelling and presentation skills. Below are 15 online classes, books, podcasts, and resources to start with.Read more: At the start of this year, I could barely sell my writing. These 10 online classes, book...
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If you want to learn American Sign Language, here are 10 free or cheap online courses, apps, books, and resources to start with

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider While there are many different forms of sign language, American Sign Language is used by over one million people in the US and Canada.Below are 10 affordable or free online classes, apps, books, and websites to help you learn ASL as a beginner.Read more: As a TEFL-certified teacher, here are the 12 online courses and apps I recommend for learning English as...
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This book on narcissistic parents and dysfunctional families has been shared all over social media, and readers are opening up about how it helped them to make sense of their trauma and set better boundaries

Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" is a bestselling book about dealing with difficult parents.The book breaks down emotionally immature parents into four categories, providing tips on setting boundaries and maintaining healthier relationships.It has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, shared countless times on social media and sparking public conversations usually left for private spaces.I interviewed the author, Dr. Lindsay C. ...
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As a TEFL-certified teacher, here are the 12 online courses and apps I recommend for learning English as a new language

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider English is the world's most common second language, and learning it can open up new career opportunities.Below are 12 online courses, apps, and resources to improve your English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.Read more: The 8 best apps, courses, and books to start learning SpanishSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice a...
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This bestselling psychology book on narcissistic parents and dysfunctional families is constantly shared on social media, and readers are opening up on how it helped them set stronger boundaries

Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" is a bestselling book about dealing with difficult parents.The book breaks down emotionally immature parents into four categories, providing tips on setting boundaries and maintaining healthier relationships.It has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, shared countless times on social media and sparking public conversations usually left for private spaces.I interviewed the author, Dr. Lindsay C. ...
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If you run an Etsy shop, half the battle is getting your products seen. Here are 14 free or affordable online courses, YouTube videos, and resources to help you understand Etsy's algorithm.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.An Etsy shop's success depends on how easily people find what you're selling. Understanding SEO, algorithms, and ads can drastically improve your sales.Below are 14 affordable or free online courses, YouTube videos, podcasts, and online tools to help you learn everything you need to know.Read more: How to set up an Etsy store that instantly draws in customers and makes you big money, from people who did itS...
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