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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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Free language-learning app Duolingo now offers Yiddish lessons

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Duolingo; Insider Duolingo is a free language-learning app we've recommended time and time again. It now offers lessons in Yiddish, including key cultural phrases and examples. Taking short, fun Yiddish lessons can help you connect with your family and culture. If you're just starting to explore a new language or want to easily build on what you already know, Duolingo is a fun, free, and low-key...
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We compared Google Meet and Zoom to see which is better for remote working and learning - and Zoom has a slight edge for large meetings

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Google Hangouts; Zoom Alyssa Powell/Insider If you're learning or working from home, a video conferencing tool is a must. Two of the best services out there are Google Meet and Zoom. Zoom supports larger meetings, but Google Meet is conveniently packaged with other Google services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Pro Plan (Monthly) (small) G Suite Business Account (Monthly) (small) Two of the ...
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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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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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12 new books to read in April, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider April has inspired Amazon's book editors to curate another compelling monthly book list. One top pick, "Broken (in the best possible way)" details Jenny Lawson's experience with depression. The 12 titles, with captions provided by Amazon's team, are described below. Spring is officially here, and while reading is an excellent pastime throughout the year, the sentiment seems t...
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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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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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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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9 online cybersecurity courses to help you jumpstart a career in information security or learn internet safety tips

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Cybersecurity knowledge is vital for everyone to have, whether they run a small business or want to transition into an information security career.It's also a rapidly growing field, with the US Bureau of Labor predicting a 31% growth in jobs within the next 10 years.Below are 9 online courses and programs (all with free options) that can provide a cybersecurity over...
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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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I took an online class on MasterClass taught by one of the top chefs in the world, and it actually helped me enjoy cooking during the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. I like  because it's easy to follow, doesn't require special ingredients or equipment, and the meals I made wowed my family.Though MasterClass can be somewhat pricey (a subscription is currently $180 billed annually or $15 a month), subscribers get access to all its courses across a broad range of disciplines.Read more: The best MasterClass cooking coursesSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for...
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The best baking cookbooks according to professional bakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Whether you're a beginner or expert baker, investing in a specialized baking cookbook can help you perfect your pie crust, sourdough bread, or chocolate chip cookies.Below, expert bakers Joanne Chang and Amber Croom share their picks for the best baking books, from mastering French pastries to tempering chocolate.Read more: MasterClass offers online cooking classes ...
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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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6 wellness apps that have actually improved my wellbeing without adding to tech burnout

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Digit; Down Dog; MindDoc; Nuzzel; Plant Nanny 2; Sleep Cycle; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider There are seemingly endless apps to help improve your life, but sometimes they can make you more stressed out or glued to your phone.Below are six apps - from a cute reminder to drink water to a highly customizable yoga class - that are easy to use and can help organize your life without contributing to bur...
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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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I saved $10,000 by investing my own money without an advisor. Here are the books that taught me how.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Investing my own money always seemed intimidating, even with advisors, because I couldn't understand the jargon.Below are 8 books I read to help me understand things like index funds, dividends, and how the stock market works, helping me save around $10,000 through investing without an advisor.Read more: 10 online courses, books, and podcasts that can help ...
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It can be extra hard to make a career change during a pandemic, but right now could also be the perfect time to explore the possibilities. Here are 15 great resources to help you find a more fulfilling career or make your current job a little better.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Finding your ideal career path is less about looking for a "dream job" and more about assessing the day-to-day tasks you enjoy doing.Below are 15 online courses, books, and free resources to help you find what you like, take steps towards a career transition, or improve a current job.Read more: At the start of this year, I could barely sell my writing. These 10 online...
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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, apps, and resources to learn Hindi, the world's third most popular language

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world, and it's helpful to know whether you want to travel to India in the future or apply your Hindi knowledge to your career aspirations.Below are 10 affordable online courses, apps, and videos to learn Hindi on your own.Read more: 10 free or affordable online courses, apps, and books to learn Russian, from Duolingo to Rosetta StoneSign up for Insider Reviews...
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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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