five incredible websites that will make you smarter

information is beautiful

This website distills data, information and knowledge into beautiful, useful graphics and diagrams. Information is Beautiful is dedicated to making sense of the world with graphics & data-visuals.


class central

Class Central is a listing of online courses: 150K+ courses and more than 60 million unique users. Whatever you are interested in learning, it is more than likely that their catalog includes a course that will meet your needs.


open culture

The best free cultural and educational media on the web. Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.


visual capitalist

This website is making the world’s information more accessible. By highlighting the bigger picture through data-driven visuals, they help cut through the clutter and simplify a complex world.



Kialo is an easy to use, yet powerful tool to engage in thoughtful discussion, understand different points of view, and help with collaborative decision-making. Kialo allows you to be more thorough and thoughtful about the issues that matter most to you, and the world around you.