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Top Five Most Fascinating Websites for the Curious Adult

Updated on July 14, 2014


TED is a non-profit website and organization devoted to fulfilling "Ideas Worth Spreading". Launched in 1984 as a conference for bringing people together its inception was inspired by three separate yet equally valuable mediums: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Over time its scope has become wider and more influential. Along with two annual conferences, the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Scotland each summer, TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

TEDTalks Isabel Allende

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism -- and, of course, passion -- in this talk.


BIGTHINK is an unlimited source of BIG ideas and BIG idea hunters. Topics of discussion and contemplation are arranged under seven subject headings such as Earth and Beyond and Power and Influence. Big ideas are doors being flung open to unleash knowledge for a brighter future. Each video or article on and on the educational platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is on the forefront of change taking place right now. Creative insights and innovative ideas will have the power to shape all of our lives for the better. The emerging leaders, scientists and educators discuss their own inspiring stories and personal struggles.

OPEN CULTURE gives the world access to thousands of free downloads, online courses, K-12 resources, audio books, movies, language lessons and a hundreds of other fascinating subjects. You can even suggest a link or easily share information directly from the site .Open Culture is "the best free cultural & educational media on the web."

INTERNET ARCHIVE provides the most curious scholar and student of life with "universal access to all knowledge " The archive gives you unlimited resources to video, text, web, Live Music Archives, movies and so much more. Want to relive a blast from the Internet past? Try the Internet Archive Wayback Machine . It's a service that allows you to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. As they say "Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible."


SnagFilms .com. Not only does Snag Films give you access to almost every Indie or documentary film ever made for FREE it has a section titled Filmanthropy. Filmanthropy is a powerful mixture of film and philanthropy for aspiring film makers or those who contribute their advocating skills to a worthy cause.

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