Learning is wasted on the young.
Not a real expression. Just a philosophical musing to kick off the school year.
Our thirst for knowledge only grows as the years soldier on and free time dwindles.
“If only had I had five minutes,” we say.
Highbrow is those five minutes.
The idea behind Highbrow is this: a new five-minute lesson arrives in your inbox once a day, at your preferred time, in the course of your choice.
After ten days, you’re done. They even purposely limit you to one course at a time, so as not to overload the ol’ noggin.
The micro-courses are divided into 10 categories (art, logic, productivity, science, etc.) and 54 bite-size courses.
Their most popular? Philosophical Ideas That Everyone Should Know.
We already got you started on that one.
Nota bene: A few other micro-learning courses we dig include the “interesting fact of the day” email Today I Found Out, as well as the app Ten Words, a foreign language primer that sticks to ten words per day.