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This week, we thought we might spice things up and show you where to learn some new skills. If spending all this time at home is pushing you to find new hobbies, or pick up some new tricks, this week's list has you covered. If you missed our last email, click here to fish through our finds from last Friday.
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This week’s assignment
Keep working and flexing those design skills. This week, check out Sharpen for randomly generated design prompts that will help you improve your craft. Design challenges include different categories like UX, branding, and product design.
Book of the week
Embrace Your Weirdby Felicia Day - Learn to express yourself fully, and authentically, and rediscover the things that bring out your creativity. This New York Times bestseller will show you how to tap into your quirks and weird side to unlock the power of self-expression.
Take an online class
Nikon School Online is offering free photography courses. Learn the fundamentals of photography, tips for shooting video content, macro photography, and much more.
Learn to solder to mend and splice wires, make jewelry, or build circuits. Even if you don't give soldering a try for yourself, this video is still insanely cool to watch.
DIY projects and more
Grab some spices from your kitchen, and grow your own herbs! This YouTube series with Dr. Ekta Chaudhary is for novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Why keep standing on your feet when you can stand on your hands? In this YouTube video from Geek Climber, he'll show you how you, too, can master the handstand in 156 days with a bit of training, persistence, and a few fumbles.
If you've ever wanted to learn to paint, this article will walk you through some simple tips to get started. No need to be a natural-born artist - anyone can paint!
Stuff You Should Know is the podcast that will teach you about pretty much anything and everything. Hosts Josh and Chuck discuss everyday things you don't think twice about, historical events you've never heard of, and why chopsticks might be better than forks.
Food to try this week
Challenge yourself to make or bake something new this week!
Kimchi, a Korean staple, is the perfect addition to fried rice, noodles, or dumpling dishes. Check out this recipe to make your own from scratch! Heads up: kimchi is a spicy, pungent fermented cabbage, so if you're not a fan of spicy foods, you might not dig this recipe.
And finally, a quote to keep in mind throughout the week