We're under quarantine. Why not use the time we usually spend socializing to learn something new?
And, if that's the case, we might as well learn from the very best. The 8 Ivy League schools that pepper the country—Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University—are offering 450 free online courses that are just the right amount of challenging to take our minds off the current state of affairs.
You can browse through all the offerings right here on Class Central, a search engine and review site for free online courses.
Among standouts, we recommend Yale's "Introduction to Classical Music," Princeton's class on Buddhism and modern psychology and Harvard's interesting "Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science."
But if you just can't help thinking of the outdoors while being secluded, opt instead to tour 31 national parks (virtually, of course) across America via Google Earth. That's a form of learning also, right?