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21 Things To Do On The Internet Instead Of Looking At The News

Live stream a farm sanctuary, take a free Ivy League school class, virtually assist a person with visual impairments, and more.

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1. Take a free online class through an Ivy League school and find it via the Class Central search engine. Yup. This is the time to let your nerd flag fly with top schools like Harvard, Columbia, Wharton, and way more.

2. Use the Be My Eyes app and give live video assistance to people who are visually impaired. This'll be especially crucial for anyone who needs to peruse an essential store and wants to get in and out as quickly as possible OR someone who's social distancing and has fewer people around them to ask for help.

3. Livestream a yoga and meditation session with Heal Haus.

4. Learn a new language slowly but surely with Memrise!

5. Enjoy virtual community sessions with Everyday People! The company typically hosts amazing parties all over the globe, but is now using the social distancing time to gather people on Instagram for guided meditation, wellness talks, DJ sets, and more live on its Instagram!

6. Complete an online paint-by-numbers art piece to relax and take your mind off of everything else for a bit.

7. Throw a Netflix Party and binge-watch with your friends online.

8. Watch a live animal sanctuary camera on Explore.org's live camera's page. This'll be especially sweet if it's hurting your soul not to be able to visit or volunteer at one right now (or if you're just curious about animals).

9. Watch a beach live feed. You may not be able to hit the sand and catch a wave but you can still enjoy the beauty from afar — and you might even see a surfer in action and live vicariously through them. 🌊

10. Take a virtual museum tour and leave the house without actually having to leave the house.

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11. Have an online lunch or coffee break with your co-workers so you get to still see faces and hear the munching noises you hated hearing in the office but now kinda-sorta miss.

12. Take a BuzzFeed Quiz! (No, really. They're actually pretty clever and fun.)

13. Get Spreeder — an extension that'll help you practice reading faster with better comprehension.

14. Watch live social media concerts by your favorite musicians.

15. Type in the name of several classic games on Google and play them on the search engine page without having to visit a suspect site.

16. Play GeoGuessr! It's a game that'll have you take a virtual voyage around the world (using the cameras of Google Maps) and test your ability to know your surroundings and guess where the game has taken you.

17. Start a blog to document whatever new hobby you take up while you've got more time on your hands at home.

18. Go through all your *current* paid subscriptions and unsubscribe from anything that you haven't been using enough to justify a monthly charge to your bank account.

19. AND! Spend some time unsubscribing from email newsletters you haven't read in months.

20. Lose yourself in the magical world of Disney+.

21. Try MeetUp and join a group of people with your interests so you can enjoy things together virtually until you all get to meet up in person.

BREAKING: You're about to have some good ole fun on the internet with NO NEWS INVOLVED. Woosah!