You may be finding yourself with more free time than ever during social distancing. Take advantage of it.
Even if you're working from home, the time you save by not commuting might be all you need to hone a new skill and develop a new hobby.
Luckily, there are plenty of places offering free online classes right now. Here are some courses you can take while you're at home during coronavirus.
Learn to play the guitar
You can finally make your rock star dreams come true. Who better to help than Fender? Last month, the guitar manufacturing giant announced free guitar, ukulele and bass lessons for the first 100,000 people to sign up.
Learn to speak a new language
Remember... screen time is OK for kids if they're actively engaged. Turn your toddler into a polyglot with Rosetta Stone, which is offering 3 months of free language learning for students stuck at home during this time.
Learn to cook
Take Ivy League classes
Because when else will you get a chance to wrap your mind around Neo-Confucianism? Class Central has compiled a list of over 400 free Ivy League courses currently available online right now. From the pragmatic and analytical (brush up on Constitutional Interpretation from Princeton) to the utterly esoteric (Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and the Birth of Opera from Harvard, anyone?), you'll wow your friends and family on those virtual dinner parties with your newfound knowledge.
Learn how to grow your own vegetables
Thinking about the great outdoors? Oregon State University is offering a free vegetable gardening course through the end of April, where you'll learn how to select the best site for a garden, prepare soil plant properly and more. Learn more and register here.
Learn how to work out
You want to make sure you're sharpening your body as well as your mind during the pandemic. Luckily, plenty of gyms and fitness studios are offering free workouts that you can stream while you're at home social distancing.