Websites that will make you smarter

Too many cute animal videos in your life? Here are three suggestions from Business Insider on better uses for your Web-surfing time.  

1. Digital Photography School: Ever wonder how some people capture amazing digital photographs? This site offers dozens of articles from choosing a great location for portrait photography, to being prepared to capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

2. Duolingo: Here’s the opportunity to learn a language for free, forever! The site is intuitive, with placement tests, so you begin at your learning level. Then you have a selection of vocabulary lessons that allow you to learn at your own pace.

3. Ed.Ted:  Ed.Ted is a collection of “Lessons Worth Sharing.” Ed.Ted presents short videos from remarkable speakers on everything from The Time Value of Money to How to Speak Monkey.