Web Wisdom - 5 Infographics for Students to Explore

Explore is a discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity. A Brain Pickings project editing by Maria Popova in partnership with Noodle.

Long gone are the days when you needed to whip out a dusty old book to learn. In the digital age, there many ways you can learn something new and have fun in the process.

Check out these tid-bits of fun learning — from the sleep habits of your favorite writer to America's biggest stresses.

1. Famous Writers' Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity

Famous writers' sleep habits and productivity

You think you have a hard time dragging yourself out of bed? Check out the sleeping habits of some of history’s most famous writers and see how you match up! Now that 9 a.m. class might not seem so bad!

2. 10 Rules for Students and Teachers (and Life)

Rules help you stay focused and happy

Want a recipe for success? Sometimes a few simple rules are all you need to help climb your way to the top. What does it take to do well in college? Work! Work! Work!

3. 7 Life Learnings from 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

Life lessons

Seven life lessons brought to you by Maria Popova. Good advice to take with you to university and beyond. Take some time for some introspection and you won't be disappointed!

4. What Do Americans Stress Out About? A Visualization

Infographic about what people are stressed about the most

They say that moving to a new home is one of the most stressful things a person can experience, but maybe those people haven’t been to college. Check out this data collected by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health that shows what makes Americans say “I just can’t even.”

5. How NOT To Use a Semicolon, From the Oatmeal

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Ever wondered why keyboards give priority to semi-colons over their full-colon cousin? It’s because it is super useful! Sprinkle some semi-colons into your favorite prose and impress your friends!