45 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in July: Enroll in a MOOC Today

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MOOCs on the beach? Why not. New MOOCs are getting started, even during the dog days of summer. You can find 45 courses getting going this month. They’re all captured on our complete and frequently-updated list of Massive Open Online Courses.

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Support Metafilter

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A couple of years ago, I was asked to name the first five sites I visit each day. Without pause, I rattled off Metafilter, a crowdsourced blog where intelligent contributors highlight interesting things and answer each other’s questions.

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Watch David Brenner (RIP) Make the First of His 158 Appearances on The Tonight Show in 1971

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News just hit the wires that comedian David Brenner (1936-2014) died at his home today at the age of 78. Cancer was apparently the cause.
Born in Philadelphia, Brenner started out a documentary filmmaker, but eventually launched a career as a comedian.

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How to Follow Open Culture Posts: Daily Email & RSS Are Gold, Twitter Is an Option, Forget About Facebook

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Readers often ask us, “What’s the best way to make sure that I don’t miss any of your posts?” The answer, right now, is pretty clear: Sign up for our daily email. Each day, you will receive an email that tidily wraps up everything we’ve featured on the site over a 24 hour period.

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The Great Courses (Formerly The Teaching Company) Offers 70% Off Every Course on Cyber Monday

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Here’s a holiday season deal worth mentioning. The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company) is offering 70% off every course today, until midnight. If you’re not familiar with it, the company provides a very nice service. They travel across the U.S.

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Newly-Released Thelonious Monk Live Recording, ‘Paris 1969,’ Now Streaming Free for a Limited Time

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A quick heads up: Last week we told you all about how Thelonious Monk flubbed his first concert in Paris in 1954 and then made a triumphant return in 1969. The ’69 concert has just been released as a new CD, but, for a limited time, you can hear it streaming online,  from start to finish, for free.

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Culture Writer Wanted!

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Open Culture is looking for a freelance writer to cover all things cultural and help bring more intelligent media to our global audience. Here is an overview of what we have in mind.

The writer will contribute 5 posts per week (not less) on a very reliable schedule and will receive compensation for each post.

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The “Most Amazing [Borrowed] College Welcome Speech Ever”

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Georgia Tech sophomore and Mechanical Engineering major Nick Selby gave a rousing welcome speech at the 2013 Freshman Convocation. It didn’t take long for the speech to go viral. Or for Gawker to realize that the speech had been borrowed from a 2008 speech given by Andy Stone, once the debate team champion at Arizona State.

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Support The Public Domain Review

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The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual artefacts in the history of art, literature and ideas – all of which have fallen into the public domain and so are free for everyone to enjoy, reuse and share.

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The Great Courses (Formerly The Teaching Company) Offers 70% Off Every Course Today

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Here’s a holiday season deal worth mentioning. The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company) is offering 70% off every course today — Cyber Monday. If you’re not familiar with it, the company provides an amazing service. They travel across the U.S.

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