Resources to Get Through Social Distancing

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Resources to Get Through Social Distancing

There is no denying that the Coronavirus has created many obstacles in our everyday lives. And in response to this global pandemic, many businesses are providing resources and access to their services free of charge. With most of us confined to our homes struggling to cope with this crisis, our team wanted to put together a list of resources to help navigate, engage, and entertain you through these tough times.

Educational Resources:

Duolingo — Perhaps now’s the time to pick up a new language! Duolingo offers courses in 36 different languages — allowing you to set goals and work towards proficiency.

TED Talks — TED’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic is three-fold, having launched TEDconnects (free, live conversations featuring leading experts), TEDEd@Home (helping those doing school at home with educational resources), and TEDCircles (an open platform to engage in conversations about ideas, 100% digitally).

MasterClass — Masterclass is sharing a “buy one, give one free” offer. Encouraging new and existing members to share the opportunity to learn from some of the best industry leaders in the world. Masterclass offers over 80+ classes with 20 lessons per class from people like Martin Scorsese, Gordon Ramsay, Anna Wintour, Annie Leibovitz, Penn & Teller, and more!

Khan Academy — This nonprofit has been and continues to provide educational resources to students, teachers, parents, and those itching with curiosity. With a library made up of thousands of interactive exercises, videos, and articles in a variety of subjects for all ages.

Scribd — Scribd is offering a free 30 day trial with access to unlimited books and audiobooks. How many books can you read in 30 days? Let’s find out!

Class Central — Discover thousands of free online courses from Ivy League schools like Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Fitness Resources:

ClassPass — Create a free account to access over 4,000 on-demand workouts. You can even book livestream classes (& pay as you go) with 100% of all livestream class proceeds going to the studios until June 1st.

Barry’s Bootcamp — Streaming 2–3 full body workouts each day for free on their IGTV channel.

CorePower Yoga — Keep up your practice with access to free online classes, refreshed every week. For unlimited access to CorePower’s full collection of over 250+ classes, subscriptions are priced at $19.99 per month.

YMCA — YMCA 360 features 60+ free on-demand workout videos ranging from boot camps, barre, yoga, weight training, boxing, and more!

Peloton — Peloton has extended their app’s free trial to 90 days. Stream thousands of live and on-demand classes anywhere, anytime.

Orange Theory — Orange Theory recently launched #OrangeTheoryAtHome where they feature a 28-minute, at-home workout every day for those practicing self-isolation.

Health & Wellness Resources:

Apple COVID-19 App — Download for up to date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus. The app was developed in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The White House, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It features best practices, frequently asked questions, and a simple screening tool that recommends proper actions to take based on your symptoms, travel, and contact with others.

Headspace — Headspace is one of the best digital meditation apps out there. The app offers hundreds of guided meditations on topics ranging from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, productivity, and physical health.

Talkspace — Talkspace is now offering $100 off all plans to help provide relief for those struggling and in need of support. On their Coronavirus Resource Hub, you will find therapist tips for uncertain times such as practicing mindfulness and coping with stress.

Calm — “Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.” Calm offers a wide variety of sleep stories to help you fall asleep, music to help you focus and relax, and mental health masterclasses from world-renowned experts.

Lululemon — Lululemon is sharing free wellness and yoga classes via their Instagram stories, live streams, and IGTV.

Sleep Cycle — Sleep Cycles helps you wake up feeling well rested and refreshed. Not only does the app track your sleeping patterns, but it helps provide you with valuable data on how to better understand your sleeping habits. It also has a “smart alarm,” which wakes you up while you’re in your lightest sleep.

Creative Resources:

Adobe Creative Cloud — Adobe is offering free 7 day trials of their entire collection of over 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps. Plus, for students and teachers, Creative Cloud plans are 60% off and priced at $19.99 per month.

UNUM — Yes, we’re adding ourselves to the list! Our mission is to empower the storyteller in all of us, and we want to inspire you to take this time to be creative and inspire others to create with you. UNUM is an all-in-one app for editing content, visual planning, and data driven insights. Create meaningful content and learn about its performance, completely free to use. And now, we are offering a free 7-day trial of our Creator Plan so that you can have access to premium story templates, exclusive filters, unlimited grid and story spaces, and more!

Canva — Canva offers over 8,000+ free customizable templates and 100+ design types outfitted for social media, presentations, posters, logos, thumbnails, and more! It is free to use, or test out Canva Pro for 30 days and gain access to 60,000 free templates and over 4 million free photos and graphics.

Behance — Behance is a platform that allows creators to share portfolios of their work in areas such as graphic design, illustration, photography, and more! It is perfect for finding inspiration, researching potential partners and collaborators, and sharing your own creations with the digital community.

Home & Lifestyle Resources:

Instacart — Get groceries delivered from your local supermarkets in as little as one hour. Simply input your zip code, choose your store, add items to your cart, and relax as your groceries are handpicked and delivered to your door.

New York Times Cooking — Browse, search, and save thousands of the New York Time’s archive of recipes. View curated collections from editors, search recipes by cuisine or diet, and even create your own grocery list to make shopping a breeze.

Tasty — Create delicious recipes with ease with Tasty’s “step by step” instruction mode on how to cook every recipe. Personalize the app to accommodate your dietary needs and create a backlog of all your favorite recipes and the ones you wish to try.

SuperCook — Unsure of what to make with the food you already have? SuperCook is a recipe discovery app offering you recipes from over 1,500+ websites based on the ingredients you already have at home.

Finance Resources:

Mint — Create budgets, keep track of spending, and get personalized insights to help better manage your finances.

Turbo — Set goals, track your tax refund, get your free credit score & report, and see and celebrate your progress over time. Turbo also recently added a COVID-19 content hub with information about what to know about the Coronavirus and how it impacts your finances.

May 18, 2020

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