YouTube is a dangerous place. It starts off so innocently: one cat video, then a bloopers reel, and before you know it it's 3 AM and you're lost in a vortex of pandas and puppies and babies. To keep your YouTube viewing productive, here are five inspiring YouTube channels that promise to keep you on task. Let's start with the design savvy channels:
The DIGS channel's mission is to help you enjoy your home with some tongue-in-cheek humor along the way. They always deliver, but I especially liked this video, which is perfect for the bachelor in your life.
Let's shift gears to a couple of channels that provide a weekly dose of inspiration and brainy tidbits.
PBS Idea Channel Who knew PBS was so internet savvy? This channel brings together common internet themes with history, sociology and science. It's usually pretty funny and always interesting.
Crash CourseIf you are a wannabe history buff or just want to get an instant shot of brain juice, Crash Course provides history and ecology lessons every week delivered in an awesome package.
Last but certainly not least, how about a little Amy Poehler?
Smart GirlsWhile this channel is geared towards teen and pre-teen girls, I'm always impressed by the intelligent discourse happening here. Could Amy Poehler be any more awesome?
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