Five YouTube Channels Worth Your Time

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:

Threadbanger

This DIY Otomi Fabric video is just the beginning of the DIY ideas from this channel. If you love to sew and have a passion for crafting, this is the channel for you.

DIGS

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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