When bored, uninspired, or looking to spark my brain into thinking the following websites are the ones I most often visit to help get my creative or inquisitive brain running.
TED talks are speeches or presentations by some of the world’s most interesting/intelligent/remarkable people. Each week the websites uploads new talks, and every single one of the talks will teach you something. I like to use the talks to springboard my own thinking of various topics. I usually watch with a pen and paper and write down ideas that come up/terms that I want to investigate more. Probably my biggest motivator (as far as websites go).
A website dedicated to studying and discussing Austrian Economics or as they say “This site offers many thousands of hours of audio and video, thousands of free books in the literature section along with the full run of rare and wonderful journals, biographies and bibliographies of great economists”. Regardless of your economic thoughts, the website brings up issues/ideas that are bound to get you thinking.
This site is the largest independent travel website out there. All the writers have the same mentality as I do when it comes to traveling and lifestyle, and the articles can always get me day dreaming about future trips.
Tim Ferriss the author of 4 HourWorkweek has an excellent blog with frequent guest posts talking about pretty much everything. The majority of the posts are relating entrepreneurship/travel/anything else. He knows his core audience is the 20-30 adventuresome mostly males, and usually has articles catered toward that demographic. The variety of guests brings new insight on a lot of issues that I think about often.
Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg I initially discovered through the blog above. Tim and Kevin have a show called “The Random Show” where they talk about similar stuff that Tim always talks about, but Kevin brings a large amount of technology/web knowledge and discussion. As this is also a top interests of mine, I find his writings and videos great. Also, his love of drinking while filming is right up my alley.
Probably the funniest hostel stories in existence.