7 May 2020

Isolation Inspiration

Isolation Inspiration

With most of the world living indoors more than ever before, staying in is the new going out. With so many awesome things to watch, do and listen to this May, you’ll wonder how you ever found time to leave the house. 

‘Appy days

Just because you can’t meet up with friends, doesn’t mean you can’t out-talk and out-smart them from a distance. Houseparty, Scrabble and quiz apps are taking the world by storm, with innovative multiplayer games like Drawful and Fibbage catching up fast.

Start downloading now from your Apple or Android store.

Dolly Parton’s Storytime 

Dolly is a country music legend. She’s also known to millions of children around the world as ‘The Book Lady’, thanks to her Imagination Library which has posted over a million books out to needy children. Look forward to falling asleep to Dolly’s dulcet Tennessee tones.  

Tune in to Goodnight with Dolly

Behind the scenes at the Museum

Always wanted to enjoy a personalised tour of the planet’s greatest museums, without the hustle and hassle of actually going there? Now you can, by joining a virtual tour of 12 world-class museums including the British Museum, New York’s Guggenheim and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. 

Your culture trip starts now.

Get Harvard on your CV

Ever dreamt of taking a course at a world-leading university, for free? Now’s your chance with EdX. It offers free online courses from schools including Harvard and MIT. Tick a few off, return to work after Lockdown and ask for a raise (there’s probably a course on how to do that).

Find a free Ivy League course.

Watch the best TED talks ever

TED Talks are addictively inspirational. Spend a few hours in the company of their most-loved speakers of all time and emerge from Lockdown energised and full of focus. Our favourite, by Robert Waldinger, reveals the secret to a good life. It’s far simpler than you think.   

Enjoy the best Teds ever.

Sober Raving 

Morning Gloryville runs huge, immersive, hectic dance parties…in the morning. Before work. While sober. They are the award-winning pioneers of the early morning dance rave, bringing conscious clubbing to the world stage. And you can join in from the comfort of your living room. So bonkers it’s brilliant.

Find (early) upcoming events

Reconnect with nature, on Netflix. 

With incredible box-sets dropping every week, binge-watching high octane shows is the new norm. Slow down and devote some screen time to classic series like Blue Planet, Our Planet and Planet Earth, for real and uplifting stories about our world’s astonishing natural diversity.

Explore the natural world on Netflix.

Lessons from Lockdown

John McAvoy is a former criminal turned Nike-sponsored Iron Man. After years in solitary confinement, he knows a thing or two about surviving and thriving during and after social isolation. John’s thought-provoking advice couldn’t have come at a better time for the world.

Listen to John on the Live More podcast

DIY Workouts of Instagram

Love the idea of emerging from Lockdown like some kind of butterfly from a chrysalis? Then you’ll need to Do The Work. Check out our top exercise experts and DIY Workouts on Instagram, pick a style then go get sweaty. Those muscles aren’t going to sculpt themselves. 

Lockdown shakedown: get fit quick.

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