Smarter every day: simplistic and powerful growth with Anki, Youtube and podcasts

Hello, guys! How have you been doing? Myself I’ve been doing fine, aside from forgetting about deadlines once again! Today’s post belong to the past week, so let’s pretend it’s just another time traveller… from the past this time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ the First week of the month is all about getting smarter. This time. It could change, but as I mentioned in the last post my blogging schedule will look like this:

  1. Smarter every day: new hacks on how to get smarter
  2. Mind zone: training your mind to have your back
  3. Language zone: language learning progress and tips
  4. Favorites of the month: Books, movies, music, podcastsย & apps
  5. Culture corner Welcome to Poland (extra post published from time to time) ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

What do you think about it? The last idea came to me a few days ago, since I would like people to know more about Poland. If you read it, I’ll be happy that somebody noticed my home country, and you will be culturally smarter. Win-win, right? Anyway, becoming smarter intellectually, culturally and emotionally is all Paper coffee store is about, so if you also seek to constantly upgrade yourself against fear, anxiety and doubt… you’re in the right place!ย What would you say for a little catch phrase? For example: ย Smarten it up inside and out ย against anxiety and doubt!ย Are you in or not so much? Let me know in comments, please!ย Now, coming straight to the point… let me introduce you to the new post of the “Smarter every day” series – Simplistic and powerful growth with Anki, Youtube, and podcasts!ย Let the journey begin…

Blog title- 05.06.2016 - Smarter every day-

Anki, Youtube, podcasts… You have probably heard at least about one of these things. I won’t swear by my life ย that I’m right, but you might be wondering: why did she even include Youtube? Doesn’t she know Youtube’s one of the biggest villainsย on the procrastination scene? Does she know how easy it is to spend watching cats on Youtube? Yup, I know. Been there, done that. See, Youtube’s a very interesting player in that internet competition, because aside from being a productivity villain, it also happens to be one of the biggest educational heroes out there. ย If you know here to look it can teach you anything you want. Below you can find links to some of the most wonderful learning channels ย on Youtube I’ve ever come across! If you want to know my detailed opinion on some of them, you can read the post about my favorite learning channels I wrote back in October 2015.


It’s Okay To Be Smart

Kurzgesagt โ€“ In a Nutshell

Gross science

Physics girl

Smarter every day

SciShow Space

PBS Space Time

Animals and nature in general


BBC Earth

Deep Look

General knowledge / cover many subjects

The Brain Scoop

Crash Course





Wonder Why


The Art Assignment


Philosophy Tube

Soft skills

Charisma on Command

That would be all for Youtube’s appearance in this post. I think you might really like some of the channels I listed if you give them a try!ย 

Now, let’s talk about Anki. Anki’s both an app and a program designed for flash cards. It’s very minimalistic and doesn’t need an internet connection to work so it’s perfect for those of us, who aren’t connected to the web all the time or have just hit the connection limit. Of course, you can always download your Memrise board, but these are big files as opposed to Anki files. You can download flashcards on many subjects, including languages, history or geography. Flashcards are made by users, so you can see the way other learners study. Also, you can make your own sets of flashcards very easily.ย I really like Anki, and even though I adore Memrise very much I must say Anki’s just better for some occasions. ย It beats Memrise when you have no access to the internet, or your battery’s low and you don’t want it to die fast. I use both, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Additional note: it’s free, and can be used across various devices.ย 

When it comes to podcasts I posted about them recently (Podcast your way up easily ), but I felt like I needed to mention it again, since podcasts are excellent resources to get smarter intellectually, culturally and emotionally. Today I listened to the brilliant podcasts about the problem of rapes during dates. The podcast included the interview with somebody who wants to raise awareness about the problem. It lasted only 9 minutes, but I felt like I really got to know something new. The podcast’s name is “Witness” and it’s by BBC. If you’re interested, the episode’s name is “Date Rape”. BBC’s documentary called “Target: Tolo TV” also made a big impression on me. It allowed me to think again about how lucky I am to live in a peaceful country, far away from war or violence zones. Again, the podcast’s name just “The Documentary”. I would really recommend you to listen to their podcasts, they’re wonderful.

That would be all for today. Thank you for your support! Every view, comment, follow means a lot to me. May force be with you!

Have a lovely day,




34 thoughts on “Smarter every day: simplistic and powerful growth with Anki, Youtube and podcasts

  1. Great article! Its lovely that you are sharing these channels and promoting them and not just your own. Its not about competing, its all about supporting! I can honestly say I don’t think I have came across any of them but I will now.


    1. They’re really amazing and each and every deserves its own post, so it’s my pleasure and duty to promote them if I only can. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy to hear it! You might end up liking them as much as I do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, too! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Like this article! I gonna try Anki for my next try to learn a new language. I know Memrize, because my boyfriend uses it to learn my language (German) ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. I get a lot from youtube…for example if I have a problem with my computer, I search for advice on youtube. Being a teacher I have also found youtube very useful, for short films to show to my students. You are right, of course you can waste your time on youtube, but also you can watch great things.


    1. Yes, Youtube tutorial are also very helpful! I bet your students must love it, it’s always fun to watch such things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Oh hey, I’ve never met a time traveller before ๐Ÿ™‚ This is the first time I’m hearing about Anki so I will have to check that out. Thanks for the round up! And may the Force be with you too.


  5. This looks like a very helpful article! I know some of those channels but not all of them I will check them out I am sure I will find something useful, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. He He I forget deadlines too at times. ๐Ÿ˜› I can relate to you in this aspect. I use Youtube to listen to songs . but I have heard a lot of Youtube channels and would love to know more about them. thanks for the share. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. interesting read! I love watching Documentaries, I love learning new things everyday, and I love how you are promoting these video that relate to teaching/ growth. No problem with the delay in posting articles, it happens to the best of us… that just means you’re living life!


    1. Me too, there’s nothing better than documentaries! Haha, it does, but I’d like to stay consistent. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by. โค


    1. It does, but sometimes it’s just laziness, and that one’s definitely not the best friend material! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by. โค


  8. This is a very helpful list and something I’ll definitely look back to on some of the topics I’ve found interesting. I haven’t had much time to but I’m interested in listening to more podcasts.


  9. Anki is the one I’ve never heard of so I have to thank you for your information. Will definitely check that out. I love the idea of bring more about Poland and your culture on you blog. It’s great to know other culture and learn a bit about it.


  10. I’m obsessed with watching YouTube videos and educational videos are so fun to watch and I’m not definitely easily bored by them. Going to check those few recommendations you gave. Thanks!


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