40 Amazing Ivy League Classes You Can Take Online for Free

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If you’re looking to further your education, there are plenty of opportunities to do so without leaving home. Free college courses are abundant online, and the convenience doesn't necessarily mean you have to compromise on quality. For the best, tuition-free education the internet has to offer, check out these free Ivy League classes compiled by Quartz.

You’ll find courses from Ivy League schools like Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, and others. While many cover conventional subjects, like marketing, computer science, and Greek mythology, there are plenty of unique classes, such as “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies.”

Many of the courses are self-paced and offer certificates for a fee. That certification may cost as little as $50 to over $100—meaning your class won't technically be free, but it will still be a lot cheaper than attending an in-person lecture at Harvard.

Here are 40 notable free classes being offered by Ivy League universities

  1. “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies” // Princeton University
  2. “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” // Columbia University
  3. “Animation and CGI Motion” // Columbia University
  4. “The Global Financial Crisis” // Yale University
  5. “Crowdfunding” // University of Pennsylvania
  6. “Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content” // University of Pennsylvania
  7. “Moralities of Everyday Life” // Yale University
  8. “Greek and Roman Mythology” // University of Pennsylvania
  9. “Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity” // Harvard University
  10. “Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors'' // University of Pennsylvania
  11. “Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science” // Harvard University
  12. “People Analytics'' // University of Pennsylvania
  13. “Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron” // Harvard University
  14. “Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories” // Harvard University
  15. “Modern Masterpieces of World Literature” // Harvard University
  16. “Robotics: Computational Motion Planning” // University of Pennsylvania
  17. “Buddhism and Modern Psychology” // Princeton University
  18. “Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology" // University of Pennsylvania
  19. “America’s Written Constitution” // Yale
  20. “Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic” // Harvard University
  21. “The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts” // University of Pennsylvania
  22. “The Science of Well-Being" // Yale University
  23. “Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing” // Yale University
  24. “Introduction to Classical Music” // Yale
  25. “Music and Social Action” // Yale
  26. “An Introduction to American Law” // University of Pennsylvania
  27. “The Age of Sustainable Development” // Columbia University
  28. “Paradoxes of War”// Princeton University
  29. “Microeconomics: The Power of Markets” // University of Pennsylvania
  30. “Modern and Contemporary American Poetry” // University of Pennsylvania
  31. “Effective Altruism” // Princeton University
  32. “Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life” // Yale
  33. “PredictionX: Lost Without Longitude” // Harvard University
  34. “English for Journalism” // University of Pennsylvania
  35. “Calculus: Single Variable Part 1- Functions” // University of Pennsylvania
  36. “Principles of Biochemistry” // Harvard University
  37. “The Health Effects of Climate Change” // Harvard University
  38. “Journey Conversations: Weaving Knowledge and Action” // Yale
  39. “Success” // University of Pennsylvania
  40. “Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body is Telling Us” // University of Pennsylvania

You can find more free online offerings from the Ivys and other top schools at Class Central.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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10 Great Gifts From Wayfair for Under $50


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As the winter starts to creep in and the temperature starts to drop, thoughts immediately start turning to Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday events that require gifts. Luckily, whether you're buying for friends, family members, or work acquaintances, we've made the search even easier with this list of 10 of the best gifts you can find at Wayfair for under $50.

1. Bey-Berk Warren Suede Roll-Up Backgammon Travel Set; $39


Sometimes, there's no better place to be during a cold winter's night than in a warm living room parked over a board game. And this year, you can pick up this suede travel Backgammon set for anyone on your list who loves a good ol' game night.

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2. Trinx Balloon Dog; $23


This one is perfect for any offbeat art lover in your life. Not all of us can own a piece from artist Jeff Koons, known for his larger-than-life balloon dog sculpture, but this comes pretty close.

Buy it: Wayfair

3. Aronica Midnight Scented Jar Candle (Set of 3); $28


This set includes jasmine, bamboo, and blueberry & vanilla candles inside a sleek gift box, making it ideal for anyone who values aromatherapy.

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4. Aroma2Go 5 Piece USB Travel Essential Oil Fan Diffuser Set; $25


Not only will essential oils make a home smell incredible, but they will also lift a person's mood and help them relax. This Aroma2Go diffuser is the perfect gift since it's compact and comes equipped with four scents.

Buy it: Wayfair

5. Wrought Studio Harwell Honey Bee Coffee Mug (Set of 6); $26

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If you know someone who's getting settled in their first home, get them on the path to adulthood with this set of coffee mugs that actually match. This set of six from Wrought Studio will bring elegance and style to any kitchen.

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6. Rosalind Wheeler Tea Box; $24


Usually, tea bags are just kept in their same paper boxes or loose-leaf jars, but this box from Rosalind Wheeler will change that by organizing a person's tea bags like you'd find in a café.

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7. AdHoc Floating Tea Egg with Magnetic Hourglass Santea; $26


The next gift you need to get the tea lover on your list is this infuser from AdHoc, which makes loose-leaf tea a breeze to prepare and clean up after. And in addition to being more sustainable, this smart infuser features a magnetic hourglass to help you know exactly when the tea is ready.

Buy it: Wayfair

8. Libbey Modern seven-Piece Bar Mixologist Set; $32


Getting out to bars is tough right now, which means we have to become our own mixologists at home. For the cocktail fans in your life, this set from Libbey will help them learn the craft. Besides the tools provided, it also includes a glass with recipes for gimlets, margaritas, and more printed on it.

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9. Union Rustic Riddell Hammered Moscow Mule Coffee Mug (Set of four); $21

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If you thought wine and beer were the only drinks that got interesting glasses, take a look at this set of four Moscow mule copper mugs. Not only will they keep drinks cool, they'll do so while looking as stylish as any barware at a high-end cocktail joint.

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10. Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener; $34


Any wine enthusiast will know that getting the cork out of the bottle can sometimes be a battle. For the wine lover that's fed up with this problem, give them this Ozeri electric wine opener. Just place the gadget on top of the bottle, press a button, and presto—now you’re ready to drink.

Buy it: Wayfair

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