CuriosityStream Offers Thousands of Hours of History, Science, and Nature Documentaries for $20 a Year

CuriosityStream
CuriosityStream

If you've blown through all the documentaries available on Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu but your brain is still craving more, make the switch to a streaming service that specializes solely in educational content. With subjects ranging from history and science to technology and nature, CuriosityStream features thousands of documentaries and educational series—including a host of original and exclusive content—for just $20 a year.

What's on CuriosityStream?

CuriosityStream’s library offers plenty of programming that isn’t available anywhere else. For anyone looking to learn more about our natural world, famed theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili hosts The Story of Electricity, giving viewers a comprehensive look at the energy that makes so much of our daily lives possible. If you're more of a techie, British mathematician Marcus du Sautoy presents The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms, which gives a behind-the-numbers look at those mysterious formulae that seem to control so much of what we see online. And if you want to tap into your artistic side, architect Jonathan Adams hosts a documentary on arguably the most famous architect of them all: Frank Lloyd Wright.

For the history buff, CuriosityStream has countless hours' worth of documentaries and specials that recount world events, ranging from Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire all the way through early American history, the Apollo program, and our modern world. Tackle subjects on a large scale with content focusing on world-shaking events, like a series on the spies of World War II, or find documentaries that explore the lives of the singular figures like Ada Lovelace, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and countless more.

How much does a CuriosityStream plan cost?

CuriosityStream costs just $2.99 per month, but you can save even more with a yearly subscription for just $19.99. If you're in the market for an upgrade, there’s the 4K plan, which costs $9.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. You can get more details on the plans over on the CuriosityStream website.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
Allwood/Amazon

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale Takes Up to 70 Percent Off Cast-Iron Cookware and Kitchen Essentials

Le Creuset
Le Creuset

Known for their sturdy and dependable Dutch ovens, skillets, and other cast-iron essentials, Le Creuset has been one of the most respected names in cookware since the company was established in 1925. Beyond the multicolored enameled pans that made them famous, Le Creuset’s offerings have expanded over the years to include woks, cutting boards, and even a line of Star Wars-themed products.

From now until August 23, you can save anywhere from 40 to 70 percent on their most popular items during Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table sale. Usually confined only to the storefront, the company is bringing the sale to its website this year, too. Check out some of the best deals below.

Dutch Ovens

Le Creuset

- 3.5-Quart Signature Round Dutch Oven $183 (Save $122)
- Wide Dutch Oven $177 (Save $118)

Skillets

- Deep-Covered Skillet $180 (Save $120)
- Oblong Skillet Grill $90 (Save $90)
- Skinny Griddle $78 (Save $52)
- Classic Skillet $108 (Save $72)

Pots and Pans

- Saucepan $105 (Save $70)
- 6-Quart Stockpot $40 (Save $40)
- 7-Piece Stainless Steel and Cast Iron Set $425 (Save $425)
- 10-Piece Stainless Steel Set $547.50 (Save $547.50)

Casseroles

- Deep Casserole $90 (Save $90)
- Round Casserole $54 (Save $36)
- Heritage Oval Casserole $54 (Save $36)

Misc.

Le Creuset

- Heritage Loaf Pan $30 (Save $20)
- 2-Quart Heritage Square Dish $25 (Save $17)
- Wok $165 (Save $110)
- Petite Heart Cocotte $18 (Save $12)

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