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Things we learned this week:

We've got some new classes starting tonight and next week (lots of food, and bees too, for good measure), but in the meantime, here're some random fun things we've learned over the past couple of weeks in Knife Skills, Pseudoscience, and Astronomy. 

Emily's lead a couple of one-night knife skills workshops over the past couple of weeks, and if there's one lesson to be learned about knives, it's that they should be sharp! Always! To...

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New Semester and The New York Times!

Our next semester starts Monday (with a knife skills workshop!) and we're pretty excited about all the awesome classes coming up (and their equally awesome teachers) over the next month.

Things are mostly full for this semester, but If you want to hear whether any spots open up, follow us over on twitter (@bkbrains) or check us out on Facebook. You can always email us too if you want to be placed on any wait lists. You...

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Brooklyn Skillshare!

So if you're out there and you're looking at this in the first place, you're probably already interested in informal education in our lovely Brooklyn.

And you probably know all about the Brooklyn Skillshare, and you're probably planning on going, cause it's a really good time with lots of really good people. 

If that's the case, then you should absolutely make your donation in advance (only $10!) through their...

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LifeLabs New York!

For a whole bunch of months, we've been collecting your ideas for class topics over here. They're absolutely great and kinda my favorite thing to read, not to mention hugely helpful in planning out the semester. (Keep 'em coming!)

And while there's lots of suggestions you'd probably expect, things like sewing and cheese and photography, there's also a whole lot more abstract ideas, like how to tell better stories,...

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Pretty Awesome: Peer 2 Peer University

A quick shout out to Peer 2 Peer University - a really neat project focused on creating an open online community for continuing education. Their classes are super intensive (think six weeks and college-level), but they're also free, which is, I think, the best combination ever. 

The next batch of classes start September 15, though you've got to sign up by September 8 if you want in. A couple of my favorites are this ...

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