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Learn in a Weekend

Things we could do this weekend: laundry, gardening, dusting ... OR learn a powerful, useful, and helpful skill to make our lives better or more fun.

Learn in a Weekend is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ideas for at work! Good ideas for when I have a few minutes of time at work to get some stretches and relaxation in. Thank you!
Date published: 2021-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Concept and Mix of Short Videos! I watched building a camp fire and planting a tree videos and picked up a few pointers to improve those processes.
Date published: 2021-07-11
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Overview

This short-form, how-to series aims to teach you valuable skills in your spare time. Each 10-minute visual episode provides a quick overview of a topic and gives insight on how to complete a specific task at hand.
Learn a Card Trick in a Weekend

01: Learn a Card Trick in a Weekend

Being able to astonish your friends and family with card tricks is easier than you think. Join award-winning “mathemagician” Art Benjamin to master a surprisingly easy, yet wow-worthy, card trick that involves simple counting and spelling.

4 min
Learn to Build a Campfire in a Weekend

02: Learn to Build a Campfire in a Weekend

Building an outdoor fire to provide light, heat, and a cooking source is not as easy as putting a match to a pile of wood. Elizabeth Andre shows you step by step the best way to lay, maintain, and properly terminate a campfire.

9 min
Learn to Play a Van Halen Riff in a Weekend

03: Learn to Play a Van Halen Riff in a Weekend

Playing the guitar is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy yourself, but nothing beats being able to master a song by one of the masters. Spend some time with Colin McAllister and discover you can emulate Eddie Van Halen’s two-handed tapping technique.

6 min
Learn to Grill BBQ Chicken in a Weekend

04: Learn to Grill BBQ Chicken in a Weekend

Chicken is probably the most common food item you'll find in people's homes because it's accessible, affordable, and relatively easy to cook. Taught by expert chef Bill Briwa of The Culinary Institute of America before his passing, learn how to break down a chicken; get insights into flavoring methods, including dry rubs and sauces; and get tips on how to perfectly bar-b-que chicken, all in one quick and easy session.

11 min
Learn to Saber a Champagne Bottle in a Weekend

05: Learn to Saber a Champagne Bottle in a Weekend

Is there anything more impressive than sabering off the top to a champagne bottle? However, there are certain things you need to know in order to do it right, and there are many ways it can be done wrong. This fast and fun lesson shows you how to open champagne with a flair and how to avoid the pitfalls of this dramatic action.

5 min
Learn to Sleep Better in a Weekend

06: Learn to Sleep Better in a Weekend

Partly due to smartphones, laptops, and other devices, we generally are getting less “good” sleep than ever. Join Molly Birkholm to get eight easy, yet impactful, tips to help you achieve quality restorative sleep more often.

10 min
Learn to Plant a Tree in a Weekend

07: Learn to Plant a Tree in a Weekend

Not only are trees lovely additions to your landscape, but they also can keep your home cooler in warm seasons, and they benefit the environment. Although planting a tree may seem like a daunting task, it is easier than you think. Melinda Myers provides you with tips and tricks to use for your new tree to root and thrive.

12 min
Learn to Cut an Onion in a Weekend

08: Learn to Cut an Onion in a Weekend

It seems like a fairly easy skill, but much like an onion, properly cutting an onion has many layers. Learn how to correctly peel an onion, how to hold your knife, which direction to cut, and different cuts for different types of cooking. You’ll see how accurately cutting an onion is nothing to cry over.

7 min
Learn to Tie Three Knots in a Weekend

09: Learn to Tie Three Knots in a Weekend

Mastering the art of knot tying has dozens of practical uses. With this accessible lesson, you’ll learn how to tie three useful and utilitarian types of knots: a clove hitch, a bowline, and a trucker’s hitch. You’ll also get examples of uses for each type of knot and ways to customize them to suit your specific needs.

12 min
Learn Smartphone Photography in a Weekend

10: Learn Smartphone Photography in a Weekend

Just because a picture is taken with a smartphone, it doesn’t mean it should be less interesting. Smartphones offer great photo-taking features these days and they can do some amazing things. Join National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore to reveal all the features your Smartphone camera offers. Discover how to use them to their best advantage, so you can capture breath-taking photos when, and wherever, you come across opportune moments.

11 min
Learn Fruit & Vegetable Canning in a Weekend

11: Learn Fruit & Vegetable Canning in a Weekend

Canning is an age-old practice used to keep perishable foods preserved safely. The canning process uses heat to kill the microbes that cause food to spoil. It also is a great way to test your culinary skills with delicious results. Join modern homesteader Greg Pryor to learn how to can common fruits and vegetables and how to make jam.

10 min
Learn to Waltz in a Weekend

12: Learn to Waltz in a Weekend

The waltz is the epitome of grace and refinement, yet it’s surprisingly easy to learn. Join Rob and Alyssa to learn the basics of the Waltz and then perfect your technique by learning how to create the "floating" effect that makes this dance appear so effortless and elegant.

8 min
Learn to Smoke-Roast a Turkey in a Weekend

13: Learn to Smoke-Roast a Turkey in a Weekend

Frying your turkey is so last year. Take your turkey up a level this year—along with your culinary skills—by learning the totally tasty and surprisingly simple methods to smoke-roast it. Perfect the seasonings, time it for perfectly moist meat, and even get tips on the carving and complementary sides.

12 min
Learn to Stay Fit at Work in a Weekend

14: Learn to Stay Fit at Work in a Weekend

“Eight-Minute Abs” are great, but you can give yourself a full-body workout in just 10 minutes that will help you relax, improve your balance, and tone all your muscles. No fancy equipment needed—just a quiet space, 10 uninterrupted minutes, and the motivation to feel better.

13 min
Learn to Play Blackjack in a Weekend

15: Learn to Play Blackjack in a Weekend

Out of all the games in which you play against the casino, blackjack is the one that gives you the best chance of winning if you play it properly. On the other hand, if you don’t use a savvy strategy, blackjack can be a very expensive game. Learn how to keep the odds in your favor with simple math tricks.

10 min