1. Sharpen your brain’s creative, practical, well-being and academic centers.
  2. Achieve your learning goals in as few as 15 minutes a day.
  3. Learn from 20,000 lessons on virtually any topic.
  4. Get the world's knowledge at your fingertips for $89.99/yr.
  5. Stay happy and healthy with a science-backed daily dose of learning.
  6. Give back. 70% of your fees go to support our hand-selected teachers.

The CQ Learning Engine helps you build your CQ, or Curious Quotient.

We developed the CQ Learning Engine after two years and 5,000,000 learning sessions. It is based on learning science which shows people who stretch their brain—in other words, build their Curious Quotient (CQ)—for a few minutes a day are happier, more successful, and live longer. Learn more about the research behind Curious.

  • 1 The CQ Quiz:

    First, tell the CQ Learning Engine about yourself, and your experience levels, and what you’re curious about. You can also choose up to three learning focus areas, to build mastery.

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  • 2 The CQ Wheel:

    Based on your interview, the CQ Engine generates your personalized CQ Wheel. It helps you visualize your learning progress throughout each month, and compares it to your goals and interests. Share your wheel with friends for extra motivation!

    mind/body Topics:

    Food + Nutrition
    Personal Growth
    Style + Beauty
    Mental Wellbeing
    Yoga + Pilates
    Physical Therapy
    Emotional Health
    Self Defense
    Life Skills
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    Everyone's learning wheel is unique. See what yours looks like.

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  • 3 The CQ Daily Dose:

    Once you have your CQ Wheel, the Engine sends you a Daily Dose of learning via email, desktop or mobile app. Depending on how much time you have that day, it recommends the best way to build your CQ and achieve your monthly learning goals. You’ll learn interesting facts, view bite-sized lessons, take in-depth courses, and even watch fascinating conversations with curious people.


Learn from the world's best online teachers.

We've scoured the planet to find 1700 of the world's most passionate and excellent online teachers. So you can spend your time learning instead of looking. Your subscription fees go back to the teachers you learn from, so they can keep creating great content.

  • The Thought Gym
    Personal Development
  • Know It All with Arloa
    DIY Projects
  • NT Izuchi
  • Simon Sez IT
    Software Training
  • Celest Pereira
  • IntegralCALC
  • Kalani
    Music & Composition
  • uBloom
    Flower Arranging
  • Tom Macy
  • Yarn Obsession
  • Cate Costa
  • Mimi G Style
    Clothes Making
  • Honeysuckle Catering
    Food & Entertainment
  • Canggu Surf School
  • Oh La La!
  • The O'Neil Sisters
    Creative Crafts
  • Chuck Johnson
    Martial Arts
  • GrowOrganic.com
    Organic Gardening
  • Sophie's World
    Kids' Crafts
  • Brian Wood Training
    Web Development
  • Teresa Funke
    Creative Writing
  • Learn to Program
    Software Development

With over 20,000 lessons, you'll need a lifetime to become a know-it-all!

Our expert reviewers ensure the quality of every lesson. Each lesson includes bite-sized sections, attachments, and fun exercises. Learn on any browser, or with our award-winning iOS app and brand new Roku channel.

Curious is based on decades of learning science.

In the past decade over a dozen influential studies have shown that learning things doesn't just make you smarter — it makes you happier, healthier and even more successful. It doesn't matter what you learn, as long as it's new and sparks your curiosity. Click below to read the scientific research that has inspired the Curious Learning Engine.

It’s not about how smart you are; it’s about HOW you are smart.
Howard Gardner, Author of Multiple Intelligences, Harvard University
If you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning to quilt.
Lauren Silverman, NPR
Success… it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.
Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset, Stanford University
Whether or not picking up a new skill makes you smarter, it certainly makes you… a better, happier, more fulfilled person.
Dr. Gary Marcus, Author of Guitar Zero, New York University
Curious minds show increased activity in the hippocampus, which is involved in the creation of memories.
Dr. Charan Ranganath, Scientific American
Who wants to sit, slogging away at brain training apps when you could be doing something fun like photography?
Dr. Jeremy Dean, Author of PSYBlog
We need, as a society, to learn how to maintain a healthy mind, just like we know how to maintain vascular health with diet and exercise.
Psychological Science

An amazing value compared to the competition. You can keep the change.

Today there are tons of places to look for online learning. But finding quality teaching hasn't gotten easier, it's gotten harder. Curious saves you hours of time by delivering expert learning in delightful bursts — all for a few dollars per month. Here's how the Curious approach stacks up:

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We believe learning makes everyone happier, healthier and more fun to be around.

We started Curious because the Internet has more ways to share photos of your cat than ways to learn new things. We believe the latter is slightly more important to the future of our species.

We started Curious because teachers are among our society’s most valuable resources. We believe it is time they were treated like it.

We started Curious because we want to live in a world full of curious people. Is that you?