Our hobbies are a part of our identity. They allow us to relax and acquire new skills in a safe environment. 

Smart hobbies add knowledge, improve our storytelling, make us healthier and happier. If a hobby is not smart we may get hurt in the short-term or long-term scenarios, or we will not gain anything meaningful.

Our lives do not suffer void. If we want to remove a bad hobby or a potentially harmful habit, we need to replace it with something new and fulfilling.

While this is a minicourse and quite short, I think it is actually very important.


Senior Instructor

Lev Goldentouch

Dr. Lev Goldentouch, Lifehacker and technology guru.Dr Lev Gold finished PhD in machine learning and information theory when he was 27 years old. Understanding of similarity of machine learning and human super-learning allowed Lev to learn immense amounts of knowledge in many technological and cognitive subjects. Immediately afterwards Lev opened a consulting company, which offers its services to highly skilled individuals, agile startups and technological giants like Samsung. The super-learning tools developed by Lev allow ordinary people to learn x10 speed of their colleagues, and enable machines to solve extremely complex problems. Lev is an active lifehacker, constantly looking for new and better ways to do things, and willing to share his unique knowledge and experience with others.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • LESSON 1 - More Than Work And Home

    • LESSON 2 - How Hobbies Can Help

    • LESSON 3 - The Cost Of Extracurricular Activity

    • LESSON 4 - Even Watching TV Can Be Smart

    • LESSON 5 - Family Hobby

    • LESSON 6 - Hobby And Identity

    • LESSON 7 - Collections

    • LESSON 8 - The Privilege Of The Elite

    • LESSON 9 - Fruits Vs Activity

    • LESSON 10 - Physical Activity

    • LESSON 11 - Mindfulness

    • LESSON 12 - NOT A Legacy

    • LESSON 13 - Hobbies For Development

    • LESSON 14 - Stress Release For Grownups

    • LESSON 15 - Gaming

    • LESSON 16 - Arts And Music

    • LESSON 17 - General Knowledge

    • LESSON 18 - Avoiding Bad Habits

    • LESSON 19 - Kindred Spirits

    • LESSON 20 - Greater Good