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6 Incredible MasterClass Courses for Lifelong Learners

The world's experts are ready to teach you about anything and everything.

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Are you hungry for knowledge? Eager to earn a little bit about everything? With MasterClass, the whole world—and beyond—is at your fingertips. The educational streaming platform offers video classes on a vast array of subjects, taught by the world's leading experts. From artistic endeavors, such as songwriting with Alicia Keys, to cultural classes, like Middle Eastern cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi, there's something for everyone on the platform. For just $15 a month, you can access over 100 classes.

What does MasterClass have to offer for those of a historic and scientific mind? To discover presidential leadership, space exploration, and beyond, check out the best classes streaming now.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership

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Doris Kearns Goodwin has been a historian for more than five decades. Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 1996 Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, the 2005 Lincoln Prize, and the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, Goodwin is a renowned expert on our nation's past and leadership. Now in 15 video lessons, she can teach you everything you need to know about leadership through the lens of the U.S. presidency. Utilizing stories of all the greats from Lincoln to FDR, Goodwin will arm you with the applicable skills to forge vital partnerships, navigate a crisis, find your voice, and more.

Related: The Best Presidential Biographies For History Buffs

Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society

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Are you ready to unlock a whole new way of understanding the world? In 22 videos ranging in length from 4 to 15 minutes, you can embark on a journey with Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman to learn the principles of economics. It is these very principles that shape the political and social world around us, from health care to taxes to globalization. With this vital MasterClass, you can gain the skill to read between the lines of the world's political landscape in just under four hours.

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David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy and Messaging

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Karl Rove is the political consultant, policy advisor, and lobbyist who was behind the 2000 and 2004 elections of former president George W. Bush. Similarly, David Axelrod was the architect for Barack Obama's historic 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Now through 24 video lessons, these brilliant minds can give you the tools necessary to understand the ins and outs of political campaigns and even cultivate winning strategies for yourself. With tips on getting involved at any level, these tutorials offer an insider perspective on everything from consistent messaging to social media to debates.

Related: 8 Famous Speeches That Shaped History

Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration

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Searching for some knowledge that's out of this world? Look no further than Chris Hadfield, a man who went to space three times before becoming a commander of the International Space Station. In this series of 28 video lessons, Hadfield will tell you everything you need to know about what it really takes to go out and explore space, and what the future may hold for the humans looking to continue such exploration. From an inside look at astronaut training to the science and engineering behind space travel, you'll never look at the world around us the same way again.

Related: 8 Books About the History of Space Exploration

Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication

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As one of modern science's most beloved figures, Neil deGrasse Tyson needs very little introduction. And with a hit talk show and numerous bestselling books already under his belt, the renowned astrophysicist is now offering a 13-video lesson plan on MasterClass! Tyson's mind is a remarkable place—and you can teach yours to be the same. From connecting with audiences to utilizing skepticism to scientific literacy, Tyson gives you the skills to not only uncover objective truths, but to deliver them in engaging ways.

Related: 4 Interesting Facts About Space That Will Blow Your Mind

Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation

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Primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall changed our understanding of animals and ourselves with her research into the social interactions of chimpanzees. Now she's urging you to join her in an effort of global change with her lesson on conservation, spanning 29 videos. It's not too late to help nature in the fight against climate change, mass extinction, and deforestation. She offers viewers a look at what she learned about chimpanzee behavioral patterns, and what that taught her about conservation. While providing tools for local action, she also offers amazing insights and an essential feeling of hope.

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