ADULT BOREDOM BUSTERS

Keeping yourself busy and fighting off boredom can be tough. Here is a long list of things you can do during quarantine. We update daily so be sure to check the bottom of the page!

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175 Board Games

Love board games, but need somebody to play with? Check out this site with every game you can imagine!

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Fitness Classes

Truly – this is the list of lists when it comes to available online fitness classes.

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Free Life Skills

 Learn something new! Believe it or not, there’s plenty you don’t know. Here’s a list of 50 how-to tips, plus links to free online tutorials, designed to teach you skills you can use during quarantine and after, too!.

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Virtual Dinner Party

Entertaining doesn’t have to just be about gathering around the same table. Your friends and you can sit at separate tables in different cities and still have a party together—it just has to happen on the internet.

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Virtual Cocktails

It’s time to put some “social” into your social distancing. 

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Virtual Hangout

Longing to see your friends? Here are eight tips for hosting the perfect virtual hangout.

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Free Books

New York’s Public Library has made 300,000+ books available to download for free! All you have to do is install the library’s e-reader SimplyE.

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Step-by-Step Art

Missing your weekly art class? Give this a try. And for those of us who aren’t all that artistic, well, why not? It’s better than watching another bad TV show!

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Learn Something

Use your time in isolation to learn everything you’ve always wanted to learn. Check out Open Culture’s free online courses, audio books, eBooks, movies and more.

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Top School Study

Access 2500+ online courses from 140 top schools such as MIT, Harvard, Berkley, Boston University, The University of Texas and more.

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LOTS of Classes

The world’s largest selection of courses. Choose from over 100,000 online video courses with new additions published every month.

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Creative Bug

A massive site with unlimited access to thousands of arts and craft classes. There are also downloadable templates, patterns and recipes.

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Broadway Online

Missing your Broadway fix? BroadwayHD, a streaming service for Broadway fans, is lets you watch top shows from the comfort of your own home at a very reasonable price. 

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Nightly Opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure

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Berlin Philharmonic

The Berlin Philharmonic is offering free access to their digital concert hall.

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Best TV to Watch

Not sure what to watch when you’re stuck at home? No worries. The Washington Post has put together a great list of shows to stream.

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Podcasts for You

There are a ridiculous number of podcasts out there. So how do you find one you’ll like? Let the New Yorker help.

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Best Workouts

The beauty of online workouts is that they can be accessed anytime and anywhere with enough space for a yoga mat and a solid Wi-Fi connection. There are a ton of options—many with free trial periods—so the key is finding one that brings a little joy into your day.

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UPoker

Fantastic app that lets you play poker with friends all over the globe at the same time.

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A Good Book

The New York Times best seller list is always a great place to find a good book to read. Don’t want to go to the store? Try downloading the book.

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Celebrity Livestreams

Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Keith Urban and more are turning to streaming platforms to connect with their fans directly.

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Ivy League

The eight Ivy League schools in the US are offering 450 different classes for free. Check it out!

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Marine Traffic

This is a pretty cool site just for fun. You can watch all the marine traffic in the world on one map – kind of unbelievable to see all the ships!

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Sports on TV

ESPN has some suggestions about how to get your sports fix while live sports is on hiatus.

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Movies on Demand

While society is self-isolating during the social distancing period, the film industry will be releasing numerous films ahead of their intended release dates that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Some of the films recently hit movie theaters while some have yet to hit theaters altogether.

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Socializing

Virtually staying in touch with friends and family can help in limiting feelings of loneliness and anxiety. From coffee catch-ups on Zoom to the new ‘group party’ option on Netflix, these are the get-togethers available online.

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Comforting Movies

We’ve picked some of the best films in this regard, which are available to watch at home, dividing these comfort-viewing classics into 10 key categories. A blanket and a bucket of cookie dough ice cream are optional, but recommended.

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Art Reimagined

Now that people have lots of time on their hands, they’re getting incredible creative. Check it out!

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Netflix Flicks

Google Chrome has an absolutely incredible extension called “Netflix Party,” which allows subscribers to watch a show or movie at the same time as multiple friends AND have a live chat going.

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Free Mini Courses

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for for free.

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Quality Quarantine

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Calendar of Fun

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House Party

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Virtual Happy Hour

Here are some super fun party games to play during your virtual happy hours.

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Multiplayer Games

Just because you can’t physically be with your friends during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean that you can’t play with them. And having fun isn’t only for kids.  Check out these cool multiplayer games.

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More Online Games

Hunker down with friends for a (virtual) game night. Both Apple and Google Play Stores are stocked with all sorts apps to make yours a reality. 

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Hosting Game Night

In today’s technologically savvy world, there’s plenty of things you can do to connect with friends, even when you can’t actually get together. This includes having a game night.

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Retro Workout

Want a work out with a different twist? Try work outs to retro music. Such fun!

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Virtual DJ Sets

Ministry of Sound are having live virtual festival DJ sets.

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Happiness Class

One of the big ideas behind “The Science of Well-Being,” Yale’s most popular class of all time, is that true happiness doesn’t come from your circumstances or your achievements. It comes, professor Laurie Santos, PhD, told CNN, from simple daily practices like being grateful, living in the present moment, and connecting with others.

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Continuing Ed

Continuing ed lasses for older teens or adults – great stuff!

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Theater, Dance & More

Performances are being live-streamed, archival material is being resurfaced and social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook are serving as makeshift stages, concert halls and gallery spaces.

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Travel from Home

Across the world, travel addicts are struggling with cancelled trips and no prospect of booking the next one for quite some time. Here are some nifty ways to experience travel without leaving home. Satisfy your desire to see the planet, all from the comfort of your couch! Be sure to check out our whole page on Tabletop Trips.

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Free Theater

National Theatre is switching to its YouTube channel. From April 2, under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday (7pm GMT/2pm EST) will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.

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Pillow Challenge

How creative can you be with a pillow? Do you have what it takes to make a dress out of a pillow a la Halle Berry?

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Drinking Game

Yup, There’s a site for a drinking game you can do with your friends online – or by yourself.

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Explore Culture

Looking for something – anything – on arts and culture across the globe? Look no further. This is the motherlode!

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Card Games

This site has tons of games you can play with friends. And if you’re looking for something else fun to try, you can now play Cards Against Humanity online with your mates.
Welcome to 2020. 

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Helping Seniors

 Looking for a way to give back? How about helping
homebound seniors?

100 Best Movies

Looking to fill the long hours? Check out these movie recommendations that are on Netflix right now.

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Free Creative Apps

Being stuck at home with nothing to do but watch the world collapse around us is kind of a downer, but there are some upsides. One is that people are getting creative. Like, literally creative — making more music, writing and sharing videos. The other silver lining is that app-makers are offering big discounts and extended trials for some amazing apps.

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Andrew Lloyd Weber

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals for free online in a new series for West End and Broadway fans. Entitled “The Shows Must Go On”, the series will start with the 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough
and Joan Collins.

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Culture from your Sofa

From DJ sets to virtually visiting the Vatican, arts editor Will Gompertz presents culture from your sofa – five free online activities to immerse yourself in when social distancing.

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Great Craft Ideas

Singapore’s favorite craft store, Spotlight, has great ideas for DIY projects. You might even have the supplies you need at home. if you don’t, no worries. Spotlight delivers on orders of  more than $100.

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Calligraphy

Take an online course and learn how to do calligraphy.

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World Radio

This link shows the entire earth covered in green dots which are local radio stations. Touch the green dot and play the local radio station. You can listen to any radio station in the world!

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Oddball Things

What's there to do while stuck indoors? Here's a list of 100 suggestions to help make your time quarantined as interesting – and perhaps even as productive – as possible.

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Singapore Symphony

Make this yours. Add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection.

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Esplanade

Explore a variety of arts-related content on Esplanade Off Stage. There’s all types of things to check out, from articles to videos and podcasts.

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Living Room Concerts

Sing along with Broadway stars performing from their homes as part of Broadway World’s Living Room Concerts.

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Billboard Concerts

Since March, Billboard has been hosting Live At-Home concerts. Past performers include Hozier, Meghan Trainor and Kenny G. What’s more, all performers have chosen a non-profit organization to support during their livestreams. Besides the great music, it's super fun to see their homes.

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MTV at Home

Catch stars singing from their homes on MTV’s Unplugged at Home including the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Wyclef Jean and more. And yes, more cool homes to see!

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Shakespeare's Globe

The Globe Theatre is offering free streams of plays (including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet). Each masterpiece will be available to watch for about two weeks before a new one is uploaded.

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Photo Contest

  • Take part in the #StayHome Smartphone Photo Contest organised by the Photographic Society of Singapore and Raffles Health Insurance. From now until 11 May, get creative and snap shots of your interpretation of “#StayHome”. Stand a chance to win health screenings packages and cash prizes.

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Chef at Home

Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura has transformed his home kitchen into a live cooking studio for Kitchen Quarantine. Viewers can join him on Instagram Live as he prepares mouth-watering meals for his family.

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Virtual Races

Take part in a virtual marathon. you can choose from the likes of theInca Trail, Route 66, the Appalachian Trail and many morel You even get a medal when you finish. 

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Fun with Food

Can you create a character using what's in your kitchen?

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Chair Dance

Watch this film and see Scott Graham, Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly challenge you to create your own Chair Duet, and follow the step-by-step instructions to find out how! Don't have a partner.
No problem!
Watch here for solo ideas.

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Stop Action Film

Stop motion is actually a really easy thing that everyone could integrate into their videos. Here, I start out with a broad overview of where you could start and then where you could end up. I also provide a really easy way that everyone can create great stop motion videos for cheap!

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Met Free Classes

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering free online drawing classes.

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Date Night Ideas

Regular date nights can help you feel closer, and provide a break from the stress.

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Virtual BD Party

Amid our new normal of social distancing, get-togethers both small and large have been called off, leaving many spring babies — plus their parents, partners, and friends — to celebrate at home.

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Digital Puzzles of Oz

Destination NSW has developed digital jigsaws featuring a collection of 18 beautiful landscapes in New South Wales. All puzzles are automatically set to 32 pieces – but if you’re a puzzle master (or you’d like something a little easier) you can change the number of pieces to suit your mood or skill.



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Wine Tasting

 Portuguese vineyard-owner and wine sommelier, Rafael de Lima. Easy-going and full of laughs, "Rafa" helps break down the pretentious jargon of the wine world and equip you the foundational knowledge that we need to make smart picks at the bottle shop. Come prepared with your chosen bottle of white & red so Rafa could help talk us through the science behind the flavour, notes and food-pairing.

On the Phone

Plato

Plato is the best chat app built around having fun. I am able to hang out with my friend group or make new friends while playing games and chatting at the same time and the best part is that it’s free. It also features private 1:1 messaging, group messaging, and lots of public chat rooms.

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Virtual Escape Rooms

Check out these virtual escape rooms. Some you can play with friends while others are solo.

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Fever Talk

Super interesting talks on a wide range of topics that you can attend in your PJs.