Actually, a 2012 study in the journal Health Affairs found that people who are more educated tend to live longer. However you do not require going back to school to reap benefits of education. Instead, you can learn something new every day with these methods.
Subscribe to educational email newsletters-
There are email newsletters available for approximately anything you would want to learn, and many of them are daily that means learning something new every day is as easy as opening your inbox. A few examples- these days I Found Out and Now I Know teach you about weird history, offer a Word of the Day email and The New York Times and other news outlets offer daily news recaps. You can also do an online search for term "daily newsletter" and sign up for whatever you are interested in.
Take free online classes-
If you want to get more in-depth with your daily learning, some websites offer online classes from some of the world's most prestigious colleges for free. You can take cryptography from Stanford University; learn computer programming from the University of Michigan, study Roman architecture from Yale University and so on. If you are itching to go back to school but don't want to spend money, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Break a big task into little chunks-
You may feel like you don't have the time to learn what you really want to, whether it is something like playing the guitar, speaking a new language or building furniture. Mastering an original skill or even just getting adept at it can be daunting, as it can take hundreds or even thousands of hours. however if you break the task down by setting aside just a half hour each day, you may be surprised how quickly and easily you will pick it up.
Try a new recipe every day-
Cooking is a great skill to have it can help you save money, impress friends and pursue potential mates. If you are learning how to cook, challenge yourself to make one new recipe daily. It doesn't have to be complicated it could even be a different method to dress up that leftover chicken into a sandwich. But if you try one new recipe every day, you will have a huge repertoire of dishes and great cooking skills to match.
Have a "fun fact" exchange with a friend-
If you have a friend who also wants to learn new things, attempt a daily fact exchange with each other. You can do it over email, the phone or, if you work together, write cards and put them on each other's desk. You can even make it into a contest, trying to stump other person with facts he or she has not heard before.
Listen to podcasts-
One of the best things about podcasts is that you can use them to learn new things though you are doing something else, like commuting to work or going for a run. There are a lot of free podcasts for all interests, from history to architecture to writing and much more. You can search for podcasts in the iTunes store or do an online search for word podcast and find whatever you are interested in learning.
Visit the library-
You do not need to go to the library with the intention of checking out a specific book. In its place, you can visit the library to read magazines, check out day's newspaper or even just browse stacks until you see a title that catches your eye. This is a particularly great option if you live or work near a library and can hop over on your lunch break or after work.
Learn to Code -
If you would like to learn how to code it is a highly marketable skill work a little bit each day on the tutorials. The site is dedicated to ensuring that anyone, anywhere, can learn to code for free of cost.
Learn a new language -
There are many free online website that offers brief, quick-to-complete lessons. These sites currently offers five language courses for English speakers and several English courses for non-English speakers, but more might be offered in future.