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While we don't miss that multivariable-calculus course we took in college, there are some lessons we wouldn't mind revisiting (and some we want to take up anew).

We're quenching our thirst for knowledge with Skillshare, a new community-based website that pairs background-vetted teachers with eager-to-learn students throughout New York.

Whether you want to try your hand at Reiki or need to brush up on your Photoshop skills for work, all you need to start expanding your mind is a zip code. We entered ours and found hundreds of expert-led classes, from writing with specialty inks at the Gowanus Print Lab ($80) to a nutritionist-led lecture on healthy eating at the Ace Hotel ($15).

Skillshare's bottom line is that you don't have to sit at a desk to learn something new: Most classes are taught in hands-on environments like culinary schools and art studios with numbers rarely exceeding 20 people.

And, should you care to share your cupcake know-how with the rest of the world, you can become a teacher. The Skillshare team will help you post your listing and find the best venue, be it your apartment or an empty classroom at the Brooklyn Kitchen.

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