10 YouTube Channels That Will Actually Make You Smarter

YouTube is so much more than a cat who is barking like a dog or beauty vloggers sharing the latest trends. Next to all the music videos, workouts and cute animals there are a lot of YouTube channels that are educative and will actually make you smarter.

From Science to Human Rights, YouTube is a Walhalla for information. The CGD team has put a list together with 10 educative YouTube channels that make learning fun!

#1 – Minute Physics

This Channel explains scientific concepts in the simplest way possible. Like the name says, in just a couple of minutes you learn about basic physics and will understand the most amazing facts!

#2 – CGP Grey

CGP Grey discusses almost every fact or myth you want to know about. With cool graphics and a soothing voice, you will learn about the most complex subject in an interesting way.

#3 – Nobel Prize

Presentations and interviews from past and present Nobel Prize winners. This Channel has the most inspiring, motivational and educational video’s and is definitely worth a look.

#4 – @GoogleTalks

All the famous visitors who come to the Google headquarters to give a presentation on a specific subject, all recorded and on this Channel for you to watch.


Human Rights explored all over the world, with the stories of people who experience injustice and violations of their rights. Get an insight in what is happening in the world and what needs to happen to ensure people’s rights are not violated.

#6 – List25

Our absolute favorite! List25 gives you answers to the most random and relevant questions you always wanted to know. From ”The 25 etiquette rules you need to know when you go traveling” to ”25 things you never knew your microwave could do”. A super fun and educative YouTube Channel that is definitely worth a visit.

#7 – TED Talks

Everyone loves the TED Talks! This Channel gives the most awesome speakers from all around the world a stage to share their ideas, thoughts, theories, passions and research. So it is basically ”awesome people giving motivational speeches to promote the ‘we can do this!’ attitude!”

#8 – Veritasium

A wonderful Channel that explains the world of theoretical physics and hard science in a understandable way.

#9 – PBS Idea Channel

All the things that you always asked yourself are explained in the video’s of this Channel. From what third-wave Feminism actually is till ‘Why make-up isn’t superficial’. An interesting Channel with facts you always wanted to know.

#10 – Business Wales

Everything you need to know about setting up a business, writing a business plan or what to include in a pitch. The ultimate Channel for every Career Girl!

What is your favorite YouTube channel? Share it with us and other Career Girls and don’t forget to enter our fab Dior giveaway to bag yourself a pair of sexy summer sunglasses!

  1. Yes! There is so much out there on YouTube that we should be taking advantage of. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these … I Listen to TED talks often while I paint, another great inspirational you tuber is the epic Tony Robbins! Always helps me if I am in a slump.. Jasmine x

  3. Hi, great post. I’ll be definitely watch these channels.
    I enjoy https://m.youtube.com/user/ZombieSymmetry
    As a non-boring way to teach or introduce teams to business processes.
    Tx for this.

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