Welcome, and thank you for visiting.
We are Michele and Layla, the creators of Smartenings.


We love learning, and we created this website for people who realize that learning new things keeps life interesting and makes you a better person.

If you want to be more, do more, or know more, we offer plenty of resources to guide you. Education can change your life, and you can learn almost anything you want without enrolling in a formal school and paying tons of money.

Join us and become a knowledge hacker!

What You Can Do Here

Make Each Day Interesting

Learn Something New Every Day

Learn Something New Everday

Our Daily Smartening gives you a new and interesting topic to learn about every day. You can read it here or get them in your inbox Monday – Saturday.


Take a Course

email course

Our email courses help you learn a new topic every week. You get 7 daily emails on one topic, and each one takes up less than 30 minutes of your time. It’s a quick, convenient, and easy way to learn. Get started here.

Join and Meet

Find Friends

community group for learners

Join our Facebook group to connect with interesting people who value learning. Share ideas, get encouraged, and help others.

Read an eBook

Get an eBook

ebook course

All of our courses are offered in several eBook formats for those who prefer not to get the email version. Check out the eBook store here.

Watch a Video

Check Us Out

Find out a bit about what we offer and how we can help you.

Get Useful Tips and Tricks

Read Our Blog

ladder of success

Our blog provides a lot of in-depth tips, knowledge, and actionable steps you can take to learn faster and more easily. We cover a wide variety of educational topics, but they are jam-packed with info to help you be more, do more, and get results.

Get Rewarded

Earn Points

earn points rewards

Earn points for participating! To see how to earn points and what you can do with your points, just head over to this page.

Are You a Knowledge Hacker?

I am a knowledge hacker

We provide some great tips exclusively in our newsletter.

Our beliefs are simple:

  • Everyone has incredible potential

  • Learning shouldn't cost a fortune

  • We should all help each other

  • You always have a choice. If you want things to be different, make different choices.

Join In!

Our Facebook group is a great place to connect with other like-minded people. Make friends, share your triumphs, ask for help, or just tell us a bit about yourself.

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Get Your Free Course

If you haven't done it yet, make sure you sign up for the free course and learn Microsoft Excel.