Five and Fifty

Bite-sized projects for hungry minds


New Skills

Week 18 – Acro Yoga

Part yoga, part dance, part exercise, Acro Yoga is a perfect activity to learn with your partner.

Week 16 – Slacklining

With the help of a guideline, slacklining turned out to be a much easier hobby to pick up than I ever would have expected.

Week 12 – Get the Picture?

I've long hated both being in and posing for pictures, but in this week's challenge I do my best to learn how to take a nice shot.

Week 11 – I’m 25 and I just learned how to swallow a pill

At age 25 I finally learned how to swallow pills, though I'm still not entirely over my fear of pills. In this post I reflect on 5 and 50 as a format.

Week 10 – Eggstravaganza

It doesn't take as long as you think to learn how to cook one of the world's most popular breakfast foods in 10 different ways.

Week 9 – The Googles

We all use Google, but how many of us have taken the time to learn how to do it well?

Week 4 – Learn to Draw

Though you may not become the next Picasso in just 5 hours, "5 and 50" is plenty of time and money to level up your art skills and learn the basics of drawing.

Week 3 – The Dramatic One Eyebrow Raise

Learning how to dramatically raise one eyebrow is the best investment of time than any person can make.

Week 2 – Mastering Mental Multiplication

Learn how to do 2 by 2, 2 by 3, and 3 by 3 digit multiplication entirely in your head.

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