Of the websites I frequent, Reddit has been my favorite for quite some time. In case you’ve never heard of it before, Reddit is a social news and entertainment website where users (known as Redditors on the site) submit content in the form of a link or text. Other Redditors then “upvote” or “downvote” the content that has been submitted.
Upvoted content (articles, discussions, images, etc.) rises to the top of various “subreddits” (niche-centered sub-communities), making it more easily found and widely read.
Since everything on the website is user submitted, there is an incredible amount of information there. If you’re not careful, it can turn into a huge time waste. If you know the right “subreddits” to spend your time in though, it can be a great resource to help you out with any number of things. Here is a list of what I think are the 26 best “subreddits” on Reddit.com.
/r/business – Anything and everything business.
/r/beermoney – This subreddit is devoted to ways to make side “beer money” to supplement your income.
/r/investing – This subreddit is for investing in general, but is pretty much dedicated to stock market investing. There are some bright people that post here and is a great resource for beginning investors looking for advice.
/r/economics – This subreddit is for research and news regarding the science of economics, and discussion of issues from the perspective of economists.
/r/frugal – This subreddit has all sorts of subjects related towards living frugally and saving where you can in your day-to-day life.
/r/entrepreneur – This community is for giving & receiving advice on all aspects of Entrepreneurship.
/r/startups – This subreddit is another one for giving and receiving advice. Very similar to /r/entrepreneur.
/r/zenhabits – Simple and practical wisdom on happiness, goals, relationships, meditation, and self-improvement.
/r/decidingtobebetter – Meeting place where like-minded individuals share knowledge, links, stories, experiences and comments regarding self improvement.
/r/selfimprovement – This subreddit is very similar to /r/decidingtobebetter. Anything and everything self improvement related.
/r/getmotivated – My personal favorite of all subreddits. If you ever need a kick in the pants to get moving on ANYTHING, this one is for you.
/r/productivity – This subreddit is dedicated to finding tips and tricks that will make you more productive.
/r/youshouldknow – Random tips, tricks, and facts about anything that you should know.
/r/lifeprotips – Tips and tricks to help you in your daily life.
/r/explainlikeimfive – This subreddit is where people ask questions about virtually anything, and then other people comment explaining the question as if that person was a 5-year-old.
/r/ama – Ask me anything. This is a great subreddit where you can find all kinds of hidden gems. People post what they do, who they are, or something situational, and then open themselves up to questioning.
Quotes and Interviews
/r/quotes – I love quotes, and this subreddit has got them. This is a place to find motivational, inspirational, and old quotes that almost always have nuggets of wisdom to them.
/r/quoteporn – Much like /r/quotes, but also has images and wallpapers whereas /r/quotes is simply text.
/r/books – Book reviews, recommendations, stories about books or book technology, etc.
/r/ted – This subreddit is dedicated to spreading, discussing and implementing the ideas espoused by the worldwide TED conferences.
/r/interview – Fascinating and unexpected things pop up in interviews. This subreddit is dedicated to in-depth, thoughtful interviews.
Physical Well Being
/r/health – This is a great general health resource with links to various, specific subreddits to various conditions, diets, etc.
/r/fitness – Collection of links, tips, tricks, and advice on how to keep yourself in tip-top condition.
/r/homeimprovement – Everything home improvement.
/r/diy – The ultimate resource for the home do-it-yourself-er.
/r/howto – A bit like /r/diy, /r/howto is a place for interesting how-to’s (tutorials, guides, etc.)
/r/fixit – Go to this subreddit when looking for advice on how to fix virtually anything and everything under the sun.