(for the morning commute)
The Keys to Effective Editing
The truly valuable person is the one who knows how to cut through the bullshit to reveal actual content and ideas. You should be that person. Starts Feb. 16 or March 16 (online), $145.
What if the terrorists win? Better know how to say “yes, master” in your new master's native tongue, just in case. Starts Feb. 14, $275.
From Arrest to Arraignment
You never think you'll be the type to get so drunk that you punch a horse. But that's what everyone locked up for equusticuffs thinks. Avoid jail time by getting a headstart: the only people who beat the system are those who know how it works. March 8, $105.
New York City College of Technology
Buffy was the slayer, and Willow could do all that witch stuff. But Xander was just a regular schlub. How did he help out? By reading blueprints. Don't get left out of the Scooby gang. Starts March 12, $395.
Greening the Cityscape through Sustainable Farming
In the future, cities will be green, in part thanks to the rooftop gardens that feed them. Be part of the future. Starts March 1, $75.
Know how we survived during our dark post-college days? By being the best damn data entry person that temp agency had ever seen. Because we knew how to use Excel. Do you? March 5, $90.
(on the way home from temping)
The Joy of Improv
Learn to say yes and be quick on your feet—that is, to be a finer, funnier, fleeter person. Starts March 24, $350.
Our biggest daily frustration isn't that we can't make cameras see like our eyes do—it's that we can't make our hands create those images instead. Just learn how to draw finally; it's easier than designing lenses. Starts Jan. 31 or Feb. 4, $668.
The Art of Film Sound
At your next Oscar Party, be able to roll your eyes with some authority when they announce the undeserving winners of Best Sound Design and Best Sound Editing. Starts Jan. 24, $620.
Get invited to more parties: reporters are good listeners and great conversationalists. Starts Jan. 24 or 2, $700.
Society for Human Resources Management Program
Already in Human Resources Management, but not excelling? That's nothing a little schooling can't fix! Don't be a Toby forever. Starts Jan. 22 or Feb. 5, $1,015.
Color Specialist Program
Are we summers or autumns? Truth be told, we don't have time to worry about it, which is why we keep a color specialist on the payroll. Classes start Jan. 31, $180-$295/class.