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Curious.com Celebrates First Year of Connecting Lifelong Learners With the World's Best Teachers

New Lessons Include Focus on Healthy Lifestyle From Darya Rose, Outdoor Cooking From Sunset Magazine, Plus Kids Crafts, Drumming and More

MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Curious.com, the marketplace for lifelong learning, is today celebrating its first birthday by unveiling new lessons offered by exceptional teachers from around the globe. New lessons include eating and lifestyle tips from author/blogger Darya Rose, a guide to outdoor cooking from Sunset Magazine, as well as hundreds of additional engaging lessons, such as drumming from Kalani Music and Drum Beats Online, and crafting from Duct Tape 101 teacher Sophie's World.

Since its launch last May, Curious has expanded its offerings from 500 to more than 6,000 lessons and increased its roster of teachers tenfold, from 100 to more than 1,000 teachers. Lessons have been viewed more than 2 million times and cover hundreds of subjects from game theory to foreign language to playing ukulele. Content is available via Curious.com's universal app for iOS and on the site at http://curious.com.

"We couldn't be happier with how quickly Curious has blossomed into a vibrant community that fosters teaching and learning on so many diverse topics -- and we've only just begun," said Justin Kitch, CEO and co-founder of Curious.com. "Our phenomenal first year proves what we believed all along: people all over the world are naturally curious and, when given a fun and engaging alternative, they will choose lifelong learning over only watching movies and playing video games. What can we say? Learning is fun!"

Curious' newest content includes a course from Darya Rose, author of Foodist and blogger at Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. In seven lessons, the course provides empowering information about developing a healthy lifestyle without subscribing to a ridiculous diet. In her course, Darya focuses on topics ranging from building healthy habits to identifying healthy food to mindful eating, offering pointers on reading labels, portion size and factoids about atmosphere, setting schedules and reforming habits. Sunset Magazine also just launched a new 10-lesson course in outdoor cooking, designed as a companion to its popular cookbook. It offers tips on food planning and packing for camping trips and cooking with a variety of appliances.

"I love how easy Curious makes it for me to share my lessons with anyone who wants to learn simple and enjoyable ways to improve their healthstyle," said Darya Rose, author and creator of Summer Tomato. "I encourage learners to take small steps to build healthy habits, which echoes Curious.com's approach to deliver a simple and engaging experience in lifelong learning."

Curious.com's mission is to connect the world's teachers of anything with lifelong learners via short, interactive video lessons. Founded on the belief that learning should happen for its own sake, beyond the classroom and including non-academic subjects, Curious offers a brand of lifelong learning that resonates with students and teachers alike. Curious empowers its talented teachers to share their knowledge with eager learners and enhance the quality of instructional content online, and provides a range of free, easy-to-use tools that enable them to market, share and monetize their lessons to millions of learners. To learn more and to start your own lifelong learning adventure, please visit curious.com.

About Curious
Founded in 2012, Curious.com, Inc. offers an innovative and engaging marketplace that connects lifelong learners with exceptional teachers around the world. Curious is home to short- format video-based, interactive lessons that help anyone learn about anything on their own time. It also provides a range of free, easy-to-use tools for teachers that enable them to market, share, and monetize their lessons to millions of learners. Curious is a private company funded by Redpoint Ventures, GSV Capital, Bill Campbell, Jesse Rogers and Justin Kitch based in Menlo Park, CA. For more information visit www.curious.com.

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