According to internetlivestats.com, there are almost 1 billion websites on the Internet right now. That’s nearly 1 billion ways to procrastinate, laugh, and yes, even learn a thing or two. In keeping with our single-theme concept for Blue Briefs (at least through the end of 2015), we asked the Mint team what sites they visit besides the usual suspects. Here are 9 sites to keep you occupied while waiting for your next meeting to start – with short blurbs penned by the person who suggested each:

Bjarke Ingels Group: big.dk
Relax – it’s not a porn site. It the website for a Danish architecture firm that designs buildings which are simple and stripped down to the basics, yet very functional and packing a lot of meaning. Very interesting site navigation.”

The Clymb: theclymb.com
“Great deals on biking and outdoor gear.”

Deadline Hollywood: deadline.com
“I like keeping up with movie and show biz news, but HATE sites like TMZ.”

Jon Loomer: jonloomer.com
“A social media coaching and training website. Affordable webinars and training to improve the use of social media for any company. There is a free download I think everyone should read: 12 Tips to Crazy Engagement.”

Mental Floss: mentalfloss.com
It’s somewhat like Buzzfeed. but you could actually walk away learning something from their facts, articles and quizzes.

Other World Computing: eshop.macsales.com/installvideos
“I’ve bought stuff for the office from this site for years, based on cost and stock availability – but also because they have a great DIY section, complete with installation videos.”

Rapha: www.rapha.cc/us/en_US
“It’s a blog. It’s a shop. It’s community engagement. Rapha happens to be my favorite brand: They’re the complete package. Rapha makes impeccably tailored clothing and they pump out content – films and photography – that captures the ethos of vintage cycling culture in a way that no other contemporary can.”

Skyscanner: skyscanner.com
“Some people wonder how I end up in these exotic places whenever we have a 4-day weekend and here’s my secret. Unlike other travel sites, Skyscanner allows you to input “Everywhere” as your destination, then gives you a list of estimates for the cheapest places to go by country then by city.”

StumbleUpon: stumbleupon.com
“A little silly, but fun. This site allows you to tailor your interests and spews out different, cool sites depending on what interests are chosen – all with the click of a button. A great way to come across websites you normally wouldn’t find.”