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#4
https://www.mrbreakfast.com/
https://www.thepearlsource.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-80s-fashion/
https://thevou.com/fashion/90s-fashion/
https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/
https://www.history.com/topics/inventions/history-of-video-games
https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/1980s-slang

6 randoms website I used more than Facebook, Twitch and Youtube combined.
I think I spend more time researching than writing.

Is it important for the story the MC's audio player is an Original gray and blue 1979 Sony Walkman TPS-L2? No
Is it important for me? I wouldn't be able to sleep.

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#5
Youtube? For writing and worldbuilding advice, definitely. You have to be circumspect in who you watch, but there are a bunch of legit channels with useful information on them (Hello Future Me, Brandon Sanderson, Alexa Donne etc.) As for other research... sometimes I go to Youtube to find out how certain foods are made (recently I looked up abura-age because even that stuff is weird. The tofu before and after is completely different), and I imagine other process videos would also be useful? Oh, I also looked up what a sunrise actually looked like.

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I did a little research on early medicine so I could set the stage right for a grisly medieval hospital. I keep meaning to make myself read a medical textbook so I can describe injuries that go beyond non-specific "fractures" and "hemorrhaging", yet somehow there's always something to do that's more appealing than cracking open Gray's Anatomy lol

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#10
Yes. Youtube is actually one of the places I use if I can find useful advice. I no longer bother with general advice or subscribe/follow/constantly read a single individuals or groups giving out advice. Well, except for Terrible Writing Advice. I research when I have specific things that are giving me trouble or need to know for a story.

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#11
I will go on wild binges on youtube for specific topics that I think I *Might* want to use one day. Plus, even if it's not a topic I think will be useful? There's shocking influences to be found in everything. Knowing little bits of random things, thinking about stuff you otherwise wouldn't, ect. How houses with certain tech are built, foods and how one can make them, history and how people react to specific situations in it, philosophy and how people can think such different things but be logical people. 

A famous author once said something about how one becomes a better writer by merely experiencing many things. This is something I've found to be very true. Everything you learn impacts your ability to understand. It makes you more able to write more authentically.