Harvard Gazette: What makes a city thrive?: Does the difference between Paris and Boston come down to density?
SoYouWanna.com home: The ultimate how-to site. How to do almost anything.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Printable Version - The $50 Million Giveaway: Do you have a killer business plan for any of these ideas? Someone's waiting to give you money for them.
Why Atheism?: A well thought out discussion of the intellectual case for atheism. I've been linking to a lot of sites about religion, so here's something for the other side.
VanderWorld: Smart Women Don't Get Laid: A smart woman response to a study that says men are smarter than women. I must be well below average because most women I know are smarter than me.
Code Craft - Freedom languages: Good description of the difference between "freedom languages" (i.e. perl, python) and "safe languages" (C++, Java). I'm inclined toward the freedom side for various reasons (see next entry).
Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb: Interesting article about working efficiently and creatively. Applies to more than just programmers.