Links

Books & Reading
What they say, why they matter, and how they can help you. (my article) Also: My Favorite Business Book. We want to know what business books have changed you.

Calibre
Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.

FreeBookNotes
FreeBookNotes.com is the original and largest literature study guide search engine on the web. We have meticulously scoured the web to track down all of the free book notes, study guides, book summaries, chapter summaries, and analyses available for thousands of books, plays, and poems.

GoodReads
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. (my article - my profile)

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. (my article)

Open Library
One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal. (my article)


DIY & Makers

Fab Foundation
Our mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. (video)

iFixit
iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. Let's fix the world, one device at a time.

Instructables
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document and share your creations.

Low-tech Magazine
Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol of our society. Instead, Low-tech Magazine talks about the potential of past and often forgotten knowledge and technologies when it comes to designing a sustainable society.

Make
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them.

Popular Mechanics
Get the very latest in technology, engineering, digital privacy and tool tests.

Repair Café
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.


Education & Thinking

Big Think
Big think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

Great ideas = Passion. Conviction. Knowledge. Education. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Change. Point-of-View. Self-Betterment. Inspiration.

Coursera
Coursera empowers people to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in with education.

EdX
EdX offers interactive online classes and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: earth edition
H2G2 is a constantly expanding, user-generated guide to life, the universe and everything.

Khan Academy
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.

Mentat Wiki
This wiki is a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker.

MOOC List
MOOC List is an aggregator (directory) of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by different providers.

MBA programs don't have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge: you can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work. The Personal MBA features the very best business books available, based on thousands of hours of research. So skip business school and the $150,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education simply by reading these books. (my article & video)

Quora
The best answer to any question

Singularity University
Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Ideas worth spreading.

Udacity
Online courses developed and taught by experts at leading tech companies.

Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—
not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.


Food & Health

Slow Food
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.


Lifehacking

43 Folders
43 Folders is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Cool Tools
Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true.

A life of productivity
is the successor of A year of productivity. For exactly one year, Chris Baily devoured everything he could get his hands on about productivity, and then write every day about what he was learning. He was totally focused on finding practical, tactical tips to make his and your life better.

Lifehack
Lifehack is your source for tips to help improve all aspects of your life. We are widely recognized as one of the premier productivity and lifestyle blogs on the web. This site is dedicated to lifehacks, which is a phrase that describes any advice, resource, tip or trick that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.

Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.

A booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of MakeUseOf is to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, best software programs, and all kinds of “how to” tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.