There are many cool and cutting edge sites to recommend.  This is just a short list of our favorites for both for free and fun essentials. 

Get it straight.  This web source is dedicated to de-mystifying buzzwords.
Check out CraigsList for local classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events.

Championing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Hundreds of articles and briefs — solutions gleaned from CEOs, presidents and business owners.

How Stuff Works
This site explains many technological concepts and computer terms.

Guide to Financial Statements
Basic information on how to read the financial statements. It discusses key numbers in each of three statements common to all annual reports and offers suggestions from experienced investors on making sense of these numbers

Small Business spreadsheet source for Business Plan, Charts, Downloads, Excel Toys, Functions, Glossary, Links, Spreadsheet Library, Small Business Manager, Tools, and Worksheets.

Neurosciences on the Internet

A searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases.

Radio Nova
Listen to avant garde music from Paris - an alternative to the cutting edge NPR station at Santa Monica College

Reference Desk
Amazing source for facts on the Net.  Check out the indexes and reviews of quality, credible, and current web-based resources