At Antipope, Charlie Stross wonders why we need to work so long when productivity and per capita wealth have skyrocketed.
At the Broadside Blog, Caitlin Kelly describes a week in her life as a writer.
The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper suggesting that ancient Population III stars could, in theory, have rocky planets.
The Dragon's Tales warns that the Japanese economy is about to tank.
Joe. My. God. notes that young conservative Ben Shapiro is now boycotting Mozilla after Brandon Eich's departure.
Savage Minds has an essay by anthropologist Elizabeth Chin suggesting that Lamilly, a new anatomically-correct doll, won't take off because issues with beauty are much more deeply embedded in the culture than the designers believe.
The Signal examines the proliferation of E-mail storage formats.
The Volokh Conspiracy's Jonathan Adler doesn't like the pressure applied to Brandon Eich.
Window on Eurasia has two posts warning that Crimea's annexation to Russia will destabilize the Russian Federation, one arguing that ethnic minorities and their republics will be put in a state of flux, the other arguing that Russian nationalists will be upset by the concession of so many rights to Crimean Tatars.