Monday morning links serving: The January 28th edition

Top 10 Free Download Managers
Whether you do your downloading via BitTorrent, FTP, or plain old HTTP, efficiently sucking files down from the cloud onto your hard drive takes the right tools..

What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession
It’s sad to hear about layoffs at companies like Yahoo. Right now it seems like a bad time to be laid off. Fortunately, Robert Scoble is there to offer some hope with a few great tips learned from his personal experience.

The Ultimate Student Resource List
Unless you have money coming out of your ears, you probably won’t want to shell out the cash you’ll need to get Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, EndNote, and so on — even with your student discount. These free apps do the job well enough, and sometimes even better than their paid or otherwise limited alternatives.

How to Tell If You Are Addicted to Technology
They’re not called “Crackberries” for nothing. Some people may be as addicted to Blackberries and other personal electronics as junkies are to drugs, according to John O’Neill, director of addictions services for the Menninger Clinic in Houston.

7 Proposed Futuristic Sky Cities
As the world’s population continues to boom, there is a corresponding increase in density in the world as an influx of people move to the cities in search of the promise of a better life. This leaves the world’s major cities with a conundrum: how do you accommodate more people in the same space?