• ‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn

     The study also indicates that insects, including bees, are vanishing due to damage to nature. Photograph: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters The “unnoticed insect apocalypse” should set alarm bells ringing, according to conservationists, who said that without a halt there will be profound consequences for humans and all life on Earth. A new report suggested half of all […]

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    Ramit Sethi’s Advice For How To Live A Rich Life

    What does it mean to be rich? If you were to pose this question to a random sampling of folks on the street, you’d likely receive wildly different answers. Some may think of being rich as simply making a lot of money or having a lot of money. Others may not define a rich life […]

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    Scientists Say They’ve Found a Place on Earth Where No Life Can Thrive

    Where there’s water, there’s life, the thinking loosely goes. New evidence suggests starkly otherwise – or at least identifies some harsh new parameters on where life and water may (or may not) be able to co-exist. To find these limits, scientists travelled to one of the most extreme and inhospitable environments on Earth: the Dallol geothermal […]

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    Drop The Life Is Unfair Mantra

    United Auto Workers (UAW) picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in Detroit, Michigan. Photo credit: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images AFP/GETTY IMAGES Early forties, when I was 11 or 12 years old, I’d “borrow” my elder brother’s 28-inch bike, but my problem was legs as yet not long enough to touch both pedals. I needed to […]

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    Life of Brian: The most blasphemous film ever?

    It may not be true that all publicity is good publicity, but in the case of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, which was released 40 years ago, some of the bad publicity was heaven-sent. The comedy team’s irreverent Biblical romp had been due to open on 200 screens across the US, but after various religious […]

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    WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffel is built for life

    Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard makes exceptional leather goods, and the company’s new leather duffel is no different. It’s fantastic […]

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    Do-Over.Me: Guiding People Through Life Makeovers

    The problem with career counseling for people in their 50s and 60s is that it’s often mostly about reworking your résumé and LinkedIn profile and developing a “personal brand.” But what if it was more holistic? A process where you and your adviser worked together not on finding a job — but more of a life makeover based on […]

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    Mentorship in Business and in Life

    I am extremely fortunate to have encountered many people who provided me with guidance in my personal and business lives. These mentors loom large in my memory. In order to be a mentor, one must commit their time, empathy, encouragement, and trust. I was a teenager when I met my first mentor. I had no […]