• ‘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 […]

  • LIFE
    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 […]

  • LIFE
    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 […]

  • LIFE
    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 […]

  • QUOTES
    12 inspirational quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt to help you navigate life

    Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest serving First Lady of the United States. During her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four-term presidency and after, she became widely popular, and became one of the world’s most admired and powerful women. Roosevelt is remembered for the welfare efforts she undertook for women, youth, the poor, and minorities. Instead of living […]

  • LIFE
    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 […]

  • LIFE
    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 […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Three Things Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Saying To Their Life Partners

    At the very core of an entrepreneur’s marriage lie two contrasting phenomena. Marriage is an institution based on security and stability, whereas entrepreneurship is defined by the risk and uncertainty that accompany it. Building a company from scratch or taking a venture forward is a formidable activity that takes courage, confidence and a certain degree […]