Alexandra Dirani

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7 Things We've Learned About Impact Investing in 7 Years

Today, our new e-book hit the digital shelves, “The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good.” This e-book has …

Better Than A Password? To Unlock Your Mac, Just Knock

A new iPhone app called Knock lets you log in to your Mac just by knocking. It’s more fun than useful, but boy, does it have design chops.<p>Knock is a new iOS app that allows you to unlock your Mac by rapping on your iPhone screen twice. But let’s hold off on talking about that for a second. Let’s …

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

History blooms in Cowra, NSW

<b>CHERRY TREES FLAUNT</b> their blossom beside a lake where koi carp circle. Taiko drummers are making thunder, sumo wrestlers grapple and – in a cottage …

Japan

Kauai Attractions That Will Have You Ready To Book A Flight... Now

Most people are familiar with the "Big Three" among the Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Big Island and Maui are staples for Hawaii tourists and are usually first stops for visitors. But there's a strong case to be made for why Kauai, the Garden Island, should be your first stop in Hawaii.<p>Under-appreciated …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Dusky Track, New Zealand

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.<p><b>ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES</b> from the …

Hiking

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges