Ashan Goonewardena

27 Added | 1 Magazine | 30 Likes | 14 Following | 2 Followers | @ashangoonew7m3k | Keep up with Ashan Goonewardena on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ashan Goonewardena”

Audi Attempts To Add Matrix Lighting Technology To Its Laser Headlights

Audi’s Matrix LED headlights allow you to drive with your high beams left permanently on, as they can detect other vehicles on the road and actually …

Driverless Cars

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

Victoria's Secret Unveils Its First Tri-Fold Swim Cover

For its latest Secret Swim catalog, Victoria’s Secret has enlisted nine big-name models, including<p>For its latest Secret Swim catalog, Victoria’s Secret has enlisted nine big-name models, including Angels Sara Sampaio; Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel on its first tri-fold cover. Building on the …

Fettuccine Recipes That Go Way Beyond Alfredo

When most Americans hear the word "fettuccine," they immediately think "Alfredo." While fettuccine Alfredo -- that simple, creamy, buttery pasta -- is one of the world's best comfort foods, it's not fettuccine's only trick. Fettuccine, which in Italian means "little ribbons," tastes great with many …

Cooking

Hot Celebrities Arrive for the Grammys

Did the New Game of Thrones Special Spoil a Major Character Death?

Last night HBO aired a 30 minute documentary called <i>A Day in the Life</i> which took place over the course of one day (allegedly) and in several different countries. You can watch the entire special here.<p>Or, if you like, you can just scroll through the highlights I’ve curated below. There are no <i>real</i> …

Tracking a Leopard in Sri Lanka

Green leaves are flickering and peacocks are howling outside my tent. I lie in an enormous bed strewn with flower petals as the night begins to lighten, with a half-moon still in the sky. A young man sets a pot of steaming coffee on the veranda; a squirrel jumps onto the cream. This is my first …

Wildlife

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Social Media

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

The Story Behind Jennifer Lawrence’s Snake Photo

West Coast editor Krista Smith describes how Hollywood's hottest actress survived Patrick Demarchelier’s Avedon homage.<p>Last July 29, on a Patrick Demarchelier shoot at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills, a giant Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor spent most of the day cooped up in a …

Hollywood Hills

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality

29 Savory Pies to Make for Dinner Tonight

From an outrageously tender beef bourguignon pot pie to a root vegetable tarte tatin, these 29 savory dinner pies take the cake.<p><b>When it comes to one-dish dinners,</b> savory pies take the cake in our book. We guarantee there's a pie in here that should be on your dinner table tonight. So go ahead—stick …

Cooking

The Ultimate Egg-Ordering Guide, From Sunny Side Up To Soft Boiled

Everyone has a food résumé. On it are the defining, personal preferences that make every individual unique. Your food résumé explains why you always pluck the olives off of your salad and give them to your mother (because you hate olives and she loves them) and why you are the beneficiary of your …

Breakfast

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Productivity

Put Down the Map: 5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is a Good Thing

By Jill K. Robinson for ShermansTravel<p>Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city. Oftentimes it's the best way to find the real heart of a place and get an experience that the average tourist would …

European Travel

Why this man went back to driving a stick shift

Writer, professor of photography, and L.A. resident Colin Westerbeck is ready to drive a manual again.<p>I always wait until late in the model year to buy a car, when the dealers are beginning to think about dumping their stock to get ready for the new models. So having had for five years a Toyota …

Los Angeles

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded (say that five times fast) adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these …

South Beach

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Land Rover Release Defender Celebration Series

Land Rover have announced the limited release of the Celebration Series of their iconic Defender off-roaders, a move that coincides with the model’s …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

The 51 Coolest Cars Ever Made

We're not saying these are the best cars ever built. We're saying these are the ones you lust after.<p>We're not saying these are the best cars ever built. We're saying these are the ones you lust after.

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

Ten films to watch in 2015

Mark Hamill

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …