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Impact Measurement : The Faultlines

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is argued that the active pursuit of output data may distract or detract a social enterprise from its impact objectives. It is also argued that impact accounting imposes a compliance burden that acts as unnecessary overhead.

Moving Impact Investing to the Mainstream

Randall Kempner | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Randall Kempner

One of the more startling figures offered in the report was a stat from a recent survey by the CFA Association that discovered that 66 percent of financial advisers were unaware of impact investing. Two-thirds of the investment professionals hadn't even heard of it? C'mon.

New Space Telescope Now Open For Business

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA's IRIS spacecraft, launched just a...

Satellite Launch Scrubbed After Major Glitch

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — NASA has delayed the launch of a sun-observing satellite by a day so that technicians can restore power to launc...

IRS Déjà vu

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an instrument of political intimidation and retribution is, sad to say, not new. That is why playing parti...

High-Tech Camera Helps Orlando Police Catch Suspect Red-Handed

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.30.2012 | Technology

In Orlando, Big Brother really is watching. That's something Joe E. Haywood, a 29-year-old from Florida, found out earlier this week after a police...

Astoria Characters: The Fake Flowers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses. I didn't need a green thumb to figure out what had been staring me in the face: These flowers were fakes.

Siri-like App Gives Racist, Bigoted Answers, Forces Company To Make Policy Changes

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology

First it was Siri and her seemingly pro-life responses to questions about abortion clinics. Now it's Iris -- a Siri-like application that uses a hu...

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Drove Me Buggy... In a Nice Way

Jay Weston | Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When the lights went down, the 'insects' started crawling around the stage (and the theatre), and I was immersed in a headlong rush into their colorful ecosystem teeming with weird life.

5 Siri Alternatives For Android And iPhone

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.19.2011 | Technology

Everyone is talking about Siri on the iPhone 4S. For some, the virtual voice assistant is the number-one reason why many chose to upgrade to the newes...

Report Documents Industry Efforts to Delay Health Assessments of Toxic Chemicals

Jennifer Sass | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Big business chemical industries have repeatedly blocked the Environmental Protection Agency and other government bodies from assessing the harms of h...

Cirque du Soleil's Iris Coming to Hollywood

Jay Weston | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Thursday, June 16th, was Cirque du Soleil Day in LA. They have revealed in a 'sneak' preview their new, first-time-ever-in-L.A. permanent show, a journey through the world of cinema called Iris.

The Faithful Shopper: September Shoes

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

September means a lot of things to a lot of people -- the beginning of fall, back to school, football season. For me, it's time to take stock of my shoe wardrobe.

Sick Lit: Books About Maladies, Illness And Recovery

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Remember Sick Lit? Leader of the pack was Iris (1998), John Bayley's memoir of his wife Iris Murdoch's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Then there w...

Looking For Compounding Interest? Plant Bulbs!

Suzy Bales | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Bales

Planting bulbs is as close to a sure bet as a gardener ever gets. Unlike shrubs, trees and perennials, most bulbs can only be planted in the fall. Consequently, it's now or never!