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Watch This Heroic Waitress Drag A Monster Goanna Lizard From Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.21.2017 | Weird News

Every restaurant needs a waitress like Samia Lila on its team. When a goanna lizard sauntered into the Mimosa Wines & Drystone Restaurant in New South...

Shark Photobombs Unfazed 10-Year-Old Surfer

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.26.2017 | Weird News

At the age of 10, Eden Hasson is already a talented surfer — but even a professional would be spooked by the experience Eden had earlier this week. ...

This Planned Highway Could Wipe Out 200 Koalas

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green

Conservationists are accusing the Australian government of “signing the death warrant” for around 200 koalas whose habitat will be devastated by p...

Giant Waves Of Foam Blanket Beach After Powerful Australia Storm

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

Days after a powerful storm ravaged Australia's eastern coast, footage of a man being enveloped by giant waves of sea foam surfaced on social media. T...

Something Is Wrong in the State of NSW

Charlie Wood | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

Isn't it absurd that, as the fossil fuel era comes to a close and one of the world's largest coal companies stares down the barrel of bankruptcy, the New South Wales (NSW) Government introduces draconian laws which could send everyday people to jail for peacefully protesting?

Where We're Going

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

"Scale" and "scaling change" are terms that are thrown around so much in professional circles that they have become cliché. Yet, for all of us in the business of improving lives and building stronger communities, they are the terms that often are the source of both our frustration and our inspiration.

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

A Postcard From Sydney: Essential Travel Tips

George Hobica | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Australia's largest city is also the jumping off point from exploring Australia, and the city with the most inbound flights from North America. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit.

5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to. Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney. Here's why I moved to Sydney, over other destinations for my expat experience.

These Photos Show A Side Of Australia Rarely Seen

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

Man Wearing Only Thong Stole Batman Costume, Police Say

Posted 03.09.2014 | Weird News

What will Robin think of this? Police in Australia have charged a super-hero wannabe who they say stole a Batman costume from a thrift store while ...

Firefighter Captures Terrifying Footage Of Australian Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

The wildfires that have ripped through Australia's state of New South Wales and destroyed more than 200 homes are now threatening to wreak even more h...

WATCH: Could Australia Be On Its Way To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The findings of a Parliamentary Inquiry released last Friday hold exciting news for same-sex couples in Australia: New South Wales (NSW) could become...

5 Things to Love About Jindabyne, Australia

Home Away | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Nestled in picturesque surroundings amongst the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Jindabyne is known as the opening to the mountain range. The town sits along an expansive lake half the size of Sydney Harbour, which makes for a spectacular sight.

Where to Hit the Slopes This Summer

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Strap on your ski gear and get ready for an encore of winter. Here are the best places to hit the slopes this summer.

Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

Reuters | James Grubel | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Raging wildfires destroyed at least another 28 homes and licked at Australia's leading optical space observatory on Mon...

Gun In A Prosthetic Leg: Operation!

Posted 01.02.2012 | Weird News

Some people are so well armed, they're armed in their legs. Medical professionals at St. Vincents Hospital in Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital were ...

I'm With Stupid: Planking the Walk and Other Dumb Places

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It pained me earlier this week to learn that another country has beaten us to the punch with what is definitely one of the dumbest ideas yet. Australia recently gave birth to a fad called "planking" that is, quite literally, painfully stupid.

Australia Summer Marked By Snow, Heavy Flooding (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It may be summertime "down under," but instead of sunshine and warm breezes, Australia has been hit with severe weather conditions, including unseason...

Astoria Characters: The Pilates Performer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emma Bryant is an actress. She's not waiting on tables. She's not waiting for the big break. So far, what Emma has made happen are a theater production company and an in-home Pilates studio.

Danny Yount on Designing Film and TV Title Sequences | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Danny Yount on Designing Film and TV Title Sequences Designer and director, Danny Yount had "35 jobs before I knew what I wanted to do, which was ...

Australian Stereotypes and Cultural Identity | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Australian Stereotypes and Cultural Identity From outback heroes to Anzac legends, from Aussie battlers to noble savages - these are familiar figu...

Should All Drug Use Be Made Legal? | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Should All Drug Use Be Made Legal? Although the media sporadically reports on major narcotic raids, the general consensus about the war on drugs is th...

'The Lovely Bones': Susan Sarandon chats about truths and opinions | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lisa Maree Williams/Getty ImagesSusan Sarandon attends the Australian premiere of "The Lovely Bones" in Sydney, Australia. Susan Sarandon grew up in a...