14 inspiring startups trying to make a difference in the world

Changing the world

Exygy -Design, engineering and social impact consulting for mission-driven organizations including Google.org, the Skoll Foundation, Unicef, USAID and the city and county of San Francisco. (San Francisco)

Enevo -Collect and analyze data from refuse containers across the world in order to create efficiencies, cut the cost of waste collection, and incentivize recycling. (Finland and Distributed)

Khan Academy – Provide free personalized learning resources in math, science, programming, history and more for learners of all ages

Crisis Text Line – Offer free, 24/7 text-message counseling for people in crisis. (New York)

Spoiler Alert -Offer a collaborative, online platform and value-added services that enable food businesses, farms, and nonprofits to create or recover value from surplus food and organic waste. (Boston)

GiveDirectly – Allow governments, foundations, and individual donors to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. (East Africa and New York City)

HandUp – HandUp makes giving to nonprofit organizations and their clients easy, secure and transparent — and your donation goes directly to the cause (San Francisco)

DonorsChoose -Empower public school teachers from across the country to request and get funding for much-needed materials and experiences for their students. (New York)

ArtLifting – Offer artists living with homelessness or disabilities the chance to secure their own income through the sale of original paintings, prints, and products. (Boston)

Bayes Impact -Solve pressing public interest problems such as delivery of government services or health risk prediction by building open source software products that leverage data. (San Francisco)

OkHi -Enables the 4 billion people who do not have a physical address to, “Be Included” (Kenya)

Change.org – Allow users to create campaigns to mobilize supporters around issues they care about. (San Francisco)

Countable – Make it easy to understand the laws Congress is considering and streamline the process of giving your opinions lawmakers. (San Francisco)

Crowdpac – A political crowdfunding startup that makes it easier for citizens to learn about politicians, and to find and support political candidates that match their priorities and beliefs. (San Francisco and Washington D.C.)

Photo by Jorge Barahona


5 brilliant female coders who made history!

Women that changed the tech world

The daughter of British poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a Victorian mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage on his calculating machines – he called her the “enchantress of numbers”.

 Joan Clarke worked alongside Alan Turing at Bletchley Park – the British codebreaking centre during World War Two.

• Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was director of software engineering for the project that wrote the code for the Apollo Guide Computer (AGC).

Rear Admiral Dr Grace Murray Hopper pioneered the development of accessible computer programming languages written in English.

A group of six young women (Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas and Ruth Lichterman) who developed the first all-electronic, programmable computer as part of the US Army’s World War Two effort. When the ENIAC was first unveiled, the women received no recognition.

Photo by Benjamin Child

12 great books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

Bill Gates recommends!

The most expensive cities in the world for expats

Planing to emigrate?

  1. Hong Kong – Hong Kong
  2. Luanda – Angola
  3. Zurich – Switzerland
  4. Singapore – Singapore
  5. Tokyo – Japan
  6. Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo
  7. Shanghai – China
  8. Geneva – Switzerland
  9. N’Djamena – Chad
  10. Beijing – China
  11. New York City – United States
  12. Shenzhen – China
  13. Lagos – Nigeria
  14. Bern – Switzerland
  15. Seoul – South Korea
  16. Victoria – Seychelles
  17. London – United Kingdom
  18. Guangzhou – China
  19. Tel Aviv – Israel
  20. Abuja – Nigeria
  21. Dubai – United Arab Emirates

  22. Osaka – Japan

  23. Brazzaville – Congo

  24. Copenhagen – Denmark

  25. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Source: Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey

Photo by Ashim D’Silva

20 great tools for entrepreneurs and startups

Entrepreneurs and Startups, you are welcome!

Asana – Asana lets you have excelling access over your work platform from web as well as mobile. The workflow has never been as convenient as is now due to this project management tool.

Board Management -Board Management is a web application designed to help you manage your board of directors and non-profit organization more effectively.

Buffer – Buffer, is a social media management app that allows you to tie your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to one place. One of its greatest features is the ability to plan and post updates on your accounts at specific times.

Canva -Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on

Dropbox -Dropbox simplifies the way you create, share and collaborate. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep your files safe.

Edgar – Instead of publishing your social media updates just once and throwing them away, he carefully catalogues them in a library that you build over time.

EmailOctopus – EmailOctopus allows you to manage and email your subscribers for far cheaper by connecting your Amazon SES account. Powerful analytics, bounce/complaint tracking and more.

Hootsuite – Manage and schedule posts to multiple social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more, all from one app

Intercom – Intercom offers a way for every team in an internet business to see and talk to customers, with products for live chat, marketing, feedback, and support.

Kissmetrics – Kissmetrics is a person-based analytics platform for your whole team. It all starts by reviewing your sales funnel and building profiles on your best kind of leads.

Mailerlite – MailerLite is a very simple email marketing tool for Small Businesses.

RescueTime – Free software program that helps you understand your daily habits and as such make the best use of your time every day.

Trello – Trello gives a perspective over all your projects, at work, and at home. Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organized.

Pipedrive – Sales pipeline is a popular sales management tool designed to help small businesses master the selling process.

Podio – This project management tool is extremely beneficial for all the companies which are startups for handling the projects which are of complex nature.

Teamwork -A suite of online collaboration tools designed to maximize your team’s productivity, communication and overall customer happiness.

Timely – Use a time-tracking tool like Timely to create schedules for each of your employees. You can break down their workload by specifying one task at a time and manage everyone’s workweek all in one place.

Toggl -A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator. Syncs with iOS & Android app.

Xero – Xero is a simple-to-use (with mobile apps) accounting website, with revenue and expense reporting system.

Photo by Verne Ho

List of great yearly parties around the world

Party time!

  • Ati-Atihan (Kalibo, the Philippines) – January
  • AfrikaBurn (Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa) –  April or May
  • King’s Day (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) –  April 27th

Photo by Joey Thompson

List of Olympic game Cities

Olympic Game Host Cities Since 1896

Summer Olympic Games Sites

1896 – Athens, Greece
1900 – Paris, France
1904 – St. Louis, United States
1908 – London, United Kingdom
1912 – Stockholm, Sweden
1916 – Scheduled for Berlin, Germany (Canceled due World War I)
1920 – Antwerp, Belgium
1924 – Paris, France
1928 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 – Los Angeles, United States
1936 – Berlin, Germany
1940 – Scheduled for Tokyo, Japan (Canceled due World War II)
1944 – Scheduled for London, United Kingdom (Canceled due World War II)
1948 – London, United Kingdom
1952 – Helsinki, Finland
1956 – Melbourne, Australia
1960 – Rome, Italy
1964 – Tokyo, Japan
1968 – Mexico City, Mexico
1972 – Munich, West Germany (now Germany)
1976 – Montreal, Canada
1980 – Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia)
1984 – Los Angeles, United States
1988 – Seoul, South Korea
1992 – Barcelona, Spain
1996 – Atlanta, United States
2000 – Sydney, Australia
2004 – Athens, Greece
2008 – Beijing, China
2012 – London, United Kingdom
2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2020 – Tokyo, Japan

Winter Olympic Games Sites

1924 – Chamonix, France
1928 – St. Moritz, Switzerland
1932 – Lake Placid, N.Y., United States
1936 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1940 – Scheduled for Sapporo, Japan(Canceled due World War II)
1944 – Scheduled for Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy(Canceled due World War II)
1948 – St. Moritz, Switzerland
1952 – Oslo, Norway
1956 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
1960 – Squaw Valley, California, United States
1964 – Innsbruck, Austria
1968 – Grenoble, France
1972 – Sapporo, Japan
1976 – Innsbruck, Austria
1980 – Lake Placid, New York, United States
1984 – Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
1988 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1992 – Albertville, France
1994 – Lillehammer, Norway
1998 – Nagano, Japan
2002 – Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2006 – Torino (Turin), Italy
2010 – Vancouver, Canada
2014 – Sochi, Russia
2018 – Pyeongchang, South Korea
2022 – Beijing, China

Photo by Agberto Guimaraes

Best Dating apps according to user reviews ❤️

Looking for a date? This might help!

(till August 2016)

  1. Jaumo  [Android | iOS]
  2. OKCupid  [Android | iOS]
  3. happn  [Android | iOS]
  4. SCRUFF  [Android | iOS]
  5. Moco  [Android | iOS]
  6. GROWLr  [Android | iOS]
  7. Skout  [Android | iOS]
  8. Qeep  [Android | iOS]
  9. MeetMe [Android | iOS]
  10. Badoo  [Android | iOS]
  11. Hornet [Android | iOS]
  12. Hot or Not  [Android | iOS]
  13. Tinder  [Android | iOS]
  14. SayHi   [Android | iOS]
  15. Match  [Android | iOS]
  16. Zoosk  [Android | iOS]
  17. Waplog  [Android | iOS]
  18. Grindr  [Android | iOS]
  19. BeNaughty  [Android]
  20. Grindr Xtra  [iOS]
  21. eHarmony  [Android | iOS]

Data based on the Research conducted by Applause

Photo by Arnel Hasanovic

10 websites to learn how to code

Want to learn how to code? Here a list that will help

  1. BaseRails - Learn Ruby on Rails and other web technologies.
  2. Code.org - Learn with easy tutorials. (free)
  3. CodeCombat– Learn coding while playing a game.
  4. Codecademy - Learn to code interactively. (free)

  5. Code School - Learn many code languages with exercises (free).
  6. Free Code Camp   – Learn to code and build projects for nonprofits (free)
  7. Treehouse -  Learn how to build websites and create iPhone, Android and web apps
  8. Platzi - Livestreamed classes on programming, design, business and marketing

  9. Thinkful - Learn to code with 1-on-1 mentorship

  10. Udacity —  Online courses in many topics from beginner to Self-Driving Cars (free)


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Top 10 destinations in the World in 2016 according to tripadvisor

Looking for vacation ideas?

1 – London, United Kingdom


2 – Istanbul, Turkey


3 – Marrakech, Morocco


4 – Paris, France


5 – Siem Reap, Cambodia


6 – Prague, Czech Republic


7 – Rome, Italy


8 – Hanoi, Vietnam


9 – New York City, New York


10 – Ubud, Indonesia


Source: Tripadvisor

Girl in the airplane Photo by Sofia Sforza

All other photos from Tripadvisor

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