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Robbie Shade
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The Narrows, Zion National Park

The US National Parks are spectacular, and I feel very lucky to have visited a few of them. Happy 100th birthday, and looking forward to seeing the rest someday... #NPS100
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Fiacaill Ridge

Approaching the interesting part of Fiacaill ridge, between Coire an t-Sneachda and Coire an Lochain in the northern Cairngorms.
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Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Annex (Udvar-Hazy Center) near Washington DC. Well worth the trek out of the city to see this place - a huge aircraft hanger filled with things too big to display in the main Air and Space museum in DC. This includes the Discovery, a Concorde, an SR-71 Blackbird, and the Enola Gay (amongst thousands of other exhibits).

Seeing the space shuttle up close was the highlight for me - a cool bit of history just as SpaceX are ushering in the new era of reusable spacecraft.
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Dark Hollow Falls

The most popular trail in Shenandoah National Park? Probably - it's an easy mile or so from the road to get to the falls: a good value walk.
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Reflecting Pool, Washington DC

Getting up before sunrise, and peddling across town on a rented bike share is totally worth it when the result is a sight like this. This is the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool, living up to its name, and doing a good job of reflecting the distant Washington Monument.
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Head of the Charles

A chilly day in Boston for the last day of the regatta.
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The Mad River

Early morning at the Mad River in New Hampshire. It doesn't seem to be particularly mad, at least at this time of year. I imagine when the snow is melting in the springtime it could be a bit more ferocious.
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Boston from above

The skywalk at the Prudential tower is pretty cool, especially around sunset. This is the view looking west: Fenway Park lit up brightly; the Citgo sign; the Charles River; and I-90 starting it's 3000 mile journey across the country to Seattle.
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Mont Blanc reflection

A self portrait in the Alps, summer 2012. This is from the Aiguilles Rouge, above Chamonix. A nice place to camp, the morning views are not bad at all.
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Doing Good Better

+William MacAskill went and wrote a book! It's called Doing Good Better and is about how to use your time and money to do the most to make the world a better place.

This is a fantastic introduction to effective altruism: using evidence and careful reasoning to try to find an answer to the question "how can I do the most good?".  These ideas had a huge positive influence on my life and dramatically changed my views towards charity, and how and where I donate. I'd strongly recommend giving this a read.

Buy it now: http://goo.gl/CqRKXB
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