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9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." …

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FORTUNE — When Oklahoma-born Jon Crawford went to the University of Kansas for college, he couldn’t settle on what he wanted to study. He churned through seven possible majors — including studies in film, law, music therapy, computer science, and journalism — before winding up with a business …

Buffett's Own Prediction of Mediocre Returns: 40 Years Too Early

A recent NYT article called attention to Warren Buffett’s mediocre recent returns. Per-share book value of Berkshire Hathaway has compounded at 91% over the past five years vs. 128% for the S&P 500. In perhaps Buffett’s worst prediction, he foretold mediocre returns two score years ago. He was a …

What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Bucket list mentality reduces travel to a pass/fail proposition.<p>Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic …

15 Northwestern Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

You know Seattle, you know Portland... but do you know the rest of the Northwest?<p>When you think of the Northwest region of the United States, you probably think mainly of the Pacific Northwest. The Census Bureau breaks the western United States into two regions: Pacific and Mountain. We took a look …

30 incredibly vibrant images of coral reefs and the creatures that call them home

One of my best travel moments ever was when I was 12 years old, and my family was visiting Hawaii. We didn’t have plans for the entire day — we were …

Brand USA to Spend $10 Million on IMAX Movie of U.S. National Parks

Tourism officials plan to go big to promote the United States to foreign visitors. IMAX big.<p>Brand USA, the public-private partnership to promote the …

Torquay, the third best destination in Britain? TripAdvisor league is pure fantasy

The seaside resort that gave birth to Fawlty Towers is currently revelling in the glory of being voted the UK’s third best destination, behind only London and Edinburgh.<p><b>According to TripAdvisor</b>, which announced the results of its sixth annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations today, the …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

Alexia Sinclair’s Breathtaking Photo Shoot in a 350-Year-Old Frozen Castle

Photographer Alexia Sinclair recently completed one of the most beautiful and challenging photo shoots we’ve ever run across. The resulting …

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10 (Almost) Secret Caribbean Islands

Pirate hideouts and pink-sand beaches. Local culture untouched by cruise ships and crowds. This is the Caribbean the world doesn't yet know. Far off the mainland, floating in endless expanses of deep blue sea, find 10 secret islands that are practically perfect for escapists, adventurers, and …

How to Do Sydney on a Budget

<i>Photo and article by Andrew Smith, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>A little bit of planning goes a long way as Sydney is full of natural beauty, hidden hotspots, and exciting events. The best part: many of them are free. Here are a few suggestions to kick off the fun on a dime (or an Aussie 10 cent …

17 signs your soul belongs in France

<b>1.</b> You not only <i>can</i> but you <i>enjoy</i> surviving off of baguettes, cheese, and red wine (and you’re not an alcoholic because you know wine doesn’t <i>really</i> …