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Soar Over a Medieval Monastery Surrounded by Sea in This Video

France's iconic Mont Saint-Michel remains at the mercy of some of the highest tides in the world.<p>They call it Mont-Saint-Michel-au-Peril-de-la-Mer, Saint Michael’s mountain at the peril of the sea—a pinnacled monastery at the mercy of some of the highest tides in the world. But Mont Saint-Michel …

European Travel

How Freddy's Steakburgers Grew Fast (To 282 Locations) Through A Customer Service Focus

“There’s got to be a Freddy’s near here,” my son said hopefully, not long after we moved cross-country. Unfortunately, his pre-teen optimism was unfounded. Although there are nearly 300 Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers locations nationwide (more on how that happened in a moment), they seem to …

Customer Service

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

AdWords

Kylo Ren Is the Greatest Star Wars Villain of All Time

Admit it.<p>If fans are unhappy with <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, maybe it's because Star Wars isn't what it used to be. The humor is self-deprecating, the main cast is no longer almost exclusively white and male, and the light/dark binary struggle that underpinned the original movies has given way to …

The Best Disney Hotel for Every Kind of Travel

One of the toughest decisions you'll have to make at Walt Disney World isn’t which attraction to ride first: it’s deciding where to bed down after …

How a Terrible Plane Crash Over the Grand Canyon Changed History

Entering from the east side of the park, the Desert View Watchtower provides visitors with their first dramatic glimpse of the Grand Canyon. …

Inside Eataly, LA's Colossal Emporium of Italian Cuisine

Stepping inside <b>Eataly</b> is like being transported to another realm, one they stock quality Italian products around every corner. It’s where charcuterie and pasta and wine and gelato converge to form one perfectly rustic evening in Turin, where the first Eataly landed in 2007. Except this is the …

Which Apple Products Are Really Worth Your Money? (Updated)

<i>Updated October 2017: We’ve updated this story with the current crop of Apple products. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Chances are you own …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

19 Completely Insane Facts About Disney Parks You Didn’t Know Till Now

Did you know Doritos were invented inside Disneyland?

Walt Disney Company

Disney Cruise Line Secrets No One Tells You

With so much to know before you set sail on Disney Cruise Line, it’s easy to miss out on the most interesting tidbits. Maybe you’re well-versed on …

11 Delicious Bakeries To Visit In Vancouver

Vancouver is a delicious city – and I say that literally! There are so many mouth-watering places to eat, so many places to explore and a shed load …

British Columbia

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

Americans, take it easy. Justin Trudeau is not the liberal hero you think he is.

One has brown hair, the other a thinning combover. One is effortlessly bilingual, the other horrifies editors of the Oxford English Dictionary. One openly calls himself a feminist, the other boasts about grabbing female genitals. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes for a tempting contrast …

Canada

Tony Robbins explains what anyone can do every day, month and year to be more successful

It's worth noting that while you may choose to spend money on the first two exercises, it's totally unnecessary. You can also immediately implement …

A Brief History of Eilean Donan Castle

The Commando Diet - How To Build Muscle & Drop Weight

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

Nutrition

The French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars

Europe Forever Changed<p>The French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars began in 1792, just three years after the beginning of the French Revolution. …

14 Filters You Should Be Changing at Home

Dryers that don’t dry, vacuum cleaners that don’t clean, and air conditioners that don’t cool may all be plagued by the same problem: a clogged or …

Home Improvement

7 ways billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates demonstrate the ancient philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Around 304 BC, a wealthy and successful merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage. He lost nearly everything. Making his way to Athens, he was introduced to philosophy by Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic, which changed his life. Within a few years, Stoic philosophy would be born. As …

England’s Most Brutal King Was Its Best Peacemaker

Since the publication of my <i>William the Conqueror</i> in the Yale University Press English Monarchs series in October 2016, I have often been asked how …

World History

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Writing

Paying off my mortgage early let me retire by age 52 — here are 5 strategies for doing the same

In addition, there are a whole host of associated costs — insurance, maintenance, taxes, furnishings, and on and on that make this a gigantic financial issue for all but the wealthiest of us. The impact buying a home can have on a family's finances is enormous, so it's imperative that we get it …

Personal Finance

Tony Robbins Says This One Trait Shared by Gates, Jobs, And Branson Is What It Takes To Succeed | Inc.com

There is no one road to success. Each person's path is different based on his or her individual context and circumstances. Trying to reduce success to a singular formula is something we do to entertain and lull ourselves into believing the myth that following a prescribed set of rules is all it …

Self-improvement

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …