The things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa

This was the only moment when my decision to travel the length of Africa overland, Cairo to Cape Town, using only public transport, seemed like a dumb idea. Six and a half months, 10,000-plus kilometers, and precisely 317 pieces of public transport—every wired-together taxi, listless ferry and curmudgeonly camel given its own stolen-pen stroke on […]

Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’ sold more than 1.4 million copies in its first week. Here are 4 things we learned.

Amazon Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” sold more than 1.4 million copies in its first week, her publisher Crown Publishing told the Associated Press. On its first day on sale, the former first lady’s memoir sold more than 725,000 copies. In it, she opens up about personal details from couples therapy, a miscarriage and a delightful anecdote […]

I Just Took My First-Ever Cruise on the World’s Largest Ship — Here’s What I Learned

I Just Took My First-Ever Cruise on the World’s Largest Ship — Here’s What I Learned Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in […]

What I learned on a 400-kilometer bike ride (that I didn’t want to go on)

Kati Auld October 2, 2018 Share this article Hoodwinked into cycling across the Netherlands, indifferent cyclist Kati Auld quickly realized how a bicycle changes the experience of travel. Here are some facts about bicycles: It is fun to go fast, on wheels; it is terrible to push a bike up a hill; falling off a […]

Photos show the moment President George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks

The U.S. National Archives After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heart-wrenching images surfaced and stirred the world. Photos released by the US National Archives in 2016 show exactly when President George W. Bush learned the US was under attack. See how Bush responded to what would be the defining moment of his presidency. President George […]

Daily Podcast: Everything We Learned About Captain Marvel, Chewbacca’s Diet, Bond 25, Swamp Thing, The Nun, Captain Planet

On the September 6, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Captain Planet, Solo, Bond 25, Swamp Thing, The Nun, and Captain Marvel. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

Mommy Points: The Lesson I Learned After Visiting a Theme Park by Myself

The Lesson I Learned After Visiting a Theme Park by Myself Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

5 key things I learned about having a successful career from working at Microsoft for 5 years

Courtesy of Scott Shapiro Scott Shapiro worked at Microsoft for five years in three different positions. He had four managers, was part of 15 conferences in six countries, and saw the arrival of a new CEO. His tenure at Microsoft taught him a few key things about building a successful career. These lessons — which […]