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Why TSA PreCheck is a Must-Have for Frequent Flyers

It’s amazing how most of us stand in an airport security line and watch as TSA PreCheck holders sprint through the express lane, but still wonder if it’s worth applying? The answer is YES, you absolutely should. In June 2017, 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in security. As you might’ve noticed, members don’t have to remove liquids or electronics from their bags. They also get to keep their jackets, belts, and shoes on. ...

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Western Union Wins Three finder.com Money Transfer Awards

At Western Union, our customers find us through a variety of channels. Tech-savvy consumers often search for reviews and comparisons on sites such as finder.com. Comparison sites can help consumers make informed decisions, based on a number of factors that may be important to them. This year, after being put through the rigorous methodology at finder.com, Western Union won three of the finder.com Money Transfer Awards — Most Convenient, Best User Experience, and Fastest Transfer. “Western Union is ...

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WU@MISS BFF 2017

May we introduce to you two of our brand ambassadors: Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 Two Austrians based in Vienna/🇦🇹 – two lucky girls – two wild hearts – two happy souls – two girls on a mission: 🌍90days around the world🌎 bff2017.miss.at Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 also visited the Western Union regional headquarters in Vienna, Austria and shared with us their experience with Western Union. Join us in following them as they explore the world: #missbff2017 #missmagazin bff2017.miss.at. They will ...

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InstaGotham: An Instagrammer’s Guide to NYC

Any ‘grammer worth their likes has paid a visit to the Big Apple — and it shows: New York is the most Instagrammed city in the world. Discover the Gotham City sites your feed needs and some tips to help your shots stand out.   1. Central Park Number of Hashtags: 4,758,452 finding peace in solitude. A post shared by J.N. Silva (@jnsilva) on Jun 25, 2016 at 3:07am PDT Sheep’s Meadow and the Central Park Zoo are photogenic, but Bethesda Fountain is ...

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10 of the Hardest Things for Expats to Get Used to

Something funny happens when people live abroad. The expats stick together – even if they’re from opposite sides of the world. That’s because expats have strikingly similar experiences acclimating to their new environment. Plus, you can’t really commiserate over the bizarre foods and unfamiliar customs with a local. Here are the top ten things that take time for expats to get used to.   1. Standing out everywhere you go This can be good or bad, depending on where ...

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Digital Innovation in the Hands of Those That Need It Most: Migrants and Refugees around the World

By Khalid Fellahi Today, the measure of digital innovation success lies not in the scale of – and mere access to – digital technology, but in how these tools raise global financial health and, by extension, promote positive social change. The world’s migrants and refugees are one of the largest participant groups in the global economy and, as such, digital innovation has never been more important for their life and wellbeing. From an economic perspective, the World Bank estimated that migrants ...

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9 International Desserts No Sweet Tooth Can Resist

Different countries might not see eye-to-eye on travel policies or climate change; but one thing’s for sure, we all have a delicious way of satisfying our sugar cravings. So next time you have a taste for ice cream or apple pie, consider of one of these unique international desserts instead.   1. Baklava Origin: Turkey  Popular throughout the Middle East, baklava is made from paper-thin layers of flaky filo dough, filled with chopped nuts and spices then drenched in honey ...

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How to Apply to Jobs in Another Country

Working in another country is an exciting way to advance your career, but getting started can feel overwhelming. Our nine-step plan can help. We can’t guarantee you’ll land your dream job, but you’ll be positioned to succeed if opportunity strikes.   Step 1: Identify labor market gaps First you’ll have to determine where you want to move. Popular expat countries are good places to start. Familiarize yourself with the job markets of your shortlist and take note ...

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9 Distinct Delicacies We Dare You to Try

So you’ve tried fondue and know your way around a Korean BBQ. Even if you think you’ve tried it all, we bet you haven’t tasted each of these unusual delicacies. Take a deeper look into some of the most one-of-a-kind foods around the world – and prepare your mouth for a wild ride   1. Escargot Origin: Europe Escargot is the French word for snails – but their origins trace way further than Marie Antoinette. Archaeologists have dug up evidence ...

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The WU Foundation Responds to Fire at Grenfell Tower

Our hearts go out to those affected and their families impacted by the recent Grenfell Tower fire in London. Through our collaboration with the British Red Cross, the Western Union Foundation is supporting relief efforts to assist people and communities as they recover and rebuild, as well as to help prepare for possible emergencies in the future. As part of this effort, the Foundation will provide USD$10,000 to the British Red Cross’ London Fire Relief Fund to support the following ...

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