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7 Surreal Places to See the Colors Change

You know fall has officially arrived when everything from cereal to hummus starts appearing in pumpkin spice. While that means shorter days and cooler weather; football, chunky sweaters, and fall hues make up for that, solidifying autumn’s position as America’s favorite season. While the fall isn’t peak travel season, peak foliage is the perfect reason to travel. Here are some of the most stunning places to see the colors change around the world.   New England, United States ...

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WU Foundation Responds to Mexico City Earthquake

By Elizabeth Roscoe Executive Director WU Foundation The Western Union Foundation is supporting efforts to provide emergency services and disaster relief to the people of Mexico City and its surrounding areas following this week’s earthquake. According to officials, the death toll keeps rising and multiple buildings – including schools – were destroyed. The Foundation is donating USD $30,000 to Save the Children, one of our disaster relief partners, which is setting up psychosocial support and “friendly spaces” for children in schools and ...

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The WU Foundation Awards 174 Scholarships Globally

WU Scholars Class of 2017 Represents 65 Countries, 153 Colleges and Universities Today, the Western Union Foundation awarded 174 scholarships to post-secondary students resident in 64 countries as a part  of the WU Scholars Program*. The global program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. The WU Scholars Class of 2017 represents 65 countries, 153 colleges and universities, and 65 percent recipients are female. Each student will receive USD $2,500 (or ...

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The WU Foundation Awards 174 Scholarships Globally

WU Scholars Class of 2017 Represents 65 Countries, 153 Colleges and Universities Today, the Western Union Foundation awarded 174 scholarships to post-secondary students resident in 64 countries as a part  of the WU Scholars Program*. The global program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. The WU Scholars Class of 2017 represents 65 countries, 153 colleges and universities, and 65 percent recipients are female. Each student will receive USD $2,500 (or ...

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Meet the WU Scholars Class of 2017

Congratulations to the WU Scholars Class of 2017.  174 students from 65 countries, representing 153 colleges and universities around the world, were chosen for this inaugural class.  To demonstrate how WU Scholars are working hard to change the world, below are a few of the winners from the Class of 2017.  More information about the program can be found at WUScholars.org. Dedicated to the well-being of children, Felice has chosen to pursue a degree in Psychology to help those impacted by trauma live healthy, ...

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Fly in Style: How to Access Airport Lounges for Less

We’ve all been there: Long layovers, delayed flights, lost luggage. While it may be a necessary evil, the list is endless when it comes to airport grievances. Luckily, there’s an escape from your personal airport hell. From free Wi-Fi and plush lounge chairs to unlimited food and booze, airport lounges are like an oasis in the middle of the airport.   What if we told you these coveted sanctuaries aren’t just for first class flyers? In fact, ...

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6 Beer Festivals Just as Wunderbar as Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest-style beers are replacing summer ales on the shelves; you’re hearing the occasional “prost!” at the bar; and the most diehard among us are dusting off their lederhosen and dirndls. Yes, fall beer season is upon us.   But don’t rush to learn German just yet. While the best beer is worth traveling for, there are other beerfests that are just as unforgettable as Oktoberfest happening all over the world. Skip overcrowded Munich and opt for one of ...

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Ebola’s Long Shadow: After the Epidemic, Moms and Babies Remain Victims or are Still Suffering

Heidi Murkoff, author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” We all remember the horrific Ebola outbreak that gripped West Africa just a couple of years ago. More than 11,000 people died from the virus, most of them in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Children were orphaned, parents were left childless, entire families were nearly wiped out. Yet as heartbreaking as the immediate human toll of Ebola was, the deadly ripple effects of the epidemic were far more wide-reaching. No ...

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From Edison to Miller: WU’s Most Influential Employees

Thomas Edison: innovator, inventor, businessman. Little-known fact: he was also a Western Union employee. We succeed because of pioneers and game-changers who have transformed Western Union into the global platform it is today. Check out some of the most influential people to walk our halls.   Thomas Edison During his time at Western Union, Edison created a transmitter to compete with Alexander Bell’s telephone, as well as other telegraph-related products. After his employment at Western Union ended, Edison was ...

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Best Countries to Au Pair Based on Pay, Hours, and Benefits

Between finding a job, securing housing, meeting new people, and adjusting to life as an expat, moving overseas is a daunting task. But what if you could tackle all of these challenges in one fell swoop? We’re talking accommodations, pocket money, and a family to call your own. If it sounds too good be true, it’s not. This is the life of an au pair. Of course, it’s not all fun and games, but with days off ...

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