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Sending Money on Viber

Two billion people are projected to be on messaging apps by 2018. That’s right: over a quarter of the world’s population. Chat apps are already used by 75% of all smartphone users and continue to be one of the fastest growing digital services in the world. To stand out in this competitive space, messaging apps are now offering a suite of new services for their users. Viber, a leading chat app with over 800 million users in over 190 countries, is no ...

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How to Decorate Your Cubicle to Match Your Personality

Being surrounded by gray cubicle walls can make it hard to get through the workday! Why be bland and boring when you can style your cubicle with your own unique flair? Western Union (WU) has great tips on how to decorate your cubicle to match your personality and make your work environment so much more enjoyable. Bring in Table and Desk Lamps Most offices notoriously have energy-sucking florescent lighting that’s anything but comfortable. Although you can’t usually replace ...

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Unique Gift Giving Traditions from Around the World

Whether for a special holiday, as a token of gratitude or just a way of letting someone know you care, gift-giving is a universal custom. Though the intent may be similar from place to place, traditions vary widely from one country to the next. A gesture that conveys respect in one place might be considered offensive somewhere else. Take a look at our list of unique gifting traditions from around the world. In Japan, presentation is paramount The Japanese place ...

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7 Travel Movies Guaranteed to Inspire Wanderlust

Nothing inspires wanderlust like a movie where a destination plays the starring role. Some films are required viewing before visiting certain cities, while others spur the desire to travel anywhere and everywhere. Check out our list of the best travel movies to arouse the travel bug inside you. European Road Trip: Two for the Road Travel through Southern France—and time—with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney as they relive pivotal moments in their relationship: upon meeting, as newlyweds, as ...

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How to Set Realistic Career Expectations

When first graduating from university, or when starting a new job, it’s easy to set unrealistic expectations of how quickly you’ll rise in the ranks of your new career. After all, you’re optimistic and full of energy about your future, which is great! However, it’s important to realize that you’ll have to pay your dues in any new position as you work your way up. Western Union (WU) has some great advice on how to ...

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5 Top Career Fields of 2016

Looking for a new career? Want to make sure it’s in a growing field before you dive in? Then it might be a smart idea to check out the Fastest Growing Occupations list from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This list shows the 20 occupations with the highest projected rate of growth between 2014-2024. Western Union (WU) has detailed 5 of these top career fields to give you a snapshot of what each job would entail and how fast ...

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5 Interview Tips from WU’s Top Recruiters

Searching for a job can be stressful, and interviewing for jobs can be even more so! Still, in order to win a job offer, you need to be sure that your interview skills are sharp and that you’re putting your best foot forward at every opportunity. Western Union (WU) has compiled 5 interview tips from WU’s top recruiters to help you impress your interviewer and get a leg up on the competition. Get a Good Night’s Rest Before ...

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How to Make Your Job Search Less Stressful

As anyone who’s in the job market can tell you, searching for a job can be stressful! Between searching online, sending out resumes, making contacts, and going on interviews, it’s easily a full time job to look for work. Luckily, Western Union (WU) is here to help with some fantastic tips to help you organize and streamline the process, making your job search less stressful and more successful. Create Resumes and Cover Letters for Different Positions One of ...

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Western Union Stands With Refugees

The Global Humanitarian Crisis:  A Personal View Living in France, I have been closely watching the conflict in the eastern part of Europe unfold for several months.  I also have the honor of leading customer relationship management and corporate social responsibility for a global company, whose purpose-driven mission is to help create better lives for the people and communities it serves, so this particular crisis hits home personally and professionally. However, it wasn’t until a recent visit to Turkey ...

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10 Reasons Why Autumn Is One Of The Best Seasons

Dreaming of pumpkin lattes, caramel apples, and turkey and mashed potatoes? So are we! It’s finally Autumn, a favorite season to many who enjoy the fun foods, festivities, and cooler weather. Western Union (WU) has 10 reasons why autumn is one of the best seasons, and why there’s much to be happy about this time of year. Changing Colors Many people love Autumn for the changing colors of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of ...

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