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How You Can Be a Humanitarian Any Day of the Year

Every August 19th, World Humanitarian Day celebrates the individuals that face danger and hardship to make the world a better place. These humanitarians have a mission to reduce suffering, improve quality of life, and help those who may be persecuted for their nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. These people risk their lives for humanitarian causes, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways, both big and small, that you can make ...

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Fast and Easy Ways to Get Money to a Student Abroad

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding parts of the college experience. It’s a great opportunity to broaden one’s horizons, gain a new cultural perspective, or learn about a favorite subject in a unique way. The bad news: studying abroad can be expensive, and the expenses can add up quickly. Unforeseen costs can leave students strapped for cash and far from home. That’s why if you or a loved one is studying abroad, it’s ...

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Cutting-Edge Travel Tech You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

Nearly one in three American adults have never left the country. Many are concerned that conveniences like their phone and internet won’t work abroad. Some think it’s too cost prohibitive to jet-set across the world. While valid concerns, technology has broken many of the barriers traditionally preventing people from traveling overseas. From handy apps to clever gadgets, the right technology can make traveling smoother, smarter and cheaper. Check out some of the most cutting edge apps and tech ...

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What is Microfinance: An Expert Explains

Microfinancing has grown significantly in recent years, helping lift communities and individuals out of extreme poverty. But what exactly is microfinance and how does it work? We spoke with Clara Lipson, Founder and Chief Executive of AboutMicrofinance.com and Member of the Board of the Microfinance Club of New York, to learn more about microfinance and its role in economic development. Q: To start, what is microfinance? Microfinance is the ‘provision of financial services to low-income people.’ Microfinance is a ...

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5 Ways to Pay It Forward at Any Time

Have you ever been a dollar short at the cash register and a stranger in line helped you out? Got lost and someone gave you directions? If so, you know how grateful these random acts of kindness make you feel—and you’ve likely wanted to pass that feeling on. If you’re looking for ways to pay it forward with acts of kindness at times that aren’t random, here are five ways to pay it forward at any ...

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10 Wonderful Wedding Traditions from Around The World

Weddings are one of the most universal traditions, but every culture celebrates them a little differently. Get inspired for your own nuptials with these wedding traditions from around the world. 1. Find a Lucky Date Picking a wedding date is extremely important in many countries. Chinese couples customarily consult fortune-tellers and astrological calendars. South African couples commonly schedule their weddings around a full moon. Like many other wedding traditions around the world, these customs are done for good luck. Whatever method ...

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Western Union #ChainOfBetters Continues To Grow

Western Union’s #ChainOfBetters program helped transform lives all over the globe last year, and has continued to grow strong in 2016. The Chain has worked to empower people and give them the opportunity to help make the world a better place for others. Western Union has already shared the stories of many of the Chain’s winners from Jeremiah Dayto in the Philippines to Fran in the United Kingdom. Now Western Union invites you to learn about more people who ...

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