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Venice's long history as a sanctuary city for migrants is under threat

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.10.2017 | Arts
The Conversation Global

'Venice Inflatable Refugee', an artist's project displayed in Venice in 2016. Dirk Knot/Schellekens Filippo Furri, Université de Montréal In an in...

Add More Heart To Your Work All Year Long: Keeping The Magic Alive For You And Your Clients

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Add more heart to your work - year round! Photo source New beginnings and romance are in the air this time of year, giving everyone that ...

In The Face Of Trump's Muslim Ban, All Academics Have A Responsibility To Act

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

We cannot control what Donald Trump does or does not do. But, in addition to our conversations with our peers in academic outlets, we can renew our discourse and spend time with our diverse communities.

8 Expert-Backed Ways To Make Your House Guests Feel Welcome

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Since Thanksgiving day is the most heavily traveled day in America, it’s possible a relative or friend plans to spend a night or two in your home. Y...

Romance and History Collide at Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Britt Hysen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Britt Hysen

Barcelona is a city known for its fervent passion. At the core of Catalonian culture is romance, exemplified by the food, people, and most importantly, places to stay. No other hotel quite captures the romantic essence of this esteemed Spanish city like Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

A Home For Everyone: Reflecting The Life Of The Trinity

Rachael McNeal | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Rachael McNeal

If you truly want to change the world - then reflect the beautiful relationship of the Trinity to each person. I don't care if that person is gay, Muslim, atheist, blonde, foreign, black, redheaded, funny or not funny. To everyone say - Jesus lives inside of me, and Jesus is home for everyone; therefore I am home for everyone.

The New Trend Shaking Up The Hotel Industry

April McCormick | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
April McCormick

Photo Credit: Ascott Limited While in the past, fully equipped serviced apartments were considered only for relocation and extended stays of more tha...

Fashion in an Age of Technology: The London Perspective

Sissi Johnson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Sissi Johnson

"Retailers Won't Be The Only Ones Retailing" panel - from left to right: Nick Lisher (Depop), Kelly Kowal (Farfetch), Cherry Collins (Grabble), Ross B...

David Southworth - On Building a "WORTH"-while Life, Business, and Legacy

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.10.2016 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

David Southworth is an entrepreneur, father, and developer who has developed over $2 billion in golf and hospitality projects in his career.

Women Lead the Way in America's Restaurants

Dawn Sweeney | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Dawn Sweeney

The fact is we are an industry of trailblazers -- of inspiring women who have found their first or second chance at the American Dream and have capitalized on the resources to become a manager or owner.

Come Dine With Me

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Tamara is passionate about food, which in turn fuels her passion for her job. She reads any material about the industry that crosses her path, takes sommelier courses when she gets the chance, and genuinely cares about the experience her guests have when they dine in her 14 seat section at Noma.

Valentine's Day: From Florence With Love

Sissi Johnson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Travel
Sissi Johnson

View of Duomo - ©Alice Cheron Will you be my Florentine ? A warm and sensual caress, let the Tuscan light pull you out of bed before a romantic walk...

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2017 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

Biblical Hospitality: What Happened When Our Christian Family Stopped Inviting Our Church Friends to Dinner

Sara Barton | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion
Sara Barton

Several years ago, my husband asked me a simple but life-changing question, "Who eats at our table?" In other words, to whom are we hospitable? The a...

Several Essential Tools for Managing an Airbnb When You're Not There

Map Happy | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

The key to running a great Airbnb listing is having somebody who works from home who can also manage the property. But sometimes that's not possible w...

5 Ingredients for Dialogue in December

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Rather than attempting to learn about all of the various holidays one might encounter, I recommend instead cultivating practices and postures that will allow us to encounter and navigate difference openly, gracefully and with a spirit of positive intention. I've gathered five practices that are helpful for navigating holidays and cultural difference.

Yalla, Let's All Speak Arabic on the Plane Today

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.25.2016 | Travel
Robert Naiman

If somebody is trying to use a marker to marginalize the vulnerable, it is time to undermine the marginalization by appropriating the marker for the multitude. That's why we should all speak a little Arabic on the plane today.

They Will Know We Are Christian by... Our Fear?

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Why Working in the Service Industry Sets You Up for Success

Holly Rust | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Holly Rust

In a world where trophies are given for effort and we coddle our kids more than we'd like to admit, it's important we prepare young people for what th...

Christian Truth, Muscular Hospitality, and the Reception of Refugees

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.22.2016 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Truth can be hard to find, although the search has been going on for thousands of years. "Truth lies wrapped up and hidden in the depths," said Seneca...

The MP Shift Have A New Model For Imagining & Developing Hospitality Spaces

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 11.12.2016 | New York
Elizabeth Baudouin

The Cool Kids is a series documenting creative humans shaping present day society with their work and outlook. AMY MORRIS AND ANNA POLONSKY | THE MP...

To Eat (or Not to Eat) Unclean Meat

Steve Gertz | Posted 11.12.2016 | Religion
Steve Gertz

My wife and I, both of whom are Christians, once had some Muslim friends over for a meal, and we made the mistake of offering them meat that was not halal. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, halal means 'permissible' in Arabic.

Travels to Turkey

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
Bisila Bokoko

There is no greater thrill than that of traveling! It is a part of me, and a part of my work as well. I cannot get enough of visiting the archaic and ...

Pitbull to Christen Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest and Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.30.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.

What a Southern Mama Taught Me About Hospitality

Tammy Moyle | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
Tammy Moyle

What this Southern Mama taught me about hospitality is to make sure your guests know you care about them. It isn't about impressing them with your house decor or cooking, but rather you are welcoming them into your house to show them you care.