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How to Stimulate the Local Economy When Travelling to Sun Destinations

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel
Anne Thornley-Brown

When you pre-book tours and excursions through a company in your own country or the tour desk on a cruise ship, remember, you are working through middlemen. When you work through middlemen in any industry, everybody has to get their cut.

A Guide to Tipping Everyone This Holiday Season

Thrillist | Posted 12.22.2015 | Money

Unless you're a real Grinch/Jim Carrey wearing a creepy-ass costume/one of the people likely in our comments section, 'tis the season to give a big fat tip to all the people who help you out.

Read This Before You Even THINK About Tipping For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Holiday tipping guides come a dime a dozen, and the differing advice can be hugely confusing. How much should you actually tip your hairdres...

Does Money Make People Work Harder?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

She had that way of looking past you, as if she were hoping that someone better was coming along behind you. Her entire demeanor said, "You madam, are a low priority customer." She was the hostess at a restaurant in South Beach.

Joe's Crab Shack Becomes First Major Chain To Drop Tipping

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Joe’s Crab Shack is now the first major restaurant chain to start paying workers a living wage.  The seafood chain will experiment ...

What The No Tipping Trend Could Mean For Restaurant Staff And Customers

MoneyTips | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business

When tipping amounts are disconnected from the perceived level of service and do not serve their original purpose, it is time for the practice to end. Wages for restaurant staff should be more predictable and reasonable. Going tip-free makes the experience simpler for all involved.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Tipping for Change

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

When the evidence points towards job excellence (yes, it is still only a job for most; pride in occupation is a dying trait), an increase in the hourly wage is definitely warranted.

One Of America's Most Influential Restaurateurs Is Eliminating Tips

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

Noted restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, announced plans on Wednesday to banish tipping at each of the group's ...

Danny Meyer Is Eliminating All Tipping At His Restaurants. Here's Why It Matters.

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste

Big news out of Manhattan: Dining out is about to get turned on its head. Union Square Hospitality Group, the force behind some of New York’s mo...

Instead Of A Tip, Diners Leave ‘LOL’ For New Jersey Waitress

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

After racking up a $112 bill at a New Jersey restaurant, a group of eight people is said to have refused to leave a tip for their waitress. Instead, s...

How Digital Tipping Could Make Us More Generous Customers

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab.  Tipping can be a stressful process. As soon as you order at a coffee counter or get ready to pay at a...

6 People You Aren't Tipping, But Should Be

Thrillist | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

The argument against tipping is often, "Hey, you don't need to tip. He's just doing his job!" But since you're reading this, you're probably not a jerk.

This Is How Much You Should Tip Your Wedding Vendors

Bustle | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.09.2015 | Weddings
Read More: Tipping, Weddings News

When you’re planning a wedding, figuring out how much to tip wedding vendors is one of those details that’s often left to the very end o...

How To Tip In France

Fodor's | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much and when -- especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports, train stations, hotels, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone?

The Only Tipping Guide You'll Ever Really Need

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

We all know Americans like to tip (and that's a good thing) and it seems as though we're always trying to remember how much to tip everyone from bell ...

You Need to Know: The Debate Over Tipping

Eve Turow | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Eve Turow

Do you think we should throw tipping out the door? Or is it essential to keep your restaurant running? Here's what you need to know about the debate on tipping.

This Guy Makes A Good Point About Why Tipping Needs To Go

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy

Tipping at restaurants: It’s a fact of life for most Americans. But comedian Adam Conover is here to tell you why tipping totally sucks and shou...

Why Tipping May Be A Thing Of The Past

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.09.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The life of a waiter can be one purely based on chance and effort. In America, servers make most of their money through tips, reflecting a microcosm o...

Restaurant Bans Tips, Will Pay Servers A Livable Wage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

The hottest tip in Pittsburgh's dining scene these days may actually be no tip at all. Bar Marco, an upscale city eatery, plans to ban the practice...

Why You Should Never Stop Tipping Your Server, From The Bitchy Waiter

Thrillist | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Read More: Tipping, Taste News

No, tipping is not a legal requirement, but it is an expectation.

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

A series of questions for Illinois' elected officials

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.13.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do Illinois lawmakers have a clue what it means to balance the state budget? Bill Bergman of Truth in Accounting has a few questions for Illinois' le...

Why Tourists Shouldn't Pay or Tip More Than They Need To

Map Happy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Tourists can sometimes be put in a weird position when it comes to tipping and even just paying for goods or services abroad, especially when their spending power eclipses the local economy.

Why You Should Start Tipping Chefs

Thrillist | Posted 12.27.2014 | Taste

We're here to propose a radical idea: that it's about time we tip the people who help put our meals together.

Why You Should Stop Tipping Your Server

Thrillist | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Read More: Tipping, Taste News

Stop tipping. Stop tipping 20 percent. Stop tipping out of custom. Stop tipping because your server makes below minimum wage, and after taxes it's basically nothing. Stop tipping. You're screwing everything up.