Benita Arceneaux

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Veteran Homelessness

Publications | April 22, 2015<p><b>How many homeless veterans are in America?</b><p>In January 2016, communities across America identified 39,471 homeless …

Homelessness

Be strong and courageous... Created by Nita Productions, my all media production company; for The Torchbearer Foundation...changing lives in Africa.

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

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How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar: Tips and Templates

Close your eyes and picture this: it’s May 3, end of day, all the designers have gone home and suddenly it hits you: tomorrow is Star Wars Day—May …

Social Media

World's top 20 hotel restaurants in 2014 | CNN Travel

This art installation is made from many slices of glass stacked on top of each other. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/11/07/tectonics-of-transparency-by-cristina-parreno-architecture/

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Hospitality

Expert guide to Istanbul

Essential information<p>Visa requirements<p>It is no longer possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Turkey. Travellers heading to Turkey must apply for an online e-visa ($20) ahead of departure at evisa.gov.tr. For more information, see: mfa.gov.tr<p>Esssential contacts<p><b>British Consulate</b>: 00 90 212 334 6400, …

Amanda Bynes' bipolar diagnosis turns murky

Actress Amanda Bynes appeared to tweet Tuesday that she's been diagnosed as bipolar and is on medication, but it wasn't long before that admission became less clear.<p>Although the initial tweet about Bynes' presumed diagnosis was posted to her verified account early Tuesday, within hours, a separate …

20 Best Ceiling Ideas And Decorations For A Beautiful Room

With the right paint, fabric, or decorative plaster, the ceiling can make a striking statement.<p>Too often, the "fifth" wall is forgotten, but even a little attention overhead can characterize the entire space. Read on to see how.

Interior Design

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h Takes Haunted New Orleans

Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare. Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place? New Orleans of course!<p>From local ghost and vampire tours to tea leaf readings and a look inside a real voodoo museum, …

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

Head To Cape Town Now To Chase Your Eternal Summer

While we think Cape Town is always beautiful, a particularly superb time to visit is actually right now. October means springtime in South Africa, offering up fantastically mild temperatures as they make their way to summertime.<p>As we settle into fall here in the States, we understand if you're …

Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Ryan’s Favorite Hotels

<i>This post comes from our editorial partners at Oyster.com.</i><p>Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, knows a thing or two about turning up interior …

4 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Pop!

A bright idea for fall: Makeup pro Diane Kendal turns the spotlight on one feature—a bold lid, a glittery pout, or a bejeweled lash line—and makes it a star.

Genocide watch: the Iraqi communities most endangered by the rise of ISIL

“In one day, they killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar, and the whole world says, ‘Save Gaza, save Gaza.'”<p>The poignant lament of an Iraqi named Karim, quoted in this short newyorker.com story, captures the helpless frustration of many minorities facing existential danger in areas …

40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death

Tens of thousands of members of one of Iraq's oldest minorities have been stranded on a mountain in the country's north-west, facing slaughter at the hands of jihadists surrounding them below if they flee, or death by dehydration if they stay.<p>UN groups say at least 40,000 members of the Yazidi …

U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S. officials said.<p>The airdrops, intended to …

Obama authorises air strikes on Isis to help Iraqis besieged on mountain

Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.<p>Describing the threats against stranded Yazidi refugees as holding the potential …

Obama authorizes airstrikes

President Barack Obama said Thursday night he has authorized “targeted airstrikes” in northern Iraq and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to religious minorities trapped there by Sunni extremists.<p>“Several military aircraft” dropped the supplies to a group of Iraqis near the town of Sinjar, a …