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Helen Cunningham has an open-door policy at her house—she has hosted dozens of exchange students, visiting artists, and extended family and friends in need of a place to stay. Through her lifelong practice of inviting guests from around the world, Ms. Cunningham has come to believe that when her guest room is full, so is her heart.