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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti

    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations launched a new appeal Thursday for nearly $1.5 billion to help the 3 million Haitians affected by last month's devastating earthquake, its largest appeal ever for a natural disaster. The appeal, covering needs in 2010, is more than double the U.N.'s initial request on Jan. 15 for $562 million to help quake victims ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health

    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health
    NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he will manage his stress better after undergoing a procedure to unclog a blocked artery, but emphasized that he has no intention of slowing down. It would be a mistake to stop working, Clinton said at an event focusing on childhood obesity. "I've been given this gift of life by my ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama urges states to raise academic standards

    Obama urges states to raise academic standards
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to rewrite federal education law by sending aid for poor students only to states that adopt new standards to prepare high school graduates for college or a career. States that fail to raise the bar could lose their share of federal funding, though it's unlikely that would happen. Administration officials say they expect ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women

    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- What do actress Geena Davis, Britain's Duchess of York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists have in common? They're all committed to empowering women. At a U.N. event Monday promoting gender equality, they were joined by heads of foundations, corporate leaders, academics, diplomats, representatives of voluntary organizations and several ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits

    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits
    Bank of America has announced the recipients of its 2009 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI), which includes nonprofits in 44 U.S. communities and London that will receive investments totaling $20 million. The nonprofit recipients, known as Neighborhood Builders, each receive $200,000 in unrestricted grants, which can be used for operating expenses and to build capacity, a significant need among nonprofits in the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products

    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More states are requiring schools and government buildings to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, raising debate about their costs and benefits. After a burst of legislation last year, 10 states including Connecticut, Illinois and New York require or encourage "green" floor waxes, window cleaners and other products in schools, according to Green Seal Inc., a nonprofit that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar

    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Less than a penny of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria

    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria
    If you're still wondering why Twitter continues to be such a big deal, this story may just inspire you yet to take the plunge, and join this social media wunderkind. It began last spring when Ashton Kutcher challeged Anderson Cooper and the folks at CNN to a Twitter race to see who could reach 1 million followers first, billing it as ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership

    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28, 2010 –The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy Corporation and National Disability Institute (NDI) have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services to consumers nationwide. The initiative will also help educate consumers, and provide free preparation and filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal income tax credit of which many are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes

    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outside the Tiger Woods Learning Center, visitors are welcomed with a message etched in concrete and another time. "Tiger," it says, "thank you for being an adult role model." Inside, past a huge bronze sculpture of Woods and his father in the lobby, eager fifth-graders wielding scalpels and tweezers are busy dissecting squid. In another classroom, they're studying ...
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    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits
    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who have been out of work for more than six months will at least temporarily lose benefits. Newly jobless people ...
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    Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour

    Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour
    LONDON (AP) -- Europe's best known landmarks - including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum - fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off across the world to mark the Earth Hour event. In the United States, the lights went out at the Empire ...
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    First Whatcom Giveathon in Bellingham to benefit nonprofits

    Dec. 15--BELLINGHAM -- Twenty-two nonprofit organizations will get some holiday cheer this season, thanks to the first Whatcom Giveathon on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., gathers groups that help others under one roof, providing the public a one-stop shop for charitable gift-giving. It also will give people a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    City Year Tackles the High School Dropout Crisis

    City Year corps members based in Los Angeles write about their experiences I walk through the metal gates leading to Union Avenue Elementary School. There are only a few children sitting in line, waiting for everyone else to arrive. The sun is still rising over the California mountains, but I am bright. I have already seen yellow today. There was ...
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    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand

    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand
    LYLES, Tenn. — Christmas will be a struggle this year for Terry Work. The 51-year-old lives off a $670-a-month disability payment. Her husband had to quit his job as a contractor after a stroke three years ago. The couple share their home with two adult children, three grandchildren and another young man who has nowhere else to go. The family has ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work

    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work
    The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, has awarded more than $67.5 million this year to more than 17,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The majority of giving went to organizations that support education, literacy, domestic violence prevention and Internet safety. This year's grants bring to more than $345 million the total funds the Verizon Foundation has awarded since ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger

    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger
    Walmart announced today that they will give $2 billion in cash and food to the nation's food banks, recorded as one of the largest corporate donations, according to The New York Times. The company plans to give 1.1 billion pounds of food to food banks and provide $250 million to help those organizations improve their programs. A recent survey by Feeding ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits

    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits
    To kick off the New Year, Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to share their aspirations for living and giving through in-store declarations and a new Facebook application that will give back to three national non-profit food organizations. In lieu of traditional New Year's resolutions, Whole Foods Market's first-ever Facebook application encourages shoppers to declare "This is my year to...," choosing a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List

    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton's charity drew an international roster of donors last year, ranging from Norway and Oman to foreign lotteries, businessmen and celebrities, a contributor list released under an ethics promise by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton showed. A donor rundown disclosed on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3