From the monthly archives: October 2013

Veterans seeking care at the VA hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. now have a place to stay for free. Backers of the new Defenders Lodge say it’s the solution for 11,000 veteran out patients and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation to […]

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If you’re an eco-tourist (or even just a thoughtful one), you want to see the animals; you don’t want to harm them. Can you do one without the other? Yes, but some operators do a better job than others at protecting their wildlife. Still, how do you know? For answers, I turned to Elizabeth Hogan […]

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The Federal News Radio Community Spotlight for November is the PenFed Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the unmet financial needs of military members and their families. The nonprofit organization helps support wounded warriors, and provides the military community with financial management assistance and home ownership aid as well as […]

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OFM recently launched the “Do You Doodle?” contest in search of the best whiteboard art from offices around the country. The contest runs through November 30, 2013, and is being held on the OFM Facebook page. Enter simply by uploading your image of whiteboard art. Click here for the full story. […]

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Many of these resorts and tours claim to provide a low-impact opportunity to relax, and possibly enjoy some exotic wildlife. According to Elizabeth Hogan, oceans and wildlife campaigns manager at the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), many fail to live up to the hype–actually harming animals instead of saving their […]

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In recent years, eco-tourism has become a hot buzzword for environmentally minded travelers, but the World Society for the Protection of Animals advises tourists to research visitor attractions to ensure they are operating responsibly, keeping in mind the welfare of animals and the environment, and avoid those that are simply greenwashing. Click […]

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Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, an office furnishings company based in North Carolina, has a different take on the open-office layout. “Collaboration is great if you welcome it, and that’s your culture,” he says. “To create all space as a collaborative space is problematic.” For him, certain jobs, sales for example, don’t necessarily […]

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The $17 million Defenders Lodge is the product of a public-private partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, a nonprofit formed in 2001 by the Pentagon Federal Credit Union to help members of the military who are struggling financially.

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A new state of the art hotel for veterans being treated at the VA in Palo Alto opened Tuesday. The best part is — it’s all free. It took a long seven years from the time the Defenders Lodge was conceived to the ribbon cutting Tuesday. Click here for the full […]

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