January 2011: Charitable contributions were down at least 10% in 2010, according to the Chronicles of Philanthropy. Non-profit organizations are having to reduce staff members due to lack of funding. As a result, staff members are having to “do more with less” resources.
I recently have become more interested in and enamored with the stars. I just received a book put out by National Geographic entitled Hubble: Imaging Space and Time with a lot of photos of stars, galaxies and nebulae from the Hubble telescope. Although the following image isn’t from that book, it demonstrates the wonder I am finding in the stars.
December 2010: Wal-Mart has implemented a plan to show appreciation to their team members. According to the NY Times, Wal-Mart has rolled out a new program called “Associates Out in Front” which they described as a way for Wal-Mart to show workers “that we do appreciate you and that we have an ongoing commitment to listening to and addressing your