Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Useful new app from the FDA

Do you wonder what the generic equivalents of your prescription drug are?   Take a look at Is There a Generic Equivalent to My Brand Name Drug? Find out with FDA OB Express to learn about Orange Book Express.   This new app from the FDA makes the Orange Book accessible to users of all types (the main users for the past 35 years have been pharmacists).

The app is free and is available for the iOS and Android platforms.

ICYMI: CM Brandon Todd's State of the Seniors address Nov. 5

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday closures: Tax Sale Resource Center

The DC Bar Tax Sale Resource Center located at DC Superior Court will be closed Wednesday, November 25; Wednesday, December 23; and Wednesday, December 30.   There will be no tax sale docket on those days, ergo the center being closed.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New from WAMU: What's With Washington?

WAMU recently launched What's With Washington?, a new way to tell stories about the Washington area.   What's With Washington? relies on user-submitted questions and user-voting to identify the questions which will be investigated by a WAMU reporter.

The three links are:

The first three questions are waiting for your vote.

Gloria Steinem on @kojoshow

Saturday, November 21, 2015

@hgil's Tweets of the November 20, 2015 DC Register Storified


The new Washington Parks & People campaign #ThinkOutside is encouraging people to get outside.   Why?   According to the organization, "we invest very little in taking care of these spaces, let alone protecting, connecting, and programming them for the benefit of all."

What are the ways that you, your organization, your family, your community can think about do your work outside and incorporate the outside into your work.   Share your plans and ideas with Washington Parks & People on Twitter, @WashingtonParks.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tats for Tom, Kojo, and Mary

December 8: CFED Financial Well-Being Summit

On Tuesday, December 8 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), and Citi Foundation are sponsoring the all-day Financial Well-Being Summit.   Highlights of the free event include the launch of the new book What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation and discussions involving policymakers and employers about innovations driving family financial success as a result of taking down barriers.   Conversation topics run the gamut from education to housing to the economy to gender to age to politics.

The event will be streamed live; more information (agenda, registration link, more) is on the CFED website.

About the book, from the summit registration and more info page:

Through more than 30 essays authored by experts from across a broad range of fields, What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation will provide a 360-degree view of the financial problems and challenges millions of American households face, the enormous creativity and innovation already happening to increase financial well-being, and how we can implement proven and emerging solutions.