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  • Join Your R&W Association for FREE Today!

    Your employee Recreation & Welfare Association is totally devoted to employee recreation and welfare!  JOIN TODAY – IT’S FREE!  We offer HHS employees like you exciting benefits through our membership program.  Our exclusive member benefits range from dynamic programming and events, an online bimonthly EMagazine, exclusive discounts and Read more »
  • Celebrating 20 Years of the Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Returns to Strathmore; Volunteers Needed

    We’re celebrating 20 years of the Annual Comcast Film Festival and returning to Strathmore!  This year’s festival will take place Aug. 20th – 22nd at the lawn at Strathmore.  Bring your blanket, chairs (low chairs only please) and anyone who loves movies.  The movies are free; food, wine and beer will be available to purchase on site from Read more »
  • 33rd Annual NIH Institute Relay…A Challenge worth Taking

    On Your Mark, Get Set…Go!  It’s time for the 33rd NIH Institute Challenge Relay.  The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association, members of the original NIH Health Angels and the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services of ORS, are excited to invite you to this year’s relay.  Can your team unseat “Run from Obesity” as they attempt to be Read more »
  • The R&W Wants to Hear From You!

    We value the feedback of our members and want to serve you and your needs to the best of our abilities.  If you have a suggestion for merchandise you’d like to see in our stores, at the NIH Community Markets, ticket options or discounts contact David Browne at  If you have any suggestions relating to fitness classes or Read more »
  • NIH Community Market – Tuesdays at Bldg. 10 and Thursdays at Bldg. 31

    For information regarding the NIH Markets visit Read more »
  • August 2016 R&W Seminars

    Taking Care of Your Retirement – August 25th – 12pm – 1pm – RKL 2, Rm. 9100/9104 Renee and Terrence Frederick, Senior Financial Consultant, and Senior Financial Advisor, from Merrill Lynch, will discuss how to make the most of your retirement assets, and how to prepare for important decisions about your retirement plan. RSVP to Read more »
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    Be the first to hear about upcoming events, R&W store specials, travel opportunities, special ticket offers, early bird offers and much more!  Everyone is welcome to join and membership is not required to receive R&W emails.  Subscribe to R&W Emails. Read more »
  • Special Savings on GEICO Auto Insurance

    Hello Mate! At GEICO, we are proud to join with organizations that enrich the lives of their members. When NIH R&W agreed to work with us to offer you special savings on GEICO auto insurance, we couldn’t wait to pass the news on to you. To find out how much more you could be saving, visit or call Read more »
  • Shop for a Cause

    You know that you can find great deals on this site for everything from tickets to sporting events, to shoes, to small appliances, to...well, you get the picture.  But did you know that when you make a purchase on you are helping to support three NIH charities?  That’s right, every time you make a purchase on the Deals page, buy Read more »
  • Order NIH Business Cards Online

    For decades the R&W has offered Business Cards, produced by AAA Color Card Company, through our stores and they have provided quality business cards for government and military employees since 1976.  To make the process easier and to reach more employees off campus that cannot come to our stores, we are beginning a new online option with Read more »
  • The NIH R&W and Zipcar Partner to Provide Smarter Transportation on Campus

    The NIH R&W is proud to partner with Zipcar to provide Zipcars on campus and at discounted rates.  The freedom of Zipcar allows you to run an errand, head to a meeting, or explore the city without the hassles of owning a car. Best deal you can get: The NIH group discount gives NIH employees 50% off the normal annual membership fee, Read more »
  • De-stress Your Daily Commute

    Like it or not, commuting is a fact of life. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 130 million American workers share the roads each day. That’s a lot of annoyed, caffeinated drivers. But the daily trek to the office doesn’t have to get the better of you. Try these simple tricks to ease your nerves en route and find inner Read more »
  • 7 Ways to Avoid Road Rage

    Aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding and tailgating, can often lead to road rage. According to the National Safety Council, motorists rate this as a top threat to highway safety. Here, we provide practical tips on how to avoid road rage—as well as some startling stats, common reasons that cause road rage and wisdom from experts—to Read more »
  • Smart Spending And Saving Leads To More Bliss In Your Life

    Most people know that a wise financial plan starts with saving more and spending less. But there’s more to it than that. How we handle our money can also affect our happiness, according to researchers in the field of positive psychology. Certain purchases give people a bigger emotional boost than others, says Elizabeth Dunn, co-author with Read more »
  • 5 Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

    No one looks forward to cleaning their home. But when the weekend rolls around, we’re all tasked with the same chores of dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing and polishing. It’s boring, time-consuming hard work. But it doesn’t have to be. Follow these five steps to make cleaning your home as easy as a walk through the park! Shiny stove Love to Read more »
  • 5 Tips For A Peaceful Family Get-Together

    You were excited when you picked a date for a big family get-together and called everyone with an invitation. Now you’re worried. Work is busier than expected, the kids are doing a different activity each night and you just don’t have time to plan all the details. Don’t panic. We’ve put together a simple checklist to get you through this. It Read more »
  • Surprisingly Smart Food Swaps

    As we ring in the New Year, we’re motivated to turn over a new leaf, and eating healthier is often at the top of our lists. But that doesn’t mean you have to cut out all your favorite foods. With a few simple swaps, you can still enjoy every bite without compromising on flavor. Undercover Avocado Avocado’s velvety texture makes it an easy Read more »
  • Natural Ways To Prevent Motion Sickness

    No matter how long the car trip, suffering nausea and fatigue can make you wish you had walked there instead. It’s estimated that 25% to 40% of Americans get motion sickness, turning everything from errands around town to holiday road trips into potential nightmares. We asked Timothy Hain, M.D., of Chicago Dizziness and Hearing(who’s been Read more »