Category: New Perspective

New Perspective The Bright Side of Social Media: Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D.

The Bright Side of Social Media: Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D.

The Bright Side of Social Media Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D. This week, Konverser Anusha Shrivastava offers us a perspective on the bright side of social media, particularly Facebook, as but one of many tools for staying connected.   It’s easy to spout venom against social media in general and Facebook in particular. On top …

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Life Your Child Is Involved in Bullying—Time to Wake Up

Your Child Is Involved in Bullying—Time to Wake Up

Your Child Is Involved in Bullying—Time to Wake Up What comes to mind when you think of bullying? Pushing someone off the swings at the playground? Laughing as a student slips and falls in the cafeteria? Telling a classmate that they can’t sit with you at lunch because of their appearance? While all of these …

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New Perspective You Don’t Always Need to Be Productive: Personal Growth Outside of Work

You Don’t Always Need to Be Productive: Personal Growth Outside of Work

We Don’t Always Need to Be Productive: Personal Growth Outside of Work Much of modern culture is characterized by productivity and advancement in one’s career. Many of us are so caught up in getting that promotion or this raise or being featured in the next issue of Forbes that we focus on our careers almost …

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Life Having a Side Hustle Is No Longer a Choice, It’s a Necessity

Having a Side Hustle Is No Longer a Choice, It’s a Necessity

Having a Side Hustle Is No Longer a Choice, It’s a Necessity Last week, 30,000 Los Angeles public school teachers were on strike. As the government shutdown enters its fifth week, 800,000 federal workers continue to be affected, having missed their second paycheck and are even turning to food banks in order to eat. One …

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Life A Second Chance Is Not on the Menu for All

A Second Chance Is Not on the Menu for All

A Second Chance Is Not on the Menu for All Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, PhD It’s easy to take waking up in the morning for granted. It’s easy to take life itself for granted. Until you can’t. Two of my classmates died recently. They never made it to 50. A few batchmates lost parents. …

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Health & Fitness Just a Thought: A Panel Discussion on Teen Mental Health

Just a Thought: A Panel Discussion on Teen Mental Health

Just a Thought: A Panel Discussion on Teen Mental Health On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Konversai attended a panel discussion hosted by Children’s Health Council (CHC) entitled Just a Thought: Teens’ Reflections on Depression and Anxiety. CHC is located in Palo Alto, CA, and its mission is to remove barriers to learning to help children …

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New Perspective The Introductory Question to Stop Asking (And What to Ask Instead)

The Introductory Question to Stop Asking (And What to Ask Instead)

The Introductory Question to Stop Asking (And What to Ask Instead) Think back to the last several people you’ve met and the conversations you’ve had upon meeting them. What were among the first questions you asked or have been asked? If you live in the United States, or much of the Western world, one of …

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Health & Fitness 7 Tips for Dealing with Negative Emotions

7 Tips for Dealing with Negative Emotions

7 Tips for Dealing with Negative Emotions “I believe in staying strong when everything seems to be going wrong.” ~Audrey Hepburn With everything that has been going on in the news over the past few weeks, we are living in a time marked by intense emotions—some positive and some negative. We all know that negative …

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New Perspective Why a Single Career is a Thing of the Past

Why a Single Career is a Thing of the Past

5 Reasons to Pursue Multiple Careers Updated: December 5, 2017 In our blog post on Understanding Millennials, we discussed how millennials are among mankind’s most generous, steadfast, engaged, responsible, trusting, and wise generations. Earlier generations judge millennials by yesterday’s model of working in a single career followed by retirement and living on savings and pension. That …

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New Perspective Millennials – What The New Inheritors of Planet Earth Stand For

Millennials – What The New Inheritors of Planet Earth Stand For

Millennials have been called selfish, flaky, lazy, irresponsible, gullible, and spoiled. The truth is nothing but the opposite. They are not a naïve generation on the wrong track. Rather, millennials are among mankind’s most generous, steadfast, engaged, responsible, trusting, and wise generations. First things first—what is a Millennial? If you were dividing the billionaires on the Forbes …

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