Category: New Perspective

College College Students MUST Network

College Students MUST Network

College Students MUST Network Last week, Konversai’s CEO & Founder Sushma Sharma spoke at an orientation for Master’s students in statistics at Columbia University on networking and time management. In this week’s post, you’ll find Sushma’s nuggets of wisdom on networking for students. (Stay tuned for a future post discussing her useful time management tips.) …

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College Our Children’s Safety Should Not Be So Hard

Our Children’s Safety Should Not Be So Hard

Our Children’s Safety Should Not Be So Hard Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, PhD Konverser Anusha Shrivastava shares her perspective on children’s safety in light of the recent tragedy at Barnard College.   My Twitter feed was flashing alerts about a tornado approaching my son’s college campus. I texted him. No response.  I called. Radio …

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New Perspective How Travelers Can Balance Work & Play: Guest Post by Toby Israel

How Travelers Can Balance Work & Play: Guest Post by Toby Israel

How Travelers Can Balance Work & Play Guest Post by Toby Israel This week we have a guest post from Konverser Toby Israel. Toby is the Storyteller in Chief at NuMundo—an organization that connects people with eco-friendly, sustainable travel experiences. Keep reading for Toby’s perspective on work-life balance and for a special offer from NuMundo …

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Business Can a Four-Day Workweek Work in the US?

Can a Four-Day Workweek Work in the US?

Can a Four-Day Workweek Work in the US? Recently, Microsoft Japan conducted a trial to improve work-life balance by giving employees Friday off with pay and found productivity increased by about 40%.  Ninety-two percent of employees were pleased with this result, which doesn’t come as a surprise in a culture that has a word for …

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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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