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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Business The Evolution of Small Businesses in the United States

The Evolution of Small Businesses in the United States

The Evolution of Small Businesses in the United States The United States has long been known as the land of opportunity—a place where anyone who works hard can achieve anything to which they set their mind. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the birthplace of the American Dream, which has contributed to the …

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Business Scrappy Success: How Female Founders Make Ado with (Almost) Nothing

Scrappy Success: How Female Founders Make Ado with (Almost) Nothing

Scrappy Success: How Female Founders Make Ado with (Almost) Nothing The Small Business Administration (SBA) states that 30% of businesses fail during the first two years of being in operation; 50% fail during the first five years. Some of the main reasons why businesses fail are the lack of a realistic business plan, insufficient capital, and inadequate internet visibility. …

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Health & Fitness Konversation with Reiki Practitioner & Life Coach Annie R. Towns

Konversation with Reiki Practitioner & Life Coach Annie R. Towns

Konversation with Reiki Practitioner & Life Coach Annie R. Towns This week’s Konversation is with Annie R. Towns from Alva, Oklahoma. Annie is a Reiki practitioner and life coach, and on Konversai, she offers sessions on both of the above along with social media consulting. Learn more about Annie’s passions and interests and how she …

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Beauty Konversation with Integrative Health Therapist Shelly Zagor

Konversation with Integrative Health Therapist Shelly Zagor

Konversation with Integrative Health Therapist Shelly Zagor This week’s Konversation is with Shelly Zagor from New York City. Shelly is a licensed massage therapist, a yoga teacher, a nutritional coach, and an independent distributor at Young Living Essential Oils. As an integrative health therapist, Shelly is passionate about helping others find health and wellness and …

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Academic 10 Tools to Cope with School Stress

10 Tools to Cope with School Stress

10 Tools to Cope with School Stress As we enter the beginning of the school year, it is normal for students to experience academic stress and anxiety. While stress related to school cannot be completely eliminated, it can negatively impact a student’s academic, social, and psychological outcomes if not effectively dealt with. Even worse, school …

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Academic Konversation with Literature Scholar Samcha Lowang

Konversation with Literature Scholar Samcha Lowang

Konversation with Literature Scholar Samcha Lowang For this week’s Konversation, we are talking to Samcha Lowang. Originally from Arunchal Pradesh, India, Samcha is currently working on her PhD in literature in New Delhi, India. In addition to reading, she loves writing, traveling, history, DIY projects, and fashion. She offers sessions on all of the above …

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Academic Konversation with Educator, History Lover, & Humanitarian Aditi Maheshwari

Konversation with Educator, History Lover, & Humanitarian Aditi Maheshwari

Konversation with Educator, History Lover, & Humanitarian Aditi Maheshwari This week’s Konversation is with Aditi Maheshwari from Indore, India. A woman of many talents, Aditi offers a whole range of sessions on Konversai, including Hindi, Sanskrit, math, yoga, Indian cooking, and Indian history. She is also fluent in English, French, and Arabic. Aditi is currently …

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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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Art & Culture A Peek into Every New Yorker’s Backyard: Guest Post on Central Park by Leela Kapoor

A Peek into Every New Yorker’s Backyard: Guest Post on Central Park by Leela Kapoor

A Peek into Every New Yorker’s Backyard: Guest Post on Central Park by Leela Kapoor This week we have a guest post on Central Park by Konverser Leela Kapoor, who is proud to call New York City home. From mini boat racing to working out by the reservoir, Central Park really has it all. It …

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