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Why America Should Suddenly Prepare For A Billion-Dollar ‘Internet Apocalypse’ Caused By The Sun

Our Sun is waking up—and it could have devastating consequences for the Internet, particularly in North America, if a “black swan event” like a solar superstorm occurs.

The 8-Hour Workday Is a Counterproductive Lie 

What was once a socialist dream has become every knowledge worker’s nightmare. It’s time to unmake the modern myth of productivity.

Protecting Your Mental Health at Work

As many Americans head back into the office this fall, businesses can help mitigate that effect by adopting a “trauma-informed management strategy” that recognizes the extraordinary stresses of the last 18 months

Who can afford to live in the American west when locals can’t? Butte, Montana

The region, which long had the lowest rate of income inequality in the US, is shifting to one of haves and have-nots – and it’s happening fast

Energy Secretary Granholm announces new building energy codes

The department projected the new code determinations will save up to 4.7 percent on-site energy, 4.3 percent source energy, 4.2 percent carbon emissions and 4.3 percent in energy costs. The department projects the determinations would generate savings of $138 billion over the next 30 years for homes and businesses, or about $162 per residential unit a year.

USDA Seeks Comment on Ways to Help Businesses Start, Expand and Improve Cooperatives in Rural America

The Department is interested in stakeholders’ recommendations to streamline application requirements and
make other improvements to the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program.

The 3 Stay Conversations: The best way to improve employee retention

Improve employee retention by having these three one-on-one meetings with your staff once a month.

How Vaccine Mandates Are Helping Companies

With the delta variant driving up COVID-19 cases across the country, more companies are mandating vaccinations for employees to ward off the economic losses that come from having an unhealthy workforce.

Elon Musk says we need universal basic income because ‘in the future, physical work will be a choice’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is stepping behind the universal basic income movement because of the potential rise of robots — in fact, he’s working on one himself.

“Are you around the campfire or high up on the mountain?” – Our Own Worst Enemy

If the answers to a rural community’s questions aren’t coming from around the rural campfire, then they’re not the answers.