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General Mills unveils first new Lucky Charms marshmallow shape in 10 years

Food nostalgia took over readers this week with news about the first new Lucky Charms marshmallow catching the attention of many.


Let's rethink what power is. Doing so means confronting your superstitions.

When performing on camera, chances are the stakes are high and your anxiety is, too. Changing your attitude can go a long way toward improving the way you come across to your audience.

Q&A: Kellogg’s Wendy Davidson on the company’s commitment to school breakfast
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In this interview, Kellogg President of US Specialty Channels Wendy Davidson discusses how the company is helping students get the best start to their day through its Breakfasts for Better Days program.


Want to stand out? Lead or be timid. Read on for more on how to be bold.

Educator Andrea Marshbank calls on teacher leaders to offer support rather than orders.

Last week's poll question: How effectively do you use data to tell stories?

Dan Shorr

Cancer led Dan Shorr to rethink his life -- and build an ice cream startup.

Ingredient explanation is a key part of clean labels, food scientist says
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In this interview, TIC Gums food scientist Tim Andon discusses the challenges associated with formulating clean label products and how the company works with manufacturers to create foods and beverages consumers can feel good about.

Training the future workforce

Four music professionals offer real talk about what students need for workforce success.

What’s trending? From budget cuts to community building, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Many think of voice assistants and chatbots when they hear the term AI, but grocers are in a unique position to take advantage of the tech across their businesses.


Small acts can help you be more approachable, get to know co-workers and help them get to know you.

Top 10: Free Chobani, Pepsi's new sparkling water and the return of Slice

Chobani's massive yogurt giveaway topped this week's most-clicked list, which also includes Whole Foods' shelf space price hike and PepsiCo's new sparkling water brand.


Obituaries not only capture the essence of a person's life, but they can also offer questions of self-reflection for ourselves.