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Strawberries offer a wide variety of potential health benefits, studies show
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From better brain function to decreased inflammation, strawberry consumption can have a positive impact on health in several ways, according to the findings of six recent studies.

Double down on learning and development now
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Companies that are using this current moment to upskill and reskill workers so that they can adapt to the new normal are most likely to be successful once the crisis passes.

Private label plays a growing role in plant-based grocery trends

Kroger-owned King Soopers was recognized in a recent report for its range of private-label plant-based products.

Dispelling the myth of laziness

The famous marshmallow study needs a re-examination, as we might be labeling people incorrectly and unfairly. Doing so exacerbates societal inequality and is poor leadership.

Schools face challenges, opportunities, as they plan to reopen

What it will take to reopen schools, from addressing student needs to reimagining instruction and professional development. Experts weigh in.

Why principals should “loop” students back in

Educators are concerned about learning losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Is looping the answer?

Implementing change: Answer these 5 questions

Most change management projects fail. How can you avoid this fate? Here are 5 things to keep in mind.

Respect with no exceptions

Does your culture honor all students -- or just those who behave? How to root out toxic mindsets.

The 5 D's of decline

What causes corporate decline? And what can leaders do about it?

Mandated to stay at home, cooking fatigue sets in

Lives and lifestyles have been dramatically altered as consumers face the realities of the moment by adapting meal planning, shopping and cooking behaviors.

Voice assistants grow in importance as businesses reopen

Blue Fountain Media’s Brian Byer looks at the growing list of contactless applications from the use of voice technology as states reopen and stay-at-home orders are lifted during the coronavirus pandemic.

How a global pandemic is changing the world: Part 2
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Economies will need a new path forward as the lessons learned from this global experience influence next steps --- both in the immediate and in the years to follow. Edie Weiner, President and CEO of The Future Hunters, shares her expertise.

Summer reads for leaders to stay motivated, resilient and creative

Looking to get better as a leader this summer? Try these books.

Report: Last year played a pivotal role in growing plant-based food sales

The success of plant-based meat companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods spurred other companies to launch their own plant-based burgers in 2019.

Fight the COVID slide in reading 

A media specialist explains how her school is adapting to at-home learning using a phonics-based tech tool.