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Resist the urge to do everything yourself. Here is some advice on empowering your team.

What’s trending? From class rules to restorative justice, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Farm Sanctuary and the changing face of food

Farm Sanctuary focuses on the animals in a push to convince consumers to consider a plant-based diet.


The challenge is to make time to think and document your thoughts as words, pictures or diagrams.

Top 10: Rumored Kroger-Ahold merger, PepsiCo's new strategy and wildfires take a toll on wine

A rumored merger deal between Kroger and Ahold, PepsiCo's approach to e-commerce and the damage caused to wineries by the California wildfires were among the week's top stories.


How marketers can form effective partnerships with social influencers who have large followings.


Not every workplace has new titles or formal roles, but every workplace has opportunity -- limited only by the imagination and commitment of employees and leaders.

Help teachers want to use tech

Fighting teacher buy in for your tech initiatives? Three ways to convert the skeptics.


Don't be afraid to apologize and make things right.

Influencer collaboration

Take influencer marketing up a notch by co-creating products.

Anne Jolly was a STEM teacher before she knew what a STEM teacher was. Are you one too?


TThe following strategies can help leaders create a more accountable and higher-achieving work environment.

Seafood poke

There’s a new seafood diet in town – and no, we’re not talking about the “see food and eat it” diet.

Q&A: McCormick VP on how connected packaging improves the consumer experience
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Michael Okoroafor, vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation for McCormick discusses how the world’s leading manufacturer of spices, herbs and flavorings is taking connected packaging to the next level.

When students raise their voices

Civil-rights project helps students see how their voice matters in the world.