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5 cross-curricular coding projects

Ideas for teaching coding skills across different subjects.

Takeaways from government officials who spoke at Bloomberg Government’s “Women in Smart Cities Forum”

Retail is alive and well: How brands are evolving for today’s consumer

Traditional and non-traditional retailers alike are adapting their brands to meet the needs of today's consumers. Read more about the evolving consumer-brand relationship in retail.

Boss

Take a hard look at your leadership behaviors and see where you might be hurting yourself and others.

Public-private partnerships were a popular topic at Bloomberg Government’s “Women in Smart Cities Forum,” sponsored by Verizon.

Last week's question: How often do you try to meet new people when you travel?

Wine consumers are evolving at the same pace as today's retail consumers. How are wineries and retailers adapting?

Praise

Acknowledge a job well done in private, in public and before moving on to the next task.

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

Goals

Being dissatisfied can propel you to success rather than leaving you feeling stuck.

Top 10: Bourdain's passing, IHOP’s name, Sabra's hummus

Top 10: Bourdain's passing, IHOP’s name, Sabra's hummus

Competing on price alone may hurt your brand; providing a strong overall customer experience is key to converting buyers into loyal customers

Marketers are tapping artificial intelligence to improve client outcomes -- and free up humans for larger tasks.

Appreciation

Want to optimize performance? Continue this timeless and musical advice: “Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative.”

Direct-to-consumer commerce is proving a strong force for brands that want to build relationships with customers.