SmartBrief Originals Insights, analysis and best practices.
Authenticity

Authenticity is especially important in a world of curated, packaged social media. How are you doing the hard work of being authentic?

Consumers’ changing tastes, habits shake up cocktail trends
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The evolution of the craft cocktail movement, desire for simpler ingredients and rising interest in alcohol-free beverages are giving rise to new cocktail trends.

Last week's poll question: How actively do you seek to build personal resilience?

Active senior couple
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Osteoarthritis bracing options are getting better, but reimbursement doesn't always support patient choice.

Growth

Many employees still equate professional “growth” with a promotion. Leaders need to reframe that conversation, especially when promotions and development funding are scarce.

Tools, trends from TechShare LIVE!

Need tips for choosing AI for the classroom? Get those and more in this FETC-inspired Tech Tip.

Optimizing CPG packaging for e-commerce

Navigate the challenges inherent to e-commerce packaging.

Neighborhood

What is it that makes Shari, Ben, Marie, Deanne and Cathy leaders? They see a need and choose to do something about it.

What’s trending? From FabLabs to student tech addiction, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Trevor Noah

BIS and IMF team up on regualtory collaboration, Good rules in jeopardy, Budget bill supports fight against climate change, Truce between Google and Uber, a book recommedation that will surprise you.

Pepsi's female-focused snacks, retail news led this week's most-clicked stories

From Pepsi's plans for female-focused snacks to moves in food retail, read this week's most-clicked food and beverage stories.

Coaching

The coach’s mindset is multifaceted; in fact, it’s actually five different mindsets, all of which are required to enhance one’s ability to help others realize their potential, perform optimally and engage in continuous learning.

Global fusion dishes are a flexible way to serve up international cuisine
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Dishes that use international foods such as Asian rolls or dumplings as a vehicle for familiar flavors are a great way to introduce global cuisine to diners, and they can make global dishes fit into just about any foodservice concept.

Cboe trading pit

Dow drops 1032.89 points, insider trading and the revolving door, Twitter turns a profit, Manchester United doesn't, and legends retire from CME Group

3 ways retailers should be utilizing Instagram, according to COO Marne Levine

Following NRF's Big Show, read about three important ways Instagram's COO says retailers should be using the social media platform.