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7/16/2019

A report from National Center for Education Statistics shows that 20% of teen students in the US said they were bullied in the 2016-17 school year, and of those, 15% were bullied online or via text, a 3.5 percentage point increase over the previous year. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar of Purdue University says the spike may be due to increased awareness and reporting of cyberbullying incidents.

7/16/2019

Starbucks has debuted an express format called Starbucks Now in Beijing, catering to delivery orders and customers using the chain's mobile ordering and payment services. The chain is competing in China with Luckin Coffee, which is focused on mobile ordering and delivery.

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7/16/2019

At this week's School Nutrition Association conference in St. Louis, reporter Tim Ezell talked about a few school meal ideas in this interview with Carmen Fischer, director of child nutrition services with an area school district. Fischer showed off fun school breakfast menus, including an egg pop and a yogurt banana split.

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7/16/2019

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7/16/2019

Lakeith Stanfield will serve as star actor and executive producer for an upcoming movie based on Top Chef contestant Kwame Onwuachi's memoir. "Notes From a Young Black Chef" follows Onwuachi's journey as a person of color working in the fine dining industry.

7/16/2019

Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, executive board chair and former CEO of Bloomin' Brands, which oversees franchises such as Outback Steakhouse, says she remained agile in the face of change by eschewing a master plan. "It's the unforeseen detours and unexpected experiences that have been the most instructive and informative for me," she says.

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Forbes
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7/16/2019

Iowa's new mental health system for children rolled out this month, but the program lacks sufficient long-term funding. The services are supposed to be funded through county property tax levies, but some counties already have reached their levy cap, and officials are hoping the state will contribute additional support.

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Iowa Public Radio
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7/16/2019

Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza will introduce a line of "lifestyle" pizzas with offerings catering to vegan, vegetarian, keto and high-protein diets. "We're making pizza an option, even for those on a low-carb diet," executive chef Bradford Kent said.

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7/16/2019

King's Fish House has remodeled six of its 11 restaurants since launching an extensive makeover project four years ago. The $2 million-per-store remodels removed the barrier between the bar and dining room, a move that encouraged patrons to linger and gave bar sales a boost, the company said.

7/16/2019

Spontaneous combustion of deep-fried tempura flakes that weren't cooled properly has been identified as the cause of several sushi restaurant fires, including five in Wisconsin. Tempura flakes can take up to 10 hours to fully cool and shouldn't be left unattended or heaped in a bowl or pot after frying, fire investigator Kara Nelson said.