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handwritten thank you

Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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Nick Mercogliano turns plastic lids from takeout containers inside-out, places cherry tomatoes in between two lids, then draws a knife across the rows.

Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...

Each fall, the University of Oklahoma hosts a food-sampling event called Tasty Tweets to introduce freshmen to dining concepts.

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital only needs three or four servings of meatloaf, so instead of making a large loaf, they place the meatloaf mix into muffin tins.

Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.

We were seeing problems with food in our bakery case being wasted, so we decided to display the trays vertically instead of horizontally.

Metal spoons are a great way to skin ginger. However, chef Neela Paniz learned during a demonstration that, in a pinch, plastic works just as effectively.

Whitefish School District decided to target students at its high school’s exits and set up a concessions kiosk that is also used during basketball games.

[To promote healthier eating], Aultman Hospital invites guests to guess the weight of their salad. Guess within a certain range, and it’s free.

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