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More men are checking out skin care products
Tulsa World
Heterosexual men are the final frontier in skin-care marketing. Their ranks hold the most potential for new recruits, and there's more pressure than ever for everyone to put their best face forward. More men are dipping their toes into the vast sea of skin enhancing products by dipping into their significant other's facial products.
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Spa wellness: Sun screening
Day Spa Magazine
Regardless of the extent of awareness now surrounding the importance of sun protection, melanoma rates climbed drastically from 1970 to 2009 — increasing by 800 percent among young women and 400 percent among young men — which makes it more common than all other cancers combined. Hence, it has never been more crucial for spa professionals to understand the latest regulatory policies regarding the labeling of SPF products and inform clients about sun protection today.
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Yoga lessons to bring off the mat and into your work life
Huffington Post
In the past decade, yoga has penetrated pretty much every domain of American life. As companies across the US realize that practices like yoga and meditation can have major payoffs, it's important to note that the benefits go beyond physical fitness and stress reduction. Life lessons learned on the mat can also help us work better and manage our businesses more mindfully. Here are six pieces of yogic wisdom that can help you approach your work life with greater calm, ease and balance.
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The stealth art of the naked face
Chicago Tribune
Ever since Carolyn Bessette stepped into the spotlight on the arm of John F. Kennedy Jr., women have been grasping at the illusory naked-faced beauty that she perfected. The New York City fashionista face — a touch underdone, yet impeccable. For summer, we asked a few top makeup artists to divulge their secrets to achieving this fresh, sheer look.
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Recently a representative/esthetician noted my expertise and inquired as to my background. She travels all over the country and meets many estheticians with varying knowledge of our field. I told her about my NCEA Certification and how the organization is striving to standardize esthetics across the country. Naturally, I encouraged her to join!

— Regina M. Tucker, Washington, D.C.


6 rules for creating the best workplace on Earth
Chances are, your dream workplace has never been far from reality; it just seemed too costly, complicated or tradition breaking to implement. One of the best ways to amp up productivity is to pay closer attention to the intangible virtues of your office. While these rules for creating the ideal workplace may sound like common sense, few organizations possess all six. Consider this your challenge to create the best workplace on Earth:
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How to get employees to think like an owner
One of the great challenges in running a fast-growth company is aligning your company's vision, mission, value and culture with the daily activities of the business. It is vital; however, as the growth of your company is in part dictated by how quickly you can transfer these values from the mind of the owner to everyone else. Here are some of useful techniques in developing "owner's eyes" in employees.
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5 steps to increase your employability
Everyone has challenges. It is your perception of your ability to overcome your own challenges that will ultimately decide whether you achieve your dreams. Too often job seekers become overly focused on their deficits only to be caught in a catch-22 of negativity. You need experience to get the job, but you need a job to get experience. You may recognize this as a self-defeating attitude, but you probably still wonder "What can I do?" The answer is to focus on what you do have.
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5 reasons businesses should care about hashtags
Facebook announced they were going to begin supporting hashtags, joining the ranks of Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other networks. These are keywords or phrases with the prefix “#” in front of them. The hashtag essentially works as a filter — a way to see all responses that have included that specific word or phrase. As the humble hashtag has become more ubiquitous businesses have found more creative ways to use them. Here are five reasons your business should embrace the hashtag.
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The grassroots effect of social media
By Brigitte Merten
Sometimes the best new thing is actually a fresh twist on a tried-and-true method. Such is the case with social media, which is essentially the 21st-century version of the oldest method of influence in history — the grassroots effect. For businesses, putting social media to work can seem like putting a square peg in a round hole. How do you make your business social, relatable and relational? And are business initiatives something the social community is even willing to embrace?
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Yoga for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
Cochrane Heart Group via Wiley Online Library
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the major cause of early morbidity and mortality in most developed countries. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in secondary prevention. Yoga has been regarded as a kind of physical activity as well as stress management strategy. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of yoga for secondary prevention of mortality, morbidity, and health related quality of life of patients with CHD.

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Unhealthy lifestyles 'age a woman's skin by 10 years'
The Telegraph
The true damage caused by sun beds, smoking and a lack of fruit and moisture in accelerating the aging process emerged following research by a team of top skin care experts. The study showed the factors influencing their skin were the same even taking into account the backgrounds and skin type of the women involved.

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8 sunscreen mistakes you're probably making
The Huffington Post
The first sunscreen mistake is not wearing any. But even those of us with the best intentions can make mistakes when it comes to sunscreen — mistakes that can be costly for our skin. So now that summer is almost upon us, we asked dermatologists to sort through eight of the most common mistakes.

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Can digital games boost students' test scores?
In the past few years, educators have been closely watching the evolution of digital games used for learning. With a huge influx of products the market is already big and continues to grow, with entire game-based schools cropping up across the country. There’s no question students are interested in digital games but what educators and industry watchers want to know is whether playing those games can actually improve student achievement.
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What to ask when incorporating technology into classrooms
SmartBlog on Education
When introducing technology, such as iPads, in the classroom, it can be natural to first ask whether the technology is compatible with what is already done in the class. David Jakes, a digital-learning strategist, writes in this blog post that a better question to ask is, "What should the student learning experience be?" He adds: "Make it about them and what they should experience in your school as a learner."
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Spanning the Learning Spectrum
Presented by Michelle D'Allaird
This presentation will help you as the educator/facilitator to update your curriculum that meet the needs to the job task analysis of estheticians to make them marketable in today's industry. State regulations may not reflect more than a 600-hour licensing program, but you can enhance your existing program through beefing up your curriculum and adding an advanced program to your school.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Differentiate and summarize effective tools for developing lesson plans and create an experiential learning environment.
  • Apply three new methodologies into their current classroom structure in order to warrant a change.
  • Describe and explain requirements necessary to create a no compromise classroom and experiential learning environment.
  • Integrate and prepare a lesson plan.

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

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    Microdermabrasion Position
    It is the position of the NCEA that:

    1. Microdermabrasion devices should be used by estheticians.

    2. In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to tha trecommended by the NCEA.

    3. If estheticians wish to use microdermabrasion devices they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

    Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by Federal, State and Local Regulations.

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