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7 luxurious ways to de-stress
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By now, you've certainly heard about plenty quick-and-easy ways to de-stress in a minute or less, free ways to de-stress and simple ways to de-stress during the workday. But what if you really want to treat yourself to some serious relaxation? We've compiled some of our favorite luxurious ways to unwind. And hey, even if these aren't in the budget, daydreaming can be de-stressing, too. What would you add to the list? More

How to have a (nearly) ouchless bikini wax
Daily Glow    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's no way around it: Bikini waxes hurt. Even Dr. Jessica Wu's toughest friends — those who kickbox or who endured natural childbirth — have told her they dread getting waxed. While she can't promise that your next waxing will be completely ouchless, these tips may help lessen the pain. More

Prepare people for a great massage in 7 easy steps    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's more to a massage than the physical contact. As a masseuse, you have to prepare your clients for their massages by setting the scene for a great experience. You also need to make sure your clients come prepared. Suggest the following steps to your clients so they come to their appointment in the right mindset for a relaxing massage. More

Why you should wash your face with oil
MindBodyGreen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you fed up with expensive face care products, layering chemical after chemical on your delicate skin? What if we told you that the secret to perfect skin has been sitting in your house all along? It's called the "Oil Cleansing Method," and it will replace your current face wash and moisturizer. More

 Quotable Quote

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

— Mother Teresa

 Teaching Tips

Should work experience come before college education?
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefEighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient. Full was glowingly successful — the kind of college student who ends up profiled in alumni magazines. But Full had decided to drop out. More

Study: Many highly-talented, low-income students never apply to top colleges
Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nation's most elite colleges and universities have in recent years added numerous programs to help students from low-income backgrounds enroll. And at many such institutions, low-income students would not need to pay anything or would have to make only very small contributions to the annual tab. So why, at some of these institutions, is one more likely to find a student with a second home than one with a Pell Grant? More

 Business Briefs

8 ways to reignite your passion
Skin Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The future belongs to companies that can actually create change in their favor — and hopefully in a direction that's good for others. So let's say you are a leader who recognizes the need to transform your facility. How do you break the self-destructive cycle and change the unhealthy employer/employee dynamic that is crippling everyone? Quite simply, you start by transforming yourself. More

The top 5 mentors every entrepreneur should have
Joanna Lord (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Perhaps the biggest constant in Joanna Lord's life is her mentors and their advice. She started thinking about the different voices she is lucky enough to have in her life, and she realized they really do come from different roads and offer different perspectives. She runs through the top five mentors every entrepreneur needs to succeed. More

 Marketing 101

5 tips to increase your visibility on Flickr    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Social media comes in many shapes and forms. You have the life-inclusive multipurpose Facebook, the quickfire thought-sharing platform Twitter, the time wasting viral powerhouse YouTube, the professional networking tool LinkedIn and the inspiration generating Pinterest. The niche is ever-widening, with more sites being created to fit new audiences every day. The one that has managed to cover all things image sharing is Flickr. More

5 trends in coupon marketing for 2013
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under ideal conditions, coupon offers should have given businesses access to new markets and customers and a way to fill capacity during lean periods. The speed of the industry growth lead to several bumps both for the coupon companies and the business that used the coupons. As we look forward towards 2013 at the buzz around the coupon industry, here are some thoughts on trends in 2013. More

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

Unknown risk, unseen liability — The importance of infection control
Presented by Leslie Roste    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This presentation will review the basics of the immune system and the potential pathogens that lead to illness. We will review infection control procedures and identify the difference between disinfection and sterilization. Review of state mandates of the various types of products will also be explored.

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

  • Discuss potential pathogens
  • Evaluate infection control procedures
  • Identify the disease process
  • Evaluate behaviors to reduce pathogen exposure

    To begin the webinar, click here.

    Download the registration form right here.

    View other COA-approved CE webinars.

  •  Spa Clinicals

    Wellness program for anesthesiology residents: A randomized, controlled trial
    Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica via PubMed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Background: Multiple reports illustrate the deleterious effects of stress on physicians' mental and physical health, as well as on patient care. This study evaluates the effects of a wellness program on anesthesiology residents' well-being.

    Methodology/Principal Findings: Sixty residents were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) wellness intervention group, (2) no-treatment control with release time, and (3) no-treatment control with routine duties. Coping, stressors, social support, psychological symptoms, and alcohol and tobacco use were measured using a pre-test-post-test design.

    Conclusions: An intervention to increase the use of active coping and social support, to reduce reliance on avoidance coping, and to decrease work and family stressors had an overall pattern of beneficial effects on residents' well-being. The importance of offering such programs during residency training, ways to strengthen intervention effectiveness, and areas for future research are discussed.

     Political Advocacy Position

    Continuing education credits
    NCEA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is NCEA's position that all states that regulate esthetician licensees should mandate a minimum of 12 hours of Continuing Education credits (CEUs) — before an esthetician can renew their license.

    Download complimentary powerpoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."

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