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How eating rich holiday food can affect your skin
Denina    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's a bittersweet pill to swallow, but the gift and the curse of the holiday season is the abundance of rich food you'll likely consume in generous amounts. While it is absolutely delicious and a welcomed treat during this time of year, rich holiday food doesn't just wreak havoc on your waistline, it affects your skin too. All is not lost however, because you can still eat the food you crave while caring for your skin in the process. Here you'll find a list of skin conditions caused by holiday foods and what you can do to combat them, all while still enjoying the delicious treats. More

9 ways successful people defeat stress
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is more or less impossible to be any kind of professional these days and not experience frequent bouts of intense stress. The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. In the spirit of "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently," here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes. More

Teens go crazy for fake braces despite health hazards
Shine On (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adolescents across Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have co-opted braces — those metal harbingers of social doom — to be their latest fashion trend. While many teens recall the day they had their headgear removed as one of the pivotal moments of their youth, young people in southeast Asia are flocking to buy fake metal-and-rubber mouth accessories. These fake braces can be inserted by any esthetician offering the service. More

7 tips for making a great first impression on a new massage client
Massamio (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most people form an opinion of you and your massage therapy practice within seconds of interacting with you. While we don't want to stress you out, we do want to make sure that your clients feel great about doing business with you. Giving a great massage is one thing, but there are a number of additional details about your interaction with clients that can have a lasting effect on your client's impression of you, starting with your intake process and ending as they leave your office. Here are some tips for creating a comfortable client experience. More

Pampering and practical gift sets for everyone on your shopping list    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stumped on finding the right gifts for the various loved ones on your holiday list? Whether you're searching for a low-maintenance gift for your husband or a pampering yet practical gift for your mother-in-law, consider wrapping up a gift set of beauty staples. From holiday-inspired bath sets to travel-friendly fragrance collections, we picked out our favorites — along with five reasons why gift sets make dynamite gifts this holiday season. More

 Quotable Quote

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.

— Caroline Kennedy

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 Teaching Tips

12 tips and 28 ideas for Pinterest for teachers
Teach Thought    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pinterest is a wonderful tool — highly visual, as brief or in-depth as you'd like, and easy to use. But using it for a specific goal beyond simple repinning takes a little know-how, which is why Kimberly Tyson created this cheat sheet for teachers. Read. Skim. Share. Rejoice. More

Personal devices promoting student engagement
Community College Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Community colleges that have adopted personal electronic devices for classroom use are finding they enhance the instructional process and improve student engagement in learning. But before jumping aboard the iPad or smartphone wagon, college leaders need to resolve a number of issues, such as ensuring all students have access, faculty are trained to use the devices effectively in class and that there are assurances that the devices will be used for the intended purpose. More

 Business Briefs

Ways to prepare your finances for the fiscal cliff
BusinessNewsDaily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While reports are now surfacing that a deal between President Barack Obama and Congress to avoid a fall off the fiscal cliff may be in reach, each passing day that an agreement isn't reached brings consumers closer to a number of financial uncertainties. From higher taxes to cuts in spending, the full potential ramifications are still unknown. With uncertainty swirling, here is advice from several financial experts on how consumers should handle the situation. More

3 tips on how to grow your business even when you're broke
Live a Life Without Limits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a female entrepreneur, one of the hardest decisions we have is how to grow our business when we are broke or worse yet we are in debt. As female entrepreneur coaches we often hear, "when I get my (fill in the blank) paid off, then I can grow my business." The truth is today with the Internet and all the social media sites available to all of us it's easier than ever to grow your business even when you're broke. Here are three tips on how to grow your business even when you're broke. More

 Marketing 101

The 52 most interesting marketing stats of 2012    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To round out the year, we found 52 stats — one for each week — showing online marketing in 2012. Each is a bite-sized stat with a Tweetable link. From "People are more likely to survive a plane crash than click a banner ad" to "For every $92 spent acquiring customers, only $1 is spent converting them," these stats will open your eyes to the online marketing world. More

5 excessive marketing tactics to stop wasting your time on
Hubspot    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The fast-paced world of digital marketing has theoretically made marketers' lives easier. We have more options, tools and resources to be better, faster and stronger. But the flipside of the coin is that marketers are overwhelmed. It seems like every week there's something new we absolutely must be doing, lest we get left behind. Problem is, a lot of this new "stuff," has quickly become an inefficient use of a marketer's time and budget. Or worse, it was never a good use of time and budget to begin with. More

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

The esthetician's role in a medical office
Presented by Terri Wojak    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Working in a medical office is much different than working in a salon or spa. Not only are the treatments at a higher grade, there are many more regulations to abide by, as well as certain professional obligations to withhold. The level of professionalism will likely be at a higher standard as well. We will teach how the acronym "CHARGED" can guarantee an esthetician is professional in the workplace. CHARGED stands for Clothing, HIPAA, Advice, Responsibility, Gossip, Education and Demeanor. It's a fundamental component to any esthetician working in a medical office.

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

  • Provide an overview of the legalities of estheticians working with physicians
  • Explain the roles an esthetician may fill in a medical setting
  • Explain how an esthetician can build business in a medical office
  • Demonstrate the importance of professionalism in the student's career

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  •  Spa Clinicals

    Is hydrotherapy cost-effective?
    Health Technology Assessment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The objectives of this study were to compare the effects of combined hydrotherapy and land-based physiotherapy combined with land-based physiotherapy only land on cost, health-related quality of life and outcome of disease in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Also to determine the cost-effectiveness of combined hydrotherapy and land-based physiotherapy in JIA.

     Political Advocacy Position

    Microcurrent procedures
    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.

  • Microcurrent devices intended to be used to help reduce the visible signs of aging, beautify and improve the appearance of the skin, utilizing low levels of electrical current in conjunction with skin care products, should be performed by estheticians
  • Microcurrent procedures performed by estheticians, are not intended to cause a visible contraction of the muscle via the electrical current
  • In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians who wish to perform microcurrent procedures, should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application, as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

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