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If you hear the word "cannabis," do your thoughts turn to edibles or a debate about the merits of Premium Jack versus Grape Stomper?
Sure, years of popular movies, TV shows and music have elevated the stoner stereotype to the top of the pop culture heap. But cannabis is making its mark in another arena, and the utterance that caught your attention may have pertained to hairstyling products, soaps or body lotions.
The beauty world is embracing cannabis like never before.
According to data from the latest Global Wellness Economy Monitor, in a report published in the latest issue of Spa Business, the thermal/mineral springs industry grew by 10.4 percent annually from 2013-2015 and the prediction is that industry revenues will grow at 4.8 percent annually from 2015-2020.
In recent years, the number of people converting to a "clean" lifestyle has grown significantly, seeing the trend transition from small-scale to having masses of followers, who are putting more consideration into the impact their choices have on the planet.
What started as purely clean eating has developed into a way of life, which could affect the clothes you wear, the food you eat and the skincare you choose.
By Dave G. Houser
Food and travel go hand in hand these days, as increasing numbers of travelers plan their trips around food and beverage events. And, with food and wine festivals popping up everywhere across the country, it's becoming easier to celebrate great food and drinks as part of a vacation experience. We've highlighted eight of America's top food and wine festivals, presented chronologically to provide a platter full of options for the remainder of the year.
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"NCEA is the start of something amazing! I am proud to be a certified professional and I look forward to welcoming more professionals. Thank you NCEA for working so hard in the field of esthetics!"
— Jo Ann Fenstermacher, Naples, Florida
By Cait Harrison
Becoming an entrepreneur may be one of the most challenging things you've ever done, but it's probably also one of the most rewarding. Day-to-day, you're focused on your business. But have you given much thought to the bigger picture: How are you, as an entrepreneur, impacting society, and even the world? Joe Carlen, author of "A Brief History of Entrepreneurship," says entrepreneurship is more impactful than most people realize in changing history's path.
Retail skin care products offer several benefits to aesthetic patients and practices. They help patients protect the health of their skin and maintain the results of in-office treatments, while providing an additional source of ongoing revenue for the practice. The challenge is that with so many online and brick-and-mortar retailers offering high-end skin care, patients naturally shop for the best deals on their favorite brands. One way to both keep revenue within your business and ensure that patients are using products that offer the greatest benefits for their concerns is to carry a private label line. The process of launching your own skin care line may seem daunting, but it can be done at relatively low cost with a surprising amount of manufacturer support.
By Emma Fitzpatrick
In the fall of 2015, Instagram allowed businesses of all sizes anywhere in the world to create ad campaigns. Since then, Instagram has grown and grown, gaining more than 600 million new users in 2016 alone. With more users came an influx of advertisers. Now, not even two years since the feature launched, there are more than 1 million monthly active advertisers on the platform. To mark the occasion, Instagram released its top three tips for creating successful Instagram ad campaigns.
By Lonny Alfred
When was the last time you looked at your subscriber list, and I mean really looked at it? Do you know who your real audience is? What's your bounce rate? It's easy to set your subscriber list and forget it so you can focus on the content — because content is, after all, king. But the foundation of every successful email campaign is a well-maintained subscriber list. A clean email list provides more accurate statistics and improves deliverability rates.
Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine via PubMed
Chronic exposure of the skin to solar UV radiation induces a number of biological alterations, including a redox imbalance; therefore, there is an urgent need for skin cells protective compounds. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of natural, previously extensively examined, polyphenol with antioxidant properties — rutin, on UV-induced skin fibroblasts membrane disruption.
We live in a stressful world, and the stress is heightened for students and educators when it's time to prepare for high-stakes tests. When test scores are tied to school funding, teacher evaluations and students' future placement, the consequences of these stressors can be far-reaching. From a neurological perspective, high stress disrupts the brain's learning circuits and diminishes memory construction, storage, and retrieval. Neuroimaging research shows us that, when stresses are high, brains do not work optimally, resulting in decreased understanding and memory. In addition, stress reduces efficient retrieval of knowledge from the memory storage networks, so when under pressure students find it harder to access information previously studied and learned.
E-learning has depended heavily on online courses, and the traditional approaches to these courses works for some students. However, others have a hard time fitting life into their school schedule, and simply can't keep up with the pace of working with a professor. That's where self-paced online courses come in.
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Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. SDSS now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
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Torrance — April 19 and May 24
Register and for more information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodland Hills — June 3
Register and for more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
April 21, May 8 and May 26
Register by clicking here to the main page on NCEA and scroll down to the Colorado listings. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — April 26
To register and for more information, go to AW Advanced Skincare Training, or call 954-973-5799.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. —
April 24 and May 22
Register by clicking here to the main page on NCEA and scroll down to the New Jersey listings. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — April 30
Register here. For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
East Texas/Macungie —
April 23 and May 21
Register by clicking here to the main page on NCEA and scroll down to the Pennsylvania listings. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
For more information contact Trainer Irene Koufalis at 610-390-9773.
Arecibo — June 19
For more information contact Trainer Karolinska Vega at 787-880-0173.
Dallas/Ft. Worth —
May 1 and May 22
Register by clicking here to the main page on NCEA and scroll down to the Texas listings. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
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