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While a booze-filled bachelorette-party weekend with girlfriends may appeal to many brides, others are looking for a more low-key wellness getaway. Destination spas, like Canyon Ranch and Cal-a-Vie, have seen an increase in the number of brides swapping a traditional bachelorette party for a wellness weekend. We totally get it: Wedding planning can be stressful. And a few days of quality R&R is a great way to unwind and bond with your bridesmaids. We talked to spa staffers and holistic-health pros to get more insight into this growing trend.
The impact of infrared and blue light (from screens) on the skin is an area that the anti-pollution trend is tipped to move into next: we ask an expert about its potential.
Maria Coronado, Euromonitor ingredients analyst and doctor in chemical engineering, gives her take on how light pollution can impact on the skin, and how the industry can respond.
A well-known London plastic surgeon claims that many women are developing facial wrinkles "10 years too early" as a result of staring at computer screens and smartphones, according to the Daily Mail.
Dr Navid Jallali, who operates a plastic surgery clinic in London, notes that many young women are considering anti-wrinkle injections in order to counter the effects of spending a long time on smartphones, tablets and other devices.
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Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. is spending $2 million on a new chocolate spa in downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania.
MeltSpa by Hershey, which was announced in January, will open this fall. The new day spa is promising to offer signature Hershey's dark chocolate treatments, including a sugar scrub, body wrap and hands and feet treatments.
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Word of mouth, social proof or in other words — popularity — has always been a key to success in business. Today, that involves online reviews. Some small businesses (especially those offline) have their blinders on when it comes to the internet. They think because they serve a localized base of consumers — a portion of which is foot traffic — that what people are saying on the web is irrelevant.
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Mistakes are inevitable in every business and none of us are perfect. This does not mean we must have dissatisfied customers as a result. How you recover from those mistakes is what defines you, and how professional your business is. A good recovery can convert a potentially frustrated customer into a loyal fan.
As the largest living generation, millennials are a demographic every brand wants to charm. But the first trick in garnering their loyalty involves getting their attention and keeping it — no small feat considering these younger consumers aren't as likely as Gen-Xers and Boomers to respond to traditional advertising or marketing tactics. Take some advice from more than two dozen marketing experts and executives who say they've found the secrets to engaging with millennials. Here are their words on how to market to people younger than 35.
With more than 1.71 billion active users on Facebook, social media advertising is an important way for med spas and medical practices to reach local consumers online. Most facilities have a company page and perhaps purchase a few paid "boosted" posts each month. But once they have a social media presence in place, med spas and aesthetic practices often struggle with how to best capitalize on their Facebook presence.
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The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of apoptosis mediated through Fas/FasL pathway using the mouse model of atopic dermatitis (AD).
Teachers intuitively know that giving feedback on student work is an important part of the learning process. Research on different learning strategies conducted by John Hattie bears out what many know instinctively to be true — in order to improve at something humans need to know what they're doing well and how they can improve. But giving effective feedback in the classroom can be trickier than it seems. It's more of an art than a simple practice and requires the teacher to be disciplined and thoughtful about what is worthy of feedback, as well as when to give it.
What is personalized learning? It is meeting the students where they are — and then helping them grow in their strengths, and better see themselves. It's finding out where each student's interests lie, challenging them to grow in their individual interests, and then celebrating their growth! It is student-centered, student-driven, and student-celebrated.
So how do we put personalized learning into practice? This is the big question, and one difficult to fully grasp. Technology plays a key role in personalized learning.
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