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What's written on your face
The New Yorker
Recently, as part of its annual Build Developer Conference, Microsoft unveiled a little experiment in machine learning: a website that can guess the age and gender of faces in a photograph. The creators of the demonstration had been hoping — "optimistically," they wrote — to lure in fifty or so members of the public to help test the software.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Fab or fad facials
American Spa
Some spa-goers will do just about anything to achieve healthy and radiant skin. In fact, it's shocking to see the lengths they'll go and the prices they'll pay for the sake looking younger. You have only to look at a few of the seemingly crazy facials turning up on treatment menus to wonder if it's all just part of some marketing ploy.
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Setting the microneedling record straight
Skin Inc.
By now, most estheticians have been bombarded with a myriad of information about skin needling. First, let me start off by saying that we are advocates of skin needling, finding it to be an efficacious process for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. However, using needling devices in the United States is fraught with legal issues.
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The 2-step solution to spring cleaning your makeup bag
TODAY
Did you know that spring cleaning your makeup bag could actually make you look years younger? "Depending on the makeup and how old it is, the product [can start] looking thick and pasty on the skin as the water evaporates out of it," explains Dr. Doris Day, RealSelf dermatologist advisor. Once it starts to evaporate, your makeup can make you look way older than you are.
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Carboxytherapy: The bizarre beauty trend with 'brilliant' results
HNGN
Experts say carboxytherapy is one of the fastest growing types of cosmetic injections in the U.S. Dr. Jame Heskett, a New York-based doctor dedicated to helping women maintain their youthful glow, remembers the first time she tried the fat-reducing treatment involving carbon dioxide injections into the skin that has become somewhat controversial.
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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — May 30

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May 30
Orlando, Florida

NCEA CERTIFIED PREP CLASS
Saturday, May 30

REGISTER NOW
• Members: $125
• Nonmembers: $149

Includes:
  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia


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QUOTABLE


"As an Internationally Certified CIDESCO Diplomat; having practiced outside of the US for much of my professional life. The NCEA Certification Program provides the tools necessary for me to assimilate into and advocate for the Esthetic profession here in the United States."

— Helen Connie Didier-Robinson, Lehigh Acres, Florida



BUSINESS BRIEFS


4 key strengths of successful businesses
Entrepreneur
A recent survey found that less than half of employees trust the senior management at their jobs. Yet our research shows that leaders and entrepreneurs who build trust within their corporate organizations have greater employee commitment, lower levels of unwanted turnover, and higher rates of innovation.
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7 ways to influence risky project decisions
By Dr. David Hillson
Many project decisions are made by other people that affect you and your career, and often these decisions are about risk. Decisions about budgets, assignments, team allocations or priorities can significantly change the risk profile of a project. But even though these vital decisions are made by others, you can still influence the outcome. We have to identify, analyze and mitigate these risks to get optimal project results. How can we use our influencing skills to deal with risks that arise from the decisions of others?
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MARKETING 101


5 simple ways to give your marketing a boost
American Express OPEN Forum
Don't sit back and wait for your customers to come to you. Get the sales you want by getting the word out there about your business. Here are five rules to live by.
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Using Pinterest to promote local businesses and events
By Emma Fitzpatrick
While it's intuitive to build a local following on most social outlets, doing so on Pinterest is a bit more complex. After all, Pinterest is a place for dreaming, driven by keyword searches. Locality isn't at the forefront of the platform. But you certainly can use Pinterest to market and promote your local business or event. Learn five ways you can use Pinterest for local marketing.
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SPA CLINICALS
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Medical interventions for fungal keratitis
The Cochrane Library
Fungal keratitis is a fungal infection of the cornea. It is common in lower income countries, particularly in agricultural areas but relatively uncommon in higher income countries. Although there are medications available, their effectiveness is unclear.

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How your skin changes with age — from your 30s to your 60s
BT
Ever wondered why you need to change your skin care routine with age? We look at exactly what happens to your skin as you get older — and what you can do to look after it.

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US Supreme court rules fish spa pedicures unsafe
Spa Opportunities
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a spa owner from Phoenix against the decision by Arizona's Court of Appeals that said pedicures delivered by garra rufa fish is an unsafe practice according to state regulations for consumer protection.

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TEACHING TIPS


What teachers wish their students knew
The Guardian
A teacher in the U.S. asked students to finish the sentence: "I wish my teacher knew ... ." The touching and revealing results went viral on Twitter, with one child writing "I wish my teacher knew I don't have a friend to play with me." Others wrote of troubles at home. We asked teachers what they wish their students knew.
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A new era in teaching: The rise of personalized learning
By Brian Stack
Education is changing. Schools are evolving into places where students can choose their learning pathway and build their own personalized and customized program that will fit their learning goals and needs. Gone are the days when the one-size-fits-all, stand-and-deliver approach to instruction was appropriate. Today's teachers are coming to recognize their new role as a learning facilitator or coach. From sage on the stage to guide on the side, America's teachers have entered into a new era in their profession.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Women put average of 168 chemicals on their bodies each day (ABC News)
8 science-based ways to reverse aging (Mother Nature Network)
8 mobile marketing tips you don't want to miss (The Huffington Post)
Energy injections: Is this new spa trend legit? (The Daily Beast)
The changing role of teacher in personalized learning environments (TeachThought)

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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION

ESTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES: RF/Ultrasound/Microcurrent
CE Activity approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations

COA #NCEATECH2U3V. Exp. 1/1/2019
This educational activity has been approved for 4.0 CEs.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the role of RF vs Lasers and their applications.
  2. Describe RF/Ultrasound/Microcurrent procedures for cosmetic and medical indications.
  3. Understand scope of practice and required knowledge to use these devices.
  4. Summarize the indications/contraindications of applying these technologies.
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POLITICAL ADVOCACY


Esthetician Job Task 600 Hours
NCEA
Did you know? NCEA's position that ... an esthetician upon completion of a 600 hour program should be able to perform and/or know the following job tasks ...
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