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Sarah Firshein writes: "On a recent afternoon, The New York Times app sent a flurry of notifications about Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation, Vox published an interview with an ex-congressman who was caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop, 78 people liked one of my Instagram photos, and SoulCycle pushed out the following alert: 'Clarity. Confidence. Breakthroughs. What are you [eyes emoji] for? FIND IT!'
But from one of the hushed treatment rooms at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, I missed out on all that. As therapist Jim Patrick explained the supposed health benefits of shungite, an ancient Russian mineraloid consisting mostly of carbon, my phone bleeped and blooped from the snug confines of a neoprene 'sleeping bag' tucked behind the spa’s reception desk."
By Elizabeth Donat
Thankfully, these days, it's not a question of whether we should wear sunscreen, but which SPF we should wear. Knowing which type of SPF to wear and when to wear it will keep the guesswork out of protecting your skin from painful burns and UV damage like age spots, wrinkles and skin laxity. Each style and formulation of SPF has its pros and cons, so find the kind that works best for your lifestyle and skin care concerns.
Beauty in the Bag
The newest crop of injectables hailing from global pharma giants Allergan (JUVEDERM) and Galderma (RESTYLANE) are changing the face of the so-called "Liquid Face-lift." Whereas hyaluronic acid gel fillers used to be considered somewhat interchangeable, like Coke and Pepsi, these novel products have distinct differences in how they work and where they can be used that set each of them apart.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa
Can you remember the first time you noticed them — those fine lines around the eyes? For women, in particular, this is our first area of aging concern. Every year, millions of Americans undergo some sort of rejuvenation treatment for their eyes. And it makes sense &mdas; the eyes are the first place on the face that we all notice and zero in on.
From crow's feet and wrinkles, to puffiness, under-eye bags, dark circles and crepe-like lids, the eyes reveal a lot — fatigue, stress, aging and the list goes on. While the skin around the eye region is more delicate, and certainly comes with its fair share of challenges, it presents an opportunity for esthetic professionals to create the most change.
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After the initial business opening, growth can be one of the most exciting times for any entrepreneur. However, periods of growth may not always be sustainable, as each business has its ups and downs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your business grow in a more sustainable manner. Strategic growth can help your business become more profitable over time and weather any lulls. Follow these tips for growing your business more sustainability.
The rise of mobile hasn't just meant that small businesses create advertisements for the small screen and run campaigns from their smartphones. It also means more small-and-medium sized businesses are turning to each other to figure out how to adapt to changing technologies and grow. This is one central finding from Facebook's March Future of Business Survey, an ongoing study the social network completes with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and World Bank.
By Lonny Alfred
Our inboxes are constantly filled with ways to adjust digital marketing tactics to meet the demands of millennials and Generation Zers, but there's one generation with just as strong spending power that's often left out of the mix: baby boomers. But how you approach boomers in the digital arena isn't a matter of pushing existing marketing campaigns onto their screens. Just like their generational counterparts, there are nuances to the boomer population that should be considered.
Is your business active on Instagram? Are you leveraging it to build your personal brand? While it was once one of many possible social media platforms to market your product or service, you now need to allocate a large percentage of your social media effort toward it. Instagram is no longer an option — it's a necessity.
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology via PubMed
Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon skin tumor with aggressive behavior. Clinically, MCC usually appear as a fast growing red cherry nodule on the leg or face of elderly patients. Dermoscopically, it might reveal a reddish background with arborizing not in focus vessels, a pattern that is rather aspecific. Thus, the final diagnosis is routinely made by histopathologic examination and specific immunohistochemical stainings.
Terry Heick writes: "Lately, I've found myself squinting a bit at some of the practices and structures in teaching and learning.
This squinting is less about efficiency or performance, but rather what effect each piece has — a kind of causal analysis. This is the cause, and it might have this effect.
In trying to imagine what would be different if we did this instead of that, I was surprised at how education has settled on a small handful of models in light of so much possibility. Was it because we've found the magic formula, and in 2017 we're in an era of simple refinement? That we know 'what works,' and now it's all a matter of tweaks?"
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**Register for any of the prep classes below by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
San Diego — May 23 and June 20
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — May 24 and June 28
For further information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or email@example.com.
Woodland Hills — June 3
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
Denver/Bloomfield — May 26 and June 23
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — June 7
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training at 954-973-5799.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — May 22 and June 19
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — June 25
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
Charlotte/Salisbury/Raleigh — June 25
For more information contact Trainer Gayle M. Praechtl at 704-433-3545.
East Texas/Macungie — May 21 and June 18
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, May 22, June 5 and June 19
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
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Overview of the Certification Program: Sections 1 through 6.
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