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To tip or not to tip — Is wellness changing the rules?
Global Spa & Wellness Summit
After a spa treatment, it is a common practice in many countries to leave a gratuity for the therapist. But as spa and wellness continue to converge, should the industry reconsider this practice — and put more thought into the public perception of tipping?
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Connecticut passes bill requiring medical spas to employ medical director
Skin Inc.
On June 5, the House of Representatives of the state of Connecticut passed a new bill, which requires all medical spa facilities to employ a medical director. The medical director has to meet rigorous criteria specified in the bill. All patients undergoing a cosmetic medical procedure will undergo an initial physical assessment by the medical director or a physician who meets the same criteria.
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Is the organic obsession unhealthy?
News.com.au
Wellness junkies obsessed with eating 100 percent organic might be harming their health, according to a leading nutritionist. Aloysa Hourigan said people who refuse to eat anything except organic produce could be missing out on valuable nutrients. Organic produce is grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers and GMOs. Organic certification involves auditing an operation's methods to ensure they comply with the guidelines of organic production.
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The biggest skin care mistake every woman makes — yes, even you
Refinery29
Your skin care routine — not that hard of a concept to master, right? Wash your face, slap on some moisturizer, maybe a treatment every now and then? In theory, skin care is supposed to be idiot-proof, provided you have a super-simple routine. For those of us who have expanded our regimens beyond the usual soap-water-moisturizer approach, there's actually a bit more to it.
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Mineral-based cosmetics a healthier alternative
MySteinbach
Canadians should be aware that over 10,000 chemical ingredients are used in the manufacture of personal care products. These include chemicals in used industry such as plasticizers that soften concrete and degreasers that wipe grime off auto parts, pesticides and herbicides sprayed on field crops and preservatives added to a host of edible and non-edible items.
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Connecticut native chucked her corporate job to open massage business
Berlin Patch
Annette Petronis Rouze was a stay-at-home mom when her son was born but entered the corporate world and then began to sell real estate. The entire time she felt a need to help people in a different way. She became a Reiki master/teacher in 2003. Her continued interest in healing and hands-on techniques drove her to massage school.
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I am very proud to be a NCEA Certified Professional. I feel it is important to our industry and myself personally that we have nationwide standards and practices to enhance the perception and status of our field.

— Sandra Bubb, Weston, Fla.



BUSINESS BRIEFS


Women business owners: Are you following Finerman's rules?
Small Business Trends
While Finerman's Rules is written as a guide book for women in any professional situation, a lot of these rules come directly from her experiences on Wall Street and in a corporate environment. Let's get you a flavor for some of these rules.
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4 steps for handling a key employee's departure
Entrepreneur
Having a trusted team member leave your startup is never easy, but it doesn't have to be business crippling. So if — or better yet when — it happens to you, don't be surprised. Just remember to keep your cool and follow these steps to ensure a positive parting.
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How to use social media and not feel overwhelmed
Entrepreneur
In this week's column, viewer Kerri Smith from our June 12 Google Hangout asks Team Digital: "I need to be active on social media, but I'm completely overwhelmed. Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest ... every time I start, there is too long of a lapse between posts. How can I be consistent?" Check out what these marketing experts had to say.
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The death of Google Reader and the future of reading
NPR
VideoBrief You can't say they didn't warn you. Google Reader is no longer available. The search behemoth put its RSS reader to rest, leaving millions of dedicated users scrambling to find other platforms for organization of their news feeds and content exploration. Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin found time to chat about content overload, the puzzling math behind our social media feeds and what one RSS reader's death means for reading's future.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How to get employees to think like an owner (Inc.)
The stealth art of the naked face (Chicago Tribune)
6 rules for creating the best workplace on Earth (CEO)
Yoga lessons to bring off the mat and into your work life (Huffington Post)
Spa wellness: Sun screening (Day Spa Magazine)
More men are checking out skin care products (Tulsa World)

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SPA CLINICALS
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Skin care in the aging female: myths and truths
Journal of Clinical Investigation via PubMed
Ushma S. Neill recently had the opportunity to visit a very relaxing and beautiful day spa during the middle-of-the-day break from the sessions at a Keystone meeting. The very chipper and cheerful esthetician began examining her skin and applying various creams when she heard her say something that nearly ruined my experience: she claimed that the topical treatment she was about to apply would, in her words, "cleanse my liver."

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8 sunscreen mistakes you're probably making
The Huffington Post
The first sunscreen mistake is not wearing any. But even those of us with the best intentions can make mistakes when it comes to sunscreen — mistakes that can be costly for our skin. So now that summer is almost upon us, we asked dermatologists to sort through eight of the most common mistakes.

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How to get employees to think like an owner
Inc.
One of the great challenges in running a fast-growth company is aligning your company's vision, mission, value and culture with the daily activities of the business. It is vital, however, as the growth of your company is in part dictated by how quickly you can transfer these values from the mind of the owner to everyone else.

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TEACHING TIPS


Among conservatives, concerns grow over new school standards
NPR
VideoBrief"Common Core" is one of the biggest phrases in education today. To many educators and policymakers, it's a big, exciting idea that will ensure that America's students have the tools to succeed after graduation. But a growing number of conservatives see things differently. For years, states used their own, state-specific standards to lay out what K-12 students should be learning, for everything from punctuation to algebra. But those standards varied wildly, so the Common Core replaces them with one set of national standards for math and English language arts.
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Junk food getting canned in schools
USA Today
Government announces new standards for snack foods not part of regular school meals. Good-bye doughnuts, candy bars, high-fat chips, full-calorie soft drinks and chocolate sandwich cookies. Those kinds of foods and beverages will no longer be allowed to be sold in school a la carte lines, vending machines and snack bars during the school day, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Hello granola bars, peanuts, fruit cups, light popcorn, low-fat chips and no-calorie flavored water. Those types of foods will be offered.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


7 highly effective habits for the adult learner in a vocational setting
Presented by Melinda McHenry
This presentation will focus on the needs of today’s adult learner and effective teaching methods. We will discuss how to recognize the needs of today’s learner and evaluate classroom methodologies. Come learn how to enhance the learner experience and analyze the expected outcomes for your graduating students.

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

  • Recognize and discuss the career goal needs of the adult learner
  • Evaluate and incorporate new classroom motivational methods
  • Create a more synergistic team class environment by pinpointing and joining compatible adult behavior styles
  • Measure outcomes for the adult graduate, creating career portfolio’s to help the adult learner enter the job force successfully

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

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    NCEA Code of Ethics
    NCEA
    Client Relationships
    Estheticians* will serve the best interests of their clients at all times and will provide the highest quality service possible.

    Estheticians will maintain client confidentiality, keep treatment and documentation records, and provide clear, honest communication.

    Estheticians will provide clients with clear and realistic goals and outcomes and will not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the techniques rendered or products recommended.

    Estheticians will adhere to the scope of practice of their profession and refer clients to the appropriate qualified health practitioner when indicated.

    Scope of Practice
    Estheticians will offer services only within the scope of practice as defined by the state within which they operate, if required, and in adherence with appropriate federal laws and regulations.

    Estheticians will not utilize any technique/procedure for which they have not had adequate training and shall represent their education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly.

    Estheticians will strictly adhere to all usage instructions and guidelines provided by product and equipment manufacturers, provided those guidelines and instructions are within the scope of practice as defined by the state, if required.

    Estheticians will follow, at minimum, infection control practices as defined by their state regulatory agency, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

    Professionalism
    Estheticians will commit themselves to ongoing education and to provide clients and the public with the most accurate information possible.

    Estheticians will dress in attire consistent with professional practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct of their governing board.

    *For the purpose of the NCEA Code of Ethics, the use of the term Esthetician applies to all licensed skin care professionals as defined by their state law.

    Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by federal, state and local regulations.

    Download complimentary PowerPoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."

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