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Turkish spa treatments make a comeback
Australian Financial Review
The Turkish steam baths called hamams first gained a following during Ottoman rule in the 1400s. They're popular once more. Inspired by the Roman thermae, they feature multiroom experiences that traditionally start with the camegah, an entrance where guests sip a soothing beverage, before moving on to a heated dry iliklik that allows for acclimatization of temperature, and then a sicaklik, or humid room, where guests are scrubbed down on marble stones.
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Tried and tested: Salt escape's holotherapy
Salt therapy is a relatively unknown concept in India, which is exactly what founders Jamsheed and Layla Mehta are trying to change with Salt Escape, Mumbai's first salt spa.
7 habits women with gorgeous skin swear by
It may seem like some women are born with enviably smooth and clear skin, but don't be fooled. It would be a mistake to credit their beautiful skin to just luck and good genes alone; seriously radiant skin takes work. Lucky for all of us ladies, fab skin is all about fab skin care habits.
Can I see your ID? Top 10 cities where people don't look their age
Whether you're buying a drink or getting past the bouncer, being carded is annoying. But as irritating as it can be to fish out your ID from the depths of your wallet, it's also a little confidence boost. "Hey you," the world is saying, "you could still pass as a teenager."
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How Obama's new proposed overtime rule affects your business
By Jessica Taylor
An important change in the American workplace is occurring — and it could affect you and your business. A proposed new rule regarding overtime pay would mean increased paychecks for up to 5 million workers, according to the Obama administration. A proposed adjustment to the Fair Labor Standards Act — establishing the 40-hour workweek and rules for working overtime — would raise the salary threshold for overtime for the first time since 1975.
Infographic: What the color of your logo says about your company
If you are building a company that depends on making people feel sexy and sophisticated, it's probably going to confuse your consumers if you your logo is bright green. That's because different colors are associated with different feelings. Green conveys organic growth, the earth, nature or feelings of caring. Meanwhile, black communicates feelings of sophistication, authority or seduction. Not convinced? Consider the green logo for Starbucks or Greenpeace and the black logos of Chanel or Sony.
8 big social media marketing mistakes businesses make (how to avoid them)
Business 2 Community
Social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. Whether you're a startup or a more established company, social media plays a vital role in today's marketing landscape. It is crucial to growing awareness for your products and services, so it's important to get off on the right foot or you risk alienating your audience entirely.
Use these 8 lesser-known marketing tools to help spread the word
Having the right tools can mean the difference between success and failure. But with so many different tools available for small-business marketing, it can be challenging to know which ones to choose. While there are plenty of well known, and often, expensive options out there, these eight lesser-known tools can be a great help when it comes to marketing success.
Engage all learners: Make students think visually
By Savanna Flakes
One way to increase student engagement and facilitate deeper learning is to frequently check for student understanding throughout a lesson. Practitioners find many benefits in using frequent assessment techniques to simultaneously check all students' level of understanding. My three favorite technology tools increase student engagement and quickly get students thinking visually so teachers can adjust and differentiate instruction on the spot. All three technology tools are free, teacher-friendly, and the student data can be saved and graphed to facilitate data charts.
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- LED devices should be used by skin care professionals.
- In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, skin care professionalsshall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA.
- If skin care professionals wish to use LED devices, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.
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