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Why men should practice yoga
AmongMen.com via The Huffington Post
When most men hear the word "yoga" they probably think of relaxing music, burning incense, flexible women or men (maybe not a bad thing!) and colorful, stretchy clothes. If you are a yoga-skeptic, you may be thinking it's way too passive and flowery for you. But yoga has expanded and evolved. Now there are classes for jocks, the extremely inflexible and exercise newbies. Here are five reasons guys should consider taking a yoga class.
8 pregnancy-friendly skin care lines
As any mommy-to-be can attest, the moment you discover a little one is on its way, every decision takes on an entirely new meaning. Should you have that morning cup of coffee? Is it ok to still dye your grays? What about going organic? Pregnancy-friendly skincare is likely not high on the priority list during a woman's first trimester. However, there are some skin care ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy and you should make skincare routine adjustments for pregnancy. Here are eight mom-to-be friendly skin care lines.
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Sunburn cases heat up during long summer days
By Denise A. Valenti
Hot summer days of bright sunshine and more hours of daylight greatly increase in the rates of serious sunburn. During the one month following the start of daylight savings time, there is reported to be a more than 200 percent increase in the rate of serious sunburns due to the extended daylight hours and the subsequent time spent outdoors. Not surprisingly, twice as many of the visits related to sunburn presenting in urgent care clinics are in those states with greater and more intense sun exposure — Arizona, Colorado and Texas compared to Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.
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Being an NCEA Certified Esthetician, Educator and professional has had a profound change in my life for the better. It is just as important to estheticians for advanced training purposes, support from an association, as well as keeping members involved of changes in the industry and state regulations about the careers we all love. Being the best has only been enhanced from this training and membership. You cannot get the same or even similar benefits from other organizations. This is based on United States standards and job skills that are necessary in today's workplace for esthetic professionals. I would want everyone I have ever taught, worked with and trained in the skin care industry to become part of this elite organization, to better themselves and the profession overall.
— Dr. Sherry D. Davis, Azusa, Calif.
Where small businesses waste the most money
The Wall Street Journal
Managing a budget is one of the toughest challenges small enterprises face, especially as new and potentially pricey ideas arise and unexpected expenses pop up. The Wall Street Journal asks the experts: Where do small businesses waste the most money?
The Affordable Care Act in brief
The National Association for the Self-Employed released a comprehensive two-page brief on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the self-employed, including some remaining questions the self-employed have as we approach the Oct. 1 deadline for open enrollment in the Exchange Marketplace. The comprehensive two-pager is a must read for any self-employed or micro-business owner who is looking to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect them, their business and their family.
10 open-source alternatives for small-business software
You can't run a business — even a small one — without technology. You need computers, smartphones, file storage, a website and a whole host of other tech assets. So how do you afford it all with a budget that's tighter than a hipster's jeans? To point you in the right direction, here are free alternatives for the most common software used by small and medium businesses.
7 ways to harness social media in your business
The Globe and Mail
If your company hasn't learned to harness the power of the social media world yet, here's one reason you should: according to Google, nearly 60 percent of people talk more online than they do in real life. So where do you begin? There are plenty of avenues to take. Here are some ideas for putting your business into the spotlight, gleaned from a recent Ragan Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Small-business tips: How to do market research
Whatever sector you're in, understanding the cultural, social and economic context in which you're trading is crucial. You'll need to know about the local area, what your competition is and what people will be prepared to pay for your product or service. Starting your market research as soon as possible will save you money in the long run, said Debbie Bray, a director of research and creative development at Morph Research, because you'll be ensuring that you invest in the right sectors and the right products.
Top 10 inbound marketing stats
Small Business Patch
HubSpot's annual "State of Inbound Marketing Report" has plenty of great soundbytes to make even the staunchest skeptic a believer in inbound marketing. What is inbound marketing, you ask? Inbound marketing is any marketing tactic, be it blogging, social media, etc., that attracts your customers to you. Inbound marketing is time-consuming — customers will only come to you if you give them a reason to do so, be it through great content or great value — but HubSpot's report shows both that there is great ROI in spending time on inbound marketing and that your competitors are probably already doing it.
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Study: Link between sugars and aging
The skin care industry is full of studies looking at sun protection and how UV rays age the skin, however new research reveals there is a link between the sugars in foods we eat and the wrinkles we find on our faces and bodies. Scientists from cosmeceuticals company San Medica looked at glycation and glycotoxins and how they produce wrinkles on the skin.
Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category
Many industry experts believe that if hair care is to push on and increase growth over the coming years it should take inspiration from the skin care market in order to innovate, and it appears scalp treatments and a multistep routine are the way to do this.
Top 10 must-have skin care products
Dr. Leslie Baumann writes, "As a dermatologist, part of my job is making sure my patients are on the best skin care regimen for their skin type. Of course I tailor these regimens for their goals, whether they want to address fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, acne, redness or another specific concern. Though skin type certainly dictates my product suggestions, there are general guidelines that all skin care regimens should follow. Here are my 10 must-haves."
How to teach... a new class
NQTs across the land will be anticipating their first-ever class and the Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help smooth the journey, many of which will also be useful for more experienced teachers.
7 things teachers want you to know
Eric Sheninger writes, "In more than 13 years as a teacher, administrator, parent and coach working with thousands of students in New Jersey, I have dealt with almost every teacher/parent/student issue imaginable but even I am still learning about what parents need and want from teachers. As the new school year starts, I'd like to share what I have discovered and share wisdom from some of the most innovative educators across the country. Together, let's make this the best year yet for our students."
COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Webinar: Hormonally Induced Skin Conditions
This comprehensive discussion will focus on when these fluctuations may occur, common presentations, and effective ingredients. We will explore treatment options that can clear multiple hormonally induced conditions that your students need to know.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Discuss hormonal changes that occur throughout life.
Identify skin conditions often triggered or worsened by hormonal shifts.
Describe the internal cutaneous changes that take place in response to hormonal fluctuations.
Explore topical ingredients proven to treat hormonally induced skin conditions.
To view course details, click here.
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Use of FDA approved energy-based devices and therapies
It is the position of the NCEA that (1.) estheticians shall be permitted to use FDA approved energy-based devices & therapies for esthetic procedures; (2.) such use shall be within their scope of practice as defined by the regulations of individual states, where such regulations exist; and (3.) estheticians shall meet the training requirements for the use of such devices as defined by their individual licensing board or other regulatory agency.
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