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Snail facials? Slimy skin care craze hits UK
International Business Times
First it was the fish pedicure. Now a new bizarre skincare craze has hit the U.K. A spa in Corby is offering its clients snail facials, which are said to help remove old skin cells and rejuvenate the complexion. The treatment involves placing the molluscs on the face for 20 minutes. The slime left behind contains highly beneficial proteins, anti-oxidants and anti-bacteria that is said to give the skin an amazing instant glow.
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6 common skin care ingredients to avoid
The Fashion Spot
Did you know that your skin absorbs up to 60 percent of whatever you put on it? And the Environmental Protection Agency lists many ingredients found in skincare products as toxic? Though the names can be hard to pronounce, it's worth it to become familiar with some of these unwanted skincare additives that have been tested to be precursors to cancer, infertility, birth defects and skin allergies. Jot down these skin care no-no ingredients to make sure you're keep your body healthy and happy.
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Healthy snacks to boost your brain
By Amber Bynum
In a previous article, 3 exercises to do at the computer, emphasis was placed on the importance of brain activity and exercise. Just like physical health, a healthy brain cannot be maintained solely on exercise. A vital way to promote a healthy brain is by eating the right brain food. Choosing the correct snacks can help boost brain function and memory, and possibly help ward off Alzheimer's.
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4 realistic ways to fund your small business
Today's small businesses exist in a new economic landscape that forces creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to financing. Small businesses have traditionally been the key driver for economic recovery when it comes to hiring but hiring requires capital and capital can be hard to come by. Whether you are a startup seeking initial seed capital or an operating small business looking for money to grow, you have to be flexible, remain positive and stay vigilant in your efforts.Here are four ways to get started with funding your small business.
7 ways exercising can make you a better entrepreneur
We all know fitness is important to our health but did you know it can also be good for your business? Elizabeth Robinson, a Philadelphia-based personal trainer and creator of VitFit, a mobile app for customizable downloadable workouts and Dega Schembri, co-owner of City Fitness Gym in Washington, D.C., say regular physical activity can make you a better entrepreneur. Here are seven ways physical activity can improve the health of your business.
US small-business owners' capital spending plans brighten
U.S. small-business owners' capital spending intentions have been trending upward this year. The 26 percent who now say they are planning to increase spending is up from 20 percent in the end of 2012. Still, business owners aren't yet as optimistic about their capital spending as they were prior to the recession. From 2003 to early 2008, owners were much more likely to say they were planning to increase rather than decrease capital spending. Today, they are about equally as likely to say they will decrease it as increase it.
52 tips: How to market on Instagram
Business 2 Community
Do you use Instagram to market your business? Do you get enough interaction with your brand? Instagram is cool way to connect with your socially engaged consumers. Use the app right, and you could have an instant viral marketing success. Use it wrong, and your efforts on this young site could be a big empty fail. Whether you are new to Instagram, or just want a few more pointers, here are 52 tips to market your brand more authentically on Instagram.
Small businesses adopt mobile technology to boost business
Mobile solutions account for a growing share of small-to-midsize business technology budgets, with SMBs on average spending between 11-20 percent of their technology budgets in the mobile space and 68 percent expect their companies' mobile spending to increase next year, according to Research and Markets' Mobile Solutions Study. The report, which offers data-driven insights about how U.S. SMBs are using mobile solutions in their businesses and provides trending analysis based on comparison with last year's study, found SMBs' use of mobile solutions is nearly ubiquitous, with 91 percent now using mobile solutions to help support their businesses.
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Parabens in sediment and sewage sludge from the United States, Japan, and Korea: Spatial distribution and temporal trends
American Chemical Society via PubMed
Parabens are widely used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foodstuffs as broad-spectrum antimicrobial preservatives. Widespread exposure of humans to parabens has raised significant public health concerns. Despite such concern, little is known about the occurrence of parabens in the environment. In this study, six paraben analogues were determined in surface sediment and sediment core samples collected from several locations in the United States, Japan and Korea by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
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?
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.
10 school solutions for mobile device management
Schools usually never do anything on a small scale and that includes the recent boom in "bring your own device" initiatives. From smartphones to tablets and iPads, mobile device management has never been more vital for a successful school BYOD program. However, choosing a mobile device management solution can be a daunting task, especially in light of already-strained school IT resources and limited administrator knowledge beyond what device to implement.
How tablets can enable meaningful connections for students and teachers
In this four-part series, MindShift have been charting a course for teachers working in classrooms with tablets. We began by looking at the consumption of content — the default uses of tablets — and then progresses through the the curation of learning artifacts, and the creation of new projects or activities. In this final piece, we examine the final of our four C's: connection — using tablets to put our students in conversations with fellow learners of all ages around the world.
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