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Airports up ante with hotels, plus trimmings
Like spas, chef-branded restaurants, cushy cocktail bars and upscale shops, on-site hotels are becoming a must-have amenity at airports, both domestic and international. Most of all, not just any type of hotel will do. Bad weather and mechanical problems often leave travelers stranded at the airport, using their luggage and jackets as makeshift sleep accommodations. However, those days may be coming to a close amid a wave of travel hubs installing lodgings with top-of-the-line accommodations.
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Is sweating good for your skin?
Pai Skin Solutions Blog
There's nothing like that healthy glow when you leave the gym after a workout. Aside from enhancing your fitness levels, exercise releases those feel-good endorphins that control levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. It also produces a side effect that we're not all too fond of: sweating.
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Microwave hair removal is now a thing
The Huffington Post
There already is an extensive list of items — including fruit, silverware and Chinese food takeout containers — that you should never, ever, microwave. You might assume that putting a body part in contact with microwave technology would be a big no-no. But that seems to be exactly what some people are doing in order to rid themselves of unwanted body hair and sweat glands.
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A day in the life of a spa treatment room
Liverpool Echo
Spas are a sanctuary from the pressures of everyday life, a getaway where you can be pampered, relax and have the stresses and strains soothed away. What goes on behind closed treatment room doors is usually a secret kept between the therapist and the client, but we decided to find out by following one treatment room for a day at The Spa at the Suites Hotel in Knowsley, England.
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"As a NCEA Certified Professional, I am honored to be among this community of Practice. NCEA Certified professional shave earned this distinguished gold standard certification. Together we have been changing the professional landscape of skin care education and standardizing best practices in this vast rowing field. NCEA has provided estheticians, clients and industry leaders a shared mutual confidence. "

— Elvira Di Libero, Laurel, Maryland


7 habits for accountability at all levels within an organization
By Betty Boyd
Why is accountability so lacking in today's business world? Is it often due to a lack of engagement, culture or trust. These and other issues can affect accountability at all levels within an organization. In his book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," Stephen R. Covey discusses the journey of personal growth. However, these seven habits can also be adapted to the various levels in an organization. Here is how each of can be used in an organizational setting.
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5 ways to turn failures at work into life lessons
Small Business Trends
Mistakes are inevitable. Not only are they an essential part of being an adult. They are also responsible for some of the most brilliant inventions known to mankind. When you find yourself facing the occasional slipup and experiencing some failures at work, instead of getting frustrated, let this lift you up taller and help make you a better person. Here are some ways you can turn workplace failures into character-building learning experiences.
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3 ways to use mobile marketing to keep customers coming back
Seventy percent of companies say it's cheaper to retain an existing customer than to acquire a new one, according to a report. And they are right: acquiring a new customer can be five times more expensive, which is hopefully enough to convince you that customer retention should be on your radar at all times. So how can you retain customers? The answer is simple: mobile marketing.
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4 ways to rock social — regardless of network
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Every social media network has its own quirks and best-practice rules. Yet keeping all those tips and tricks top of mind can prove to be tough — especially if you're juggling other aspects of business. Luckily, there's a way to simplify your social media presence. By embodying these four universal rules of social media, you can skillfully and swiftly move from one network to the next. First, it's important to unify your brand's profiles.
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Measures of satisfaction for providers, patients using same day teledermoscopy consultation
International Society of Tropical Dermatology via PubMed
From 2010 to 2011, patients with clinically suspicious lesions were referred for teledermoscopy by internal medicine physicians. Lesions were digitally photographed using a dermatoscope accessory lens. Images were interpreted by an on-call dermatologist. We conducted same day surveys of providers and patients after the evaluations.

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9 most reliable online marketing resources for small businesses
Business 2 Community
Are you a small-business owner and wondering what resources that can help you get to the next level? Well, it is pretty understandable that funding your small business may prove to be a challenge. A lot of finances may be required and you may not be able to raise the amount comfortably.

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Insight into acids
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
While chemical peels have been used for esthetic purposes since the late 1800s, they have gained widespread popularity in recent decades. For many skin care professionals today, chemical peels are a top choice for achieving optimal skin health for their clients over the long term.

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Strategies for inquiry-based learning
Ramsey Musallam's TED Talk on his "3 Rules to Spark Learning" inspires the need to foster students' curiosity. As educators, we want them to ask questions and explore their ideas, which can lead to a rich inquiry-based classroom. From young children whose mantra for everything is "Why?" to teens that require effective inquiry skills as part of their preparation for successful post-secondary life, this need is high. But our challenge is where to begin. Here are four protocols to help jump-start a culture of fostering student inquiry that, in turn, fosters questions and ideas.
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7 ways streaming video can enhance teaching
Faculty Focus
Many faculty seek to make creative use of films in their teaching, whether in traditional class screenings or through flipped classrooms. However, there are many obstacles to teaching with videos. Fortunately, in recent years, most campus libraries have subscribed to copyright-licensed and academically oriented streaming video collections, such as Kanopy, NBC Learn, Films on Demand, PBS Video Collection and Swank's Digital Campus. These "Netflix" of academia offer fantastic functionalities and curated content designed with pedagogy in mind.
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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — Aug. 24

Face & Body
Northern California Spa Conference & Expo
San Jose, California

NCEA Certified Prep Class
Monday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room TBD

• Members: $125
• Nonmembers: $149

Includes: Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)

*Membership status must be current on day of event.

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Featured Speaker at NETT Conference

9 – 9:50 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19

Microneedling: To Teach or Not to Teach?
by Chris Jackson, VP of sales and marketing, Genesis Biosystems Inc.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
  1. Understand the science behind the procedure
  2. Identify treatment options
  3. Recognize contraindications and precautions
  4. Determine teaching parameters based on clinical evidence

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NETT Teacher Training Long Beach — Sept. 19 — Registration Now Open

National Esthetic Teacher Training
Saturday, September 19
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Room 203A Long Beach Convention Center

Early bird rate: NCEA members $99; nonmembers $129. Cost increases after Aug. 28.

Click here to for further details about member status and to register.

Upcoming training:
  • Philadelphia Convention Center - Oct. 24

  • To receive registration information, text "NCEA" to 22828.

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    Ultrasound Position
    Did you know? It is the position of the NCEA that:
    • Low frequency, low power, ultrasound and sonic devices intended for skin cleansing, exfoliation and product application, should be used by a "licensed professionals."
    • There shall be a minimum level of education for the use of low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices.
    • If licensed professionals wish to use low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices, they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

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