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A new beauty treatment can accelerate cell turnover and detoxify pores for a brighter and clearer look. But you knew that. What's surprising is that the effects go beyond skin deep, rejuvenating your mind and instilling a sense of confidence that shows up on your face. "When you actively seek out and try something in the interest of looking your best, you raise your self-esteem and lower stress levels — which are both ways to generate radiance," says Dr. Amy Wechsler, a psychiatrist and dermatologist in New York City.
While there are so many fab ways to throw a bachelorette party these days, a pool and spa weekend getaway is a classic bachelorette combo with good reason. Everyone in the bride's tribe will appreciate a little R&R; a more low-key pace means more quality hang time with the bride-to-be; and a gorgeous pool is always a solid choice for a bachelorette ensemble photo-op.
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It's great that hotels around the world are increasingly focusing on wellness, fitness and catering to the active traveler, even when she (or he) is traveling on business or a less active vacation. It's a subject I that's been covered several times in this column, as major American hotel companies, such as Hilton and Westin, have rolled out new fitness-oriented products and offerings. But this trend is not limited to American brands, and the most recent news comes out of Bangkok, Thailand, headquarters of Anantara Hotels and Resorts.
Pacific Standard Magazine
In some ways, insecurity is just as central to modern beauty industry profits as BB creams and matte lips. Making women feel as if they're not good enough is central to the sale of all those two- and three-figure backlit skin creams, all of which come in tiny opaque bottles and promise to contain at least a touch of Aphrodite's magic.
More than one-third of women over 60 say they've used these anti-aging products in the last three months, and the industry is expected to be worth nearly $11 billion by 2018.
"Invest in yourself today, your future self will thank you. Its the best investment of all! You are worth every penny. The only lasting investment is an investment in yourself."
— Julija Dimante, Jupiter, Florida
Delivering great customer experiences doesn't just happen within one department of your organization. It happens when everyone from the CEO to product development, the sales team and customer service reps understands their purpose in the business. More importantly, they understand how that purpose benefits customers. It happens when customer experience is recognized as the most important component of business success.
McKinsey & Company
Growth is a tonic for most companies. It attracts talent and creates strategic options while generating financial resources to fund new moves — provided the growth is profitable. It's also been harder to come by over the past decade, as a sluggish macroeconomic environment and accelerating, technology-driven disruption have ratcheted up pressure on businesses.
Digital technologies and the pace of competition, however, also open new avenues to organic growth for those companies that have the capabilities and dexterity to take advantage of them.
By Emma Fitzpatrick
If you ask anyone under the age of 13 what the symbol "#" is, they'll unanimously say "hashtag." 10 years ago this week, the pound sign was officially rebranded as the hashtag, thanks to Twitter. On Aug. 23, 2007, Chris Messina, a former Google employee, tweeted, "How do you feel about using # (pound) for groups." And that was that. Twitter made it happen, and it became a defining characteristic of the network — and really an integral part of every social network.
Ben Jenkins writes: With WhatsApp at 1 billion daily active users, and Facebook Messenger and WeChat not far behind, there is no question of the importance of messaging. In the last 12 months my company has met with over 100 different brands, agencies and publishers curious to see what all the fuss is about in this burgeoning but enigmatic new medium. In doing so, we’ve identified some common misconceptions, some of which we’ve found surprising, so I thought I’d share some rules for marketers looking to break into the messaging space.
Nature via PubMed
The melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), a G-protein-coupled receptor, has a crucial role in human and mouse pigmentation. Activation of MC1R in melanocytes by α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) stimulates cAMP signalling and melanin production and enhances DNA repair after ultraviolet irradiation. Individuals carrying MC1R variants, especially those associated with red hair colour, fair skin and poor tanning ability (denoted as RHC variants), are associated with higher risk of melanoma.
Here are 22 myths in modern academic learning. No explanation, no analysis, just 22 commonly held misconceptions about learning in academia.
By: Mark S. Miller (commentary)
As an educator at the midpoint of my career, I have witnessed numerous colleagues retire from a successful career in education and transition to a second, unrelated career almost seamlessly. I have often asked myself how is this possible? Do they possess a special skill or training that has enabled them to transition so effortlessly? Each, regardless of position (i.e., administration, special education, regular classroom teacher, etc.), never stopped exploring.
Meet your South Carolina Trainer: Alexandra J. Zani
September 11 – Charleston, SC
October 9 –Greenville, SC
October 23- Charleston, SC
November 6 – Greenville, SC
Alexandra J. Zani is an award-winning, hands-on practitioner, international educator, researcher, and author with a background in cell biology and medical technology. Her passion for education resulted in receiving numerous advanced certifications both in the U.S. and abroad. Alex holds a South Carolina instructor's license, is NCEA certified, certified in Oncology Esthetics™ and owns the AEsthani Skincare Institute in Greenville, South Carolina. She is on the education board for the International Association for Applied Corneotherapy and is co-founder of Intellective AEsthetics.
Which study option is best for you?
Option 1 — Total $664
Purchase the Training Manual ($114 fee) to study independently, then mail your completed
Candidate Application ($175 fee) to NCEA,
and then take your test in the comfort of your home/office (Exam fee $375).
- OR -
Option 2 — Total $664
Purchase the Training Manual ($114 fee), bring your completed Candidate Application to a NCEA Certified Prep Class with Same-Day Testing,
"brush-up" your skills with a NCEA Trainer, and then immediately take the test
(while the information is fresh-in-your-head).
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**Register for any of the prep classes below by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
San Diego — Sept. 19 and Oct. 24
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — Sept. 13 and Oct. 25
For further information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or email@example.com to Anita Barton-Lumpkin.
Woodland Hills — Sept. 9 and Oct. 21
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
Denver/Bloomfield — Sept. 15
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — Oct. 27
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training. Trainer
Adriana Wroth at 954-973-5799.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — Sept. 18 and Oct. 23
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — Sept. 10
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
East Texas/Macungie — Sept. 24 and Oct. 15
For more information contact Irene Koufalies.
Charlotte/Salisbury/Raleigh — Oct. 16
For more information contact Trainer Karolinska Vega at 787-880-0173.
Charleston — Sept. 11 and Oct. 23
Greenville — Oct. 9
For more information on either class, contact Trainer Alexandra Zani at 864-640-1516.
Dallas/Ft. Worth —
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
Sept. 11 and Oct. 16
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
Abingdon — Sept. 9
For more information, contact Trainer Anita Barton-Lumpkin at 888-558-5571, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for ongoing class additions
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**Register for any of the prep classes above by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
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