|Oct. 23, 2012|
Register for the NETT Conference
Saturday, Oct. 27
International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
Sunday & Monday
Philadelphia Convention Center Room 116
Registration for NETT Conference* must be done through ICES
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Registration for Philadelphia Hotels (Hampton, Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott or Hilton Garden Inn)
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*Complimentary records verification of your NCEA Certified Candidate Application will be done on both Friday & Saturday when you are registered for either of these events.
Sit back, relax and turn the page
The New York Times
The phrase "literary salon" has a whole new meaning. At what seems to be a growing number of spas, clients are comparing their thoughts about something other than the newest anti-aging facial or which technician gives the best deep-tissue massage. They're discussing a suspenseful page-turner or recently released self-help best seller.More
Spa tips to prepare for the first lady
The Huffington Post
When it comes to spa-ing, Linda Harding-Bond admits that she is a major pain in the you-know-what. Bravo's Real Housewives have nothing on her when it comes to spa-ing. She can out-diva any of them (but in a nice way). She’s never worked on a FLOTUS, but as an award-winning esthetician and international spa consultant, she knows what she likes. She can't imagine (sans security) it would be that different from Mrs. O.More
Autumn beauty color palette: 5 beautiful fall shades for makeup and fashion
Autumn's earthy tones are the perfect backdrop for a style change, whether bold or subtle. With these colorful tips you can alter your wardrobe and makeup bag to to reflect the natural beauty of a fall day. Keep reading for this season's top five runway-inspired fashion and makeup colors to get you started on your new look.More
FDA wants Avon to smooth out anti-aging cream claims
The latest wrinkle in the skin cream game is that the Food and Drug Administration appears to be cracking down on the claims made by major cosmetic companies. The agency warned L'Oreal about some of the claims it was making for its Lancome products, and now the FDA has put Avon on notice that it needs to smooth out some of its claims.More
What is wellness?
Wellness is a word most have become accustomed to reading, hearing and even saying. "Holistic wellness" is rapidly becoming a well-known phrase, as well, but these are both vague terms that can cause confusion. So, what is wellness anyway? Wellness is "the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort." Wellness refers to a person's overall state of being; holistic wellness implies that everything affects everything else.More
Strategy for business owners as tax cuts near expiration
Tax strategy is nearly always complex for small business owners. But this year, with a presidential election looming and the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire unless agreements can be reached before Jan. 1, year-end tax planning presents a historic challenge. Now is the time to meet with your tax expert and make invoicing, purchasing, and giving decisions for the fourth quarter that can help predict your business and personal tax liability for 2012, says Melissa Labant, director of taxation for the American Institute of CPAs.More
This is crazy: Research says women should flirt in the workplace
Despite a hefty dollop of enlightenment, women still face constraints in the workplace that men do not. Research, for instance, shows that when women negotiate hard (as they're often urged to do), they actually are penalized for being unlikable. Though toughness often works for men, it can backfire for women. You can rail against the unfairness of this double standard, but a recent study out of the University of California at Berkeley has another, more retrograde suggestion: Try flirting instead.More
8 signs you've found your life's work
Wondering if the job you have now is "the one" or just another stop on the way to something more fulfilling? Check out this list to know whether it's time to settle in or keep moving. Inspired by an article about finding "the one" in love, and based on experiences and conversations with friends who are in love with how they work, live, and play, here are eight signs you've found your life's work.More
Are you still paying for your customers to find you?
American Express OPEN Forum
A recent study reveals that pay-per-click is out and social media is in: Some 57 percent of respondents are spending no time on PPC, but strive for greater social media efficiency. In fact, over two-thirds of marketers use more than one tool to manage social media activities. This may come as no surprise to you, but what is cool is that they measured it and showed what was and was not working for their business customers.More
Convincing women in China they're too hairy
When Reckitt Benckiser Group brought its Veet hair-removal cream to China in 2005, sales were sluggish. Its prices were considered too high and its product sizes too large. But the biggest problem: Most Chinese women don't have much body hair, and those who do didn't worry about it. So the company embraced a new marketing plan. Reckitt Benckiser rolled out ads equating hair-free skin with health, confidence and "shining glory." In the process, the company has helped make many Chinese women more conscious of every stray follicle.More
Mad scientists and marshmallows
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
A community college dean would love to see a culture in which faculty use their academic freedom to experiment. In his ideal setting, they'd be working together and separately, as appropriate to keep trying different approaches to helping students succeed. That could mean different teaching techniques, different scheduling ideas, different course content, novel uses of technology, or whatever; the one thing it absolutely would not mean is doing the exact same thing year after year. He would love to see faculty as a group of mad scientists, innovating gleefully.More
Targeted skill development: Building blocks to better learning
Teachers have much to teach these days. There's the standard content knowledge students need to take from their courses, all the while the amount of new information in all our fields continues to grow exponentially. Next, there are all those essential intellectual skills like critical thinking, problem solving, analysis of evidence, argument construction to start the list. Lastly, there are the metacognitive skills and the fact that most students aren't aware of themselves as learners and don't monitor how they are or are not learning. How in the world can a teacher address all these learning needs in a 15-week course?More
Visiting a sauna: does inhaling hot dry air reduce common cold symptoms?
The Medical Journal of Australia via PubMed
To compare the efficacy of applying hot dry air versus dry air at room temperature to the throat of patients with a newly acquired common cold using a symptom severity score.
Participants in the intervention group inhaled hot dry air within a hot sauna, dressed in a winter coat, whereas participants in the control group inhaled dry air at room temperature within a hot sauna, also dressed in a winter coat.
No significant difference between groups was observed for AUC representing symptom severity over time (intervention group mean, 31.2 [SEM, 1.8]; control group mean, 35.1 [SEM, 2.3]; group difference, -3.9 [95 percent CI, -9.7 to 1.9]; P=0.19). However, significant differences between groups were found for medication use on Day 1 (P=0.01), symptom severity score on Day 2 (P=0.04), and participants' ratings of the effectiveness of the therapy on Day 7 (P=0.03).
Inhaling hot air while in a sauna has no significant impact on overall symptom severity of the common cold. More
Spanning the learning spectrum
Presented by Michelle D'Allaird
This class is designed to provide instructors with proven tools to implement into the classroom in order to guarantee that learners at every level have the chance to acquire necessary information and keep an entire class at a comparable learning pace. We will discuss the three key components to classroom success and mastering the teaching/learning experience.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Chemical exfoliation procedures
It is the position of the NCEA that: