Nov. 26, 2013

Spas to shopping, more women travel in high style
There are more affluent travelers than ever before. More of them are women and they are ready to spend more on their vacations. Those are some of the key findings of new analysis of the 2013 Portrait of American Travelers report by travel marketing firm MMGY Global and marketing research firm the Harrison Group. More

Could 'escargot' facials have a knock on effect on cosmetic demand? USA
A Tokyo spa specializing in "celeb escargot" facials is offering consumers access to a higher concentration of snail mucus, which may see cosmetic products with smaller amounts of the extract left on the shelf.More

Look younger, without going under the knife
The Times of India
A recent study suggests that the number of cosmetic procedures opted for, have risen to about 44 percent in the last few years. The study goes on to say that people who undergo such procedures may experience a morale and confidence boost but also may go through certain repercussions later — especially if they're unhappy with how the surgery went. So why would you want to go through something that might not potentially give you any secure results?More

What is ayurvedic medicine?
Mother Nature Network
Ayurvedic medicine was born in India 5,000 years ago and is considered to be the world's oldest health care system. Named for the Sanskrit word ayurveda, meaning the "science of life," the holistic practice is based on creating harmony between body, mind and spirit and maintaining that balance to prevent illness, treat conditions and contribute to overall good health.More

A deliciously sweet alternative to traditional beauty treatments
Sugaring, an ancient form of hair removal, has been brought back to life right in the heart of San Francisco. Owner and esthetician, Anna Crowley specializes in this all natural service and has both male and female clients popping in for a taste of honey.More

Customer satisfaction: Actions speak louder than words
Business 2 Community
The actions your company takes to resolve issues are much more important than the words you say. Ideally, solving a customer's problem is a three-step activity. First, you tell them what you're going to do. Second, you do it. Third, you follow up to ensure they are satisfied. It's really that simple if processes and procedures don't get in the way. And that's the main problem. More

How to reinstate a noncompliant business before the end of the year
Small Business Trends
It happens. At times, hardworking and well-intentioned small-business owners fail to meet their legal obligations with the state and their businesses fall into "bad standing." No matter how you got yourself into a noncompliant status, it is possible to get back into good standing and reinstate a noncompliant business. Fortunately, in many cases, it's not as difficult a road as you might think.More

Lipid peroxidation-derived 4-hydroxynonenal-modified proteins accumulate in human facial skin fibroblasts during aging in vitro
Biogerontology via PubMed
The reactive aldehyde, 4-hydroxynonenal, is recognized as a product of lipid peroxidation, which binds to macromolecules, in particular proteins. HNE-modified proteins have been shown to accumulate during aging, generally by using polyclonal antibodies, which increase the possibility of detecting false positives. More

50 is the new 30
Skin Inc.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conducted a survey of approximately 500 women between the ages of 45 to 60 to find out what they think about the changing face of 50. The general consensus is that 50 is more like the new 30.More

Estheticians and the medical practice
Doctor and estheticians are natural allies in the field of cosmetic medicine but including estheticians in a medical setting requires thought and training.More

Time to understand the online conversation — it's shaping the beauty agenda USA
The new beauty agenda and product demand are heavily influenced by online communities that just keep growing and gaining power according to a new report from research company, Diagonal.More

Internet marketing: Don't waste your time on the Internet
By Jeffrey Dobkin
Small business advice: You don't need a "great" website. What Internet marketing expert told you that you did? Is the Web a viable way to earn a living? Sure, if you have the time, the money and the talent. And the staff. Then, add more time, money and staff because everything changes rapidly. Every time Google draws a line, you'll need to jump — and don't worry, they'll tell you how high. Here's what you're doing wrong and what to do about it.More

5 levels of student ownership
Student ownership is the degree to which a learner feels a natural sense of responsibility and curiosity about their work. In contrast with simple compliance or vague engagement, ownership implies something broader and more cohesive — a tone of interaction between a student and their work.More

Why avoiding a 1-size-fits-all mentality is important to staff development
The link between performance management and development is easy to understand on paper, after all, the connection usually occurs naturally. During an appraisal, we are told, an employee and their manager work together to highlight their strengths and determine where development is needed in order to help that employee meet the competencies of their role. This is where the bond between performance and training and development forms.More

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