The Celebrity Edge luxury liner includes a spa with eight treatment zones. Options include a Turkish bath, rainfall room, salt room and Float Zen Zone. "We really focused on the destination experience, a place where all wellness needs -- nutrition, culinary arts, holistic medicine, medispa services, and fitness--would be met," said Aisling McCarthy, spa director.
Stick to the plans you make with your colleagues, and find time to interact with the new person in the office, writes entrepreneur Michael Volkmann. Show appreciation to co-workers who help you with a project by offering to help them with a task or treat them to a coffee.
Several small-business owners share their tips for local marketing, which can help a business establish a presence in its community. Among their recommendations are to participate in community events, run targeted ads on social media and work with local influencers.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are "putting the trade war on hold." The US is suspending tariffs planned for Chinese products while the countries develop a comprehensive trade agreement, he says.
Scientists have devised a timeline of ancient Rome's economic ups and downs based on remnants of lead pollution discovered in the Greenland ice sheet, writes Robinson Meyer. The lead pollution was a byproduct of the smelting process that produced coinage and thus can be a useful marker of Roman government and economic activity, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
On Friday, ISPA sent out the May Snapshot Survey to its members. Like this month's issue of Pulse, May's survey is focused on retail. If you're a member who is interested in participating, please check your email inbox -- the link to the survey should be waiting there for you. ISPA members can access previous Snapshot Survey reports on the Research page. Not an ISPA member, but want access to these and other benefits? Find more information here.
Our top tip for a successful ISPA Conference & Expo? Stay where the action is. This year's official host hotel, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, is located in the middle of downtown Phoenix near the city's vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and numerous outdoor activities -- not to mention the Phoenix Convention Center. Book using the official ISPA reservation link to receive nightly ISPA Room Drops.