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December 14, 2017
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Indulge in these NYC facials to relieve stress this holiday season
Onda Beauty's Marie Veronique Facial, the Sugar & Spice Facial at Joanna Vargas and the Lip Facial at The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden are among the best treatments this holiday season in New York.
Vogue online (12/8) 
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List: European hotels for spa lovers
For a spa-focused European vacation, look to these spots: Greece's Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, La Villa Calvi in Corsica, France's Les Sources de Caudalie and Pedras Salgadas in Portugal.
The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (12/13) 
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Ragdale Hall's spa features heated pools, quiet zone
The Health Hydro and Thermal Spa at Ragdale Hall in Melton Mowbray, England, features a waterfall pool, a "thought zone" silent room and a volcanic salt bath.
Gainsborough Standard (England) (12/13) 
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Retail Rundown
Salon adds working snow globe to manicure
Russia's Nail Sunny salon has found a way to incorporate a snow globe into a holiday manicure. The functioning snow globe is filled with glitter and fluid.
CafeMom (12/12) 
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Hospitality Trends
Fires slash Oct. hotel earnings in Napa Valley
The wildfire outbreak is blamed for a 36% year-over-year drop in October hotel revenues in California's Napa Valley. Smith Travel Research reported a 22% decline in occupancy, with many cancellations extending into November.
Napa Valley Register (Calif.) (12/12) 
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Business Best Practices
How to stay energized throughout the day
Get up and move around whenever you feel drained at work, writes Jane Burnett. Also, plan your mealtimes and make sure you stay hydrated.
Ladders (12/12) 
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Investing in freelancers to expand your business
Hiring freelancers can help small businesses handle tasks such as graphic design and social media marketing while potentially saving on overhead costs, writes Natalie Gagliordi, who discusses three popular freelancer marketplaces.
CNET (12/12) 
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Finance and Economics
The arguments for a cashless operation
Embracing a cashless business model can help companies in several ways, such as by eliminating certain administrative tasks and discouraging potential thieves, writes Lou Friedmann of Bento for Business. However, there are downsides to consider.
Accounting Today (12/12) 
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Water Cooler
2,000-year-old mummy diagnosed with cancer
The mummified remains of a man who lived about 2,000 years ago received a full CT scan at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. The scan helped doctors determine the man died of cancer, having had a malignant tumor on his fibula.
BGR (12/11) 
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