Interview with FaceLove co-founder Rachel Lang | Review: Canada's Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa | Rainbow buzz cuts offer bold trend that's easy to maintain
April 27, 2017
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Interview with FaceLove co-founder Rachel Lang
FaceLove co-founder Rachel Lang describes the spa's 30-minute signature treatment, which features facial massage and acupressure designed to reduce visible signs of stress and brighten the complexion. FaceLove has a pop-up spa at Tenoverten Fulton Street in New York City where guests can try the treatment.
Us Magazine (4/26) 
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Review: Canada's Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa
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The Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, boasts seven steam rooms and saunas, a peppermint-scented igloo room, hot tub that seats 30, cryo chamber, Kneipp hot/cold water stepping circuit, yoga studio and relaxation room. The spa menu features dozens of treatments, including maple sugar body scrubs.
The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (4/26) 
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Retail Rundown
Rainbow buzz cuts offer bold trend that's easy to maintain
Rainbow buzz cuts are a recent trend on Instagram feeds like that of hairstylist Janine Ker in London, but unlike many styles du jour, Rosebud Baker says this cut requires very little upkeep. The bold but manageable style can be done in many different designs and works well with a variety of outfits.
Elite Daily (4/25) 
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Entrepreneurs successfully tackle skin care niche for men
After spotting a gap in the market for a natural skin care options for men, Josh Meyer and Matt Bolduc launched Brickell Men's Products. It took over a month of cold-calling editors to get into Men's Journal, which "helped us get wholesale accounts, bring traffic to our site and really launch our business," Meyer said.
Small Business Trends (4/26) 
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Hospitality Trends
Hilton embraces eco-friendly trend
Many hotel brands, such as Hilton, are adopting greener ways of operating in order to attract customers who are more environmentally conscious. For example, the Hilton Chicago's rooftop garden provides vegetables and herbs that are used in its dining options.
Travelers Today (4/17) 
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Business Best Practices
Study links autonomy at work with employee well-being
A study in the journal Work and Occupations linked workplace autonomy with greater employee well-being and job satisfaction. The survey showed men and women valued different aspects of autonomy, such as flexible scheduling and pace of work.
Business Standard (India) (tiered subscription model)/Indo-Asian News Service (4/25) 
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Customer Service
Experts: AI will improve customer experiences
Artificial intelligence will change how companies engage their customers, says SAP Hybris Global Vice President Volker Hildebrand. Lithium Technologies chief scientist Michael Wu echoed the sentiment, saying AI will provide customers with more consistent experiences while creating a "win-win" for companies and buyers alike. (4/26) 
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Finance and Economics
Trump reportedly seeks tax cuts for corporations, pass-through businesses
President Donald Trump's tax plan calls for cutting the tax rates faced by corporations as well as pass-through businesses, officials said. In addition, the plan would provide a tax break for companies that bring overseas profit to the US.
Reuters (4/25) 
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Insult comedy traces back to the 16th century
Insult comedy traces back to the 16th century
Rickles (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
The late Don Rickles' shtick traces back to 16th-century England, where the first jest book was printed in 1510. This form of derogatory humor aimed at specific groups eventually migrated to the US, including in the early works of Mark Twain.
Atlas Obscura (4/20) 
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