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October 18, 2017
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Pools of Calif.'s La Quinta Resort offer refreshing retreat
The historical La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, Calif., features 41 pools and a broad range of spa treatments. "Sampling the buffet of treatments paired with the healthy gourmet cuisine can satisfy even the most sophisticated Spa-Aholic," Marjorie Hope Rothstein writes.
HuffPost (10/17) 
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Dr. Henri Chenot's fasting plan catching on with spas
The detox methods developed at Italy's Henri Chenot health center are in use by eight spas in Africa and Europe. A weeklong treatment includes 30 hours of fasting.
Travel + Leisure online (10/13) 
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Tradition-based spa planned at Hyatt in India
A wellness spa centered around the traditional Indian therapeutic practice of Siddha will be installed at the new Hyatt Regency Lucknow in India's Uttar Pradesh state. Four treatment rooms will be available as "traditional medicine, yoga and meditation come together to form a holistic system that rejuvenates the soul," a Hyatt spokesperson said.
Spa Opportunities (10/15) 
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Retail Rundown
Jessica Alba releases Younger + Clearer skin care line
Actress Jessica Alba's new skin care line is based on her own experience with fine lines and breakouts. Focusing on women in their 20s through 40s, the new products are "both anti-acne and anti-aging," she said.
Haute Living online (10/12) 
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Hospitality Trends
Cruise lines to resume sailings to hurricane-ravaged islands
Cruise lines to resume sailings to hurricane-ravaged islands
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Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are among cruise operators to announce return dates to several sought-after Caribbean destinations heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Royal Caribbean will make port in St. Maarten and St. Thomas in November, while Celebrity will cruise to St. Thomas later this month.
Cruise Critic (10/16) 
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Business Best Practices
Consider these card readers for accepting payments
Consider these card readers for accepting payments
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As customers increasingly move away from cash payments, card readers are essential, writes Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead. She lists options available from Square, Freshbooks, PayPal and other companies.
Small Business Trends (10/18) 
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Customer Service
3 steps to more referral business
Small-business owners can attract more word-of-mouth buzz by claiming their local listings on Google, interacting in memorable ways with customers and nurturing their referral networks, writes Dan Slagen of Alignable.
Entrepreneur online (10/16) 
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Finance and Economics
Retirement savings choices for the self-employed
There is no shortage of tax-advantaged retirement savings investment opportunities for self-employed workers. Here is a look at the various plans available, including SEP IRAs, individual 401(k)s and Roth IRAs.
U.S. News & World Report (10/13) 
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Water Cooler
Discovery shows Einstein was right about gravitational waves
Scientists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves through the use of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory to detect waves generated by the collision of two neutron stars. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916.
Space (10/16),  National Geographic online (10/16) 
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Bidding farewell to an amazing group of spa professionals
The last day of the ISPA Conference & Expo is in full swing! We are so thankful for everyone who has come to support ISPA and be such an important part of the spa industry's continued success. If you aren't in attendance, be sure to get in on all the action by following #Ignite and #ISPA2017 on social media.
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