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October 17, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Luxury hotels offer book-centered spa bliss
    Luxury hotel spas are the new book club hotspot, offering a place for women to congregate and chill out -- some spas even offer themed treatments that go along with the latest literary pick. At Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Ariz., a visiting author series opens up the discussion on the latest reads, while a book club will meet at the Yves Durif salon inside the Carlyle Hotel's Sense spa in New York City. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Bobbi Brown top tips for teeth, hair, skin
    Pin longer bangs to one side if you're trying to grow them out, carry disposable toothbrushes to keep teeth sparkling, and consider a one-stop approach to lips and cheeks by using a single cream color for both. Those are among the top pieces of beauty advice from makeup expert Bobbi Brown, who offers other tips for fly-away hair, skimpy eyebrows and gray roots. CNN/ (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • TripAdvisor touts measures to ensure authenticity of reviews
    Hotel reviews on TripAdvisor undergo several stages of examination to ensure their veracity, says Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. Aside from its own team of reviewers, the TripAdvisor user community also plays a part in weeding out dishonest reviews, Petersen says. (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • How businesses can drive a U.S. economic resurgence
    Companies can help the country to get back on track by boosting productivity, improving the communities in which they operate and moving away from advocacy that only benefits their own interests, Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin write. "Business should advocate policies that improve the U.S. business environment rather than pursue narrow self-interest, which often backfires," they write. CNNMoney/Fortune (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Advice on starting out strong with social
    It's important to set up profiles for your business on LinkedIn and Facebook, and to maintain a company blog, Kevin Magee of Smashing Pixels writes. You should also claim your business' name on new social sites as they pop up, he advises. "Otherwise you may end up having to get creative later when your brand name is gone and it’s the next big thing," he writes. B2C Marketing Insider (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • The 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo by the numbers
    Want to know what goes into putting the ISPA Conference & Expo together? Check out this ISPA press release to get a better idea of the numbers behind this year’s event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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