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January 17, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
 
  • Hyatt Regency launches urban spa resort in China
    Hyatt Regency Qingdao, a new urban spa resort that showcases traditional Chinese medicine, has opened in northern China. Located on the Shandong Peninsula, The Quing Hyatt spa features reflexology rooms, private spa suites, thermal and traditional Chinese treatments. SpaOpportunities.com (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Massachusetts' Essential Friends spa grows
    Essential Friends Spa in Swampscott, Mass., is celebrating nine years in business, and owner Maria Freni-Nigro says the community has responded so well to the spa that she is adding both staff and services. Essential Friends, named for the emphasis Freni-Nigro puts on friendship, is now offering medical spa services in addition to hair, skin and massage treatments. Wicked Local (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Soaking away stress in Swiss thermal spas
    Switzerland's famous thermal spas offer visitors a chance to wash away tension in heated, mineral-rich waters. Spas include Vals Spa, about two hours from Zurich, where the water is especially full of minerals and the spa design is sleek and contemporary. National Post (Canada) (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • Hair goes short: The Karlie cut is in
    Short hairstyles are the new year's strongest trend, and a new, simple cut popularized by model Karlie Kloss is leading the way. Also called "the chop," the cut is a jaw-length style with minimal front layering and bangs. It's been hailed by Vogue as "the cut of the moment" and is seen, in various incarnations, on the heads of other celebrities. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Nail care market surged in 2012
    The professional nail care market grew more than 25% worldwide last year, boosted by gel products and the continuing popularity of nail art, said a global nail market report by Kline. The poor economy actually helped nail product sales as consumers sought them for "affordable luxury," the report said. Skin Inc. magazine (1/2013), CosmeticsDesign.com (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Business Best Practices 
  • Small business to-do list for 2013
    Tax changes, corporate structure and out-of-state expansion plans: All are issues small business owners need to consider in the new year, writes Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet. Other items on the entrepreneur's checklist should include getting on top of record keeping, making sure the business' legal structure is sound and up-to-date and refreshing the copyright date on the firm's website, she writes. Small Business Trends (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • New customer service ideas for your best year yet
    To kickstart great customer service in 2013, write up your own personal "legend" of the best customer service you've ever witnessed and use it as a model for your staff, writes author and consultant Shep Hyken. That's just one of 13 ideas Hyken lists for improving service in the new year. Others include: Answer customer service questions with YouTube videos, contribute to the community and turn a group of customers into a focus group that provides you with regular feedback. B2C Marketing Insider (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • U.S. economy is growing somewhat, Fed says
    The U.S. economy continues expanding, but there were few signs in recent weeks of the pace picking up, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book indicates. The report says uncertainty about government spending and Europe's economy are a drag on hiring. "Hiring plans were more cautious for firms doing business in Europe or in the defense sector," the Fed said. Reuters (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Six steps to better balance between job and home
    When it comes to balancing work and life, sometimes simple steps are the best. Social media expert Jenna Elberson suggests making a pen-and-paper to-do list to give yourself the satisfaction of crossing things off, unplugging your phone and ignoring email at home, and using the "touch it once" rule when it comes to paper mail and email. Her other tips: Clear clutter, learn to say no, and accept imperfection on low-priority tasks. B2C Marketing Insider (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • An ISPA member shares what's new in 2013
    During the month of January, the ISPA Blog will feature members sharing what's new with their businesses. In the latest post, Frank Cacciato Jr. shares exciting news about Katherine Frank Creative Inc. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object; unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view."
--Joseph Addison,
British writer and politician


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