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April 30, 2012
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  • Study: Botox may halt nighttime teeth grinding
    Botox injections in the jaw and temple may help stop nighttime teeth grinding, a new study shows. A small study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and funded by the maker of Botox found that patients who got injections indicated they felt more improvement in grinding when compared to participants who received a placebo. (4/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sri Lankan spa revives Ayurvedic traditions
    Haridra Resort and Spa, located in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, offers a combination of modern luxury and ancient traditions in a beachside setting. The spa's services include Ayurveda treatments, a traditional form of medicine for which the Wadduwa area has long been known. Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) (4/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • More cosmetics go gluten-free
    A growing number of cosmetics manufacturers are producing gluten-free products, part of a trend toward natural beauty treatments. "If somebody has a severe sensitivity and there is gluten in lipstick, which to some degree is getting ingested, or toothpaste ... that makes some sense," said Dr. Mark Nestor of Skin and Cancer Associates. KSAT-TV (San Antonio) (4/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Calif. hotels offer learning experiences for foodies
    A number of events and programs being offered by hotels around California focus on educational experiences for food lovers. The events include wine tasting classes at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; sushi-making classes at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla; and tomato-picking at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (4/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hilton eyes 14 hotel openings in Saudi Arabia
    Hilton Worldwide has revealed plans to open 14 more hotels in Saudi Arabia in the next two years, for a total of about 7,000 additional rooms in its inventory. Hilton and a number of global hotel chains are eyeing the country because of its growth potential. "The Saudi money is abundant with the oil price now. In Saudi Arabia, there are huge expectations about internal tourism, which needs infrastructure," said Gabriel Matar of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels for the Middle East and Africa. The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • How green power can give your business a boost
    Using green power to run your business might give you a leg up on the competition, said Scott Nash, who runs an organic grocery-store business. "That is how they can differentiate themselves from the big guys," he said. Businesses can request that their energy companies provide them with power from sustainable sources. Entrepreneur online/The Daily Dose blog (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Finance and Economics 
  • Small businesses are creating more jobs than most realize
    Small companies are creating more jobs than big employers and creating them faster than they did the last time the economy was in recovery, writes Scott Shane, a professor at Case Western Reserve University. Small-business job creation is going mostly unnoticed because "the decline in small business employment during the downturn was so large, we have not yet replaced all the small business jobs we lost," he writes. Bloomberg Businessweek (4/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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