The Promise of Genomics
Dec26

The Promise of Genomics

DNA collection kits and screening services will not only change how we prevent health decline but also how we prescribe and program preventative care.  One company, Pathway Genomics, one of the company’s to watch within the Fortune 500 list is taking this positive growth a step further in its One-for-One program.  For every breast cancer test purchased, the company will donate a test to a woman in need.  Read full...

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Konjac Sponges
Nov12

Konjac Sponges

From Japan and created from the naturally antimicrobial fiber of the konjac plant, and come in either wet or dry varieties. Wet varieties are already spongy as soon as they come out of the packaging. They are pre-moistened during the packaging process in a liquid that contains preservatives and antibacterial ingredients. The dry konjac sponges come hard and dry, and need to be soaked in warm water before using. Read full...

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Mushrooms as Active Ingredients
Nov09

Mushrooms as Active Ingredients

Eastern medicine’s holistic approach to health and beauty exemplifies the “beauty from the inside out” philosophy—with special attention paid to powerful superfoods such as reishi, shiitake, maitake, and tremella mushrooms. They’ve long been prized for their medicinal properties and used in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan herbology for centuries. Consider adding them to your daily diet—and even your skincare routine—for an...

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Technology and Travel
Nov06

Technology and Travel

Wearable electronics will become an important tool for travellers, who will be increasingly connected to the internet through different types of mobile devices. Wearable internet-connected devices will allow travellers to constantly receive notifications and services during their trip, as well as make bookings. This represents a challenge for travel companies which will need to build a flexible technological architecture to follow...

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Hammam
Nov04

Hammam

The hammam, also known as the Turkish hamam or Turkish bath, is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the Finnish sauna. Although the first hammams originated in Arabia, and bath culture was a central part of Roman life, Turkey popularized the tradition (and is most often associated with it) by making hammams available to people of all walks of life. Hammams are dedicated to relaxing...

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Soap
Oct06

Soap

While Liquid Soap has grown in popularity over time around the world, the classic Bar Soap takes first place in the category in many markets worldwide. In the US, for example, 72% of consumers buy Bar Soap – but Liquid Hand Soap however sees lower and more varied purchases; with 67% of US consumers with children purchasing Liquid Hand Soap, compared to just 60% of those without children. In the UK, 7% of consumers buy Bar Soap at...

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Amma Massage
Sep10

Amma Massage

Amma massage is a type of massage therapy which is rooted in ancient Eastern medicinal techniques, although many practitioners also integrate some techniques from Western bodywork as well. This massage technique is suitable for people in varying degrees of physical condition, since it can be easily adapted to meet the needs of specific body types. Many Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners offer Amma massage, and some spas...

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Systematic Service Recovery
Sep08

Systematic Service Recovery

Service recovery should be a routine part of your system, as easy as possible for both customers and employees. Mold your procedures accordingly: 1. Remove barriers: The less paperwork there is to fill out, the more attention service specialists can devote to listening and reaching an agreement with the customer. Problem reports, if necessary, should be written up only after the customer leaves. 2. Stand behind your employees in...

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Nail Trends
Aug27

Nail Trends

Body piercing has been hot, what with people getting their lips, chin, eyebrows, navel and other parts pierced, but one of the latest trends is nail piercing. Who can get it done Anyone with healthy nails can opt for this beauty trend. It is best done on acrylic or gel nails but also works on natural nails that are long and strong. Is it harmful? If the nail bed is healthy then doing piercing on the exterior of the nail is like...

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Saffron
Aug05

Saffron

Derived from the flower saffron crocus, saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. The flower is native to Asian and European countries. Saffron is extracted by removing the long, fibrous threads from the flower and drying them. It is often used in cooking to add aroma and flavor. Saffron was detailed in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical reference compiled under Ashurbanipal.  Documentation of saffron’s use over...

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