month : 10/2015 29 results

Cosmetology, esthetics virtually ‘recession-proof’

By Lauren Caggiano The future is bright for those pursuing an education in the beauty/wellness industry. Kaydean Blackman Geist, co-owner of Masters of Cosmetology in Fort Wayne, Indiana said many career paths exist for students wanting to make people look and feel great. Masters of Cosmetology is committed to providing an education to both ...

Sex therapist answers Hoosiers’ most embarrassing sex questions

By Victoria T. Davis When talking about health care, disease and nutrition are frequently and freely discussed. Sexual health is not discussed as often, although it plays a vital role in an individual’s well-being. A study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute titled, Sexual and Reproductive Health: Women and Men, found at least three-fourths of ...

Studies show lack of sleep can inhibit productivity

By Ebony Chappel About 59 percent of Americans over the age of 18 start their morning with a cup of coffee, according to the National Coffee Association. The 2:30 p.m. groggy feeling, as described in popular 5-Hour Energy drink advertisements, has many folks reaching out for the small sugary caffeine shot or one of the many other available ...

Rural hospitals overcome limited resources to provide care

By Ebony Chappel Hospitals in the U.S. fall into one of two categories — publicly or privately owned. Private facilities typically operate under the auspices of a religious group or are owned by a corporation and usually exist as part of a larger hospital system, similar to a retail chain. Public facilities are owned by a city or county and ...

Most cosmetic company CEOs are men

By Terri Horvath Men hold the top jobs in a large majority of U.S. corporations. No surprise. But doesn’t it seem ironic that men control the beauty product industry? On BrandFinance’s 2015 list of the 50 most valuable cosmetic brands in the world, only two — Chanel and Avon — are led by women. The brands ranked at six and 11, respect...

Number of male nurses increasing despite stigma

By Manon Bullock Health care has always been one of the fastest growing industries, and nurses have consistently had a low unemployment rate compared to other professions. Chris Burns — assistant professor and course lead of pathophysiology-online at Marian University Leighton School of Nursing, and family nurse practitioner at Hancock ...

Balance your life sooner, not later

It is the nature of most working professionals to, well, work. And for many of us, that work comes at a pace that far exceeds the time generally allotted in a traditional workday. Unknowingly, we may oftentimes find ourselves investing more effort into our professional lives than we do personally. For many years, I did just that.  It was only ...

Eight steps to your best self

Self-care, at its core, is about arranging and authorizing your life’s energies and resources in ways that both empower and enable your best self. Generally speaking, this “best self” is likely to be the bottom-of-the-list of our daily to-dos. Our day-to-day lives often require us to wear so many hats that we spend most of our days divided ...

Putting lessons from my parents into practice

It wasn’t until I became an adult that I finally understood what my parents were trying to instill in me and my four brothers as children: compassion and service. Not as an extension of what you have, but in spite of what you don’t have. The wisdom of my parents’ lessons and my inclination to help intersected once I became a facilitator with ...