Ideas For Beauty Pageant Prizes

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Each year hundreds of girls and young women enter beauty pageants. The allure of competing in pageants includes meeting new people, the competition itself, and the opportunity to win great prizes. In fact, prizes can be the deal breaker when someone is contemplating whether or not to enter a particular pageant. Try to put together a remarkable prize package when organizing your next beauty pageant.

Provide regalia for your queen. Of course, at the top of the list for a pageant prize package should be regalia. Common items include a crown or tiara, crown pin, sash, scepter and flowers.

Provide keepsakes for each of the contestants. Even if a contestant does not win the crown, she may want a small token to remember her pageant experience. Ideas for keepsakes include participation trophies, plaques, and certificates.

Offer scholarship money. Scholarships are a great incentive for someone to enter a pageant. This is especially true for girls and women who may be ambivalent about participating in this type of event. Contact universities about offering a scholarship to a qualified contestant in exchange for publicity. Small private universities may be more interested in this type of sponsorship than larger schools. Other institutions that may be interested in a similar arrangement include modeling schools, beauty schools and fashion academies.

Offer discounts to a future beauty pageant. If your pageant is an official preliminary to a larger event, one of the top prizes should be paid entry to that event. If your budget allows, consider offering to pay for hotel accommodations or providing an allowance to help reduce the travel expenses of the winner. If your event is not a preliminary, offer each contestant a discount towards competing in your pageant the following year.

Include gift cards as a part of the prize package. Contact local businesses for sponsorship. Ask for donations of gift cards or gift certificates in exchange for mentions during the pageant, online and in the pageant program book. Also, contact online retailers related to the beauty pageant industry for similar donations. Create sponsorship packages based on the value of the gift cards donated.

Put together gift bags. There are many items that can be included in a gift bag. Among them are perfume, makeup, small mirrors, gadgets, books, magazines, slippers, pens and gold plated silver jewelry. Tailor gift bags for the winner, runners up and as consolation prizes for the contestants that do not place.

Florida Medical Spas Regulators Look Beyond the Surface

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There is no such thing as a -medical spa- in Florida. True! They are not uniquely licensed. In fact, they are usually not licensed at all because (1) they are owned and operated by licensed healthcare professionals, and/or (2) they do not file claims for reimbursement with health insurers. And they are not a regulated entity.

What then is a -medical spa-? It’s simply a place where people receive traditional spa services (e.g. facials), plus many other medical procedures, typically focused on cosmetic services (e.g. hair removal, Botox). It’s -medical- because of the nature of the services provided. It’s -medical- because (ideally) physician supervision is woven into the business model.

The trickiest part of medical spas for owners/operators is ensuring just two things: (1) that the professionals providing the services are doing so in a manner that doesn’t violate their licenses, and (2) those professionals have proper physician supervision. Each licensed person who typically works in a med spa is bound by statutes and regulations that govern what they can do and the degree (if any) of physician supervision required. The -scope of practice- regs applicable to PAs are different that those which apply to NPs or MAs for instance. The level of physician supervision is dictated not only by the license of the supervised professional, but also what the professional is doing. Rest assured, however, that the belief that such -formal- things do not apply because the patients pay in cash is not only untrue, but also a recipe for being shut down and prosecuted.

Other big challenges for med spas tend to be-

?Fee splitting arising in connection with how the professionals are paid (especially when they are paid on a percentage of collections basis)

?The Florida Patient Self Referral Act, which in part may limit to 50% the amount of physician ownership if the physician is in a position to refer to the med spa.

Regulatory scrutiny can be expected to increase in coming years, especially as the media shines light on client injuries (typically burns from laser services) and the scope of services expands to include things like hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which traditionally involves telemedicine related issues. Med spa owners would do well to take seriously the many intricate (and disconnected) regs applicable to the licensed professionals who work in med spas and the physicians who supervise them.

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Brooklyn, NY Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Ronald Rao DDS, Helps Create Beautiful Smiles With Affordable Se

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Brooklyn, NY, 14-FEB-2013 – Wyckoff Family Dentistry and Brooklyn dentist, Dr. Ronald Rao, DDS, are pleased to announce that attaining a beautiful smile doesn’t have to be a budget breaking experience. Families in the area who have children who need dental work can arrange for affordable dental care, including orthodontics at the Brooklyn dentist practice.

A cosmetic dentist offers several different types of care. The goal is to have well-aligned teeth that are clean, white, and healthy. Each person’s mouth is different. The care plan that is designed is customized for each patient. Ensuring that the bite is correctly aligned can ensure that teeth are not worn unevenly. A bite adjustment may be needed to allow the patient to properly chew food. This is the first step in good digestion.

The alignment may require extracting teeth to create more room in the mouth. Some patients wear braces, retainers or similar appliances to straighten existing teeth. This can be a process extending for several months. There are different types of braces today, ranging from the typical metal look, to those that are nearly invisible.

For the sake of appearance, the patient may need to have implants, bridges, crowns or veneers applied. The smile is improved by filling in gaps, and by applying artificial teeth that closely match the existing teeth in color, shape and size.

Another aspect of the work of a Brooklyn dentist is whitening and cleaning the teeth. The whitening can be done in the dental office or with in-home kits. The cleaning of the teeth is typically done a couple times yearly. It is important to brush correctly and to floss regularly daily. The dental office provides an educational component to the other care practices.

Learn more about affordable cosmetic dental care by checking out the website at now. Members of the press and others who have additional questions about the content of this press release are encouraged to contact Dr. Rao at the location described below.

Contact Person Name: Dr. Ronald Rao, D. D. S.

Company Name: Wyckoff Family Dentistry

Brooklyn Office Address: 106 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Contact Telephone Number: (718) 821-3535

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Yoga Therapy And Preventative Health

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Yoga therapy has been sitting by quietly, while the mainstream population has begun to “try Yoga,” but that may soon change. With the world’s governments and financial markets struggling along, there will be many changes in the near future. The world’s governments will have to consider the massive cost of national defense, retirement programs, education, healthcare, energy, education, and preventative health.

At this time, prevention in healthcare is a “field of dreams.” As we know, some medical conditions are inherent within our specific genetic pool. However, there are many ailments, diseases, and conditions, which are preventable.

This is where healing modalities such as, Yoga therapy can become cost-effective alternatives to an over burdened medical system. Below is a question and answer session about the need for Yoga as a recognized form of therapy.

Q: What is Yoga Therapy?

A: Most of today’s Yoga therapy can be traced back to Sri Swami Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who trained his share of modern masters, including his son T.K.V. Desikachar (Viniyoga) and B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar Yoga).

Yoga has therapeutic value and can be modified for any person. This is not the same form of Yoga movement seen in most health clubs. Yoga therapy involves teaching customized techniques, to one individual, based upon his or her specific needs.

This may encompass postures, specific breathing, meditation, and a large variety of Yogic techniques. The Yoga therapist’s primary objective is to treat the whole person. Complete physical health cannot be separated from emotional and mental health.

In fact, spiritual health also plays an important factor in recovery. We know that the power of prayer, mantra, and positive affirmation, will enable a person to heal faster. There is much conflict over which specific religion a person practices. Yet, this is a private decision and, as such, should be left to the individual.

Q: Why should Yoga teachers be concerned with Yoga therapy?

A: Some teachers are content teaching athletic forms of Yoga. This is a wonderful thing, but as we, and our students, grow older, teachers become aware of a variety of ailments. Constant pain creates a need for relief, because you can think of nothing else.

If you have a migraine, or back pain, can you think of much else? The mind is totally focused on pain. Hence, there is a need for inner calm and pain relief, which therapeutic Yoga can give.

Q: What is Yoga Therapy’s future role in alternative health?

A: Yoga is the source of many different healing modalities. As I have stated many times, “Yoga is the mother of all health maintenance systems.” Contemporary medicine and Yoga therapy have plenty of space together on the path to heal humanity.

There is no shortage of people who are in pain. Yoga is a cost-effective form of therapy. Together, medicine and Yoga can effectively help people who are suffering from a variety of ailments.

Copyright 2008 – Paul Jerard / Aura Publications

The Top Ten Cosmetic Companies

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There are many cosmetic companies which are special in their own way. The ingredients used in the cosmetic products are put through many tests before a product is sold to the customer. I would like to give you a list of ten companies which I think are the best. I use their products on a regular basis and am happy with their results.

My Personal Favorites

1.Revlon: Revlon is a multimillion dollar company. It started with just one product i.e. lipstick, but over a period of six years they have added many other make up products.
2.LOreal: Their products are trusted world wide and are distributed in 130 countries.
3.Avon: This Company is not only famous for the products for their female clients, but also for male and childrens products.
4.Clinique: People having sensitive skin can use all the products of this company without any hassle.
5.Estee Lauder: This Company started out with only 4 products. However, now they sell almost every makeup product.
6.LR: This is a German Company. Its products are reasonably priced and are of high quality.
7.MAC Cosmetics: Make-up Art Cosmetics used to sell products only to make up artists initially. However, now they sell even to consumers across the world.
8.Oriflame: A trusted name in the world of make up products. This company uses natural ingredients like plant extracts for their skin products.
9.Artistry: This Company believes in natural products and hence has no side-effects.
10.Mary Kay: The products of this Company are made keeping in mind the geographical conditions of the country. The products are top-quality and reasonably priced.

You also get free advice in the pamphlet that you get along with their products. I hope you must have used some product from this list and must have been satisfied with it.

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