The benefits of touch have long been associated with relaxation and a sense of well being. Forty percent of women and 29 percent of men reported having a massage in the past five years, according to a 2010 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), in July of 2009. Health care providers and hospitals, too, are embracing massage therapy with growing appreciation for its effectiveness in helping patients.

With the current push for academic achievement, teachers need to enter the school year not only prepared to battle students’ “summer slide,” but to be at the top of their own instructional game. Research has highlighted two broad categories for teacher effectiveness: first, the level of knowledge and skills teachers bring to the classroom, as measured by preparation and qualifications, and second, their classroom practices.

If you run a successful mom-and-pop shop, outstanding service, great customer relationships and word-of-mouth marketing are your trademarks. As we become more reliant on the digital world, it’s important to connect with your customers in meaningful ways through the use of technology. The best way to do that is through your website.

Small businesses continue to be the heartbeat of America, representing 99.7 percent of all employer firms and generating 60 to 80 percent of new jobs over the past decade, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Some expert tips to help small business owners reduce expenses and manage their tasks.

As travelers look to stretch their dollars further than ever while hitting the road this summer, loyalty programs are becoming a smarter way to enjoy a getaway without breaking the bank. Here are four tips to get you started on your trip to savings.

Whether you’re in college and deciding on a future career or you’re considering a change in your current career, the field of veterinary pathology is challenging, rewarding and, best of all, graduates are in high demand.

Every woman should have a healthy relationship with money, but the reality is that many women still heavily rely on men to handle their finances. Now is the time for women to break out of the traditional role and take action to gain financial independence.