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.

Educational experts easily agree: when teachers succeed, students succeed. So, initiatives that help teachers perform to the best of their abilities also directly and indirectly aid students and their performance. Across the country, schools, principals, teachers and the communities they serve are all looking for ways to help teachers, and in turn, help students.

Every week, thousands of laptops are stolen from airports. Thieves thrive in the chaos and volume of travelers at most American airports throughout the year. Here are tips to thwart laptop thieves while you're on the road.

Considering how much money your small business pumps into your local economy, the taxes you pay and your company’s role as part of the engine that drives the national economy, you probably think someone should be giving you some kind of reward. A rewards program from a business credit card can be a great way to get something back for all the money you spend running your business.

Studies show that the average job-seeker will change careers several times over the course of his or her lifetime. Different variables contribute to the desire for career change, but the common thread between those seeking to make this transition is an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty about how to do so successfully.

Best practices – big corporations have been using the concept to make money for years. But what does the term “best practices” mean for a small business? And how do you arrive at the ones that make sense for your small business?

Corporate America is cutting costs like never before. The complimentary lunches and corporate bonuses are long gone as companies look to find savings wherever possible. But for many frequent business travelers, the savings associated with, say, a conference call instead of an in-person meeting are outweighed by the lack of face time between the two parties.

 
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