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How Do You Know if Distance Learning is Right for You?

Distance Makes the Brain Grow Smarter…  Decisions used to be simple, didn’t they? Wide ruled or college ruled paper. Peanut butter and banana or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rollerblading or biking.  As adults, we have to make seemingly monumental decisions that feel as if they could crush our entire world or elevate our lives

The Skin Microbiome: A Brief Introduction

The “Micro” What? We all have that friend who, seemingly every month, announces their new miracle diet. They use language like: “this new [insert trendy diet here] has absolutely changed my life in only 4 days!”  This friend is constantly sharing (unsolicited) advice about the perfect diet for your body type that is guaranteed to

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety

We Are All a Little Anxious. According to a 2020 Pew Research study, one-third of Americans suffered from heightened levels of psychological distress as a result of COVID-19. The federal stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements, mask mandates, and varying state orders paired with the volatile coronavirus case numbers are particularly troublesome for those who suffer

The Science Behind Hair Color

Is hair color really a science? Turn on E! News, browse a few articles in Vogue, or scroll down your Instagram feed, and you will find an abundance of hair colors.  From platinum blonde to midnight black, from mermaid teal to rainbow ombré, we often use hair color as an accessory. When done right and

How Google Chromebooks Make Online Learning More Effective

Concerns over the ongoing pandemic have caused schools and training programs across the country to close their doors and engage in distance education. Programs like cosmetology, esthetics, and massage have been forced to adapt to the online world and educators have continued to arrange remote support for their students. Partners like Google have created a

Milady MindTap: A Revolutionary Teaching Tool

Education has always been important, but in certain fields, it has been thought that you could only receive effective training in-person. Now that the pandemic has forced us to enter a more digital environment in almost every facet of our daily lives, the outlook on remote learning in fields like cosmetology, massage and esthetics have

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning

When considering an online education in fields like massage, cosmetology, esthetics and more it’s crucial to understand the differences between synchronous and asynchronous learning and the impact that will have on your online experience. Online learning has become increasingly popular in the past few years and with the ongoing pandemic it has become the only

Theoretical Vs. Practical Learning in Online Classes

Learning is a process. And learning online is no different than learning in a traditional setting. There are two main components that contribute to learning and when learning in a remote environment, these components take on a different life. Learning is meant to produce changes in an individual whether it’s acquired through taking classes at

Advances in Remote Learning

The idea of distance education has been in place for centuries, dating back to the 1800s. This type of learning emerged as a painfully slow process where teachers would teach lessons or assign homework through handwritten mail that may take weeks to arrive and the student would respond in a similar manner. Although it may

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