New Zealand spa therapist Danielle Sandall is debuting a new facial that creates a mask of thin gold squares rubbed into the skin. Sandall, with Nite Spa in Blenheim, New Zealand, will demonstrate the therapy at the upcoming Blenheim Home & Garden Show on Friday. Gold-mask facials, she says, reduce the appearance of age in the skin.
Shop.org executive director Vicki Cantrell made Retail Info Systems News' list of retail's seven top influentials for 2013, alongside Build-A-Bear Workshops tech chief Dave Finnegan and Moosejaw Mountaineering vice president Michael Moore. Executives from Sears, American Apparel, Canadian Tire and Destination XL round out the list.
Texas schools are unlikely to have new science textbooks until at least 2013, according to officials who cite the state's budget crisis as the reason for the delay. On Tuesday, state school board members put off approval of the new texts -- a decision that will temporarily save about $500 million. However, in spring 2012, students will take science exams based on the state's newly adopted science curriculum but without the textbooks that cover new material.
A California high school has canceled plans for a "stay-at-home" field trip for seniors after it was questioned by parents and district officials for lacking educational value. The students were to stay home for three days while underclassmen participated in testing. The principal said without the "stay-cation" -- a tradition she inherited at the school -- seniors are forced to sit in the auditorium.