Happy Oral Health Day

Oral Health Magazine recently shared a post about the global public oral health.

Smarter LifeStyle Network allows dentists to educate patients through videos and interactive tablets where patients can learn more about the latest best oral health practices.

This article appeared originally on March 20,2017 at Oral Health. Thank you to Oral Health Magazine for giving us permission to share with our audience. 

“Today on World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation is myth busting what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, encouraging them to become better informed and take action. Oral health is integral to our general health and well-being; impacting every aspect of our lives.

The results from a survey carried out in 12 countries, by YouGov on behalf of FDI, exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do. Eight of the countries reported that 50 percent or more of the people surveyed think it is important to brush your teeth straight after every main meal. Brazil, Mexico, Egypt and Poland were the worst offenders of this incorrect oral health practice (84%, 81%, 62% and 60% respectively). FDI recommends waiting at least 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth to avoid weakening tooth enamel.
“These survey results highlight an alarming discrepancy between knowledge and actual good oral health practices,” said Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President. “We want everyone to take control of their oral health this World Oral Health Day and understand that by adopting good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up, they can help protect their mouths. A healthy mouth allows us to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease. Good oral health matters and translates to a better quality of life.”

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To learn more about World Oral Health Day. 

This article appeared originally on March 20,2017 at Oral Health. Thank you to Oral Health Magazine for giving us permission to share with our audience. 

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About the Featured Photo: Edgewood Dental Associates uses Smarter LifeStyle Network to engage and educate patients about proper oral health. An associate hands a patient a tablet as he checks in for his appointment. Photo by: Frank Olma, Olma Photography.

About the Featured Photo: Edgewood Dental Associates uses Smarter LifeStyle Network to engage and educate patients about proper oral health. An associate hands a patient a tablet as he checks in for his appointment. Photo by: Frank Olma, Olma Photography. 

Rock Star Color: Modern Salon

A big thank you to Modern Salon Magazine for sharing their talent with our readers! The article is originally from Modern Salon September 2016 by Beauty and Fashion Director, Maggie Mulhern. 
Color Conversion: The Rock Star Tweak 

By Maggie Mulhern

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“Joy is the quintessential rock star,” says Eva Scrivo of her singer, songwriter and voice coach client. “She has been making music for almost all of her life. At 57, she rides her bicycle all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, is active and energetic, and is clearly not defined by her age. I wanted to give her a look that embodied that youthful feel.”Scrivo, known as the “Princess of Balayage,” knew some well placed highlights (to brighten the look) and lowlights (for dimension), along with a slight color conversion through a neutral toning, would bring out the best in her rocker client.

Read the rest of the article at Modern Salon

Smarter LifeStyle Tips: Recognizing the Importance of Rest

Thank you to Spirituality & Health Magazine for allowing us to share their tips for a Smarter LifeStyle with our readers.  Recognizing the Importance of Rest

By: Kalia Kelmenson

We are a culture of go-getters. Often we feel guilty for taking a break and stepping away from our work. Recent research shows that it may be that stepping away is the very thing we need in order to be more creative and productive.

When you have had a long day at the office, you may be tempted to drop into the couch with a glass of wine and the remote control, but this form of turning off may not be the one that actually restores you. In his recent book Rest: Why you Get More Done when you Work Less, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang explores the world of deeply restorative and deliberate down time. It turns out that tapping into your creative potential includes some very important acts of tuning out the focused mind. Try these new ideas for rest the next time you feel empty of ideas or energy:

Read the rest of Kalia Kelmenson’s blog at Spirituality & Health…

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Inspired Make Up: Modern Salon

Smarter LifeStyle Network is coming to a salon near you.  We are grateful to Modern Salon to share their expertise in the beauty industry to our viewers.

Smarter LifeStyle Network is in better health and beauty locations, and is unique in that video is synced to monitors and interactive tablets.  Clients and Patients can interact with the venue directly through specific surveys, to get coupons, or to review educational information or check out the salon’s latest style.

Today, we share an article originally published on ModernSalon.com that was written by Jamie Newman.

Spring is around the corner, right?

Read a piece of the article below, and to find out the step-by-step process, click the link to visit ModernSalon.com.

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7-Step Greenery-Inspired Makeup Look

Jamie Newman | January 30, 2017 | 11:20 AM
“With a disposable eye shadow sponge applicator, I pressed in the beautiful bright green from Aqua Pear Eye Color Trio to the center of the eye lid,” Skubis says. “When viewed from different angles, the multiple colors shift from the dark brown to the bright metallic green. So pretty!”
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery, a vibrant yellow-green, and according to Pantone, the color is meant to celebrate new beginnings and the desire to rejuvenate and revitalize.Green symbolizes life, energy, ambition, harmony, financial success and more, an ethereal and inspiring outlook for the year ahead.Dare to experiment with shades of nature’s neutral color—from bright key lime to toned-down sage—in clients’ beauty looks. Whether it be a twist on a smokey eye, blend of bold hair color, emerald manicure or swipe of jade eyeliner, green can give an unexpected pop to a guest’s look who typically stays within a range of neutral hues.”

Read the Rest of the Article at ModernSalon.com

 

 

GenOne Media Group at Hire Up Event

Today, GenOne Media Group will be attending Pittsburgh Tech Council’s Hire Up Event.

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GenOne Media Group:  Here’s a little about us at Smarter LifeStyle Network.

The opportunity for an exclusive channel to exert real influence at a critical time and place is here.  GenOne Media Group has leveraged decades of digital out-of-home advertising experience along with the latest in tablet technology to create an unparalleled interactive media offering.

Smarter LifeStyle Network brings high-tech and high-touch interactivity, and shows the latest in fashion, beauty and wellness programming on high-def screens and tablets placed throughout high-traffic and high dwell time waiting and reception areas in health, dental, and beauty venues.

Customized content on Smarter LifeStyle network includes information about the business, retail products or high margin services. Clients can interact and engage through surveys, coupons, contests and more.   According to market research companies, digitally derived alternative media has been show to have a substantially higher recall than that of traditional media.

Smarter LifeStyle Network:  Engage.  Educate.  Entertain.

GenOne Media Group is in need of Marketing Interns to become ambassadors for the brand in our locations.  These interns will be trained to interact with the technology as well as business owners and clients in their reception area.  This is an opportunity to learn in a fast-paced high-tech environment

Graphic artists and web developers are needed for our team to provide high quality art and production quality assets for marketing, development and network production departments.

Smarter LifeStyle Network in Salon Today

Smarter LifeStyle Network is excited to be featured on Salon Today.  Salon Owners, this is your year to increase your bottom line and increase client retention.  Read more at Salon Today!

 

Smarter LifeStyle Network Sponsors

Where Quantity Meets Quality

Smarter LifeStyle Network is a digital out-of-home network that is placed strategically in venues with quality dwell times. Tablets and traditional televisions play customizable health, wellness, and general lifestyle video segments with familiar 30- second commercials throughout.

This combination allows consumers to interact with the brands through the buttons or ads on the tablet, and the brand reaches consumers at the point of consideration.

Smarter LifeStyle Network gives advertisers something new that no other company can offer: brands are literally in the hands of the consumers.

Consumers are called to action and empowered to engage with the content. Coupons, free trial offers, contest entries or requests for more information are all at their fingertips-in a trusted venue.

What would you pay to be in your customers’ hands? Literally.

Key Features:

  • 11.6” interactive tablets
  • Video synced between tablets and TV
  • Traditional :30 Commercial Spot
  • Interactive digital ads
  • Sponsored Content

Benefits:

  • Target consumers by specific demographic in real time
  • Hyper-local content customization
  • 62% ad awareness
  • Data capture
  • 40% improvement in branding and recall of advertisement

Results

  • Over 2000 viewers/venue/month
  • Average wait time = 24 minutes
  • Up to 60% Click Through Rate

• Average Dwell Time = 8 minutes

Smarter LifeStyle: Meditation 

Smarter LifeStyle tips and tricks for today! Meditate.

Did you know that meditation is proven to ease stress, allow for better productivity and can even make you more compassionate? Well, all of those things are possible.

Meditation doesn’t have to be done on a mat in a yoga studio or spiritual center, it can be done before while you’re getting ready in the morning or any time you have to be quiet.

Meditation can focus on the following: breathing, a specific object, an image or a mantra.

You focus on whatever you choose and you sit, walk, or lie down.

Just doing this for a set amount of time each day could have wonderful impacts on your health and productivity.

Today’s tip for a Smarter LifeStyle: Meditation.

Smarter LifeStyle: Drink More Water

Smarter LifeStyle Network bring healthy living tips to you at salons and waiting rooms nationwide!  Check back for tips and tricks often!

Most of us do not drink enough water every day:  Did you know that our bodies are more than 60% water?

The benefits of drinking water not only include helping our bodies to function by helping to eliminate waste and move nutrients through our bodies but also  can aid in weight loss.When we are hydrated our bodies don’t tend to retain as much water, therefore making our bodies function more efficiently and weigh less. It also makes you feel less hungry.

Stay tuned for the next tips and tricks of the day! And thanks for watching Smarter LifeStyle Network!

Is Everything You Know about Happiness Wrong?

According to Sonja Lyubomirsky’s new book, what should make you happy sometimes doesn’t—and what shouldn’t make you happy often does!

Did you ever think marrying the love of your life would make you happy only to find yourself miserable two years into your marriage? Or have you ever been so unhappy at work that you decided to quit your job only to discover later how much you miss it, especially now that the economy has fallen apart?

According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, you are not alone: we are all subject to wrong-headed thinking about what will make us happy (or unhappy).

As she argues in her new book, The Myths of Happiness, any of us hold on to fallacious ideas about happiness, thinking we’d be happier if we had the right relationship, job, health, or… [fill in the blank]. The problem is that these thoughts keep us stuck and don’t reflect the reality of how one cultivates happiness in life.

Researchers have long known that we have happiness set points that play a role in determining how happy we can be. If we have moments of great joy or sorrow, we will, generally speaking, return to our happiness set point down the road. But luckily our set points are not inflexible, and we can actually do things to help us become happier people overall, which is what Lyubomirsky’s book aims to teach.

Each chapter in Lyubomirsky’s book deals with one of the myths of happiness, helping readers to identify what assumptions are in play and how to counteract them. For example, in chapter one, titled “I’ll Be Happy When…I’m Married to the Right Person,” she explains the phenomenon called hedonic adaptation, a kind of diminishing return on happiness. As we experience happiness highs, we soon become inured to them, taking them for granted, and needing more in order to be happy.

How this plays out in relationships is obvious: the first kiss is never as exciting as the next, the honeymoon lasts only the first year, etc. When we don’t recognize this fact of life, Lyubomirsky warns, we risk expecting more from our relationship than it can possibly give and end up making poor decisions, like ending our relationship instead of nurturing it.

How can we counteract hedonic adaptation? Lyubomirsky suggests fostering appreciation for our partner, even as we realize he or she is not perfect.

“Appreciating our relationship compels us to extract the maximum possible satisfaction from it and helps us to be grateful for it, relish it, savor it, and not take it for granted,” she writes.

Cultivating appreciation also helps us to feel better about ourselves, more connected to others, more motivated to nurture the relationship, and less likely to compare our situation to others and become envious, she writes.

Research shows that novelty and surprise can also help keep the love alive, according to Lyubomirsky. When we are surprised by something, we tend to “stand to attention and hence are more likely to appreciate it, to contemplate it, and remember it.” She suggests shaking up our routines, trying out new restaurants or activities, learning a new sport or language together, or even doing something wacky together. Anything novel can be a path to greater happiness in our relationship…as long as it’s focused on positive experiences, of course.

Lyubomirsky’s book deals with many of the big life issues, such as having kids, finding meaningful work, making enough money, experiencing declining health with age, and looking back on life with regrets. Each chapter tackles a happiness fallacy—e.g., I can’t be happy if I’m broke, or I won’t be happy until I have kids—with the same kind of analysis and research-based tips for overcoming them.

Her main message is that we can all learn to apply what’s known about happiness to our own life circumstance and make better choices for ourselves. Unlike Daniel Gilbert’s book, Stumbling on Happiness—which, though amusing, painted a pretty bleak picture of the human search for happiness—Lyubormirsky’s book gives readers a clear guide for how to apply research on happiness to our lives in a concrete, meaningful way.

Of course, reading this book can’t change those past decisions. But, if you follow at least some of Lyubomirsky’s suggestions, it might make your future a little brighter.

Article courtesy of GGSC: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu