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Rodan + Fields: A Prescription for Change

by Karyn Reagan

March 02, 2015

While at Stanford University Medical Center in the early 1980s, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields forged a friendship for the same reasons most girls do, but they were also drawn to each other for a practical reason—there just weren’t too many women in the program.

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Harland Stonecipher

by Barbara Seale

January 01, 2015

The direct selling industry lost an icon on Nov. 10 with the death of Harland Stonecipher, who founded one of the industry’s most unique companies, LegalShield. Stonecipher was 76 years old.

Party Plans on Fire

by Andrea Tortora

December 01, 2014

Ignited by emotional connections forged with customers, access to products once only available at expensive salons and an embrace of social media, a handful of party plan companies are seeing their business boom—with no signs of a slowdown.

For a company based on the science of nutrition, Mannatech’s decision to help improve the health of malnourished children around the world through its charitable programs just made sense.

USANA: Delivering a Message of Health and Hope

by Lin Grensing-Pophal

September 02, 2014

Can you imagine a world without disease? Dr. Myron Wentz can. And, in fact, he’s made it his life’s mission to contribute to creating a world free from disease and focused on wellness and health products that have impacted people in countries all over the world.

Natura: Building a Better World, One Mind at a Time

by Beth Douglass Silcox

June 29, 2014

Inclusive and equitable education for all, that’s what makes a better world. Nearly two decades ago, Natura, the largest manufacturer and direct seller of cosmetics, hygiene and beauty products in Brazil, mobilized its salesforce and committed to positively impacting public education in Latin America. Its mission was to build a better world, one mind at a time.

Sometimes those closest to financial ruin are those who find a clear path out and, perhaps unexpectedly, also discover along the way an opportunity to contribute to others in a big way. That’s the place that Orville and Heidi Thompson found themselves back in 2004.

4Life Research: Hope to See beyond Tomorrow

by Karyn Reagan

April 01, 2014

Foundation 4Life service projects focus on equipping disadvantaged individuals around the world with the tools they need to move beyond bare survival.

The Avon Foundation rallies support to raise awareness and find solutions for two causes affecting women worldwide.

Nerium: Making People Better—Together

by Karyn Reagan and DSN Staff

February 01, 2014

Nerium’s rapid growth and success is also activating a commitment and responsibility to serve. The company is still young—two full years in business—and already becoming a significant force in mentoring and changing lives.

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