Provocative, style-savvy content bursts from the bindings of Condé Nast's popular publications Allure, Lucky, Self, and Vogue. Wrap fingers around the latest summer hair trends as depicted on the pages of Allure, or learn ways to bolster features through runway-inspired makeup looks. Discerning fashionistas get schooled in the art of affordable wardrobe transformation by the glossy leaflets of Lucky, which also invites readers to study the physics behind body-slimming dresses and raid the stylish corners of The Beauty Closet without awkward encounters with skeletons. Those looking to prepare their figures for swimsuit season can take tips from the bikini body workout in Self or discover the 20 superfoods for weight loss. To prepare for a career as a paparazzi decoy, glean ideas from the best-dressed celebrities in Vogue. If balancing time among the salon, gym, and dressing room, an annual subscription to all four titles will keep you sparkling like Hollywood gold.
Each issue of Bon Appétit stuffs the hungry minds of more than 1.4 million subscribers with dozens of recipes as well as several feature-length morsels of food news and information about restaurants and entertaining. Plus, its glossy, full-color pages sparkle with advice from professional chefs and updates on culinary trends, such as macaroons made from turduckens stuffed with cupcakes.
Using puppets for the kindergarten lesson and a video for first graders, Orange County Rape Crisis Center educators demonstrate good, bad, and confusing touches, and encourage children to speak up whenever they're uncomfortable. Lessons also equip kids with prescribed lines to help them say "no" and get help. Take-home coloring books for the students and a resource brochure for the teacher ensure that the effects of the lessons last long after the classroom sessions end.
Raymond Frye, DMD, develops convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. The Icing 30-Karats teeth-whitening system brightens beams with a professional-strength carbamide-peroxide concoction without the expense or hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gumline to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth. In as little as one 60–90 minute treatment, grins can flaunt dental gems that are noticeably whiter. The kit's full arsenal of four–six treatments continues to lavish teeth with enhanced brilliance for up to two years, depending on the severity of stains.
The Abundance Foundation was born from the collaboration of two co-ops—Chatham Marketplace and Piedmont Biofuels. They started the organization to carry out specific sustainability projects, all while teaching residents about local food, renewable energy, and community. The foundation's first project brought warm water to students in an elementary school through the use of solar power. Aiming to make all of its activities fun and engaging, it now conducts children's sustainability and energy tours that teach youth where their food and energy come from. Its do-it-yourself sustainability workshops teach adults about eco-projects, including how to make cheese, soap, and bread from scratch, and how to practice organic gardening or beekeeping.
Geneticist Dr. Michael Bleyman founded Carolina Tiger Rescue in the 1970s as a breeding sanctuary for large carnivores whose habitats had become unsafe. Its original intent was to protect wild species that were crucial to the survival of particular ecosystems, sustaining the populations until their home habitats were protected enough to support them without risk. Today, the organization protects wild cats in captivity and in nature by providing homes for abandoned or neglected cats, raising awareness about the threats to these animals, and assisting with conservation efforts in rainforests and wild habitats. Carolina Tiger Rescue currently houses more than 70 carnivores, including tigers, black leopards, ocelots, caracals, servals, and kinkajous. Many of the facility's residents have been rescued from dangerous situations in urban spaces and private breeding facilities. Now they have a lifelong home in re-created natural habitats.