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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.
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.
At Montross Quarter Horses, Inc., instructors John and Laura Montross teach students of all skill levels how to ride starting at the age of four. Backed by vast experience, the duo combines its equestrian expertise during private and semi-private lessons, offered in both English and Western riding styles. Lessons are tailored to individual goals, and emphasize fundamentals, proper horsemanship, and proper grooming techniques. The Montross' facility presents students with a number of different riding areas, including trails and indoor and outdoor arenas for year-round practicing.
At Chapel Hill Pet Resort, your dog may have a better place to stay than you do. Instead of being cooped up in its cage or forced to lead your work meetings with your most important clients, it can enjoy outdoor playing time in a shaded astroturf yard, cool off in pink and blue kiddie pools, chase new canine friends down a plastic slide, or follow the neon-yellow trail of a tennis ball. When the dogs come in for nap time, staff members treat them to Frosty Paws or peanut-butter-stuffed Kongs before they settle in on soft blue blankets.
If your dog has special needs or is shy or geriatric, the employees provide it with more one-on-one time in a private area. Owners who are dreading being left behind for their dogs' first day of daycare can set up tours of the premises to ease their qualms.
Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linguistics Programming, Alan Konell puts his skills in hypnotherapy to use to help others. For the past 30 years he's assisted clients with stubborn challenges such as losing weight and quitting smoking. Through the power of suggestion, he can help clients study better or find pain relief without the use of prescription medication.