You might have to travel to the future to find a more technologically advanced dental office. At Life Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Hayatt wields such modern dental tools as VELscope technology, which reveals tumors invisible to the naked eye. Diagnodent lasers spot easy-to-overlook cavities, and Cerec 3D equipment can craft a porcelain crown in as little time as it takes the Statue of Liberty to blink: about one hour.
At Spirit Lift, plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform surgical and nonsurgical body-contouring services in a med spa that resembles a meditation retreat. A garden of bamboo plants sprouts up under the reed ceilings of the lobby, surrounding patrons waiting to walk into warmly decorated treatment rooms. Using the latest technology and the most effective wizard staffs, the doctors perform services such as breast augmentation, face-lifts, laser resurfacing, and liposuction.
Creative clients brush layers of vibrant, nontoxic paint onto a wide selection of pieces at Daydreams Ceramic Café. The wood- and earth-tone-accented shop, with a feel akin to a rustic winery, lines shelves with blank bowls, vases, mugs, and figurines. After a creative slathering, staff members glaze each piece and fire it in in the café's 2,000-degree kiln for up to two days, rendering it glossy and safe for food, microwaves, dishwashers, and teething pets. The café charges no studio fee for its visiting artists and allows them to return as many times as necessary to complete their masterworks—features which may have helped it to snag a 2011 Best Arts & Crafts award from CityVoter.
The Eastwood Community Church promotes itself as a safe haven for practicing the Christian faith without imposition or garnishing. Pastors here preach in their casual wear, and look the same as the people they’re preaching to. Their motto speaks volumes about the attitude that they promote: “Church for the Rest of Us.” The best thing about the Eastwood Community Church is that they’re not afraid to go into topics that other churches shy away from, casting the light of faith on whatever troubles might be troubling the country or world at any given time. They’re more than just a church; they’re a community, where belonging comes first and foremost.
With more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other wholesome ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. In addition to their extensive juice menu, their commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its steel-cut slow-cooked oatmeal. Customers can also kick-start their days with six varieties of Energy Bowls?nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
NuYo offers self-serve topping and yogurt stations, allowing patrons to remain at the dessert-designing wheel while keeping the planet in mind with eco-friendly practices. The sacchariferous storefront offers 10 to 16 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, as well as flavors of the month and nonfat, non-dairy, and no-sugar options. A cup of frozen yogurt or shaved ice can be ambrosially adorned with more than 50 topping options. Opt for the pomegranate seeds, blackberries, and mandarins to lightly sweeten a cold cup, or the brownies, Andes mints, and Reese's Pieces to satisfy a chocolate craving. All frozen treats and toppings are $0.39 per ounce. The team at NuYo Frozen Yogurt also promotes environmentally conscious practices at the stores with recyclable containers, compostable spoons, and by donating shaved ice to replenish melting glaciers.