Tease Fitness Boutique isn’t a gym, and it isn't quite a dance studio. It’s a nonjudgmental fitness studio where women of all shapes and sizes can shimmy, slide, and kick calories—along with the monotony of standard workouts—to the curb. With a schedule filled with burlesque, flirty pole-fitness, boot-camp, and cardio classes, Vertical Tease tempts gals to enjoy their exercise routines, as the staff know that sticking to a workout, like playing catch with a baby black bear, can become difficult after a few months. Classes rotate every six weeks and are always kept small so that instructors can lavish each participant with personal attention.
Shoeboxed helps its users clear up cluttered desk drawers and streamline their accounting by turning stacks of papers, loose collections of receipts, and bulky folders into an easy-to-access online database. Whether clients need to gear up for tax season or simply organize their office, the helpful technicians at Shoeboxed take the heavy lifting out of organizing with a multi-step digitization process. First, users have multiple ways to forward their receipts: they can take a photo with a smartphone or tablet, mail them in one of the company's Magic Envelopes, send e-mails to a secure address, or print and clip them out from a browser. Once the documents reach Shoeboxed, a flesh-and-blood human—not simply one of the mindless super-soldiers cloned by the IRS—verifies each document before scanning it and uploading it into an online database protected by the same security system used by major American banks. Users can then access their information at any time from almost anywhere, as well as export the data across several different platforms, including Excel, QuickBooks, Wave, and Xero.
With a wealth of experience and education supporting her, Deborah Bird uses various methods to delve into patients' subconscious minds and root out possible psychological deterrents to quitting smoking or reducing stress. Aiming to improve their overall well-being, she focuses on reducing her clients' stress and provides tips on how to lead a healthier life in addition to performing hypnotherapy. Those seeking to improve their athletic or academic performance, overcome fear, manage pain, or enhance their relationship can also turn to Deborah, who, as a yoga teacher and still life painter, is skilled in the art of creating a safe, welcoming environment for therapy.
As one of 194 affiliates in the nation's largest dropout-prevention network, Communities In Schools of Durham (CIS) works to reduce the dropout rate by using evidence-based programs and connecting students with resources to help them achieve success, such as local corporations, civic agencies, and human-services agencies.
CIS places full-time staff members in schools, where they implement programs and form individual relationships with students who have a greater risk for dropping out. As part of its programming, CIS sponsors tours to local colleges so students can learn more about potential opportunities, gain inspiration for earning a high-school diploma, and begin to identify their ideal career path.
When searching for a hair salon that catered to children, moms Jill Simpson and Jan Sedway realized one didn’t exist, so they took matters into their own hands and created Peek-a-Do! the salon for kids. Between bright lime green walls, chairs modeled after cars and airplanes sit across from traditional black leather seats, cushioning children in need of a cut, wash, buzz, or blow out. Specialty spa packages and salon-based parties up the indulgence ante, pairing manicures with updos and souvenirs. Though the stylists specialize in kid-sized coifs, they also tend to adults’ needs with haircuts, buzz cuts, and intensive psychotherapy.
Signature service: Estate planning and small business law
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: None
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