Aim4A's mission is encoded in its name: armed with advanced degrees and years of teaching experience, its tutors help their students acquire skills and concepts, improve them through practice, and measure their progress, all for academic excellence. In systematically structured group and private sessions, kids can either catch up to their peers by finally mastering skills they've missed or jump ahead of the class with new concepts. Whether helping students get through third grade, ace the ACT, or earn their GED, instructors can conduct virtually all courses on a one-on-one basis via Skype, ideal for those intimidated by groups or cursed to turn anything they touch to gold.
There's nothing gimmicky about Farmington Deli. The staff just lets their fresh, quality meats, cheeses, and vegetables speak for themselves. These ingredients populate a menu that highlights some traditional lunchbox stuffers—turkey and muenster-cheese sandwiches, tuna salad, and embarrassing notes from Mom—as well as a few unconventional eats, including a vegetarian sandwich stacked with cucumber and sprouts. The staff tosses ham, turkey, and swiss with crisp veggies into the chef’s salad, or serves cottage cheese atop a bed of lettuce with fresh fruit. A separate catering menu lets you treat the entire team to a tray of roll-ups, subs, fruits, or veggies.
If you hate it when you hit your smart phone with a hammer and the screen cracks, you're in luck. The Pod Drop's tempered glass screen protectors are strong enough to withstand hammer blows, and have won the repair center celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian and Kevin Durant. The father-son duo behind the shop makes screen protectors to fit most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Samsung phones, and the touch screens that have started growing into people's foreheads.
Sharper Image is the mothership of cool gadgetry, stocking all manner of electronic and modern doodads under one physical and online roof. Almost no facet of daily life is untouched by the store's stock: from sleeping to eating, relaxing to working, indoors to outdoors, there's a product on its shelves to make any activity easier or more fun. White-noise alarm clocks wake owners in the morning, but not before lulling them to sleep with clear, oceanic sounds. Digital barbecue forks test the internal temperature of grilled meats, and motion-activated desk lights give workers an illuminated runway for their paper airplanes.
The energetic hosts at My Girly Party plan lavish birthday parties and events chock full of entertainment and interactive fun. Their roster of parties—which range in theme from princess to pajama party and can be held in their private party space or on location—incorporate high-energy karaoke, tea parties, and fashion shows. The hosts also pamper their pint-sized guests with mini facials and manicures. My Girly Party also hosts soirees designed specifically for Girl Scouts, enriching their scout experience with activities like dance parties, photo shoots, and tying up stuffed animals with complex square knots.
A catnapper’s paradise awaits at Michigan Discount Mattress, where dozens of napping slabs await trial dozes. The mattress menagerie is populated with a variety of species, including beds woven from memory foam, natural latex, viscose, and soy-based natural foam. Though they range from soft, pillow-top styles to ultrafirm cement blocks, each mattress comes from a quality brand, such as Corsicana, Restonic, and Nature’s Sleep.