Provocative, style-savvy content bursts from the bindings of Condé Nast's popular publications, all rich with thought-provoking subjects and articles. 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 imitate expertly curated street style. Guys can thumb through the pages of Details to read up on emerging trends, such as new artisanal vodkas or the best cufflinks to keep hands from falling off. Those looking to prepare their figures for swimsuit season can take tips from the bikini-body workout in Self or can 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. With brain-building Wired articles in hand, techies can spend a year solving philosophical riddles, such as the physics of a football punt or which media players best suit their lifestyles.
The licensed and insured crew at A-1 Cleaning revivifies homes and offices with eco-friendly products. During basic cleaning sessions, crews bring their own equipment to mop floors, vacuum carpets, and sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces. They’re also on hand to clean up after a social event or love tap from a wrecking ball.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone—with corresponding cables, sold separately, and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Two-packs of screen protectors for the Impulse 4G and Xperia Play ($15) keep displays smudge-free and glare-free. Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case ($30) grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones ($30) offers a smooth, gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or bellybutton lint masquerading as pocket lint. Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini stereo-speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity aims to eliminate substandard housing by building, renovating, and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families. As part of the process of receiving a Habitat home, these partner families commit to 500 hours of sweat equity, helping to build the homes and then making zero-interest monthly mortgage payments. Cincinnati Habitat volunteer crews build about 20 homes a year in the Cincinnati area.
Run Pest Control's technicians keep buildings both safe and free of pests while staying up-to-date on industry advances. The undesirable critters they target range from insects—such as cockroaches, bed bugs, and termites—to food-stealing rodents and roommates. To rid homes of such nuisances, the technicians take a three-step approach. After thoroughly inspecting problem areas, they classify the types of pests present and design custom integrated pest management systems. Then, once the small monsters have been thwarted, they help customers take steps to prevent future infestations, clean up messes, and repair damages caused by barbarian mice.