As one of the largest authorized retailers for AT&T, Mobile Communications equips conversers with phones, accessories, and services to fit various lifestyles. Requiring a two-year agreement for activation and upgrades, the impressive phones—including GoPhones, data phones, smartphones, and 4G phones—assure that talk meets its technological match. Smartphones, including the Samsung Captivate ($99), impersonate small computers with 16 gigabytes of memory, a keyboard touchscreen, and that new microprocessor smell. Built from recycled plastics, the Samsung Evergreen supports MP3 files and graces fingertips with a qwerty keyboard ($69.99). For more advanced technophiles, the 4G Motorola Atrix's 4-inch screen displays crisp videos powered by a dual-core 1-gigahertz processor ($199.99), and the 4G HTC Inspire runs on the Android 2.2 operating system and records videos in 720 high definition ($99.99).
Like building a home, losing weight involves the interlocking of several pieces. The weight-loss architects at Physicians Weight Control build healthy physiques upon four pillars. Diet plans personalized to the client’s lifestyle control intake of nutrients and fat, fueling the clinic's aerobic-exercise plans. The last two pillars—appetite suppressants and vitamin supplements—combine to keep energy levels up and re-create the rush of swallowing a candy bar whole once the client starts eating smaller meals.
When she was a host of Philadelphia morning news program “Eye Opener,” Marlie Hall consumed her fair share of coffee, donuts, and other breakfast goodies. Between her love for food, her job, and her lifestyle though, she didn’t think she could ever drop the weight she had put on from those treats. But through her efforts, she surprised herself—and the staff of the weight loss clinic—by losing 21 pounds. In her video testimony, she also attributes much of her success to her program’s herbal supplements, which she says curbed her appetite and filled her with energy.
Marlie’s journey is much like other success stories shared by Soza Clinic clients who have chosen its medically supervised weight loss programs. Based on client needs, a program may include nutritional counseling, personal training, and psychological or psychiatric counseling. Clients may also benefit from vitamin B12 injections or other products that can help boost energy and increase metabolism. Along with specific programs, the clinic also offers skin-tightening and body-contouring treatments that use radio frequency energy to stimulate lymphatic drainage and shrink fat cells.
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields a comprehensive collection of data that tutors use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course.
La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.