As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning Center helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school by utilizing a personalized tutoring approach to develop a learned legion of students of all ages. During the initial visit, your child will partake in a Sylvan skills assessment (a $195 value), which highlights any trouble spots or unflattering stripes and serves as a baseline for future progress.
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 at home (with corresponding cables, sold separately), and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Screen-protector two-packs for the Impulse 4G andd Xperia Play keep displays smudge and glare free ($15 each). Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case 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 offers a smooth gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or belly-button lint masquerading as pocket lint ($30 each). 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).
With over 80,000 readers across southwestern Kansas, The Hutchinson News is the third-largest daily paper in the state. Founded on the fourth of July in 1872, the publication draws from a rich legacy of respected, professional journalism, covering everything happening in the state, from bills making their way through the legislature to current events in small towns and rural counties. National and international stories give readers a wider perspective on the world, and thought-provoking editorial pieces interpret the news from multiple viewpoints. Lifestyle reporting, sports coverage, and special features keep readers in the know with rundowns of high school, college, and pro sporting events, upcoming festivals, and listings for jobs, properties, and sales.
Imaginary Designs' catalog of recycled and fused glass earrings, necklaces and bracelets, and jewelry-making kits offer a kaleidoscope of glittery accouterments. Adorn your ears with earrings that come in all shapes and sizes, including the butterscotch truffle ($14.95) and the green apple sparkle drops ($7.95), or tie your head and neck together with a matching earring and necklace set ($20.95–$54.95). For thematic self-decorating, peruse a plethora of product lines including the whimsical Signature Line and the Lost My Marbles! collection, which repurposes marbles for fashion and ensures heroism when faced with clumsy home invaders, or daring DIYers can determine their own bejeweled beautification with glass jewelry-making kits ($8.95–$13.95). The owners, a husband-and-wife team named Frank and Nancy, turn amateur artists into competent craftsmen with jewelry-making, crocheting, and algebra classes.
Chefs on Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters use it, Rachael Ray loves it, and Wolfgang Puck's Los Angeles Food and Wine event uses it exclusively. Its success stems from its simplicity—a knife and fork combined into one: the Knork. Knork founder Mike Miller stumbled onto this idea while on a date at a pizzeria. He was frustrated in his attempts to neatly eat his slice with a fork, and found a solution that serves as both a cutting and piercing device. Though at first glance it may look like a standard fork, the Knork's beveled edges and broadly curved outer tines can slice through fruit, pizza, vegetables, and fish without being so sharp as to endanger diners' fingers. The Knork line of elegant flatware extends to stainless steel spoons, knives, and serving utensils as well. The tableware comes in high-gloss, matte, or dual-toned finishes, and is ergonomically designed for maximal comfort.
Nutty Guys sports a massive selection of nuts, dried fruit, candied delights, organic goodies, and more. Legume fundamentalists will raise fists in solidarity at the chance to buy both raw peanuts and raw Spanish peanuts (each starting at $3.33/8 oz.), while nut progressives can try punishingly powerful wasabi peanuts ($3.01/8 oz.). Fuel snack times with mango cubes ($3.75) and apple-juice-sweetened blueberries ($6.38/8 oz.), or sweeten a stash with chocolate-covered pretzels ($3.78/8 oz.), cinnamon-toffee almonds ($4.73/8 oz.), or cinnamon gummy bears ($3.28/8 oz.).